Friday, May 29, 2009

Latest OB Appt.

On Wednesday, I had my 36 week check-up and found out that I am 1 cm dilated and 25% effaced. Woo hoo...hey it's something! I'm not ready to go into labor yet but I'm trying to beat my OB who is due June 18th (9 days before me). I'm sure she will win but I'm keeping my fingers crossed anyways! Other than that, all is well. Baby looks good and I'm just suffering from the typical pregnancy stuff: being tired all the time, horrible heartburn, and occasionally grouchy (so John says...hehe).

Beginning of Nursery Decor

We are so excited that one of Mandy and Josh's neighbors agreed to paint a flower "mural" on two of the four nursery walls. He did an outstanding job and it's just what we wanted!! We still need to hang letters of her name above the crib and add a few more things but I just had to post a few pics of the beautiful flowers! All I've got to say is.........hope she's a girl!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Lovin' the Weather!

Today, Mandy and I took our kids and met up at a local park, well, actually two. The first one was a spray park by Fishers High School but the spray part was closed off. Since the playground didn't have slides or swings, and Chad and Avrey couldn't really do anything, we moved on. The next park was much better although I only was able to take one picture. With a 4 year old, 19 month old, and almost 2 year old; everyone split in three different directions. Of course Chad would have been happy just swinging the whole time but Mommy's arms get tired of pushing! We ate lunch at the picnic tables there and then went to Ritter's for some custard. I think Chad was sound asleep in his carseat before we even left the parking lot, woo hoo!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Icecream with Sprinkles...Chad's Favorite

Monday, May 18, 2009


Chad LOVES bathtime!! But he loves bubbles even more! Whether we're playing with them outside or he's taking a bubble bath, he goes around saying bubbles constantly.
What's with the serious face? Hope he's not making a few bubbles of his own?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"Big Boy" Bed

Here is Chad taking a nap in his boat bed. Since about January, he learned how to climb out of his crib and every morning he would wake up, walk down the hall to John and I's room, with a blankie in each hand and his paci in his mouth. By the end of March, the room was all painted and safety rails were installed on each side of the bed so Chad has been sleeping there ever since. The transition to a big boy bed went much smoother than I ever thought it was going to. Hope that's the case with adjusting to a new baby sister and potty training:)

For those wondering...he doesn't always sleep in shoes. My philosophy, why wake a kid just to take them off?

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Baby Shower

On Saturday, my Mom and Mandy threw me a beautiful baby shower. They did such a great job of putting everything together and making it extra special. Thank you so much for everyone who was able to make it and for all the wonderful, much appreciated gifts! I am truly blessed to have such an amazing group of family and friends!! I want to especially thank my Aunt Tina and cousin Amy for traveling from Cincinnati, Ohio to be there.

Very pretty diaper cake thanks to Mandy
Me at 32 weeks (how much bigger is that belly going to get over the next 8 weeks?)

My cousin Amy, Aunt Tina, my Mom, and me
What a gorgeous group of women!! Haha

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Jacob's 4th Birthday

On Tuesday, Chad and I went to the Gehring's to celebrate my nephew Jacob's 4th birthday. He had already celebrated his birthday with his friends over the weekend so it was just a family thing. The three cousins had a blast playing with a rubbery, bean filled lizard and big bouncy balls.

I can't believe Jacob is already 4. I still remember the day he was born. It was just two months before John and I got married and I had to drive to Cincinnati, OH for what was suppose to be my final fitting for my wedding dress. I was already on my way there when I heard the news of Mandy going to the hospital, so of course being the first nephew/grandbaby, I hurried up, tried on my dress and sped home to await the arrival. I had only waited in the hospital for a few minutes when we were all told, "it's a healthy baby boy!" As ecstatic as I was to be there right after delivery, my wedding dress ended up not fitting and turned out to be a big fiasco. Oh well, it all worked out and I wouldn't have missed that moment for anything! We're so proud of you Jacob!! What an amazing kid you've already turned out to be!!

Not quite sure of the cupcake at first
Yummm...pretty tasty

Still devouring the cupcake while Jacob begins to open his presents

Fun with the silly rubbery lizard
Sweet little Avrey. Too bad she's always getting bullied around by two crazy boys.

More lizard fun (guess we know what he'll be getting for his birthday)

Great gift Me Me and PaPaw!! Did you buy a helmet too?
If only adults could keep ourselves entertained so easily

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Florida Trip

After battling leukemia and several infections since Christmas time, John's Grandpa Myron passed away on April 16th. John, Chad, and I flew down to Englewood, Florida last Thursday to join the rest of his family for the funeral. Despite the circumstances, the trip went well. We had great weather but could only enjoy the beach for a few hours one day. We have always loved Florida and hot weather, so it's always difficult coming back to Indy to a week of rain.

Before leaving for the funeral (don't ya think the blue paci goes very well with the attire?)

Chad and I had to wait outside for the funeral service to end since he was being a little loud

Always taking time to stop and smell the pretty flowers

Me in my make-shift bathing suit. A bit embarassing but thought I should include it.He's the only one who didn't get burnt! Thank goodness!

Love this innocent look...but couldn't get the picture to turn around

Daddy and Chad feeding the very hungry turtles off of John's Grandpa's dock

Look at the turtle in the middle. What a hoss!! What nerds....matching stripes!!
Newest favorite thing BUBBLES!!!

Daddy thought a small motorized bubble-shooter gun would be a great toy!! It was, until Chad spilled bubbles all over the place and then wiped it all in his eye.

Another great idea.......squirt guns! (notice his right eye is all puffy and red from the bubbles that had to be rinsed out while he screamed)

From left to right: John's Aunt Lorrayne, Uncle Gary, Grandma Mary Long, his Dad, and Mom
This boy can't get enough to eat! He picked every black bean off John's mexican dish and stuffed it in his mouth.
Waiting for the plane to take off for Indy (look at those tired eyes)
Slept on my lap the whole way home. A little uncomfortable for me but it made the flight much more peaceful.

A day of traveling really wears a kid out!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Dandelions and Pine Cones

As you may already be aware of, Chad LOVES to be outside. Whether we are taking a trip to the park or just walking down the sidewalk, he is in heaven. Now that spring is here, he wants to look and smell all the flowers and dandelions wherever he goes. In these pics, Chad got a little carried away with smelling and ended up with a yellow nose, face, cheeks. He also enjoys finding pine cones tucked behind the huge pine tree in our front yard. He had a blast "counting" them and taking them in and out of the empty flower pots on the porch.

Not sure what he's holding, maybe trying to eat a rock?