Sunday, February 27, 2011

Here we go again.

We went to a beautiful wedding for Melissa and Billy this weekend. CONGRATS!
Mia LOVED the "princess" and the sparkles on her dress ;)

She danced the night away!
Showin' up her dad's moves!

And making her mama and papa so, very proud!
THEN, Then.....we wake up in the middle of the night and spend 3 hours in the ER because Mia was having troubles breathing.....after bloodwork and a chest x-ray, she has pneumonia, AGAIN.
We. Can't. Win.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pure Joy.

She's a perfect mix of both of us. Sometimes she favors her daddy's looks, other times, she a spitting image of her mama :)
Love, love, love.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Although it was still a bit chilly yesterday, it was so heartwarming watching all of our kids play together. The love that my parents have instilled in us is definitely carrying on to our children. They love each other so much, and days like yesterday make me so thankful for my parents and sister and brother...and the crazy, close-ness we've got. I think we're one of a kind ;)
The looks on their faces, well, it just says it all....

I can't wait until summertime when these 3 fish can swim together at mimi and papaw's :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Time flies....

when you're having a smooth, happy, healthy pregnancy! :) (sorry Haley!)
The ever growing baby bump #3 at 20 weeks! (Feel free to cue Bon Jovi's Livin' on a prayer)

I'm amazed every day. This sweet little baby growing inside of me....kicking, rolling, dancing, swimming. He's the first thing I feel when I wake up and the last thing I feel when I go to sleep. I sure hope he calms down once he arrives, or I may be in trouble! :)
Pregnancy is going great! I've been a little bit of a bad eater. I'm a bottomless pit right now. I think I think about food more than I think about anything. I've put on 10 lbs so far. I started at 130 and weighed 140 this morning. Only 1 lb is baby, oops! :) I started at 142 with Mia and only gained 23 lbs. My goal is to not gain over 30.....we shall see!? I guess the numbers really don't matter, I'm growing a healthy baby and that's really all I care about, truly.
I have just a little over a month before my spring break--and do I have some MAJOR plans!
1. Potty training Mia. I think she's more than ready, but waiting for a good week to hang out at the house in some big girl undies.
2. Painting Mia's room. She's graduating to a more "big girl" style. I'm thinking a light purple or a yellow (since that seems to be the only color she knows) or maybe both? :)
3. Getting baby #3's room ready. Taking the bed and dresser out. Moving the changing table and crib (maybe). No painting in his room, it's already a pretty yellow color and that will be good--especially when we give him a big boy "purdue room" :)
4. Testing out Mia in a toddler bed. I'm going to attempt for a couple of nights and see how things go. She has no desire to climb out of her crib, so if the toddler bed doesn't work, then she's staying in her crib and we will put the pack and play in place of the crib for now!
5. Spending some quality time with my Mia. I hate leaving her everyday to go to work. She fills my life with love and she holds a very special spot in my heart!
So it will be a busy week of painting, moving beds and furniture, lots of trips to the potty, and lots of loving on my Mia! I CANNOT wait!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

John Mayer - Heart of Life (Acoustic)

Good song.
Love turns the whole thing around.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

The ONLY time Mia will be seen in red and white ;)

Will you be my Valentine??
She's my valentine ;) and so is her daddy, too.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

No fun

My baby, well she's actually becoming mommy's big girl, is sick. And it is No. Fun. It first started back in January, had a head cold for two weeks. It got better the week we got snowed in and we were home for a few days. Then it came right back, worse than before. After Mia spiked a fever at Nina and Poppy's, I decided we had better get her in to see Dr. Reyes to see what was going on. (I'm thinking, they're just going to tell me it's a viral cold and to do the normal routine we had done before.)
We got in the Dr. that very next morning. To my surpise, she looks up at me and says......yikes, Mia has pneumonia! I was SHOCKED! And to top it off, she has a double ear infection, too! UGH! Talk about feeling like mother of the year!
Thank goodness I stuck with my intuition and took her in to see the Dr. I didn't want to be one of those parents who takes her kid to the Dr. with every sniffle, but I just had a feeling this time around.
Needless to say, I've been a nervous wreck every night I put her down. I can't even tell you how many times I go in at night to check on her when she's coughing or crying in a pitiful cry..."moooooooooooooooommmmy" Hopefully when we got back to the Dr. next week her lungs will be clear and her ear infections will be getting better!
She's been a trooper and take her medicine like a champ.
Love you my baby girl!

This happens to be one of my favorites....she's totally looking like her mama here. Those big blue eyes and that sweet innocent face ;)
Can't wait till she's back to 100% and cheesin it up for me. Although, I'll take her clingy-ness to me for nowbecause I'm sure she'll be back to running and doing everything on her own!
Love you my sweet little gal!

Friday, February 4, 2011


This, my friends, is a BEAUTIFUL umbilical cord placement directly in the center of the placenta!!! That was first and foremost for the ultrasound. Once I saw this, I could breathe a little easier.

Here is our little BOY waving hello! :)
Nice side profile
Sucking his thumb.
I am so relieved that we had an amazing ultrasound. No findings to worry us at all. We have a healthy little boy coming late June/early July I presume! Actual due date is 7/7/11, but chances of delivering on that day, well, is pretty slim to none!
Time to dig out some of the boy clothes we have leftover and do a little shopping :)
Thanks for all of the happy thoughts and prayers. We feel so blessed to have another little boy to add to our family!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Celebrating, Connor James. 3/28/08

A day that has forever changed me. My heart still hurts, my anger is still there. My love for my son will never fade.

But this year, we are here to celebrate the lives of all of the precious babies who have left their parents all too soon.

Come out and celebrate your child's life on March 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

(details below)

Here is what we are doing to celebrate our little man's birthday this year. And we would like to invite all grieving parents out for a community balloon release to remember their babies as well.

Here is the information:

Too many babies are lost each year. Too many babies go forgotten. Too many parents are left with an empty heart and a life full of grief.

Jeremy and I are organizing a community wide balloon release for ALL parents who have lost a child. A miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, disease, trauma, accident, etc. A child should never leave this earth causing pain for his/her parents. We want to make a day for all parents to come tog...ether and remember their precious babies/children. Each parent that sends us the name and date of loss of the child (if it was a miscarriage, just the date-unless you have named the loss) and you will receive a balloon to release in honor of your loved one. There will be no charge.

We wanted to do something special again to remember our son, Connor James. His short time with us has affected us forever. Grieving is such a long and hard process to go through alone. Meeting people who have gone through something simliar has helped us in grieving Connor's death. By having a day for all of us grieving parents to come together may open up the opportunity for someone else to meet another set of parents who share a smiliar situation.

Feel free to invite any family members or friends out to the event to help you celebrate the life of your child. Support from family and friends will help you on this day.

Hoping to share this special day with other parents. Thank you in advance for those who are willing to participate!

If you would like a balloon to release in memory of you child, please leave me a comment or send me an email to:

Please have your child's name, birthday and name of the parents submitted to me by March 15, 2011 so that we can have an accurate balloon count.