Monday, March 31, 2008

15 weeks

Well, we went to the doctor today. 15 weeks. I forget how anxious I get at the doctor's office. Just that moment of truth - will we hear a heartbeat??!! It is with me every time. Lee & I talked about it's not really a fear, but definitely a haunting reminder of the past. It was a great visit & after all I ate this weekend, I'm actually surprised we could hear anything through all that...we'll call it "cushion." But that's part of the fun of being pregnant, I say. I think we'll find out what we're having at the next visit, assuming that baby is cooperating. So you voters don't have as much time left to vote as you may have thought! We have never found out before, so this is really exciting for us. We had a big weekend with priceless pictures....I'll post them soon.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008


Some pictures from the Easter weekend. It was a great Easter egg hunt at Gram & PaPa's, an Easter Bonnet making party with friends on Good Friday, the Easter Bunny paid us a visit on Easter morning & of course church & lunch with family. It was a great weekend. Hope yours was just as blessed. Enjoy the pictures! Yep, she made that Easter Bonnet!

Happy Easter everybody!

Monday, March 17, 2008

I'm One!

I'm one year old! Can you believe it?!
Well, the day started off with all smiles.
Then we met Daddy & Chris out for dinner. All was fine....until the candle came. The boy grabbed for it & I'm still not sure if the heat caused the tears or the crazy reaction of everyone around him when he did it.

Either way, sister volunteered to blow the candle out....which he doesn't seem thrilled about.

We actually had a great time & the kid likes ice cream. He would grimace in pain when the cold ice cream touched his mouth, but he begged for more. A glutton for punishment.

And, it seems he was ready to go to bed since it was already an hour past his bedtime.

It was a good birthday - I can't believe it's been a year since we met him! There will be more paties with family & more pictures to post so stay tuned.

Friday, March 14, 2008


We went to cousin Riley's birthday party recently & had a blast! Riley has quite the collection of princess dresses & L was beside herself. Here are some pictures of "Tinkerbell."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

1st steps

Unbelieveable. I've been so wrapped up in the woes of 1st trimester pregnancy that I forgot to report that the baby (not the one in utero) took his first steps. We were at a friend's house while Lee was in Europe....and have I not mentioned that Lee was in Europe for like 10 days?! There's so much to talk about. Anyway, he did - he took his first steps at his friend Hall's house. And now it seems he's decided he'd rather just crawl. Who knows why. Maybe he was just showing off in frnot of Hall. Maybe he's more familiar with crawling. Maybe he's a cautious kid - though I don't really think so. Maybe he's still got a lot to see from the floor perspective. Maybe he sees how little the walking girl gets picked up & carried. I'm thinking that's probably it. Because you see, for being the little man in the house, he really has attached himself to the position as "baby." He's my cuddler. And I think I'm ok with it. If he starts walking again, I'll post a picture.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


For the 1st 6 weeks that I have been feeling sick I can say that not one food item sounded good to me. I just felt terrible. Then, Einstein bagels really hit the spot. I started to turn a corner at that point & started to crave cheeseburgers....until this past Saturday when I ate too much of one. It left a bad feeling with me all day & I think I'm done with cheeseburgers. Hopefully not forever. Then chicken salads from Willy's really were working for me....until yesterday when I got brave & had a burrito with salad dressing.....jury is still out on Willy's.'s grapefruit & cheese grits. From Goldberg's. Yum.
I'll keep you posted. I know that this is SO fascinating for you. What were your food cravings?

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Colorado glasses

Lee & I took a last minute trip to Colorado. Well, it was last minute for me. It was a conference/meeting deal for Lee....I just decided to tag along at the last minute. I haven't been feeling well & the idea of being sick without taking care of the kdis sounded appealing to me. So, I went. And these are what we brought back for the girl. The boy got a ball & LOVES it.....just didn't snap any pictures.
Anyway, it was a great get away for us - much needed.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

10 1/2 weeks

I have been putting off writing this post for .... oh about 6 weeks now. Probably because of my history & also because of people's expectation that you "wait until you're out of the woods". Well, if you know me, chances are good you have figured out that I'm pregnant. What was it that gave it away? The no make up & unwashed hair? Did I cry for no reason when we were having a conversation? Have I been wearing the same clothes for a week, now? Well, they are the only ones that fit & I'm for comfort these days. The morning sickness has wiped me out. And muffins, bagels & ice cream are all that make me feel better for even a moment & I'm gonna be huge when this is all said & done. But I think I'll take huge over nauseated.

I keep hearing the voice of a friend from way back when telling me she wish she had known I was pregnant before she found out that I had lost that baby - she would have liked to celebrate with me. And you know what? I would have liked to have celebrated, too! I don't want to hibernate for 12 weeks because I'm afraid that something might happen that I will tell my friends about anyway. So...............YAY! We are going to have another baby! And, no, the boy is not old enough to be a big brother - but he'll never know any different. He'll be fine. We middle children make it just fine. And even he looks pretty excited.

So, I thought I would let my few faithful readers in on the big news.....not that you didn't know already. But, it seems official writing it down :). OH, I almost forgot....put your vote in to the left - do you think we're having a boy or a girl??