It’s a…

We don’t know. Sorry to those who voted for us to find out, but today we had the ultrasound and we decided to keep this one a surprise…our first surprise since we knew with both Silje and David. I must admit that since we didn’t go to find out the baby’s sex, I started telling myself we were just going to make sure the baby was growing properly and was nice and healthy. Then I started worrying whether the baby was growing properly and healthy or not. (Something that I haven’t done that much in previous pregnancies.) But my worries were in vain, because everything seemed very normal at the ultrasound. It’s fun to see what each of our kids do inside the womb during the ultrasound. I remember that Silje yawned during her ultrasound. It had never occured to me before then that babies yawn inside the womb. I’m sorry David, but I can’t remember what fantastic thing you did in there, but this baby was drinking amniotic fluid during the ultrasound. I knew babies did that, but it was just weird to watch it. He/she tilted the head back and was gulping away. It’s legs were right over the head most of the time, which was also pretty cute.

Pictures from with visiting family

Well, when my sister Kathleen and her mom, Hermine were in town a little while ago, I unfortunately couldn’t find my camera, or batteries for the camera…I forget. Fortunately I borrowed these pictures from Kathleen’s facebook page, and thought I would share them since they are so great! Thanks Kathleen for taking such great pictures. I hope that Hermine and Kathleen will make trips to visit us every summer.















Sickness and fair…

Well, Knut, the kids and I were off to the county fair on Friday night. I purchased tickets in advance, and we were all very excited for a night out. And then David threw up in the car twice on the way in. So Silje and Knut ended up going to the fair, and David and I went home. He got a bath, and then we watched a little movie and he went to bed. I was hoping that was all, but around 9:30 he woke up with a fever. Knut and Silje brought me a funnel cake home, and after hearing about their time, Silje went to bed. Knut and I took turns, and sometimes had to both be up as David threw up every few hours last night. Around 4 or 5 this morning, Knut and David fell asleep together on a chair in our room. He’s kept his fever this morning, and has continued the vomiting. Poor little guy keeps asking for food, and I have to keep saying no. I escaped to the computer for a few minutes, as he fell asleep again. He only wants to sit in my lap, and he has been attached to my fuzzy bath robe, as his fuzzy sleeping blanket is being washed for obvious reasons.
On a brighter note, Silje had the time of her life last night, as it sounds. I wish I had sent the camera with Knut, but we were so worried about David, that I didn’t think about it. She got a star and pink pencil from the sheriff and got to go on a pony ride. I guess her favorite rides were a pink hot air balloon ride that went up and down (I don’t think it was a real hot air balloon) and some sort of obstacle course with a slide and a turning tube she had to walk through. (I’m guessing something similar to the that in the ending scene of “Grease.”) Knut got her a purple snow cone which dripped all down her legs, and since Grandma and Grandpa were there, she went on a ferris wheel ride with Grandma. Anyway, when she came home, she looked as if she had just seen a glimpse of Christmas or something. She just couldn’t stop smiling. I wish I could have been there. My biggest hope now is that whatever David has does not go around our family. Sorry for no pictures this time!