Sunday, August 16, 2009

Some news...

...we are expecting a baby again! I can't believe we will actually have 4 children. That seems like a LOT of kids! The baby is due March 24th. Pregnancy is hard on me...not as hard as it is on many, I know, but it is still hard for me. This is why I haven't posted anything for so long. I am struggling just to do the essential things like meals, groceries, and laundry. Any spare moment I have is spent sleeping...trying to overcome the exhaustion.

Jackson starts classes tomorrow morning. He is going back to school full time to get his Master's in Business Administration. He will still also be working full time, so he will be a busy guy. It will be hard to not see him as much, but we feel like this is the right course to take, so here we go!

Thomas starts Kindergarten on Wednesday! I am having such mixed feelings.

And...because I can't do a post without pictures, here are a few from a trip to the park last week. Nicholas found this caterpillar. He let it crawl on him and thought that was really cool until it started getting close to his skin. Then he started saying, "Get it off, get it off, get it off!"








11 comments:

JaNae said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting! When are you due? Good luck to Jackson with business school. That is wonderful! Where is he going?

JaNae said...

Sorry I didn't read more carefully. I just saw you are due in March! :)

the remkes family said...

congrats jen!4 is not so bad, but i am still wonderin about 5..:) j/k
i know what you mean, i am not deathly sick but it is never easy, but sure worth it in the end, i am sure you will agree:) hope all goes well.

julie said...

Congratulations!!!!! If you need a break you can always call and I'll come get them for a playdate.

idahomayos said...

Ah Jen, Your post is so full of news!...events that I can TOTALLY relate to! New baby...graduate school...1st day of Kindergarten. I know the emotions you are going through... overwhelming in a word! Take each day one moment at a time and things will fall into place. Congratulations on baby #4! I hope your pregnancy goes smoothly and the tired/sick/icky time passes quickly. Good luck with Graduate School just remember it will be so worth it in the end! I know how hard the time consuming part was for me. Congratulations to Thomas...1st day of Kindergarten...such a milestone, tougher on mom than him, I promise! You've prepared him well, he will do awesome! Best Wishes with it all. If you need anything let us know.

Karin said...

Congrat's to the whole family! Our transition to 4 wasn't bad-- and you'll have Thomas in school part of the day, so Nicholas and Essie will be used to keeping each other company. Good thing you have 7 months to prepare;) Hope you're feeling well soon, take it easy!

Rachael said...

Congrats! I hope the sleeping sickness wears off! I seem to have relapsed and want to sleep a lot and have thrown up quite a few times in the last week or so.

Mary said...

Congratulations, Jen!! March, wow! You will be an awesome mother of FOUR!

Shayla T said...

Hurray! Congratulations Jen!

April said...

Oh, how great! I'm happy for you guys. It's wonderful that these little ones get to come to a family who will love and teach them so well. Congrats! And good luck with the school and work too, Jackson.

Jamie said...

Jen.....I love you so much!!! I look up to you and often ask myself, What would Jen Do?? It is nice because the acronym is still WWJD:) hahaha I wish I lived closer so I could clean for you and take care of your kids and make you dinner:) One day we will be close enough for all of that. I hope your feeling well and I LOVE YOU!