Thursday, January 10, 2008

Big news (read the end)

I guess it's about time we updated our blog. We didn't get a Christmas letter sent out so we hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! December was a busy month and we were in Utah for most of it. We had a great visit with family and friends. It makes me wish we lived closer... but then I go outside in shorts in January and reconsider (at least for now).

While in Utah I watched as much HGTV (design shows) that I could since we don't have it. When we got home we had this strange urge to replace the lights in our kitchen, a project we've been wanting to do for a long time. That of course turned into three days of pulling/tearing/scraping off all the wall paper and a couple more of taking off the popcorn ceiling. Once the house was sufficiently dusty and resembled a construction zone I started school again and lost most of my momentum for doing the kitchen. We'll post pictures when it finally gets done (hopefully soon).

Another happening in our family is our unusually long streak of throwing up. We haven't gone a week since mid November that someone in our family hasn't thrown up. Every time I think our luck will change, it will happen again (like Alex's projectile vomit on the plane--a personal favorite--or Erin's various episodes at night). Last night I heard Simon, our cat, throw up at almost the same moment as Erin did. Amazingly, the cat's was the only one that got on our new carpet.

I feel that it was worth mentioning because with all that barfing, I should have been the one to be doing it since I found out last week that I am pregnant! I kind of feel like an airhead for not knowing; after all, it is my third time. Since I went from nursing to being pregnant without a period (but I'm normally not regular anyway) and not having any signs at all, I was completely surprised to hear I was about 16 weeks! My only clue was developing a gut, but I attributed this to getting older and needing to work out more. I will go on Tuesday to get a more accurate ultrasound, but right now the due date is June 30. We are very excited for this new addition to our family, and hey, finding out so late sure makes for a shorter pregnancy.

Here are some pictures from December.

Erin on Christmas morning
Alex eating the marshmallow decorations off the tree

Playing on the big ball

Playing in the snow, burr!!
Erin carrying tons of stuff around the house.
I think she said she was going to a wedding.

Erin and Daddy, how cute!


Laura said...

Congratulations. I wish my pregnancies were such that I could go 16 weeks without knowing. Instead, I usually start throwing up before the tests should even be positive. Joy!

Mindy said...

Wow! Congratulations! I am laughing pretty hard that you are close to half way through and just found out! Cute pictures of your family.

Heather said...

Wow... that's exciting news Laura! I can't believe you are so far along. That will help it go by quicker. I hope everything goes well. Keep us updated. I've never watched HGTV until moving here to Utah. It is a fun one to watch.

Musimommy said...

Congrats!!! I can't believe you are so far along and just found out!! That is funny, but good. :)

kkerr said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news! Sorry about all of the sickness.

Andrew Monks Crew said...

Yay for the blog update! And what a happy surprise for all of you. Congratulations!