It’s a smidgen early for Thanksgiving, but I think you’ll all agree that it is never the wrong time to reflect on how fortunate you are and feel grateful. Well we’ve been doing so a lot in the last few months, and I’m finally ready to share the reason(s) with those of you who we haven’t already told:
You guessed it, Tomoko’s pregnant again, but don’t be looking all smug over there. There’s more to it than that. One more to be exact. We are slated to become a family of 5 next year, and we couldn’t be happier about it.
Lincoln has brought nothing but joy to our lives since he was born in 2008, and I am absolutely certain that he will be a fantastic big brother. It will be rough for him too, he has been the uncontested center of attention pretty much everywhere he goes up until now. I’m planning to let Tomoko handle all the care of the new kids so that I can focus my attention on playing with Lincoln, but beyond that I would love any advice on how to make this as painless as possible for him.
Lincoln was born by c-section and we’re looking at twins this time. That means we’ve already got a scheduled birthday if all goes well, and it is three days before their Aunt Heather’s on March 23rd. That’ll be at week 37, and twins do have a tendency to try to come early so please pull for them to be able to stay in until they are expected out.
At the hospital where the babies are to be born, they have a policy of admitting mother’s to the hospital early and putting them on bedrest fairly early on. That can often last until the babies are born, which’ll be rough on all of us, but particularly on Lincoln and his Mommy, so keep them in your prayers.
So that’s the big news. I’m really excited about it, but now it looks like we need a car that can take 3 car seats, the aforementioned car seats, cribs, a stroller for two (or three), and all kinds of stuff. Anybody got a spare savings account that they’ve been dying to get rid of? I guess that brings me around to giving thanks for being successful in applying for a job in my restructured workplace. So how about you, what’s new with you these days? (and about that savings account…)
Its this big guy's turn for the spotlight. Just finished chatting with him on Skype and was struck, as always, by his insight and humor. Get well, Baby. Don't let that cold get the best of you. Take some Zicam.
This girl has been lately leaving insightful comments on my posts, a move likely to ensure her a good ranking on the Oriko Leaderboard. Thanks, UltraGirl. I too am glad my camera returned from the Center of the Earth. And do give those cranberries another try.
k Has been a little busy, but hopefully that's good news for Akatombo Media. We keep missing each other on Skype, but we'll figure it out one of these days. Thanks for the comments. Someday I may finish writing about the trip!
Am a little disappointed cause I thought I was going to get to see this guy next weekend at Aunt Debi's wedding. Now he's not coming after all, which is probably a wise choice and all, but still drops him a bit in the Leaderboard ratings til I get over it. Give me another day or two. And he DID make me and UltraDad a super-awesome Anniversary Card with a fun guessing game. We're still waiting to hear....who won?
Hasn't been leaving comments, and refuses to share her taco dip recipe, but she did send UltraDad and me an absolutely gorgeous Anniversary card and cash for a dinner out, which we have already made use of. Thanks, Honey.
I'm going to leave this kitty up here ahead of the dogs for now. They are still barking at her at every juncture, and as far as I can see, the only thing she does to instigate it is to exist.
Murphy the Wonderdog
Doesn't bark at Polly as much as his little demon-brother, but does bark at said brother way too much. Murphy, you are the (relatively speaking) "Big Dog". If you want the chewbone Rowdy has, don't bark at him; take it away from him!
Still too much barking, and a little too much pooping and peeing in the house. Is starting to learn a few tricks, but is not as clever as Murphy in that way.