Monday, February 28, 2011

Weekend Smiles

Things that made me smile this weekend...

  • The number of laps my children run from the kitchen to the hallway to the living room and back to the kitchen.
  • H's ability to take her clothes off while she is supposed to be sleeping.
  • Time spent with Mark after the kids are in bed.
  • J drops his bib on purpose, throws up his hands in wonderment and proclaims "bummer."
  • Rock band with my kids...they love those drums.
  • Watching them interact with other little friends. Love watching them pretend they are one of the "big kids."
  • Kids helping switch the laundry and J says "Good Job Hannah."
  • H stacked all her stuffed animals behind the rails of her crib so she can see them while they are sleeping (I actually thought Mark had done it).
  • J now placing himself into time out when he doesn't follow directions.
  • Watching J&H play together, sing together, dance together, and listening to them talk while they are in their beds. It is clear they LOVE each other.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Some special Visitors

Grandpa and Hannah.

GiGi and Jack

We love visitors, especially family. The kids think anyone who walks into our home is a special visitor just to see them. My parents recently came for a few days and the kids loved having grandparent attention. We took GiGi and Grandpa to the rec center so they could watch J&H run around the gym and hear Jack scream like a girl with excitement. We went out to eat, we played, read books, went out to dinner (always a special treat and we rarely do this without help), and just enjoyed having them here. Thanks for coming, we look forward to your next visit!

Grandpa, Jack, GiGi, and Hannah in her new boa.

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's A...

Getting your 19 month old and 21 month old to reveal the gender the way you want them to is no easy task. Listen closely as it is actually Hannah who tells if it it is a "boy" or a "girl" then Jack repeats her. We are all very excited!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

20 Week ultrasound/Coin Toss

We had our 20 week ultrasound almost two weeks ago. Everything went well and put to rest some of our fears from our E.R. visit during week 19. When we were expecting Jack we chose not to find out the gender. With this baby we were torn between finding out and waiting. That is, one of us really wanted to know the gender and one of us wanted to wait until the delivery. Both Mark and I felt very strongly about one way or the other so we ended up flipping a coin. I won the bet and we decided NOT to find out.

Upon winning the coin toss I immediately burst into tears: typical for a pregnant woman, I know. But I felt bad about winning. I know Mark really wanted to know. So while brainstorming for a perfect/heartfelt Valentine's Day gift I decided revealing the gender to him would be a great present. The morning of the ultrasound I made a card and took it early to the appointment where I worked out arrangements with the ultrasound technician. During the ultrasound we told her we didn't want to know the gender so she had us look away for awhile while she checked, said she would mark it in our chart, and marked it down for me in an envelope. I later went back and picked up the envelope.

THEN...on Monday night - Valentine's Day. I gave Mark the envelope. Actually, I gave it to him in a bag, wrapped in another bag, wrapped in a box. I wanted it to be a surprise.
So now we know the gender of baby # 3!!!
Jack and Hannah are going to make the reveal in a video post tomorrow, for is a picture of our healthy baby.


Happy Valentine's Day from the Hubbards!

Our best attempt at a family picture.

Jack and Hannah making valentines for their friends at playgroup.

The fruit snacks and the valentines went in the cup.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Va-Kay

Finally, some pictures from our vacation together. We had a lot of fun...

Mark and I, downtown Puerta Vallarta.

Some cheesy pictures.
(Thank you Mark for agreeing to pose)

I love this one. Mark got picked to dance in front of everyone on our tour boat. He did a great job! The other guy is jealous of my man's moves, look at his face.

Yelapa, a fishing village we went to.

At the waterfall in Yelapa.

Mark is playing volleyball while I sat at the pool eating nachos.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nana and Papa

Thank you to Nana and Papa who flew out to spend time with our little ones while we were gone. We had a day or two with them before Mark and I left and then were thankful to have a few days with them after we returned. Jack and Hannah had a great time while we were gone. They got to go on outings: the Library, grocery store, toy store, the Rec Center! In addition to having 2 new people to pay attention to them in our home. They learned new things/words while we were gone and most importantly got the gift of spending time with their grandparents.

Ideally, we wouldn't have had to leave them, but it would have been challenging to find a babysitter down in Mexico that I felt comfortable with so that we could attend the functions we needed to attend. In addition to the fact that it was a nice treat to have some alone time with Mark!

So thank you to these two for loving and taking care of our favorite little people!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Back-blogged/Health News

Per usual when we go out of town I get way behind on blogging, so it is coming. There are a lot of posts that I would like to get up soon.

Also, we had a bit of a pregnancy scare this week. On Sunday I had some bleeding, cramping, and severe back pain that sent us to check in at the hospital. Thankfully the on-call Dr. was kind enough to allow me to come see her on the Labor and Delivery floor instead of going in through the E.R. We ruled out all the really scary things that could be happening - I got an IV just for fluids and then we went home. I had felt particularly terrible the whole day leading up to our evening visit and the IV just helped replenish some of what hadn't stayed down that day.

All this to say...I have a list of things to watch out for. My regularly scheduled Dr.'s visit is this coming Friday and am hoping to not revisit the Dr. before then. We will do a more thorough check then to make sure everything is still okay. But it is a little scary. I will be 20 weeks on Friday. Prayers for my health, prayers for little Baby!