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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wish me luck

I took the kids to see my good friend last week. She's only 1 hr away but because her schedule changed, her days off now falls on the weekend, we haven't seen each other since we went camping last November. We talk on the phone though.

Anyway, Alyssa wore her pretty orange Summer dress . Well my friend commented on how lovely the dress was, then the husband came home and did the same. They couldn't believe I made it. Ego boost for me! Well her daughter also loved the dress and said she would like one in Purple & Pink. She's 3 1/2 yrs old. I didn't tell anyone I'd try to make one for her but I headed to JoAnn's today in search of cloth with a combination of colors that the girl likes and I found it. Well sort of. I think the middle piece is close enough.

I got the piece on the right end for Alyssa. I intend to make another dress similar to the orange once since she loves it so much. The 3 pieces to the left are for her also. I'm thinking some kind of top.

I only hope that I have steady hands and my stitches are straight so that this dress I make for my friends comes out gorgeous. I took no measurements so I am working strictly by guess work. YIKES!

A couple of confessions....



With my last 2 pregnancies, I have been less excited than I should be. With Christopher and Alyssa I was panicked but not as much as I've been with this one. After suffering more than a couple miscarriages throughout my life, I try not to get overly excited until I am at the point where the child would survive if I happen to go into labor.

Sometimes I think about how differently my life could have been. I could have been a mother to an almost 10 yr old, a mother to a 7 yr old and a mother to 6 yr old. As my mother has always told me, things happen for a reason and nothing isn't as it should be. Yet for many who have been where I have, that is hard to accept. I'll leave it at that.......



I shamefully confess that I am trying to prepare myself not to be disappointed if my doctor tells me that I will be having another boy. I feel horrible for feeling this way and I know I'll get over it but I want another daughter so badly. My husband even refers to the baby in my stomach as "his daughter" probably because he knows how badly I want a girl. I know it doesn't matter to him one way or another. I am only human and I've read in parenting magazines of other mothers who have gone through this. At first I thought, how silly, but now I understand. Mainly, I want this baby to go full term and be healthy but then the selfish part of me wants to hear, in a week and a half, that I will be having another girl.

Before I became pregnant this time, I would often have conversations with my husband expressing my concerns of not being able to get pregnant again. My endometriosis pains were coming back and I was very afraid. Afraid of going back on those awful medications, afraid of the pain and afraid of having no success in conceiving. His kind and sensible words of reminding me to look at the 2 beautiful children that we already have didn't do me any good. I kept telling him as a man he wouldn't understand. Sometimes you want something so badly you're blinded by it.


So maybe this was meant to be, the pregnancy that is and nothing bad is going to happen. After all, how many people get pregnant while on their period. I know it's a bit too much info, but we're all grown here. Hey, just imagine how embarrassed I was when I had to tell my doctor that.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Guess what ....

(Pardon the photo quality. I was messing with that camera and I don't know what I pressed. I guess I have a lot of reading to do tonight)

She was crying earlier today

My chatty Princess pooped on the potty tonight. I am so proud of her. Unlike her brother, there was no forcing the issue, no pleading, no arguments, nothing. She hadn't gone for the entire day and she had been really gassy and this gas was STINK !!

So tonight after bath-time and after she was already dressed for bed, she told me the pee-pee was coming. Okay, she's great with that and she went to the bathroom, came out and continued playing cars.



Since I knew she had to poop eventually, I didn't bother to put her pajama pants back on. So she ran about like that for a couple minutes then disappeared in the bathroom. I ran to the stairs where I could peep at her and I saw her getting on the toilet seat. 15 seconds later, I heard it and she yelled, "I did it mamum, I did it! I put stinky in the potty!"

I ran in there to share her excitement, but before she flushed she looked at me with the most serious face and asked, "mamum, where is the stinky going?"

She caught me off-guard, and all I could come up with was, "stinky's going home, honey"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Can you say gorgeous

Today we visited the Wild Animal Park. They are having their Annual Butterflies and Orchids Event. Man what a sight. I was so excited. Here are some photos for your viewing pleasure.










I had to sneak this one in there

I saw them while we were waiting in line to see the Butterflies
















A gathering of some sort

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Still waiting........

Well I am still awaiting the delivery of my brand new vacuum cleaner and they better hurry because I still haven't cleaned this floor. Last week, UPS had a scheduled delivery date of 03/18/08, tomorrow.

So I decided to check today to make sure all was well. Occasionally they deliver 1 day early and I was so impatient, but this is what I saw:

Status:
Exception See description below

So I looked below.....

VERNON 03/18/2008 11:00 AM TRAIN DERAILMENT
CA, US

I had to check out their story and it turns out there was a derailment on 03/05/08 that apparently is causing delays. Toxic fumes were/are in the air because it leaked out the damaged cars. People were evacuated and all.

Am I jinxed or what? I sure hope no one was injured. So I guess I'll just have to wait some more.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm on a roll

She just loves to pose

She told me she likes this one too. So I'm 2 for 2! YAY! I had this end of cloth for over 1 year and didn't know what to do with it. It barely made this outfit and I had to use another piece just to make up the cloth for the waist band. Now I just have to shorten it!



I'll try to do that tomorrow! I think the color looks great on her.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My dear unhappy Alyssa



I didn't think the loss of bunny would be so hard on her but since bunny drowned, she has not slept in her bed at night. She takes her nap without trouble but bed time is another issue. What does that mean for me? I've been sleeping on the couch with her since then.



Our friends at Disney's Lost and Found have been in constant contact with me for the past few days. I'd especially like to thank Ms Amber who has been checking daily for the ragged bunny. She even asked me to send a photo of bunny which I did as a pink and white dingy bunny showed up last week. But it wasn't Alyssa's.

She sent a lovely card with a photo of Mickey on it for Alyssa along with Thumper. Alyssa has now started napping with the card, not Thumper the bunny. Poor Thumper. I know bunny isn't coming back this time but something has to give as I cannot continue this late-night-couch-sleeping-business.



On another note I decided to dress her a bit more girly with more dress-like tops starting with this one. I made this for her last night from some scraps I had left over. Bright colors for my little girl. She was up late unable to sleep, AGAIN, so she watched me as I sewed. I asked her if she liked it and she smiled and said yes. This is important as she has already developed her own sense of style. She has her opinion on what's pretty or not and at 2 1/2 yrs old if she doesn't like something she won't wear it.

Daddy took them both to ride their bikes this morning so when they return, I'll snap a photo of her in it to see how she looks. I need some pants to go under them to prevent her from scuffing up her already boo-booed legs.

So until then.........

Okay got the shots. She loves the dress and didn't want to take it off


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Today's doctor's visit.........


Wonderful memories before either of them got smart at the mouth

.....went well. I'm glad that these appointments are quick, otherwise these kids won't have the patience to sit in the room.

Heart rate is at 162 and baby is growing well. Mommy has only gained 1/2 lb in 1 month. Funny because I feel really heavy & bloated.

Next visit will be the most exciting so far. We will attempt to find out the sex of this baby.

Anyone want to start guessing? I think it's a boy.



Update: Box #4 just arrived and I am so excited I don't know what to do with myself.
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