Wednesday, September 17, 2008

It's been a while-

And I am terribly sorry. I just don't feel like myself anymore. After work, I am exhausted. I know it's part of it, and I am fine with that. I just feel bad, b/c I don't feel like I am being a good mom. If I lay on the couch, Ruthie says, "Mommy, your belly hurt?" She's so sweet. She takes good care of me. I thought the sickness was subsiding, but I was wrong.....imagine that. My first doctor's appointment is October 10th and I can't wait. I am so ready to find out more! I will be around 3 months along.

Ruthie really makes me smile when she talks about the baby. She tells people, "When our baby comes out of Mommy's belly, I am going to give her a bath, and change all her poopy diapers!" She says it with such enthusiasm it's so cute! In fact, her Sunday School teacher came up to me after Sunday School and said, "So I hear congrats is in order?" I asked her if Ruthie told her and she said that she told her about changing poopy diapers. She's a nerd. If she only knew huh? She gives my belly kisses and loves on my belly. I just hope she stays this excited about the baby once the baby is here. She is pretty set on it being a girl too. Every now and then she'll say it's a boy, but then she will correct herself and say it's a girl.

Randall's been super busy the past few days. We bought a fireplace insert about a week ago. Some of you may know that we have an old house. It's drafty and isn't as insulated as well as it could be. But, we are happy here. Well, we have central heat and air, but our heat runs off propane. Propane costs us too much to heat our whole house with it. So, we have used a wood stove the past few years. It works good, but not good enough. It never heated our whole house. It was a tiny one though. When we bought our house, it had a fireplace, but it was all bricked up (very, very ugly, so we hid it with our couch) and we had to wait until we had the time and money to bust it open and re-do it. Well, we finally got a fireplace insert, and I am so excited to say that Randall is re-doing our fireplace. He's so stinking handy. I can't wait until it's finished. I am sure the insert will heat our house much better than our tiny wood stove. It has blowers. It's older, but they were made better then, so I am fine with it. Plus, it's more "us." Here's a photo of what it looks like now under construction. Randall still has work to do, but he's working hard.

Work is going wonderful. My principal babies me, but he's just being sweet. I feel truly blessed to have the job I do. It's amazing! I really enjoy it.

We are starting a new Wednesday thing with the kids and I am so excited about it. We are called Warriors of the Word. My friend and I are doing the 5th&6th graders. I am really looking forward to it. It starts 2 weeks from tonight. Please keep us in your prayers. We only have 2-3, 5th-6th graders, so we are hoping to get more. I am asking them to hand out invitations to fellow students.

I am including a few photos. I haven't shared in a while. Hope you enjoy! Some of these were from our trip to Pop's and Granny's house. We had a ball!

Loving her jammas!
This is what happens when little girls stay at home with their Daddies while Mommy is at work.

These were from our trip to Pop's & Granny's.P8156757


Mari said...

Love the pictures. The one of her and Randall in the boat is priceless! I sure hope you start feeling better soon - you should after 3 months. :)

Leah said...

Glad you finally updated! lol
I hope that exhaustion lessens up for you soon.
Ruthie is too darn cute. Loving her smile.

Cheri said...

It's so good to hear from you again- but I understand about being tired.
I hope you start feeling better!
Love the pictures- Ruthie is such a doll!
I think you are such a blessing to your work- I bet the parents are so thankful to have you watching their children!

kirimarie said...

I was getting a little worried about you, since you've been so quiet! I'm glad everyone is ok. The fireplace is going to be great this winter! Ruthie is looking like such a little lady--where did our babies go to?!?

Kristin said...

Thanks for checking in. Hope that you are feeling better soon. So glad that Ruthie is there to take care of you. Great pics.

Kristin said...

P.S. Sadie I tagged you on my Blog. Check it out.

caseyoconnell said...

Hey! You guys are looking great, and congratulations on the new baby!

FWIW, we put a fireplace insert in our old house and it made a huge difference. So much cold air quit blowing down the chimney, for one. And the blowers helped a bunch. Good luck!

I'm Tara. said...

Those are such great pictures! I'm thinking of you today with the big appt. Hugs and love, my friend.