Today we had our second sonogram in hopes that the baby in my tator would actually cooperate this time. And, it did! The sonogram lady said it’s 100% a . . . GIRL! Woo hoo! Okay, so they thought it was a girl last time, and we’ve always thought it was a girl, so we weren’t too shocked, but it’s really nice to know for sure. All her measurements are great, and she’s healthy. The best part though was watching as they were taking the pictures of the head and hand, and she kept punching me. Literally, like I’m a punching bag. It was so weird to see it on the screen and to feel it at the same time. I told Jon this child likes to kick me. I was only partly right I guess! Anyway, here’s a picture of our alien child. Kudos to you if you can actually figure it out. I’ll give you a hint. You can see the head, the eyes, the belly and the arms. Oh, and they are planning on setting my c-section date at my next appointment in 2 weeks. It must be getting close. I guess we’d better start preparing at least a little bit! Okay, that’s all! Have a great day/night/morning or whenever you read this![photopress:Baby_picture.jpg,full,centered]
So, I haven’t really written in a while. There hasn’t been anything that I have been excited about writing. Life has kinda been the same. Sleep, get up way too early, run kids around, cook, clean, try not to yell at the kids, do church stuff, blah, blah, blah. But that changed yesterday!Jon told me yesterday morning that he was being sent to San Diego for a conference for work. Not too exciting for me, except that I get to go! Thanks to the generous nature of our family who have very willingly consented to watch the kids, I am going with Jon! I think they all might have been worried that I would have a nervous breakdown if they said no. They didn’t want to see hysterical, sobbing pregnant woman. That would have been sad! Now, they can’t back out because I booked a flight this morning! WOO HOO! I’m going to San Diego! Of course, Jon has to go to classes, but that means I get to do whatever I want. Seriously, when does that ever happen? The real point of this blog is to thank all of our wonderful family who agreed to watch the kids. None of them even acted like it was a big imposition to help out for 4 days. They immediately said yes. Y’all are all the best! Thank you for saving my sanity and giving me a chance to get away with Jon before the baby is born. I’m pretty sure we owe you all big time! (Okay, I already owed you. You’ll just have to add it to my tab. I’ll work it off one babysitting/crazy project [ahem, blue posterboard boxes] at a time!) We love you! THANK YOU!
Jon here…I know not many of you out there have DVR (Dish Network) or TiVO (DirecTV), but I just want to tell you all about how it has changed my life. I had only heard of such a thing six short months ago. I had heard praise of its wonders and magical abilities. The ability being to pause live tv, rewind live tv, record programs digitally, etc. It always sounded amazing, but yet I did not view it as a necessity or even necessarily a want. But, when we signed up six months ago, it was only an additional $5 a month. Now…I’m addicted to it. Not necessarily watching tv, but just the ability to CONTROL it! During the NBA playoffs…amazing!!! Finally being able to digitally record edited movies…amazing!!! But the feature that I love the most is being able to rewind tv and then just “catch-up” to live tv during the commercial breaks. But not only has this rewind feature affected my short tv watching time, but it has also TRIED to come over into everyday life, namely just listening to the radio. I listen to sports talk radio. I also have a remote for my car stereo (sounds really lazy, but it’s a wonderful tool!). I find myself numerous times a day almost attempting to rewind the radio so I can hear what they said again or pause it so that I can come back to the radio show later. I’m sure that they will create this technology soon, I would guess. But, I just thought that I would inform everybody of my addiction to my DVR. All hail the DVR! (Again, I’m not addicted to watching tv. It really only happens after the kids go to bed. But I’m addicted to the control I have over it when I watch it. Kind of scary!)Enjoy!
So, the kids were being too quiet upstairs. Ya know, the quiet where you worry that they’re either dead or doing something they’re really not supposed to like coloring on the walls with permanent marker. So, I thought I had better investigate. What I found was more disturbing than permanent markers . . . .[photopress:100_4589.JPG,full,centered]Apparently, this was Emily’s brainchild. I think we had better pray this next one is a girl, for Adam’s sake!
Jon here…I thought that I’d do my part in this whole blogosphere by creating newposts for all of us. I thought that each time I hear a joke from myboss, I’d post it. Here it goes:An anniversary comes up for this married couple. They had been marriedfor many years. He, of course, had forgotten that it was his anniversaryand there was no way he could get out of it. So, he confessed to hiswife that he had forgotten. His wife told him that the only way he couldmake up for this was by making sure that by tomorrow morning, therewould be something in the garage that goes from 0 – 200 in less than 3seconds! The next morning, she woke up to find a scale in the garage! Forgive me.
Hey all! Robbie brought this home from school today, and I thought it was cute. He’s still working on actually drawing – he’s never liked it like Emily does. But it’s still postworthy in my opinion. My favorite part is the teeth on Grandpa. Apparently, he’s scary! Enjoy![photopress:CCF00962006_00000.jpg,full,centered]
Okay, you’re all going to mock me for using a smart word, but just deal with it. See, I’m still smart. Well, kind of. I basically just use big words and pretend that I know what they mean. Anyway, blah, blah, blah.Randi has accused everyone of never posting. Jon posted that thing about the Mentos, which I thought was totally cool. And it actually works! Amazing! So, here’s a stinking update on us:JON: Still goes to work everyday. Still in the Bishopric. Still the best dad and husband in the whole world. Working on new ways to make Diet Coke spray higher in the sky when Mentos is added.AUBREY: Still not going to work everyday. Still in the Primary. Still sane, although barely some days. Having a hard time being motivated to do anything. Blames low energy (and pretty much everything else) on being 6 months pregnant. ROBBIE; Still in school – has not dropped out yet. Still doing well. Actually goes to bed before 10:00 due to utter exhaustion. Still addicted to Star Wars. Still making Mom and Dad crazy talking about Star Wars.EMILY: Still cute. Still independent. Still making Mom and Dad pray that the next child isn’t a girl. Starts preschool on Tuesday. Really excited about that. Mom’s really excited too.ADAM: Still two. Enough said! (Unless you want to hear about the whining and the clinging and cuteness when those two are not occuring)So, that’s it. We are pretty boring. There are all sorts of cute stories that happen on a daily basis. Maybe I should be writing those down for y’all . . . Hmmm, I’ll think about it. But then again, I am six months pregnant, and frankly, that takes way too much effort! Love ya!