Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Caught Snoozin

Sometimes you're too tired to even eat lunch....

Friday, September 19, 2008

Baby Boy Update- 29 weeks

In a continued effort not to overshadow the coming baby, I thought it might be time for another update. (I have 2 good friends, a brother & father who all stress it's very important to not forget about the 2nd child!) Not that much is going on with him, we're just both getting bigger & bigger! I've decided that 6 months is plenty long for pregnancy. At this point I'm already uncomfortable, can't always sleep, and know I still have 11 weeks of weight gain ahead of me! But yes, yes - I know baby boy is not ready to come out & play yet, and so I take daily comfort in knowing "My flesh & my heart may fail, but GOD is the strength of my heart & my portion forever." (Pslam 73:26)

I had a Dr visit yesterday to check on the little fellow, and all continues to be well. His heartbeat was good & strong, and he was certainly bouncing around enough. According to, he is now the weight of a butternut squash, which is about 2 1/2 pounds, and over 15 inches long, head to heel. In this 29th week "his muscles and lungs are continuing to mature, and his head is growing bigger to make room for his developing brain". So I guess he may look a little like an upside-down butternut squash with that big head!

While Georgia still doesn't understand what's going to happen in a few months, we've spent some time "talking" about babies lately and "baby" seems to be her favorite new word. And today while we were out she insisted on getting this sweet blue hippo for her baby brother! Since it was SO cute (& 1/2 off!) I agreed. Now, hopefully she'll remember to share it once baby brother is here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Full Morning

Georgia has recently dropped her morning nap, a traumatic experience for any mom. It works well for her as she now takes a great 2.5-3 hour nap in the afternoon, but now I must find plenty of activities to keep us going all morning. The hardest days are those we stick around the house and I have to find stuff to keep her busy here. Today we tried a new craft- fingerpainting! The weather has been very mellow and nice so we went outside to make our mess...
Georgia creates art!

Is this fingerpaint, or facepaint?

Yuck- you didn't tell me it would get all over me!

A nice bubble bath is perfect after painting!

Truth be told, she didn't really care for all that paint on her fingers, and was done and more than willing to clean up after just a few minutes. So much for painting the morning away! And this is how I found her after cleaning up her bath... (If you can't read the computer screen, it's on an ad for a Baby Sale at Old Navy!)

Forget painting, I'd rather be online shopping!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Summer's End

The summer has flown by, and while we'll keep the summer weather here in AL for a few more months, the season is closed. School is back in full swing, which for us just means the grocery store is once again just mommas and babies on weekday mornings. We spent our last weekend at the lake, and could feel the temperature changing in the water, and in the air during our sunset boat ride. Thanks again to the Brooms (& Dukes!) for their hospitality and to the DeV's for a great time!
Rollins & Georgia love the lake!
Daddy takes Georgia for a ride on the jet ski!

Georgia & Mommy float on the lake

Rollins & Georgia are good kick-kickers!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Labor Day Weekend '08

We headed down to Tampa for Labor Day weekend with Matt & Sandy and had a fun-filled time: mariachi dancers, college football, jamming with John, late-night swims & lunch at the beach...
Friday night we all went to dinner at the Columbia, one of the oldest restraunts in Tampa with authentic Spanish food and a show of mariachi dancers- those ladies can really kick up their heels! Saturday we celebrated the first full day of college football.
Georgia's ready for some football!
Saturday night we took the (unborn) babies to their first concert- John Mayer totally rocked and gave us a really great show. I know our Baby Boy likes John as much as his daddy does b/c he was really bouncing in my belly to the music! One Republic opened and was also really awesome. We had fantastic seats about 9 rows from center-stage, so we could see John's every facial movement!
John Mayer rocks out!
(Yes, that's him- the new haircut caught me offguard too!)
Sandy & I & John (- he's in the bright spot behind the blonde lady)
One Republic opened the show with a great performance.
Sunday we joined my parents at church, then the guys helped my brother Wes finish up the deck him & dad have been putting in at his house. That night we went Italian at Bella's, which my family always remembers as one of the first places we ate when we moved to Tampa in '95- it was still yummy!
By Monday Gustav had moved north and it finally stopped raining in Tampa- just in time for us to make a quick run to Clearwater beach for lunch at Frenchy's. Afterward we let Georgia play in the ocean- her favorite part! We had to literally drag her out of the water to go home. Such a water-baby!

Than it was back home to Bham- a very LONG flight for us and those sitting around us! I'll spare you the details, but it included lots of squirming (Georgia), screaming (Georgia & Larry-internally), Twizzlers (all 3 of us), and pee (on me!)...