Saturday, January 05, 2008

three things

1. We are back from the funeral. It was emotional for me. Not because of Grandma. She was in such bad health. It was a relief for her to go. And she will be MUCH happier where she is now. But that we were burying her next to my little sister. She died in 2000 and it still gets to me. I have only visited the grave yard twice in the 8 years since her death. Still don't like to be there. Just reminds me of the loss. Some people like to remember their lost loves ones in grave yards. Not me. I'd rather think of her life. Of good memories. Not of loss. And on friday i was standing knee deep in sad reminders.

2. On a much happier note, It was interesting being at someone else's house for Christmas this year in particular. Since I am pregnant and just at the three month mark, I was sick not at home. With lots of people around all the time. Made Christmas a little different for me. (i'm due in july) And yes, we are quite excited. The kids have differing things to say about the coming baby. Lucy now says she also has a baby in her tummy too. And whenever I am holding her she puts her hands on my chest and says "Babies in here?" (always awkward!) Where as Alden only wants twin brothers. (No idea where he learned what twins were....)

3. Got some new pictures of my brother and sil and their kiddos on my photo blog. Just love them. (I mean the family.)

20 comments:

Denise said...

Rhonda, I am so excited to hear your news. Congratulations and best wishes for a smooth and uneventful pregnancy. {{Hugs}}

tina werner said...

so sorry to hear about your grandmother rhonda... my thoughts are with you!

on a happier note... congratulations!!! so happy for you!

Melanie said...

Congrats on the baby! I hope you are feeling well and doing ok. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your grandma. You are in my thoughts.

Kimmie said...

so sorry about your loss and the sad reminders big hugs to you, congratulations on your upcoming little miracle, wishing you a healthy, happy pregnancy!

Carmen said...

Huge congratulations to you!! How very exciting. HUGS

M&J Smith Family said...

Sorry to hear about your grandma.

Crystal said...

Congratulations on becoming a mom again, Rhonda! I look forward to seeing some belly photos soon. Take care of yourself and your new little one. ((( HUGS )))

Lea said...

Congrats ont he pregnancy, Rhonda!!!! Wishing you happiness and health!!

LindsayB said...

sorry you had to be sicko at christmas. none of the steed gals got too sick with child so maybe we didn't have enough sympathy for you. but i hope you still had tons o fun with us! alli asked for rhonda and turboz as soon as i went in her room this morning...i had no turboz or rhonda for her.

The Nelson Family said...

Sorry about grandma.....I understand the whold graveyard thing.....I've maybe been to my grandparents grave 3 times in 8 years....CONGRATS on the baby!!! So exciting!!! Will you find out what you are having???

Anonymous said...

What exciting news! Congratulations!

Anniex

THE CALDER FAMILY said...

Congratulations on expecting baby #3!! We've just started that phase and it's pretty fun. How's life treating you? I'm glad you got to spend some quality time with Regan at Christmas time. Take advantage of those times!

Julia and Josh Blakeney said...

oh man! i didnt know you were preggers! i am so excited for you. we're going to have the cutest little babies and you'll have to come to halifax and show it off!!! yay, i am just so stoked for you. hope you're not feeling too sick. i'm hitting the dyclectin hard, but hopefully i'll get to end that soon.

MonaS! said...

HUGE congrats on the new little peanut!!!! I wish you a wonderful pregnancy.

Susie said...

we are so excited for baby #3. and glad that you were such a trooper staying at moms for the holidays!! Love ya

DyHiggin said...

I love that picture! and CONGRATS on the little bun in the oven!! I love you and your family! I think of you guys whenever anyone comments on Kelly's picture of Christ in our living room. Thanks for that!

Heather M. said...

YAYAYAYAYAY!!! Congrats on the pregnancy! I'm so excited for you guys! I hope you are feeling better soon!

I'm sorry that the funeral was so hard for you. I can't imagine.

Cate said...

Congrats on the pregnancy! That's so cool!!

Amy said...

Love the pic of Brian and Erin and family! Congrats on baby #3! If you don't mind, I've linked your blog to mine as one of your friends. Mine is amyandaubey.blogspot.com

Heather said...

So sorry to hear about your grandmother. I so understand about not visiting your sisters grave. I have a best friend that died 7 years ago and I still haven't gone to see the grave. COuldn't handle it. I think it's different when it's someone very young.

Awe cute with what Lucy said. They just melt your heart when they do stuff like that.