Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Another Apple to Fall from the Tree!!!

The girls are going to be big sisters to a little brother come December!!!  After having 2 miscarriages during the past 2 years this is another miracle for our family.  We are so excited and are especially excited that it is a BOY!!!!  It's going to be so different with a boy.  Thomas is excited to have more testosterone in the house.  I'm currently 12 weeks and we have already found out it's a boy by way of a blood test that can be done now to check for 3 different chromosomal abnormalities as well as the gender of the baby.  I'm happy to say that the baby has no down syndrome or other chromosomal abnormalities.  Seeing that I'm 38 years old that was a concern, but we have been richly blessed!  I do have a history of a incompetent cervix and will be getting a cerclage this Friday (June 26).  I had this same procedure done with the sextuplet pregnancy and with my pregnancy with Kayla.  We got Kayla safely here at 36 weeks, 5 days thanks to that cerclage.  Hoping to make it that far or further with this baby.
So far this pregnancy has been somewhat different from my last few.  I still have nausea, but its not as bad.  I have had different cravings then last time.  I have been wanting snow cones, popsicles and to chew on ice.  I don't really care for sweet stuff right now either which is very odd for me.  When these cravings started I knew we were having a boy.
I haven't done well at taking weekly belly pictures.  I keep telling my self to do it but then another week goes by and still have not had Thomas take a picture of me.  We did do pictures for our Facebook announcement.  So here they are:

Its hard to read the dark red letting on the picture, but it says "Another Stansel Apple to Fall from the tree..."

11 1/2 weeks

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Last Day of Kindergarten for Rachel and Haley

The end of the school year has come and Rachel and Haley finished Kindergarten!  The school year flew by!  I'm proud of my girls!  They did good and have made some accomplishments despite the not so good teacher they had.  Yes Rachel and Haley have learning disabilities and their learning is slow, but they continue to learn little by little.  Rachel and Haley will be going to Summer school this Summer to help them continue to learn, specifically with potty training.  This has been a tough one for them.  But with continual working on it they will get it.  Just not sure how long it will take.  I'm assuming a couple of years or more.

Of course I took pictures on their last day and put it side by side with their first day of Kindergarten.  They sure have grown!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

End of school year Celebration

Rachel and Haley's last day of school is June 4th, but on May 21st, their school had the Kindergarten end of the year awards and celebration program.  Rachel and Haley both got an award for "best smile" and they both got a certificate of completion of Kindergarten.  I'm thankful they have gotten through this school year as well as they have.  Due to the NOT so great teacher they had, this school year had some bumps.  I didn't blog about this since nothing was done by the school to get a different teacher.  I did talk to them and voiced my concerns.  But needless to say the teacher got herself fired early May and the girls had a substitute for the rest of the school year.  I am hoping they get a great teacher for 1st grade and will have a better school year for the 2015-2016 school year.

Here are the pictures of the award celebration program.


Haley getting her award

    The picture below is of the girls with the general education kindergarten teacher that helped out with Rachel and Haley throughout the school year.  This is a WONDERFUL teacher!