Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Party

LG and her classmates got to wear costumes to school today. They are having a Halloween party. She was so excited to get to carry her "punkin bag" to collect candy in! I think it's actually a bat but whatever. :)

So stinkin' precious!!!

After Andy took LG's picture, all her friends wanted their picture taken. Andy said LG refused to get in the picture with all the other kids. His rationale was that "she stands alone."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

36 weeks~OMG!!!

I went to the OB today for my check-up and have gained another pound, bringing my total to 26 so far. BP was good (at the therapist:). But the BIG news is that I am now 2 cm!!! Also, Carson has dropped into a super low position~I won't go into details about how we know that fact ;). Dr. Peeler scheduled an induction for November 15th but doesn't think I will make it to that day! I can't believe it!!!! November 15th is 6 days before my due date and he doesn't even think I'll make it there!!!!!! I was not expecting to hear that! I just pray I make it to Monday so I will officially be full-term.

I feel a lot of pressure and some discomfort from the weight of him dropping. I am scheduled to have an ultrasound next Friday to see just how big this little man is so we can decide on c-section or regular delivery.

I am really excited!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What?!~No Pictures???!!!

My good friends, Alisha and Carrie, threw me a fabulous baby shower this past Saturday and I have not one picture to show for it! Alisha's house was decorated beautifully and the food was amazing!! So many of my friends and family attended. We feel so blessed to have so many people who love us and are excited to see baby Carson! Thanks girls for a wonderful lifelong memory!

Loving "Life in the Fishbowl"


I have tried to comment on your blog several times but for some reason I can't (from ANY computer!) This was the only way I could! I enjoy your posts so much and am so excited for you and your "minnow!" I love that you call him/her minnow! However, it did take me a few posts before I realized how that was tied to your name :).

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my posts! Can't wait to watch your journey down the pregnancy road!~It's a definite experience!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

35 weeks!!!

Wow! 35 weeks~not that a basketball under your shirt isn't proof enough but it became more real yesterday when the dr said I am already 1 cm dilated!!! I can't believe it. That didn't happen with LG! He told me to "pack my bag" but of course, you know it was already packed. :) Everything else was great~I've gained a total of 25 lbs at this point and my BP was good (at my therapist's office, of course :)

I am having a little acid reflux every now and again, nothing like the first pregnancy when I had to take prescription meds to keep from bursting into flames! Sleep is about the same and my eating hasn't really changed all that much. I am really into pumpkin right now~pumpkin pie, pumpkin scones, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin smells (candles, etc.) It's a good thing it's that time of year! :) Andy called me from Kroger yesterday and asked if I needed anything and I told him to bring me a pumpkin pie!!! It was good, nothing like homemade but still hit the spot!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The effects of Mimi's house

Lilley Grace spent the night with Andy's mom (Mimi) Friday night. She picked her up at 5:45 pm and they went to Chuck E. Cheese, the yogurt place, to ride the escalators at Dillard's and then home to eat dinner. Needless to say, LG's 8 pm bedtime was not met. Mimi wouldn't even tell us what time LG went to bed so I can only imagine that it was probably somewhere close to 11 pm! The next morning she woke up at 6:30 am (she usually sleeps til at least 6:45) and they played, had donuts, went to the park, fed the ducks and came home around 12 pm. LG was a mess from the second she got out of the car. She was in desperate need of a nap! We put her down at 1:30 and she slept until almost 5!! She usually sleeps a max of 2 hours so Andy went in to check on her after 3 hours and this is what he found. She has never gotten out of her bed and certainly never slept on the floor. LOL! I can only attribute this to a Mimi induced delirium. :)

We LOVE Halloween!!!

We go all out with decorations at our house for Halloween! We seem to be the one of the only houses on our neighborhood that decorates. I think that's sad! I remember when I was little, I loved to see how people would decorate for Halloween so I vowed I would go all out when I had my own house! LG loves it too, especially the blow up ghosts, AKA "ghosties," in the front yard. Note the spider climbing up the house in the first pic~Andy always puts in a different location each year. It's fun to come home and see where he has put it.

This is a pic of our "graveyard"~it's hard to see but there is a skeleton coming up out of the ground and three headstones :) LOVE IT!!!

This is the front the house in it's entirity
This is the front yard with the "ghosties." As you can see LG is standing beside them :) She is so proud!

The inside of the house is just as decorated! I will post pics of that later. Hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birthday party at school

My birthday is Saturday and my friends at work decided we would celebrate it at work today!! My friend, Noha, made me a cake! It was soooooo good! As a joke, Tamara told Noha that I was turning 40 so she got candles to reflect that! When Noha found out I was only 35, she apologized. All the girls thought that was just hilarious!!!!! I told Noha not to worry, she could take my pic with the 40 year cake but that I would have to hold up a sign to correct it :)

Kathy decorated my door with a Birthday banner and balloons! Tamara, Teresa, and Norma had flowers and balloons delivered to me at school! I love my girls! I couldn't ask for better co-workers and friends!!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

34 weeks

Week 34 is here! This pregnancy has flown by! I definitely did not say that about the first pregnancy~I felt like I was pregnant forever with LG, but not this time. I'm not sure what to attribute that to...maybe because I am so busy with LG or because the middle of my pregnancy was through the summer this time and that always flies by. Hmmmm...not sure.

I packed mine and Carson's bags for the hospital last night, only because friends kept telling me that I needed to...isn't it a little early for that? Anyway, I guess he could technically come at any time but let's pray that he waits til November 15 (scheduled induction day). I was having braxton hicks contractions ALL THE TIME at this point when I was pregnant with LG but this time I have only a few a day and they are very spread out. They are getting more intense though which causes me to wake up sometimes in the middle of the night. Otherwise everything is pretty much the same.

Monday, October 10, 2011

What about me?????

My mom made a cake a couple of weekends ago and when she was all done she gave LG the beaters to lick...what happened to me getting the beaters?!That's OK...I went and licked the bowl :)

Please disregard the closet in the background...this is what happens when the daddy takes the pics. The mommy would've closed the door first!

Cedar Hill Farms

We took LG to Cedar Hill Farms in Hernando this past weekend. We had a blast! There is so much to do. You can visit the pumpkin patch, the petting zoo, ride the "train," shoot a potato cannon, go on a hayride, go through a corn maze, take a pony ride, etc. We visited the petting zoo...

Took a pic with the turkeys (I felt so sorry for these turkeys~if they only knew what was to come next month :( )

Fed the horses
LG was a little apprehensive at first when feeding the animals

but she quickly got the hang of it and moved on to feed the goats

Then, she and her daddy (and her buddy, Alex) rode the train

Here they are pulling back into the "station"

We went and got our pumpkins from the "pumpkin pavilion." It was getting too hot for me to go digging around the pumpkin patch but we will be going back soon to ride the ponies and check out some more of their attractions!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Too cute for comfort!!

This was LG this morning as she was walking into preschool. Notice she has her blanket and her lovie, AKA Foxy Cleopatra. If you look very closely Foxy is wrapped up in the blanket in what is called a "Foxy sandwich." She and Andy make one every morning. She also has her favorite book, Go Dog Go. This has been her favorite book for over a year and she has every word memorized. She will sit in front of a group of kids and "read" it to them.
She is just too cute~I am so blessed to have such a fun, out-going, smart little girl!

I rock rough and stuff with my afro puffs!!!

When LG got home from school yesterday some neighborhood boys were out next door throwing the baseball back and forth. Of course, she got right out of the car and asked me to go get her baseball glove, ball, and hat. The hat will only stay on her head for a minute because her hair is so big that it pushes it off. LOL!!!! I could not even handle it, I laughed so hard at these little afro puffs that are coming out of the sides!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

33 weeks

Life is pretty much the same at 33 weeks. I feel pretty good. I do get thirsty and have to drink water a lot more lately. Sleeping is the same, i.e. waking up every couple of hours to pee or flip over. I go to the doctor tomorrow so I'll update with any news from him but as far as I can tell, all is well.


I participate in a cooking club with some friends from my Sunday School class. We meet the first Monday of every month and have for the past three years. I look forward every month to this time of fellowship with my girls! Last night's cooking club was even more special than usual because after dinner the girls surprised me with a baby shower for Carson!! I was so surprised and excited! I got some really sweet outfits, some diapers, and some other baby essentials! My good friend, Jill, even came all the way from Oxford to surprise me. I am so thankful for these girls not only for their love and support but also for their friendship and thoughtfulness!



My friend, Alisha, (whom I've known since 5th grade) and her son, Alex, came and got LG last Friday night. They took her out to Chick-Fil-A for dinner and then to Gracie Bleu's for dessert. She had a blast!!! Alisha and I lived together during Alex's first year of life, and he was like my first child so I am so thankful that they live so close to us now and get to spend so much time with us. LG and Alex are big buddies! He really is like a big brother to her. He brings her little surprises all the time. He brought her a little pink and black baseball glove and ball a few weeks ago. They play in the front yard and he tries to teach her to throw and catch and she LOVES it!

As you can tell by the above picture, she turns into "silly girl" when she gets around him! I love it!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A picture is worth 1,000 words!

We were on our way to church yesterday and Andy just decided to randomly take a pic of LG. I think she is thinking, "Seriously, you're taking a picture at 8:00 in the morning...I haven't even had my first donut hole yet!"