Monday, December 29, 2008

Lazy Morning

I can't seem to get motivated this morning. Maybe because we're still in Christmas vacation mode. I don't officially go back to work until the 5th. I do, however, have to venture into work this morning for an hour or so just to get the payroll wires done and the checks sent down to our Houston office. I'm having a hard time finding the motivation. We're all still in our pjs, I have yet to see if anyone can watch the kiddos for me (otherwise they're coming along), and for some reason I can't seem to get in the shower.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

I {heart} Christmas

I {heart} Christmas, originally uploaded by yoursournotes.

It is my favorite time of the year and unfortunately it comes upon us as quickly as it goes. I'm sad it's over. I always am.

Just a few of the reasons why I love Christmas...
Mom's Christmas cookies
The smell of pine throughout the house
Our annual hayride to the tree farm to find the perfect tree
Late night hot chocolate sipping and present wrapping
The daily question "Is it Christmas yet?"
Our house decorated in white lights and candles
EJ and Olivia's stockings hung on the mantel
Our ever growing collection of locally made Christmas ornaments
Christmas music
The candlelight Christmas Eve service at our church
The excitement on my kids' faces
Our annual Christmas Eve party
Watching my kids open presents on Christmas morning
Christmas brunch at my in-laws complete with homemade scones and sweet bread.
Christmas dinner with my family complete with turkey and all of the "fixins" - there's no better meal than this.

There's no better time of year than this. My kids are already asking when Christmas will be here again.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Bad Blogger

I've been such a bad blogger lately. I guess just trying to squeeze too many things into not enough hours in the day. Between work and the kids, plus keeping up with my CT (creative team) requirements and now Christmas preparations, I'm just barely staying above water. And, that's without even mentioning the little tidbit of info that I left you with on my last post. While I'm very happy to be pregnant, the timing for the morning sickness and exhaustion is not ideal.

Speaking of the little tidbit, here's a site that tracks your pregnancy and also includes photos for the various stages of growth.

Right now, it looks more like a cross between an alien and a tad pole than it does a human. What is also crazy is that something so tiny can make you feel so badly. While I must say that I'm not feeling as sick as I did with the twins, I wasn't even sick with the twins this early! I think I was six weeks before I started feeling any type of morning sickness. This time around, it happened almost instantly. Hopefully it doesn't get any worse. I can handle where I am right now.

After getting the positive pregnancy test on the 7th, my OB had me come in for blood work the following day. Per my doctor, my numbers were "excellent". I had a repeat test done this past Monday and again, "excellent". So, I'm feeling good about things. My hcg doubling rate is really fast, which is also a very positive sign. And, my numbers are high. So high that they are actually going to bring me in next week sometime for an ultrasound to make sure there is just one in there. I'm feeling pretty confident that there is... but could you imagine? I certainly can't. I have been very much looking forward to enjoying not only a singleton baby, but a singleton pregnancy.

All is well at home. The kids are excited for Christmas and I think this is the first year that they really "get it". And by "get it", I mean, Santa and presents, etc. They're only three so the story of Jesus might be another year. Besides the fact that right now he's not even Jesus but Ejus. We have a nativity scene that they like to play with and "Baby Ejus" is forever missing. Olivia likes to snatch him away, along with the Three Wise Men's offering. They are the two items that she always takes and you'll find them hidden together, somewhere in the house. It's like Jesus has made off with the goods.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Early Christmas Present

A very early (surprise) Christmas present.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

"If you put a vitamin in the sand, it makes it new"

Quote of the day. A conversation with my son this morning after handing him his vitamin went something like this...

"Guess what, Mom?"
"If you put a vitamin in the sand, (now whispering) it makes it new."
"Wow, I didn't know this. How does it make it new?"
"You take your shovel, cover it up with sand, mix it around with water and when the sun dries it, vegatables will grow."

I never knew vitamins had such magic powers. Maybe I should try planting Flintstone vitamins in the garden this summer instead of seeds.