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Week 12
~ Movement Already?

The beginning of this week started with some fluttering. I dismissed it, skeptical that I was feeling movement already. But now, at the end of week 12, I know Iím not imagining it. This little pumpkin is moving in there! I only feel it very occasionally, usually after Iíve had something to eat, and if I am lying down. But thereís no mistaking, he or she is actually moving! So very exciting!

We celebrated Sierraís 6th birthday this week. I cannot believe my ďbabyĒ is six already. I honestly donít know where the time goes. Sierra has gone back and forth about wanting to get her ears pierced for the last year or so, and in honor of her sixth birthday, she finally decided she was ready. We made the 45 minute drive to the mall, picked out the most sparkly earrings available, and I braced myself for some tears. Can you believe that not one tear was shed? She didnít even say ďouchĒ. I was so impressed with my brave little girl. And she could not have been happier with the new sparkle adorning her ears. After getting the run-down on ear care, we made it over to Build-A-Bear and both of the girls picked out new furry friends to take home. Needless to say, I had two very happy girls.

This was our last week of summer vacation here. We will start our home-school year this next week (a full week earlier than the public school system). Our books came in the mail on Monday, and I canít wait to get started. Last year Sierra was in Kindergarten, so we took a pretty laid-back approach. But now that she is in first grade, we need to be more serious about our studies. I think we are all looking forward to getting back on a schedule. We had a fun-filled summer, but I am ready to welcome fall. I just love this time of year when we can enjoy warm, sunny days and cool, crisp evenings.

Now we play the waiting game. My next OB appointment is in 6 weeks. That is when our ultrasound is scheduled, and hopefully weíll be able to find out if this little sugarplum is a boy or a girl. Sierra hopes for a baby brother, and Makenna would like a baby sister. Of course we will be happy no matter what. Our first concern is for a healthy baby. But I canít wait to start planning.

That is it for now. I hope this week finds you all smiling!

 ~ Liz

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