Friday, November 17, 2006

Technical Difficulties

I haven't posted for a little while due to the many technical difficulties that have arisen in our home over the past week and a half. Our computer crashed, the monitor blew, our oven broke, TWO tvs are on the blink (one blinked for the last time already), the speakers on the stereo only start working if you hit them hard, and the toaster feature no longer works on our toaster oven! All this happened this past week!!! Ugh. There must be an electronic monster in our home....

So, we lost a lot out of our computer and are having to reinstall everything all over again. We had an old monitor in storage that is so tiny that Fabio and I are both getting eyestrain using it, but at least it works for now. And, I still havent reconnected and reinstalled all the "stuff" to hook the digital camera up, so no pics for this post. Just thought I would give a little update.

Joshua got a fever during the night last night, so I barely slept since he was up a lot. He was pretty low-key today, but wanted to sit *on* me all day, so that was uncomfortable with my large abdomen, and I didnt get much done, but at least I was forced to rest that way! My big accomplishment of the day (and about the only one!) was that I finally finished getting boxes ready to send to the out-of-country fam for Christmas. :-D One to Iraq, one to Japan, one to southern Brazil and one to northern Brazil. I try to get them out early to send them surface and save on shipping. So, it was a relief to have that done.

Dominique's 2 year molars are almost done coming in! Yay! I was really hoping that she would be weaned, potty trained and done teething before the baby came and it looks like I'm going to get my wish. I wished the same thing for Joshua before Dominique was born, and I got my wish that time too. :-) She is starting to talk a lot more, finally, and it is comical to me how "girlish" she talks! Hard to explain in written form, but her tone of voice and mannerisms are definitely feminine.

Here's a funny from Joshua from today:
Joshua: Mommy, I prayed to God for wisdom and honor.
Mommy: That's a wonderful thing to pray for, Joshua. Why did you ask God for that?
Joshua: Because I want a LOT of money!
Mommy: Huh???
Joshua: Ya, Daddy read to me in the Bible that Solomon asked for wisdom and honor and God gave him lots of money too!!!

So, we had to have a little talk about the heart issues in the story and all of that deep stuff, on a four year old level. ;)

Tomorrow I am 37 weeks pregnant, three more weeks to go!!! If it weren't for all the projects I want to finish first, I would wish to have the baby NOW. I feel enormous and uncomfortable. All is well, though. All in God's good timing.

Anyone want to play a game? We played this the other night with a few friends and I think it's fun. :) Leave me a comment guessing the baby's sex, date of birth and size. I think I might give a prize to the closest winner after baby is born. :)

We still have no idea about a name for this child, either. So, feel free to leave us some suggestions, for boy or girl, as many names as you can think of. Hey, if we choose your name, maybe you can get a prize for that too!


Bipin Sen said...

sorry to hear about all the technical difficulties...

fabio told me today about the list of hundreds of names! :-p

hmmm.. ok.. here we go.. boy. 8 lb 2 oz, 22 in.

name... mmm.. mark? :-)

candi said...

OK definately Fabio Jr!! How about Tatyana for a girl???
Ezekial?? Just in case Fabio doesn't want a JR

Kath said...

AAh Elizabeth, what a week for you. I LOVE Joshua's prayer, so cute. We'll believe with you Josh.

I can't believe you are 37 weeks...AWESOME...!!

Mm weight I'd say about 8 lbs & 12 oz, and 21 inch long. Have no guess on the sex, I never do know, not even with my own. MMM name, I have always like Roman for a boy (after Connor), James, and Lilly (or Lillian) for a girl! My 2 cents!

Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

Hundreds of names?? hehe. I think there were about 10-12 for a girl and 6-8 for a boy. ;)
We have definitely had more guesses for a boy so far than for a girl!
JR is out. I never wanted a junior, long before I even knew what my husbands name would be. Luckily, Fabio doesnt want one either.
I like Tatyana, but its out now that we know someone named that! :) And I like Ezequiel, better spelled and pronounced the Spanish way. Funny, that was actually on my list! Roman and James were both on my list too! (for middle names.) Too funny! And Lily and Lillian were not, but Lilia was! Isnt that funny? We must have similar tastes. :)

We still aren't any closer to deciding on a name yet, so keep 'em comin'!

Aaron Black said...

How about Rex for a boy, or Rexanne for a girl?
One advantage to living a very primitive life is that there is very little to break down.
Being the recipient of one of those packages I thank you for getting it out.

Kathy said...


I remember with both it was just before I had my 2 that we decided, I hear some people only decide once they see the little person!

I am praying for a quick, painfree delivery, awesome recovery and adjustment to number 3! BLESS YOU GUYS

Brian, Tammy, Kaylin and Isabella said...

hmm, I don't think that these people know your babies!!!
My guess is 10lbs. 3oz. - boy. I can't even name my own kids, so sorry, no ideas there!

Elizabeth Tsukayama said...

No guess, Aaron???

Ya, Kathy, I think Fabio would rather wait and see what dawns on him when the baby comes, but that scares me!

Good guess, Tammy! I'm extremely curious to find out myself.....