Sunday, May 20, 2007

A few new pictures

My parents have a great backyard! They live right in the middle of town in a neighborhood, but they have this huge privacy fenced yard with tons of mature trees so it feels totally secluded.

P.S. Brian just cut Mary's hair off to a short bob, so this is the last time you will see it long for a while.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Although I don't really love spending money per se, I do love getting new clothes--especially when they are a deal. I got rid of almost all of my maternity clothes for various reasons: too small :( , too worn out, too out of fashion... So, I have had to start purchasing some new things because apparently my abdominal muscles are not what they once where and I am already starting to show at 12 weeks. Which brings me back to the title of this blog.

I have been to Goodwill twice in the last 2 weeks and found several things I liked and I have been using e-bay quite a bit as well. I feel good about having clothes to get me through the summer. I have tons of t-shirts now and today I got a cute stretchy skirt, 2 pairs of capri pants, and some athletic shorts.

I am at the point right now where I don't really need to wear maternity yet, but my clothes--especially bottoms definitely feel tight and not so comfortable to wear. I have a couple of stretchy skirts that have been seeing the rotation a lot more frequently! I am glad to have something to put in their place.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Only 13 days to go...

(Last year's favorite summer pic!)

not that I'm counting...but summer will be here soon. It is a statement I have to keep telling myself. I will really miss my students this year, it has been a pretty nice group, but I am really looking forward to some DOWN TIME!!!Well, maybe a week of down time and then some 'around the house' projects. We want to get some things done to the house this summer because it will probably be a while after the baby comes before we have time to do big projects again.

Our sitter stays open a few days a week during the summer so I think we will send the kids on Wednesdays so that they can have some play time and I can have some errand without kids time, schedule dr. appointments, teach flute lessons, etc.

Brian had his first day of substitute teaching at Harrison today. He said he loved it and the kids liked him---he's tough and funny all at the same time--what's not to love? I'm hoping he'll get called some more before the end of the year b/c we could certainly use the money and the experience is great for him.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The newest Greene

is supposed to be here on the first of December!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Please pray for Mary

She is getting significantly worse--her fever has been up around 104 degrees and she is miserable. So far the doctor says to keep treating the fever (tylenol, motrin, cool baths, etc.) and that it's probably a virus. We are gearing up for another long (or should I say short?) night. Tomorrow morning is my ultrasound--7:20 am.

Saturday, May 05, 2007


Not the bee kind, the big red welty kind. All over poor little Mary. In her hair, down her legs, and all over her trunk. I took her to the doc this morning (on a Saturday--gotta love the Peds. clinic) to find out what in the world this was. It was a huge relief that it was a. nothing contagious and b. nothing that will hurt her. We don't know if it was some sort of delayed reaction to the anesthetic from her surgery or something else entirely. But Benadryl is supposed to do the trick!

Today has been 'get caught up on the chores I don't have the energy to do during the week' day. I actually scrubbed the shower--LONG overdue, am working on the laundry, and got the kitchen spiffed up. Ooh, and I got the doorknobs put back on the doors. Over Spring Break I took a bunch of the knobs and hardware off to strip the paint off, and now they are back on. They look good. The only problem now is that the doors need to be repainted. It makes me feel so much more at peace when my home is in order. I just wish I didn't have to be the one to do it.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mary's surgery

Mary did really well getting her new ear tube put into place this morning. I was nervous for a couple of reasons: 1. there is general anesthesia involved 2. I didn't know how she would react to being left alone with the doctors. She did just fine though, and bounced right back in the post-op room. We even went out for breakfast afterwards and did some grocery shopping before heading home for naps. Now we will get to relax for the rest of the day and enjoy being home. Elijah spent the night at my parents' house so we wouldn't have to wake him up (we had to be there at 6:30 am) and have him sit at the surgery center with us. My mom took him to the sitter's house so he will be there until after his nap this afternoon. He gets upset when I pick him up too early because he loves playing outside in her yard with the other kids.

On another note, I was supposed to have my first ultrasound yesterday, but it got rescheduled for today. Then I got a call today that the technician was ill again and we wouldn't be able to get in until next Tuesday. I am really beyond anxious to find out when this baby is going to be due!!