Monday, June 29, 2009

Leavin' on a jet plane...

All my bags are packed. I'm ready to go.
I'm standing here outside Nora's door.
I'm not gonna wake her up till it's time to go...

Ok, that was a lost cause. Anyway, we're essentially all packed to leave for our 20 day trip to Georgia. I'm starting to get a bit nervous too. And I'm pretty sure Nora was picking up on it tonight as my mom and I were getting her ready for bed. She was so upset. It was a bit of a scream fest. She has a tooth popping through right now, which isn't helping, and she didn't want to eat much tonight. Chicken chunks and sweet potato pieces! What baby doesn't want to eat chicken and sweet potato??!?! I just hope the flight goes smoothly tomorrow. I'm planning on using a dose of Benadryl, bring snacks and books, and my buddy Donna lent me a portable DVD player. Those things should help a great deal I think.

I just need to chill. I'm not a great flyer in my own right. It used to be worse, but I do still get nervous on a plane. I'm sure if I'm calm, she won't be any trouble.

It's been very nice having my mom around these last few days. Nora has had the time of her life. Going to the mall, wagon rides, seeing ducks during a yummy outdoor dinner by a lake, riding in the kid car on the front of the shopping cart at Fry's, eating half of an In-n-Out burger...and just getting tons of attention from her adoring public.

Poor Mark is already missing us. He's pretty bummed about the 20 days away from us, and I know he wants to be in Georgia. He will stay here and take his class and work his call center job in the intolerable desert heat while I'm seeing old friends, eating great food, getting ready for the party of the century (My sister's wedding), and playing with our little girl. Though I know I will miss him too.

In further news, I saw my OB this morning. My blood pressure is still pretty good: 120 / 66, and baby girl's size is right on track. I measured 20 cm. Nora was 9lbs, 4 oz, so ya gotta understand, I'm a little nervous about the size of baby number 2. I'm sure God won't give me anything I can't handle with His help. Well, I suppose I should pack our carry on bags...I always get carried away with that part, packing 40 items, using about five of them. Please send us your prayers, for our sanity, that of the other innocent bystanders on the plane, and of course for Nora.

These are a few cute Nora pics. Playing with the wagon, the baby pool, her new toothbrush, Daddy, and other things. I think she's kinda cute.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My Next 20 Weeks

Alright! So we finally have our very own family blog. Hmmm...what to write...We are all doing quite well. Poor Mark is in a permanently overwhelmed state. Stuck in the middle of a dull full-time job selling insurance AND being a full time student, trying to finish his degree from Ottawah University hopefully next February. I'm doing the full-time stay-at-home mommy thing, caring for our BEAUTIFUL 13 month old daughter, Nora Josephine. She is everything we coud have ever wanted in a baby girl. A bit of a wild child (just like mom and dad), and she LOVES music. No surprise, her being our daughter and all.

Mark and I have been married almost 3 wonderful years. We are so blessed to have our lovely healthy daughter...and SURPRISE! another baby girl on the way! I'm 20 weeks pregnant with our second daughter now. Halfway through! Though I hope to be able to cherish these last few months with just the three of us better than I have been. I've felt, since the moment I found out I was pregnant, that I just want to be done. I'm still sick of being pregnant with Nora. I was still nursing her when I got pregnant with the second one, and I just feel like I never got to feel like myself again. Regardless, here we are with a second, so-far healthy baby on the way. What can I say? We're fertile! That is a blessing right there.

What I am learning is that we have something beautiful in this house of ours. The three of us, soon to be four, are so lucky to have eachother. I think for my next 20 weeks, I am going to try and be aware of that. I want to cherish this precious time of the "three of us." I want to be more positive, more excited about the present, not just the future. I hope that I can see what I have, and not what I want.

And I also hope I can keep this blog interesting ;-)