Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lazy Saturday

There's nothing like a spotless house, sleeping toddlers, and happily playing boys to allow me to relax on the couch, with a cool 68° cross draft and a weeks worth of Young and the Restless on dvr to watch. This is the first time my pregnant body has been able to relax in, I don't know how long.

Yesterday, I was at my witts end with the house. Its always a mess, always disorganized and just smells. I had had enough. So I put Declan to work. Since he is still on punishment, I had him scrub all the walls and floor boards in the kitchen, dining room, and living room. I scrubbed both bathrooms, walls and floors. Scrubbed all the walls in the hallway too. Spent over an hour vacuuming my living room, (we have a vacuum with a dirt sensor, it turns green when all the dirt is completely sucked up. I like to have a completely green and ran Scooba (robot mop) on the kitchen floor twice. I scrubbed all the windows in the kitchen and living room and dusted the mantle and end tables. I even washed the couch cover, thanks to Dee-duh the shedding cat. I did 6 loads of laundry and mopped the front hallway. Lastly, I cleaned my room. Now the house smells nice and looks clean too. I can relax and enjoy feeling my baby do flips in my belly!

One more exciting tidbit of news, Sean won a trip from work to a 5 star, all expenses paid resort in Florida. First class flight and all. He was in the top 100 performing RSMs in the company and #1 in our state. He even met with the CEO of the company yesterday. I'm so proud of him. He does so much and works so hard for us. They want him to move up in the company, but he's happy with where he is now. The trip is in April, right around our 10 anniversary!! I'm hoping Mom will stay with the kids for the weekend!
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

17 weeks and counting

Here's a 17 week belly shot. It seems the more children you have, the sooner your belly starts to show....lucky me. I am now able to feel the little bumps he makes when I'm trying to go to sleep. Sean still can't feel it, but he will in a few weeks. I Went to the doctor Monday. Everything is great. His heart rate was 150. Good strong heartbeat. My doctor also said all my blood work came back and I have no anemia problems so far. One weird thing I noticed about this Dr office, they don't offer prenatal vitamins. In fact, they have never once mentioned them. Not sure if I should ask or not, but Sean bought me over the counter prenatal and dha vitamins, so I've got it covered.

The doctor also thought it was funny that I was calling the baby a "him". I said, well that's what I was told it was. He asked, where did you hear that. I looked at him with a puzzled look on my face and answered, from the ultrasound. He said, you had a 14 week ultrasound, the sex can't be definite until around 20 weeks. Well, maybe so, but I saw his "package" from two different angles, and there was definitely something hanging between his legs, and it wasn't the cord....LOL. I have a picture to prove it!!

On a not so nice note, we had an incident with Declan and our next door neighborhood the other day. The boys were out back playing when the lady and her partner were out in their yard as well. Cian and Fionn kept talking to her. Of course Declan comes running in to tell us she was talking to them. Sean told the boys not to talk to strangers, but they continued to talk to her. Well, Declan decided to take matters into his own hands and threw a handful of dirt over the wall and it hit her. Fionn comes running in to tells us what he did, so of course Sean runs right out there to see what was going on. Sure enough, it was true. Sean apologized up and down to the women and made Declan do the same. He wouldn't give us an answer as to why he did it, but we knew. So he is grounded for two weeks from all family activities. Sean feels very strongly that we need to nip this sort of behavior in the bud before it gets worse, so this was the harshest punishment he has ever received.

I can't believe he did something like that. As much as we pound human respect and kindness into their brains, its just shocking and disappointing to me and Sean. That's the kind of behavior that will land him in jail as an adult. It scares me to think he could choose to go down that path. I may be overreacting a bit, but he's my son and I only want what's best for him. I expect him to treat others as he would want to be treated....sigh.
On a happier note, Lizzie is officially walking, EVERYWHERE, on her own. Its like something just snapped in her little brain the other day. Its kind of sad, since she's now a full fledged toddler. She not the baby anymore. She is really cute though.

Well, thank you all for the wonderful comments! Hope you are having a great week!
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Friday, January 14, 2011

We're having.......

So, its official.....we're having another..........BOY! Oh joy. I'm not thrilled, but as long as he's healthy, I guess we'll keep him...LOL. Sean thinks it hilarious. I guess he'll get him basketball team after all.
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