Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Days and Baby Watch

Well theres not much to do in the summer when it is getting hotter outside, and I am getting bigger on the inside. It has been hard to motivate myself to go out and do anything with Annie because I am growing more uncomfortable with each passing week now. All in preparation for the arrival of our little man of course. But we have managed to get out and do a few things, especially last week when brother and sister-in-law came into town. We pretty much got to hang out with them and our big family almost every night the whole week. Which was tiring but fun, it was so good seeing you Ben and Bri, we had a blast hanging out with you and can't wait to see you at christmas time.

Baby Watch....
       We are now in week 36 of our pregnancy and I am beginning to get a little antsy now. The baby room is pretty much finished so I am not worried about that, but it is a little nerve racking thinking about having him here in person not just in my belly where I can easily tote him around. I am beginning to realize this is going to be an adjustment learning how to get around with a toddler and a baby. I am so excited though and can't wait to meet him, and start feeling like a normal person with a normal body again. My most recent doctor appointment went well. Doctor says I'll be going 41 weeks again this time around because so far the baby is still really high, but everything looks good. At my last ultrasound the technician said he was measuring a week ahead. That has me a little nervous thinking the baby is bigger and i'm expected to go a week past my due date. Haha well I trust the Lord that labor and delivery will all happen according to his will and in his good time. We finally decided to call him CALVIN! the name means "Bald One" but we are hoping that won't play out to his future. Haha!!  Annie and I have been watching A Baby Story on tv and I think she is actually making the connection that there is a real baby in my belly from watching it somehow. Now she pats my stomach and says "baby brother" and "Calvin". She is so smart these days, of course I think every parent would say that about their child. She does talk so much now with words that we understand and she understands so much of what we ask of her. Like when she comes out of her room during nap time and we tell her to go back to bed she will turn around, go back in her room, and close the door to go back to bed. HaHa!!! I think that about wraps up the baby watch. I'll keep you updated as we get closer. In the meantime enjoy some of these pictures of our summer Days

Scott and I got so use a gift card and enjoy a nice dinner at Flemmings. I must say the steak was comparable to Ruth Chris steak house, and that is saying a lot! Everything we had was delicious. I love this man! He is so handsome and loving and kind and caring. He is a wonderful father and husband, and so darn good looking!!!

 Annie has been enjoying her little pool out on the deck.
Her cousin Hudson came over to join in the fun.
 Annie loves her bubble baths!
 We have also been swimming at the YMCA, and this time Uncle Ben, Aunt Bri and Nana got to join Annie and she loved playing with them all in the water.
 Libby and Ty-Ty were there too.
 We just went to Dolly wood this past Thursday and I have to say I don't think I'll be going back until this baby comes and the weather cools a little. We went with my sister and her kids, they all had a blast and I thoroughly enjoyed watching the joy on their faces while riding the rides, but it was very hot and humid, and I couldn't ride any of the rides with them. Not that I would want to join them on this little piggy ride, but hey there were some I would have loved to ride. Annie loved the rides.
 You can't go to a theme park like Dolly Wood and not indulge in a funnel cake. Ughh!! Just looking at this picture makes me want to go back and buy another one. Or go to the store and buy stuff to make some at home.
 Cow appreciation day at Chick-Fil-A. Annie and I both got free meals for dressing up like cows! YAY!!!
 We saw all our friends there too. Here are all our kiddos dressed up. Can you say Cute!!!
 Don't know how these got out of place but here are more pics from dolly wood. Annie and Ty-Ty waiting to ride the dumbo ride.
 Her first big ride of her life. Aunt Shanny had to take her because you are not allowed to ride any rides if you are pregnant, and I definitely couldn't hide the fact that I was pregnant.
 A kiddy ride that did not require any adults to ride with them. It was so fun for all of them.
 She loves the carousel. That is one that I rode on even though the sign said no pregnant people. Haha! It's all good though.
 Our last ride of the day was the cars that you can somewhat steer in the 50's section of the park. Annie got to drive and she loved it as you can see. She was good at driving in the beginning, but seemed to lose her concentration. Oh Boy!!! This is a scary picture, I'm thinking 13 years from now I will be seeing this in a real car. I don't even want to think about that yet.

Well that brings us up to date so i'll leave you at that.
Your Truly!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Welcome Home Grammy, and Happy 4th of July!!!!

Last week was a pretty busy week for us, but full of fun! We started by driving down to the wonderful area of Atlanta, Georgia to welcome my mother-in-law back from her seven week nursing experience in AFRICA, we surprised her at the airport and rented a hotel room downtown to spend the night and go to the aquarium on Saturday. Thankfully we were going somewhere indoors because when the temperature rises to 105 degrees and you are 31 weeks pregnant, lets just say thats not a good combination. After we left Atlanta on Saturday we drove straight to Lake Lure, NC to spend a few days at my grandmothers cabin on the lake. I think that was the perfect way to spend the 4th, floating on the water all day long on hot summer days. Anyway since I am a boring writer I will just get to the pics now......
Grammy was so surprised and happy to see her family at the airport.
 Watching the airplanes flying in. Annie kept pointing at every plane coming in and saying "hairpane"
 swimming in the pool at the Marriot Grand Marquis in downtown Atlanta. It was like 10:00p.m. so the kids were a little tired.
 Chilling in the cabanas after a nice little swim.
 Lucy and Annie loved playing together, lucy was pushing Annie here on the cart, they both were having lots of fun.
 The Aquarium was awesome!!! One of the first places we walked up to and this is what we saw. The biggest manta-ray I have ever seen.
 This is also the only aquarium in America that has whale sharks. UPS transported two of them in from Taiwan.
 more of the whale sharks
 Wierd little snake like fish I don't even know what to say about them, Weird!
 The beluga whales were pretty cool too.
 Annie and Lucy loved this whale slide. I wish I could figure out how to put videos up so you could see how much Annie loved it coming down.

 The family minus Durie( taking the pic) outside the aquarium.
 So on to the Cabin...... Annie did so well at the lake. She floated so great in the little tubes. What happened to my little baby? She looks so grown up here.
 Making sandcastles with Poppy! Well poppy trying to make sandcastles and Annie destroying them.
 Getting fresh and clean with cousin Libby
 All the kids loved the water, just floating around on the floats all day. It couldn't have been more relaxing.
 She did so well controlling where she wanted to go in the tube without falling over. Well maybe she had a little fall once or twice.
 I love this girl. As you can see she was having a blast. This smile was always on her face out there.
 You can't have a week of vacation without doing a low country boil!
 These girls loved hanging out together. Anytime libby would get out of the water to go dry off or do something, Annie would just follow her around and do the same thing.
 Ty was even getting the hang of using a tube. Although his was a little different because it had a shirt built in and a buckle under it for more safety.
 The girls loved feeding the ducks when they came around each evening for a little bread.
 Annies favorite thing to do with water right now is fill up buckets and take them somewhere to pour out, and repeat over and over again.

Well that was just a quick catch up, I didn't want to start falling behind on my posts. As far as pregnancy goes, I am in week 33 and starting to feel the effects of being ready to have the baby. Oh wait, I think I was feeling that months ago. This heat, combined with chasing after a toddler has made things a little harder. Plus this little boy is so active I feel like there is not enough room for him already even though we have 8 more weeks to go. I have been getting a little achy, and some back pain too, so lets just say I am more ready to have this baby out then I was with Annie. Perhaps the Lord is allowing me to be pretty uncomfortable because he knows how much I am dreading those middle of the night feedings and feeling exhausted during the day, so with all this discomfort I can actually say I am looking forward to midnight feedings, because it sure beats how I feel most days right now. Plus i'm exhausted now anyway. I just can't wait to meet my little man and hold him in my arms, and let Annie finally see what we have been telling her is in my belly all this time. Haha!

tata for now
Yours Truly