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!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ewan McGrewan

You've had a birthday, shout hooray!

We're gonna sing to you today!

One year older and wiser too!

Happy birthday, to you!

After he had licked off all the frosting.

Why not just go head first!?!

Ewan is one! It's amazing how time flies when you're busy. It feels like just yesterday we brought him home to meet the girls. Since yesterday was his special day, I'll kinda of introduce you to our little man. I've told many people that he is the perfect baby. That sounds funny, but he is. Ewan slept through the night at 3 months, he's always been a good eater, and is relatively easy-going. He's starting to become a little pickier now that he's learned he doesn't have to open his mouth for everything mom tries to feed him. Ewan has been walking for about a month. He loves following the girls around the house as they push strollers. He's really my little buddy and will come and sit with me whenever I'm on the floor. He likes to be held when I'm in the kitchen 'cause he knows I'll give him some food to keep him happy while I'm cooking or cleaning. Naps and bedtime are pretty slick with this little guy. I'll rock him for a few minutes and lay him in his crib. He may cry for a minute, but he's usually out within 3. Ewan loves spending time with Paul. He gets pretty sad when Paul leaves in the morning, and when he hears the garage door open, he heads straight for the door. He gives good hugs. He's learning kisses. His word is "uh-oh", which is more because I say it a lot to the girls than to him. Ewan really doesn't get into a lot of trouble, or maybe it's the fact the sisters seem to be the ones doing it first and he's just there...? I love how Ewan almost always has a smile on his face. He get s big grin when I say, "Ewan McGrewan, what you doin'?" and then comes running over to me. Aislee has started saying it with me. Ewan loves to be outside. We don't have much of a yard yet, but he'll stand at the door's window, gazing out at the open lot for quite some time. We have been so lucky to have such a wonderful, little boy in our family. The twins haven't quite figured out what to call him, but they often fight over "my baby" and who gets to give him a hug or a kiss. They're always wondering where he is if he's not in the room. Ewan is a joy in our home. We can't wait to see what his second year will bring!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ashes. Ashes. We all fall down!

The kids like to have Paul play "Ring-Around-The-Rosies" before bed. It's pretty fun to watch. Ewan enjoys it, until the end.