I’m just now starting to feel well enough to sit up for long periods of time. I still can’t stand up for long periods of time yet. This baby is definitely making me work hard to bring it into this world, but I’m so eager and excited to be pregnant. We get to find out a week from today, Lord willing, what we’re having. I’m praying for a girl, but I will definitely welcome and completely love another boy.
My husband claims that I didn’t let him help pick out the girl’s name, but I thought I did. However, I’ve had the girls name picked out for years now, so I honestly can’t remember if I did, in fact, let him have any say so. However, I told him if it’s a boy he can name the boy. He is threatening to use a terrible name, but I don’t think he’d honestly do that to any child of ours. I think he is convinced it’s a girl. I am honestly convinced it’s a girl too.
The reason I am is because of how sick I’ve been and plus the way the baby is riding. I’m HUGE already. I was a big woman before I conceived, but now…I’m down right ugly and disgusting. However, I know it’s only temporary. Plus I am determined that once I’m done having this child that I will work harder than I ever have to lose the excess weight, even if it means I under go all the physical medical tests to find out if it is in fact due to a hormone imbalance like my mom thinks it is. I know I’ll most likely be able to lose the weight this time because I won’t have it in the back of my mind that I’m going to regain it when/if we ever do get pregnant again because I’ll have my tubes tied and that won’t be an option.
Since I last wrote we got a six week old chihuahua. He’s adorable. My husband named him George, which I haven’t quite figured out why he choose that name. However, he does get mighty curious about everything around him. He’s doing a lot better than I thought he would with the house training bit. Peppermint has welcomed him into the home with ease. Peppermint is my baby, and I love her to pieces. She’s been the ultimate dog for everyone.
School has been hard because it’s so hard to stay focused when I’m usually extremely tired. However, we’re trucking along. Del is still making all A’s. I’m so proud of him. I just hope it all pays off in the end for him.
My good friend graduated from college recently and I’m happy for her. I know she feels proud and has that sense of accomplishment. It was a long hard trek for her, but I’m glad she stuck with it. I just pray that she lands a job/career soon.
We just recently went through a DSS investigation because my son’s lip got an infection in it from an infected ingrown finger nail. Granted his mouth and side of his face looked bad, but we took him to the doctor. I don’t really mind that DSS came out because if it had been someone else and there was abuse involved then at least I know that they care. We’ve been under review by DSS for various reasons over the years (all because of assumptions or lies), and every time nothing has been founded. However, I have nothing to hide!! DSS can come any time they want to our house, the doors are always open for them. We may be a bit anti-social at times, and we may not get close to others. However, we’ve both been burned by plenty of people who we thought were friends. It’s hard for us to trust others.
We are strict parents. We do time outs and take privileges away and we do spank our kids behinds (when it’s called for.) However, we do not leave bruises, and our kids are very happy kids and seem to enjoy life. My oldest has been through hell and back in his young life, but he’s doing really well now. He has truly blossomed a lot over the past three months. I honestly think that others are starting to see the change in him as much as I have. He finally has a sense of security and a solid home life. I fought to make it happen, and it was worth every bit of the tension I stirred up. My only regret was that I didn’t do it sooner. We live and we learn.
Speaking of improving…he took his entrance exam for his new school at the beginning of summer, and he didn’t do so hot on the reading portion. I honestly still believe that was because he thought test and freaked out (like I do!!) He has always been a pretty good reader. Well, we worked with him all summer long and even got him on the library’s reading program. He read A LOT over the summer with a brilliant attitude all the way through it. He retook his test today and made me extremely proud!
My youngest is growing up so much. He’s almost as tall as my oldest already. His birthday is coming up in a couple weeks. I can’t believe he’s going to be 4 already. It seems like just yesterday I was carrying him in my belly and praying that his Daddy would be home in time to be there for his delivery. We’ve agreed to have my mother-in-law teach him the basics like she did with our oldest. However, if all goes well, he’ll be attending 5K in 2012-2013 school year at the school that Jimmy will be going to this year.
I don’t know who’s more eager for Jimmy to go back to school him or me. I don’t really look forward to being without him throughout the day, but I do look forward to the activities that school gives us. Plus I’m praying that I get to be involved a good bit with the school activities. I also like his teacher this year, and that makes a world of difference. There isn’t anyone that I’ve met in his new school that I don’t like, and that is saying A LOT.
I’ve been missing my mom like crazy lately. Of course, the house is officially out of probate, and the current residents only have until the 20th to move out, and I was praying that they would be able to buy the place, but it didn’t happen. So, I’m a bit nervous about who will buy it. Time will tell. We need it sold though soon because we need the funds to add on to our house, and pay off some of our bills so that we can have some more breathing room.
Speaking of the house, Del did some more improvements on the house. It looks so much better with each new thing it does to it. It’s my home and I honestly love it even if it’s not the most perfect place around. However, it’s perfect to me because it is overflowing with love!!
The weather has been way to hot!! We’ve been couped up inside for to LONG. Of course, I don’t have much energy and strength to do a lot. My husband doesn’t like to let me drive anywhere by myself if he can avoid it. (Not because he doesn’t trust me, but because I get so weak and close to passing out that it’s dangerous for me to drive or be by myself for long.)
Well, I hope this finds you doing well. Loving our family and praising God for all of our many blessings!!