Thursday, April 28, 2011

Random Picture

I was going through some pictures from Six Flags and I thought I would share this one because it’s so darn cute. This was right after they won a prize for some racing game where they had to shoot water at a little black dot. Can you tell they were super excited? Love the gap-tooth smile on Michael.

I’m so lucky to have these 2 knuckleheads in my life and I can’t  imagine my life without them.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Week 12

I’ve just been so spoiled to have M home this past week. Next week is back to reality. He will be traveling again. Boo. I’m 12 weeks today so we are almost out of the woods. Not like we are in the woods, but I don’t want to jinx things and feel too confident about these things. I’m still deciding when I will share our news with people.

They say that my energy level should be going back up, but I don’t feel it yet. Last night, M and I went to bed a 9pm and we probably fell asleep before the boys did. Scary.

I don’t have any specific craving, which doesn’t surprise me because I didn’t with Michael and Matthew either. I still get nauseous now and then, but nowhere near as bad as around my 2nd month. I still need to make sure that I don’t overeat because I’ve discovered that I get heartburn when I do. Very frustrating since I love to eat big portions! I’m trying to be good and doing healthy snacks of fruit and yogurt. I have not weighed myself so I don’t know how many pounds I’ve gained, but it doesn’t feel like I’ve gained much.

I’ve got a bit of a belly, but I think I’m the only one who can tell (I hope). I’m not sure if I’m suppose to show yet or not, but I’m hoping to not show until at least end of May. With the boys, I couldn’t wait to wear maternity clothes. This time around, I’d love to not have to wear my maternity clothes for as long as I can.

Here’s a picture of the boys on the Roaring Rapids ride at Six Flags from last weekend. They went on the ride all by themselves! Such big boys…
How Cute Are These Little Guys?!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Full Weekend

This weekend went by way to fast! I can’t believe it’s already Monday and we have to get back to the conundrum of work and school. Our weekend was definitely packed. I was utterly exhausted, but had so much fun with the kiddos. On Saturday, it was all about soccer of course. Both Matthew and Michael had a great game. Michael played goalie for the first time and according to M., he made 3 awesome saves. Is there any position that he can’t play? Haha. I guess I’m allowed to brag a little. This is my blog. He also scored a couple of goals and his team won by a lot.

Matthew’s team lost, but he scored a goal to keep his streak going. The first thing he said to me after the game was that he’s going to get $10. Grandpa was going to give him $5 and daddy was going to give him $5 for his one goal. Memory like an elephant, that one. Since the game was in the morning,

I spent the afternoon not doing much. Yes, I should have put the laundry away or pick up the playroom, but I chose to take a nap. I did get the grocery shopping done, though.

On Sunday morning, we took the boys over to G-Pa’s where the Easter Bunny left them each an Easter basket full of goodies and then we were off to Six Flags. What a perfect day for that. It was overcast and warm and since it was Easter Sunday, the park was not at all crowded. The longest line to get on a ride only took about 10-15 minutes. The boys enjoyed all the rides, but their favorites were the water rides, which doesn’t surprise me. They were even allowed to go on some of the rides on their own, which they loved! We bought season passes so we will definitely be doing this again with them. It was so fun to watch them be so delighted.
After the park, we went back to G-pa’s house for Easter dinner. Then, it was back home to get ready for the Monday ahead. Boo. Why can’t weekends last longer?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

This and That

I am 10 weeks today. Still feeling not feeling so hot off and on. “Not hot” to the point that I made M sit on the other sofa last night because his scent offended me. Poor M. Good thing he can take it like a man. Actually, he told me I was mean and stomped off to take a shower.

I cannot wait until the 2nd trimester when I hope I start to feel like myself again. I am starting to feel really badly about not being able to give Michael and Matthew quality time I feel short-tempered and just agitated most of the time and I know I’m taking it out on them. M’s traveling schedule has been pretty light for these past couple of weeks, so he’s been helping out with the kids a ton and I’m so grateful. At the same time, I feel like I’ve been neglecting my babies since M is doing much of the taking care of.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend Recap

I haven’t done a weekend recap in awhile, mainly because it’s all pretty much the same. This weekend is no different. We had Matthew and Michael’s soccer games on Saturday and Michael had his academy soccer game Sunday. Michael and the Star Jets had their first loss this weekend. M took it much harder than Michael and was much more than upset than he should be about a recreational game. Apparently, he thinks Michael is regressing. I think he should relax a little. Sunday’s game started out really well. The Saints scored their first goal of the season. Then 2 minutes later the other team scored. Then they scored again, and again, and again. They ended up losing by a lot. I lost track of the score. Oh well. M wants to see if Michael can get on another team. I just hope that Michael does not burn out on soccer.

I had planned on taking the boys to the movies with the boys, but they preferred to go swimming. Yes, the water is still very cold, but apparently, it’s perfect for a 5 and an 8-year old boy. They had a blast. So, again, not much going on during the weekends. I am not complaining because I can barely stay up later than 9pm these days.

Some notable quotes this week:

Matthew telling Michael about his dentist experience – “I have to go to the dentist again in 2 weeks, but this time it won’t be as harsh”

My poor baby had to go and have a root canal. I’m not sure if that was the right option, but M had decided that was what was needed. In any case, Matty did great and it didn’t seem to traumatize any so we are moving on.

Matthew after he was done with his root canal – “Daddy, I’m so confused. I don’t know where I am.”

I would add more quotes if I could remember any of them. I’m sure there are a few more, but my pregnancy brain is just not functioning at full capacity these days.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Offically, 9 Weeks and First Peek

Pregnancy confirmed! We had our first Dr.’s appointment today and we got to see the little nugget! And we got to hear the little heartbeats! Nugget is a little over an inch long and heart rate was 179/minute. The official due date is 11/9/2011. So I’m officially 9 weeks. We even got to see him move his little arms and head. Looks like he’s going to be an active little one. We got a couple of sonogram pictures and I think the big bros are going to be so excited to see them. Actually seeing him makes it all so real. Not that it wasn’t before, but now I feel like I can be emotionally attached. I was so relieved to see and hear the baby. Much more so than I thought I would be. The thing that kept running through my head was, “What if there’s no heartbeat?” Now that I’ve heard and I’ve seen Nugget, I can fall in love.

We had some lab work done and in 3 weeks we will have an ultrasound scan which will screen for any genetic disorders. I’ve forgotten how nerve-wracking these screenings and tests can be. We don’t have any history of genetic disorders, but I still get a little edgy. Nobody knows what life can throw at you. Add the fact that I’m going to be over 35 when I deliver does not help at all.

It’s very good to know that I’ve only got a few more weeks left of feeling like I want to gag every time a think about certain foods! And about 7 more weeks when we find out if Nugget is a little princess or a little toad! So many things to look forward to. And I can’t wait.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Week 10, Unofficially

Yesterday was the unofficial 10 week mark. We go see Dr. New tomorrow to confirm that I’m preggo. I know I am, but there’s still a part of me that says what if I’m not. What if this is a phantom pregnancy? Would I be devastated? Yes, I would and I would be pissed. I’m not going through all this morning sickness, nausea, and exhaustion for nothing. There better be a baby at the end of the tunnel! So yes, I’m a little nervous about my appointment tomorrow.

At 10 weeks, I’m still going through “morning sickness” which is at its worst in the evening around 6pm. I feel fine during the day, but by the time I’m home from work, I feel like crap (for a lack of a better word). I’m nauseas, tired and then I have the joy of looking forward to getting ready for the next day with the boys and going through the same routine all over again. I know it’s the hormones, but man, that just wears my out even more.

I don’t have any specific cravings yet. I don’t have an aversion to anything specific either. It changes all the time. One minute I’m salivating thinking about Thai food. The next minute, I could be gagging thinking about the same thing. I’m trying to eat healthier and I’ve made myself a promise to not gain as much weight as I did with Michael and Matthew. I can’t imagine trying to lose all that weight again. I am not showing yet and I hope to not be showing until well into the next 5-6 weeks. I’d like to put off buying maternity clothes for as long as I can.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Two Little Lines

Wednesday (3/16/11)- Today was when I found 2 little pink lines on a little stick that will change our lives forever, again. We are having another little Fisher baby. I will admit that I was a little freaked out about it at first because I know what kind of changes are in store for us. But then I started to literally shake with excitement and joy. We’ve been planning on having another baby off and on for about a couple of years, but never really took the plunge. We would try for a couple of months and nothing would happen. Then we would be off the schedule because of M’s travel schedule. We were not expecting this little surprise. I had hoped, but didn’t think that this was the month for the little 2 line lines. I had been feeling exhausted for the past couple of weeks, but didn’t really think much of it until I realized that I was about 2 weeks late. So, I took the test, trying not to get my hopes up too much.

After the 2 lines, I took a picture and texted it to M. Of course, the picture was not very clear so he texted back and asking what the test meant. Ugh. So much for the excitement in that response. But I know that he’s been wanting another baby for awhile too. I know that he’s just as freaked out as I am, maybe even more, but I also know that this little one will bring us so much joy and complete our family. I cannot wait to meet and get to know this little “beanie baby” as dubbed by big bro, Michael. We are so blessed.