Archive for September, 2011

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Right now the baby’s name is Abby Joy. But for me it’s so simple, a little too simple. So I still spend time with my nose in the baby name book.










Abbe, Abby, Abbie, Abigail

Joy, Joille, Jocelyn

Some couples enjoy keeping the name a secret until after their baby is born at which point others are left with saying nothing worse than, “Hmm, that’s interesting.” I, on the other hand, seem to have the need for opinions ahead of time. So. What do you think? It has to be german origin.

Welcome, Baby Bird

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

A video and a couple pictures for you at the end of my very tiring day at which I have extra little to show for my ever so extensive measures to maintain peace and sanity. The answer, tonight, as with many others is simply stay up late and clean what didn’t get cleaned and straighten where the wrinkles relentlessly appeared so that tomorrow can be a fresh start at the same game.

This week we found out we’re having a baby girl, Abby Joy (so far) and brought home a young green cheek conure. When I bought the bird I really didn’t know how much this would be doing for Koen on practicing sharing Mommy for when his little sister arrives. He’s been excited to touch, hold and kiss the new arrival and finds him self so annoyed by needing supervision and having his turn to hold the baby end. Much to my delight Emeria enjoys sitting in my hair and even finds her way into my sweatshirt pocket when she wants to take a snooze, this seems to give Koen quite a fit of jealousy since these are things he really can’t do.



Carly has yet to sit still enough for a picture with Emria.

It’s a GIRL!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I’m not including the gender image–kind of a do unto others type thing. :)

We’re so excited to be welcoming another baby girl into our family. Don’t tell Darren I said so, but I’m almost positive I saw him cry when Diederick gave the news of the baby’s gender. Hurray for happy Daddy, and for his new little princess! There’s hardly more that makes me smile inside than seeing him enjoy our children.

So names…
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned on here my son Diederick’s made up name that he’s had his heart set on for a baby sister since the very beginning–possibly since before I was pregnant with this one. It’s Emria. That’s the best I can get for spelling and I can say quite truthfully that I’m not sure where this came from. But of course I have to find the closest name possible to that. Tonight I found on a german baby names site Emera which means Industrious Leader and Emelyn which is listed with the same meaning.

Darren likes the name Isabelle, but there’s that song…that I hope no one who has used that name is familiar with!! I could grow to like the name, and just never let my kids know about the song.

Our baby’s middle name so far is to be Joy after my mom, Joyce.

Anyway, so at the end of this Wednesday I’m all happiness and thankfulness for all that God’s blessed me with. I’m so honored to get to be a part of another wonderful child’s life. It’s a Girl!

So far we’re calling her Abby. It just sort of came out that way. “It’s a girl, hon, and I think I want to call her Abby.” Not short for Abigail, just Abby.

The Day Before The Day

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Tomorrow we find out if we’re having a boy or a girl. The excitement is running high–my kids and I are really into looking at names as we talk about what we’re having. Darren on the other side of things absolutely refuses to hear any of our ideas until after we really know the baby’s gender. In my annoyance with that, I told him I’m inclined to not let him know what we’re having at all! Of course I can’t do that. :P Really, I’m just craving he share in the fun of picking out a name and I do want him to know.

Anyway, I thought that today I’d like to check out how close Koen’s ready to being potty trained. Around here, that’s the true mark of being a big kid. It would be perfectly fitting for the family baby to be a big kid by the time a new baby comes around, right?
So as soon as I had Carly back from Preschool I took off Koen’s diaper and gave him sippy cup after sippy cup of juice, water, milk whatever he’d take and waited. It was a great day for this experment–sun and warm, keep the diaperless baby outdoors where damage will be minimal. He did pee in the potty once, but the poopy went everywhere! In all, my 22 month old soiled three pairs of training pants and one outfit. After dinner he got a nice long tubby time and was quite pleased to see that he was getting the diaper back, along with his favorite monster truck jammies.
I love my baby Koen William and imagine that it’s quite possible he’ll be yet walking around with his big cloth diaper when his little brother or sister joins our family.

So boy or girl for this next one? Maybe the technician wont be able to tell, or perhaps they’ll find some terrible unexpected problem with the baby that will really change our lives.

Today is the day before the day. :)

Sprinkler Fun

Friday, September 9th, 2011