Friday, April 29, 2011

Baby Boy Langston

She said he is 12 oz. so about 3 sticks of butter in your hand.

He was kicking a lot so she couldn't get both feet, but above you can see one of them. :)

The scary skull face.

And just in case you wanted to see . . . 

Thursday, April 28, 2011


The big question?
Will baby #3 look like this...
(Corban's hospital photo, 2005.)

or this? 

(Isabelle's hospital photo, 2007.)

You can count on the blue background!
(Google image)

This morning we went as a family to get my ultrasound. The kids were a little bored as they checked for everything- head size, heart having the correct number of chambers, etc. Izzy was so mad when "It has outdoor plumbing" was heard. She told us to make it a girl. Sorry, Sis, no can do. Corban immediately spoke up that he would be named John and when Dave said "Neil" I was afraid it would turn into a fisticuffs.

Baby is normal. Everything is how it should be. Has 2 arms and 2 legs. She said he is about the size of 3 sticks of butter. So go go hold 3 sticks of butter in your hand and you will know how big our son is. Somewhere around 12 oz. (in weight)  if I am remembering correctly. He is measuring 4 days bigger in size, but the due date will remain the same. Sept. 19.

I have gained 1 lb since my last visit- that's 3 pounds less than my starting weight. Let's hope my appetite doesn't grow too much. I am close to the weight (about 5 lbs less) than I was when I delivered Corban. I don't mind gaining weight, but I also have been happy that I haven't gained much. I started out heavier this pregnancy so gaining less is totally fine and doctor approved. He said he was proud of me, but I have to admit that I haven't had much do to with it. I just listen to my body. Eat when I am hungry and try to be active, though I don't do much formal exercising. I chase kids around and try to walk when I can. That has been enough for now. I get you could count furniture moving and such as exercise. Anyway, I am rambling, but that is what I do.

Here's to a healthy baby boy come Sept! Thanks for checking up on us. I love you all!

(The ultrasound pictures will be posted soon. I just need to scan them.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rescuing Worms

This is Izzy (and her faithful sidekick, Elliott) "rescuing" worms on our way home from the school. She would collect a bunch and then tosses them onto the grass and says things like, "Go back in the soil. . . all of you, all of you! Go back in the soil." And, "Here you go, worms. Go back to where you live.Go back." And then she would just throw the pile onto a lawn. Or she would hold one out and scream, "mom! This one has guts all over it." That made me want to gag a bit. 

Needless to say our walk home took a little longer than normal. :)

Oh, and yesterday she told me she was thirsty for some "excellent water."

I love my kids. They say the funniest things. Like the other day (and you may have already read this on Facebook) Corban told Dave they should play Rock-Paper-Scissors to see who gets to name the baby. It was so random and it was very fun to listen to him direct game after game of RPS. Corban also told Dave that we need to have another baby. We thought he was talking about the one currently being incubated, but he mentioned the slide in the backyard and said, "We need someone to cover the slide." Which we finally understood as 4th child. He told us 6 months back that we needed a baby because we had only 2 kids and 3 swings. So you heard it hear first, apparently the size of your swing set determines the number of children you should have in your family. :) He has been adamant that he wants the coming child to be named John and then said that the 4th child would be named John the Baptist "from the Gospel of Christ." We are shocked again and again by their comments. Kids are awesome!