Friday, January 23, 2009

Slacker!

So, I am a slacker! I have been busy doing "nothing" around here and some how my blog has fallen off my radar. Now, I say "nothing" loosely. I mean, after all, I have been caring for, nuturing, loving and raising 3 active toddlers as well as growing 2 new babies in my womb... day and night!! And trust me- the nights are long! I think it's God's way of preparing me for their arrival and the sleepless nights that will ensue!
Speaking of growing... Emery and Shepherd are doing just that! We are now on weekly doctor's visits with an ultrasound each visit. I feel very fortunate to get to "see" my little ones at least once a week. I remember when I was expecting Puddin. We found out at 19 weeks she was girl from our 1 ultrasound appointment. The wait from 19 weeks to 38 weeks seemed to go on forever! At least now I get to see them weekly!
Each week they are measured and the Dr. share's with me their estimated weight. On Wednesday Shepherd weighed in at 3 lbs and 12 oz. (Big Boy!!!) "Little" Sister Emery weighed in at 3lbs. 15oz!!!! She's a whopper!! Just for the record, I have big babies! Puddin was 8 lbs. even 19" long. The Monkey's weighed and measured the same at 6 lbs. 13 oz and 19" long. So theoretically, I'm carrying 8lbs of baby now but my body has carried up to 14 lbs in the past! And let me tell you.... 14 lbs of baby is a LOT!!! So we'll just see how big they get. I have a feeling Emery is going to outweigh Shepherd no matter how long we go.
Even now I can see/ feel a difference in their personalities. Shepherd is shy and subdued most of the time. Now, he does and will squirm, just not for an audience. Whenever Hubby puts his hand on my belly, Shepherd immediatly stops moving. Same thing in the ultrasound. Everytime she tries to get a look at something he turns the opposite way. He's just a shy little guy and that's ok.
Emery, on the other hand, is not! She is very exuberent most of the time. She does back flips and cartwheels day and night and doesn't mind posing for the ultrasound camera! I swear I saw her "cheesing" at the camera the other day!!! Ok- not really but it wouldn't surprise me if she did.
For now I will say that she and Monkey See seem to have similar personalities while Shepherd and Monkey Do and Puddin seemd to be more alike in their ways. I guess we'll see when it's all said and done!
I do have a few pictures to post when I get time to pull them from my camera... may be this weekend. I have lots to do though. Considering we have an impending due date lurking closly by I thought it would be a good idea to get moving on the nursery. So-we have quite a bit to do with that as well. That's how life goes... just lots of things to take care of.
If you are still chekcing in on this little blog, I promise to try and do better to keep up with posting! I still owe pics of all the Christmas Puddins that I haven't posted either!
But for now, the sandman is calling!
Blessings to you and yours!
Melissa

1 comment:

lani said...

Melissa post the pictures I'm going bananas wanting to see ...god bless and your in my thoughts and all the chillins...that means children always called them that...god bless