Monday, January 3, 2011

The End...And The Beginning

We finally finished up Christmas on December 29th with my parents at their house.  They returned from Charlotte on the 28th and had a mere half day to catch their breath before we came over for another Christmas opening frenzy!  The kids loved it of course and Anna was clapping after each gift, a sure sign of approval, I'd say.

 Brice received a Crystal Growing Kit and I must say, they are coming along nicely, I will post pics later in the week.
 This was the best part of the Anna pulled the tissue paper away, she realized what was in the bag, based on the commercial and said, "PILLOW PET!!!".  It was hilarious and I'm sure the makers of these things would have been happy to capture it on camera.
 A frog for Brice, named Augie the Froggie.
 And a purple Hippo for Anna, not named but if you hear her saying something like "puppet", she is actually saying "Pillow Pet" very fast.
 What is it about simple blocks that a kid of any age will play with and then of course, knock down?!
As most of you know, December 29th was the day that Anna became so sick and stopped breathing.  This year it was still a tough day, me remembering everything we went through on that day two years ago.  I still went to bed early so I didn't have to see the time on the clock of when the event happened but I do feel as though my heart has healed and part of me always wants to remember that night when I was brave enough to save my baby girl despite the fear in my heart.  I thank God that His plan for Anna was for me to be there.  Maybe by next year, the date will pass without me thinking about it.

And so this year December 29th marked The End of Christmas...And The Beginning of this....................................................................................................................................................

That's right!!  We are due August 7th!!!  We are so excited and can't wait to find out the gender.  Brice is pulling for a boy (which I am thinking it is a boy) and when we ask Anna, she says, "Baby girl"!  The lines have been drawn and the tie will be broken.  Either way, this will be the last!  I have been feeling very good for the most part.  I've had days where all I want to do is lay around on the couch but then other days when I can be very productive and hardly notice anything feeling different.  I will try to keep you all updated as we go along and add a new ticker to the sidebar of the blog so we can count down the days until #3 arrives.


Katie and Dave said...


I totally had a feeling about this- I just knew it!!!!!! I am so happy for you guys. Although, I gotta tell you- watch out. Maybe it is just the fact that this is my first girl pregnancy, but being pregnant with 2 kids has been 1 million times harder for me than any of the others. I sware, I NEVER got my energy back.
But I know it will all be worth it in the end.

YIPEEEEEEEEEEE I am so excited!!!!!!

Janna said...

OMG.....congrats! i am soooo happy for you guys. May you have an easy pregnancy and delivery....I am without words! Big hugs to you!

Kelly said...

I am soooooooooooooo excited! And I am so mad at myself for deciding to quit watching you like a hawk. The minute I let me guard down, you decide not to drinka mimosa and I'm totally oblivious. Ha! I'm pumped. I'm pulling for either a girl or a boy. Either would be spectacular and hopefully by then, Jack will learn not to poke people in the face. :-) WOOHOO!

Anonymous said...

We are absolutely thrilled!!

Nana & Pa

Emily said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a fun surprise this morning!! :) Very exciting!!

{ang} said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is so exciting! I think another girl :). I'm glad you are feeling good for the most part, especially with two little ones at home!

Lauren said...

Yeah :) Aug 7th is a FaBulOuS day..not that I'm bias or anything! So happy for you guys!

Rachel said...

Congrats!!!!! SO fun!

Christine and Bob said...

Congrats!!!! I am so excited for both of you.

Taryn said...

AHHHH! Jennifer, congrats!! So excited for you! Praying for a healthy pregnancy.

Christie said...

Just catching up on blogs.... I got tears in my eyes reading about Anna and that terrible night - and then tears again with the ultra sound! I always get so emotional about people having babies for some reason!! Congrats again!!