Sunday, June 21, 2009

Updated pics!

Here are some updated pictures of me! I'm 30weeks3days. Lane was my photographer! He didn't do too bad. Although I was laughing at him in the first picture. He goes "You have to say CHEESE mommy." What a goof ball. I have my checkup tomorrow. They are ever two weeks now, until 36weeks and then they go to ever week! I'm feeling ok. Lots of swelling the last week or so but it's been in the 90's. We have been blessed with wonderful neighbors that allow us to come over and swim whenever we'd like. We've been trying to do it in the evenings to help with the swelling and the restless leg I've been experiencing. It seems to help some!
Today is Father's day! Happy Father's day to all the dad's out there! Mikie is working today (lots of work these days, thank God!). We are having a Father's Day dinner tonight, Steak, texas toast, potatoes, corn on the cob and chocolate chip cookies for Dessert!
We are off to church! Just wanted to post some new pictures as baby julie continues to grow and cause me pain!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Things still needed for Julie

Here is an updated list of the things I still need/could use for Julie! Some of these things are bigger than others (price wise).

1. High Chair
2. Infant Car seat
3. Dresser (we may get Lane a bigger one and give his to Julie).
4. Bouncy Chair
5. Front carrier/sling
6. Baby book
7. Memory box
8. Hooded towels
9. Play mat
10. Fall winter clothes in sizes 3-6 and 6-9 months. We are pretty good for newborn-3 months summer clothes.
11. Bath stuff (shampoo, lotion, body wash, etc).

I have everything for the bedroom (9 piece crib set, lamp, mobile, wall hangings, diaper stacker), thanks to my step mother in law! I have a crib, swing, pack n play, exersaucer, bath tub, jenny jump up, diaper bag, stroller and a bassinet.

I have updated our gift registries at and Hopefully that will help for my next baby shower!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Church baby shower!

The UMW and the Prayer Shawl Ministries group threw me a baby shower today! There was so much pink! It was awesome! The cake was so cute! The frosting was hot pink! There was probably 10-15 of us there! It was so great! Emma Rose also made her grand entrance, which was adorable! I hated that I couldn't hold her b/c I've got a cold and I didn't want to share it with her!

I received lots of clothes, a diaper bag, stroller, diapers, wipes, bottles, towels, wash clothes, towels, toys, just to name a few :-P Julie's closet is almost full of stuff for the first year!

I hope to post some pictures once I get them from Paula! I had such a great time and need to start working on my thank you notes. I've updated my baby registry as well! I'll make a post of the things I still need as well!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kiddos can be so funny sometimes!

There, of course, has been a lot of talk about where babies come from in the house. Considering my present state, it's not a surprise. Lane likes to feel my belly and he always asks if Julie is jumping or kicking. I try to explain to him that there really isn't room for the baby to jump, but I don't think he can understand. He then asks about the kind of toys Julie has to play with. I just tell him she has her hands and feet to play with. There really isn't any room in my belly for toys!

The other day in the car I said something about him being little once. He was a baby and I showed him some pictures from his scrapbook. I told him that he was in my belly once, just like Julie. He looked at me and said "no way." Well of course you were in my belly siilly, how else do you think you got here, I replied? He goes well, you and daddy made me and put me in the oven. I cooked in there for a while and then you took me out!

Well yes, that's definitely true, but it's not the "oven" he has pictured in his mind. Ahh kiddos can be so funny at times. The logic of my 4 year old!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Making julie some things!

The excitment over having a girl is almost overwhelming! There are all these fun things I can make for a girl that I couldn't do for Lane!! I started crochet beads on the cuff of socks for her this week. I have 10 pairs (size 0-6 months) to do. So far I have 4 pairs completed (red, green, blue and pink). I plan to do 6 more! The smaller crochet hook hurts my hands after a while so I can only do a pair at a time.

I also bought this really cute cowgirl vest and booty set that I'm working on. It's the faux suede yarn and it's really neat. This will be my first attempt at doing a crochet project besides my prayer shawls. I hope it turns out ok! I figure if I can't figure it out, I'll take it to Nana and she'll crochet it up for me! :)

I had my 28week checkup today. My belly is measuring good, I only gained 1.5lbs from last visit (25lbs total now). My glucose test was good and my blood pressure was very good! Julie's heartbeat was 154 bps. I start going every two weeks now! So far so good!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Glucose test and a sick kiddo!

I went in for my glucose this morning. It took everything I had not to get sick. The stuff is so horrible. I managed to keep the glucose (cola flavored) down for the hour and then they took some of my blood! I find out my results on Monday when I go for my checkup (7 months). I believe I start bi-weekly vists now. The c-section is scheduled for 11 weeks from today!! The church is throwing me a babyshower on June 14th and my mom, sister, stepmother in law and sister in law are throwing the family/friends one July 18th. I'm excited!

Lane has got his nasty cough again. This is the first time in over a year though. He started a dry cough on Monday and by wednesday it was getting worse. We started neb treatments on Wednesday night and his musinex. I decided since I was in Marshall today and that it was a Friday, I would take him in and make sure his lungs sounded clear. Everything checked out and his lungs sounded good. We just have to keep up with the nebs and the musinex. He doesn't have an infection. So we'll just keep up the good work!

Other than that, not too much going on. I'm tired a lot. Julie moves all the time. I don't think she sleeps! I'm so excited for a girl! All the neat things we can buy and do for a little girl! I've been looking at hair bows! I also remembered I have my daybed that one day she will be able to sleep in!

I'm going to take a much needed nap!


Monday, June 1, 2009

Thanking our blessings!

The last two months, things have been hit and miss with work. Today is June 1st and we've been hoping and praying that things would start to look up. We've been taping out resources trying to make all the ends meet and still maintain all the things we want and like.

Mikie started a job today that's for a 6,000 sq foot house. That's not small, nor is it huge, BUT it means there's atleast 3 days worth of work for them (not in a row). Today they are going to form it up and form up a small addition on another job. He's got a driveway to form up and pour tomorrow and hopefully Wednesday the plumbers will be out of one of the jobs they started today and they can continue on one of those.

I also got a call about the 2 computers we had listed on craigslist (we currently have 3 desktops and 1 laptop). Someone is coming to buy both of them tomorrow! That will help!! Mikie wants a laptop to replace his desktop and the extra money will help to pay a few more bills (my car needs an inspection, oil change and registration).

So! I am hoping that means that things are going to start to look up! We need things to start to work out! LOL!

One breath at a time, one step at a time and one day at a time! That's all anyone can do and it doesn't do much good to continue to worry about things I have no control over! So, today I would like to say Thank you God my hubby has work and it looks like we've sold two computers! Just a monitor left to sell!