I'm beginning to think so. I'm sorry I have been neglecting you, but morning sickness leaves me with little energy and I stay sane these days by letting the kids play on the computer all day. By the time the computer is free to use, I'm either asleep or curled up in my chair wishing these blah days would end. I must say that I don't think I am feeling as bad as I did when I was pregnant with Kate or Zach, but I'm still feeling crappy and tired. It is sad that food doesn't sound good during this time of year when there are so many good things around to eat! I do hope that I am able to enjoy our Thanksgiving feast at Dysarts on Thursday. That's right, no cooking or cleaning around here on Thanksgiving, we eat out. :-) I'll be baking pies tomorrow night and then my work is done. So you want pregnancy details do you? or do you just want to say "So I guess it's congratulations, or is it?" (what kind of question is that?...I have heard it a few times now and it makes me wonder if people think this new baby is unwanted. I know we are ahead of schedule here and Kate is still a baby, but yes, this baby is good news, and yes we're hoping for a boy...as Zoe puts it, it would be SO unfair for 5 girls to have to share a room together and for Zach to have his own room!) I am due the end of June, so we could very well have a 4th of July baby...it will be weird to celebrate a birthday in the summer. And yes our timing of having all 6 kids home for the summer is wonderful, isn't it? I refuse to think about it. Oh and as you've probably guessed by now I'm not losing weight anymore, my last weigh in was a few weeks ago where I weighed 124.4. It feels good to start this pregnancy 14.4 pounds lighter. :-) House plans? At first my thought was how in the world can we build a house when we have another person to take care of and we can't keep up with all the expenses now, but in the last few days I have caught house fever and we are looking at the steps we need to take to get a house ready to live in by next winter. It may not be finished, but if we can live in it and watch this trailer burn to the ground then I will be happy (Don't panic, we would have the fire department burn it down. It is a moment we are all looking forward to! ) So all I want for Christmas (besides the new mattress my parents have already bought us for Christmas) is the house plans, which would complete step 1 to building our home. It is time.
Have I rambled on enough? Are you still wondering about my payback plan for the wound up kids at bedtime? Well I didn't manage to wake them up early, but the next night Matt rigged up a gate using a board and buckles so Zach could get out of bed, but he couldn't escape the room. Once Zach realized he couldn't leave the room, his interest in getting out of bed disappeared. We didn't have to put the board up tonight, Zach stayed in bed and went to sleep. :-)