Friday, October 17, 2008

Pigtails or Puppy Dog Tails?

Hi all!!!! Yep... we're pregnant again!!!! The final (trust me....) Baby Valenti will join us in early April of next year and we find out next month whether we're having a little girl or boy. I'm ~ 15 weeks along now and am *very* happy to be out of the icky first trimester. In general I do really well when pregnant, but the first trimester is always the hardest - tired, and just generally off my game. I'm starting to feel like my old self again - perfect timing for the upcoming holidays!!!

We found out the big news on Frank's actual 40th birthday in late July- it'll be a birthday that he'll never forget!

Not much else new is really happening around here. Fall is everywhere, so we're grabbing at every opportunity to be outside while we still can. Our eldest dog, Higgins, turned 12 this month - Happy Birthday Higgy!


Also have been working on the front yard a bit here and there - am pretty much done planting bulbs (irises, daffodils and tulips ) - 90 down and ~ 40 more to go. Talk about tedious.... The toughest part of planting them is that our land is incredibly rocky, so I can get a few inches and then need to either extract HUGENORMOUS rocks (with the help of Frank if he's around), skip the area, or just plant and hope for the best. I'll be interested to see what actually comes up next spring...

We've been doing a lot of rock and leaf hunting / gathering lately - Sydney seems to be pretty smitten with the red and gold ones :) It takes us an hour to walk our 1/4 mile neighborhood loop, but she loves every minute of it, so it's worth it!



Off to start the day! Brother Ben's first birthday was yesterday and we're having a birthday party for him and 2 other little boys this morning - the kids get to wear their Halloween costumes, so it should be a fun time! I'll take pics of the gifts later and post them next time :) Happy fall everyone!

12 comments:

Joy said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!!! So much going on at your house with this new little one on the way and birthday's to be celebrated! I cannot believe that Ben is ONE! Wow!

sassypriscilla said...

Great news! Very happy for you.

Blakely said...

Congratulations!!

Krista said...

Aw, cute little bean...Congratulations!

Adrienne said...

Yippee! The cats out of the bag :O) Got my fabric today ... I can't wait to get started sewing!

stacysews said...

Happy Birthday Ben and congratulations again on the upcoming April baby!!

shawn & bekah said...

Congrats! So exciting... number 3 is so much fun. Can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl. What are you're kids for Halloween, I'm expecting some great pictures!

Clothmatters said...

First....congratulations on being pregnant....Second....what an adorable blog you have. I will certainly visit again.
Connie

The Pitter Patter Boutique said...

Happy Belated Birthday to everyone, including Higgy.

And I think you're having a boy! All the best to you and your growing family during pregnancy.

sewhipbaby said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing!!

Cheryl = ) said...

Congratulations Kris! How exciting. We have two and just the other day I was reminiscing holding my babies for the first time (what a wonderful memory to have). Sometimes I think I want more (we'll see).

Take care my friend = )

Hoodie said...

Oh, my! Congratulations!!