Sunday, September 28, 2008

100 days home!

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From 2008 Patch Barracks

Wow. 100 days ago Vic and I were sitting in the Almaty airport. It was a long wait in the middle of the night for our flight out of his birth country and on to his first home.

Vic has come so far in these past 100 days. Vic remains a cheerful, giggly, happy little boy who is completely in love with his daddy. He was this way when we met him at the end of April, yet he is even more so now, much more open. Bob, Jack and I are all three so incredibly taken by our smallest Sims. Just this evening when I had a 'date' with Jack at the grocery store, he mentioned that he already missed Vic as we were in the car heading home. Once in the door, Jack spent the next hour playing and giggling with his little brother. We are a very, very lucky family. I'm so glad I get to be mommy to these two sweet young men.

From 2008 Patch Barracks

From 2008 Patch Barracks

We spent Vic's 100th day home at a local science/discovery/fun house called Sensapolis. This place was amazing, expensive, yet lots of fun. Jack was all over the place with his little friend, Jimmy, so I have very few photos of him. He spent most of his time in a huge castle wearing a prince jacket.

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Vic did great even though he didn't get his nap until around 3pm. This is a pretty big deal as he's a regular two-nap-a-day kid. I've been trying to get him into one nap a day, which works into my schedule much better, but it's tough on him.

From 2008 Patch Barracks

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This week will be pretty busy.. Monday night Jack has his first Tiger Cub Scout meeting. Tuesday I have a Dr.'s appt. Wednesday morning I have a wives meeting to attend. Wednesday evening we have a slight schedule conflict... Our bible study meets at 6pm, and that's also the time that Bob's mom arrives at the Stuttgart airport. So... I think I'll take Jack to his bible study and attend the grown-up bible study myself. Bob will take Vic with him to the airport and pick up Grandma. Friday the ladies in our building are throwing me a baby shower for our soon-to-be little girl. Saturday is Jack's 6th birthday party at a local movie theater.

The one thing I'm trying to make sure doesn't happen this week is labor... is it nuts to completely refuse to have a baby? I'm having a *lot* of indicators that it may happen really, really soon, even though my due date isn't until October 31st. I'm just trying to hold on until Mom Sims gets here Wednesday night. Our joke around the house is that Bob can drop me off at the hospital on his way to the airport... as long as someone comes back for me. :o)

If I can make it another few weeks, that would be great! Long enough for Grandma and Vic to bond before I leave for the hospital, and enough time for the baby's lungs to get strong. Oh.. and enough time for me to get that baby room ready!! Hopefully photos of the room will be in the next post.

4 comments:

Joby and Marla said...

I am so excited for you. A girl will be a wonderful addition to your family. I think girls are a little more expensive because they need all the accessories but their clothes are soooo much cuter & fun to buy!!!!

I hope you make it thru this week without labor but sometimes our preferred time line isn't the same as God's so Good Luck!!!!!

Vic is getting cuter everytime I see a picture!!!!!

Jennifer M said...

Wow, what a great post! Vic is so cute, oh my gosh! Happy 100 days!

That place looks amazing. I love the prince jackets- too funny. You guys all look and sound wonderful.

I hope she hangs on just a few more weeks for you, and that your delivery is smooth! Can't wait to hear the next updates.

Sandi said...

I am thrilled for you. A baby girl is going to be the perfect addition to your two little boys. How wonderful.

I am so happy your updating your blog, love the pictures.

I will pray that you make it a few more weeks before the baby comes.

Sandi

Chris and Tricia said...

That place looks really cool. Time is flying, 100 days already! How nice that your boys will have a little sister to get excited about now. Good luck packing it all in. You sound busy!