Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I usually just go with Jeff to the ultrasound, but the girls really wanted to go and be apart of everything, so we decided that it would be a good idea to bring them. They were so excited and couldn't wait for today. I woke up this morning to a tug on my arm. There was Celine standing next to my bed completely dressed and all ready to go. After I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes I sat up and realized that both Mya and Livia were with her, also all ready to go! This made this special occasion even more fun! After a shower and a quick breakfast we were off to the appointment. During the ultrasound all I heard was oooohhhs, aaaahhhhs, and giggles... "Is that a hand?"... "Is that the foot?"....."That's the cutest baby ever!" (I wondered if they even knew what they were looking at, but they sure were happy). The ultrasound tech asked if we wanted to know the baby's gender, and the girls gave Jeff and I puppy dog eyes "Please Mom Please." I became completely weak (I'm a softy). While she was checking the umbilical cord I got a good look at the baby's bottom and couldn't help but say "I KNOW WHAT IT IS"... The tech looked at me and said "Really? Well, what is it??" I immediately said "It's a Girl!!" Mya, Celine and Liv all started screaming.. "IT'S A GIRL, IT'S A GIRL, IT'S A GIRL!!" I can't even tell you how fun it was to have them experience that and be with us for that moment. Priceless! Jeff is a big sap when it comes to babies so he is pretty excited too! I do feel bad that he is going to have to deal with 5 girls in the house. He just laughs and says he needs his own bathroom. What a good sport...Hee hee! The only thing he is worried about right now is the shopping...girls stuff is so fun to buy!! I got home from the appointment and was already looking at stuff online. He just rolled his eyes. This is going to be so much fun!!!
at 10:06 PM
Monday, March 30, 2009
Jeff came to me a couple of years ago and wanted to go back to school and get his MBA (Masters in Business). He never acted on it, but he felt that at some point that was what he wanted to do (and more importantly what he was supposed to do). Jeff comes from a family that is really big on graduate education. His Dad got his PhD, his brothers are both doctors, and his sister is a veterinarian. I think it is in their blood to get the urge to go back to school. Jeff was in pre-med at BYU, but had a crazy sports injury and spent 1-2 weeks in intensive care, and there he found out he hated hospitals and the moment he got out he changed his major. It's a good thing because he is very active and social so being in a hospital would have been torture.
So let me tell you... I was a little unsure how I felt when he said he was serious about applying now. Really? Now? Almost 4 kids later?? That's kinda a lot to soak in. I want to slow life down, not add to it. I guess it's better to do it now then come to me in 2 more years and want to do it. Everything seemed to be last minute, but he pulled it off and got it all done. I'm just glad he got it all in on-time. He applied to.....
Duke- Accepted to the Cross Continent MBA (International Program)
Texas University- He has interviewed and is waiting to hear back.
UCLA- Was a NO go
Harvard- Is probably a NO go as well, but waiting to hear
And now it's the waiting game. We are not sure what our plans are just yet. Who knows? If Jeff doesn't get in where we feel like we are supposed to be, we could end up staying here in Las Vegas and reapplying for next year. Jeff does has an exciting job that he really likes. It is really fun and it is the perfect job for him, so I think it would be hard to leave it anyway. Regardless of our path, I love him and will support him in whatever we do. I feel comfortable that we will be where we are supposed to be!
at 11:49 AM
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Blogging is just one more thing that I have to put on my to-do list. It took me awhile, but now I am caught up. We'll see how long it takes for me to get behind again! I was talked into blogging awhile back. "Oh, it's so good to keep in touch with family and friends, and you can turn it into a scrapbook." Has anyone ever done that (turned their blog into a scrapbook??). I'm just wondering if the book is even worth it? Anyway, here are some old and new posts....Enjoy!!
at 11:59 PM
Yep Yep Yep..... I'm Pregnant!
I am 20 weeks and this has been the longest 5 months ever! I am so excited to say that I am back to life and feeling great (as for now). I'm still feeling a bit nervous just thinking about having 4 kids running around. I was just feeling like I was on top of my game.... I had it down.... and then this sweet little blessing came into our lives. We haven't decided if we are going to find out the gender or not. We had an ultrasound 3 weeks ago, but we didn't want to know, and now I have another ultrasound on Tuesday and I hope I don't become weak. I just think it might be fun to try something different and have it be a surprise. Everyone always asks if this pregnancy is different from the others so that maybe the gender will be different, but I don't believe in all that. I already have 3 girls and the pregnancies were all soooo different! We all took a poll at FHE to see what we think the baby is... Mya said "For sure it's a girl Mom. That's just what you make." That made me laugh! Celine wants a boy so bad that we might have to get her therapy if it's not. Liv says she wants a boy and a girl. I have to remind her each time that I'm not having twins (thank goodness). So now she says "We only have one baby, but I want a boy and a girl." I guess she will be happy ether way. Smart girl! Jeff and I have absolutely no idea what it is. I got all my girl stuff out yesterday and started looking through it to see what I will need if it is a girl, and to weed out the old clothes. If it's not a girl I will for sure be cleaning out my stuff. I guess we'll see what happens Tuesday... will I be strong and not find out??
at 10:33 PM