Saturday, November 23, 2013

23 weeks + a few days baby 4

 Well, here I am. Nearly 24 weeks. I'm running still, about 3-4 miles about 4-5 days a week. I had been running with the double stroller till about a week ago when it turned cold. Now I've been trying to get up and go before the boys wake up. I've been keeping about a 10 min. mile pace with the stroller and about an 8:30 pace by myself. Better than last pregnancy!

I've been feeling pretty good, but I can tell I'm getting older or just a lot busier than I was during my other pregnancies. I am tired all the time. Like exhausted. I am currently teaching about 18 or 19 half hour piano slots. I am excited to have a week off for Thanksgiving!  Super excited! I love teaching, but I am longing for a bit of a rest. My back feels like it could use an adjustment. My knee was hurting a bit last week and I took a week off of running and got some new shoes. So far so good this week. Did I mention I'm feeling old? I'm glad Matt and I both feel like this will be our last pregnancy. I mean, who knows, but it would take some serious revelation from God to convince me otherwise. =)

I've been looking through girl names. Matt doesn't really feel like discussing it much yet. He never does until the end. My top 4 at the moment are: Marian, Vivian, Jane, and Nora  The only one of those that Matt might even consider without me really pushing it is Marian. Not sure which is my favorite right now. Who knows if we'll even use any of those. Maybe he'll surprise me and come up with something else awesome.

Interested in how I compare with my last 3 pregnancies? Here ya go:

Baby #1: Dean

Baby #2: Walter

Baby # 3: Edward

Baby #4: Little Girl

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Baby #4 revealed and a few bonus pics of the boys

This morning Matt and I (and Edward) got to go to the doctor and see what variety of baby we are having!!

I have had no inclination one way or another and was fine with the possibility of either a girl or a boy. With the other three it was very apparent very soon into the sonogram that they were boys. This little one kept legs crossed nearly the whole time. Guess that was our first clue!

We are having our first GIRL! We are still a little shocked. It seemed a little surreal. Even though I didn't know one way or another, we've just always had little boys and after 3 it seemed like that's what we were destined to have.

She will be the 22nd grandchild on my side. There will now be 11 boys and 11 girls!! How crazy is that?  She will be the 7th grandchild on Matt's side and the first girl!  We are still shocked, but happy and excited for a new experience. It's fun to know and start planning! Now to think of a name...

Her estimated due date is March 20th. I would love for her to come one day late so she can share a birthday with my mom and my brother Eric. 3 generations. Wouldn't that be awesome?

As with any baby, it will be interesting to see what she looks like, what her personality is like, and I am excited to have her be a part of our family.

And since I never get on here anymore, I'll throw in a few more recent pics for the few of you who still read my intermittent posts...
Dean turned 6! He's lost his two bottom front teeth, and he broke his arm this year. It's better now.
In October I took Edward and Walter to a pumpkin patch. He posed himself. =)
Here's another from the pumkin patch. The giant Pumpkin Pie!
Walter really wanted to make a curious george fun hat like in one of his cartoons. I tried, but Matt really helped him
engineer a decent fun hat.
Edward is my most independent child yet! He's constantly pulling chairs up to the counter to do whatever he darn well pleases. Right now he's making a PB and honey graham cracker. Quite tasty!
Edward is my big helper these days. Unfortunately I have really big piles of laundry that I have to fold... never ending laundry.
Just before Halloween I got to take the boys to a balloon festival. Unfortunately we didn't get to see them fly because there was a storm brewing to the north of us. Still cool to see them inflate up close!

For Halloween Dean and Walter were Ninjago Ninjas and Edward was Mario. Grandma Brasfield made the awesome outfits and I made the head items for all three.