"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Sunday, July 31, 2005

Its been a while since I've done an update on me...

So I guess its about time.

I have been on strike this week...LOL. This has been my week to recover from Vacation Bible School. VBS went incredibly well. We ended up having 62 kids registered and about 30 volunteers. On the 24th (Sunday after VBS), a group of kids sang a few of the songs from VBS in church and I led the procession into church in my ringmaster costume. Why a ringmaster costume you ask...because our VBS theme was Davey and Goliath's Circus Spectacular. The majority of the people seemed to enjoy it but I'm sure my ringmaster costume in church ruffled the feathers of some of the old fuddy duddies.

I've done a little laundry and a whole lot of stitching (cross stitching and crocheting) this week. Other than that, I have done nothing.

My pregnancy is going great. I am 21 1/2 weeks right now and I truly can't believe it. Gabe is doing great. I would swear he is doing barrel rolls in there on a daily basis. I am starting to really get excited about this now:) I finally got brave enough to unpack all my maternity clothes about 6 days ago. I am still about 10+ punds below my starting weight so they still aren't a complete necessity but the maternity bottoms (shorts, skirts, etc) are a LOT more comfortable than my regular stuff now.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Grrl's having a baby...

or by now, Gefilte is probably here. I have been obsessively refreshing both Grrl's and Danae's blogs but still no news. I'm going to presume that no news is good news because I KNOW that "Something Good Is Happening"! Keep Grrl, Mr Grrl, Sarah and Gefilte in your prayers. I can't wait to hear all about it!

GEFILTE IS HERE...say some prayers because he is having a bit of breathing difficulties and is in the NICU for now.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Come on in and see the u/s pics...

of my beautiful baby BOY!!! Yup, thats right, our new family theme song will be "My Three Sons". Gabriel Michael looks PERFECT. All the measurements average together to put him 1 day ahead of his gestational age. It was so cool. Our ultrasound tech is AWESOME. She pointed out all the body parts to me...and I do mean everything...the 4 chambered heart, the 3 vessel cord, 2 kidneys, lungs, tailbone...all of it. And, of course, as is typical for my kids, Gabriel had no qualms about showing us who he was.

Monday, July 18, 2005

I made it through the 1st day of Vacation Bible School...

And things went really well. We ended up with about 50 kids and about 30-33 volunteers. No one gagged too badly at my singing (LOL) and everyone seemed to have a good time. I AM SOOOOOOO TIRED! How tired you ask? Well, Marty wanted me to read a chapter of HP6 to him and I could barely stay awake to do it. OMG...being the director of VBS while I am pregnant was the heighth of stupidity.

LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO ULTRASOUND TIME...don't know whether to run and hide or be so excited I can't stand it. LOL

Saturday, July 16, 2005

My big u/s is on Tuesday at 3:15!

I am so excited and so very scared at the same time. The little one is defintiely making its presense known. I feel movement all the time and Vic felt little baby flutters for the first time Thursday night.

My kids are a bit ticked off that I won't let them come to the u/s but I can't get over that little niggling background fear and say "Yes, you two can come." Oh well, they can come if I have another u/s later on.

Vacation Bible School starts Monday and I will be out of town until Sunday night (niece's b-day party).

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Warning...pregnancy pics ahead...

I finally broke down and took some belly pics on Sunday July 3rd. I'm not sure if I should be happy I'm looking pg...or scared that its already caught up with my boob size. I am 17 weeks 3 days in the pics.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Hey y'all...sorry I haven't posted in a few days.

I have been so swamped with Vacation Bible School stuff that it isn't even funny. I have probably put at least 15 hours into it this week. You know you are in trouble when you start dreaming about it. The good thing is that I have ALL but one volunteer lined up.

The kiddos have been in Tae Kwon Do day camp all week and have hada fabulous time. Every day I have gone to pick them up, Master Donna has had a funny story to tell about one of them. She also told me how polite and well behaved my boys are. I told her I was glad the lesson we were teaching were sinking in after all since they didn't use there manners at home...she just laughed.

I'm down at my parents' house right now. They are taking my boys, my nieces, and my siter up to Norfolk for the 4th of July. I was invited too bu t I have too much left to do for VBS. Hehehe...at least thats my story and I'm stitcking to it. They will take off tomorrow morning and I'll head on home. I don't have to be back until Thursday afternoon. Woohoo...thats 4 completely kid free days. The kiddos are going to the Aquarium, the zoo, driving go-carts, and going to fireworks at the military base up there. I don't think they'll even have a chance to miss us.

And, thank you so much for the prayers for Pam. They were obviously heard and answered. When she had her ultrasound on Wednesday, they saw the baby and the heartbeat!!! The best guess is that she ovulated a bit late and the swimmers were still hanging around.

As for me and my pregnancy, I have decided that the little shit is going to be just as contrary as both the big brothers. The only time I am consistently feeling movement is when I lay down to go to sleep at night. Only two and a half weeks until my ultrasound and then we'll hopefully know whether its a boy or a girl.