Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wha's New Pussycat

I'll tell you what's new, my latest project. I have been playing with the idea for quite sometime to make some new flowers for my hats and I thought as long as I was putting them on hats and since I would be needing some hair bows and headbands in the near future I might as well try my hand at making some of those also. I might try making  a multi purpose clip that can be interchanged between hair, headbands, and hats.

So here is my new project (I know you have seen them before because everyone out there who crafts is making them), but darn it I am crafty and I don't want to pay someone a ton of money if I can make it my self.



If all it takes is a little bit of fabric and some hot glue then I can definitely makes some of these cute flowers in all kinds of colors. Thank goodness I ma having a little girl to model all of my new ideas.

You Want Me To Drink What?


I had my Glucose Tolerance Test today and it really wasn't as bad as some people make it out to be. The nurse asked me to try to drink the flat fruit punch soda drink in under 5 minutes, but once I cracked that sucker open I wanted to get it done and I chugged it in about 30 seconds (I am awesome I know). It wasn't too bad at first, but the more you drink the sweeter it gets and the worst part is the aftertaste and the after burps. I had to wait an hour after drinking the delicious treat which was the absoluet worst part of the whole test. I won't find out my results for a few days and Lord I pray I pass because I don't mind drinking that beautiful red drink again, but it's the having to sit for 3 hours and having my blood drawn every hours that I don't think I can take.

I wasn't told to fast before the test, but I tried to eat even better then I normally do this morning, but you better believe after I got home today I devoured a pink Loft House cookie with sprinkles (this might have happened as soon as I walked in the door which I might not have even closed yet, before even letting the dogs out or setting my purse down.) I figured since I have only gained 1 lb. in the past month I could eat my dang cookie and maybe a tiny Lindt bunny (ears first).

I also got to hear Baby Love's very strong and very loud heartbeat today. They asked me if I had been feeling her move any and I just laughed and showed the Dr. how my stomach was rolling from left to right. Everything measured good and I have to go back in 3 weeks for another checkup and then back in 2 weeks after that for my next ultrasound to check the fluid on Baby Girls kidneys to make sure it hasn't gotten worse or perhaps has even gone away. I just can't wait to see her beautiful face again.

I Miss Thee

ingThe #1 thing I miss from B.P. (before pregnancy) is my running shoes. About a 2 years ago a good friend had the grand idea that we should become runners and run the St. Jude Half Marathon. Of course without thinking iot through I said "OK". Well the beginning of my running career was slow and it took me a very long time to feel like I was really a runner, but there is something about running that gets into your blood. I don't know if it the the endorphins or the friends you make in the running community, but man do I miss it!

I had some of the greatest running partners and hopefully after Baby Girl gets here I can rejoin them and start all over again. This is the part that stinks the most. I worked so hard to get where I was and now I am starting from the beginning. I know I will have to start slow and I will have to wait FOREVER until I can even start walking again.

So I am stating my goal here and now and hopefully someday soon I will accomplish it.

I want to run the Nashville Half marathon in 2012 (maybe 2013).

I know physically I can do it because I have done it before, btu it is the mental preparation I am worried about. After Baby Girl gets here we will see how well I keep up with this goal.

Phew!

I think Brent and I FINALLY have the tax situation finally handled. Ever since we got married we have owed the government money, but no more people. No longer shall we fret every April. Besides having a dependent this next year we finally figured out they weren't taking enough out of our teeny tiny paychecks. Now that we have that figured out hopefully this next year we can get some dollars back and perhaps use that to pay Baby Girl's Hospital Bills off!! We will slowly get ourselves out of debt, but I know we are so lucky. Compared to most people we barely have any. If we can get Brent's school bills payed off then we are golden!

Here's an early treat. I went ahead and took my 27 week belly shot because I was so bored this morning.

It's funny how a giant belly can make other parts of you look so skinny. I was sad because my arms were starting to get a bit bigger, but my giant belly and boobs have somehow evened that out. Thanks giant belly!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April Showers Brings Tornadoes

This has been a very scary week for many people. I just can't stop thinking about the people who have already been affected by these storms and people who are being affected right now. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hello There

Third and Final Trimester!

Holy Crap I can't believe this is the beginning of the end. Technically we have 10 more weeks until I am considered full term and then 3 weeks until my actual due date (Brent and I both have a feeling this wild child will be breaking free a week or so early. Don't ask me why I just have a feeling she will be as impatient to get things rolling as her mommy is). I am so happy we already have so much done because I want to be able to sit back and relax when the end gets here. I know I will be nesting like crazy, but once my showers get here I will have plenty to set up and put together.

Speaking of showers I just (as in 5 minutes ago) got my first invitation for a baby shower today. My friend Janet is throwing a joint shower for me and my friend Amber May 14! I am so ready to start playing with all of the stuff that goes along with Baby Girl and figuring out where I want it to go and how to use it.

26 Weeks
I still have a hard time picturing myself getting any bigger then I already am. I know it is going to happen, but it is scary to imagine. I am still doing good on the weight gain. I have gained about 21 lbs. I know I have a long way to go and I am hoping I stay on track I am on right now. I actually have only gained 2 lbs. in about 5-6 weeks. I know baby girl put on a few oz. because she is almost 2lbs. now so of course that must be where my new lbs. came from. It couldn't be the chocolate I have been eating all weekend.

This week is a big week for Baby Love and me. I have my Glucose Tolerance Test Wednesday so keep us in your prayers and pray that I pass the test. I have a weird suspicion that I might fail because that is just my luck but, I am praying I am wrong.

So wish us luck this week and I will keep everyone updated on the outcome.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Things To Come

It is getting harder and harder everyday waiting for Mckinley to get here. Patience is not one of my virtues when it comes to waiting. Now give me a room full of 4 years olds and I have more patience then almost anyone, but waiting on something like let's say opening presents and waiting for things to arrive I am not good with. Needless to say waiting for one of the biggest events of my life is making me crazy.

I am a planner and I like to know what is going to happen ahead of time and lately I have been looking at stuff for way ahead in the future. A friend has been planning her child's first birthday party which has had me looking at many a party planing website (I can't remember the link to my favorite one right now, but I will add it as soon as I ask my friend what it is). I am already planning Baby Girls 1st and 5th birthday parties (think tea parties and garden themed parties!)

Now I am scouring Babies R Us for red wagons with canopies and bouncers. I think I am getting a little ahead of myself, but I just can't help it.


Radio Flyer Voyager Canopy Wagon -  Radio Flyer - Toys"R"UsLittle Tikes Deluxe Ride and Relax Wagon with Umbrella -  Little Tikes - Toys"R"Us

My First Gym -  Toys R Us - Toys"R"Us
Question? Why is the mom wearing a belly shirt with her giant hooters? There is no way this woman birthed this child.Wrong choice in model BBRU!
Our 1st (maybe 2nd) Christmas is going to be out of control! 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Checked Off

We got a ton done this weekend and it feels so good.
1. Finish nursery
2. Hang chandelier
3. Buy mattress
4. Bumper pad (1/3 of the way complete. I am waiting for the monogrammed part)
5. Curtains
6. Paint changing table/dresser and line drawers
7. Organize diaper stash
Clean out kitchen cabinet
Buy baskets to store tiny baby things
8. Clean out bathroom closet
More baskets for tiny baby stuff
9.  Make cloth wipes2 (I found some awesome ones at BBRU)
10. Find nightgown for hospital
11. have car detailed
12. have house detailed
13. clean out freezer
14. Birthing class/breastfeeding class
15.Pack hospital bag
16. Buy nursing tops
17. Pack an after the hospital mommy kit
18. Get maternity papers signed
19. Hang clothes line for diaper drying/sunning

We also did a bunch of yard work today. Brent FINALLY got to cut the front yard while I pulled weeds. Pulled dead azalea bushes and replanted/moved others. Dug a trench and placed some metal border separating the grass and whatever is growing next to the driveway (a mixture of ground cover that grows everywhere, monkey grass, daffodils, and some weeds). I think I may have over done it just a tad, but it was worth it just to get it done. I also bought  little zucchini and squash plants and some tomato seeds to do a mini garden since I want to make my own baby food for Mckinley I thought maybe I could grow a few things of my own. This means I need to turn the garden/compost pile really good and dig up those random potatoes sprouting. Hopefully these plants won't teaseme like last year. I got huge plants with nothing growing on it. That shall be done tomorrow along withe recleaning my house. I swept and put stuff away today and of course the floors are already a less (dog hair and dirt from yard work) and the kitchen table is covered with things we had to cut off and remove to hang the chandelier in the nursery.

Speaking of the nursery here are a few pictures of the progress we have made. All I have left to do it clean, sand, and repaint the changing table/dresser. And I am going to try to take off the existing handles and add some cute decorative knobs.

                   This was before spray painting the small shelf pure white (it looks much better now)

 
















 
         
            We are just waiting for the back bumper pad with Baby Girls name monogrammed on it.


Last but not least baby girls closet. I just want you to know I have only bought Baby Girl maybe 5 outfits everything else has been given to us. We will not have to buy our child clothes until she turns 1.
Before I forget I found this awesome website called Wholesome Babyfood that has lots of puree recipes. I can't wait to start making my own babyfood for Baby Love. It also goes month by month or by stages when you should start introducing different foods to baby. I was going buy a recipe book, but once I started looking up puree recipes on the internet I started to think it would be easier, cheaper, and I could find more recipes. I am going to add recipes to a notebook as I go depending on what baby likes.

I feel like I am so ahead of the game. Hopefully I will still feel like this when we are only a few weeks out from Baby Love's arrival.

Big Day

I have a lot planned for my Good Friday. First I have to go return the lime green spray paint I bought awhile back to spray baby girls chandelier (we have no decided to paint it pure white instead of the cream color it came in) and then we are going to add cute colored lamp shades. I also need to spray paint the wicker shelf my dad dropped off yesterday.

Hopefully after I spray all of this stuff Brent can finally get the grass cut without any traces of white paint (lord knows our yard needs some help. It looks like wheat is growing it has gotten so tall).

I also really want to finally paint the wall next to the laundry room with the chalkboard paint. I am supposed to meet some friends at the park for a play date so we shall see if this actually happens.

I guess I need to go get started so my daddy can come hang up the chandelier (I would do it myself, but everyone thinks I am some fragile butterfly and won't let me climb up a ladder).

P.S. The nursery is almost finished!!!! My mom brought over the drapes, valences, and 1/3 of the bumper pads (the last one is out being monogrammed with baby girls name). I promise pictures shall be posted once it is finally finished (even though you can't begin to judge the cuteness in pictures because it just doesn't look the same).

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Flying By

96 DAYS LEFT! This is such an arbitrary number and I don't know why this sparks such emotion, but holy lord I can't believe I have 96 or < days until Baby Love arrives! That is almost exactly 3 months! What the what! I still remember when we only had 90 days of school left and that has flown by so I can't imagine how fast this will go.

Big things seem to be happening now also. My mom should be revealing the bedding, I have my first baby shower in 4 weeks then another one the following weekend. That means I will have baby stuff everywhere and knowing myself I will have to play with all of the stuff! I have no idea where I will put this stuff, but by golly I will find room. I guess I need to go ahead and start clearing out a little area for baby stuff in the kitchen and the bathroom.

Lately a few things have been on my mind so I am trying to make a list of things I still need to do. I know I have plenty of time, but I am a planner and list maker. I like to scratch things off as they get done. It makes me feel like I am accomplishing more.
1. Finish nursery
Hang chandelier
Buy mattress
Bumper pad
Curtains
Paint changing table/dresser
Organize diaper stash
2. Clean out kitchen cabinet
Buy baskets to store tiny baby things
3. Clean out bathroom closet
More baskets for tiny baby stuff
4. Make cloth wipes
5. Find nightgown for hospital
6. have car detailed
7. have house detailed
8. clean out freezer
9. Birthing class/breastfeeding class
10.Pack hospital bag
11. Buy nursing tops
12. Pack an after the hospital mommy kit
13. Get maternity papers signed

I know there are so many more things that will need to be done. The great thing is today a few things were checked off! My mom swung by today and brought my curtains, valences, and bumper pads. I am mising 1 bumper because it is being monogrammed, but I should have it soon and many pictures shall be taken and posted.

     

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bad Momma

I forgot to take a picture last week so let's pretend my picture from yesterday was week 25. I will take a  new one Friday for week 26.


Holy belly Batman!! I am resigned to the fact that I will be HUGE by the end of this pregnancy. I am also starting to "feel" pregnant. Today I felt like I could barely walk by the end of the day (this might have been because I have been wearing extremely flat extremely non supportive shoes which is not a good idea no matter how cute they are). Tomorrow I will be wearing my not so cute, but oh so comfy chacos. Hopefully this will help the sore feet. I am not sure anything can help the random squeezing on my abdomen, but I am trying to be really good about drinking tons of fluids no matter how many times I have to pee during the day.

Baby Love and I are now going to go lay in bed prop our feet up and wait for papa to finally get home.

Tasty

So the crock pot chicken sucked! It tasted like I baked some chicken with salt and pepper. I shall not be making that again.

On a positive note I did however come up with a delicious smoothie recipe.

A bunch of strawberries
A bunch of fresh spinach
Handful of baby carrots
Any flavor yogurt you enjoy
Honey to taste
Ice
Milk/Apple Juice

Blend everything until smooth. the color comes out kind of purple, but it is delicious! You can't even taste the spinach and it is the easiest way to get a few servings of fruits, veggies, and dairy in one yummy drink. Only bad thing is I always drink way too much and am currently feeling a tad sick from smoothie overload.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Yum

I am cooking this tomorrow. The state of our weekly dinners is pretty darn sad so I am really trying to spice it up a little. A few weeks ago I said I was going to actually do this but being pregnant and tired really put a cramp in my cooking style, but tomorrow I shall conquer my laziness (not tonight though because I am exhausted physically and mentally).

We shall see how it all turns out.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Cleaning

I woke up at 6 a.m. just like I always do and decided I couldn't resist the nesting urges anymore so I cleaned.

This is a WEEKS worth! Yes people a weeks worth of dog hair. Do you see what I have to live with.

Before at 6 a.m.

Mid Process

Clean

 The Kitchen Table and I finally hung up my picture frame from MIL and DIL. I can't wait to have a family photo to put in there.


 So there is a small part of the homestead. I am kind of digging this nesting thing since I am not a fabulous housekeeper. Hopefully I can keep it looking this way.

One last photo op. This is going to be my new project when we get back from our weekend getaway. I have been saying I was going to paint this wall with chalkboard paint and by golly I shall do it.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Day To Pray

I just wanted to ask for a few extra prayers for a friend today.

O great St. Peregrine, you have been called "The Mighty", "The Wonder-Worker", because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for thos who have had recourse to you.
For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.
You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you.
Aided in this way by your powerful intercession we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy. Amen.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It's Gonna Be A Good Day!

I woke up this morning a bit groggy which is unusual because I am a morning person. I think it is from all of the tossing and turning I did last night because my whole body hurts when I lay on 1 side too long, but that is beside the point.

I was just sitting here minding my own business when this little diddy hit my ears. I was actually in the kitchen cooking breakfast and came into the kitchen to see who was singing this fun little song. I was shocked when I recognized 3 brothers from my past HANSON! I mean come on doesn't this song make you want to dance!


Then this song came onVH1! Oh Happy Day!



Then to add a cherry on top of my ice cream sundae get this sweet message on my facebook fo one of my parents.

From Kelley:
Robert & I were lectured this evening by Professor Wyatt about how a caterpillar forms a chrysalis to turn into a butterfly. He then demonstrated (with sound effects) how the butterfly will move its wings to dry them before flying off. I'm so thankful for Roxanne  and Cathy  for being his wonderful and caring teachers this year!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What A Feeling

I am just lying here watching Baby Love roll around in my belly and all I can say is I Love It and It Feels Weird! I remember around week 15 when I started feeling little butterflies inside my belly, but now it is more like a small alien trying to break free from it's human host. I am not calling my baby and alien this is just what I always thought it would feel like if one was implanted inside me and it was trying to climb out.

I am not going to lie here either, but every now and then it can be quite painful when she starts boxing my uterus. I swear she is way to low down in there which could be a good thing and hopefully she stays head down for future events (you know the pain and panting and other lovely things to come). Tonight I am actually enjoying feeling her go crazy in there (I don't think it is because the donut with icing and strawberry cake I had today), but the other night I might have been crying because I was laughing so hard because it was sort of painful. Then the other day I could barely drive she was beating me so hard in the cervix while I was driving to the dog park and all Brent could do was laugh hysterically every time I jumped and said ouch (with maybe a few naughty words included). There is something about driving in the car, listening to music, or singing maybe all 3 that gets Ms. Mckinley raging inside my small watermelon sized belly. All I know is I am not looking forward to driving to Nashville this weekend. Between having to stop to pee every 5 minutes and getting kicked in the ute doesn't sound like a good time.

I really am looking forward to this weekend though. I can't wait to see 1 of my preggers buddies belly. My good friend Amber is due in June  and this will be the first time I get to see her belly to belly. It will be nice not to be the only one there missing out on all of the drinking fun. I swear I could smell Brent's beer across the room last night and I had a fleeting moment of wanting to snatch it out of his hand and chug it. I can't wait for our next wedding when mama will be able to P-A-R-T-Y! I will have to be careful since I have been off the sauce for so long. It won't take much to get me toasty.

I still am not used to seeing my stomach moving. I am just watching her roll from right to left and then punch me in the left side. I am just waiting until the day when I can actually see a hand or foot come poking out (I saw a movie as a child about these kids who got trapped in a playhouse and all of these trapped souls were trying to push out of the walls wich scarred me for life and I am hoping this doesn't cause flashbacks.)

I really do love feeling Baby Girl inside of me, but I am so ready for her to get here already. It will be fun to have someone to hang with when daddy works late doing the job of a social worker (funny thing is he is a counselor and not a social worker. Makes me wonder what social workers in Memphis actually do). I can't wait for Brent to have a few weeks off once Mckinley gets here which is another reason I want her to hurry up and finish baking. Lord knows the man deserves a break.

So I will just sit here with my feet propped up watching my little soccer player practice her penalty kicks inside of me waiting for my love to return home.

1 more thing before I go. I found the cutest stickers for monthly photo sessions with Mckinley. I love them because they aren't permanent. You just stick it on the onesie and remove it when you are done. Genius I tell you!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Headband Heaven

I am in Headband Heaven! I just found this website with the CUTEST headbands! Poor Brent has no clue what he is getting into with this baby girl.

I am not super fro fro, but give me a good baby headband with a nice big flower and I am there.

                                                                    These make me happy

24 Weeks























TA DA

Looking Ahead

I have been thinking a lot lately about the future and what life is going to be like when Baby Love is here. My first thought is holy lord how will I get to school on time in the mornings because it already takes me SO long to get ready for some reason so my routine is definitely going to need to be reworked a touch. But then I think about how much fun I am going to have in the afternoons after I swing by and pickup Baby girl up before daddy gets home just cuddling and doing girl stuff that daddy won't miss not partaking in (We will save plenty of fun stuff for daddy don't worry.) I know I would have been over the moon if Baby girl had been Baby boy, but I can just imagine the stuff we can do together. I will have a little garden helper, and all of my little silly crafts I try to do will be more fun with a little partner in crime. We can have tea parties with this adorable tea set which I will be purchasing sometime in the near future since Baby girl shall be a tea lover like her mommy. It is just so fun to imagine the fun things we can do together.

Now the really fun part. I have also been thinking about who Baby girl will be. Will she be loud like her momma (for sure). Will she have the gift of patience (I like to think Brent and I both possess a ton of this so hopefully yes). Will she like to sing, but hopefully not have stage fright like her momma. Will she be relaxed and calm like her daddy or a little excitable like someone else we may know. Will she play sports or love dancing. Will she be clean (like daddy) or an organized mess like momma. I can not wait for her to get here so we just meet her. I know of course we will think she is the coolest kid ever created, but I just hope other people do too. I have been around A LOT of little ones in my life and I am lucky enough to know what I would hope Mckinley will be like.

So here is my list (don't judge me because I know this is all on us and what we teach her).

I hope she is respectful of EVERYONE. Grownups, her friends, people she doesn't know, people she will never meet. We will of course say Yes Mam, No mam, yes Sir, No Sir. I DESPISE when a child answers me with WHAT! Now I will respect the parent if they don't ask their child to say it at home, but I just think respecting others is so important and this is such a simple way of showing it. Some day when I am done teaching I am going to write a guidebook for parents of children in preschool. It will be a Best Seller I just know it.

I want her to be kind (not the same as the above trust me). You can be respectful, but still be ugly to others. I hope she plays with everyone and accepts everyone no matter what is different about them. I always tell my babies we Love everyone and are friends with everyone (most go through a phase where they tell someone I'm not your friend, but my baby will LOVE everyone hopefully).

I hope she will want to help others. Whether she donates time, money, etc. Anything she does to help someone else will be just fine by me. I hope she loves animals (daddy is really excited about this one. He is definitely looking forward to having to girls bringing home lost or hurt animals.)

I want her to be passionate about something. I have had children who always want to know why we are doing something or when we will be done or just plain don't enjoy anything and this makes me sad. I hope she finds at least 1 thing she really truly loves. I want her to suck the life out of every single experience.

I want her to not care about stuff. We can help her along this path easily because we can't give her designer jeans or expensive cars, but I feel like the things we can give her are way more valuable then clothes and anything that can be bought with money.

I want her to be able to stand up for herself and not let people walk all over her. This takes some people years to obtain (cough cough). I want her to do this, but in a kind gentle way.

I hope she is a good listener and actually hears what people say instead of trying to tell them what they should do or how they should feel.

I hope she loves to read. I think dad I have got that one covered. I love reading books to my babies at school , but we both also love reading books so hopefully her seeing us read will show her how great books are.

I could go on and on about this, but I don't want to bore anyone (that is assuming anyone is actually reading this) with my hopes and dreams for my soon to be little. I know it is up to Brent and I to hopefully teach Mckinley (I know I should stop using all of these nicknames and call her by her name more, but heck the poor child probably won't know her name until she is writing it because she will always be Baby Love) all of these things and of course lead by example. No matter what we will love her.

Atleast I know she will have the most beautiful baby room ever. here is a sneek peek of things to come.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Genius

I just read this blog post and had to repost it because it is GENIUS! And hilarous! Happy Friday

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Praying For A Miracle

Today is the kind of day that makes you stop and give Thanks for Everything and Everyone. I am devastated today because one of the strongest, toughest, and most amazing people I know is very sick. You see there is this little lady who teaches at my school (and she has been here FOREVER), but she is one of those people you strive to be like. She is a few years older then I am, but she definitely has more energy and spunk then I could ever hope to have. The heartbreaking things is she is very sick. She may not look sick or act like she is sick, but she is definitely sick.

We thought the news was good, well as good as the news of cancer (I don't like that word) can be. Mind you this woman has already battled cancer twice before. The first doctor she saw told her it was only in 1 place and that they would start chemo and that could hopefully get it if not then a not so fun surgery, but he gave her HOPE that she could win this battle. Well yesterday she did not come to school because of another test that made her radioactive and she couldn't be around anyone who was pregnant (me). So we didn't see her yesterday after she had her test done. Well today was the worst. The new diagnosis does not look great. This new doctor is telling her that the cancer is in her bones, colon, liver, and lymph nodes.

Her grandson is in my class this year and I can't even imagine what his mom (this teachers daughter) is going through. I hugged her yesterday and I could just feel the ache radiating out of her. I didn't want to let her go. I wanted to just hold her and let her cry because I know she needs to. I can not imagine how all of them are feeling. And her sweet little boy is just doing great. He really has no idea what is going on and thankfully he lives in the blissfully sweet world of a 5 old. Oblivious to everything hurtful and bad out there in the world.

So today I cried for Simone and her family. I know this wasn't the tears of an overly emotional pregnant teacher. These were tears for an amazing person who does not deserve to be afraid like this. Please Please Please keep Simone and her family in your prayers.

Miracles really do happen and Prayers really do work. So PRAY people!

I still can't believe that she is sick. She lives for her work and her children and this is where she is happy and now she may not be able to do what she loves. That breaks my heart that the one things that keeps her going may be taken away from her.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My Happy Place

I have a few places that make me really truly Happy and we got to visit one this weekend. We got to spend all weekend with some very good friends and sadly I do not have any pictures (I am hoping some will show up on facebook soon so I can steal them). On Friday Brent and I drove up to our home away from home Nashville to celebrate the upcoming marriage of Austin and Amanda (Hey Amanda I hope you will be reading this = ). I was a tad bit sad because my friend Amber was out of town, but her husband Russell was kind enough to take care of us like he always do.

Friday night we got in late so we hung out for a bit and slept off the drive. Saturday morning was when the fun began. We met up with James, Ally, and sweet beautiful Madison at Cracker Barrel for some yummy food. I was so excited when we arrived because I didn't know Ally would be there and when they called our name and the number of people in the party I was pleasantly surprised to see her pretty blond self come around the corner. We got to talk and chat for quite sometime, but I was so sad when I found out she couldn't make it to the shower that night. Thank goodness the wedding is in 2 weeks and we will have all night together. Sweet little Madison was such a good little girl. She is the cutest little curly haired thing ever!
 
After running a few errands Cough picking up a wedding gift I shockingly left on our kitchen table back in Memphis Cough and other exciting stuff we headed over to the Drake's new beautiful house where I go to cuddle with Mr. Miller for quite sometime. He is the most precious tiny little man. He really made me want Mckinly to get here already. The boys helped them move some bigger things into the house while I chatted with the girls and cuddled.
  Russell cut the grass while we rested.) Later was when the fun really began. We headed on over to the Donegan's beautiful home to celebrate Austin and Amanda's upcomming marriage. I am still sad that I didn't take any pictures, but momma wasn't feeling very good. Being pregnant and sick really isn't fun. We had a blast hanging out with everyone and I got some more cuddle time in this time with Ms. Anna. The sweetest most adorable little lady around.I am definitely ready for Mckinley to get here. Being around all of our friends babies confirmed this. I am ready to cuddle and have my own to kiss on.
After getting my baby fix we headed home for a littl rest (

I can't wait to head back to Nashville in aweek or so now that I know I can make it up there pretty much unscathed (if I pee right before we leave and don't drink anything before or during the drive). HOpefully next time will be as uneventful.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Freaky Friday

I was just playing around on the internet this afternoon after work. I really should be straightening up my house to clear the disaster area we (I) have made since we have started getting ready for Baby Love, but I am just to gosh darn worn out. I was looking up when I would move into the third trimester of being pregnant (4weeks people! 4 weeks!!) I still can not believe this has gone by so fast and Mckinley Grace will be here sooner then we can even imagine. She could possibly be here in 15-16 weeks. That absolutely blows my mind! Ok back to what I found on the web. After typing in my due date the website Babies Online gave me these "Fun Facts" about Baby Girl.
•Zodiac Sign: Leo
•Half Birthday: January 23
•Birthstone: Ruby
•Birth Flower: Larkspur or Water_Lily
•Your baby will be born in the Chinese Year of The White Metal Rabbit
•This time next year your baby will be 36 Weeks Old!
•Your baby will start kindergarten in 2016, be old enough to drive a car in 2027, finish high school in 2029, and will graduate from college with the class of 2033, give or take a year. Can you imagine?

No BabiesOnline I can not imagine! You have seriously blown my mind!