Friday, February 26, 2010

Countdown to September 4…

So, I don't think I can keep this a secret any longer. Partly because it's now the worst-kept secret on the planet, and partly because I only have one pair of pants left that I can do up. And they are sweat pants. I'm trying not to think about it.

So, without any further ado…I'M PREGNANT AGAIN! And rather excited about it. Except for the actual birth part. Not too excited about that. I delivered an 8 pound, 10.75 ounce baby with nothing but laughing gas just over three years ago, and I STILL REMEMBER HOW MUCH IT HURT. But I'm trying not to think about that, because boy, did I get something wonderful out of it.

And I just can't wait to cuddle something this small again.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shiny, happy people

Please excuse my absence. I've had a bit of a bad few weeks. Sick kid, broken pipes that wrecked the roof in my living room, grumpy kid in desperate need of the GOOD allergy medicine from the naturopath that was on vacation, and grumpy mommy who spent much of last week feeling like throwing up.

And you know, I just don't feel like writing when I'm in a crappy mood. Because I know that I will sit down and complain to you nice people, and, well, I'm pretty sure you don't come here to hear me complain.

So…I'm feeling much better now. Gracie's feeling much better now. Everybody is much happier. And I'm ready to write shiny, happy things that make us all feel better.

Like Gracie's third birthday! Which, I have for some reason forgotten to write about. It was such a great day. The best birthday she's had so far. Mostly because now that we've got her on the good allergy medicine from the naturopath, she no longer cries the entire time people are at our house. And she actually enjoys playing with other kids, which is something pretty new around here. It was sad that all of her other cousins were sick and couldn't come, but Gracie and Olivia had the best time together!

Happy 3rd birthday my Gracie girl. May you always want a brown horse cake with Skittles on it, and may you always love wearing your Tigger suit.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Right after we read "Love You Forever…"

"Do you love ME forever Mommy?"

"Yes, sweetheart, I will love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be."

"Why will I be your baby forever? I'm not a baby!"

"No, you aren't a baby anymore, are you? You grew and you grew and you grew, just like the boy in the story."

"But I was a baby? And I was in your tummy?"

"Yes, you were!

"Why was I in your tummy?"

"Because when a Mommy and a Daddy want to have a baby, that's where the baby grows until it's big enough to come out."

"Can you have another baby in your tummy?"

"Yes, I think so. Do you want a baby to come out of my tummy?"

"Yes please. I want a sister."

"Well, maybe you'll get a sister, but maybe you'll get a brother. We don't get to pick. When the baby comes out, it's a big surprise whether it's a boy or a girl."

"It's a big surprise? Like at Christmas when Daddy's present was a surprise and we couldn't tell him what it was?"

"Yes, just like that!"

"But…I want to pick. I want a sister."