Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Eve

We spent Christmas Eve with Chris' family this year.  Since we live out of town now, we stayed the night.  It was so much fun spending the day with them.  I got to help prepare dinner for that night, although my Mother-in-law did most of it.  I helped where I could ;)  We also had a visit from Santa!  The kids had a blast!  Here are a few photos from that night.  I'll post Christmas day later.
Christmas Eve breakfast

Mark with Santa Claus

the kids telling Santa bye

opening presents

Tag Junior from Big Daddy and Mimzy!  He loves this gift.

He was excited about his pillow pet too!

Our family on Christmas Eve :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

36 weeks

I had my 36 week check-up today, and got some fun news :)  I am dilated to 2 cm already, and I'm 70% effaced!  I have also gained 3 more lbs since my last visit; total of 28 lbs gained.  My blood pressure was great and so were my measurements.  She is also head down!  I am so ready to meet my little girl.  I want to put a face to this little wiggle worm in my belly!

I'll post some recent belly pics soon and post about Christmas.  I have a few days off work for the New Year, so hopefully I can get around to updating the blog.

Hope everyone is having a good week :)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

35 weeks

I can hardly believe that I'm 35 weeks pregnant.  I feel like it was yesterday that I found out we were having another little one.  I'll never forget that day...shocked doesn't begin to describe how I felt!  Now in just a short few weeks I'll be holding and loving on my precious new daughter.  I can't wait!  I can't wait to see how gorgeous she will be and if she will look more like me or her Daddy.  I know she will be a wonderful addition to our little family :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours and many blessings for a wonderful New Year!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas at Maw-Maw's

We had Barnes' family Christmas last night at my Maw-Maw's house.  We had so much fun visiting with each other and laughing.  I enjoyed watching the kids play with each other and watch Mark interact with his girl cousins.  I know it will be even more precious to watch him with his little sister.  He's so loving and caring when it comes to babies!  I sure wish Paw-Paw was still with us to see all the little ones in our family now.  I miss him so much, but I know he was there with us last night.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

34 weeks...

and feeling HUGE!  I had another check-up today and have now gained 24 lbs.  I gained 2 lbs since my last visit.  My blood pressure was a little higher than usual, but nothing too alarming for the nurse or doctor.  It was still close to textbook, so I guess that's good.  I'm still working and feeling pretty good.  My back has started to hurt more quickly since my belly is now huge, but I'm hanging in there.
I haven't taken a belly shot this week yet, but I'll post it later this weekend.

In other news, Mark is headed into the terrible 3's.  Did anyone else ever hear of that??  I know terrible 2's, but 3's?!  Geez...He's being more and more stubborn and opinionated.  He's a sweet boy, but sometimes he is so foul.  It's similar to being bi-polar in a way.  You never know which one you are going to get and it can change at anytime!  I'm hoping this stage passes quickly.  I keep telling myself it's just a stage, and he's trying to figure out how to further express himself about his feelings.  I also know he learns a lot of this behavior from the kids in his class.  I hope I can quickly change his behavior....Please someone tell me the 4's are much easier.  I need something to look forward to ;)

Friday, December 10, 2010

33 weeks!

I can't believe that I'm already 33 weeks!  Time is flying by and I can barely keep up.  Work has been insane on top of trying to keep up with an energetic, wild little boy ;)  Auburn's success=huge business for us and right now people are loving some Auburn!  Who can blame them, right?!  Anyway I have been feeling drained by the end of the day, but really great considering how much I'm on my feet all day.  I have great luck, and I'm so grateful my body really was made to have babies!

My check-up this week was right on target.  My blood pressure was great, and I gained 4 lbs since my last visit. I have now gained a total of 22 lbs.  I gained 30 with Mark and will probably gain about the same or more with this pregnancy.  Alyssah's heartbeat was 127.  I go back to the doc on the 16th and then I start every week check-ups.

I am getting ready to meet my sweet baby girl!  Here is my belly shot for the week. I'm a few behind...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Our little family

My big boy!

sweet cousins