Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vacation and Max's Birthday

This posts has pictures with no chronological order and no explanations... lame I know. I am totally into my scrap booking right now but I still wanted to show my Mom my pics, so whoever else would like to view - have at it :) These are from our last minute trip to Arizona (just our little family, it was one of our best trips) and Max;s 5 year old birthday party. He had a blast - teenage mutant ninja cake, and super hero's party (his choice). Sorry about the laziness with this post :)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

One Proud Dad

Most of you know that Jeremy and I are expecting our 3rd child (and if you don' know, sorry I have not been that great sharing info this year). I am 5 months and doing great. It has been a really weird pregnancy but overall I have been pretty blessed.

On Wednesday we had our ultrasound and I couldn't have had a more happy husband at that moment. We are having a 3rd boy! More testosterone around here is just what I was wanting for Christmas! I would be lying if I told you that I was not secretly hoping for a girl but overall I really am happy for a healthy baby no matter the gender. So after a tear or two was lost over no pink, or hair bows, or the frilly things I would love to buy... I looked at my two beautiful, fun, lively little boys and can't help but be overcome with excitement of another! I was raised with 5 brothers, I know boys and maybe would have no clue what to do with a girl but I was willing to try and if we dare attempt at another (heaven help me), I will be secretly crossing my fingers.

Jeremy has 2 brothers, he is in the middle of them and they are best friends. I feel they are a large part of the reason we moved here to Oregon. If my boys could be even half as close as Jeremy and his brothers, I would be one happy mom. So, the
Thelin legacy lives on of 3 boys in a row and the Barlow legacy lives on of 3 boys in a row (but my mom did get my sister in there before her 3) and also the dominant gender families the Barlow's seem to have.

I am due this April. This is my first pregnancy where my last trimester will be in the cold. It is wonderful. I am trying to stay in shape and not give into my fast food craving that come on so strong when I am
prego. My body is starting to change, the baby is moving around like crazy and it has recently become a little more real to me.

I just wanted to share our exciting news. There has been lots of celebrating going on with
Jer, Max and Ike. So bring on the swords, trucks, legos, ninja turtles, wrestling, fighting, jumping off all the furniture... because we are prepared and well seasoned! We will keep you posted. Love you all....