Friday, April 30, 2010

The Exciting News!

So last night before I went to bed I had to write SOMETHING!! But it was too late to go into detail. This morning I'm remembering other exciting things (to me) that I want to share, so this is just a whole lotta excitement in one post! I hope you can stand it! Haha :P

The most exciting to me is that my oldest sister is pregnant!! Squeal!! It's so exciting because they thought they couldn't have any more (they have 1 boy who will be 4 1/2 when the new baby is born). So this year I've had a baby, my 2nd oldest sister is due with their 3rd (a girl :) ) in August, and now my oldest sister is due early November! That means at our New Year's Day get together there will be THREE new babies in the family!! Oh, I am just so excited! Susannah will have 2 cousins her same age to grow up with! Ugh, that also means that probably NEXT New Year's Day we'll all be busy keeping 3 little crawlers/walkers out of stuff! Haha! I don't think they know what the new baby is yet, but I think it would be really fun if there all three were girls :) Plus they already have a boy so they need a girl ;) So yeah... that's pretty exciting!!!!

This should probably really be my number one exciting thing, but since I've been expecting it it's not quite as exciting - but VERY exciting still! Last night was the 3rd night in a row that Susannah has slept through the night! I think it's fairly safe to say that she's officially sleeping through the nights now, at 7 weeks. This means she's sleeping from about 12:30am to anywhere from 6:30 - 7:30am. 6:30am is not the time I want her to wake up every morning, I'm aiming for 7:30 or 8:00, but I will take 6:30 over the middle of the night any time :)

Let's see... what else. Wednesday afternoon I asked my MIL if she could keep Susannah during her afternoon nap, and I went to Goodwill. Since I'm nursing Susannah, I desperately needed some new shirts that fit better. I was able to get 6, some to wear around the house and a couple that are nice enough to wear to church. I will need to go again since my motto is to have enough clothes to only need to do laundry once a week, but it's a good start. Better than wearing maternity shirts :)

While I was out Wednesday, I also went to Target to use some gift cards on a diaper deal. I had coupons to sweeten the deal and I was able to get 6 packs of diapers (3 Huggies, 3 Pampers) for about $3.50 a pack. And with each 3 bought, you receive a $5 Gift Card. So I spent about $21(after I used the gift cards) and got $10 back. Target runs "gift card" sales on diapers every so often so I hope to keep rolling the Gift Cards. I needed to get some other stuff and while I was walking the baby aisles I saw a rack of clearanced Gerber Baby Food (the small jars). They were marked down to $.27 a jar and don't expire until 2012. There were probably 2 dozen jars. I meant to go look at the regular price to determine if it was a good deal (having never bought baby food before), but I totally forgot when I was getting my other things. That night on the way home from church I remembered, and asked Daniel if he could stop in and get what was left (he was driving separate), which was 10 jars. I plan to "make" my own baby food for the most part, but I know "store bought" will be very handy for things like travelling and such.

And probably the "least" exciting of all, but still exciting, is that yesterday I finally bought some Caffeine Free Diet Coke!!! Ahhhhhhh.... :) I have never made it a habit to keep Diet Coke in the house, because if it's here, believe me, I will drink it. Daniel prefers Pepsi, and I prefer Coke, so having his Pepsi stash here doesn't bother me - I don't drink it because I don't really want it. I drank very little Coke while I was pregnant (on purpose), and was really looking forwards to having Coke again after I had Susannah. In fact, I requested it a couple times in the hospital :) Anyway, lately I have been craving Diet Coke! I finally decided I was going to use some of my "own" money (we each get a little spending money each week - and I mean a little!) and buy some as a treat. Lo and behold, Kroger is running a sale on Coke this week - buy 3 (12oz/12can packs) for $9 and get 2 boxes of Ritz crackers free! Daniel does like Cherry Coke (and I do NOT!) so he asked if I could get him some. I got him a case of Cherry, and I got myself 2 cases of Caffeine Free Diet :) Guess what I drank on the way home from the store?? :D

And that's about all the excitement that's going on around here :) We're probably going to a party this evening so I need to throw the pork roast in the crockpot (for BBQ), and if Susannah is up yet for her next meal I'm going to jump in bed for a couple winks.


Meghan said... [Reply to comment]

So happy for you! What an all around good day huh!? Finding something that I'm looking for at Goodwill or rummage sales makes me happy!

Amanda said... [Reply to comment]

Congratulations on the sleeping through the night! Isn't it great! My daughter slept through the night from about 3 weeks old until she was 9 weeks old (when I returned to work). Now she is up at least once per night if not twice. Hopefully it continues for you!!!

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Now, it would have been even more exciting if you had announced YOU were pregnant again! O.k., I know, I'm as excited as you over Gail & James' new baby. Arghhh! Yet another REALLY GOOD reason for you to move closer, so these three cousins can play together, hang out together, and so on more often!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

You weren't kidding, you did have lots of exciting news!! So glad that Susannah is such a good little sleeper, she is going to need all that rest so she can store up some energy to play with all her new cousins!

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

This is very exciting news! Especially the sleeping thru the night and she's only 7 daughter didn't sleep thru until she was 6 months was a long 6 months :) So glad to hear the shopping trip went good!