Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Still Pregnant

If I gained back a few readers when I started blogging about my pregnancy, I'm guessing they're all gone again. Sorry for the lapse of blog posts. I have time to blog but have been doing other things instead. I'm keeping busy with babysitting 2 days a week, teaching swim lessons, running my household and catching up on my digital scrap booking.

In the past couple of weeks, I finally uploaded all of my photos to Shutterfly from 2008 and 2009. I finished my 2008 scrap book online!! Yeah!!! It's about 85 pages long. If anyone is interested in seeing it, I can share it with you if you leave your email address or let me know that you want to see it. I feel a little funny just posting it to my blog since anyone can then see it. It was fun to work on as it was primarily about the first year of Taeya's life. So many sweet sweet memories. I've begun working on my 2009 scrapbook and am into April. I like to scrap book from January 1-December 31st. I try to create pages of all of the major events/activities throughout the year and include family favorites as well. It's very much a time-line of memories for me and it's so fun to go back through and remember all the fun we've had over the years.

I'm currently 25 weeks 1 day pregnant and am feeling really good. I am able to take a nap most days which really helps. I haven't been puking at all lately which is WONDERFUL! Baby boy generally is pretty quiet but he'll wake up and start bopping around in there pretty good. I have my next OB appointment tomorrow morning. This past month I developed carpal tunnel syndrome in my left arm. I had it in my right with Taeya. I wear a brace about 75% of the time and it definitely helps. Sometimes my hand is in a lot of pain and other times it doesn't bother me at all. Hopefully it won't last the rest of the pregnancy but if that's my only problem, I can't complain!

Phil's mom, grandma, sister, brother and his parents dog came to visit us for a week in July. We had a great time just hanging out and relaxing. We played lots of games (I LOVE playing games with family!), went to the falls and fish hatchery near where we live and just had a great time.

We're still waiting to hear whether Phil has a job or not. He's applied for a local job which looks very promising and it's between him or one other individual. We were supposed to hear yesterday or today but they didn't call. We're praying that he's able to get this job so we can stay in our house and not have to move right now! Taeya is growing more and more each day. She is talking quite a bit. She loves to sing and can sing all the way through the ABC's (although I'm not really sure if she says them perfectly as she mumbles some of the letters). Her favorite song is "Itsy Bitsy" (The Itsy Bitsy Spider). She requests it every single time we get in the car and would listen to it on repeat if we let her! She is such a little helper and a joy to have around. She loves to help Mommy and Daddy and if we ask her to help with something, she is almost always readily willing to jump up and do whatever we ask of her. The most exciting thing to share is that she if FULLY potty-trained, even at night! She'll occasionally have an accident if we're out and about but even then she's consistently asking to go to the potty. She never has accidents at home anymore which is so wonderful.

I guess I haven't downloaded my camera recently (as in since July 4th or so). Here are some cute pictures I had of Taeya from June and early July.

Helping Mommy make cookies. She always loves to "nitch." She "nitches" flour by the handful while we bake!

The next few pics are from the day we found out we were having a boy. June 19th. We spent the day down in GJ hanging out and having fun! Here's Taeya at Red Robin.

At the pond, feeding the ducks.

Eating mommy's ice cream. I guess mine was better tasting than hers. She calls it icekeem which I love hearing her say.

Playing at the park! She and Daddy played chase all over the playground. Mommy joined in some fun but not the chase as it involved small tunnels that Mommy was NOT about to crawl through!

Our pastor's family just returned from a month long trip to China. Annie, one of Taeya's special girls purchased this beautiful Chinese dress for Taeya. I tried to get a good picture of her wearing it but Taeya wasn't very cooperative that Sunday. I'll have to try again soon.

Guess that's all for now. I'll try to take another belly shot soon. I'm DEFINITELY pregnant and showing at this point. Hopefully, it won't take over a month for me to post again.