Thursday, August 30, 2007

Update, finally

Hello blog-o-sphere!!!

The Benson's are alive and kicking...each other, the walls, the furniture, whatever gets in our way!

Okay, that's a bit melodramatic. But everyone is doing great around here. M is quickly approaching two and pushing the limits every time she opens her mouth, moves her feet, wiggles in her thinking chair...basically, all day long every single day. We love going to gymnastics together. We've been four times and each time she amazes me because she remembers so much from the time before. She is really attracted to one particular friend there--it's so sweet to watch her watch this little girl who is several months older. M is having a huge language explosion. Everything is "No, mine!" or "That's mine!" or "My car, truck, book, TV." When she's not proclaiming her possession, she's quite delightful to be around. She's working so hard on her manners--saying ma'am and sir, please, thank you. She's got quite a funny personality. She loves to play tricks like hiding and jumping out or saying "boo!" to try to scare you.

H and I went to my first appt for Baby Butterbean, who is REALLY a tiny, tiny butterbean. We thought I was almost 9 weeks along, but I'm barely 7. Baby Butterbean is due April 16th, yeah!!! I'll have another ultrasound in early October to make sure that due date is accurate. If that date is accurate, I'll miss the last 5 weeks of school, which is a-okay with me. As I was looking at my calendar, I realized this pregnancy is timed so well: I get a week to rest at Thanksgiving (thanks OB and Nona for always hosting the big family dinner!), two weeks at Christmas, and my whole spring break before this little bundle of joy will arrive. I'm feeling great. Some nausea that is fleeting and lots of exhaustion. The one frustrating thing about only being 7 weeks is that I still have 5 weeks of exhaustion instead of only 3!

So, that's what we've been up to lately. I can't wait to take a minute to read all of your updates. I miss Nadia and Zoe, Melody's three boys, those great toddlers over at the Land of K.A, life in Australia, the journey of raising the Tars. I promise I'll be by soon.


Colleen said...

So glad everything is going well with you and your family.

Isn't it amazing how right around 2 years old you suddenly find yourself with another real talking person in the house. Zoe is just 2 months past 2... and she is suddenly a total chatterbox... complete sentences, commands, questions. It's amazing.

Happy to hear you're feeling well with just the exhaustion and nausea. Sounds like things are moving along nicely!

Kyla said... babies make me all gushy. I'm so excited for you! BubTar is an April baby...I think it is an excellent month for birthing. ;)

Christina said...

Yay! So great to read your words again. I'm glad all is well in Bensonland.

Believe me, you're not the only one experiencing the joys of almost-two! They really try our patience at this age, but they're so, SO much fun, too. Nadia is talking like crazy, too!

And yay for an official due date! Here's hopeing the pregnancy will fly by with no complications. :o)

Hugs..glad you're back!

Anna said...

Glad to hear you are doing well, and so glad for the safe arrival of yor friend's baby. HOORAY!

melody is slurping life said...

I've missed you! Thrilled to read the "things going well" update and that the pregnancy looks good.

Your talking about M's gym class is bringing back all the fun I had as a preschool gymnastics instructor. Loved it!

Keep resting and take care, we'll be here when you can visit.