Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Church Is Paying Off

Gianna reaching for another cookie.
Aaron: "No more cookies Gianna it's almost dinner time."
Gianna: (rolls her eyes) "Jesus, Mary and Joseph"
Aaron: (Cracking up) " Did you just hear what she said?"
Me: "Where did you hear that Gianna"
Gianna: "Church"

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Through a child's eyes

As we were driving back from mass last night it was really dark out. Hailee squeals with delight from the back seat: "I just saw the cutest baby deer lying by the side of the road!" "really?" I replied. Knowing it was a dead one I looked at Aaron and waited to hear what was coming next. "It was so young it didn't have any skin yet!, I couldn't even stand it, it's face was so cute!" Aaron and I silently laughed our asses off. Not that the poor thing was dead. Just How our daughter perceived the crime scene.

All is well here. We've just been really busy it being the end of summer and all. I've had to run a million places for documents and health records so Hailee can start first grade and Gianna pre- school two days a week. I'm excited for Hailee but nervous at the same time. I loved elementary school but know I started losing a little of my innocence around 5th grade. I decided I'll take her to school everyday and pick her up. Just to eliminate the crap on the bus. Even though I know she'd love it. But like I said, I am really excited for her she really likes school and I never had to fight her to do homework or anything.

Aaron's brother and his family are here in Maryland visiting. They have four kids, his other brother has three and we have two so the kids all love it. We're headed to the beach on Saturday with the whole fam. We're staying right on the beach so everyone's looking forward to it. Then two days after we return, Hailee starts school.

All is well with the baby on the way. I'm not as sick, just had one trip to the hospital for fluids. I must have dehydrated quickly. It only took one day and my veins were shriveled up. It's lovely when they keep blowing your veins trying to give you an IV of fluids. I asked if I could just drink a glass of water for the love of god! No was the answer. I knew I could have done it myself if they would have let me ;o) Finally after 4 or 5 tries it was in. But for this baby it's all worth it. I get more and more excited everyday. I cant wait to hold our baby. Just six months to go. Once my belly gets bigger I'll post pictures, but really it hasn't popped out yet. The only thing growing is my thighs.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Hailee and Gianna sleeping

Hailee and Gianna sleeping
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella
Aaron and I came upstairs from watching "Black Snake Moan" with Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci , to find the girl's sleeping sweetly together. I love moments like this.

On another note I had an ultrasound and everything looks good. We saw the little heartbeat. I just haven't had a chance to post because I've been pretty sick. Just the dry heaves and occasionally vomiting. But the nausea does not subside all day. It's not until I actually fall asleep, that I get some relief. I know complaining is annoying. I'm getting on my own nerves for crying out loud. It's just when someone asks me how I'm feeling. I usually want to say "LIKE SHIT". I guess it gets worse with every pregnancy or something. I go to the doc tomorrow. So I may ask for some Zophran. I didn't want to but I have only been able to lay in bed for the last week. I literally have to force myself out of bed. The kids haven't done anything fun with me in days. Thank God Aaron took them to the pool last night. Poor kids. Hailee has been such a huge help. Like fixing Gianna cereal for lunch. It's all worth it right?????!!!!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

She asked me to take her picture

What a goof
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella
Then she said "Mocha stinks mommy, take her outside".

I must say she is making huge potty progress. She wants to wear "Big Girl undies" and has to show everyone including Hailee's 18 year old camp counselor , he turned really red when she pulled up her skirt to show him her Curious George underwear. I was cracking up. The mailman also was asked the same question "Would you like to see my big girl underwear?" . How do I get her to stop flashing random people without killing her confidence? She's so darn cute about it I could just squeeze her. The only problem we're having is the whole pooping on the potty. It freaks her out for some reason. So she holds it and then lets a little out at a time. She hasn't taken a good poop in days. I've been giving her grapes and trying to make her drink lots of water. Any natural suggestions or advice on this? Hailee never had any problems.

Your such a goof ball

Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella

Stay little Gianna

Gianna bedtime
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

First belly shot (6 weeks)

six weeks preggo
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella
The nausea has already set in.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Hailee & Mocha

H & Mocha
Originally uploaded by Ciao Bella
Look how big Mocha is at just 5 months. She's such a great dog. Not like a normal puppy. She gets excited when people first come in but is much too lazy to keep it up for long. She just lies around during the day and doesn't require much exercise(my kind of dog)in fact your not supposed to over exercise them. I cant recommend this breed enough :o) The only thing is, is that she's starting to pull when I take her out to pee. We really have to take care of this now. These dogs are able to pull up to like 4000lbs when they are adults.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

So Far So Good

I had my first Ob appointment today. It went really well. Except for the fact that both the girls were in the room with me while I had my exam, including breasts! Not that they've never seen their mom naked. Because I'm naked a lot around the house. No biggie here. It's just their not use to me with my legs up in the air with a man hiding between them. They stayed at the other end of the room and I made Hailee read Gianna a story. I just told Hailee they were checking out my belly to see if the baby was ok. She was fine with it and didn't see anything. Usually I would have had a sitter but. Everyone was busy. My hubby was in a meeting downtown. Mom was working, MIL was with my FIL(He just had surgery), friends of family were at a playgroup in Pennsylvania and other friends with out kids were working. Anyhoo, I've had my blood drawn twice so far to check levels and everything seems to look good. I go back in two weeks and before that I'll get a ultrasound. My boobs hurt, I'm a little nauseated during the day, I'm tired and GASSY. I don't mind because I know it's good that I'm having symptoms. The cramping isn't so bad either. Did I mention that I was gassy? Got my vitamins with the added fish oil capsules too. I'm going to try to take them at night so I don't feel like hurling during the day :o) I'm glad to join you other pregnant mamas out there. Exciting.

Well got to give the girls a bath we just got finished swimming at a friends house and I can't wait to crawl into that bed. My poor husband is probably lonely at night because I'm ready for bed at 8:00. I just ate a huge plate of pasta bruschetta after vowing not to gain 60lbs this time around. I think I can do it. 60lbs is too hard on your body after labor. Not to mention too hard to take off the second time around. I can't imagine how long it will take me the third!