5 Random Facts
I was tagged by mamamusement to do the 5 random facts post, but then I replied to her message privately (or Tumblr ate it).
1.) I’ve been ugly crying at work all morning because a customer came in and was telling me all of the details of how her husband died in a car accident last week. She was cooking dinner, he went out to grab them some bread, and then he never came home. She was crying, I was crying… ugh.
2.) I don’t have my ears pierced (and I never will)
3.) I have a baseball sized lump/bruise on my leg from running into a filing cabinet a couple days ago.
4.) I still haven’t told my boss that I’m pregnant. She was on vacation the day that I was going to tell her and now I just don’t have the courage. What do I say? How do I bring it up? How long is too long to wait?
5.) If this baby is a girl she will be named after the city that she was conceived in. But let’s be honest, I would’ve used the name anyway, it just happened to be a coincidence that we were there when *you know*.
I tag whoever wants to do it!
We Have a Date!
December 18th is when we get to find out if Baby B #2 is a boy or a girl!
Just two more weeks… I can’t wait :)
This is what we ordered for Emberly’s Christmas present. A Melissa & Doug workbench! At least it will give me a few extra weeks to work on her play kitchen before her birthday. She isn’t getting much else besides some clothes and a toddler bed, so I wanted to make it count.
She has loved working with Dada’s tools lately, so how could I not when its 50% off right now?
This is the link to Amazon if you are interested: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001ENDC02
30 Days of Thanks (all rolled into one)
1.) I’m thankful for a loving husband who is always willing to help me out and always there to encourage me
2.) I’m thankful for our beautiful, healthy daughter
3.) I’m thankful for a second healthy pregnancy (so far)
4.) I’m thankful to have found the best caregiver in the entire world for Emberly while I am at work. Diane is a godsend and we are so blessed to have found someone who not only cares, but loves and teaches as well
5.) I’m thankful for our new home
6.) I’m thankful to live with family again. We just talked last weekend about how nice it is when everyone wakes up on the weekend and we all end up chatting, cooking breakfast, and eating around the table together
7.) I’m thankful for my family and that they also live only 10 minutes away
8.) I’m thankful for our good jobs
9.) I’m thankful for Richard’s awesome benefits at work, including 3 months of paid paternity leave
10.) I’m thankful for our health
11.) I’m thankful for our older but reliable cars that are fully paid off
12.) I’m thankful that I live with such musical people. It’s so nice to hear the piano/cello/guitar/bass/violin/viola on a daily basis, especially when I have no musical talent of my own
13.) I’m thankful that we now live right next to the farm where we can pick all of our produce
14.) I’m thankful that we live close to the beach
15.) I’m thankful for the wonderful weather here, even though it means that we will never have a white Christmas or see snow fall
16.) I’m thankful for our bed. Seriously, it is the best (and comfiest) investment we have made
17.) I’m thankful that we decided to have kids young, giving us more time to spend with them (and hopefully grand babies)
18.) I’m thankful that Richard is a handyman both in the home and with cars, he can basically fix anything and it’s really helpful
19.) I’m thankful for our friends. Not many people our age have kids, or are even married, so the few that did stick around are pretty awesome
20.) I’m thankful that I was able to breastfeed for 20 months and I hope I’ll be able to do the same for our next baby
21.) I’m thankful that I can take hot showers
22.) I’m thankful that we finally have a backyard
23.) I’m thankful for my camera and that I can document our memories
24.) I’m thankful for ChapStick and Q-Tips, two things I couldn’t live without
25.) I’m thankful that I’m off of work today
26.) I’m thankful for the little flutters that I’m feeling
27.) I’m thankful for the smell of oranges
28.) I’m thankful for the laughter that I can hear right now
29.) I’m thankful for the wonderful dinner that we get to eat later today
30.) And I’m thankful for Tumblr and discovering this wonderful, supportive community of mothers and fathers. It has really changed my perspective on parenting and I’m so grateful that I can read along with your lives while we all experience the ups and downs of life together. I’ve gotten so much great advice, helpful tips, and had some wonderful discussions with you. Thank you for being there for me.
Some days, it’s really hard to imagine having another child. Some days, I don’t think that it’s possible to love anyone else the way that I love you. But every mother tells me that your heart expands, your love grows, and you suddenly love two children equally. I hope they are right!
- <p dir=ltr> Emberly: I'm gonna trace Mama's hand<br>
- Me: Ok (sets hand down on paper)<br>
- Emberly: (starts tracing hand) Hold your hand here<br>
- Me: Ok<br>
- Emberly: Move your fingers!<br>
- Me: (moves fingers)<br>
- Emberly: Look, Mama, like this (moves my hand)<br>
- Me: Ok<br>
- Emberly: Heather! Hold your hand still!<br>
- Me: Excuse me? My name is Mama...<br>
- Emberly: Ok, Mama. Let's get some fresh air.<br>
- Me: ?</p>
I forgot where I originally saw this idea but it was love at first sight! I’ve been scouring Craigslist for the perfect entertainment center but most are too expensive and the people that I did e-mail never responded…
Well, guess what we found down the street this morning with a big, fat “FREE” sign on it? It’s even better than the one in the picture because it is in perfect condition and has doors on one side that we can turn into a little fridge. I’m so excited!