I've been away from the blog for a while, and for good reason. I don't have any pictures today, but I'll get everyone up to speed on what we've been up to.
First, Wade finished Command on July 16 as you saw in my last post. We've been a little more busy with Dad at home and trying to get ready to move. Last weekend we had a BBQ and Wade made his signature pulled pork sandwiches. It was a great turn out and extremely hot that weekend, but it was a nice chance to see everyone one last time.
This week Whitney came down with hand, foot, mouth disease AGAIN! She first got it three months ago, but this time around it is worse. Supposedly there are only a few strains of it and it's like the chicken pox, you get it once and then you never get it again. Since this is her second go around of it, we're hoping this is it for HFM disease. It's not fun, it starts with a high fever and then they break out on their feet, hands and get painful sores in their mouths. Thankfully Whitney's sores have not blistered, but her mouth is painful and just today she has started eating a little bit again. It got so bad she didn't even want to drink her milk or water. Thankfully last night she drank a whole bunch of milk, because her diapers were starting to get dry and we would have been sitting in the ER today hooked up to an IV. Today she is feeling better and running around getting in the way of the packers and "helping" them.
That's right, the packers are here today. They were not supposed to come until monday the 2nd to pack and load on the 3rd. We got a phone call at 4pm yesterday afternoon to confirm that they were coming to pack AND load tomorrow (friday)!! WHAT!!! Apparently the transportation office on post wrote the dates down wrong. There's quite a bit to do before packers come like unplug electronics, pack what we don't want them to pack, take down picutures and curtains, etc. This all wouldn't have been so bad if I hadn't agreed to host the coffee at our house. We were momentarily stressed. The coffee went well and it was nice to say goodbye to some of the ladies and to put off the stress of packing. The packers are here, our house is on the verge of being empty already at 1pm, they have a big crew here! We don't plan on moving until tuesday so we'll be sitting in an empty house all weekend. Then it is on to Ames for Wade to start his master's degree in Biorenewable Resources and Technology on the 23rd.
Last but not least, we are having another baby!!!! I'll be 12 weeks on monday with a mid February due date. We are excited to be having our second baby in Iowa where we will be around family. This pregnancy is going very well (knock on wood). I'm finally getting over the fatigue and most of the nausea. This pregnancy feels very similar to Whitney's, but this time I don't have the luxury of laying on the couch all day!! I've also come to the conclusion that you don't show earlier with a second pregnancy, all you're "showing" is the layer of fat you couldn't get rid of with the first one!!
I Am Coming to See You!!
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