Friday, August 24, 2012

A little catch up on our family!

Here we are already at the end of August. My where has the year gone? It's been quiet the year. Mason turned 4 in March and Emma turned 2 in May. 

Mason starts preschool on September 5. He'll be going 4 days a week and will be riding the bus this year. I just can't believe that next year at this time I'll be sending my baby away to a big school all day, everyday. It seems like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant with him and scared to death at how life was going to turn out. (And I must say, it's turned out GREAT). He just played his last game of soccer last night. He has made a great goalie these past few weeks, but that's about it. LOL He ran his little legs off following the ball but he didn't like to get in and get in the action and actually play. He would rather play tag, ring around the rosie, or spank his friends butt. It's always a good time with Mason. He's definitely my little miracle (and I don't use that loosely). 

Then we have Emma. She is in her terrible two's. Which is so different from Mason's terrible two's. Mason had a little temper- Emma is more mischievous than a hot head. I can't turn my back from her for one minute. She will be in the fridge pulling out strawberries, blueberries or whatever she can get her little hands on. She'll take a box of fruitloops and pour them all into a bowl, which of course doesn't all FIT into the bowl so goes all over the floor. She has gone potty in her toilet before then get up and threw it across the living room (OMG... imagine how mad I was!) She took a nice long nap for that one! Yesterday, she took the bag of chips and ripped the bag opened and dumped them all over my couch. (Now I have a nice little oil stain from them). The other day I found her in the sink "washing her feet"

I'm telling you, there is never ever a dull moment with her. Emma is my naked child. She hates clothes and she hates shoes. There's very few "action" photo's that I take of her that she has clothes on. I can't say that I blame her! She has a very active imagination and it is so neat to watch the things that she does. I can't wait to watch her blossom. She is doing really well with potty training. I still put her in pull ups if I go to the store and slowly braving putting her in underwear going to people's houses. But she is doing great. I need to brave up and start leaving her in underwear when we go to the store or somewhere else. I  know she's ready. 

Andrew and I are doing great. It's so nice to be married to someone who knows me better than myself and is a kind, patient, hard-working, loving man. (I know, GAG ME right?! LOL) In July, we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary. It's crazy to to think how fast these past 4 years has went by. I can't wait to see what the future holds.

Andrew is now a journeyman electrician. He finished his apprenticeship in the Spring. It's so nice to have him all done with school and have a permanent job.

 We have been house shopping on and off for a long time now. We are patiently (impatiently!!!!!) awaiting the "perfect" house for us. We have such a hard time wanting the same things and if we do find a house that we both like then it always falls through. I'm praying God will give us the "perfect" house and will give it to us soon. We outgrew our house 2 years ago and it feels like it just keeps getting smaller and smaller. I really hope and pray we can find something by the holidays!

Andrew and I have been trying to expand our family for a little while now. Last fall, I was diagnosed with Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). I had to have two surgeries to remove cysts from my ovaries and the doctor removed half of my left ovary. He told us we didn't have long to wait if we wanted to have more children and that we needed to get the ball rolling so we started trying a few months later. So here we are doing all the right things and it's just not happening. I'm slowly trying to change my diet to help with PCOS, I'm always researching things, temping and charting, and definitely always praying. 

Anyone who knows us, know's that Mason wasn't planned. And knowing what I know now, I know God knew what he was doing. Everything happens for a reason. Emma was conceived the first month of trying.. I just knew that I was made to have a large family and my body was made for this. Shoot, even after my 3 hour labor/delivery with Emma the nurse even told my body was made for having babies. (New Michelle Duggar??? haha) With my pregnancy with Mason, it was text book perfect after the 1st trimester. With Emma, I had pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) - my doctor was so shocked that I had since I didn't have it with my 1st. Fast-forward to now... PIH is a side effect of PCOS. So I believe I had the start of it when I got pregnant with our Emma. 

I feel so incredibly blessed to have my two children. They are such blessings in our lives and I couldn't imagine life without them. God know's what he's doing- even in situations that don't seem ideal or perfect. He's in control.

I know if God wants us to have more children, it'll be in His time. And if He doesn't then we both agree that we would love to become foster parents when our kids are older and/or adopt. I am so lucky to have a husband who has the same desires as I do. This has been a rough past few months and has been emotionally draining but I'm okay and accepting at whatever he has planned for our life. I mean, it's turned out great this far- so obviously it will be great with whatever is in store for us.

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Anyways, I start back to school next Wednesday. It'll be interesting to be back. I've had such a great summer off with my kids. I've been a stay at home mom with them again and it just feels so right. Seeing how fast my kids grow up- I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. I'm so glad I'm part time in school now... The few months I was full time definitely was overly time consuming having kids. I missed out with so much with them and their attitudes definitely reflected it. It wasn't fair to them and I'm glad things have turned out the way they have. I feel so blessed to have the time home with my kids that I do, and am so blessed that I have a husband who wants me home with them. Some days are hectic- but I wouldn't have it any other way. I have been considering doing childcare out of my home again. I did it once before and loved it. But I am waiting until we get a bigger home  and have more room and also be finished with school before making that commitment though.

I feel like this was a "catch up" blog. Hopefully, the next ones won't be so serious and I'll get to share all of our day's adventures! 

Stay tuned...

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