Saturday, February 28, 2009

15 weeks and feeling great! Starting to get the "baby bump"--- Brandt is done traveling--- Haven't had to put Addie in a timeout for two days!--- and we're heading to Wisconsin Dells tomorrow afternoon!!!!
Brandt took Monday and Tuesday off this week, since it's my Spring Break, so my parents got us a place in the Dells with their timeshare points. It'll be the first real family vacation we've taken, just the three of us! We've been to this place before, so we know there are some great waterparks. Addie should love it! I'll post pictures when we get back.

Oh... funny story to add... Yesterday Addie was touching the blinds in the family room. She knows she isn't supposed to do it, and Brandt and I are both sitting in the room. So she's touching them and smirking at us while we both say, "No." She continues to play with the blinds, so Brandt walks over, says "No" to her once more, and then slaps her hand. She immediately walked away from the blinds, walked over to me, stuck out her hand, and said, "Mama?" She wanted me to slap her hand too! Brandt and I were both laughing so hard, I had tears! Clearly the hand slap is not working for this child :) More time outs, I guess ;)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Today I turned in my intent to return, or I guess my intent "not" to return to school next year. It was really hard! I had been going back and forth, tossing around the idea of maybe putting "yes" just in case something happened with the baby, or in case my mind changed... But, in the end, I was honest and just said "no" to returning next year. I struggled so much because this is a really big deal! Teaching has been my life for the past 5 years... yes, I'm excited to stay home next fall and I'm sure I'll be busy with two, but it is hard to think about not being in the classroom. No, I'm not giving it up for forever. I know I'll teach again down the road, but it will be a big adjustment for me. And today I kinda felt like I was signing my life away, or giving up something I will really miss. I do feel like I'm doing the right thing, though, and I know I won't regret being able to spend every day with my kids.
I had our dance team banquet tonight, so the season is officially over :( Addie had her second babysitter tonight and she did great! It probably had something to do with the amazing babysitter she had though!
Brandt is in Texas again this week, but is coming home Wednesday. Then not much travel in the near future. We've almost made it!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

See you soon, Dada!!! We love you!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

We are doing ok this week. Missing Brandt, but surviving and staying busy! He's in LA this week. Addie always asks, "Dada??" And I have to say he's not here right now. Then she asks, "Store?" I try to explain that he's a bit farther away than the store, though I wish he was at the store and coming home! But he calls every night to talk to her. Tonight she talked to him, kissed the phone, and then waved goodbye to the phone as we hung up. Too cute! He'll be home Friday night late, but then leaves Sunday again. After that, no traveling in the near future, so that will be nice!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Well, to be honest, I wasn't at all looking forward to Valentine's Day because my hubby has class all day every Saturday. No date and hardly any time to spend together. But I woke up yesterday morning to a bouquet of roses for me, and a rose, card and little chair for Brandt's other valentine- Miss Addie. It was perfect! Addie LOVED her gifts and I loved him for being so thoughtful. I got to spend the day with my little valentine, and she was wonderful!! We had a great day- hanging out, reading books, running errands, and doing pedicures :) Then Brandt came home and we got Chinese take-out for dinner and ate by candlelight, while Addie was relaxing in her chair watching Dora. It ended up being a perfect Valentine's Day and one that I won't forget. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm a little over 12 weeks... this is what they say about the baby--
At 12 weeks pregnant your baby is just about two and a half inches long and weighs up to half an ounce!
Yeah! That's so amazing :) We went in today and heard the heartbeat. It was so good just to have that reassurance again that everything is going ok. Still feels like a long way to go, but I'm feeling much better now, so I can definitely make it!!
Work has slowed for me since dance is over, but has definitely picked up for Brandt. If he's not traveling, he's extremely busy. Such is life, but we could use some prayers from all you prayer warriors out there.
Addie is doing well... starting to really see that she's "almost two" :) Definitely a strong-willed little girl. Very sweet, but very stubborn!
More pictures to come...
Thanks for your prayers!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

We miss you, Daddy! See you soon :) Love you!