Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hello Out There!!!

Hey Family and Friends...if you're still out there! =) I cannot believe it's been a month and a half since I blogged - and that was a lame one. =) I don't really know how this post will turn out either. I'm FINALLY sitting at my computer, so I can do this. But trying to "catch up" after so long is a little overwhelming!

We've had several visitors over the last few weeks, and it's been great! Emily and Claire came to visit. Barbara (Grammie) came next. Then Lee (Beau's sister). Finally Amy and her family this past weekend. And in there somewhere, we (Asher and I) went to Dallas for Emily's birthday and got to see the rest of my family. It's been so great seeing Asher connect more and more with his family...our family! He's so loved. And I love seeing that!!!

I'm sixteen weeks pregnant and feeling good still. I have a check-up tomorrow and will feel better after I hear the heartbeat. I haven't felt the baby move yet - which is normal - but it will just be nice to have that reassurance. And soon I should feel it move. I'm really looking forward to that! And I can't WAIT to know what it is!!! I really want to start getting his/her room ready. And I REALLY want to know his/her name! So far this pregnancy has gone really fast! Granted, I have a long way to go, but I'm not too far away from the half-way mark. Amazing! I suppose Asher has helped make that happen!!! He keeps me on my toes!

Speaking of...he's as funny as ever! He's perfected smiling on command, so we have a lot of funny pictures of him recently. I pull the camera out, and he instantly says, "cheeeese" and makes the goofiest grin. Today, after I took some pictures, he said, "Asher" (in his own special way of course), because he wanted to see the pictures of "Asher" that I had just taken. It was pretty funny.

His Aunt Lee is a speech pathologist, and I don't know if it was coincidence or if she worked her "magic" on him, but the first day she was visiting, he all of a sudden started saying five or six new things. We couldn't BELIEVE it! I'm trying to think of what he said..."shoe", "WalMart" (which was very funny)...and I can't remember what else he started saying that day, but he now says, "out", "up", "down", "Asher", "outside", "other side" (Today I was doing the "give me five, other side" thing, and he started saying, "other side" over and over. It was hilarious!). And I can't think of other things he's saying right now, but he amazes us every day!

His Grammie and Grandad gave him one of those horses on springs (that every kid has to have) for Christmas, and he just started climbing on and off of it by himself today. Some other "big boy" things he's doing: We have a cement "curb" kind of thing on our patio, and he walks on it like a balance beam...and turns around and everything. We have a lot of big rocks around here, and there's a big slanted one outside of our house that he likes to play on. Today he would walk up to the top of it, then turn around and run down. He was so proud of himself! He would then look at us to see if we were proud too, and we would all clap (including him). He's too cute.

(By the way, I know some people probably don't like reading about the details of Asher's life, but that's kind of what I have to talk about, sooo... =) I'm not as "creative" as some of my fellow bloggers.)

And one last "Asher thing". He's made me cry a couple of times in the last day or two. I HATE seeing him in pain! I HATE it! It absolutely BREAKS my heart!!! Last night he was having a "diaper issue", and today he bit his tongue or something - I'm still not exactly sure what happened, but there was even some blood. But it hurt him whatever it was, and he was just crying and crying. And then even after he was "fine" and had been playing again, every once in a while, he would cry a little bit again and hold his mouth. So sad!!!

Then I was emotionally overwhelmed with love for him tonight as I held him before he went to bed. He was just so calm lying in my arms. And we were sitting right next to Beau on the couch, and he was just staring up at both of us with the deepest peace. I can't explain it. It was just one of the sweetest moments! I love him with ALL of my heart!!! And he loves us and trusts us so deeply - it just kills me. =) There's NOTHING like it!!!

Other things??? The other night we experienced quite the storm! We were under a tornado warning. The sky turned "green" as Beau called it, then it started hailing like I've NEVER seen before!!! It was so scary to me. I guess I'm in the minority when I get freaked out during times like that. Beau and Dina (who was over here at the time) weren't concerned. And during another storm a couple of weeks ago in Dallas, Emily was checking blogs instead of the weather on the internet (which is another funny story - in the midst of my agonizing over whether to go get Asher up, I told her that if my baby got sucked out a window, I would kill her!). But Asher and I spent a minute or two in the "safety" of our bathroom during the worst of it. There were piles and PILES of hail outside. It looked like it had snowed. I'm not kidding! It was crazy! But we were fine.

I've got to go for now. I need to get my beauty rest, but one more thing. My sisters (as most of you probably know) are doing this thing, where people can ask them whatever questions they want, and they'll answer them on their blog. So I want to join the fun. Ask me questions. =)

Good night!


Amy said...

Well, here are my questions for now, but I am sure that they will be different in a month and a half when you get around to answering them. :)

*What is your favorite place that you have traveled to?

*How can you even consider naming your baby Carl Albert?

*What do you like to do for fun? To relax?

Mama Jeannie said...

Sara, I nearly cried thinking about that love you were overwhelmed with for Asher. Isn't it something? Truly hard to put into words. Oh, I wanted to tell you and Beau that I saw a little boy in Hico when we stopped on the way home yesterday that dad and I both thought, "There is Asher in two or three years!" It was phenominal! Really it was. He was so cute and had the same eyes, shape of head, and mouth. I think his ears even looked like Ashers. I wish you could have seen him. He must have been about 3 or 4 years old.

Here are some questions for you:
If you could visit anyone in the world and in any country in the world, who do you want to see and where would you go?

Do you get a "rush" when you get your house clean from top to bottom or even when you get one room beautifully arranged and tidied up?

Will you ever have a pet and if so, what kind?

Do have any exercise goals for now or after pregnancy?

Emily said...

Carl Albert- HAHAHAHA!!!

*What is the greatest gift you have ever been given?

*If you were a Skittle what flavor would you be?

*What is the thing that you are most thankful for in your life?

That is all I can think of at the moment, but if the past repeats itself I have a little time to think of some others.