Don’t forget to read about our first two days of school here!
Tomorrow is the BIG day! I am so excited and a bit nervous too.
Sunday & yesterday, I was so nervous and just felt so worried about the baby’s health. I couldn’t help feeling like we’ve been blessed with 3 beautiful healthy children, why wouldn’t we have a baby with something wrong? I know that sounds awful, but I read a lot of blogs & pray for a lot of people & children with health problems & it’s really opened my eyes to the fact that we really do need to appreciate our health & count that as such a blessing.
That being said, I don’t have a bad feeling about this baby – in fact, I feel in my heart that everything is okay. I think my nerves got the best of me the past couple of days. But yesterday, I really prayed a lot and gave it to the Lord. And today I am feeling really good and excited about our ultrasound tomorrow! I know that this baby is in His hands and Lord-willing, the baby will be fine and healthy (I have no reason to believe otherwise!)
My ultrasound is tomorrow morning at 11 am. My dear friend, Melissa, is going to watch the kids so Nate & I can go to the appointment together. I am so excited about this – the last time we went to an ultrasound alone was when I was pregnant with Nathan! This time, we can experience it together without the other kids interrupting! And I am so excited to be able to find out the gender together – how fun will that be?! With Joshua, I had to go back alone & it just isn’t the same hearing that news without Nate.
Please pray that everything goes well & also that our little one cooperates so we can find out if it’s a boy or a girl! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to start calling this baby by name and stop using “it” which I find so impersonal!
My gut feeling is GIRL, which Nate agrees with and also my dad, who has accurately predicted the other three kids. Either way, we will love & adore this baby & we are so excited about him/her!
I may not get a chance to update until later tomorrow evening so if you don’t hear anything, don’t assume something is wrong. If I get the okay from Nate (who still hasn’t 100% confirmed our name choices), then I will announce the name too! 🙂
After we get back from the appointment, Nate is going to watch our kids & Melissa’s 2 little girls so Melissa & I can go to the outlets & do some shopping. I have been dying to get some baby clothes & tomorrow I finally can! I can’t wait! 🙂 Aren’t I blessed to have such a wonderful husband who is so willing to babysit like that? Thank you SO much, hon!
Then, after that, I will be watching all 5 kids (I guess we’re all taking our turn with babysitting tomorrow!) for a couple hours after dinner, while Nate & Melissa go to church for a meeting about our church’s annual Game Day!
Tomorrow will be a very busy day!
And nope, I’m not going to attempt to do school. It’s okay – part of homeschooling! We’ll make it up! 🙂
Now, here’s a few pictures from our weekend:
Nathan built a “teepee”:
And a “fire pit” too:
Nate took Nathan to the fire station to get a campfire permit, but it turns out our town now requires someone to come out and “inspect” the area before issuing a permit. So the fire department came out in style on Sunday afternoon, parking this big monster in front of our house:
I had to run across the road and assure our neighbors that everything was just fine! Needless to say, it was all very exciting for the kids!
Nathan caught a grasshopper:
And Joshua, protesting his long sleeve pajamas. He was not happy about the sleeves & footies! But it got chilly on Sunday night – 60 degrees. Poor boy is going to have to get used to it. Fall is in the air around here!
On Friday evening (back-tracking a little), we decided to take the kids out for a special treat. There was a small carnival visiting just down the road, so we took them out for a few rides.
Emily was very excited to go on the “apple ride”:The giant blow-up slide was a huge hit too:
I think the swings were a favorite. I was a little hesitant to let Emily go, but Nate thought it would be fine and it turned out, the ride didn’t go very high at all, so it was perfectly safe. Emily LOVED it – Nathan enjoyed it too:
The carnival was a hit, and it also helped teach Nathan an important lesson about limits. When the tickets ran out, that was it!
Oh a quick tidbit: I went to the chiropractor this afternoon because I’ve been having some sciatic/hip pain (something in that area) lately and I was hoping he could help me out. I love our chiro – he’s only 5 minutes away, only charges $30 a visit, and is quick to fit me in. He also has such a friendly office – it’s just him and his 2 labs which the kids enjoy.
When we get back to the room, I put Joshua on the floor (very clean, nice carpeted office in the chiro’s home) and tell Nathan & Emily to keep an eye on him while I am getting worked on. I lean against the table, which the chiro tilts down (if you’ve ever been to a chiropractor, you know what I’m talking about) and Joshua did NOT like that. He cried, but then sniffled and watched carefully. The chiro finishes working on me and by this point, Joshua had crawled to right next to me (of course Emily & Nathan were more interested in the dogs than in their little brother.) Well when the chiropractor hit the button to tilt the table back up so I could stand up easily, Joshua lost it and started screaming. Poor little guy was so upset about what was going on with Mama. I picked him up and he immediately settled down. It was kind of cute though that he was so worried about me. My sweet little boy.