Tuesday, June 5, 2012


My time seems to be more and more elusive these days...although I have evenings free where I can get things accomplished, strangely things don't seem to get done. My energy is running out. Someone told my body we're now in the third trimester and I need an almost daily nap now. Boooo...I don't like that. There just is not enough time in a day. I'm sure if I managed my time better, it'd be easier, but then there's that energy thing again. For example: my laundry would NEVER pile up if I'd use this time of day (9pm and later) to fold it. Unfortunately, when 9pm rolls around, all I want to do is sit down and space out. I'm tired, tired, TIRED at the end of the day. On top of that, my computer keyboard is completely messed up, and typing is no longer fun. The space bar works about 50% of the time...and I'm missing my "G" and my "Y" key...do you know how often you use a "G" and a "Y"?? More often than you'd think!! Anyway, there is no time for wit...time is of the essence and this keyboard is driving me crazy: Me: I'm 29 weeks pregnant now. I was supposed to take my glucose tolerance test, but after fasting for 12 hours and then getting up and out the door early on Saturday morning with no coffee, the lab was closed. I was apprehensive about doing the test anyway due to the fact that I'm sugar sensitive--and drinking 75grams of sugar on an empty stomach just sounds like a really dumb idea, so I've decided to refuse the test this time. Of course, my doctor called me this morning, but he seemed okay with it. I've never had a problem, I've gained less than 15lbs so far and everything is going just as it should...not to mention that I do avoid refined sugar as much as possible anyway. Baby is a wiggle worm. He's starting to feel rather big and gives me some pretty significant kicks now. I LOVE feeling him move. Aaron is aware that there is a baby in my tummy too, which is cute. I'm having issues with restless legs and wake up occasionally to a charlie horse, but my pubic bone is not as sore this time and I'm not having horrible heartburn either (knock on wood). I am having to wake up to use the bathroom way too many times a night, but I suppose that's just par for the course. Aaron: This boy is a smart one. His level of comprehension blows me away. The other day, he was on the front porch, yelling for me to open the gate so he could come down to the yard to see me. I didn't want to get up, so I said, "Go around to the other door"...sure enough, seconds later, there he was!! He gets concepts like, "My turn", "My spot" and "trade" and he often does when he's almost done with HIS bottle and wants to "trade" Lilah for her bottle that has much more milk in it. The other day Savannah asked what we were having for lunch and I said, "sandwiches" and he said, "Ohhhhh Sam-a-tach!!!" It was so cute, he sounded so excited about "samataches"! :) Tonight we were at the table and he was doing something obnoxious and Abby said, "Why do you have to be so daft?" and he said, "Nooooo, cute Aaron!" He's right, he's absolutely darling. He's definitely a handful and I'm sorry to admit that I have not done my job in properly training him...he requires a level of energy and commitment that sadly I don't have at this moment. It's still a priority for sure, but I feel like I need to keep myself from drowning right now...so it's not a TOP priority. Lilah: on the other hand, this girl is as sweet as sugar! I don't know that I've ever seen a sweeter baby. She is happy and cute and smiley and cuddly and just about perfect. She is the yang to Aaron's yin. She also seems to have a very calming effect on Aaron...she just makes him happy, it's so sweet. She is still not talking at all. No "Dada" or "Mama, but LOTS of babbling. Usually if we ask her to say, "Dada" or something else, she just grins and babbles all the louder. She readily climbs the stairs now and can climb up on all sorts of things, but no walking yet! In some ways walking would be great, but she just looks so cute how she crawls. She is by far my chubbiest baby too. She is SO squishy and sweet! I don't know how much she weighs, but she's popping out of her 12 month clothes. I'll update about the older children soon...it's late and this keyboard is driving me crazy! One quick thing I don't want to forget: The other day Luke was looking at my ultrasound picture I have hanging on the fridge...and he was talking to himself and he said, "That's my baby brother...he's going to pop out of my mommy's tummy soon!" I thought that was so cute!