Ultrasound day!

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20 weeks 1 day and my ultrasound day has finally arrived. Normal scan to see if the baby is developing and hopefully to find out the sex of the baby as well.

Although we won’t find out until I talk to my doctor later this week.

Rob really wants a boy, so here’s hoping that after 3 girls together that he finally gets his wish.

I am not really particular, although the more I think about it the more I worry about 4 girls reaching the age of the teen years…. Kind of scary….

Post later when I have an update:)

Back to school :)

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Finally the BC teachers strike is over and the kids went back to school today:) The kids are excited and so am I. Most likely a lot of parents are happy:)

School was supposed to start on September 2nd and it’s now the 22nd. It was crazy.

But now all is good and well and the kids are back in school.

Joshua is starting grade 3!!!

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Stephen is starting grade 2!

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I just can’t believe that they are starting another year. On the plus side they both were put in classes with the same teachers. Last year they were in the lower grades of their split classes and now they are on the higher grade in that split class.

I’m glad they got the same teachers, it will make the year much easier for them already having dealt with that teacher. I always hated getting a new teacher so I think this will help them have an easier transition into their new grades.

Gotta run and change the laundry:)

Bedtimes suck!

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Yup they sure do! I can think of a 1000 different things I would rather do then put my 2 and 3 year old to sleep. They don’t listen, they constantly get out of bed, they talk non stop I’m pretty sure I say lay down and be quiet at least 20 times in the span of 45 minutes.

Bedtime for the girls can last anywhere from 30 minutes to almost 2 hours. How I don’t end up taping them to the bed is beyond me.

It’s funny cause I posted it on Facebook not to long ago about my bedtime issues and someone said that if I am just consistent that it should only last a couple days… I kindly informed her that it has been going on like this for months and months.

We have a routine for bedtime during that bedtime routine they get to watch a show or two of tv, which can be anywhere from 15 minutes to a half hour and when one person found out we let them watch tv they said that letting them watch tv before bed can actually stimulate them…. That was coming from a person who sings to her kids until they fall asleep….

Funny thing is I tried the no tv thing for a bit and it didn’t change the actual bedtime issue, it just brought the stalling and arguing and crying up by 30 minutes, which by the way made everyone 10 times more frustrated. So the tv came back on and for at least 30 minutes there is peace.

That is until I do the unthinkable and turn the tv off and make them lay down. All of the sudden they don’t have all their stuffed animals or their sippy cups aren’t the right temperature, they didn’t get enough hugs and kisses and everyone has to go pee even though when they sit on the potty nothing happens. Another great stall tactic because I have a hard time telling them no they don’t need to use the bathroom because what if they really need to go and I am denying them of that, I hate going to bed feeling like I need to pee. So I cave on that. Makes me mad.

I’m not exactly sure how I am going to be able to spend 1 – 2 hours a night making sure they go to bed when I have a newborn to deal with. Here is just hoping that my lovely husband doesn’t get to many night shifts after the baby is born….

The odd thing is the girls will be talking and fighting sleep and arguing with me until that moment when it gets really quiet. That moment is when they have fallen asleep. There is no middle ground. It literally goes from them talking and trying to not go to sleep to all of a sudden they have passed out.

It’s crazy but that silence and listening to them breath just takes 90% of the frustration away. It’s a peaceful sound listening to your kids breath at night. It takes a long time to get to that part but when it happens it’s like for the moments that I sit in their room after they fall asleep nothing else matters. Not the arguing or the talking back or the not listening. All that matters is that they are there.

Still doesn’t mean that bedtimes get any easier…. Cause I hate bedtimes. They are the worst of all the times. Even worse then midnight feeds from a one year old….

Just need to wait a couple years and hopefully it won’t be so bad. Hopefully…..

Breasts and breastfeeding.

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Why have I been hearing more and more stories of people kicking women out for breastfeeding? I think last month or the month before my Facebook feed was filled with stories of women having breastfeeding sit ins because someone had asked them to cover up or leave.

How is it that in this day and age where scantily clad women and barely there t-shirts are the norm but a women breastfeeding her baby ends up on the news with other women having a sit in and making more of a spectacle of it.

How is this acceptable for people to see

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But when a women does this in public all hell breaks loose

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One picture shows a little more breast then the other but in no way are they showing any more then the pictures above.

So why are people so offended when a women is doing what comes natural.

Now I am not saying that everyone is discreet when they are breastfeeding in public, some women will just whip it out for the world to see and I can see how that would make some people uncomfortable but at the same time they are whipping it out for one reason and one reason only. To feed their hungry child. END OF STORY. Whether they use a cover, show a little or even show a lot I really don’t see the uproar of breastfeeding.

So why are people more comfortable seeing half naked women, showing a whole lot of cleavage but a women breastfeeding makes people uncomfortable?

Why are women proud to wear bathing suits that barely cover the naked parts but women can feel shame for breastfeeding in public?

i don’t think I will ever really understand.

Monkey Children

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Yup that’s what my children are. Monkeys. Not regular monkeys, nope, sneaky little monkeys.

My husband brought home a bunch of bananas last night and usually they last us maybe 4 days. Not this time. I thought my kids were playing nicely in the bedroom, 10 minutes before when I checked on them they were playing with their little princess people and their princess castle.
Next thing I know Kay comes out and says they had bananas. I was thinking maybe one or two bananas but seriously they ate the whole bunch!

Sneaky little monkeys.

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That’s all that’s left.
Man oh man.
I swear I don’t neglect my kids they really are just so damn sneaky and in the blink of an eye they get into crazy things.

Speaking of I have to go and stop my daughter from ripping all the movies off the shelf.

Sunshine and Smiles

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Sometimes it’s a happy morning when all the children wake up in really good moods, and the sun is shinning through the windows :)

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I’m hoping it continues through out the day. Laundry is all caught up and folded AND put away:) Go me!
Now I just need to work on dishes and we are good to go… The best thing is I have been keeping up on the dishes so their really isn’t much there. Which makes me really happy.

If my kids don’t start killing each other we may just make it to the park today after lunch.

Gotta run, baby minion keeps throwing Cheerios off her tray.

Exhausted….

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You wouldn’t imagine how much better you feel when you don’t feel like you are exhausted.

My loving husband let me have a nap today and it may have only been about an hour and a half or so but man did that ever make a difference. Now I feel like I have some energy to deal with my kids and get some of the house cleaned up that I didn’t have the energy to do yesterday :)

I really do hope Kairi starts sleeping through the night soon because waking up twice a night to give her a bottle is killing me. Especially since we have a a new baby coming soon who will be up many more times then that.

Let’s just say it will be a good thing Rob is going to take some time off when the baby comes….