Sunday, June 27, 2010

Tales of a Terrible Blogger

Geez! I haven't posted anything since April.  Sad, sad, sad. . . sorry folks.  It's not that there hasn't been anything exciting going on I just cannot find the time.  Let's see between playing mommy, wife, growing a baby, working part-time, keeping up a house, finally having some Stampin' Up! classes again, playdates, real dates, and whatever else it is that I do, posting on here seems to be an afterthought.  I will not promise to do a better job because frankly, I know it will not happen.  Just like promising to keep up with the chores, it will not happen.  So that's the scoop.

Anyway, I'll give a quick update of life at the moment.  It's stinkin' HOT!  Seriously, 90's + humid=triple digits on most days.  It feels like August.  This would be all fine and well, but at almost 6 months pregnant, I'm not embracing the weather.   Speaking of pregnancy, I hit 25 weeks today!  #2 is getting quite good and kicking/punching/tumbling or whatever it is he does in there.  Definately a boy if you didn't hear over on Facebook.  No names yet.  We have a list of about 5 but we have time.  I'm thinking we might decide after the delivery at this point.  We bought the paint for the nursery this weekend with plans to paint in the near future.  In April I finally took the plunge and started my Stampin' Up! classes again.  It is so much fun to craft and teach others what I like to do.  I will update the craft blog with all of our fun projects.  Plus, I've had many requests to do this.

Jacob finished Young K-4 in May and has been going to daycare part-time this summer when I work.  He enjoys it and it beats sitting around the house being bored.  You can only go to the science center, library, pool, park so much before it gets old and expensive.  On days off we play and work on workbooks so he doesn't forget too much of what he learned over the previous year.  All in all he is a good kid, typical boy though :)

Tim finally has a more family friendly work schedule which has really made the past few months a dream!  We actually get to eat dinner as a family on most nights again. I won't post too much about him as he doesn't like that sort of thing.

In May we celebrated a ton of milestones.  May 1st was our 1-Year Anniversary of returning to the States after living in Sicily for 3 years.  We celebrated by a dinner at Olive Garden and taking Jacob to Chattanooga, TN for a "Day Out with Thomas the train"  May 14th Jacob turned 4.5 years old (6 months until I have a 5 year old, yikes!),  I hit the half-way mark in my pregnancy AND found out we are having another boy!,  May 25th we celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary and May 27th was the one year anniversary of closing on our house.  A lot to take in, but it was all good!

That's life at the Clayton's for now.  It's going to get a whole lot crazier in the fall! 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

In case you were wondering. . .

I'm pregnant!!!!  Yes, I know many of you family and friends have been asking the question "Are they every going to have another baby?"  I didn't realize this was a question that weighed so heavily on many minds.  It makes me giggle, it does :) 

So, now that you know why I've been laying low for awhile, well, I really didn't have anything blogworthy up until now.  I'll give you details.  I've suspected since 4 weeks, known since 6, and felt horrible from week 6-9 (all day nausea, falling asleep at 7pm).  At 9 weeks I was able to go see my new OB, who is a doll.  Since we don't live near a military base I get to go civilian with hospital, practitioner,etc.  So far I am loving the experience.  At this 9 week appt I had the first ultrasound and got some decent pics of the little bean that has been making me tired and feeling overall blah.  Now this was a very anxiety provoking appt.  You see, in January 2009 I had a miscarriage at 9 weeks.  Same time frame.  Please don't feel bad if you didn't know, only a few close friends and my mom knew.  Anywho, once I saw little bean and a fluttering heart, a great weight was lifted from me.  I so wanted to tell the world, but knew is was better to wait until I got to 12 weeks.  Since around week 10, I have my energy back and feel almost normal again, except for the fact that my pants aren't quite as comfy as the used to be.  #2 definately shows itself sooner than #1.

Today I went to my 2nd appt at 13w3days and got to hear the heartbeat on doppler.  You don't know how good it was to hear that fast beating heart beat!  It was in the 150's range.  Hmmmmm. . . Jacob was pretty consistently 140's.  I have made most of my calls to family and Facebook.  My how things have changed in 5 years.  Facebook?  Who heard of this in 2005?  The family, is of course, over the moon.

Now, you maybe wondering, how is little Jacob dealing with all this?  Well, for several months he's been asking for a little brother or sister.  He would really like a sister, or so he says this week.  I told him today he is getting his wish and his little brother or sister will be here in time for his birthday.  He asked me the important questions:  "How did the baby get inside you?"  Umm, lets not worry about that one right now.  God put it there.  "Is your belly slimy and wet?" and "Will the baby come out slimy and wet?"  Well, yes and don't worry the nurses will clean him or her off.  Last question: " Is that where the pool is?" as he points to the community pool.   Love the preschool mind.

I'm sure you are also wondering when is the BIG DAY?  October 10, 2010.  10-10-10.  Isn't that an awesome day to be born?! 

Here is a parting picture for you to admire.  Cute isn't it?