Wednesday, July 27, 2011

8 months 1 day...

Yup we're getting there. I feel like the next 4 weeks will drag...BUT I am sure it will be here before we know it. This little guy has been busy twisting and turning and of course kicking me like crazy.

The sweetest thing is when I take Eli grocery shopping. While I am pushing the buggy (or cart whichever you call it) through the aisles, he will reach down and hug my big ole belly. And not just that he holds onto it. The first time he did it I am pretty sure I started to tear up (can we say pregnancy hormones??). Now I just get this big grin on my face. Man that little boy who isn't even 2 yet has this huge grip on my heart. I could just eat him up! And to think we have another one on the way...geebers I am all giddy!

I am pretty sure he has begun to drop. I KNOW I have gotten bigger from last week.

(sorry for the quality...nothing like an iPhone pic)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

34.6 Weeks

I found this picture from when I was pregnant with Eli at 34 weeks and 5 days. I meant to snap a picture yesterday at the exact same time with Caleb, but I didn't leave the house (which meant I didn't do my hair or put make-up on) so no picture was taken.

The obvious with Eli was that I actually had a tan and short hair. I think I look pretty much the same, but Daniel insists my face and belly look smaller (well really he says everything looks smaller this time but especially those two).

What do you think?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Potty Training


It is just so hard in the middle when your 22 month old is crying and screaming at you because he doesn't want to go, and you being almost 8 months pregnant--well enough said. Lord give me patience.

We can do this, we can do this!




We are still here.

When did it turn to July? AND over half way through it at that.

We have been busy busy around here. We made our last trip down south to see family and friends before baby Caleb arrives. Daniel has all the pictures on his computer, so I will have to wait and post them later.

I went to the doctor this morning and Caleb is measuring right on. He is head down which made me feel a little at ease (although I understand he can flip a whole bunch more before delivery). I was asking the doctor today (who did not deliver Eli and had no idea what size baby Eli was at birth) how big of a baby he thought Caleb would be. He said he believed if I went to full term I would have about a 7lb baby. I then proceed to tell him Eli was 7lbs 14oz and was 2 days early. He then changed his mind and said "oh well then this might be an 8lb baby because in most cases baby # 2 is bigger."--who knows!

Speaking of Caleb...I feel like he is getting lower as I am feeling a little more pressure! I am still running every other day anywhere between 2 to 4 miles. I have a feeling I will only be able to run for a few more weeks before calling it quits. I ran till 38.5 weeks with Eli. I will just have to see with Caleb.

We are on day 2 of hard core potty training. So far we have had 2 dry days (except for at night of course). We had been doing training here and there, but the reality of baby brother coming in a little over 5 weeks made Daniel and I want to jump the gun. Eli has also been back to sleeping in his big boy bed. We set up the crib for Caleb, so there was no turning back. The only reason we were putting Eli in the crib was because he was getting out of his big boy bed at 5:45am coming in our room ready to play. He now has a gate at his door which has seemed to help. He is growing up way too fast!

AND THE MOST EXCITING NEWS OF ALL (if you get our updates you will already know this):
We will going to FRANCE next summer to do an approximately 3 month internship with TEAM as part of Daniel's program at Trinity. God willing Daniel will finish classes for the Masters of Divinity program next May (2012), and we will go shortly after that!


Okay more updates and pictures to come.