Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

As usual, life's been a little crazy here lol! I can't imagine what it would be like if it wasn't. Actually, I've been contemplating life recently, and wondering what it would be like if we only had one, or even two, kids. Not that I WANT that, just trying to figure out what it's like in "normal" families lol! I can't imagine only have a couple of kids - that seems like crazy talk! Then again, having 5 kids prolly sounds like crazy talk to the majority of people I know. And, no, there's no way to imagine what a house FULL of kids is like if you only have one or two lololol! It's nothing like what you would think, I promise. 4 kids isn't twice as loud as 2, or 4 times louder than 1, for that matter! The dynamics are so different. There are such interesting relationships between each child and each of their siblings. For example, Audrey and Madeline bicker a lot, and Noah and Ellie nearly kill each other most days. But Audrey and Noah, or Audrey and Ellie tend to be really quiet when paired up. Madeline isn't quite as nurturing, I suppose, but she's great with the littles, and more playful than Audrey is. However, when the 2 big ones get along, it's LOUD! LOL! They play and have so much fun, and it's girl talk all the way. I love it! The littles go back and forth between hugging and fighting, so I don't usually let it bother me too much. It's great that when any of them aren't getting along, I can reassign their "buddy" and it nearly always fixes it ;o)

My brithday was last Friday, and I had the best birthday ever! I got so many texts, FB messages, and a handful of phone calls, all wishing me a happy birthday =D It was awesome! Then, that evening, Adron took us to the Carrabba's where I used to work, and I got to see some of my favorite people I used to work with, my baby sister who still works there, and some regulars that were in at just the right time for me lol! Our server is one of those people I fell in love with the moment I met her, and it was just the most wonderful thing to have her waiting on us! Several other servers that I'm friends with also stopped by to say hi, and then there were 3 different people that also used to work there, and were in eating at the same time we were. The funniest part is that I'm friends on Facebook with nearly all of these people, so they knew it was my birthday. Then, my sister told everyone else lol! So even my favorite regulars knew and wished me a happy birthday! I felt soooooo spoiled and LOVED! I know it's just words, but it's nice to feel important ;o)

I sewed myself a shirt to wear, and it's another from the Ottobre pattern I used for the shirt I made for New Years Eve. I really like this pattern! I'll have to get someone to take a picture of me wearing it. I'm not sure why I'd want that, but I think the shirt wouldn't have the same effect on a hanger ROFLOL! On the way to dinner, I noticed that the shirt was making me really itchy, and it hit me that somehow I must have missed prewashing the fabric lol! Ah well. It did shrink up some, but not enough to make it unwearable. And it's so soft now - I like it even more!

I had an OB appt. last Wednesday, and my fundal height was 31 cm. At 25 weeks, it should have been no more than 27 cm. or so, and I've NEVER measured more than 2-3 cm. over the number of weeks I am. So, my amazing doctor had me come back in this morning for another ultrasound, just to make sure everything was fine. The u/s tech we had today is so wonderful! I loved her with the last two, and was so glad I had her this morning! She really seems to enjoy her job, and was getting tickled by Jonah's behavior - and HUGE feet! It was so nice!!! He's quite a ham, it seems, and was just stretching his legs out straight, then curling up into a little ball, and every time he felt the u/s wand at the top of my belly, he would flip over and start kicking it! It was so cute, and seemed so playful :o) I really think he's going to be a funny little guy! He's weighing in at approximately 2 lbs now, and his feet measured TWO INCHES!!! Eeeeekkkkkkk! Ah well, all of my kiddos have had big feet when they were born, then, as the u/s tech said, they grew into them lol! They start off big, but by the time the kiddo is 1, they have tiny feet for their age. As soon as I get to a scanner, I'll post pics. She got some cute ones - far better than the last u/s I had with him.

We've got a birthday party for Noah's godsister on Saturday. I'm wanting to sew something for her, but I have no idea how she normally dresses. I'm guessing by the things her mom has bought for Ellie and Noah that her tastes are pretty cute and trendy, but I'm not sure if the little one wears dresses, and I'm fairly certain that her tastes aren't nearly as over the top as Ellie's are! I was kind of thinking about a Feliz, minus the ruffles on the shoulders and up the back, or maybe a Vida, but I don't know how something that busy would go over. Maybe I can do an Olivia underdress for her, with some leggings. I don't know! And if she doesn't like dresses, I guess I could do an Anna top and some ruffle bottom pants to match. ARGH! It's so much easier to sew for my own kids!!!

1 comment:

Anne R said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday - I didn't know, or I would've e-mailed you :)
So, happy belated birthday to you!

I hope you figured the sewing thing out - it would be a no-brainer over here, as girls tend to dress more practical than cute (at least when their parents get to decide...). I guess that's a good thing when they go to kindergarten and move about all day in overalls and such..?