Monday, July 6, 2015

Our Family of Three (for one more day!)

Well folks, we are ready to have this baby on Tuesday! Nana is here, I stocked my freezer with casseroles and crockpot dinners, the house is (pretty) clean, and the nursery finally came together...it actually turned out even prettier than I’d pictured, although my photography skills don't do it justice.





So quick, before I pop, here’s an update on our family of three, soon to be four. We had family photos taken a few weeks ago, and I really love these shots of Caleb.















Caleb is now almost 20 months old, but he has the vocabulary of a 3 year old. Unlike his mom, this kid is quite a talker! I made list of all the words he uses (uses, not imitates) so I can look back on it later...I’m sure I missed a few, though.

Daddy
Mommy
Yeah
No
Basketball
Shoes
Slide
Jesus
Go
Cheese
Juice
Water
Berries (“Bees”)
Milk
Apple
Outside
Football
Soccer
“There We Go”
Uh-Oh
Owie
Please
Thank You
Diaper
Pee-pee
Poo-poo
Ew
Stinky
Dog
Car
Vroom
Roar
Kitty
Ellie (our cat)
Night-Night
Bye

Eyes
Nose
Ears
Hair
Chin
Cheeks
Mouth
Toes
Fingers
Bear
Mine
Blocks
Train
All Done
Chair
Boat
Bug
Bee
Monkey
Candy
Yummy
Cup
Bread
More
Run
Dance
Yay!
Jump
Bubbles
Draw
Color
A, B, C, etc. (knows letters)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (counts)
Shirt
That

There
Phone
Book
Whee!
Movie
Show
Ball
Bird
Horse
Duck
Baby
Swing
Hat
Button
Broken
Door
Clothes
Help
Tree
Flower
Trampoline (“Leen”)
Computer
Cookie
Popsicle
Cold
Hot
My Room
Prayer
Scriptures
Baby Sister
Lydia
Papa (Grandpa)
Nana (Grandma)
I Love You
Caleb also loves to run, jump, dance, play ball with Daddy, follow Daddy around, help Daddy, go on walks with Daddy, snuggle with Daddy, read books with Daddy, and do almost anything that involves Daddy. He’s lost interest in Mommy lately, but that’s okay...that may change once he has to share me with a baby sister!

Caleb knows where his baby sister is--he pats my belly if you ask--he gives my belly kisses, and he loves to cuddle and carry around his baby doll (we got it for him to “practice” with). I don’t think he knows what a baby sister is really all about, though--crying, waking everybody up at night, taking away Mom and Dad’s attention, getting him in trouble when he’s just trying to “play” or “share.” It’s going to be an adjustment for all of us, I’m sure, but I think he’ll make such a sweet big brother.

Ben’s already had some adjusting to do, though, since he’s now managing the pharmacy he’s been working at since February. There was some turnover at his company, and so along with managing, he’s been working longer hours and spending more nights and weekends on call. I’m really proud of how hard he works, and he’s been doing a great job running everything. Plus, he’s been hiring and training new staff, so his schedule is a little less hectic now. Thankfully, he has enough help to take this week off for our baby girl’s arrival.

Me--I’m just very pregnant and very ready to have this baby! 


39 weeks

She dropped a few weeks ago, and so getting around has been more difficult. I’m a little surprised she didn’t come early, and I’m still a little nervous, but I’m ready to hold her, to see her and know she’s going to be okay. She’s going to be beautiful. I love her already and I can’t wait for her to be part of our family--to be a family of four.

A family of four...doesn’t that sound crazy, thinking how just two and a half years ago we weren’t sure if we’d ever bring children into this world? It’s still hard to believe it’s real, even with all the back pain and contractions these last few weeks to remind me just how real it is and how our lives are going to change any day now. We’re going to have a new baby again--a little less sleep, but a little more love! And new stories and family photos to share. What could be more exciting? So say a little prayer and wish us luck...ready or not, here she comes.


2 comments:

  1. Jenny, I can't get over how skinny you are...at 9 months pregnant!! You look beautiful as always. Excited for you family of FOUR! :)

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  2. You look so happy and beautiful. That nursery is stunning!! Congratulations.

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