Tuesday, March 31, 2009

31 Week Ultrasound Pics!

We had an ultrasound last week and Baby weighs in at 3lbs, 3oz! She is getting some chub on her! Things are looking good so far! The farthest we've made it pregnant is 32 weeks, so we are almost there (will be there on Friday) and are really looking forward to passing that mark! We are going all the way!!!

Here's a shot looking straight at her nose and lips. Makes Mama wanna kiss those lips!Her foot is just a little over 2 inches long! Notice that her second toe is longer than her big toe!
And you can see the back of her head here (her skull) and then the fuzzy white lines are HAIR!!! The ultrasound tech would wiggle my stomach and her hair would swish around in the water!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Miss Piggy Can Sing!

First, go turn off the IPod mix on my blog. Then come watch this cute video!

Miss Piggy has been learning How Firm A Foundation in Primary and Master Chief captured it on video while Mama was gone one day!

video

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lesson Learned, Ask Before You Smell!

Saturday Kermit was in the bathroom and Mama could see him washing his hands. He came out and had a discouraged look on his face and said, "I've got a problem." So I asked him what was wrong. He came up to me and stuck his hand up to my nose and said, "Smell." In that 1 second I had to think about smelling his hand I decided it was okay because he'd just washed his hands, how bad could it be. Perhaps he didn't like the smell of the 'pink' soap that's in there. So I took a smell. And then I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit! It smelt like poop! And this is how the conversation went.

Mama: "What is on your hand?!!!"
Kermit: "Well, I got poop on my hand and I've been trying to wash it off and it won't get off."
Mama: "Did you try soap?"
Kermit: "No, I thought I could just wash it off and it won't come off."
Mama: "Try soap!!!"

So off he went and would you believe that soap can take off the stink on your hand!

Master Chief sat on the couch on the other side of the room and by the time I dared to look at him I thought he was going to pee his pants he was laughing so hard! Next time Kermit needs to go ask Daddy to smell his hands!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A princess by day.... still a princess by night!

Miss Piggy got the most fantastic dress up clothes from Grandma, Papa and Uncle Skino for Christmas. She's such a princess that it's the perfect gift for her! She goes in shifts with wearing them though, and lately it's been a busy time for these clothes!

So last night Master Chief and I were getting ready for bed and part of Mama's bedtime routine is to go in and check on the kids to make sure they are covered up and stuff, you know the normal mommy checks at night! It had been very quiet for a while and I was sure the kids were sound asleep.

When the kids went to bed, they were in normal pj's. Miss Piggy was wearing a Christmas nightgown with a pretty bow she brought to my attention last night. As I went in to check on them at 10:10pm, Miss Piggy's head popped up and she just smiled. But guess what she was wearing??!??! You guessed it, one of her princess dresses. She said she needed to be a princess at night, too. And of course, like any good parent, I got her up and made her take a picture!
What could we say, she was so cute we had to let her sleep in her dress... I mean what kinda of sleepwear do princesses wear? Obviously not pretty Christmas nightgowns with a silver bow on it!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Miss Piggy and Mama are 29 Weeks


So here you go... in all my 29 week glory! Things are going good this week!

And the picture in my last post was taken this same day. As I was prepping this post, Miss Piggy infomed me that she was showing off her belly like I was! Good thing she wasn't insisting on being pregnant... AGAIN.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Just like a married couple or just plain brother and sister?

Tonight we were at Walmart getting some paint and wall stickers for Kermit's new bedroom. Mama and Master Chiefs hands were full and Miss Piggy insisted on holding a hand. So she held Kermits. They walked around the store holding hands and it was so cute!

Then we were eating pizza for dinner and Miss Piggy doesn't eat the "spicies" (pepperoni) on her pizza and she always picks them off and gives them to Kermit. Mama sat back and thought how cute it was, how they are such good friends and then it hit her... they act like a married couple!

They argue over who gets to do what. For example, who gets to put the bowls/plates/cups away and who gets to put the silverware away. By the way, the silverware is the not fun job around here. If you do the bowls/plates/cups you get to stand on the counter and that is so cool. Kermit tells Miss Piggy to "eat your dinner", "don't talk like a baby", and "get back in bed". Miss Piggy tells Kermit to "get your shoes on", "drink your milk", "and "give me a piggy back ride".

If Miss Piggy doesn't like her dinner, Kermit offers to eat it. If Miss Piggy needs her bed made, she asks Kermit to do it, and he does! If Kermit wants to go out and ride his bike, he tells Miss Piggy "they" are going out to play, so "come on"! If Kermit wants to watch Spongebob, he grabs the remote and changes it to Spongebob.

I swear, they are married!

Or is it just a fantastic set of siblings? They are the best of friends. They don't do anything different from each other very often. The most they fight over is what movie to watch. Kermit likes to call Miss Piggy "mom" when they are playing and if Mama trys to answer, she gets told "you're not the mommy right now". Miss Piggy constantly tells Kermit "That's a great idea!" to anything he comes up with. Kermit will often tell Miss Piggy how pretty she is. They are so wonderful!!!
And here's an extremely silly picture of them taken yesterday. Kermit LOVES his orange hat. He thought he was a cowboy here with snow boots and this hat. Whatever! Miss Piggy was just along for the picture we think!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

6 Things...

As a way to combine a lot in one post, I've copied a friend and used her '6 things' post!

Our kids finally get it!
For the last few weeks they just haven't understood the idea of resurrection. They know that Jesus was resurrected and they were sure that their big sister was resurrected. We've needed to do a Family Home Evening on this subject, but Helping around the house and Tithing came first. So last night we got to our resurrecting FHE and boy were we surprised at how much our kids actually know! Miss Piggy totally explained how our spirits leave our bodies and our bodies go in the ground while our spirits 'leave our mouths' and go to live with Heavenly Father. We showed pictures of when Jesus was crucified and Kermit told us all about how the 'naughty guys' made a hat of sharp wood and smashed it in His head, how they beat His back and how they put nails in His hands. We're so pleased with their understanding at just 4 years old! We explained that Jesus was resurrected after 3 days, but that big sister, past grandparents, and President Hinckley haven't been resurrected yet, but they will be! A huge thanks to awesome primary teachers who've helped us teach our children!

March has come in like a lion...
The only time I start to miss our years in Arizona is when we should start to see some spring! March is a pretty windy month around here and it's down right cold in the wind! On top of that... it's snowed a couple of times this week. Kermit and Miss Piggy think it's fantastic and I love to see their excitement, but please... I'm ready for some warmth! My winter maternity clothes are few and far between!

Pregnancy
Things are good. Things are very good! But what would my pregnancies be without some fun, right! I've been measuring 4-5 weeks ahead of schedule. At my 26 week ultra sound baby girl weighed in at 2lbs! She's growing just perfectly, however her size isn't the reason for measuring ahead. I've got a ton of water. A lot of water is just fine, but too much is just not good. Complications come with it like preterm labor, I already have too many contractions. Abruption, I've already had one with Miss Piggy, so I'm higher risk anyway. However my levels have decreased a bit, so we are in the clear once again! Now I just get to watch the swelling. So I get to rest a lot. I get to rest for the day before and after an event. Yippee! And rest means, lay down flat. Can I just tell you how incredibly boring that is! But, my swelling has been controlled and I've had a lot less contractions, so it's working and that's what counts! I'm 28 weeks now and the dr is thinking 37 weeks looks like a great goal, so 9 weeks!!!!!

Baby Middle Name
Any ideas? I'm in love with one middle name. Master Chief, not so much. I've suggest many names, but we just don't agree on anything! So, wish us luck! In the mean time, help me come up with a fun name forourblog for her... Kermit and Miss Piggy are Muppets, but baby girl doesn't have to be. I just don't want to keep her as baby girl. I've thought of caboose. What are your suggestiongs? Ready, set, go!

We are living in chaos right now
As we are trying to prepare for baby girl to come we are re-arranging our house to fit another little one. It's crazy around here and people think I'm nesting, but it's really Master Chief who's behind it all! We've totally changed our bedroom around to fit the "office" into our room and our office is a mess of clutter, but Master Chief assures me that it will be taken care of this week! Then it's on to moving Kermit to his own room, painting, building him a big boy bed, getting Miss Piggy's bedroom set out, painting her room, putting up the crib... you get the picture. Plus I've got to go through my baby clothes to see if there's anything for baby girl to wear! I should do before and after pictures, huh!

Calculus 3 is our nightmare, I mean friend...
Master Chief is attacking school once again. He loves his BS EET so much that he's decided to go for another BS, this time in EE or ME, he can't decide which. In the mean time, he's taken Chemistry and you'd think he could do that in his sleep. It was a piece of cake for him. Calculus 3 however is another story. He's pulling a solid B, which Mama is SO pround of him for, but he gets ticked when he doesn't get an A. He works 12 hour shifts, 3-4 days a week, goes to school for 3 hours, 2 days a week, then goes on his days off back to work, to make up time from missing during his classes. Then he's a busy father, a husband to a pregnant wife (need I say more!) and during the time he's not re-organizing our house he fits in his homework. The poor guy doesn't sleep anymore! And if you know Master Chief, sleeping is his favorite thing to do next to playing the X -Box. So this stinking Calculus class is kicking his butt! But he's chugging along and he tells me it's a good thing that he knows how to take the second derivative of a vector floating in space as it turns around a spiral, cause that's pretty darn practical, and common Joe's like him need to know that stuff! Whatever!

So there you have it, 6 updates at once! Don't you feel lucky!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Miss Piggy and her amazing bravery!

Miss Piggy is so amazingly brave. Lots of houses have those nifty plant shelves and ours is no different. At Christmas time Master Chief uses her talents to place decorations up on the plant shelf. She's pretty good at placement!


Kermit got a fun new Double Shot Nerf Shotgun and found that it was really cool to shoot his darts up on the plant shelf. Only problem is that he can't get them down!


In steps Miss Piggy. She and Master Chief put their heads together and came up with a plan. Master Chief hoisted Miss Piggy up on top of the plant shelf to gather up all of Kermit's ammunition!


What a hero! Mama stood by nervously but had to take pictures!




What a great little sister!