Thursday, May 22, 2008

27 1/2 weeks

Well, I am 27 weeks and 3 days. This is the official beginning of my third trimester which is somewhat exciting. I am still feeling pretty well, which I am SOOO thankful for. If I could just convince everyone in the family to embrace picking things up off of the floor so that mommy doesn't have to then life would be near perfect. : )
I am really enjoying time with the kids and I'm excited about having time this summer to relax and do some fun things as a family of five. I know that it won't be too long until I'm writing another blog about how the summer is making me nutso but right now we are all looking forward to it. Today was Luke's last day of school and tomorrow is Kate's kindergarten program so there's lots of excitement around the Larsen household these days.
We are also in the final stages of our time here in Atlanta. It is definitely bittersweet! We are beginning the closure process as we do things for the last time. It seems like everyday there is someone that we see for the last time. It's sad but I guess it's all part of the leaving process. It will be interesting to see how these next few weeks go.
Also, coming soon...the 7 month pregnancy pic! Whoohoo!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Labor Prediction...

I found this funny quiz that helps predict your labor and here are the results...I think it's funny because I have been induced with all three kids, which actually makes me my own labor predictor. But, they did ask a question about inductions so I'm sure that this will be an accurate prediction. : )

You won't need to try any secret recipes to bring on labor. Have your emergency numbers ready. Don't wait until the last minute to get your nursery ready. We predict your baby will come 1-2 weeks early. Your baby will most likely be born in the morning. Justmommies predicts that your baby will weigh approximately 7.7 pounds and that your labor will be about 5 hours long.

This is for entertainment purposes only

Monday, May 19, 2008

Being the third child...

This is some unique knowledge that Caleb, our third child, possesses at the ripe old age of 21 months...

*There is a social stigma that goes along with the following things:

Sitting in a booster seat, rather than a big chair.

Having a cup with a lid.

Allowing your mother to give you anything other than the full rectangle of graham cracker.

*You must fight to the death to keep your reputation among the other children in the family from being ruined by the previous things mentioned.

*The word "mine" must be used both frequently and loudly in order to get the full effect.

*If you need help in doing something, your best bet is to yell for your siblings first. Regardless of how wise or safe the action is, they will almost always assist you.

And finally,

* When your mother is pregnant with her fourth child, you have the upperhand. Not only can she not carry you effectively but when you are allowed to walk you are much faster than she is. This is the perfect time to break away, run and have your way doing whatever you want. By the time she catches up with you, you will have had plenty of fun!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Day

This year was one of the sweetest Mother's Days that I've had. We had a pretty relaxing day (even though I had to grocery shop) and we had planned to take a picnic to a fun little place over at Chris' work. It had a pretty walk and then tons of nature to explore.

After we ate dinner, we decided to walk over to the lake and see the geese and their goslings. This is a place that Chris likes to take the kids to fish and they love to see the baby geese.
The kids had fun sharing our baguette with the geese and the geese were definitely glad we came.
There is also a great climbing tree for the kids. They enjoyed spending some time playing under the magnolia branches.

I was so thankful for the sweet family time that we got to have together yesterday and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to spend Mother's Day!