30 December 2008
We found out what Leaflet #3 is the day we had our ultrasound almost a month ago, but we (okay I) decided to surprise family at Christmas so we said the baby's legs were crossed. But they weren't as SHE was spread eagle. That is right. . . another baby girl!
We are thrilled to be expecting Ingrid Elise!!
We told family by wrapping a stocking with her name on it and a tag that said "It's a girl"! It took the moms/grandmas a couple seconds to process what we were telling them, but once they figured it out everyone was very surprised and excited. It will be a lot of fun for our girls to have a sister to grow up with - especially so close in age. Now we just wait until she joins the family in April!
22 December 2008
It had been a while since I last cleaned the purse out of the various treasures Annika hides in there. . . and I couldn't help but laugh as I pulled the treats, toys and trinkets out this morning. The game Lets Make a Deal came to mind - you know the one where the game show host asks contestants for random things in their purses? I think Annika would have won the grand prize!
19 December 2008
So the other day as I sat working on Christmas cards with Bergen on the sofa, I realized it had become very quiet all the sudden. Oh-oh, not good.
And where should I find my precious little daughter? Playing in the toilet, of course. But that wasn't even the best part. She was playing in a non-flushed toilet last used by my darling little boy. Lovely.
When I asked him why, oh why, did you not flush the toilet?
He just looked at me and said with this ever-so-annoyed tone, "it was only a #1, Mom".
Yes. Thank goodness it was only a #1.
18 December 2008
The second was the Christmas program with his preschool class. Grandma Peg was able to join us - which was wonderful because she kept Annika busy so Lars and I could concentrate on watching Bergen. We were unfortunately on the opposite side of the church then where Bergen was standing during the performance, so we weren't able to see him very well but we enjoyed the show! It is always so fun to see all the little ones dressed up. . . it makes them look so much older!
And here is Miss A modeling her new pair of slippers. . . I got the kiddos matching PJ's at Hanna Andersson for Christmas (I just couldn't help myself - their stuff is just so cute!) and while the kids haven't worn their PJ's yet, they are wearing their slippers!
Today Bergen started quiet time at 2:15, so I told him "you can come out when your clock says 3-1-5". And as I sat working on a project, Bergen came running out saying "mom! It's 3-1-5! It's 3-1-5". My clock, however, only read 2:56.
So I went in to double check his numbers and sure enough his clock said 3-1-5. So I asked him, "Bergen, did you push the buttons on the clock".
And with a smile he said, "yes".
"Did you change the clock so it would say 3-1-5?"
And he answered with another proud "yes".
And all I could think was man, this kid is smart, but he still has another 20 minutes of quiet time to go. Nice try Bergen!
16 December 2008
So THAT should have been enough for me to go in to the doctor.
Annika started to cough about 3 days ago. She has been waking at night and also coughing sporadically throughout the day. . . . and THAT is what made me go see the doctor today. When it comes to my child's health, I am on the phone making an appointment as soon as I can get in (especially given our history with Bergen and all the ER, urgent care and clinic visits we have had over the years). I am not willing to take the risk for anything to get any worse with our wee ones. But for me - for Mom? Well, we Moms tend to put ourselves last.
It took the doctor about 3 seconds with a listen of my lungs to tell me I have bronchitis. Lovely. As for Annika, just keeping an eye.
I had a good laugh when I asked the doctor why it hurts to much when I cough and he said "well, it *might* be your advanced case of bronchitis". Oh yeah, probably that.
Lesson learned. Mom doesn't always have to go last.
14 December 2008
The family at night
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