Sunday, July 31, 2011

Catching up....

I am behind again. I really don't have the energy to blog right now. Sad, but oh so true. I am ready for some of my energy to return. Hopefully any day now.

First up....our annual scrapbook convention. Taking classes and lots of shopping! I am happy to report it has put me in the mood to scrap. I will be caught up before baby #2 comes. I will get caught up. I will. We had a new scrapper this year, baby Carson! Sadly, it will probably be his last if daddy has anything to do with it.
I had my surgery 2 weeks ago to keep baby T cooking. My mother-in-law came to help and then we went back with her for a nice weekend. Lucky for us Brooke and the kiddos joined us.
We converted Ava's bed to a toddler bed. I was scared on how she would do but she loves it. She stays put all night. And strangely since the switch she has been sleeping later?!? Mommy loves this!
This baby seems to be growing good. My waist line is expanding. Have I told you guys how much I love maternity jeans? Many appointments in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for the sex of baby T. It won't be long.
Have a great week.

Friday, July 15, 2011

More on this wild pregnancy ride.....

We are thrilled to welcome a new baby. To be honest, I love being a mom. The smiles, the awe on her face with new things, the newly spoken words. To me nothing is better. I am afraid of how it will be with two? Praying for even more grace to get me through. But we are so ready.

This is my 5th pregnancy. Crazy right? After losing 3 precious babies we were so happy that this one decided to stick with us to become part of our family. It is so hard to lose babies, really one of the hardest things I have faced. My mother-in-law came for our specialist appointment last Thursday and brought the sweetest book. It was called "Heaven is for Real", it is how one special 3 year old saw heaven. In one chapter, it talked about how he meet his baby sister that his mom miscarried. (Crying was involved at this point. Happy crying!) She even told him she did not have a name because her mom and dad did not get to name her. She told her brother she could not wait until her mom and dad got there! Really?!? The little boy went on to tell his mom not to worry that God adopted her for now. This made me so very happy. To be honest, my negative side was wondering....did this little boy really go? Is this for real? But I am hoping so. What a joyous day when I have 3 kiddos who can't wait to see my face as I can't wait to see theirs!

This has been a hard pregnancy. There have been daily Lovenox injections involved to make sure my body does not clot the baby off. Scary stuff! I still, 13 weeks later dread those nightly shots. I keep hoping they would get better but not yet. I still cringe almost every night.
We had our appointment with the specialist last week and everything looked great. Baby T was dancing around having a great time. What a relief to know so far baby looks as healthy as can be. We were even told most likely what the baby is! Since only by 70% we are waiting to tell until we go back to him in 5 weeks.
Here we are at 12 weeks plus a few days.
We think God for this "Bun in the Oven" and pray many great blessings on its life.

More to come soon.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4th of July Fun

We had a low key 4th this year. It was hot dogs and Chuy's jalapeno dip for dinner. I got a new recipe and to be honest it tasted very similar! For dessert we made festive 4th of July strawberries and then it was off to see the fireworks. We were lucky we found a show since almost all were canceled including the one at our church due to the drought like conditions. We need rain!
Ava was getting some practice in by helping burp Carson. At least I know she can multitask. Watching TV + burping at the same time=Impressive!
This girl loves her some fireworks. We heard several phrases during the course of the show, "Wow" "Awesome Dude" and many "Pretty". We had a great time in the back of daddy's truck. It is times like these the best memories are made.
Can you believe this sassy pose? Where does she get this? All I can say is that I love her more with each passing day. Sass and all!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Can you guess what's going on at are house?

Need a hint?
Yep, you guessed it! We have a bun in the oven.
The cooking should be complete at the end of January!
We are thrilled! More to come on this wild pregnancy ride soon.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wishing you a HaPpY and SaFe 4th of July.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Picture Dump

Ava meets her Aunt Michele for the first time. I think it she was in love! We had a great day catching up with Michele. Maybe a trip to Georgia in the future?
Ava's first movie. She did so good. Give her some popcorn and an icee and she is good to go. Don't try to share her popcorn though. She told me "No Mommy, Mine!" She loved Cars 2. This girl is just a little boy! ha
Happy Father's day to the best daddy! We thank God for you Jarred! You are amazing.
Happy Birthday to Ashley!

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