Tuesday, March 24, 2009

28 Weeks

So, here are the latest pics of our little one. What a lady--she has her legs crossed in the last picture!! Also, the one of her face--that's not a bruise or anything on her head. It's just where the ultrasound tech was pushing on my belly! She also said that she has long legs--guess she's going to take after Daddy with her height!! Today she's 3 lbs exactly and I'm 130 lbs exactly!! I can't believe it! Everything looks good otherwise. My placenta has finally moved up. I'm at 4.5cm. It needs to be above 4, so I'm looking good. Basically, my back pain and any other pains I'm having are caused by the weight gain and the fact that I'm active...I probably need to slow down some. Other than that, everything looks good!
Okay, I'm exhausted...time to go lay on the couch!! Have a good one!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Goodbye Spring Break, Hello Third Trimester!

Unfortunately, I have to go back to work tomorrow!! My Spring Break is officially over!! Luckily, I tried to relax the last half of it! My house is much cleaner than it started!! We got our carpets cleaned, which gave us an excuse to move the furniture around in the living room and in Addie's "big girl" room. That looks really good!!
Yesterday, I did a little cleaning but sat outside for about an hour or so, in my bathing suit, trying to get a tan. Then, we drove to Plantersville for a birthday party. It was a lot of fun...lots of food, dancing, and drinking. (I had tea!) Today, Mom, Orbon, Kristen, and Sean came over for fajitas and some sun. I think we all got a little bit more red than we had hoped, but we all tan really well, so I'm not worried!! My front half now has a great tan!! My backside isn't so lucky!! It's still really white since I'm not able to lay on my stomach and tan! Guess I'll have to figure out something!
Tan or no tan, I'm soooo not ready to go back to work!! I have Saturday school this weekend, along with tutoring after school on Thursdays. My kids better do well on TAKS!! It's crunch time now!
Some things we have to look forward to are: April 4th--childbirthing class, April 5th--baby shower, April 10th--Good Friday (holiday), April 12th--Easter, April 18th--another baby shower...just to name a few!! Before we know it, Addison will be here!
Babies 'R' Us should be calling us this week to let us know that Addie's furniture is here. I can't wait to get her room all set up. I'm a little worried that no one will buy her bedding, as it's an "online only" deal....Guess we'll have to do some splurging at the end if this ends up being the case!!
Today is the first day of my third trimester. I can't believe it!! I'm still feeling somewhat yucky, like I have zero energy and am going to faint. The doctor said that I am anemic. I am taking iron pills for this, but I guess they're not helping too much!! I go to the doctor again on Tuesday, so I guess we'll see what he says!
Alright, enough blabbing for one night. I need to go lay in bed and try to rest up for tomorrow. Good Night!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Break!!

Well, it's my third day into Spring Break, so I decided to update on what's been going on....On Monday, we went back to the rodeo to see Darius Rucker. He put on a great show! Yesterday, I had lunch with Paul and his mom, then ran some errands--Target, Ross, Marshalls, and Ulta. I ended up registering for a few things at Target while I was there. Today, I had lunch with a teacher-friend, and then went to buy Addison's baby book. It's so cute!! Man, I didn't realize how expensive they were!! I better keep this thing updated!!
Many people have asked me to post pictures of the nursery and of me. Well, I'm only able to post some of me because the nursery is no where close to being ready. Paul painted Addie's room, along with her "big girl room", so those two rooms are wrecks right now! The walls look great, but I need to get to cleaning them. I'm having the carpets cleaned tomorrow, so hopefully I'll get into a serious cleaning mood when I finish this blog. Also, you can see that I tried to put the camera down a little bit when taking these pictures. Hope you people that complained that they couldn't see my face can see it now!
From what I understand, the invitations to my showers should be coming out shortly. Man, I can't believe that all of this is right around the corner!!
Speaking of right around the corner, Addie's due date is coming closer and closer!! A funny thing happened last night. I was going through all of my goodies I got from Target because I registered. I opened up a Newborn Pampers diaper in front of Paul. He couldn't get over how small it was!! He couldn't believe that someone's butt actually could fit into that diaper!! Now he's worried that he's going to break her when she gets here!! My friend, Allison, told me to have him watch the nurses at the hospital with her. They aren't too gentle with the babies. This way, Paul can see that he doesn't have to be TOO gentle! Good advice, I think!
I am also reading a book called "On Becoming Babywise". My friend said that her kids starting sleeping through the night at 5 and 6 weeks old, thanks to this book!! I'm definitely trying it! She has said that it is hard to get used to, but it is way worth it! Sometimes, we'll just have to listen to her cry, rather than run to her every need, especially if we know that she is full. Gosh, we have so much to learn!!
I've signed us up for the birthing, breastfeeding, and infant care classes at the hospital. Hopefully this will help us in our preparations for Addison to get here!
Well, I need to close up this blog so that I can get to cleaning...I keep getting distracted!! Hope everyone is having a great week! Hope you like the pictures!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Last night we went to the rodeo and had a great time. I've decided that Addie's ears are really working. When the fireworks went off, she jumped, as it startled her. Also, during the performance, which was really good by the way, it was really loud!! She was moving quite a bit...Maybe she was dancing. She must really like Lady Antebellum!
As far as the rodeo is concerned, they have a new category called Muttin' Bustin'. It's so funny!! It's where they have 4-6 year old kids riding sheep as far as they could without falling off. Of course, they all did. Some cried when they fell off, while others got back up and walked back to their parents. Either way, it was really cute. Last night a girl won.
Also, we walked around the livestock show and booths to try to get Callie a new collar. (We got hers about 3 years ago at the Livestock show.) Unfortunately, we couldn't find the booth!! Guess we'll have to try to order her one on the internet!
We're going back to the rodeo next week...maybe we'll have better luck!

Monday, March 9, 2009

26 weeks and Counting!!

Here are my latest 26 weeks pictures. I took them this morning. My face looks a little red because I decided to sit in the sun yesterday and relax. I put my bathing suit on and got a good laugh! Paul has painted Addison's room and it looks great. I can't wait to get everything set up! It's going to look so cute!! Our theme is Ladybug Lullabye. The colors are pink, brown, and sage green. Oh my gosh, I'm getting excited just thinking about it!
Other things that have gone on....My baby showers are soon approaching. My family and friends have been working fast and furious to get everything put together. I really appreciate all that you guys are doing. I'm sure I'll love them!
Paul started working on the deck outside yesterday. He removed one of the sides of the fence. It looks great! He has really worked hard on it. (Remember, I sat by the pool yesterday watching him!)
Speaking of Paul, I just wanted to let everyone know how wonderful he's been. I have the most amazing husband. Addie is so lucky to have a daddy like him....and she's not even here yet! He is so thoughtful, always trying to take care of us. Thank you babe for all that you do. It definitely hasn't gone unnoticed!! We love you so much! :)
We are going to the rodeo tonight to see Lady Antebellum. I'm really excited about it!! It will be Addison's first concert!! We are also going next Monday to see Darius Rucker. We plan to get Callie a new collar. I'm hoping to get a pink or purple one.
Okay...enough randomness for today!! Hope everyone has a great week! One more week until Spring Break!!! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Too cute!!

Here is our latest picture of our little girl. It's hard to see at first, but I think she's looking right at us and smiling!! Oh, and I think we've decided on a name....Addison Grace! :)