Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Signs it is almost time to have a baby:

1. The navel mark on your non-maternity garments is now in your cleavage.
2. The indicator button on your belly has popped.
3. Laying down hurts worse than standing up.
4. Going up the stairs is just as much a work out as running a mile was before you were pregnant.
5. The baby stops kicking and is now just pushing on organs.
6. You pee a little every time you have to step over the baby gate.
7. Maternity shirts are getting too short.

Can you think of any others? I'm trying to tell myself I still have three weeks but it's getting harder to believe and/or accept. But I know I don't want to have him before George's birthday. Well... I do, but I don't. Speaking of George's birthday, he will be two on Sunday!! He is my second best friend and we have so much fun together! We both got our hair cut yesterday and I'm pretty sure he was better at holding still than I was.This was his face the entire time. Hair cutting is very serious business!

Friday, March 23, 2012

New Quilt!

I really like this one! It is for a friend. I haven't given it to her yet so I won't say who, but I don't think she even reads my blog so it probably doesn't matter...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Go Sun Devils!

Glen did it! He made it into the Masters program at ASU. Not only was he chosen from a very large pool of applicants but he was also offered an assistantship that will pay for part of his tuition and pay him a yearly stipend. We are not sure if he will accept the assistantship because we don't know what his current job is going to say when we tell them. They may beg him to stay and offer him a part-time position. They really like him at Legacy. He actually cares about the music program and wants the kids to do well. He is the only music teacher in the district to make sure some of his kids went to All-State orchestra. It was a great experience for them. And he was one of the very few music teachers that were going to stay another year.

Anyway, we are really excited! I'm going to be married to Master! Well, I already am but now he will actually have a degree to prove it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baby Talk

Every night before bed George and I go through our routine. This routine typically starts with a bath and ends with a story and a prayer. But the past few nights, after our prayer, he lifts up my shirt and talks to baby brother. He tells him he is cute, gives him kisses and occasionally knocks on my belly and says, "Out!" He also tells me the baby is stuck. He calls my belly button a mouth or a nose which I'm not sure how to take. He will also give my belly a hug. I'm sure his feelings will change when baby brother does finally get here. I guess we'll see! For now, I'll enjoy that they are getting along.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just tell us already!

Glen applied to a master's program at ASU last October. They say this program has rolling enrollment, which in my experience means students are admitted year-round. Apparently it has a different meaning at ASU. Glen emailed the program directors and was told a decision would not be made until late February at the latest, probably March 1st. Well, ASU, it's March 6th. Can you just tell us whether or not he has been excepted? I don't even know where to look to find out if he has been. He has a student account on the website and it still says his application is "In Review". I don't know if that changes first or if they will email him or send a letter. But so far no emails or letters. How can I plan the next two years of my life if I don't know whether or not Glen will be in school? They don't seem to understand the anality with which I plan things. I have already put together a potential schedule for Glen's courses that will work with either his current job or a new part-time job.

I think I am more stressed out about this than Glen. I'm trying not to be because it doesn't change anything if I am stressed.

On a happier note, I only have six and a half weeks until my due date! I am really hoping to go into labor on my own. But the timing of this baby's birth has to be just so, so that I am still on maternity leave when my family takes their vacation in June. I don't want to be on maternity leave for too long because it means less money coming in and then we have less money to pay for Glen to go to school. These are the things I think about daily.

My friend Amiee had her baby at midnight on Sunday night/Monday morning. We all went to the hospital last night to visit and meet the baby. George loved it! He wanted to hold her and wasn't satisfied with being on the ground. He wanted me to hold him so he could see the baby. He also wanted me to hold him when I was holding her. So, I was holding my two year-old, the newborn and my fetus all at once. It was not easy. But I think George will like having a baby at home, at least at first.

Alright, that's all for now. I will be finding out the sex of my newest nephew/niece-to-be in the next hour! Woot!