Tuesday, January 31, 2012

36 weeks

How Far Along: 36 weeks

Size of baby: I love that this is what size she is supposed to be- 4.2-5.8 pounds and 17.2-18.7 inches. However we have a big girl...she measured 7lbs 10oz yesterday!!

Gender: It's a girl....Westin Kate

Maternity Clothes: Yes

Weight Gain: 30lbs

Movement: This has slowed down for sure the past couple of weeks. I still feel her at night mostly but I think she has run out of room!!

Sleep: Its funny because 2 weeks ago I was not sleeping well but lately I have been sleeping pretty good. I usually get a 4-6 hour stretch without waking up. I am so thankful for this.

Symptoms: ACID REFLUX- still; just feeling uncomfortable most of the time-lots of stretching and pressure

What I miss: not having a huge stomach.

Cravings: I have wanted sweets a little more than normal- enjoying them the last few weeks because after she comes I won't be eating much sugar!!

What I am looking forward to: Having a baby!!!!

Yesterday I was 2cm and 50% effaced. Not much progress but I guess its a little something. I still have a lot of fluid, I am on the very high end of normal. So needless to say with a baby that weighs almost 8 lbs already and a lot of fluid...I am uncomfortable. I feel like I can't get any bigger. I actually had not gained any weight since last week so WK must be getting it all.  I am going weekly now and I go back next Monday for my 37 week appt- they will check me again.  If I am still pregnant at 38 weeks I will have one more u/s for size. Depending on what the u/s shows we will either schedule an induction or a C/S for 39 weeks. At this point I won't go past 39 weeks. I actually can't imagine still being pregnant in 2.5 weeks but we will see. I have been doing lots of walking and will keep that up all weekend and hope that she will come on her own soon. I am not thrilled about the idea of a c/s but I also do not want to labor all day and then have to have a c/s because she is too big to come out. I also don't want to risk anything happening to her so we will just have to see what happens.

It's almost time...

I am so happy to finally be 36 weeks!! I feel like this pregnancy has gone pretty fast except for the last 4 weeks. Thankfully I will be full term on Friday!! Time is just dragging these days. I have actually been sleeping pretty well and I usually get a 4-6 hour stretch without even waking up to use the bathroom and it has been great. I will say by lunch time I am exhausted...probably because of my active toddler. I can't imagine how tired I will be once she gets here.

I have to admit I do not enjoy being pregnant but I am trying hard to remind myself that this is our last baby and our last couple of weeks as a family of three. It is hard for me to imagine Wade not being our only child. I am happy to give him a sister and sad at the same time. I am so used to spending all my time with him and I just hope so much this doesn't make him feel any less special to us. I know it will be an adjustment...I just hope it's not too hard on him. I think he will probably handle things better than I expect him to;  he always does!! I am so thankful for his school and playgroup; I am going to try really hard to make sure his routine stays the same. If we can still get outside for playgroup (we are loving this weather) I probably will take him after the first week or two. I know I won't take her inside anywhere until closer to March but I think getting out to the park would be great for all of us.

We want to do something fun with Wade this weekend ( if she isn't here yet.) We have a busy weekend planned. I am turning 30 (gasp!!), Wade has a birthday party for his good friend Colton, we are going out to eat Saturday night with our group of couple friends to celebrate birthdays, and Sunday is the Superbowl. So...sometime Sunday we are going to try to do something really fun, just the three of us. We are supposed to go to a Superbowl party but since Wade has school Monday and I like to be in my PJ's by 830p, I think Josh may go solo for a little bit. Plus I will be over 37 weeks and I am sure I won't feel like doing to much. Wade was born at 37 weeks and 4 days and I am hoping his sister will follow in his footsteps!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

All About Wade!

I know that in the next few weeks I am going to have lots of pregnancy/baby posts coming up. So...I wanted to do a post all about Wade. He is at such a cute age (a little trying at times) and fun for the most part. Its still hard to believe that he is 2.5 months away from turning 3. I also wanted to post about his schedule so when Westin Kate is almost 3 I can look back and compare. Wade has the sweetest smile with the cutest little dimples. He has thinned out so much and looks like a big boy to me. We are always working on sharing and being nice to others. He is wide open most of the time and he LOVES to laugh!

Wade can be the sweetest little boy. He has a really big heart and I love that about him. Today at the library his little friend Sutton was there and when Wade picked out some books for himself he also brought her a book back. Things like that just make me smile. He still isn't 100% sure about having a sister but he is getting more and more excited each day.

He can also be so strong willed/stubborn (not sure where he gets that from!!) and when he wants something a certain way he will let you know for sure. I love that he knows what he wants but at the same time he has to ask for it in a different tone of voice. The talking back/raising his voice isn't something we are going to put up with. It drives both of us crazy.

Wade wakes up most days between 730-8am and is always in the best mood. Usually I can get him some dry cereal and milk and we can stay in my bed watching cartoons for 30 more minutes. He always wants to go right in the playroom after that...he loves to play in there so much. He NEVER wants to get out of his PJ's and that is our biggest struggle most mornings. He will say "no not yet!" I honestly can't blame him but some days (school days) we need to get out the door.

Three days of the week we have preschool/playgroup and usually the other 2 days we get to stay in our PJ's a little longer. Wade LOVES school and I am so happy about that. He doesn't love getting ready and going to school but once he is there he doesn't want to leave. He loves church just as much and we are so thankful for that too!!

He has the cutest obsession with his toys. Usually he will pick two to three toys or things to carry around with him all day and usually they "sleep" in his bed with him. Of course ALL of his stuffed animals sleep on his bed and most days I wonder how he even has any room to sleep. We try not to loose anything because that is the first thing he will ask for at nap time. Right now his favorite things are his toy story little people, his magic wand, and his pirate ship stuff. Last week it was his tools and stickers and he had to have them in his book bag?? He also has to sleep in a "soft shirt." This tends to drive me insane but we always put PJ's back on for nap time too.

We usually eat lunch around 1130-12p and anytime after 1230p is nap time. I love that Wade still naps each day. Most days he naps for 2-2.5 hours. Sometimes he will play in his room for a little while before falling asleep. He wakes up full of energy and ready to play. We try to get outside at least once a day to run and play or ride bikes. He is doing great riding his big boy bike and we are so proud of him. We also try to read books and do his letters/numbers/shapes once a day. He loves reading and doing "school" stuff and he amazes me with how much he knows. He loves TV and gets to watch TV each day. On school days he hardly watches any and other days he probably watches 1-2 hours during the day and maybe a little before bed. He is such a little talker and pretty much talks non-stop when he is awake. He also has this amazing memory and I find myself asking him questions if I forget things (its horrible that my almost 3 year old helps me remember things.)

Wade has always been a great eater and still eats pretty good most days. Lately I can tell that he doesn't seem to be eating as much as he used to. He loves milk and water and that is pretty much all he drinks. He will drink apple/orange juice occasionally but usually its water or milk. He LOVES a "special treat" and usually ask for one multiple times a day. Special treats are anything from popsicles, ice cream, cookies or fruit snacks. We really limit his sugar intake but most days he does get a little something special-sometimes its just his gummy vitamins (which he loves!!!)

Wade goes to bed at night between 8-830p. He knows that at 830p it is "mommy/daddy" time and some nights he goes to sleep perfectly and some nights he cries for Josh. He loves his daddy so much and never wants him to leave his room. Josh reads him books and tells him a story every night before bed and Wade LOVES it. They have so much fun making up stories at night. Most nights he doesn't cry but he will just think of as many questions as possible and call out from his room. Or he will "need" things!! Sometimes we just sit downstairs and laugh listening to him.  We just love him so much and we can't wait to see how he is going to be as a big brother.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Picture Post

I have not been doing well with taking pictures lately. I wanted to post a few that I have taken over the past few weeks/months. Some of these are old but they are from my phone and I always forget to add them. They are pretty blurry but I guess that the best my poor phone can do!!

These are two old pictures but I wanted to make sure I added them for my blog book. This picture was taken in early December just a few days after Papaw died. We took Wade to Papaw's barber shop to get his hair cut. Mr. Wren has been cutting Papaw's hair for 30 years and it was so special to take Wade. It was pitiful because Mr. Wren was trying hard to keep it together. His poor hands were shaking and his eyes had tears in them. We were all doing well to get through that hair cut!

This picture was taken on Christmas Eve at the Christmas Eve service at church. Of course I had to take a picture of Wade's first time in big boy church. He did so good and we were so proud of him.

This was another December picture. I had a doctors appointment and Ashley was watching Wade for me. Of course he was fighting his nap for her so she let him watch tv in this chair. This is how I found him and Charlie when I got home. 

Here are Wade and a few of his playgroup friends. We are missing about half of our playgroup in this picture. We have playgroup once a week on Thursday's and it is so much fun. The kids have a great time but I think the mommy's have just as much fun getting out and catching up. I am so thankful that I have these girlfriends and that we are all going through this stage of life together.

Finally a recent picture... I took this one yesterday. When I was at my doctors appointment Josh met me and took Wade across the street to this cute park. It is a big spider type thing that you climb on and Wade had a blast. I love living in this area because there are so many great places like this for kids to play. He is so excited to go back again soon.

Baby Update

Well I went to the doctors yesterday for my 35 week appointment. Everything looked pretty good. She did not check me this week but WK is head down and it feels like she is low from feeling on my stomach. I measured 3 WEEKS ahead. She said no wonder I have been feeling so uncomfortable...I measured 38 weeks. I knew I was measuring big but I would have never guessed that big! So...I go back in a week and a half and I am having a u/s to see if she is huge or if I just have a ton of fluid. They will also check me and do my GBS test while I am there. My doctor says she is really hoping that she will just come on her own at 36/37 weeks (we do too.) She mentioned a C/S but she wants to wait and see what the u/s shows first. I haven't gained much weight since my last appointment so I am happy about that. I have gained close to 30lbs. Of course now that my pulled muscle is better we all have this lovely respiratory mess. Wade is much better and Josh just has a cough but today I have felt horrible. So now I want her to wait a week or so just to make sure we are germ free before she comes. Of course I have heard that Feb. is supposed to be a big month for the flu so we are going to have to be extra cautious with taking her places and we will be doing lots of hand washing around here.

Wade has been saying the funniest stuff lately. Of course I have a huge list (that one day I will blog about) but today he has been cracking me up. Actually last night Josh was coughing and I sent him to get some medicine and Wade says "I'll get it," and he runs into our room and brings back my big bottle of Tums. Bless his sweet heart he is so used to me taking my Tums all the time.

Today I was trying to explain to him that WK lives in water in my belly right now (not sure why I was having this conversation with my almost 3 yr old?) Anyways he was all worried about her and says "does she needs a life saver?" Oh he makes me laugh so much!!

His other new thing is to tell me "don't worry." Today he was riding his bike and I kept telling him to be careful and he tells me "don't worry mommy, I'm careful!" Sometimes he will say "don't worry, I'm not going to be careful," and then I tell him that is exactly why I worry.

On a not so cute note we are having a little problem with talking back. It is starting way too early for me. I am trying really hard to make sure I discipline him each time but I am so tired these days it makes it really hard. He has started saying "Fine!" or if we say its time to go he will sometimes say "No its not time to go," Oh how that makes me so mad. We had a long talk about it at bed time tonight. He is always so good at school/church. In public I have never had a issue with him but when we are home or at my parents house it is when I really notice it. I thought this wasn't supposed to start until his teenage years. Hoping that we can handle this quickly. Sometimes I think he is acting out because he knows things are about to change.

Hopefully we will get some last minute things done around here this weekend. I am hoping to get the rest of the baby stuff out of the attic and get all my pictures and video's uploaded and organized. We have got to get a hard drive to keep everything on. Hoping to get that checked off of our list.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I am pretty certain that all my pain was coming from a pulled muscle. I feel like a new person today. I can sit up and roll over without feeling like my stomach is being pulled apart. It is so much better and thankfully it only took about 5 days to feel better. They told me it could take anywhere from 7-10 days to get better.  I am so glad it didn't take that long.

Of course it has been one thing after the other around here so...today I woke up with Wade's cold. Wade was sick over the weekend and he has so graciously passed it to me. Its not a horrible cold but I think being almost 9 months pregnant makes it so much worse. However I will gladly take this cold over the pain I was having the past few days. We have been so healthy around here lately so I can't complain about a little cold at all. Wade still can't get over his cough but because of his asthma he keeps a cough for a week or two after his cold goes away.

I go back to the doctor tomorrow and I am hoping they will check me and possibly do another u/s soon. I can't wait to see how big she is measuring now. I have been having some contractions off and on but nothing regular. I want all these germs out of our house and then we will be all ready for WK to get here. I really want her to stay put for another week and a half and then she is welcome any time!! Hopefully we will get a date for an induction tomorrow...keeping my fingers crossed on that one.

Happy Happy Birthday to my mom today. She doesn't read this blog but I still wanted to wish her a great Birthday. We cooked out last night and then we all went out to eat with my aunt and cousins tonight. Thanks for all you do for us...we appreciate it!!

I have been horrible about picture taking this week but I am going to make sure I take a few pictures of my sweet boy this weekend. We are having a low key weekend at home and I am off all weekend and could not be happier. Josh is having a boys night Saturday night (they are going to the Duke game) so Wade and I are going to find something fun to do. Josh has been so helpful around here and he deserves a fun night off with the guys. He has taken such great care of Wade and myself and even let me sneak out of the house for a few girls nights too. I know they will have a great time at the game.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

34 Weeks and a L&D visit!

How Far Along: 34 weeks

Size of baby: 4.2-5.8 pounds and 17.2-18.7 inches

Gender: It's a girl....Westin Kate

Maternity Clothes: Yes

Weight Gain: 28lbs

Movement: Yes- she has been moving so much lately. When she moves my entire stomach moves now-it is like she is rolling all around in there!

Sleep: not so much these days

Symptoms: ACID REFLUX- I also feel like my stomach is out of room already. I try to eat just a little bit at a time because if I don't I am miserable. Tons of round ligament and back pain.

What I miss: not having a huge stomach; I forgot how hard it is to do easy things like bending over or putting my shoes on.

Cravings: None really-Bagels (this one is for Claire!!) and Doritos have been the only thing that really sound good lately

What I am looking forward to: Getting to meet our sweet girl. Getting to 36 weeks!!

To say this pregnancy has been easy would be like saying...I will be wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans home from the hospital. Now don't get me wrong I am very thankful to be pregnant but it has been a hard one for me. I am actually surprised that we have managed to stay out of  L&D until now. Here is a little timeline of this pregnancy.
  • morning sickness for 19 weeks
  • placenta previa at 18 weeks (thankfully that has resolved)-which meant no lifting over 15lbs
  • modified bed rest at 25 weeks-for cramping, preterm labor
  • too much fluid-polyhydramnious- sometime around 26-27 weeks (can't remember exactly when it was diagnosed)
  • dilated early at 29 weeks (only to 1cm though)
  • 34 weeks-first visit to L&D for cramping and horrible back and side pain
Yesterday I felt bad most of the day. Lots of cramping/round ligament pains and back pain. Well about 330p or so it started getting horrible where I could not even stand up straight. So I called the on call MD and she wanted to see me and monitor WK. So I had to call work and tell them I was leaving and we had to take Wade to mom and dads. Wake Med Cary was FANTASTIC and I can't even tell you how happy I am that we get to deliver there. Everyone was wonderful and we hardly had to wait for anything. They got my health history and got me hooked up to the monitor. WK was very active and looked great. I was having some contractions so they wanted me to rest and drink lots of water. They weren't huge contractions but enough that they were graphing. They were irregular so thankfully we did not have to stay overnight. I am now dilated to 2cm but she said my cervix still felt long. They sent me down for a u/s of my kidneys (bc of all the back pain) but they didn't see any kidney stones. So...they think it is one of two things. Either the baby is on a nerve and all my pain is causing my uterus to act up or I am starting to think it may be a torn or strained ligament because I am stretched out so far. She was feeling on my stomach and she couldn't believe how much fluid she was feeling. She could feel her head when she checked me so she is still head down! I hurt horribly on my left side and it radiates to my back at times. Today I had about one hour where I could actually stand up all the way and walk ok. I am going to call the office tomorrow and see if they need to see me. I don't know if there is anything they can do but I would just love to see a MD and see if there is a reason I am hurting so bad. On a positive note my husband really enjoyed our visit. He got to sit and have dinner while watching 4.5 hours of football!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Westin Kate's shower

Last night my sister and my good friend Courtney gave Westin Kate a wonderful shower. We had it at La Cocina a great little Mexican restaurant in Apex. They have a back room that they reserved and it was just perfect. We are so blessed to have such great friends and family who already love our little girl so much. It was such a fun shower/girls night and WK got so many great gifts. We are so thankful for everything everyone did. Thanks again to everyone who came, we appreciate it!

Her sweet monogram!!

My mom and her sweet friends!

 These girls are just wonderful; they are all so special to us!! It is so nice to have such
great girlfriends and I love that most of us have kids close in age. Two of these sweet girls just found out they are pregnant a few weeks ago and we are all so excited. WK and their babies will be around 5 months apart.

 I owe her a shower or two in the future!!

Wade was actually really excited about everything WK got. She got lots of diapers and we started stacking boxes on the attic steps so her closet wouldn't be so cluttered. Well my sweet boy wanted to help so bad so he was carrying stuff upstairs for us. I wasn't around but mom saw him fall and I heard it. It scared me to death. Somehow he missed a step coming down from the attic stairs (which are just wood) and he tumbled down a few steps. He hit his face and got a nice big scratch under his chin. He is sick too and it has just not been a great day for him. He was pitiful and I hate seeing him hurt. I NEVER give him medication but today he has gotten his inhaler, motrin and some benadryl. Needless to say he is napping well now. I wanted to get some motrin in him because I know he is going to have a headache. His nose is just pouring and he is coughing so much from all the drainage so I am hoping the benadryl will dry him up some and help him rest. I hate that he is sick but I hope we get all the germs away over the next few weeks before we have a little one around!! He has not even had a cold since early last summer so we have been so blessed he has stayed so healthy. We are also thankful that he didn't get hurt any worse when he fell.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Busy Busy...

We have had a pretty busy week so far. Wade went back to school Monday and he just loves it. He kept saying "I'm not ready to go yet!" I am SO happy with his preschool. I LOVE his teachers and everyone at Resurrection has been just wonderful to us. I went to the doctor Monday and everything looks good. I only measured one week ahead (surprisingly) and I am still just 1cm. So I go back in 2 weeks and after that I start going weekly. I can't believe we are getting so close!!

Its funny because I always thought Wade would go to Apex Baptist or Apex Methodist but after this year at RLP I would have had a hard time moving him. Apex Baptist didn't have a 2 yr old class and Apex Methodist was all full when I decided to send him to a 2 yr old class. I was so excited when we found RLP and realized they had one spot left in the 2yr old room.

So I had gone back and forth between sending him to RLP or ABC (where I grew up.) I know a lot of the teachers at ABC and I knew he would be in great hands there too. Yesterday at RLP was registration day for returning students. It was actually kind of stressful (I know that sounds crazy for preschool registration!) We all met in the multi purpose room and you put your name on a card and it was a lottery drawing. There were 2 classes for 3 year olds that both meet on M,W,F so the days were the same. Both classes were supposed to be good but I had heard GREAT things about the Frogs teachers-so that is the one we were hoping for. I decided if he got into that class we would keep him there for sure. Well I was the 30th name called and luckily there were still 10 or so spots left out of 14 so Wade will be a Frog next year. Even though I was number 30 most of the other mom's who were called before me were registering older kids for the 4/5 classes. I am so thankful that it worked out and so excited three of his friends from his class now will be in the Frogs class too! Who knew preschool would be such a big decision. Wade stayed with my Aunt yesterday so I could do registration alone. She has a in home daycare and it is so nice to have her around in cases like this. He has never stayed with her before but I knew he would have fun. He had a blast and of course didn't want to leave there either. Three of her kids were on vacation so she only had 4 kids (including Wade) so it worked out well. I think I am going to let him go back a couple of times when WK gets here!!

Today I am starting a new bible study at Wade's school. I don't know very much about it but it is for mom's of preschoolers and I am excited to meet some new mom's. I know the mom that is teaching it and she is really excited about the DVD/book we are doing. They provide free childcare which is great so I am hoping that Wade will have fun and do ok.

Tomorrow my sister and good friend, Courtney, are giving me a diapers and wipes shower. Its funny because with Wade I wanted the cute clothes and baby stuff and this time around I am SO excited to get diapers and wipes. We are doing it at a restaurant and making it a shower/girls night! Thanks guys for giving Westin Kate and I this shower!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Westin Kate's Room!!

We are almost done with the nursery. Its funny how different it is with the first and second baby. I am pretty sure with Wade we had his nursery done at 28 weeks (at the latest!) This time I am just happy that it will be all done before she gets here. Mom and I are putting up her wall decal (her name) today and after that the only thing we have left to do is the curtains. My good friend Jenna is making them for me but she can't make them until I go buy the fabric. So...that is on the list for this week. I changed her bedding completely last week because I found a great deal that I couldn't pass up.  Needless to say that has slowed down the curtain process. I had this cute fabric picked out but once I changed the bedding it was just too busy to use. (I am thankful I didn't buy the fabric yet.)

This is her new bedding. The previous bedding was cute but when I saw this at a little boutique I couldn't pass it up. (plus it was 75% off so it was cheaper than the first bedding) So I took everything else back...I am so thankful I saved all the packages and receipts!!

I still need another picture frame or a piggy bank for her dresser!!

This is a old little cradle that my mom had; she painted it and made a little bedding set for WK babies!!

This is probably one of my favorite things in her room (well this and her bow holder.) This is a old window from a house that my dad had. My mom sanded and painted it and put fabric in two of the windows and then I ordered her monogram for the middle. I love her little monogram!! 

I still need to organize her closet a little more but it is getting there. She has SO many clothes; I can't wait to dress her up. Her drawers are full too. Josh and I honestly have not bought too many outfits for her. We have lots of sweet family and friends who are excited about a little girl. 

This is another of my favorites that mom did...I really wish I would have gotten her crafty side. Westin Kate probably won't have a ton of hair (if she is anything like her brother) but she will always have on a big bow. We may just have to use her headbands for awhile.

Here is the view from her door looking in. Mom got the wall decal up today (it was a process) but it looks really cute. I am so happy with the way her room turned out. Now if I can just find material for curtains this week!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A New Look!

With Christmas/the Holidays over I thought our blog needed a new look. I LOVE pink and green; they have been my two favorite colors for years now. Its funny because I am so used to boy stuff and boy colors that getting ready for Westin Kate has been so different. I actually called her a "he" last night while talking to some girlfriends. I know she is a girl but I don't think it has really sunk in that we will be bringing a little girl home in a few weeks. I can't wait to post about her nursery but we still have one or two more things to do first. Here's a little hint...I used my two favorite colors. Her room is hot pink, lime green and white.

We have had a great week/weekend. Wade started back school this week and he had his first Pajama Day. Wednesday was his first day back and everyone wore their PJ's and brought in their favorite stuffed animal for a "teddy bear picnic!" ( I can't believe I forgot to take a picture) Wade brought in "Blackey" his black bear that we bought for him when we went to the mountains in October. He had a great day and he even told me "I'm not ready to go yet!" I think he was glad to get back to his routine. Thursday we headed to Wilson for a play date/ornament exchange with Claire and Erin and their little one's. We had a great time and it was so good to catch up with those girls. Friday was so nice outside so we met some friends at the park. Wade got in trouble (again) because he has started acting like he is going to bite when he gets mad? He bit his best buddy Chase one day last week and that is the first time he has ever done that. I am not sure why he has started this now but we are working hard to put a stop to it.

We have had a great weekend at home. Friday night Josh and rented a movie and we spent the entire day at home on Saturday. Friday we told Wade that "mommy and daddy were going to have a movie date," and he says "your going to leave my here by myself?" It was too cute! Wade has mastered riding his big boy bike this weekend and rode it all the way to the park yesterday (about a mile.) We are so proud of him and he is so proud of himself. He hasn't quite mastered the breaks yet but he is doing a great job riding. Last night I had a girls night in Mebane with some girls from ECU that I cheered with. We had a great time!! It has been so nice to be at home and to have the weekend off of work. We love to travel but it will be a nice month to stay home and "wait" for Westin Kate to get here. Tomorrow I go to the doctor for my 34 week appt. Its hard to believe that I will be 34 weeks this week. I have not felt very good this weekend and I have not been sleeping well at all. Last night I finally fell asleep close to 5am and slept until 830am. I did have a few contractions off and on last night but nothing regular yet. I want her to be healthy but I am SO ready for her to get here. I would love to have her in 2.5 weeks (wishful thinking I know!)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2011 Recap

Its hard to believe that it is already 2012. It makes me excited because next month we get to meet our sweet baby. For the most part we had a great year in 2011. I am so excited about 2012 and hope it is even a better year than 2011. I wanted to do a little recap of our year for our blog book.

  • Early spring 2011 we bought our new house and we just love it here
  • Wade turned 2 in April
  • Josh and I went to Jamaica for vacation in May
  • Started trying for baby number two after our trip and found out we were pregnant in June
  • Josh got promoted to President of his company
  • I started working from home
  • Found out in September were were having a girl!
  • Wade started his first year of preschool in September
  • Josh turned 30 in October and we rented a mountain cabin with great friends
  • Papaw got diagnosed with cancer in November and passed away in December
I am sure I am forgetting some things but overall we were so blessed this year. I wish that I didn't have to add the last one about Papaw. We still miss him so much. Here are some pictures from this past week. We have been so spoiled having Josh home all week and we are going to miss him terribly tomorrow. Wade starts school Wednesday and he is excited to go back and see his teachers and friends. The other night Josh was outside cleaning up the leaves in the back yard and he called me out to come see Wade. Wade always wants to help daddy and he was so excited to use the blower for the first time!!

This has been a week of Daddy and Wade time. Wads has been SO happy that Josh has been home all week. Here they are having a "party" in the garage. Wade LOVED this and would cry at night when they had to come in!!

Wade and Josh "doing" Wade's first puzzle

This is where I found Wade last night after his bath. He is still not happy about having a new sister. He still wants her to live in Greenville and he said he will "push her down." Oh we are going to have our hands full unless he just loves her when he sees her. I am really hoping for a change of heart about his new sister.

Here is our girls "New Year's" picture. I was horrible about taking pictures last night. Hopefully our friends got a few good one's too. We had such a fun time celebrating with our great friends. Happy New Year!!

Christmas Day-part 2

We headed to Winston around nap time on Christmas Day but we had one little boy who was way too excited to sleep in the car. He was so happy to go to Nana and Poppy's house. We all had a great Christmas Day dinner together and then everyone opened presents. All the kids were so tired but they had so much fun. We didn't buy presents for Josh's brother and Kendal this year. Instead we all went out to a nice lunch (without the kids!) the day after Christmas. It was so fun getting to do that.

We stayed in Winston for 2 nights and had a great time. Wade got lots of attention and Josh and I got to get out and shop some!! Wade did not want to come home this year. We came home on Tuesday so Josh could have a few days at home before going back to work. We worked hard Tuesday night and got everything put away and cleaned up. I love Christmas decorations but I was so happy to get them back in the attic this year. We are so thankful for all the wonderful gifts. I am also so thankful that no one has been sick. It was so nice that everyone was healthy for the Holidays.

I wish I would have taken more pictures in Winston. Of course every time I would get my camera out one of these little one's would run away. I just love these of the 4 cousins. The boys are getting so big it is hard to see Wade and Peyton. They all had so much fun together.

Christmas Day-part 1

Finally I am getting around to our Christmas post, we have been so buys getting ready for Westin Kate it has taken me longer to get these posts up! Warning I took way too many pictures!!

Christmas morning I woke up at 745am and had to wait for the boys to get up. Wade and Josh did not wake up until 830am. Wade came downstairs and was so excited that Santa came. He had so much fun looking at all his presents and opening the one's from Josh and I. My parents came over after we got done opening gifts and we all had breakfast. Wade was so excited to show them what Santa brought.