Monday, January 3, 2011


So you may have noticed I went MIA over the holidays.


I was busy.

The kids wanted to use the computer every time I sat down and thought about typing.

And I was lazy.

Yep, I'm admitting it. I laid around in my pajamas, snuggled my kids. Helped them try out their new toys. Did some laundry. And that's about it.

Honestly? I'm OK with it. I felt like I just needed to relax a bit. The upcoming month will be a tough one as Scott is working or traveling or both every weekend and I am winding down my full-time employment. Yep, I finally have a new supervisor and will transition back to half-time on February first. Which seems like not a moment too soon.

I'm huge -- the girls are both growing and moving and have the ability to pull a neat trick that leaves me breathless as they consecutively flip head-for toe. I'm guessing they both dislike being head-down at the same time, so if one switches to head down, the other dislikes it and switches to breech. If you've ever been pregnant, you know the odd sensation that is "baby rolling" or "baby flipping." When it happens one baby after another, I start poking around to see if I'm having a contraction. Thankfully, I haven't been, at least as far as I know.

Naturally, the other kids pick "baby flipping" time to ram their heads/elbows/feet/hips into my uncomfy on the inside belly so that it is uncomfy on the outside, too. I can foresee many a lap battle in my future... Right now, I still have enough lap for both kids big kids to fit at the same time, so that's good. But I fear that my lap space will dwindle rapidly. I'm already experiencing some of that third trimester discomfort -- my pubic bone aches if I walk to much and Tums are my new best friend. but, all in all, i have very little about which to complain.

Although, I could really use a great night's sleep...

Oh, here's us on Christmas Eve!


Melissa McCarty said...

Girl, you are radiating!!!! What a beautiful family! Can't wait to see the girls!

Laura Tatar said...

Great picture!

introthoughts said...

What a great picture! Your family is wonderful and you and Scott are beaming!

Anonymous said...

Great family pic! You and Scott are beaming.

Rhonda Schrock said...

Drop-dead gorgeous, the whole lot of you!! You all look like you're thriving. I'm so very happy for you.


parenting ad absurdum said...

Oh my gosh, you are cute!! Good to see you again :).

B said...

You guys look great. I can't believe how big M looks! I still picture him running out onto the ice during practice, and Scott having to come get him!

Anonymous said...

I love your picture .... the family looks great!!!!