Tuesday, September 29, 2009
On our way home we stopped to see some good friends of ours from church who moved to the area a little over a year ago. Of course I forgot to take any photos there! Ugh! It was great to catch up with them and see their lovely house.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I have had 3 classes at the birth center so far. We have our last meeting this week. After Oct 6th I will be eligible to have the baby there at any point. This week's class was focused on how our bodies are designed for birth and what they have at the center to help with the process. I find all of this so amazing! I can't wait for d-day!
At our last midwife appt. the boys brought their tape measures so that they could measure my stomach along with Rachel. It was really cute. The heart beat has continued to drop to 132 bpm. I have a feeling about 40 of you are going to be wrong on the poll! :) Here are just a few random photos of the boys "harvesting" some veggies from our little garden. They love being "farmers!"
Sunday, September 27, 2009
We have read every book that the library has to offer on babies, nursing and midwives. Their current favorite book is called, "Lapsnatcher." Sawyer has been telling me, "Our baby will cry and she is going to be a Lapsnatcher!" (He always refers to the baby as a girl. No hints from me.)
Friday, September 25, 2009
I have to share this photo because the Hoskin's pool has been a major part of our potty training this past summer. The boys LOVE going to their house and peeing through the back fence by their pool. The neighbors are probably glad fall has arrived!
Here is Charlie trying to get the knot out of his undies after swimming.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I saw this idea in "Family Fun" magazine a year or so ago and then a friend of mine reminded me of it for a MOPS craft idea for this year.
I felt bad tossing all the cards friends and family gave us when our boys were born but didn't honestly know what to do with them. So... here is my solution! Now the boys can flip through their cards anytime they want and they store neatly in a drawer.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
We have NO possible boy names for our unborn child!
We currently have several girl names that we are toying with but we can not seem to come up with any boy names that we agree upon. If you have any suggestions for boys ONLY we would LOVE to hear them! I don't want to bring our poor baby home without a name!
Ideally we would love to have a name that represents our adventurous look on life but is still a classic/older name. We are also wanting to stay away from any initials (JD, TJ...) and names that start with a "T."
Between both of us working in schools we have had to eliminate a LOT of names due to ornery students in the past. :)
So... bring on the names! Let's hear them.
Ben and Amanda
ps. Just to clarify... Amanda still doesn't not know if we are having a boy or girl (and Ben is not convinced yet that he may be surprised as well). We just want to make sure we at least have a name or several picked out for when Baby #3 arrives.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
There are a few other similarities
1. He would cuddle all night if I let him.
2. He is very intelligent. He speaks "manish" you know.
3. He doesn't sleep a whole lot.
I should probably stop now. This is way too weird! Hopefully you can laugh at this instead of calling CPS on me!
Either way... my baby is WAY cuter! :)
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Hope you all had a great week!
ps. Yes, that is a bite mark on Charlie's arm in the first pic. :( More news on that area coming in a few days.
Monday, September 7, 2009
The bikers took the Amish kids for bike rides after dinner and then the Amish kids took the ladies for a buggy ride. It was so cute to see the girls take off their head coverings and let their hair out so that they could fit the helmets on their heads.
Charlie is totally smitten with one of Etta's granddaughter's- Sadie. She is the cutest Amish girl you have ever seen! I want to take her home with me every time we see her. I wanted to get a picture of them together but didn't want to be disrespectful since the Amish don't believe in photographs.
In other news I am just about 33 weeks along now with Baby #3. Overall feeling good but insomnia is back in full force. I hate to complain but is it too much to ask to sleep more than 5-6 hours a night BEFORE baby arrives?!?!?
I fell asleep earlier this week at the computer during the boy's nap time, crawled over to the couch and woke up an hour later with Sawyer running a tractor over my face.
I had a midwife appointment last week and everything was good. Measuring right on 32 weeks, heartbeat was 130 and the head is still down. Sawyer is still obsessed with the baby and can't wait to meet him/her. I also had my first class at the Birth Center. I learn something new about the miracle of pregnancy/birth every time I am there! I love it!
Here are the boys also looking a bit sleepy...