Friday, January 28, 2011

Meeting Cousin Rosey!

My sister Sabra has been living in Alaska with her Air Force husband for the past 3 years.  And they have been transferred to Louisiana which is much closer to us and I'm glad!  Sabra had her first baby named Rosey in October and this was our first time to meet her.  Here are some pictures of our time together at Papa and Granny's house.

Bein silly for the camera!

 Of course Kay chased Weezer around all weekend... there was no safe hiding place for poor Weezer.

 Practicing her music...banging melodies.

Granny #2 taking Kay to see the horses.

We had a good week, but were glad to get back to Daddy!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pregnancy Update Week 22

I went in for my 22 week checkup and all was well!  For those of you who don't know...
It's a GIRL!  At our 18 week ultrasound I was totally expecting to see a baby boy... and was very shocked to find a girl.  I cried through the whole ultrasound because I was so happy and surprised! 

For the name...... Jane Abigail.
I love the name means "God is gracious."  I can only pray that she will experience God's grace in her life and that she will come to know Jesus Christ as her redeemer and savior. 

For some pregnancy updates:

This has been a great pregnancy so far and I am feeling pretty good. 
Size of Jane: A little over 1 lb and almost 12 inches from head to toe.
Baby's Heart Rate: 150 beats per minute.
Pregnancy Cravings: Not really many... except an occasional Cinnabon Cinnamon roll. (guilty!)

I am much bigger this go round, seeing as I was just starting to show at 22 weeks with Kay.  It's not a bad thing at all though and I enjoy feeling pregnant.

She is very very active and I feel like she is moving constantly, which I love of course! 
Joey has felt her move several times as well : )

Kay doesn't really understand that she is gonna have a baby sister... although she enjoys lifting up my shirt to see my protruding belly button... and then finds hers haha!

All in all, I am thrilled to be having another girl and I know Kay and Jane will be the best of friends.  Until next time... I will be working to keep this sweet girl out of trouble : )

Caught red handed! She really really likes goldfish crackers......

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Spaghetti Angel

This is what transpired tonight during dinner.....

How does a 1 yr old eat spaghetti you ask??

With her hands!

How could I picture my life without the spaghetti messes??

Friday, January 7, 2011

A Little Girl Follows Me

A careful woman I ought to be;
A little girl follows me.
I do not dare to go astray
For fear she'll go the self same way.
I cannot once escape her eyes;
What're she see me do, she tries.
Like me, she says, she's going to be,
The little girl who follows me.
She thinks that I am good and fine,
Believes in every word of mine;
The bad in me she must not see,
The little girl who follows me.
I must remember as I go,
Through summer's sun and winter's snow;
I am building for the years to be,
For a little girl follows me.

-Author Unknown

I am at the point where my little girl mimics everything I do, so this poem really touched my heart!  My prayer is that she will learn to love Jesus by my example. 

Monday, January 3, 2011

Kay's First Birthday!

Kay is finally 1 yr old and I can't believe how fast this year has flown by!  Here are some pictures from her birthday party at Joey's Nana's house.  We were joined by lots of family and had Nana's famous chicken and dumplings for lunch, followed by some yummy birthday cupcakes!  I put puppy dogs on her cupcakes because she LOVES dogs! Is completely crazy about them : )

 It was a very cute party and Kay pigged out on her cupcake!  It was hilarious and had everyone laughing! 

Kay is almost walking and loves to hold on to our hands and walk.  Pretty soon I will be chasing around a toddler!  She is pretty vocal and says a few words: mama, dada, up, "tock" (for tick tock), dog.  She can sign monkey, elephant, please, wags her hand for dog, also can pant like a dog : ), and recognizes some animals and can point them out.

Some of her favorite things to do are: reading and she definitely has her favorite books, playing hide and seek and chase, taking things out of boxes and putting them back in, taking her bath, and copying anything mommy is doing!  She is so joyful and you can't help but smile when you are around her.  She is my little rejoicer, just like the meaning of her name which means "Rejoice."  I love you Kay!