Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's the end of August already?!

Hi, my name is Brandi...

I am a blogger slacker...
It has been 56 days since my last post...

Yes, that's what I feel like right now! I have definitely let my blog go over the past month and a half. There have been major changes in our home during this time and I have had a lot of ajusting to do...and more change is yet to come!

Change #1: Stay at home mom: That's right. Shortly after we got back from vacation, the company I was working for downsized and I was out of a job. Just like that. I immediately had to do a role reversal and readjust to being at home with my children 24/7! I haven't had this opportunity since 2004 when I had to go back to work. Let me just say it was HARD at first! But I love every minute of it and I honestly don't want to go back to work! I missed out so much with Ethan when he was a baby and I regret it! So, besides going to school full time, I will be staying at home and enjoying the kids and the new baby!

Change #2: Mom to a school aged child: Morgan started to kindergarten August 8 and wow, what an emotionally challanging time. It seems like yesterday she was a baby! I just can't believe the last 5 1/2 years have gone by so quick! I am so proud, I didn't cry her first day! But, the second was a whole different story! The first week was hard, but each day gets better and better! She seems to have grown up so much already with being able to interact with so many new people. She loves school and I know this year is going to be great!

Change #3: Realizing I'm about to be a mom to FIVE children: Yep, Emma Kate will be here anyday and I am so excited, yet so nervous at the same time! Her room is complete, bags are packed, we are just waiting on her to decided to make her entrance into the world! This pregnancy has just gone by extremely fast! I am so emotional knowing this will be the last time I will ever experience this. I have definitely been trying to enjoy every last moment of it!

I found out at my doctor's appointment that I am 2 cent., so I will going back in on Friday and they will monitor me. My dr. said if he saw 2 contractions or if I was dialated anymore he will admit me. If not, I am scheduled to be induced next Wednesday!!! So exciting!!

Melanie took some pictures of my belly and the kids this past weekend! I do not have any pictures like this from when I pregnant with the other ones, so I wanted to make sure I got some this time! She did such a wonderful job taking the pictures! Thanks so much Mel!! Here are a few of my favorites!

I probably won't post again until Emma Kate is here so be watching for an update...Hopefully this weekend!!!