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A would-be stay at home mom working full-time as a teacher. I teach at my old Highschool, working side-by-side with my own teachers. I blog to keep the Texan grandparents updated and chronicle our life for future reference. (In other words, I don't have a real baby-book or diary.) Comments make my day. Thanks for stopping by! kimlepper at gmail.com

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sam in Church

"Wow, mommy, you're boobies are getting bigger and bigger!  And your tummy too!  I can punch the baby!"
Luckily we were in the middle of the response of the psalm and you could only slightly hear her over the music.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

In the Know

Today (8/18) was quite an agonizing day.  The fifth in a row, to be exact.  Because for five days I've been testing and getting a big fat negative,* even though all signs were indicating the opposite.  So this morning I decided to splurge and get one of the early testing strips (First Response) and it told me what Jeremy claimed to have known for the past 3 days- we're expecting again!

This comes as a great relief and answer to prayers.  Relief because we weren't sure if we'd be able to conceive due to all of the complications Jeremy had.  Answer to prayers because I'll get four months at home with this one due to the "perfect" timing (end of April)!

I haven't told my students yet, any suggestions?  I was thinking a t-shirt with "baby on board" in Spanish, or playing hang man with them....but I'm open for any other suggestions!

Finally, I'm post dating this so that we will be a little further along when it becomes blog worthy, but I ask that if you are reading this that you do not say anything on facebook.  If you've been a loyal reader, you're "in the know" so please keep it in the blog-o-sphere :)

*I later tried the same test again and after talking with Jeremy in the bathroom for a few minutes I noticed that what I had thought was yet another negative was slowing showing up as a positive...Jeremy laughed hysterically at me saying, "Well if that wasn't God teaching you patience, I don't know what is!" as I looked in the trash to discover that every single thrown away pregnancy test from the past week had been positive...I guess for the dollar tree one's you really do need to wait the full 2 minutes...


Today (9/2) has been frustrating to say the least.  If it's not Samantha using "the ladies" as handles to pull herself onto my lap that makes me writhe in pain and scare her, it's seeing her take a bite of a very ripe banana that makes me sprint to the bathroom and gag/dry heave in the sink.  Poor thing has no idea what's going on, only that Mommy is always "too tired" or "doesn't feel well".  We are waiting until late September to tell her and I know she'll be super excited!  With many of my friends having had babies recently I think she vaguely grasps the connection of babies growing and coming out of a mother.  We'll see how she handles the new one when he/she does finally arrive!

Sam being a goob.
Me standing up straight.  Which, sadly, takes a lot of focus for me.


So something new for me in the pregnancy experience- nausea.  Does that mean boy? 
Either way, I'm getting tired of it as it's only when I see/think of certain foods.  The one that has really bothered me recently is my adversion to coffee.  Seriously child?  I'm exhausted.  This was my one way to guarantee to make it through the day.  Anyway, I feel like I'm the worst mom ever these days, but I'm hoping Oct 10th I'll get my energey back (or there abouts).  That's when I "woke-up" while pregnant with Sam.  Maybe then I'll start folding laundry and packing my lunch the night before and remember to brush my child's teeth. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

A rose by any other name...will listen to you

Sam has gotten VERY good at ignoring.  You'd think we weren't even in the room.  It can instantly make one feel invisible.  Jeremy and I have tried several tactics, but the one that works 100% of the time is to call her by something that she is not.  For instance,

"Samantha, time to get out of the tub! Come on, hop on out please."
"Sam, out. Now."
*sigh* "Mermaid, time to get out."
"Oh! Yes, I am a mermaid. Say 'hi mermaid' mommy!  I need to dry my tail!"

Over the next few minutes she transformed back and forth from girl to mermaid to a cat to a cat-mermaid.  

I wonder if this could work on my students... 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Who IS this child?

Second time in a week, folks. 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

If You Give a Child a Mint...

You'll have to ask, "Where did you put it?"

And they will respond, "In my pocket."

Then you'll have to ask, "Where is your pocket?" as their outfit clearly doesn't have any.

And then they will have to show you.

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