Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Easter!

Another great weekend was spent with our families for Easter. We spent one night each at our parents' house followed by loads of great food and an Easter egg hunt each day. The boys were in heaven at both grandma and grandpa's house.

Extra attention, sweets, and waking up the next morning at their house went a long way in their book. Needless to say they were tuckered out and actually asking for naps. That never happens.

My Uncle Mike and his wife Stephani had their sweet baby Michael Jr. baptized Easter morning. It was a beautiful mass and little Michael didn't make a peep!

The boys with baby Michael and little Brooke (Tylor and Bethany's cute little girl- it was fun having a girl in the house, dress and all!)

On the way home Miles kept asking to go back. They always have so much fun at their grandparents house. It makes me feel so good to see them loved on by mine and Patrick's parents. These boys might already realize it but they have some pretty great grandparents!! What a fun and blessed Easter to be with one another. We missed those who weren't there and look forward to spending some summertime fun with them!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

From the Mouth of Miles and Grant

The boys surprise me me all the time with the things they say and do. I think it's true that kids say the darndest things!

Me: Miles, get your finger out of your nose.
Miles: I have to get all the bugs out! Who made boogers?

Miles to Grant: Grant don't touch the TV. Say, yes Miles.
Grant: Yes, Miles!

Saying prayers at night: Is there anything you want to pray for Miles?
Miles: Pirates and star stickers.
Me: Ok, and what about your new little brother or sister?
Miles: that it has a hat and sword.
Me: gosh I hope not...

Lately, Miles' common response or comment to almost anything I say is "does it make you dizzy?"
I'm not sure he understands what dizzy means...
Me: let's go upstairs.
Miles: Does it make you dizzy?
Me: umm, no.
Me: why did you get a little poop in you underwear?
Miles: does it make you dizzy?
Me: Dizzy with frustration maybe!

Grant has been saying some interesting and cute phrases lately too.

Grant rips a poster on the wall in Patrick's office...
Patrick: Grant! NO!!
Grant: I love you too!!! (with huge smile)

Sitting down to eat dinner...
Grant: So, how's your day?
Me and Patrick: Our day is good! How's your day?
Grant: I ate my day!

Saying prayers at night...
Me: is there anything you want to pray for?
Grant: hotdogs and soup.

Getting ready for bed...
Me: Do you want to sing the Hail Mary?
Grant: No! Our God!
(Our God is what he calls the Hail Mary)

And to top it off here is Miles singing the Hail Mary.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

And Then There Were Three

A few weeks ago we welcomed a not-so-surprise...

We excitedly planned this baby and prayed about this baby and talked about this baby for months. When it was actually time to find about about this baby I felt like I should be giving birth because he or she has been on my mind for so long. During the Fall I felt like someone was missing when we were all in the same room. I've been ready for this little one for a while now, to say the least.

It's been a much different experience knowing that we were "planning" this. Of course, it's ultimately God's plan, but being able to plan with Him felt much more intimate. Instead of accepting a surprise gift of Miles and Grant I feel we got a rare opportunity to know we were doing this alongside Him.

I've never experienced baby fever because I got pregnant before I had a chance. Baby fever sure is something else. I was jealous of all pregnant women, I held new babies like they were my own, and felt myself falling in love with those new baby squeaks and sounds all over again.

Remember how I've written about Patrick's old employee and how she would have dreams about fruit when someone she knew was pregnant? She had them when we got pregnant with both boys. She was actually the one who made me realize that I was pregnant with Grant because of that dream. Well, guess what? The week before we found out she told Patrick she'd been having dreams again. I was so excited to hear this so I took a test but it was negative. "Too early" I told myself, "but I know she's right."

I told Patrick when I'd take the test for real so we could find out together, unlike the past two times when I took it alone. It was morning and Patrick was getting ready for work. He was brushing his teeth when I set the test on the counter. We both looked down and saw it. Positive, bright as day. I was giddy and he just gave me a thumbs up and said "I knew it" and got in the shower. Really!? That's all you're going to say about finding out we're pregnant with our third!? He knew it would happen so he wasn't that surprised, but he was and is excited.

I was too excited and had to get a better reaction so I sent my mom a picture of the test and got a call from a very happy and excited mom. I love that her reaction to finding out about all of her grand kids is like it's the first baby of the family.

We finally told the boys. I wanted to wait until I was a bit farther along so they could see a bigger belly but they like to sit right on my stomach sometimes which really hurts. They don't understand that it hurts even after many, many times of explaining. So, I figured if I told them there was a baby in there they would be more careful. Plus, I was excited to see what they had to say about a new baby.

Video of the Boys finding out.

We heard the heartbeat! It was 171bpm. The highest of both boys, Miles was 156 and Grant was 164. It was a beautiful sound and solidified that there really is a real baby in there. Now I feel a little better knowing I'm feeling crummy for this little one who has a heartbeat. We're looking forward to finding out if it's a boy or girl and seeing that cute button nose on an ultrasound. We get to meet this sweet baby around October 23rd which puts me at 11 weeks. I'm ready. Bring on the newborn!