Monday, May 25, 2009
Here I go again. It has been a while since I tried to do the digi scrapping and now that I have so much time on my hands I am trying it again. I need some more sites to go to and some tips if you have some. This is another beginning. I am such a slacker and start and stop so much. Hopefully I can get good before the twins are born and then it will be easy to do when I have 4!
Friday, May 22, 2009
I was having a conversation with Alexa and I think she is a little unsure of what her role will be in our family when she has to share the spotlight. I was happy to tell her that when I have another baby my heart grows. I am able to love every one of my children with all my heart. I do not have to divide my love between them. I am so thankful for a Father in Heaven who lets my heart grow each time I have a baby so that each child is just as special and loved as the others. I think she kind of got it, but I hope I can show this when she has two siblings that are so needy.
I am conscious of how difficult it may be to show each child individual attention, but it may come at times when we are not expecting it. I plan on showing this to my other children by doing what I do now, reading to them, playing games, teaching and enjoying the ages they are at. Although we will also do individual "dates" we can't do that everyday so hopefully I can show them individual love daily. I look forward to being the mom that I can't be at this time because I am immobile. I hope I will look back on this time and love it because I was able to sit and contemplate how great it is to be a mother and to have the opportunity to raise children who are good and love their Heavenly Father. I love my role
Now onto the secular things that have been on my mind. I can't wait to go shopping after these babies are born. For them for sure, but, I want a new wardrobe, is that selfish? I know this is the last pregnancy so my body will be mine!!! I don't know how long it will take to have "my body" back but I can't wait to shop knowing that my body will stay that way for quite a while.
I am a jeans girl so I will be getting a nice pair (or two :) What kind should I get? I also want to get some cute shirts in bright colors. Tell me where to shop ladies. I want cute shoes too. I know I will need to spend a lot on the jeans so tell me how to get cute tops and shoes for less. I have also been looking on a lot of blogs and noticed the fun jewelry out there. Tell me where you got it or if you make it let me know how to buy it. I know kind of lame but when you lie in your bed 24 hours a day you think a lot. I also want a new hairstyle. Not too short but fun! Hey, I have an idea why don't you all just nominate a fun mom of 4 for "What not to Wear" and they will pay for it all:) I will be 26 weeks on Sunday so only 10 more weeks to my goal, wish me luck!
Monday, May 18, 2009
I have another ultrasound this week to see the babes again, hopefully the bedrest stays the same and nothing is worse. I am looking forward to an outing, how sad is it that I am excited to go to the doctor.?!!! I also thought that I was feeling better, but now the vomiting is back because of such bad reflux and heartburn. I take medication and sleep at a 90 degree angle and it is still bad. I love these babies so much but man, is it taking a toll on this mama!
A close up :)
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
playing around with light on the playground. I love that little face.
I really think this is one of the best pictures I have ever captured of Alexa. That smile is so beautiful and she is genuinely happy collecting all of her sea shells.
This is a picture of the kids the night we got there. We had an easter egg hunt and they had so much fun being in a new place.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Friday, May 01, 2009
Anne Marie met up with us with her boys. We all planned to go to the National Portrait Gallery but I had to turn around and take a cab back to my car. This body of mine does not like being pregnant!!
The ladies with the cutest man in town, the only kid with us, but he was great!
Swinging with the ladies in old town