Clearly, I have been on a blogging hiatus. Work has been kicking my tail coupled with chasing after two tornadoes, dirtying my house, eating take-out, and having to eat every treat (you know, for the baby)…it takes a lot out of a girl. So, blogging gets moved to the back burner…as does cleaning my house and cooking real meals (Jake loves our “left-over” nights on the weekly meal plan…a little hard to have when there was nothing left-over from a meal that was never cooked…oops). Actually, I tried to type up a post on the pregnancy like a month ago and then I started watching Friday Night Lights on Netflix…and I got distracted, oh well. So, now I am back…with one big post with “what is new with the Saylors”…
Hugh is going to be three in a week…hard to believe we’ll have a three year-old. He continues to be his own deal…does not follow his peers or conform to others, who knows…maybe that is in the future? This is truly a child who walks to the beat of his own drum. He talks, talks, and talks…all the time. He is kind and has such a soft, tender heart…the Lord is teaching me a lot about a tender hearted child. His brother is still his best-friend and he looks forward to another little brother (yep, I know this baby is a boy…just like I knew Judah was a girl, but I REALLY am certain this time)…Jake thinks I am brainwashing him to be on Team Brother, but I am not – you ask him what the baby is and he’ll say brother. However, if you go into further detail and say, “Do you think the baby is a baby brother like Judah or baby sister like Evie?” and then he’ll say, “A baby sister like Evie…two Evies, I want two Evies.” I can guarantee you there will not be two Evies. He was recently diagnosed with reactive airway disease (RAD), so we are figuring that out…it could end up not being a big deal or it could be…time will tell, but we don’t worry about it – it is what it is and it comes as no surprise that Hugh was diagnosed with it…he will be the kid to get it all.
Judah is crazy as ever…walking everywhere and quickly on his way to running! He is always trying to repeat what we say and we are working on animal sounds…he’ll have some down one day and act like he has never heard the sounds next day…oh well. It is so fun to watch his personality come out more and more each day…our boys are SO different. Watching Judah at the splash pad makes me laugh out loud and others as well…he is so crazy…he likes to get sprayed directly in the face and then just runs around like it is the best thing ever. He lives to play outside and could live in the water. He is fun and has so much fire in him – he makes us laugh and smile everyday. Thankful to say Judah LOVES milk and he survives on it so it is a good thing he loves it! He has no idea that he is going to be a big brother and I am sure won’t know until about a year after the baby comes. Judah is still our baby…shoot, I still give him bottles and rock him every chance I get. It is crazy to think we are moving him to Hugh’s room in two months…my baby in a big boy bed?!?! Still hard to believe this sweet baby boy is going to be a big brother in less than five months!
So, I have been feeling fine…still get sick every once in a while (it is not a pregnancy for me unless vomiting is involved), but no big deal. I started writing this post like a month ago when I was still feeling gross and not wanting to eat…well, that has changed…REALLY changed. I could eat all day now…and I do. I could seriously sit and eat an entire bag of mint oreos in one sitting…and there shouldn’t be judgment if I have. Seriously, mint oreos are one of the best things ever and so are bagels with cream cheese and egg burritos. Honestly, this time around I didn’t really have any food aversions…I could touch chicken and I could eat eggs everyday. Yes, this pregnancy has been different than my first two…but clearly what I learned from Judah’s pregnancy is that all pregnancies are different…and different pregnancies don’t mean girls. I haven’t been as sick this time around (Jake would disagree), but I also only stopped pumping a month before we got pregnant so my hormones were already all sorts of jack-y. I am totally on Team Boy this time around…and Jake is playing for Team Girl and the deal is if this baby is a girl, Jake can name her. We would be thrilled with a boy or a girl…we pray for a healthy baby. I see my life with three boys right now, but I am sure I could also see myself with two boys and a girl (I would have so many wonderful fashion tips to teach her…1. A hair tie is always needed. 2. Flip flops can be worn with every outfit. 3. College t-shirts are the best…period. 4. Yoga pants are awesome. 5. Running shorts with built-in underwear…need I say more?…like I said, lots to teach her…at least she would have fashionable aunts that would be able to help her out). And we don’t find out the sex of our babies…that is our thing. Well, it was our thing until Jake decided he REALLY wanted to know this time (like a ten year-old girl REALLY wants to meet Justin Bieber)…so, we’ll find out…on Wednesday (and I’ll be fine with it…I am totally good not knowing). But in our dramatic fashion (because I need a more dramatic announcement), we will get the sex in a sealed envelope…and will open it over the weekend in a dramatic fashion…just wait for it.
So wait for the next update…next week…promise…it won’t be another month. And it will be the big announcement…think blue!