Yo! Yo! Yo!

Not quite sure what that means, but I am really tired, so this is sure to be interesting.  It is 9:39 pm.  I typically stay up until about midnight, but the last few days, I have not even made it to 11.  I know I am growing another human being, but I feel extra tired lately.  Weird.

I started reading Twilight.  I am enjoying it fine, but I am not having trouble putting it down, either.  Most people warned me they read it in a day or two.  Given my reading past, that amounts to about 2 weeks for me.  So, by those standards, I am moving right along.

Pink eye is making its way around our family.  Chloe got it last week.  I actually did not know what pink eye was.  My dad diagnosed her.  OVER THE PHONE.  Imagine that call to the pediatrician: “Yes, I need to make an appointment.  My daughter has pink eye.  Well, actually, I am not sure if she has pink eye.  My dad just says she does.”  They asked me to call back when Chloe woke up from her nap for a proper diagnosis.

Well, she woke up from her nap.  With both of her eyes glued shut.  Yes, pretty sure that’s pink eye.  (To be honest, she enjoyed the gluing of the eyes shut a little more than one should.  Even once she physically could open her eyes, she chose to keep them shut.  For fun?)

Thankfully for modern day medicine, we nipped that in the bud rather quickly.

And we were in the clear.

Until I was at the pediatrician’s office today for Chloe’s 2 year check up.  I happened to glance at Caleb.  Who had a noticeably pink eye.  Another conversation that will seal my nomination for Mother Of The Year: “Doc, I know I am here for Chloe.  And it specifically states in your pediatrician by-laws that I am not supposed to ask about my other child.  But could you confirm my diagnosis?”  He kindly did.  And contrary to the Hippocratic oath, he said I could use the same eye drops for Caleb.

Speaking of pink eye (not that the subject has changed in the last 14 paragraphs), for the next 4-5 days following Chloe’s eyes glued shut episode, every time she woke up from a nap/sleeping, Caleb would gleefully exclaim, “Mommy, Chloe can see!”

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I have some serious-ish topics floating around my head to potentially post, but for some reason, I cannot get the energy to do so.

My kids have also been really funny lately, but their humorous antics escape me at the moment.  I will say we are in that phase of parenting where you have to turn away and laugh.  A lot.  Sometimes, just to keep things lighthearted around here, I laugh in their presence.  I am not laughing AT them.  Laughing with them at things that they should not realize are funny.  But they are.  And sometimes, I just have to laugh.  When Brett and I talk at night before bed, we have a really good laugh on their behalf.

Oh, one funny thing lately: Caleb somehow learned my maiden name is Corbett.  So I will ask him his name, and he will say, “I am Ca-bub (that’s how he says it) Corbett.  You are Mommy Corbett.”  He learned his own last name like 2 weeks ago, so I have no idea where he picked up my maiden name.  I mean, I have 4 siblings and 2 parents with that name, but it’s not like we refer to it.

We have unofficially named our baby boy Luke Weston Williams.  It is not 100% certain, but we are like 90% sure.  After finding out we’re having a boy, Brett and I were throwing around names (we had it narrowed down to 2-3); Luke being our top choice (but Caleb did not know that).  The next day, my mom asked Caleb, “Are you going to have a baby brother or sister?”  He replied, “A baby brother.  And his name is Luke.”  So, I guess Caleb named his brother.  We all refer to him as Luke, so I imagine it will stick.

Caleb asks me cute questions all the time….
“Mommy, when Luke is older, will he play Star Wars Lego’s with me?”
“Mommy, when Luke is older, I am going to sleep on the mountain (aka, top bunk) and he is going to sleep on the bottom bed.  Ok?”
“Mommy, if I hit your belly, it will hurt Luke, right?”

He also likes to trick “Luke” by saying, “Hi, Luke.  I’m Chloe.”
Chloe LOVES to talk to the “Baby Luke” (that’s what she calls him).  She asks often to “talk to baby”.
She is also obsessed with babies.  Everywhere we go, she spots babies from afar.  It’s precious.  My little mama.

And last story.  Apparently my memory came back LOL.
Caleb learned the word, “Babe-a” (I am not sure how to spell it, but the endearing word for baby).
He tells me often, “Chloe is your baby.  I am your babe-a!”
How sweet!!!

Well, I think I may head to bed.  I am exhausted.  Brett and I have a big weekend ahead of us!!  I will explain later 🙂


Feeling So Behind Yet So Caught Up

I am not sure why I used to be so on top of blogging, but now I am sparse.  I still enjoy reading blogs.  Anyway, maybe this is just a sign of things to come.  Or maybe I am just pregnant and tired.

Life has been great around here.

About a week ago, we found out we’re expecting a BOY!!  I am SOO excited!  Just yesterday, I washed all our infant baby boy clothes.  It was really fun getting those back out and remembering Caleb’s first few months.  So sweet.

We celebrated Chloe’s 2nd birthday last week.  I just cannot believe she is already 2.  I love watching her grow up, but I just wish time would slow down.  She talks so well now, and she sings all the time.  So precious!  Last night was her first night in her big girl bed.  She has a queen size bed, and my little girl looks even smaller in the big bed.  She slept there all night without any problems.  (I had a mild sense of sadness when I realized that it was the first night in 3.5 years that our nursery would be empty.  I coped by realizing it will have a resident in about four months.)

Chloe has such a cute personality.  She makes me smile a lot.  When its time for baths (or something else she enjoys), she’ll smile, nod her head, and say, “Bath? Bath?”  (I know you cannot picture it, but in a few years, I want to remember that about her when I read this.)

Caleb recently turned 3 and a half.  And it has been really cool seeing him grow.  He is growing too fast, too.  In recent weeks, he has become even more of a comedian.  He loves to make people laugh, and he is good at thinking of funny things.

Caleb is also starting to ask some life questions.  A few days ago, we were in the car, driving to my parents’ house.  He was asking why some boys are mean and some are nice.  He concluded, “It hurts Jesus’ heart when boys are mean.”   There were a few other big life questions (for a 3 year old) that he was asking, but my memory fails me.

Even as young kids, my children love Jesus (in a childlike way, of course).  They love to sing to Him and pray.  It’s quite precious.
A few nights ago, Caleb’s prayer made me smile:
“Jesus, thank you for Lego’s and presents.”
Hoping he would go a bit deeper, I asked, “Can you pray for something else?”
To which he replied, “Jesus, thank you for more Lego’s and presents.”

God is so good to us!

Just A Little Interview

1. When you go to Wal-mart, what one thing do you get every single time, besides a funky-wheeled squeaking cart full of frustration?
Lately, a Symphony chocolate bar has been sneaking into my shopping car.

2. What is something that people are currently “into” that you just don’t get or appreciate?
Twitter.  I think it is the single most annoying thing ever.  I feel like I update on facebook too much.  Twitter is like status updates on steroids.

3.  What is something that really hoists your sail that other people might feel “ho-hum” about?
I love to rearrange furniture and organize cabinets and drawers.  I also really enjoy walking down the cleaning product aisle at stores.  The fresh smell is the best.

4.  Favorite song to sing in the shower or car?
“Open Wide” because my kids are SO cute when they sing along!

5.  A really great salad must have this ingredient:
Bleu cheese crumbles

6.  Advice in a nutshell to new bloggers (one or two sentences):
I personally like to read about people’s personal lives.  So if you want me to read yours, that’s a good route.  But if you want a large following of readers, then you have to be more entertaining but also more vague.  I blog simply to document my life, which like I said, I like when others do that, too.

7.  What was the alternate name that your parents almost named you? Do you wish they had chosen it instead of the one they gave you?
Jessica Corrine.  If I would have gone by Corrine, I would have liked it.  My name is just so popular that it annoys me.  But Jessica is popular too!

8.  What in your life are you waiting for?
To find out what gender my baby is, so we can start picking out names!

9.  You get a package in the mail. What is it, and who is it from?
Probably either oldnavy.com or amazon.com.  I like to online shop!

10.  Today–what song represents you?
Hmmm…I am not really that into music, so I do not really connect on a deep level with it.  I guess you could say “Old MacDonald Had  A Farm” because we listen to that every. single. day.

11.  What is one thing that blogging has taught you about yourself?
I am not a very private person.  And I really really wish I was a great writer.

12.  How are you going to (or how did you) choose the clothes you’re wearing today? What do they say about you in general or specifically how you’re feeling today?
Sadly, I am still in my pj’s.  Chloe’s party starts in a few hours, so I am waiting to get dressed for that!  I do not want to get my party clothes dirty!

Exciting Things In The Air

Tomorrow, we will celebrate Chloe’s 2nd birthday (her actual birthday is Thursday).  Can we just pause for a moment and ask this came so fast?  I am excited to celebrate my baby girl!!  She is just the sweetest, cutest little thing.  I adore her.  Even though she does not know how to obey.  Other than that slight thing, I have no complaints.  She just rocks.

On Chloe’s birthday, we will find out what we’re having.  It is really interesting to me because a lot of people have asked me if I am hoping for a boy or a girl.  Probably because I have one of each, it seems silly to me, since I have zero control.  And we plan to have a fourth, anyway.  I am so thankful to have a boy and a girl because I just love experiencing the greatness of both!

I should probably note that I am finally feeling better!  I actually even have energy (most days).  I still am not a huge fan of pregnancy (though I am still very thankful for it), but at least I am feeling a bit more normal.  I have officially started nesting, which Brett refers to as “the normal me on steroids”.

I will probably post soon with pictures.  I feel so behind on life.  Hopefully I will catch up soon!