December 11, 2008
We just got back from our appointment with the Perinatologist. Thank god that the ultrasound came back clear, and everything looks great. Also we found out that we've been blessed with another boy. We had already expected that, so it really wasn't much of a shock. I'm so relieved that our little Carter Jay is healthy, and he is growing right on target. We can't wait to meet him, and hold him in our arms. Until that day, we (OK I) will be shopping for all of his needs. Now to figure out which bedding we want to do.
December 8, 2008
With Michael being gone, I decided to take the kids on a shopping trip with Grandma on Saturday. The kids were awesome! I took my big double stroller that I literally had to dust off because I haven't used it in so long. Mikey brought his Leapster and played on that for most of the way. The miracle part of this story is that Mikey finally sat on Santa's lap. I can't believe it! He's been scared to death of him since he was about 18 months old and had a bad Santa experience (another story). Anyway, we actually got a cute pic of Mikey and Jovie on his lap. Afterward we went to Red Robin for lunch where Mikey decided he wanted to play the claw game. He walks up to the machine and sees a Buzz Lightyear buried in the back. He says to me "I'm gonna get that Buzz"... I think to myself "yeah, right". He sticks the coins in, uses the joystick, and actually snags the Buzz by the arm, and pulled him out of the huge pile. I couldn't believe that he actually won it, and I know that it was pure luck! Needless to say, he thinks that he is all that right now.
On an even better note, Michael is coming home tomorrow!!! Yay!! I'm so excited to see him, and spend some time with him before our appointment with the specialist on Thursday. He is only home until Sunday morning, and then he won't be home until Christmas Eve. I'm definitely going to have my hands full getting everything ready for Christmas on my own, but I feel like I'm up for the challenge.
December 3, 2008
We've had an interesting week so far. Michael was called to go to Nevada because of a big derailment that needs to be fixed. Right now it's looking like he won't be home for most of this month. He will definitely be home for our big appointment with the Perinatologist next week, but will most likely have to go back right after that. The kids and I miss him so much, but we're handling things just fine. I'm really thankful that he has a good and steady job that allows him to provide for our family, and him going out of town occasionally is just part of it. Other than that, there's really not much new going on here. I've been busy selling on Ebay, and trying to finish up our Christmas shopping. On a good note, Mikey is now sleeping through the night without a Pull-Up. It has been an entire week with no accidents. I'm so proud of him, and glad that I don't have to buy those anymore. Now I'm down to Jovie in pull-ups at night, and a new baby to start all over again with :)