Saturday, April 28, 2007

And Then There Were Three

Everyone has been asking how big brother and sister are dealing with having a new baby in the house. This picture pretty much sums it up.

Friday, April 27, 2007

New on the Menu

At Gwen's House of Pancakes, or GHOP as we like to call it,
we've added a little Flap-Jack!
Jack Davis
April 22, 2007
6:31 AM
5 Pounds
18 Inches

(This is the picture they took at the hospital. Not my first choice of pictures to post, but Jeremiah took the camera to class with him today to show off the better pictures to his students.)

Friday, April 20, 2007

Between Father and Son

Isaac (while taking a ride on Jeremiah's shoulders): *phhbbt* Excuse me. Sorry, Dad, I farted a lot.

Jeremiah: Yeah, thanks, I noticed.

Isaac: Is your neck burning?

Thursday, April 19, 2007

3 of Me

3 Things that Scare Me:
1 - Sexual predators and pedophiles
2 - Kidnappers
3 - Dean Koontz books

3 People Who Make Me Laugh:
1 - My family, all of them. (Sometimes with them, sometimes at them.)
2 -
3 - Me (Vain I know, but dang it, I'm a riot!)

3 Things I Love:
1 - Good food
2 - A cold room and a warm bed at night
3 - Being a mom and wife

3 Things I Hate:
1 - Indoor pets - I can't handle the hair!
2 - Societal attitudes about families and marriage
3 - Illegal aliens

3 Things I Don't Understand:
1 - How God can really trust me with some of His most valiant spirits
2 - How Kate can wonder if she's a good mom
3 - How homosexuals think they're born that way

3 Things on my Desk:
1 - The phone
2 - 6 AA batteries
3 - Pictures of me and the kids

3 Things I'm Doing Right Now:
1 - Trying to breathe through my nose
2 - Wondering if I should try to throw myself into labor to get this baby here earlier
3 - Trying not to think about the news we'll receive tomorrow
(Does Jeremiah have a job offer from CES?)

3 Things I Can Do:
1 - Clog Dance
2 - Play the piano
3 - Make delicious cheesecakes

3 Things I Can't Do:
1 - Make it through a Lord of the Rings movie without falling asleep
2 - Bring myself to eat fish or seafood
3 - Make people leave comments on my blog (But I sure can hint at it!)

3 Things I Think You Should Listen To:
1 - The Spirit
2 - Gut feelings
3 - Your mother - even if you don't agree, at least listen!

3 Things I Think You Should Never Listen To:
1 - Anyone who tells you, "You can't"
2 - Your kids when they are fake crying.

(I like to fake cry back at them, it really throws them for a loop.)
3 - Anyone who says Mormons aren't Christians

3 Things I'd Like to Learn:
1 - Sign language
2 - Patience
3 - To play the guitar

3 Favorite Foods:
1 - Lasagna
2 - Berry Lime Sublime Jamba Juice
3 - Porcupine meatballs

3 Shows I Watched as a Kid:
1 - The Jetsons
2 - The Smurfs
3 - Saved by the Bell

3 Things I Regret:
1 - Getting a tattoo
2 - Allowing my insecurities to prevent me from reaching out to others and/or making new friends
3 - Not singing to Jeremiah on our wedding day

3 People I Tag:
1 -
2 -
3 -

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Baby by Numbers

3 - the number of children I will have when this baby is born

14 - the number of grandchildren my parents will have when this baby is born

7 - the number of grandchildren my in-laws will have when this baby is born

18 - the number of days I have left in this pregnancy, also the number of times I have to pee each day

4 - the average number of times I wake up each night to roll over my belly

17 - the number of Dr. visits I've had for this baby

123 - the number of times I've answered the question, "How you feeling?"

267 - the number of times I've wondered if I can really be a good mother to a third child

267 - the number of times I've been reassured by my Father in Heaven that, yes, I can

5 - how often I've picked up my 35,000+ Baby Names book to look for a girl's name only to flip to the name Jack and (re-)read its meaning

7 - the number of times I've almost asked my Dr. the gender of this baby

8 - the amount of freezer dinners I have waiting for my recovery

58 - the number of times I've cried for no reason during this pregnancy

16 - the number of pounds I've gained since learning I was pregnant

15 - the number of times I've woken up to find Jeremiah on the couch because I snore, thanks to this pregnancy

15 - the number of times I've felt guilty that Jeremiah had to sleep on the couch, but soon got over it because, hey, I didn't get myself pregnant!

The amount of love I feel for this baby - Innumerable

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Can't He Just Play Along?

The other day I stopped at Arby's on the way to my mom's house and picked up lunch. When we sat down to eat our Turkey and Swiss Market Fresh sandwiches (which are delicious, btw) my mom said to Isaac, "Your mom sure is a good cook!"

Isaac looked at her incredulously, arms out to the side, and exclaimed, "What? She didn't even cook any-fing! She just bought it!"

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

He's At It Again!

I've been extremely lazy lately. I know I'm 8 months pregnant, but I've really overstreched that excuse as far as housework goes. I was home all day yesterday and the sum total of my efforts was moving one load of laundry from the washer to the dryer - and it took me all day to "get to it."

At about 9:00 last night I was pretty disgusted with myself so I called Jeremiah at work (his 3rd workplace of the day, might I add) to tell him how lazy I had been. I asked him to make a list of things that he expects me to do so that I would feel responsible to somebody beside myself for how I spend my day. He laughed and told me not to worry about it.

So this morning he called at about 9:30 (just minutes after I rolled my lazy self out of bed) and said, "I have an assignment for you." Um...he must have looked around the house and realized that I wasn't kidding when I said I had done absolutely nothing!

"Sure, what is it?"

"There's some money in your pillowcase. I want you to go shopping and find yourself some shoes that you don't have to bend over to tie."

Now there's an assignment I can handle!

Is there no end to his goodness? And what can I do for him so that he feels equally loved and appreciated?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

One Rough Day

Man, yesterday was rough on me. It all started with a breakfast made up of Grasshopper cookies, which just happen to be my favorite. Then I had to play on the computer for a while. Jeremiah was home all day and he made me go on errands with him. Can you believe he made us all be together as a family? He took us to the bank, Wal-Mart and then the post office. Then he stayed home with the kids while I attended my obstetric appointment. And when I got home I was forced to sit and talk on the phone while he mowed the lawn and pushed Isaac in his swing.

Don't you feel sorry for me?

He kept the kids all to himself again while I went to the chiropractor. Wait, it gets worse...after I got home I laid down because I was having a few contractions and I ended up taking a two hour nap! And then, when I woke up, I was told that I didn't get to cook dinner, that we were going out. The nerve of him, taking me to my favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner!

Oh the shame!

To top it all off, Jeremiah put the kids to bed and then stayed up with me to watch a movie. It was just too much. I don't know if I can handle much more of Jeremiah being on Spring Break!

All right, all right, yesterday was wonderful and I wish it could be like that more often. The best part of it was having the opportunity to be together as a family, something we don't get to do as often as we'd like. And tomorrow is Jeremiah's birthday so we have another fun day planned (and this time it's not all just for me.)