Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Car & New Glasses

Lots has changed around the Langley house in less than a week! On Saturday we picked up our new car (2009 black Chevy Tahoe)
...and today my Stella got glasses.

We recently received a note from Stella's first grade teacher that she wasn't seeing the white board very well. In my day it was called the chalk board, I guess now schools use white boards (dry erase boards) now; oy I'm old! I made a doctors appointment with the eye doctor to have her eyes checked and what do you know, she needed glasses. I was in the 4th or 5th grade when I began wearing glasses and Todd was in high school when he got his glasses.

Monday, April 26, 2010

It's a BOY!

It's about as official as it's gonna get...we are having a boy!

We couldn't be more excited. Stella is just beside herself. Seeing how she is already a little tom-boys she is so so excited to have a baby brother. Todd too is so excited. He suggested we name him James Patrick Tressel Langley (after OSU coach Jim Tressel). I vetoed that suggestion along with Carson Palmer Langley and Ocho Cinco Langley.

If you are having a hard time deciphering the ultrasound picture, just imagine the baby sitting on a glass table and you looking up. You will see his 2 little legs, his feet are together and yes that's a "pee-pee" to the left of the little "x."

Now if we could only agree on a boys name and a theme for the nursery! I do know for sure that that I will be painting the nursery BLUE!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Humpty Dumpty

I thought the title of this weeks blog was quite fitting considering how I am feeling lately. Some women are so freaking adorable when they are pregnant; essentially they are just all baby. Well that is definitely NOT the case with me....I feel and look like a house. I will be 17 weeks tomorrow and I feel and look like HUMPTY DUMPTY! Hopefully I won't "take a big fall" like Humpty... :)

This week my back began to hurt a lot. I don't remember when exactly in my pregnancy with Stella my back began to hurt but I sure could use a good back rub every evening. I may have to begin dropping hints to Todd about getting me a pregnancy massage for my upcoming birthday or mothers day. He got me several of them while I was pregnant with Stella and they were fabulous! The missus that preforms the massage is a registered RN and it's so reassuring.

This week I have been scoping out some cameras. With the new baby on the way I figured that there's no time like the present to shop for a good camera. Natalie, a friend of mine, bought the Cannon Rebel and the pictures of her daughter Payton are so incredible! I can't wait until I finally get ours so I can learn how to use it and take some great shots of the kids. Check out Natalie's website and schedule a photo shoot.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

15 Weeks & Counting

I can hardly believe that I am now 15 weeks into my 40 week journey. Oh how time has flown by, yet September cannot get here quick enough. This weekend I found myself day dreaming about the nursery and what color it would be or what theme it would be... The sheer anticipation of the baby's arrival is just killing me. I even felt tempted to cuise the internet for some baby clothes. Luckily I havent bought any yet although my sister bought us some this weekend.

During the past few days I have felt more and more "flutters." Often these flutters can be mistaken for gas but I could tell that what I was feeling was NOT gas but the baby instead. I can't wait until these flutters turn into kicks and jabs so that I can share the experience with Todd & Stella.

We had a bit of a pregnancy scare this past week. Sunday night/early Monday morning I felt 4 contractions. I went to the doctor and had an ultrasound. The good news is that the ultrasound revealed the sex of the baby! Stay tuned to find out if its a girl or boy! The bad news is that I have to do less and rely on more people. If you know anything about me, you know that this will be a huge feat for me as I am typically a "doer" and a constant busy body. I guess I will have to learn to like doing nothing and planting my bottom on the couch more!

So with 15 weeks down there is only 25 more to go.....

Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday...

You just got to love kids. They are so innocent and yet sometimes they ask the hardest and most intelligent questions....

This morning I explained to Stella that I would be picking her up from school a bit early to head to church for the Good Friday service. She looked at me and said "Mom, Teta (Arabic for grandma) said that today is when Jesus dies for us on the cross. Is that true?" Growing up I remember asking my mom a very similar questions. In fact, never understood why today was called "Good Friday." What was so good about it if Jesus was crucified? In fact, when we go to church on Good Friday, the service and all of the hymns are quite solemn and subdued. Often times people are wearing black and crying....

Then one Sunday, I was reminded by one of my most favorite Sunday School teachers (my dad) why we call today "Good Friday." He reminded us of what the Jewish authorities and Romans did to Jesus; this was definitely not good (see Matthew chapters 26-27). However, he continued, the results of Christ’s death are very good! Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Finally he taught us that the events of Good Friday should be ever on our minds because the death of Christ on the cross is a paramount event of the Christian faith.

Today I am reminded by my faith that we are all so lucky. Lucky to have a Father that would die for us and for our sins. I hope as a parent I can instill those same beliefs and faith that my parents and Sunday School teachers did in me to my children. So that one day my children can appreciate what Good Friday means to the Christian faith and pass it on to their children as well.

"Remember me, O Lord, when you come into Your Kingdom." Luke 23:42