Thursday, September 24, 2009
No blog, I know! I just have not had the time to compose a proper post! And it's not like there's been nothing to blog about, I just haven't kept up! The worst part is when things start to slide, and I do get a free moment I don't know where to begin! So much catching up to do! Things are good here. Ian just turned 8 years old this past Monday, I can hardly believe it!! I will dedicate separate posts to that soon. He's been a second grader for 3 weeks now, and seems to fairly enjoy school. Getting him up and out in the morning can be a hassle sometimes, but once he's there he seems to do well. He has been out two days this week with croup, but seems to be feeling much better today and will return to school tomorrow just in time for his birthday bash with his friends tomorrow afternoon. This years theme is SCIENCE, and I'm thrilled! So much fun to plan, and so many possibilities! Like I said, a separate post and pictures will come soon. Ana is doing great too. She's a true 2 year old, with a fiery temper and an attitude to match. Everything is a battle these days, and when she's caught doing something naughty, and I start to reprimand, she gives me a flippant "bye bye!" before running off and hiding. As exhausting as she can be, she matches the level in cuteness often. Her language has exploded over the past couple weeks and she can now really communicate her needs, wants and opinions in those cute little pieced together 2 year old word strings! This age is frustrating, and adorable all at the same time! Baby number three is still doing well, and I guess I can share with you all that we have finally settled on a name; Cooper (that is unless we see him and change our minds, so don't hold us to it!). I'm feeling fantastic and am having a hard time believing that it's only three weeks until he's here; I have yet to have that "Oh my God, get him out" feeling. I have so enjoyed being pregnant, I guess in a way it makes me feel normal, that my body is functioning the way it should. As much as I'm looking forward to meeting him, I'm pretty sad to say goodbye to pregnancy! I'm still watching Stevie (he turned ONE on September 3rd by the way!), though tomorrow is my last day until some time after Cooper arrives; don't get me started I'm pretty emotional this week. I'm so going to miss having my little Stevie toddling around the house and seeing my brother every day. At the same time, it has been quite tiring lately as Ana definitely has her moments with him and has lashed out at the poor guy on many occasions. Poor baby has been scratched, pinched and bitten on the toe; always followed by "Oh sorry baby", arrgh! She is doing much better now that she has some words under her belt, but when she gets really frustrated, watch out! For a long while there was a common occurrence of, "No baby!" followed by crying, followed by "Oh sorry sorry baby, shhh, shhh, shhh". I'd like to think she was feeling regret and was trying to comfort him, but really I think it's more likely she was thinking, "quiet down before mummy hears and I get in trouble!". She is certainly a handful; but she definitely has her sweet side too. She can be very loving, and shares really well with a little reminder here and there. She mothers Stevie by fussing with his clothes, trying to change his diapers, and kissing his boo boos (even when she caused them). She's coming along, we just need to get that temper under control! So we'll spend the next couple weeks having some mother/daughter time before her world is completely turned upside down again. Anyways, I think I'll close for now. I've got a list of things a mile long I want to accomplish before this baby arrives and have been trying to pick away at it during nap time. It's going slowly, but I'm beginning to see some progress. Mostly it's emptying and reorganizing closets, drawers, and cupboards, and throwing heaps of things away.....is this what they call nesting? I don't remember it with Ian!