Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Often times anyplace we go with the kids and me being pregnant we are often whispered about. It makes me laugh because we know what people are thinking and trust me, we know how many kids we have. We really don't go that many places and when we do, it is usually just a trip to Costco, or to the grocery store, because it really is so hard to go with the kids because they are so independent. People try to figure out our "situation" and really try to wonder if Cole, and the twins are all ours, AND if I am really pregnant again. At first to be honest this really bugged me, anytime we went anywhere we would get the usual comments, like, "cute kids, are they all yours?", or "better you than me", or my personal favorite, "you really have your hands full!" I used to think can't people just mind their buisness they have no idea how this happened, or why this happened and so many times people look at it like a curse. It even happens to my family that when they go somewhere the first question people will ask them usually is something like, "how is your sister doing" or "o my goodness I can't imagine having 3 that close and being pregnant". I have learend to accept that probably for the next little while we will be talked about and we will have people wonder how we do it, and have people be glad it is our 'situation' instead of theirs. So if you have any questions I will not be offended and have already recieved many e-mails asking for my advice and wondering what my day is like...(later post). I think people have more anxiety about me having my fourth child than actually me being that nervouse about it. I do have days where I think to myself that there is NO WAY I can do another baby right now and how on earth am I going to spread my time out evenly, or how am I going to sleep, how is my house going to stay clean, etc. etc. etc. (I really could go for hours when I feel this way). But the truth is I do know this is going to be hard and that there are going to be days that I am overwhelmed but I am also extremely blessed. I have a husband who is more helpful than any other man I have EVER seen in my whole entire life and to be honest is way more patient than I am. He doesn't, so to speak, 'sweat the small stuff' where I tend to be very OCD, and love to have things in order and organized. But I do know that my kids need me right now so those things have to wait. At times I don't have a single second to myself. As soon as I wake up I usually have at least one of my babes next to me at all times, and this includes the potty. So with baby No. 4 people ask me if I am nervous. Absoultly i am nervous. I sit in the hospital writing this right now and it still has not sunk in but we are so excited to have our last and final baby. We are so grateful for our kids and to answer another popular question, NO I would not change a single thing. I love how close my kids are, I love that my first and my fourth will be less than 2 1/2 years apart, and although times are rough right now, I know that they will be the greatest of friends and love being close. I would actually suggest having kids close like this. Times can be hard but guess what times will always be hard. Hopefully baby no. 4 will make his debut SOON!
Cole loves to bowl. We have not been bowling very many times but Cole has a bowling set at home as well as a mini bowling set which has become one of his very favortie things to do. With everything going on lately with a new baby Dave and I decided that it is very important for us to spend one on one time with the kids doing something. We always spend one on one time but we would like to go do something with the kids more often that they would love. Dave decided a couple weeks ago to take Cole bowling and Cole has not stopped talking about it. He always tells me "Mom i wanna go bowling with Dad, bye." Here are some pictures of Cole's Day bowling with his Dad.