Baby: We are at 22 weeks with the wee-est one. We were able to have an ultra sound the day Anna had her tonsils out. It was the clearest ultrasound I’ve had and we got to see….. it’s arms and legs, it’s budda belly and pointy chin. I have yet to scan the pictures in but they will appear! We didn’t find out (again) and we’re pretty excited to see what God is going to mix up our house with. I’m certainly looking pregnant now (again a picture soon) complete with maternity pants. Gary got to feel the baby kick last week which is a lot sooner than with the girls and I have certainly felt this one kick a lot! So either he/she is getting ready to fight for it’s life or give us a run for our money! It’s almost a pound and about 11″ long (the length of a spaghetti squash). We have picked out a girls name and the boys name is still being duked out. :) We are getting things in order to redo the girls room so it’ll start feeling more real when they move in together (pray for these 2, they are as opposite as night and day in how they keep their room).
Isabella: She is a girl full of faces. She’s mastered the pout and the “hurrumph” look complete with arms crossed. In the same breath, she is the most polite little girl. She’ll offer (without prompting mind you) to unload the dishwasher and change the laundry. She’s full of phrases from movies and just life in general (taking after her daddy) such as: “easy peesy lemon squeezy”, “I’m right, Anna’s wrong”, “are you kidding me?” and “I don’t know about that one”. She has also been through her first toy death this week. With her little Polly Pocket house and her family in her hand, she leaned over to flush the toilet and I heard a little plunk. I yelled stop but it was too late. The mommy of the family was gone forever. I even attempted a rescue into the pee water. They both cried like someone died as it was both their favorite mommy. The next morning, she brought Gary the container of people and said in a sad voice “can you open this because I need to pick out a new mommy”. Break my heart! Poor little thing. We’ve since found a suitable mommy for daddy and we’ve moved on. I did learn that all mommies, real and fake, have long hair and it’s pulled in front of their shoulders. So cute.
Anna: We are back to normal! She’ll even show you by opening her mouth really big and stick her tongue out. It was a long 2 weeks for all of us, probably the hardest thing to go through as a parent so far. We’ve weaned her off the coddling and most of the whining is gone now. :) Ha! She’s also officially made us old as we signed her up for Kindergarten and took a tour tonight. Her eyes got bigger and bigger with each classroom she went in – from the library, to art, to music to the kindergarten rooms. She’s excited to go and we’ll continue to work on her being a little less timid. :) Gary put it well tonight, she’s mentally ready, Izzy’s socially ready. Hehe. Otherwise, she’s doing good, getting bigger and looking older each day. Still a little girly girl but loves the dirt just the same.
I’m heading to bed but I’ll do an update on us soon and hopefully some pictures to share (the month of February and so far March have been really lacking in pictures)!
Gary, Christie, Anna and Izzy-bella