Monday, December 17, 2007

One More Makes Four

Dear Friends and Family,

Please excuse my absence over past month, but, you see, I been very busy reacquainting myself with the family room sofa. It is a nice sofa and I have no major complaints. Sure the leather can be a bit cold on occasion and the arms are a bit high for optimum head resting, but it passed the most important test, it was there for me - the human blob. So, when you didn't see me at a school, the grocery store, Christmas shopping, or at the post office, you can be sure I was warming the sofa. In addition to the nausea and, occasional vomiting, and killer headaches that come with being pregnant, I have had the mother of all colds - it has been a month and I am still coughing. Gotta love winter in Michigan.

Because of the sofa situation, Sam has been working extra hard to pick up the slack around the house. Thanks to him, I have learned a few new cleaning techniques. The first of which is to exploit, I mean, recruit the children. They practically work for nothing - just a handful of coins for the piggy bank and they're happy campers. The second thing I learned, many socks make light work. Here is how it worked:


Spray the floor with some (ineffective) organic all purpose cleaner.


Put on socks from the Northwest international kit (any socks will do).

Scooch, run in place and slide and before you know it - voila, a "clean" floor.

By the way, this baby is expected to be born July 6th (no, not an October this time), so I am just over 11 weeks and really, really looking forward to the next trimester.


Aimee said...

Oh, congratulations! Hang in there - you'll feel better soon! I remember that dreaded nauseous feeling all too well...yuk!!

Janet said...

Congratulations; doe this mean you will have to change the name of your blog?
Happy Holidays to you, Sam an Splaneyo.


restyled home said...

Yay!! Another little cutie to add to your adorable bunch!! Congratulations to you all and I hope you start feeling better soon.
Try eating plainpotato chips. They worked for me (in small doses). Maybe it was the carbs, but they always seemed to help.

Have a great, restful holiday!


Kathy said...


Get well soon! It's no fun when you are down for the count!

Julie said...

Congratulations!! Also - enjoy the helper who is willing to work for a few coins...for he will wise up soon...ha ha..

If you have a moment to relax and would like to read a very funny Christmas story, take a moment and visit my blog.

I'll bet your Mom is thrilled!

Mrs. Blandings said...

Congratulations! Lucky you, lucky baby.

MKHKK said...

Your on the downhill slope for feeling bad now! Any day now things should be looking up! At least there is one good trimester out of 3. Hope you guys have a great Christmas.

Leeann said...

Heather, it was really nice to hear from you. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm glad you are resting. That is the best thing you can be doing in the first trimester. So glad things are moving along fine.
Hang in there!


Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, how exciting! Congratulations! Hope you start feeling better soon -- and certainly for the holidays!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm so excited for ya'll! Well, not for the nausea part, of course, but another adorable little baby! Oh wow - this is just great news. I was kind of bumming around on the blogs tonight before I head to the bathtub. I had to read this post twice to make sure I understood it right. lol You've really made my night. CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!!
Merry Christmas,

Marianna said...

Congratulations! I was just coming on to leave a comment to say I hoped you were o.k. What wonderful news!! July 6th is an excellent of my children enjoys that day as a birthdate!

I love child 6yo thinks it is grand fun to shovel the driveway. It took her two days to get it done, but I'm not complaining!

Dolly said...

Morning sickness ya gotta love it!
Congradualtions Heather... I am so excited for you!
Hope you are feeling better soon and can start enjoying being preggo! {wish I was}

Have a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of love, laugher and many new memories!

Hugz, Dolly

Patti and Dixon said...

Heather and Sam! We're thrilled for you! Dixon said there was a hidden message in your blog and I found it! Congratulations! You make the cutest, sweetest children - really! We'll look forward to a 4th little Smith up at the lake this summer!??!
Lots of love,
the Griers

Becka said...

The floor mopping looks like so much fun. And congrats on your baby news!!!!

katiedid said...

OHHHH! I am thrilled for you! AND you will not beleive this, but my birthday is July 6th! Yes, I am a Cancer and proud of it. It only follows that I am a nester/designer. Wishing you all the best and hope you feel better soon! Next comes the part where you get to eat whatever you want!

Mrs. Furious said...


I guess I'll pack up what makes it through Charlotte and sending it back over to you! She's a bit of a stainer... so some things aren't making it past her....

catherine said...

hey! congratulations!!!!
hope you are feeling better soon!
i remember those days, my heart goes out to you!
hope you have a very happy new year!