Tuesday, November 23, 2010

What's in your tummy?



We've been talking a lot about tummies lately. We talk about putting good things in our tummies like apples, carrots, noodles, bread, milk, cheese, apple juice, eggs, chicken, fish, and rice. The girls can tell you the things they have in their tummies after a meal. It's kinda fun to ask Olivia if she has a monkey in her tummy. She looks at me funny (the you're-so-silly-mommy-look) and says, "No...monkeys not in tummy." While we talk about things we put in our tummies that make us feel good, and things that we may put in our tummies that make us feel not-so-good, the twins like to show their tummies and point to where the good things are. They understand that when they eat the good things (sometimes, I just want them to eat something!), they're able to play and run around. When they eat not-so-good things, they just want to lay all over Mommy, and it makes her very tired. We talk about Ewan's tummy too, and all the good things he has in his tummy. Aislee is usually the first to lift his shirt and say, "Baby milk!" He drinks a lot of milk! We talk about Daddy's tummy and what he eats while he's at work. It's usually left-overs from the night before, and maybe a couple cookies. They're starting to figure out what's in Mommy's tummy. It's not just food...

It's a BABY! Yes, we are expecting #4! We're very excited and looking forward to the arrival of this little one. We're due May 3rd. Ewan is very interested with babies at Church, and the girls' baby dolls. He gives them hugs and kisses and says, "ba ba". He's going to be a very good big brother. He also needs a buddy to help him when the girls gang up on him! When we told the girls that there was a baby in my tummy, they both started lifting up my shirt and trying to see where it was. I told them that the baby was stuck inside. Olivia leaned her head down to my stomach and yelled, "Get out! Get out baby!" This pregnancy has gone a little bit better than the last two. I was able to run the half-marathon at 8 weeks without too much trouble. My OB put me on the same medicine because I'm having a hard time drinking water and keeping some things down. I'm just kinda tired and 8 o'clock doesn't seem to come fast enough some nights! I'm very grateful for a husband who can get the girls to bed while I rest! I'm in charge of the baby who puts himself to sleep (muwahhaha!). He's also very good about getting up with them in the middle of the night and the early, early mornings! We're a little nervous about 4 in 2 1/2 years, but they will be such good helpers and buddies, it's also exciting! Like we said earlier, it's just gonna get busier!

10 comments:

Pam said...

WOW!!! Congratulations! You make such cute babies! Hopefully Ewan will get a buddy! Can't wait to hear!
Ben and Michelle are due on May 19th.

Sheri said...

Wahoo! Congratulations! Such a fun adventure.

Arianne said...

I've known for quite a while now, but I also have to say that you make adorable ones, and you are a WONDERFUL mommy! It will get busier, but the good kind :).

Anderson Family said...

Congrats! I just wish you were closer! Kira votes for a May 2nd birthday (like hers). If anyone can do 4 kids that close, it's you! You're amazing!

Hayley and Dave said...

yeah, that is so awesome and wonderful! We are excited for you.

Bryce and Kathleen said...

we're pulling for a little boy! :) can't wait to see you guys at christmas!

Susan said...

Congrats! Looks like we're both having babies close together yet again. Too bad we don't live closer - we could have playdates. :) Hope you get feeling better. Good luck!

The Eve's said...

Can't wait to find out what it is! And can't wait to see all those tummies at Christmas!

RonElaine said...

Molly, you AMAZE me! I don't know how you do it. Must be those Einfeldt genes or something ;)

Leslie said...

Oh My Goodness! You already have such a cute family. I can't wait to see what #4 looks like. I am sooo excited for you.