A month has passed since my last post?!? Time is going by so fast! I might jump on the band wagon with Jenny and try to post a couple of times a week. I realize this is a pretty lofty goal considering it has been a month since my last post, but hopefully I can do it!
Chris and I have done a terrible job of taking any pictures lately, of Rease or otherwise. I think we did get some taken in the last couple of weeks, so I will have to try to get those up in the next post.
We have been very busy lately trying to get our house ready to put on the market. I am pretty sure I make a new to do list every day (not because I get everything done from the day before, but because I lose them about as fast as I create them). My abilities to get anything done as far as cleaning, packing, moving things to the storage unit, etc., has become severely limited in the last few weeks so that is also making things challenging. I got put on a 20 pound weight/lift restriction a few weeks ago and along with that comes no vacuuming, etc. More annoying than not being able to do housework is not being able to pick up Rease or carry her around. She does pretty well except while I am making dinner. I used to hold her while I made dinner every night and she would help, etc. Now I can't do that and she isn't happy about it at all! Sometimes she is happy enough to go play with her kitchen, but not too often.
A couple of weekends ago Corwin's came over and Bob helped Chris redo our bathroom. I tried to get some pictures, but our bathroom is so small there really isn't any good way to get a picture. But take my word for it, it is SO MUCH better! The dry wall guy is coming this weekend to finish the dry wall and match the previous texture and then all we will have left to do is paint and hang up the new fixtures!
Last weekend we went home to visit and Rease had a great time. She insisted on holding Myles whenever I had him and it was so cute. She would practically rip him out of my arms saying "baby, baby". Hopefully she is that fond of her little brother/sister :)
We are trying our best to will Spring into visiting central Illinois and have been spending a little time outside when it is half way decent out. Last night I bundled Rease up and took her out while Chris was grilling burgers (I think it was maybe 38 degrees and windy, it was cold!). She insisted on wearing her new rain boots she got over the weekend and had so much fun playing. She loved the swing. She liked it during the summer, but yesterday she was kicking her legs like crazy and laughing and giggling like I have never heard her. She was having a ball. I was going to try and get it on camera, but I knew she would stop the minute she saw the video camera or camera.
Rease is great at answering questions when you ask her but usually just responds with 'yeah' or 'no'. Last night I got her to say 'yes' and it was the funniest thing I have ever heard. The girl has some trouble with her 's' and it is hilarious. Chris and I just laughed every time she said it. She makes the same hissing sound when she says her name and it is adorable. She loves her animals, babies, books and most recently trains. She is growing like a weed and is going to pass up Riley pretty soon! She outgrew all of her 2T shirts in the last month or so and only has a couple pairs of 2T pants that fit in length. I put her in a 3T outfit today and it fit like a glove. I pray she isn't over 5'10" or so because we will never find clothes that keep her covered up!!!
We haven't really been trying to potty train Rease yet, but have her potty out and let her sit on it when she wants to (we are making a road trip to South Dakota in May so I am thinking we are waiting until after that really long car ride to work on it. I remember road trips with small kids having to go to the bathroom growing up and I'm putting that off as long as possible!). Last night I could tell she was about to dirty her diaper so I asked if she wanted to sit on her potty and go to the bathroom. She said "Yeah" and ran into the bathroom. She sat down and went a little and stood up and looked in the potty and almost went crazy. She was screaming and going "no, no". I was laughing and Chris was worried she was going to make a mess all over the floor so I threw a diaper on her and she continued to freak out about the whole situation. She settled down and proceeded to dirty her diaper :) It might take until May for her to even think about sitting on the potty again, I think we traumatized her!
Tomorrow we go for our monthly OB appointment and get to have our anatomy ultrasound. I'll be 19 weeks and am gigantic :) As of our first appointment, my placenta was in the front (just like with Rease) so I have just now started feeling the baby move around with little kicks and punches. I will have to get a picture up of my belly too. I'm giving Jenny a run for her money :) So, what do you think: boy or girl??
**And yes, I'm at work writing this post :) But my computer is tied up running three jobs, so there isn't much else I can do :)