Friday, March 28, 2008

One habit I don't want to break.

I know it's coming. The time when I have to stop rocking Allie to sleep for her naps. I have been putting it off and putting it off. I realized today though that in just 4 1/2 months another little one will be here demanding my time and attention, and I may not have the time, energy, or opportunity to rock my little Alliebug to sleep. But how sweet the moments of her being in my arms are. We sit down and I sing to her. She hugs me tightly several times, and reaches up to give me kisses. She proclaims what songs she wants me to sing, and asks to read books over and over. She fights sleep for a few minutes, but I calmly rock her and tell her it's time to sleep, soaking in all of the hugs and kisses that I can. Then she gives up. Her little body gets stiller and stiller, and she eventually lays limp in my arms, with that angel face of her when she sleeps. I kiss her and rock her for several minutes before I lay her little body in the bed to settle in for her two hour nap. I stand back and look at her and still can't believe that God blessed me with such a beautiful creature. And then I think, I have 4 1/2 months. I am not going to worry about this just yet:)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Wow what a month!

I have never had the flu. Never in my life. So when this horrible thing plagued me about two weeks ago I seriously thought, "this could be it." It was aweful. Ofcourse I worried about my little baby inside of me, and my two babies outside of me catching this horrible thing that I had. I went to the doctor and was first diagnosed with a throat and ear infection, which I did indeed have. It was not until the next day when we took our sick little Alliebug to the doctor that we discovered that she had the flu, so that must be what I had. Then ofcourse Michael got it. So for two weeks we were all kind of under the weather. I never ever ever want that stuff in my house again!
Our Alliebug turned the big 2 last Friday. I can't believe it. I really could just cry at how big she has gotten. We got her a Barbie Beetle car and she absolutely loves it!! I will be getting a lot of sun this summer. That's for sure!
Our Hataway #2 is doing great. Just went to the doctor today and heard its little heartbeat. The nurse had to chase it all around my tummy because he/she was trying to get away from the utensil they use to hear the heartbeat. Range was in the 150's. We will find out what this little buger is in two weeks exactly and I CAN'T WAIT! I really think I will be just as excited either way like I was with Allie. I have no motherly inclinations at all. Only that this pregnancy has been much different, but I have heard that that doesn't matter.
I have been asked "the question" of when I am due a lot lately. When I tell them the middle of August my belly is mysteriously looked at and I am responded with a simple, "oh." I am so short that my belly has no where to go but out. I love that I show so early though. People thought I was going to pop with Allie two months before she was born and she hung in there!!!
Well, I will try to keep you updated more often on everything. And I promise pictures are coming soon.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Hataway Child #2

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday for child #2. Everything looks great. Everything is as it should be. It is so awesome to hear that little heartbeat and know that there is a person growing by leaps and bounds inside of you. That is one thing that I am so thankful we as mothers get to experience! The nurse had to chase the little buger around because just like Allie, this baby DOES NOT like the doppler they use to hear the heartbeat. The heartrate is in the 160's which is just like Allie too. Hmmm, could I be having me another little girl to spoil? Well, we will hopefully find that out of April 9th when we finally get to see our little buger on the ultrasound screen. I can't wait!!!!! I cannot wait to put a name to my little bundle. We do have names picked out which are pretty definite. For a boy, it will be Joshua Sumner Hataway. For a girl, Sara Elizabeth Hataway. I am ready to know who I will be holding in about 5 1/2 months!!!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My Little Girl

It happened this morning. Allie and I were having a "discussion" as to wether or not the tiny little brown dot on her finger was a freckle or a boo boo. It went something like this:
Allie: Mommy Boo Boo
Me: No Allie, that is just a freckle
Allie: No. No tetle, boo boo.
Me: I think it is just a freckle Alliebug.
Allie: No Mommy. Not tetle, boo boo.
Me: Ok Allie.
And that is when it hit me. I have known for a while now that she is not a baby baby. But I think I have finally fully realized that she is my little girl now. She actually converses with me. Yesterday morning she woke up and said, "Mommy, watch TV. Where's the remote?" I thought it was so cute and couldn't wait to tell Michael. Now, it kind of makes me sad. I am not ready for her to be my little girl yet. Not just yet, because she will never be my baby baby again. I wish I could just freeze time and soak in every waking moment because I realize now more than ever that the time that you have to raise your children flies by so fast. I am banking all of these precious moments in my memory baby so that in about ten years when she is driving me crazy and making me want to pull my hair out, I will remember that she will always be that little girl that thought Mommy ruled the world!!