Sunday, May 30, 2010

19 Weeks

Friday, May 28, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Everyday Life

I love your little two year old self. I love that you are practically obsessed with Thomas the Train and Lightning McQueen. I love that your hands are always sticky for one reason or another. I love that you insist on wearing your shoes all the time, even if they are on the wrong feet. I love that you have such a great imagination. I love that you love grapes and Capri Suns for a snack. I love that you ask about Baby Sister every day. I even love that you dumped an entire box of Cheez Its in the shower, that I just cleaned. You are a rascal, and I love you.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, May 23, 2010

18 Weeks

It's a....GIRL!

On Thursday, I had an appointment for "The Big Ultrasound," and an appointment to see my doctor. Before I became pregnant with Jackson, I just thought the doctor was doing a planning favor for the family by letting them know the gender of the baby, but I know now that this is a very important picture of all of the anatomy of your baby, to check and make sure that everything is healthy, and developing normally. Blake and I have been praying, since before we even found out we were pregnant, that our baby would be healthy, and God answered our prayer!

We got to the doctor's office about 8:30 (because I just had to be the first appointment), and at the last minute decided to take Jackson with us to the appointment, so he could see what is going on with our little family. We got called back to the ultrasound room about 9:00, and had the best ultrasound tech I have ever seen! She scanned, and scanned, and scanned. And explained every single thing she was doing. She scanned the heart and brain, and took TONS of one point, I even asked her if everything was okay. She explained that she used to work at a high risk practice that dealt with prenatal heart defects at Vanderbuilt (I think), and she was just doing the protocol for the work she used to do before coming to the practice I go to. She assured us our baby looked just perfect.

Blake and I had seriously considered not finding out the gender of our baby, as I know it would have been so exciting to wait and find out when the baby was born. In the end, we just couldn't wait. So for a couple of personal reasons, we decided to find out. Jackson has been saying for months he was getting a baby sister, and Blake and I were pretty convinced that Jackson was going to get a baby brother....but Jackson was right.....he is getting a baby sister!! I shot up off the ultrasound table, and said, "WHAT??" and Blake (he is so Type A), goes a little bit crazy...thinking about weddings, prom dresses, dates, and frilly, pink tutus. The ultrasound tech actually asked him if he was going to be okay. Tears started streaming down my cheeks, so excited about this sweet baby girl that we are going to welcome into our family this Fall.

I then went back to Dr. Childs area of the office for a weight check, and blood pressure check. I have gained 1 pound this pregnancy, and my blood pressure is normal. We went into his office, and he looked over my file, and said everything looked great with Baby Girl. We then discussed some blood sugar concerns, and a couple of other things I wanted to discuss with him. Still watching all the carbs...and I got a pat on the back for the 1 pound weight gain in 18 weeks!

To celebrate, the three of us went to Starbucks and had a nice breakfast, before Blake went back to work (wearing a pink neck tie). I, then, headed to Hamilton Place with Robin and Ben! I purchased several pink items, including a pink tutu. And I bought Jackson, Rosie (a pink train from Thomas and Friends).

It was fun sharing our news with everyone. We let Jackson tell his grandparents, and everyone seems to be excited. She is already acquiring quite the wardrobe, and someone (I suspect my sweet neighbors across the street), put a vase of pink roses on our porch Thursday night. God is so faithful to our family, and continues to pour out unspeakable JOY into our lives. We love you, sweet baby GIRL!

"I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Happy 30th Me!

Monday was my 30th birthday. I remember when I was a little girl I thought that sounded so old...and I wondered what 30 year olds did for fun. I remember thinking that I thought getting older would be so boring. But, as I find myself here...I am a happy, blessed woman of God, and far from bored! Thanks to all of my great friends and sweet family for all of the birthday wishes. It was truly a special day.
The day started off with me going to work, and watching Jackson sing "The Wheels on the Bus" at the Pre-K promotion. He was beyond thrilled to be performing...can you tell??
Blake arranged a small, little party at P.F. Changs for the evening. Great food, sweet family, good friends, cake, and some presents (including Starbucks gift cards)! What more could a girl ask for?
Robin, I never realized how much taller I am than you until the picture below. I think I even had on flip flops.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mom Prom 2010

The Mom's Group from church had a quite fabulous event planned for the month of May: the first annual (I hope) Mom Prom. Everyone dressed up in their prettiest dresses for a night on the town. We all met at our church, and waited on the limo. I have never ridden in a limo, and was especially excited to cross this off of my bucket list. I must admit, I did feel fancy.
Moms of the Prom. Between all of us, we have 24 children (counting Baby Freeman in utero).

Melissa, Veryll, and myself. I just loved everyone's dresses!

Fancy Feet

Feeling Fancy. Amie, you are hilarious. Squeak.

Tony's Pasta

Adios, to our fancy ride.

Dessert at the Riverpark

The hired help.

Thanks to hubs and Scott for making friends with the trusty Park Ranger and doing the dessert thing. Do you accept this rose?

17 Weeks

Details on why I am 17 weeks pregnant and am all dressed up to follow! Rock on, Mom Prom 2010!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Few Funnies from my Sweetie Pie

Number 1:

Setting: Chik Fil A parking lot (near the construction site to whatever they are building on 153)

Jackson: (spotting a white bearded gentleman on a bulldozer): Hey, I need to go tell him something.

Me: Who?

Jackson: Ho, Ho

Me: What do you need to tell him?

Jackson: I need a train table.

Number 2:

Setting: Dr. Wiley's Office
(The nurse finishes up her initial questions..and....)

Jackson: Hey, where did she go with my chart?

He also informed Dr. Wiley that he (meaning, Dr. Wiley) is a boy, and his mommy is a girl. And asked the doctor if he could kiss his ear and make it fell better.

Number 3: Not funny, but, oh, so sweet

Me: Jackson, are ya feeling any better?

Jackson: Yeah, I prayed to God, our Father, and He made it all better.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

"For you make me glad by your deeds, O Lord; I sing for joy at the works of your hands."

Psalm 92:4