Monday, October 28, 2013

This morning was my big ultrasound to find out whether Ace and Archie were going to have a baby brother or sister. They have been anxiously awaiting this news. And of course Joey and I have been too. Joey ended up not being able to make it to the appointment this morning and was super bummed. But against his wishes, and begging, I made him wait to find out with the kids this afternoon.

One thing we already knew was that our baby would be named Finn. Boy or girl, we had already decided this was baby Finn. For several reasons: I have just always loved the name Finn. My BFF had Finn on her short list of names for this baby. We love Huck Finn at our house. And of course because Ace said so. 

One day she and I were going over my list of names and when I got to Finn, she immediately and excitedly screamed, "yes, Finn!!" She usually changes her mind on things pretty quickly, so I wasn't sure that was going to stick. But even with me making other suggestions, she stood firm. 

The problem we had next was middle names. Ace's first choice was Huckleberries. And then there was Sunshine, Strawberry Shortcake, Blue, Pink, and several others that just weren't working for me. So I told her we were just going to use Mommy's middle name if it was a girl, and Daddy's middle name if it was a boy. So it was either Marie or Joseph. Or as she says it, "Joffus". She was happy with those. 

Archie wakes up every morning and has to get right at my belly, and says, "good morning, Finn, your brudder here, I love you, Finn." We all became quickly attached to the name. 

So the big question still remained....was Finn a boy or a girl??

Finn Joseph it is. 
Everyone is happy. 
Can't wait for this baby boy to join in the craziness that is our life. 

Lots of Love!

two little bigs

Monday, October 7, 2013

Oh HEY! It has been a while. Just when I wondered if I would ever blog again, I got a few messages and comments from some blog-world friends wondering where the heck I had been. And so I'm back. (Thanks for the nudge, guys).

I blame my absence on the tiny human growing inside of me. Yep. We are expecting baby number three. He or she will be arriving in March. I have been pretty sick since the day we found out in July. Sudden nausea combined with the inability to be in a room with Ace's strawberry iced donut because of its smell (which I typically love), led me to the store for an EPT. One pee and a plus sign later and my whole world changed.

I was a porcelain hugging, insanely exhausted, and overall miserable human being for quite some time, and I am so happy to finally be coming out of that fog and getting back to myself again.

Ace and Archie have been total champs. They have had to become much more independent. They let me rest, they bring me snacks and water. They have been taking good care of me. They are so much less needy. (Thank you, God). They are over the top excited about the baby. It is pretty much all we talk about. Unfortunately they don't really have the concept of time thing down, so from here to March is going to be a long five months.

Ace just doesn't even know what to do with herself. She totally thinks she is going to be this baby's primary caretaker. She has requested that the baby sleep with her so that she can take care of him/her in the middle of the night, so I can sleep. And I am fully considering that arrangement. I mean she will be pushing six by the that time. And she's pretty responsible. 

Archie understands a lot more than I thought he would. He also wants to tell everyone. I mean everyone, everywhere we go that, "Mommy baby in tummy." And he often proceeds to ask other women if they too have a baby in their tummy, which can get awkward. 

Both Ace and Archie have to kiss my belly and talk to the baby all the time. And Ace is convinced (and has convinced Archie too) that if she sticks her finger in my bellybutton, the baby holds onto it. I just can't wait to see both of them with the baby. They are going to be amazing. 

Other than that excitement, Archie and Ace are now at the same school (their dream come true) and are doing awesome. I can't even begin to put into words how wonderful it is to be at a school where the teachers and administration are HAPPY to have Archie there, and do not consider him a burden in any way, shape, or form. We have been on the other side of that coin and it is just a horrible feeling. They see his potential and expect him to reach the goals we have set for him. They also understand Ace and Archie's unique relationship and are a comfort to them both. It all makes life so much nicer. 

First Day of School Pics

That's it for now. 
All is well in our world. 
Lots of Love!