Saturday, September 17, 2011


I'm so glad it's the weekend. However, it still is feeling like the week cause Bob is working again today. Second Saturday in a row. UGH. I don't get to see him enough during the week and now they make him work Saturdays, too. Cruddy. But, I have to remember to just be thankful he has a job and that I get to stay home with our little baby. Man I am blessed!
We've had a pretty good week. I actually didn't venture out much this week other than to go to church Wednesday night and to a friend's house on Thursday. We have been planning this weekend's road rally, and have literally put probably at least 15 hours each into it. My brain is absolutely fried from it. Sad, I know. But, I'm hoping everyone will have a good time. That, and I haven't messed anything up! Ahhh.
Bellie is learning to go to sleep on her own in her crib for naps and bed times. It has been sad, but very good at the same time. I only have a few more months to go to get her a little more independent, so now's the time. Each time gets easier though, and it's not taking her as long to fall asleep. Sometimes her paci ends up upside down in her mouth, which is pretty cute.
I had a doctor appointment this week to confirm my pregnancy. I had to pick out a general doctor, since I didn't have one, and I've lived in the area for four years. Thankfully, I liked the practice. My real appointment is another 3 weeks away, so I'm looking forward to that more. For now, I'm just praying for a healthy baby.
Her two little teeth


Road Rally Clues

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

8 Months

Sweetie girl is 8 months old! She is crawling all over, pulling herself up on furniture, eating all sorts of different veggies and fruits (homemade and pureed, of course). She is in a size 3 diaper, and size 6-12 month clothes. She has two teeth and loves to bite everything! She even has bitten me during the night. Stinker! She wakes up between 5:30-6:30 every day, takes two naps before noon and two to three naps in the afternoon. Her bedtime is usually around 9pm. She wakes up a couple times during the night still. She recently weaned herself after I got pregnant. She also now leans in for a kiss when you pucker your lips at her. She first did it to a lady at our church, Wanda, and then she did it to my Aunt Donna. Now, she does it for me and I love it! Too cute! She says mama and dada a lot, but of course doesn't know what she's saying. She just loves to blabber. She loves bathtime and playing with her toys. Her grandma just gave her a johnny jumper and she has alot of fun in it. She's a mama's girl, big time. The last couple weeks in nursery have been rough for her. I can't believe we'll be celebrating her birthday in four short months. Geez!

As for the rest of us, we are doing fine. I'm having some nausea this time around, which I actually am thankful for, but combine that with the exhaustion and care of an 8 month old, and this girl is just plain tired and feeling cruddy. All the time. Can't wait for the first trimester to be done. My first appointment is October 4th. I'm looking forward to finding out my due date. My guess is mid-May, but other calculations say May 1st. We'll see.
Other things I'm looking forward to is our upcoming Road Rally with the ladies of my church, and a trip to Ohio next weekend to see our cousins and shower our newest baby, Brielle, with gifts! Can't wait!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Carpenters Four!

Today has been downright exhausting. Yesterday afternoon, I took Isabelle to the doctor for her 6 month check-up. (Yes, she's almost 8 months. I happened to have missed her 6 month appointment.) She was given 5 vaccinations, and we have seen the after-effects royally today. Poor sweetie has had a fever and just been downright miserable today. I know that these are common side-effects that will subside within the next few days. To be honest, I think these side-effects are rather mild compared to the actual viruses themselves. Working in a daycare for more than 10 years, I remember having kids sick with rotovirus, and croup and flu and all sorts of other stuff, and that was pretty sad to watch those kids suffer through. But, I guess that either way, vaccine or not, kids are going to experience their fair shares of sicknesses and fevers, etc. Here's to hoping that tomorrow is a better day for our baby sweetie.

With all Isababy fever stuff aside, we have had a great holiday weekend. BCIII was able to come home from work early on Friday afternoon (hallelujah!) and we decided to go grocery shopping and then out to a local sport's club called Lindell's AC to watch the Michigan State Spartan Football season opening game. We brought baby sweetie with us, and she was a peach. The waitresses just doted on her! She went to sleep easily and we were able to stay for almost the entire game. It was so nice to get outta the house and be with my husband doing something we actually love to football! GO GREEN!

The best part of the weekend so far though has been the fact that we found out that another Carpenter baby is on its way! We're still pretty early into it, but we're excited and especially grateful to God for another gift of life!