We are still alive, but life has gotten in the way. I am going to write a few posts to catch and then maybe I will be better at being consistent.
So, where are we now? Oh, I went to Maine after the last post. It was supposed to be a family trip but budget wise we couldn't do it, so I got a little break and went up for a memorial service for my uncle. Maine was his favorite place and now I totally understand why. I can't wait to for the whole family to go there some day. I was ready to move there, but Mom says that I always say that when I visit somewhere.
Upon my return we found out we were having a baby boy. Looks like Meredith was right the whole time, she kept saying she was going to have a brother. She is over the moon and talks to him every day. Tinsley and Meredith now share a room in order to make way for baby. Tinsley is doing great in her big girl bed and recently started sleeping in the bed without the rails. I think we are ready for Barrett William to arrive, we are scheduled for a c-section on Nov. 1, which is now a little over a week away.
Meredith turned 4 in July and had a princess party (pictures to follow in another post). At age 4 she is into all sorts of things, but loves princesses, Handy Manny, and dinosaurs (especially dinosour train). She is doing so much better with her potty training! At the beginning of October she turned a corner and is doing great with peeing, but we are still struggling with poop. Because of this she has been dismissed from the pre-school, however we are working with the school system on some other developmental delays we are noticing and they suggested she move to Pre-K. So tomorrow Meredith will start Pre-K. She could attend the pre-school through the end of the month, but we figured with the baby coming and Halloween being here that we should go ahead and move her so that she has a week that is all about her.
Tinsley turned 2 in September and she had a ducky party. This kid is in love with her ducks, but you wouldn't believe how hard it was to find duck things for the party. Along with ducks she also loves Dinosaur Train like her sister. The girls have taken to playing really well together and it is great to see how much they love each other.
Bill turned 50 in September and we held a party for him the same day as Tinsley's party. It was great to have family and friends together to celebrate both of them. Then two weeks later he had to have an appendectomy. Not fun, but he has totally recovered. As hard as it was to be pregnant and taking care of him and the girls I am grateful that if it had to happen it happened when it did. Take comfort in the small things. I also appreciate my Aunt Sharon and Aunt Pam helping with the girls while I was at the hospital and Bill's mom and brother Dennis for helping us out the week after. I couldn't afford to take time off since I am trying to have as long of a maternity leave as possible so it was nice to have the help.
As for me, I am just chugging away at work and trying to love on these girls as much as possible. I am very tired now and sleep is getting harder, not that I expect that to change when Barrett arrives. I had an ultrasound last week and he is all balled up and breech, which was totally expected. They estimated his weight to be 6lbs. 10oz. and he has hair. Meredith has been obsessed with whether he is going to have hair and what color it will be.
I think that about catches us up. My mom arrives on Saturday to be here for Barrett's birth and we have Halloween festivities to do, but other than that we are just riding our the days until our new normal.
More posts to come that will be mostly pictures.