Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First day of school for the girls!

So, Monday was the big day! The girls started their first day of school at their new elementary. The house hasn't even closed and we are not moved in yet but thought it would be best for them to start there. If for whatever reason the house falls through it will be easy to take them back to their old school but I didn't want them to start out at their old school and then yank them out only 2-3 weeks in to the school year to start at the new school. They love the new school and the transition seemed to go well for both of them. Slater will be starting a new preschool here pretty soon and I think he will do just fine.

House update: just waiting for it to close at this point. The inspection was done and there were a few things that we needed for the owners to fix such as a plumbing problem and some duct work on the heating system but they may not be willing to do those things. We will see what happens.

Baby update: went to the Dr. on Monday for a check up and non stress test. The baby is now measuring 40 weeks and I will only be 36 weeks tomorrow. The baby seems to be doing fine and is scheduled to come by c-section on Sept. 18th. If I go in to labor no one will stop me and we will take it then. Please pray that I going in to labor on my own!!! Last night I felt the urgency to get all of my bags packed, diaper bag ready, and the cameras ready just in case it happens soon. I will keep you posted as to what happens!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Update time...

Wow, what a couple of months it has been. I have been lagging in the blogging thing here but now I hope to get a little caught up on what's been going on in our little corner of the world. First of all I am still very preganant. The due date is not until September 25th and I am planning for a c-section one week prior to that. The crazy thing is...the baby is measuring about 4 weeks ahead of schedule and I am feeling just a tiny bit HUGE!! I went in for an ultra sound on Monday and the Dr. thinks the baby is approx. 6lbs or so. I have the gestational diabetes which is causing the baby to be big. Because I have the gestational diabetes I have the joy of checking my blood sugars about 6-7 times a day and I have totally changed my diet so that I am not eating too many carbs which can be bad for the baby. I am also having to check my ketones every day so that they are not too high. If those are too high I have to increase my carbs just a little bit. It's been crazy having to do all these things but it is best for the baby and me to be healthy. I am also going in two times a week to do the non-stress test to make sure the baby is doing ok. One other thing, we still don't know what this baby is and plan to keep it a surprise. When I had the last ultra sound the Dr. says that he knows what it is and made sure that I didn't look. We are so excited to find out what this wiggly little person is!! So,for the last 11 years we have lived in apartments and have moved a LOT! Now that baby #4 is almost here I can't stand the thought of bringing it home to an apartment. How am I going to fit 4 kids in to a two bedroom apartment? Well, we finally have a solution....we found a house!!! It just needs to have the inspection done on Monday and after that the house will close on Sept. 5th. I can hardly believe that we finally found the right house. Dave and I looked at almost 20 or more houses and found an awesome house in a very beautiful neighborhood. The house is 2400 sq. feet with 5 bedrooms, 3 family rooms, two car garage, and even two laundry rooms! We came across a killer deal and we totally landed the right house for our family. It is one that needs some new flooring, most of the floors are hard wood but the rest needs updated. It was built in 1971 and still has the orignal paint so a new fresh paint job will make it look new. It also has the original fixtures but once we change those out it will be so great! Can't wait to get moved in. It really has been interesting how everything has fallen in to place with this house...the finances, the area, the house itself, etc. We are so grateful!!! The last couple of months has been crazy but I wouldn't trade what I have endured the last little while for anything. We have had a lot of challenges and craziness but it has been for our good and we are so happy to be receiving so many wonderful blessings. The kids are doing great. The girls are ready for school to start and they can't wait to see their friends. One sad thing is they will start out at the school they have been going to and as soon as we know the house inspection passes and that there are no issues we will then get them registered at their new school. They are not too happy that they have to change schools but are happy to be getting in to a new home and I think it will make up for their frustration. Slater is so easy going that I think he will be happy with whatever comes. Dave for one is probably the most excited. When we looked at the house he was like a kid in a candy store. He was so thrilled about the house and could hardly contain himself when we first looked at it. Those of you who know Dave, know that he is so calm, cool, and collected. It's very hard to read him and know what he is thinking and when he saw the house it was the first house that made him so happy. Here are a few pictures that I took the last couple of months....

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Long time no post....sorry.

I know, it has been such a long time since I posted anything. The last month has been one crazy month and I really have no excuse for not updating. Hopefully I can get back in the swing of things and post some fun things in the VERY near future. Right now it is almost midnight and I am heading to bed. In the next day or two I will post some fun pictures of what we have been doing the last month. Good night!