Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April is upon us at last!

In just a few short hours it will be April! I know that doesn't mean much to most of you but to me that means that this pregnancy is almost over. I do not say that with a negative tone, just one of anticipation. We are 37 weeks tomorrow which means the baby is considered full term from here on! As is par with my other pregnancies, I am ready to be done... I'm tired of being pregnant... Yesterday Ben and I had the day off together, which never happens. We sent the kids to day care, had breakfast out and then came home to work. Ben actually did some work related stuff, while I got caught up on Owen's scrapbook and cleaned/organized all the kids' clothes and tried to get things ready for the baby. I guess that means I'm in the "nesting phase" since I now have a sense of urgency to get certain things done before baby's arrival. It won't be long now!

Does anyone have any thoughts about when he will arrive and how much he will weigh? Please comment below. We'll keep you posted!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A long time coming...

I need to apologize first for the length of time that has gone by since our last post. Between being sick, work and then traveling home recently the time has just gone by- we have had a very busy few weeks.

Our big news is that we have found a new home! We met with a realtor back at Christmas and Ben's parents have been looking at houses since then. When we went home 2 weeks ago, we looked at the "Top 14" and narrowed it down quickly. We put a bid in and settled on a price that we were happy with. We don't actually close on the house until July which is good since the bank wanted it that way and the seller needed some time to move out too! It is close to everything- town, hospital, park, ocean, and family! We are very excited to finally settle down and have some place we know the kids will enjoy growing up!

We also had a very small (and very early) birthday party for Maddie with her cousins and 1 other family since we're not going to be doing anything for her actual birthday, except maybe having a baby. I wanted her to have a party so she didn't feel forgotten with all the upcoming baby excitement.

We came back to Rochester last Saturday and then this past Wednesday our friends Pam and Charlie arrived with their 2 kids David and Shaun. We have had fun having friends in town. We took them to the Museum of Play as well as an indoor play area and then to one of the local parks today. Maddie has been so tired that she slept through the night the last 2 nights! We'll see if it lasts after they leave tomorrow.

At the play museum.

At the indoor playground.

At the park.

And lastly, it is hard to believe that there are only 4 1/2 weeks left before our new little guy arrives. We haven't been as good this time around at taking belly pictures but here is the latest one.
Also, please vote on our new list of names to the left. Hope all is well with everyone and we'll try to keep up with the posts from now on.