Yes, I know....where have I been, right? No posts in weeks. I'm sorry but life has just been so darn busy. I know it's always busy, but lately....well. I just can't keep up!
Here's a quick update:
Audriana turned 15 years old on January 31. I just can't believe she's 15 already. Lately she has been going to the movies, the mall, and walking down to Starbucks with her friends. She also made it on the Honor Choir and has been busy with that.
I finally had my first midwife appointment this past Monday. I am 19 weeks along now, and that was my first appointment! See...I'm just so busy I don't even make the time to get an appointment with my midwife until I am practially halfway through the pregnancy! Anyway, everything checked out good, and we heard the baby's strong heartbeat. It was such an awesome sound!! The baby has been very active lately and kicking and punching around so much. I can even feel thumps when I'm walking. Sometimes I will feel a strong thump very down low and then in the very next second a strong thump up high..and I'm thinking, either there's TWO babies in there or I have one very LONG baby!! My midwife says I'm measuring normal so she doubts it's twins. She says I'd be much bigger if there were twins. Well, that's a good thing. I don't know how I'd feel about delivering twins at home...and I do NOT want to go into a hospital to deliver! I'm thinking this baby is a boy. Both the Chinese calendar and the silly old string test say it's a boy (which, by the way...those have predicted ALL my children's genders...strange, huh? I don't really believe in that, but it's fun to do just for guessing purposes) Anyway...a boy will probably be named Aiden. Not too sure of the spelling yet. Aidan or Aiden? Hmmmm. I don't know yet which one feels right. The kids like the name Austin, but Rich isn't too keen on that name. He likes Aiden, though. Okay, see? I naturally spell it with an EN at the end. Perhaps this is the way I will go with it. Anyway, for a girl we don't have a name picked out. That will be a bit more work, naming a girl.
A.J. had his very first T-Ball game today. He's really good! He has a very strong hit. Whenever he goes up to bat, the coach tells everyone to "get back". A.J. will be FIVE years old on March 9th.
I've been keeping busy with my Arbonne business, which is going very well. Last month I made my manager's bonus -- woo-hoo! That helps! $$$$$ And I signed up 5 new consultants in ONE night. That was pretty cool. I've been doing presentations and parties -- and helping my downline with theirs. It's a lot of work, but it always is when you are building a business with a strong foundation. So far I've earned 1,225 points towards the Arbonne Cancun trip, which is a 5 day all-inclusive stay at a 5 star resort. I just need 1800 points to earn my trip free, and then 2500 points to earn half of Rich's trip, and 3500 to earn ALL of Rich's trip. Of course 3500 points is my goal, that way both Rich and I go for FREE, and then all we need to do is pay a small portion for those kids who are ages 4 through 17. So, wish me luck with earning those points! Rich has NO idea I'm doing this...so he will certainly be surprised when I tell him we are all going to Cancun in October! (and he doens't read my blog, so it's safe to post here!)
No photos in this post -- I still have to get that going. I have a new camera that I'm still getting used to!!