Thursday, January 31, 2008

My Blake

Sometimes Blake just amazes me. This morning I let the kids go up and play in the playroom for a couple of minutes and was listening to them as I rested. Liah asked Blake if he could be the babysitter for her baby dolls. I was not sure what Blake would say but as usual he took his sisters feelings into consideration and said yes. Now I know that Blake would have much rather been playing Star Wars or building something with legos but I love to see his kind heart when thinking about others. He has also started lately helping me without even being asked. A couple of times I've caught him picking up in the living room or family room just because he wants to help. Now we still have our moments, sometimes multiple times in a day, but it's great to see him growing into such a good worker and also a leader. He definitely loves to lead his cleaning crew (i.e. Liah) to see how fast they can get their bedrooms and playroom cleaned. Pretty soon he will have another sister to show such kindness too. The other day we were talking about how many kids we should have in our family and Blake said,"I think we should have one more girl after this baby." I was shocked since I thought he really wanted a brother. When asked about this he replied, "We can just adopt a brother who is 8 or 9. I want a Big brother." He probably IS wanting someone to protect him from all those sisters.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Coming up on the Third Trimester

So I haven't written here in forever. I give myself 5 minutes on the computer unless I have everything done for the day. This is working great for my schedule but anything computer related normally gets pushed off. So I can't believe that in a couple of days I will be officially entering the last trimester. I'm definitely feeling it these last couple of days. I had my glucose test this week(Jan.21) which came back fine but it did show I was anemic . So now in addition to prenatal vitamins I have to take an extra iron supplement. I'm hoping that by the next week I will have enough iron stored up that my energy will come back some. The baby has been very active the last couple of days. Liah could spend hours feeling the baby kick and watching my stomach jump. Liah is calling the baby "LaLa" so at least one of us has decided on a name.

The Braxton Hicks contractions have started which have me in gear planning for the birth. Because of the c-section with Blake we don't feel safe with a homebirth even though Liah's birth was fast and went well. I keep having dreams and this strong feeling that if labor goes the way it did with Liah the baby might come at home. I'm totally planning for every scenario or as much as you can when it comes to birth. We'll see what happens.:)