Saturday, September 30, 2006

Go Vols!

Today we watched Tennessee beat Memphis! I wore my Big Orange t-shirt Michael got me - I think he should have maybe gone up a size! I am definitely filling it out! 34 weeks on Thursday - counting down the weeks!!! My sister in law is coming week after next! I am so excited to have more company, she is bringing my nephew Beau! I can't wait to see them! Today we got Will's stroller and car seat. We decided to get a different car seat and stroller from the one we registered for. As we were looking we tested out the different car seats. We lifted the first one out of the base (to see how heavy it was) and looked like idiots trying to put it back in the base. It only took about 5 minutes to figure out we were putting it back in backwards! I am glad we bought it (or my parents bought it actually! Thanks Mom and Dad!) in advance, we obviously need some practice with all the baby things! Then we went to Best Buy (I know I am on bedrest) and Michael pushed me around in a wheelchair:) I was just so happy to be out of the house!

Puppies for Adoption!

AWWWW! Isn't she cute! Michael came home the other day from a bike ride and brought this little lab puppy home! A lady in our neighborhood works for a animal rescue league and had about 10 chocolate lab puppies for adoption! She looks just like Haley as a puppy. Well, we didn't keep her. I thought we will have our plate full with a new baby soon - the last thing we need is two! She loved playing with Haley and she didn't want to leave! Anyone need or want a chocolate lab puppy....

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

33 Weeks

I do not have any recent pictures to post, but I thought I needed to blog anyway! Pictures are more fun though - I love it when I read other people's blogs and they have new pictures posted! Anyway, I am 33 weeks tomorrow!! That makes me very happy since I will be able to come off of bedrest at 36 or 37 weeks! Hopefully 36! So three weeks to go...light at the end of the tunnel. Will is getting bigger which means I am too! My stomach is so tight I feel like I might pop at any moment! We are so excited that he will be here soon. However, now I am getting a little nervous about the labor and delivery! I really need to stop watching a A Baby Story I guess. I don't understand why the women on that show do not opt for the epidural, not that having one naturally is a bad thing - more power to those women. I cry everyday when the baby is born and the mom and dad see the baby! It is so sweet - I am sure I will cry my eyes out when it is my own. Well that is an update on us, hopefully I will have more pictures to post soon!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


My mom has been getting on to me for not posting a picture of our chocolate lab Haley (our first child), so I have decided to do so today. The reason I haven't is because I have been posting from our laptop instead of the desktop computer (because of bedrest) and I don't have as many pictures of Haley on the laptop. Can you tell I feel guilty? Here are a few from last Christmas. She is the greatest dog ever! She is so good inside and good with kids - I have a feeling that Will and Haley will be big buddies!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Shower in Atlanta

Charlotte, Jodi, Mom, Mandy, and Sharon

I had to post the pictures of the wonderful ladies that hosted the baby shower I could not attend! My mom stood in to represent me! It was so nice of them to still have the shower, they went to a lot of trouble they didn't have to. Thanks you Charlotte, Sharon, Jodi, Mandy and Melanie, I love you guys!

Surprising Me with the Chair...

Mom and her friends were so excited about surprising me with the chair. So they made me cover my eyes when I came in after they set up the chair and new rug. They were so funny - I felt like a little kid Christmas morning, you know when you have to wait at the top of the stairs until everything is just right, then you get to come down and they get a picture of your face when you see all the things Santa brought! Oops, I just posted the pictures and they are in reverse order, but you get the idea...:)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Beth Saves the Day!

I was not able to travel to the funeral for my father-in-law because of bedrest. It was so hard seeing Michael leave by himself, but we knew it was best. So that I would not be home alone, my cousin Beth came from Atlanta to stay with me! We never get to get together so now was a perfect time - even though I may not be much fun right now we found many ways to pass the time! It was so NICE of her to come down and stay with me. She is taking care of me, she took me to the doctor, she fixes my meals, etc. However I had to draw the line when we ran a quick errand after my doctor's appointment, she tried to make me ride in a wheel chair at Hobby Lobby. I refused and was fine, but she warned me next outing I have to ride in the wheelchair. We went to Hobby Lobby to get fabric and ribbon to make burp cloths. She brought her sewing machine and we made the cutest little burp cloths. We made some for Will and for her sister-in-law and my friend Ryan, who is having a girl so we got to have fun with pink. I posted a picture of a few of the ones we have made so far. We still have to make our camoflauge burp cloths! We also washed all of Will's stuff, clothes, towels, washcloths, blankets, sheets, everything! Now it all smells like a sweet baby and are all organized in his drawers! We were so productive - thanks to Beth! I have such a great cousin! Thanks Bethy!

Billy D

I just wanted to thank everyone for keeping us in your prayers. If you didn't know, Michael's dad (Billy D) passed away on September 11th. He has been fighting cancer for the past year. We love him so much and are going to miss more than we know.

More on the nursery...

Here are some updated pictures of the nursery. This past weekend we had a shower in Atlanta. Obviously I couldn't go because of bedrest, so my mom, Charlotte, Jodi, and Sharon (mom's friends, as soon as I get pictures from my mom I will post those too) drove up after the shower and brought all the gifts! It was so nice of them and it made my week!!!! We had so much fun opening the great gifts and, don't tell my doctor but, I went out to eat with them! I sat the whole time though! Anyway, my mom and dad surprised me with the chair for my nursery. There is a little story about this chair. My grandad passed away a couple of years ago so my parents got some of his furniture and one of those pieces was the most comfortable glider. He rocked in that chair all the time, he loved it. It was a tan velour fabric and you can see where he wore out the fabric! So my parents had it recovered for us, so now Gran can rock Will with us in spirit. I love the chair! She also brought up the rug she found, so his room is complete, except for a few things here and there. It has been so much fun putting his nursery together!

Friday, September 08, 2006

First Outing in a Week!

Here I am at 30 weeks! Getting bigger by the day, however lost a few pounds this week due to being in the hospital and not being able to eat while on the medication. I am sure it won't take long to put those pounds back on! So we went to see the doctor today and everything looked fine, however I am still on bedrest until the baby gets here. She said I could do some things, but nothing too strenuous. So whatever it takes to make sure Will is healthy and not here too early, I will do it. I have never been so excited to go to the doctor. It was so fun getting dressed this morning, riding in the car, it is amazing the things we take for granted. We made the most of the morning, we ate at Cracker Barrel (I had the "Big Momma's Pancake Breakfast," ate it all thank you very much), then quickly ran in Old Navy to get some "loungewear" since I will doing a lot of that in the next few weeks. Now I am off to watch more 24 - a friend loaned me all the seasons - great time killer!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

My Cute Niece and Nephew

I had to show off our niece Abby and nephew Beau! Aren't they both so cute? We wish we could see them more often! It will especially be hard when Will gets here because we want him to know his cousins.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My Sweet Husband

As I sit here on bedrest being waited on hand and foot by my husband - I decided I should let everyone know what a wonderful husband I have. He has been cleaning, doing laundry, fixing meals for me, running errands, and operating on people - he has his plate full. I am so lucky and blessed to have the sweet, loving husband that I do! I love him so much! I posted a picture of us in Australia last year - we had so much fun there and wish we could escape everything going on here and just relax on an Australian beach!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Will Wants Out!!!!

Hey everybody. It has been awhile since I posted, but I have a good reason. I blog to you now from a hospital bed. A little premature labor! No problems up to this point and westill don't know what has caused it. They have stopped the contractions, but want to watch me for another day or so to be sure they don't start up again (this is my second visit since Wednesday night!). So keep us in your prayers - we are only 29 weeks so we want Will to "cook" a little longer!