And we’re having a baby!
That’s one of the main reasons it’s been so quiet around here lately. I have been feeling terrible since November. But I’m almost 16 weeks now and starting to feel better most days. Baby is due mid-July and we’re really excited. We hope to find out the gender in a couple of weeks. Baby didn’t cooperate at our last ultrasound.
Some other, less exciting, random things lately:
- I just caught up editing all the 2012 photos. Can’t wait to do a quick catch up in Project Life and get started on 2013! It helps that I haven’t been taking many pictures, especially since I got pregnant.
- I got called to be in Activity Days. We have a big group of very loud girls but overall it’s a pretty good calling and I’m enjoying it.
- For our first activity this year we did journal jars (with this printable from Paper Coterie.) I felt like I learned a ton about the girls personalities just based on how they cut out the strips and decorated their jars (I brought a big basket of washi tape.) One girl spent the entire hour cutting out the strips so carefully that they looked like they’d been cut with a paper cutter. A few other girls cut them so sloppily that some of the questions were cut in half. One girl folded each question up into a tiny triangle and secured it with a piece of washi tape, making sure to use all the different washi tape patterns. One of our youngest girls was reading through the questions and came across the question asking who she would have lunch with if she could choose anyone in the world. She proudly told me, “I already know the answer to that question. I’d choose Stan Lee from Marvel Comics.” (Thank you Big Bang Theory or I would have had no idea what she was talking about.)
- Jacob’s been so busy lately, we’ve hardly seen him since we got back from Christmas!
- Addie has been sleeping in our bed for awhile now. I can’t even remember when it started. It was just sometimes that she would wake up at night and be really upset so I would put her in our bed to calm down. Then I would take her back to bed, like I’ve always done, but she started freaking out. She’d either refuse to go or she’d wake up again 30 minutes later and I’d spend the whole night trying to get her back to bed. By the time I was pregnant and so exhausted, I started letting her stay because if I let her get settled in bed right away she’d go back to sleep and usually sleep the rest of the night until about 8 AM. And in Utah I couldn’t fight it because she was spooked about sleeping in the other room. The problem is some nights she’s super wiggly. And the nights Jacob is home from work it’s too crowded in the bed. I have read some tips but the problem is most of the stuff I’ve read so far is about kids who get back up a lot at bedtime, which she doesn’t do anymore. I haven’t had any great tips for doing it in the middle of the night when she refuses to get back in her bed and I am sooo tired. If you’ve had experience with this, please share! I definitely don’t want her still in our bed when I’ve got a newborn. Luckily I still have many months to sort it out.
- I should have been in Utah last weekend for Alt Summit. Heidi and I bought tickets last summer and I was so excited about going. But then when I got hit with morning sickness around Thanksgiving I lost all motivation to go. I knew I would never have the energy to get everything done that we needed to before the conference. So we sold our tickets last month. I’m still not feeling 100% so I know it was the right decision. But boy have I been wishing I was there this week when I see all the fun updates on twitter on instragram. Not to mention the fact that I’m desperate for some grown-up time, especially with my sister. If I’d been in Utah, little missy would have been at Grandma’s house! (She would have loved that. She was asking about Gamma’s house this morning.)
I hate a post without a picture but this has been sitting in my draft folder for days waiting for a picture so I’m going to give up and post it.