Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our little Joseph

Charlie had his Kindergarten Christmas program tonight! He played Joseph. There he is in the middle, the big tall one.
It cracks me up that he's a year younger than most of these kiddos, but almost a whole head taller!

He did great, but was pretty stone-faced through the whole thing. I think he was taking his role very seriously, trying not to mess up or forget anything. :)

There's a little smile for his teacher. :)

Here was his first little "solo" line. He's saying, "T is tidings, shepherds heard that day."

And his second. He actually sang a line in a song. Then he tries to hand the mic to the girl next to him but she's oblivious so he kind of does the silly dance trying to figure out what to do with it! (His line here was, "In all that push and shove.")

I got all teary eyed watching our big boy up there on the stage. It completely amazes me how quickly the years go by as a parent. I just stared at him, and replayed in my mind pictures of day they handed him to me in the hospital for the first time. Remembering his chunky little baby stages. His wobbly toddler stages.

My goodness, he's not a baby, not even a toddler anymore. Can't we just slow down the clock for a while? I sure love that boy, our little Joseph.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Guess what?

Yep, if all goes well, Charlie will be a big brother sometime in July!

We are so excited, and yes, a little surprised. To be honest, I'm not sure either of us thought it would ever really happen. We had a bit of a scare yesterday, but everything is okay. However, 2 good things came of it:

One is that we got our first little glimpse of the peanut (above).

Two is that the doc hooked me up with some Zofran so I can stop gagging at EVERYTHING, ALL THE TIME. Nope, haven't puked yet, but if I hadn't gotten my magic drug just in time, I'm pretty sure it would not have been far off! I think at this point (8 weeks) with Charlie, I had already lost 5 pounds from being so sick. So far, this pregnancy has been a bit easier on me, but I could feel the sickness coming! I've had some interesting cravings already - first it was salsa, salsa, and more SALSA! I even got so desperate that when I ran out of chips I found myself dipping my orange slices in my salsa. I know - yuck! Now it's on to red Sour Patch Kids. Just the RED ones. I normally would never want Sour Patch Kids, or even THINK about Sour Patch Kids. Random. By the way, anyone know where I can buy red Sour Patch Kids? I'm starting to feel a little guilty about all the yellow, orange, and green Kids I'm throwing out...

No matter how it goes, or how sick I get, we are just plain thankful to be pregnant AND that baby so far appears to be healthy and strong. Please keep this baby in your prayers. As most of you know, we haven't had the easiest time with pregnancies. It is hard to believe that this is actually my sixth pregnancy. We want this baby, SO MUCH. And we are already in love.