Tuesday, November 18, 2008

24 weeks and UGH!

So I am not feeling that great again. I am having a lot of contractions, not painful, but they give me a headache. Go figure. I had a little red spotting and a radiating pain under my belly on top of it, so it made me worried. I am on a bedrest again, but that's okay. (Less laundry I have to do!) LOL!

Austin is moving around like a major champ! I really notice a difference in the movement patterns lately. Where last week, I never really felt movement, but this week, I feel everything! It's really cool~and the boys really enjoy it! They think it's the coolest feeling, they tell him they love him. It's so cute!

We should be done getting our estimates soon, I can't wait to start this basement. We think it will be started before Austin comes. So January/February~ish. I want every freakin' toy down these stairs, and I never want to see another toy up here again! LOL! Donovan is really excited to have his bedroom down there, and Brayden can't wait to move his room to the bedroom on the 1st floor! Then this house will have gone from a 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath house to a 6 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom house. Pretty nice huh?! It will balance out all the kids, and all the commotion on the main floor! I don't know WHAT it's going to be like with 5 boys under 7 when the time comes! LOL!

we are also having a shed made, so that will be nice, keep my darn garage clean! (and my basement!) Also, we are pulling up the hardwood pergo, and putting down another carpet.....darkish brown burber. Something to tie in our kitchen cabinets. It's going to be nice. I really can't wait!

Jordan is almost fully potty trained. We have only had 2 accidents, which is not bad. If you put a diaper on him, then he is going to go in there. But if you leave it off, he goes in the toilet. It will be nice to only have to change 1 diaper for a little while before Austin comes, then I am back to 2. LOL! Do you guys realize that I have been changing diapers constantly for 6 years?!? LOL!

I can not believe Thanksgiving is next week! Gosh, where has the time gone!?! Then Christmas is going to be here before we know it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Blinded By the Light!!

So Bill and I have a running joke in the house.

I had bought these light bulbs on sale and thought the price was really good. However, I did not realize that they were 100 watts each. LOL! So we have them on, in our bathroom. 4 Of them. So that's 400 Watts of lights just in my vanity. Well, god forbid if you go in there when it's dark, because you are literally "Blinded by the light" for a good 3 minutes or so!

So Bill started making jokes about how NASA Satellites can see our house from the Bathroom skylight. LOL! Well, he just sent me this email this other day and the next one is from this morning~and they were so hysterical, I had to share it with you!

ok miniature.

btw - Got another call fm NASA this am. Apparently, the light fm our
bathroom blinded the pilot of the space shuttle and sent the shuttle out of
the moons orbit.
they said if it happens again, that we are getting a 5 million fuel
surcharge. i told them that you would work off the debt if it does happen
again. lol!!!!

William Coral | Director of Merchandise Operations |PVH Dress Shirt Group |

Then today I got this one...

Ok.....This one was my fault..... I put "the light" on this am to take a
shower like I usually do and went about my routine.
Well, just before leaving the house this am I received a strange call on my

The call was from a Martian named Commander Nanu. Apparently, "the light"
began to incinerate the control panel on board their Martian battleship and
caused them to crash land on Mercury at about 6:20am this am. Commander
Nanu told me if I have that light in the am again at that same time, that
they will come abduct me and melt my brain.

Pls dont make the same mistake I made! lol!!

William Coral | Director of Merchandise Operations |PVH Dress Shirt Group |


Thursday, November 13, 2008

23.6 Week OB Appointment

So today I had my dr. appointment with John. The baby is doing great, he's still transverse, Not head up or down. Just sideways. I am good also! LOL, I don't know if you can believe it or not, but I've already gained 12 this past MONTH! LOL! I started out at 113 lbs, and I am now 136.

John said that apparently this is just how I gain weight, and that I tend to have a bump in my weight around this time~so he's not worried about my weight gain because I have normal sized babies! LOL! My luck this kid is going to come out wearing 12 months. LOL!

My blood pressure was 118/70, and I guess no sugar in my urine! I go back in 4 weeks! December 9, 2008 11:15 am. Then I will probably get my glucose test done after that appointment. Then this kid is going to be here in no time!!

I can't believe how fast it's going to go, because if you really think about it~the holidays make the last part of the year go by so fast, then I am due in Beginning of march (maybe the last week in February,) And that is literally right around the corner from New Year's. Wow!

Brayden got to feel Austin move around, so now he's so excited! He thinks it's so cool, and he'll talk to him and tell him how much he loves him. It's so cute! I love feeling him move around. He's not super active, but when I do feel him, it's just the most awesome feeling.

We are starting to get estimates on our basement. I think that is the major project we are going to start with. Plus we need a shed to store all the lawn and gardening crap. Then the basement is going to be awesome!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Donovan's 1st grade report card Quaarter 1

Donovan got his report card! He did such an awesome Job!! We bought him the Lego Star Wars game for his Nintendo DS. I am so happy that he is doing so well. We are super proud of him!! Here is his report card! Click on it to enlarge it!


'Tis the Season (part 1.)

Only because I'm sure there will be a part 2 to this. LOL!

So is anyone else dreading this time of year?? I am happy that I get to at least have Thanksgiving at my house, because you know; with 500 children, it's hard to keep them all at bay! At least here, they can chill and I don't have to worry if they are going to break anything. I love Thanksgiving! Yummy food, and I am totally craving my favorite Creamed Peas!

I told the kids that Thanksgiving is a time where we are thankful for our family and friends, (what we have left), and that they have to give away their old toys to charity! LOL! (They were not happy about this!) But I figured that since we are staying here, and getting ready to finish the basement, that we really need to be rid of the toys that have no matches, or no purpose anymore. It will reduce a lot of the clutter here, and it will give us more room for the new stuff.

I think I am thankful for the fact that their list really consists of video games, and Legos (the tiny ones, not the big ones.) Otherwise, they are pretty easy! (Thank God for having all boys! Less tiny toys to run around the house!) So movies, Lego's and Video games. (I bought them a Wii, they are going to be soo excited!) They can play their gamecube games on it, so it's less games that we have to buy. They are going to get the lego series games (batman, indiana jones, star wars, star wars chronicles) They are going to be so excited!

'Tis the season for the Chinese Apple (Pomogranate). I love these things, and they are a very expensive habit! Thank God the good season for them is only 1 month. LOL! I think in that month Bill buys me at least $100.00 worth! They are so good and addicting. However, I want to start getting my nails done, and I can't because the juice stains your hands and nails pretty bad. So it looks like I have dirty hands. LOL! I guess I'll get them done before christmas when the season for them ends.

I am not looking forward to the winter. So much so, that Bill and I have changed our plans (again) and we are staying in the Big Blue house and we are going to buy a Summer home more than likely in Orlando. I can't believe how cheap the houses there are!! I figured the market would be expensive there because of how close to Disney and all the attractions they are. But I guess I was wrong! This house will also be where we potentially retire. So I am excited! (This will not be for a good few years~we want somewhere close to orlando because of the kids~so we can start traveling with them and have a secure place to go.) We'll see!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

23 Weeks Pregnant, and a start to blogging

I am now 23 weeks pregnant! I am starting to feel this little guy moving around like crazy! It's so awesome. I love these days when you feel the movement. To me it's the most amazing time.

I figured I would start this blog site because I canceled my myspace profile. I like myspace, but I find that Facebook is much nicer, and less viruses. So since I am linking this to that, it will not be so bad. However, I just lost so many blogs since the beginning of this pregnancy, it's sinful. Oh well~a fresh new start is always a good thing I guess!

Brayden is going through Oedipus syndrome, it's crazy how much in love this child is with me. He want's to marry me, and he calls me beautiful all the time. It's so funny. Donovan had it, but it was not that bad. This time is crazy! The stuff he comes up with is hysterical! He told me that when Bill and I break up then he can marry me. LOL! I said well, you can't marry me~then he said "Well, when you guys break up, then daddy can have a girlfriend." (where do kids come up with this crap!) But it is really hysterical!

Donovan is doing so great in school. That child is pulling 100%'s on all of his tests (with the exception of 1 or 2 80%'s.) He is very smart, and he's keeping up like a champ. He loves Cub Scouts, because all of his school friends are in it. We are starting to do a lot of community service stuff, and we are advancing really well (and quickly). I am happy!

Jordan is doing really great also. It's amazing that the kids that we planned are non-listening pains in the ass, but the ones that were not planned are much better listeners.....go figure! He officially started potty training, and he's completed so no more pull up diapers for him!! (except for night time!) He is doing fantastic, but still trained later than Brayden (he trained himself at 2 1/2 all by himself.)

Rowan is so smart also. He says a lot of words, and he's communicating really well with people. However, he still hates some strangers, and won't let me work out at the gym. It's not fair! LOL! I can't believe that he turned 1! My baby grew up too fast!

I am doing well, I love my band~though our schedule is laxed a bit. Hopefully we are going to pick up for the new year~which will be nice! I am Donovan's Tiger Cub Scout Den Leader. I love it, the kids are great! They are a little crazy, but hey! They are 11 6 year old boys~what do you expect?!? It is nice to be able to get out, and be with other kids, and do fun stuff. We already got to go on a hike, We are sleeping on the battleship NJ in April, and we are camping out at the Iron Pigs Stadium June 26th! I can't wait! Then in the summer, we are going camping for a week up in the poconos! (yeah, I know~there are no Hilton Hotels around, so I am going to have to rough it!) LOL! I am excited for the upcoming year with the cub scouts~at least we get to go out, and do a lot of stuff that we would not have been able to do before!

So we have decided to stay here in Pennsylvania. We are not moving back to NJ. We have come to the conclusion that we are setting our roots here, and since we are not going to be able to put our house up for sale probably for another 3 year or more until the market gets better, we are just going to finish the basement, put in another bedroom and full bathroom, and stay here. Even if we do put the house up for sale, we will move to another house here in this area, just bigger, (and flatter property.) I think this decision is good for us because the kids are getting involved with a lot of stuff here, and making friends so it sucks to have to move them so far away just for them to start all over again. My mom said "Well, you would not be the only ones to move after the kids are older and made friends and such", but my mom did not want to move when I was younger for the same reason, and I don't want to do it with mine. Granted, I don't think their friends will be living here for the rest of their lives (they may move or whatever.) But it's just the point.

So we are looking into finishing the basement and what our options are. Since the rates are so low right now for equity loans (4%) this would be the best time to get one and do the basement. That would certainly make this house seem bigger~adding another 1500 square feet or so. And all the kids toys will be down there. That is going to be their rec room, so I can get all these damn toys out of my family room! My friend Michelle has her basement set up like that also, no toys upstairs~just in the basement. and I love it. We are giving them the big TV for video games, and we will eventually get a flat screen for the family room. (ah, I love HDTV) LOL! I love when you can just close the door, and no one has to see it! LOL!

Here is a picture of the boys for ya! And here is a Halloween picture! They were suppose to all be clone troopers, but all the costumes ripped in the crotch~and Donovan was the only one who wanted to wear it with the rip. So you all probably remember these other costumes from prior Halloweens! LOL!

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Changing the name!! (older blog from before!)

First off, I want to say that I am really excited for Obama to win as president of our Country! I feel a Democratic Change is going to be really great for us, and bring us back to a Country of somewhat normality, and a better economy!

Okay, now, We've decided to change Little Baby Boy's name to

Austin Robert Coral.

Yeah, I really love Evan Joseph~Maybe we'll keep this name in line for if that Vasectomy fails (hehe!) But I really love the name Austin~so that is going to be his name!

The kids are all confused~and they say Evan, then switch it to Austin. LOL! Thankfully they have a few months to get use to it!! HAHAHA!!

I am starting to feel him move stronger now. Last night he was banging all over the place~and my belly was moving around like crazy. You could actually feel a limb moving, it was so neat!

This baby is going to be here in no time, because you know the holidays are going to fly by, and once January hits~the baby will be here in 2 months!!! AAAHHHH!!!!! I have to prepare myself for chaos! But it's going to be great!

I don't have to do anything except move Rowan to Jordan's room, and then move Jordan into Brayden's room. (they are going to share again!) I am not repainting and all I have to do is bring up the clothes! This is going to be cake!! It's definately a benefit having another boy~and I am really excited!

I can't wait to see which kid he looks like! So far I think he's going to look like Jordan~but I think he should look like Brayden~so Brayden looks like none of the other kids! LOL! I guess we'll see soon enough!