Monday, March 28, 2011

We're having a little GIRL!

I had my ultrasound about a week ago- and there she was! A perfect, singleton, little GIRL! With two boys it's nice to have the change up. First thing we did was go shopping after we found out, it's going to be so strange to have a baby girl. We are very happy, and over the moon. I'm a little terrified of taking care of a newborn and toddler twins, but I think we will find a way.

Sorry for such a short post, but I'm really busy these days :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Big ultrasound next week!

I'm a little over 17 weeks with my 3rd baby. We're finding out the gender in a little over a week! It's exciting, scary, and filled with hope. I've been crafting (sewing and crocheting) and cleaning like a mad woman. Nesting is kicking in full force! I'm washing dishes, scrubbing counters, cleaning the bathroom, vacuuming- just cleaning everything I see. The boys are now 20 months- time is flying by so fast! They'll be 25 months when this new little bub arrives, I'm wondering what it will be like caring for 3. I'm sure it's going to be an intense new challenge!

We just got a new car last week- - I had posted a while back about needing a new car, and not being able to get financing- well a few months of working on our credit we got financing!! I'm very happy, we now have a reliable safe vehicle to drive our children around in. Next step- working on getting a house. I'd love to stop saying "bye bye" to our rent money every month and seeing nothing from it (no homeownership, just money leaking out like a faucet). This is an exciting step in our lives, and I am loving it!

Well, it's time to get the little monkeys to bed, so I'm off. Hopefully will post an update soon.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Getting up, dusting myself off

I'm finally to the point in my pregnancy (just over 15 weeks) where I am beginning to regain my energy. I am able to do a little more in terms of housework, and don't feel the need to lay down or sit all day long. I had been getting a near-constant ticking in my left eye that had been bothering me, and I'm pretty sure it was due to me being absolutely exhausted.

At the stage we are in our life with our family growing, my husband and I decided it was time to start thinking about and looking at houses. We need to move when our lease is up (1 week +/- before my scheduled c-section!) because we need more room with the baby coming. I don't want to be stuck in this tiny house for one more year! We're living in less than 1,000 sf as it is- I don't think I can do it much longer, let alone with 3 kids. Hoping that we'll be able to get the financing we need to get a home that fits our need that we can afford.

I have also been looking for work at home opportunities, trying to supplement our income. Mostly until now it has been Swagbucks and paid surveys which pay very little. I applied for a freelance writing position, but didn't get it. Applied for a few other legitimate ones, but at this point I don't have that much hope. Hopefully things will pick up again soon!

On a happier note- the twins are getting so big- I am constantly amazed at the things they learn from us, how much their language and dexterity has grown. Yesterday, I asked one of my sons, "Do you want some water?" and usually, he'll shake his head "no" or reach out to me. Instead, he said loud and clearly, "Juice!". I stood there in shock. He doesn't know that many words, and he isn't the more verbal twin. I am so proud of him- but he is growing up way too fast