Sunday, March 11, 2012

I have to hurry and give this a title because Ben and the kids want to go swimming...

I think I'm suffering from instagram-itis. It's where I have absolutely no inclination to blog because I can just post these little "mini posts" on instagram. Snap a pic, add a cutesy caption and Bam! Done! I'm trying to get over my disease. Promise. Here's what's been happening in the Sunshine State (also, incidentally, known as the Winter Salad Bowl State... thank you Trivial Pursuit for that random little gem of knowledge).

Well, we found out what we are having... it's a...

HUMAN BABY! Are you all surprised? It's also a boy. Sometimes when Maggie is fed up with her little brothers' shenanigans she laments that fact that yet another pesky brother is about to join our family. Then she goes on and on that since she's daddy's only girl she should get whatever she wants (whenever she wants it). She's going to milk this. Dry.

On to other Maggie news, she finally lost her first tooth! We were all thrilled because for months now one of Maggie's favorite things to whine about was how she was NEVER going to lose a tooth. Every one else in her class had lost at least three! It's just wasn't fair! A great injustice was made right the day she yanked that tooth from her gums. The tooth fairy left her a whole dollar- major bragging rights in Maggie's opinion.

What else, what else. Oscar is officially out of diapers. Even at night. I think I'm more thrilled about it than he is!

Here's a picture of me at 21 or 22 weeks.

I'm around 25 weeks now, so I'm even bigger than I am in this picture. Baby boy moves around a lot which is a very good thing because I have been so nervous this time around. Every time I have a doctor's appointment I have these mini panic attacks until I hear that little heartbeat and am reassured that everything is okay. I'm trying really hard to not be paranoid during this pregnancy, and usually I'm fine. I know that the chances of losing another baby in utero are slim to none, but there are a lot of deep seated fears that come to the surface every now and again. I even have dreams where people tell me that my baby's not safe inside me and we need to get him out now. Crazy. But things are good- he's healthy and growing right on schedule. (this whole last paragraph seems really... "heavy" for my blog).

We are loving living here in Florida. It's beautiful here. Visit us. Soon.

p.s. I didn't mention Cash at all in this post. Don't worry- we still love Cash.


sarah said...

im just glad that i have instagram so that i can share in your disease. i'm even so bad that i don't post my photos on facebook anymore. haha. oops.

cute pics by the way.. congrats to oscar & maggie. cash we love you too. & fetus. ... what was the name that i was going to call him.... i can't remember!!

ashley said...

You could call him Baby Chips to go along with our Baby Salsa!

(Zane calls Elsa,Baby Sasa, which is also what he calls salsa)

We miss you all!

Erin and Cliff said...

What sweet family pics. Glad you are all enjoying florida!

Cyndi said...

You're looking good! I hope you feel some comfort through this pregnancy. I've heard it's pretty scary to be there after losing a baby. But what a joy you have to look forward to with your new rainbow baby.

"The term "Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."

Autumn said...

What's your instagram name? I'd love to follow you, although I really love reading your blog because you're so funny :)