Archive for February, 2016

2016
25
Feb
16:57

vocabulary expansion

   Posted by: arcanai    in the turkey

i’m just constantly amazed at the vocabulary that the turkey is building, without us even prompting him.  this week, he started identifying “cow” and associating them with “moo”, saying “apple” clear as day, and last night he came out of nowhere with “turtle”.  today, he said his first color word… “purple”.  i think he may be trying to butter me up for something ;-)   i know there will be a day when i’ll just want him to stop talking but, right now, i think it’s the most adorable thing ever to see him making connections and verbalizing them and then getting so proud of himself for it.  i love it!

2016
25
Feb
12:22

12 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, feelin bad, pix, the sequel

oh good gravy.  just kill me now.  having the flu is miserable.  having the flu when you’re already suffering morning sickness is just plain cruel.  it’s been a rough week with hubby and i both running fevers and feeling like something stuck to the bottom of a giant’s shoe.  my while i only dealt with nausea with the turkey, i’ve actually been getting sick with the sequel and this week it has been much worse.  the poor turkey has been looking at us all week like “is someone going to take care of me around here?” somehow, hubby is managing to function better than me so he’s been picking up a lot of my slack.  all i want to do is curl up and die until this is over.

25 Feb 2016

2016
22
Feb
8:53

calling in sick

   Posted by: arcanai    in feelin bad

it’s bad enough that there are no sick days in parenthood, but what the heck do you do when you and your spouse are both sick?  apparently, we’re going to find out.  i woke up yesterday morning in Alabama with chills and aches that could only mean i was wracked with fever.  as we were packing to head home, hubby started feeling the same.  since the turkey is not quite tall enough to see over the steering wheel yet, we were forced to suck it up and make the long drive home, fever and all.  i say “we” – and really, i did make several genuine offers – but it was all my hubby.  i don’t even know how the heck he did it.  i spent the whole six hours squirming around my seat moaning in pain and misery.  it was possibly the worse drive of my life.  i don’t see how he made it.  this morning i’m feeling ten times more horrible.  and, naturally, so is he.  and yet i’m getting ready to put the turkey down for a nap and go back to bed while he’s sitting there working.  either i’m a huge wimp or he’s got some fever-coping super powers.

2016
18
Feb
11:22

11 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the sequel

18 Feb 2016

2016
13
Feb
10:59

10+ weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the sequel

13 Feb 2016

we spent this past week in orlando making the big announcement to family and friends down there.  the turkey wore his “only child big brother” announcement shirt and my niece was the first to figure it out.

shouting it out to the world!

last night, we went to see hillsong united with my sister and bil (the kids were there too but they were too cool to sit with us :-) ). it was such an incredible show and even more amazing to see so many people gathered together to praise and worship the Lord. i was truly blown away. it was also our first experience with a real babysitter… we’ve only ever left the turkey with our friends before and that was the plan this time too but he got a nasty sinus cold a few days ago and i didn’t want to get my friend’s kids sick.  so at the last minute we were scrambling through all of my niece’s friends trying to find someone she trusted who wasn’t going to the concert (there’s the problem with all your friends being Christians!).  we ended up with two girls who my niece and sister both vouched for and we warned them that he wasn’t feeling well and was going to be cranky.  about 90 seconds before the concert started, i got a call from the girl’s mother… oh goodness!  ”your sweet little pumpkin has not been very happy”.  *shaking head*  basically, he was giving them fits about eating dinner, which i did also warn them about.  i basically told her to just feed him some cheese and yogurt and let him go to bed.  so, that could have gone better but, really, with him being sick i didn’t expect much.  it was still a fabulous night out with my hubby and family.

i found my life when i laid it down... i touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

2016
4
Feb
10:58

9 weeks

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the sequel

4 Feb 2016