Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's a BOY!

So...we already had an inkling...okay, more than that. A couple weeks ago, I had a kidney stone and my OB sent me to the ER. It was extremely painful, by the way. While I was there, I had a sonogram done and we were 99.9% we were having a boy.

However, yesterday, we went for my scheduled sonogram and had our suspicions confirmed. We're very excited! Well, maybe not all of us. Addie was a bit disappointed because she wanted a girl. Boys have those "hangie down parts" and she wanted a baby with the same parts.

Micah, however, is super proud. I didn't even know he wanted a boy...he always commented that he loved our girls and would be happy with another. It's funny to me how much he loves those girls, yet he's stoked to be having a boy.

Here I am at four months. Addie took the picture for me. You can see the difference between my growth with Addie and Eliza too!

 Here are some sonogram pics...not very clear, but you get the idea. I promised Micah I wouldn't post pictures of the baby's you'll just have to use your imagination.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Our School Girl

Today was a historic moment in the Hunt family...Addie Sue went to her first day of Kindergarten. We took pictures of her before the bus came. Then, once she got on, we rushed to her school to take more pictures. All the while, she went about her business. Not a hint of worry. I'm glad for that. I managed to hold it together too. I didn't want her to think she was going to an awful place!

I must has been weird. I finished reading a book, checked my email/facebook, ate lunch in peace...all while Eliza slept. No one interrupted me, asked for a snack, asked if her quiet time was over, etc. This break was nice. But I still miss her.

The hard part for me is not knowing how her day is going. Is she making any friends? Is her teacher kind? Is the environment she's learning in healthy? Did she play with anyone at recess?

We considered placing her in a private Christian school, but we decided to give public school a try. It's much easier on the pocketbook...but I wonder if she is encountering kids with hurts far beyond her understanding. I just pray that God will be with her....and help her make good choices. To be a friend to someone who really needs it. To do her best. To show love to others. To feel loved herself.

I can't wait to see her when she gets off the school bus today!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back on top!

I'm happy to tell you that Kaylee is back! After bloodwork, we discovered she had Pancreatitis, a painful condition that does not allow digestion. The vet put her on an antibiotic for about 10 days and she has bounced back. We did switch her to an organic food, that is low-fat & she is on Tramadol (full dosage). But- it seems to be working! I read that older dogs are prone to getting this condition, so we have to watch and make sure she doesn't get ahold of anything fattening, as it can cause a recurrence. She has vomited occasionally, but nothing that has caused her to get behind on her meds and cause hip pain.

 Click to see sweet Kaylee 5 years ago when I first started blogging.

THANK YOU JESUS! Even if we're just buying time, I'll take it!

I'm a bit past 15 wks now, and I've got my three month belly shot to post. It's a bit embarrassing b/c I'm sooooo big compared to my other two. But I've got to do it for the third kiddo too...

See me with Addie Sue and Eliza at three months and you'll agree:

 I wish I could tell you it was ALL baby...but I think that would mean I'm in denial.


Micah ran in the Warrior Dash in July. I was supposed to run it with him, but I got pregnant. I'm soooo glad I did. M said it was harder than he thought it would be. I guess the race was entirely made up of hills that were muddy and full of jagged rocks. Running up and down them was too dangerous.
Doesn't he look cool?

Jumping in at the end:

Micah and Joel

These are just random pictures taken the last couple weeks:

This what Daddy teaches our girls to do...something I would never think of in a HUNDRED YEARS (Candyland is more my style). This is why he is the fun parent:

My sister has been in town for the last couple weeks. We went to a Combat Air Museum in Topeka and the kids got to run around. Unfortunately, it was not air-conditioned, although the weather cooperated, it was too much for the pregnant woman to handle. I ended up getting sick at McDonald's shortly after leaving the museum. Oh Joy!

Grandparents and the grandkids:

An aerial view of the museum:

Hot and tired: Addie, Toby, and Caleb

For some reason, I can't find all the other pics I have of my trips to Topeka. Not so much a shock for those who know me well. I'm pretty impressed with myself for posting two times in one month. I looked back in 2006 when I first started blogging, and it is crazy to see how much more posting I did. Each year, my posts get smaller and smaller. Guess that is an indication that life is getting a bit busier with kids and dogs taking much of my time. The time I do have alone, I usually just want to rest. I'm still tired and waiting for my burst of energy to come so I can get some projects done around the house.

Two important events are coming up this month.

First, Addie starts school on Wednesday (Aug.16). I can't believe she's in Kindergarten. I hope she enjoys school and that her teacher is loving and effective. I haven't really heard anything good about her yet, so I'm waiting to see what I think.

Second, we find out the gender of our baby in two weeks (Aug. 30)! Looking forward to that...and hearing that the baby is alive and well. I'm feeling some movement...which is reassuring, but it's always wonderful to hear the heartbeat and see all the body parts.

Until next time...