Sunday, December 28, 2008
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 8:09 PM
christmas morning we woke trace up and let him see that santa had come. it was so fun to see his excitement over everything, even the little things in his stocking... like a blue's clues toothbrush! that kept him happy for at least an hour! we basically got him 3 gifts, since that's what the wisemen took baby jesus. he got a tonka cars set with 3 cars/tracks that he loved. he also got lots of new books to read. and i think his favorite was his horsie and cowboy hat. the horsie on the stick is almost as big as him, but he loved it! i got a new camera, woo hoo! i love it. i've already taken a ton of pics, imagine that! and i got some new fleece pj pants and a gc for a pedicure (which i used on friday!) nate got some new clothes, a gc for a massage, boxers, socks, all the typical stuff! we then went to bitsy and poppi's house for presents and brunch. it was a lot of fun, and we got to see granny, nana and papaw as well. and again, trace got tons of gifts! several toy dinosaurs (or saur saurs as trace calls them,) new cars pjs, a hermie dvd, a harmonica, clothes, a diego pillow book, and other toys i'm sure i'm forgetting. let's just say our house looks like a toy store now! nate got new cologne and the dark knight on blu ray. i got a new scrapbook for lucas, an adorable scrapbook of trace that mom has been secretly working on, and a beautiful handmade flannel christmas quilt from mom. i love it!! we ate so much after opening all the gifts that i thought i would bust!
since we already made our christmas trip to huntsville to see mamaw and pawpaw last weekend, we were able to come back home and REST on christmas day. how fun! i really used the past 3 days to get some much needed rest. i think i took a nap every day. it was wonderful! and yes, we did a little shopping friday, and of course some cleaning and cooking here and there, but it was so nice to chill out some. i took trace to walmart saturday and nate took down ALL the christmas decorations. seriously, i didn't do anything except pack up the wrapping paper and stuff. what a great hubby! i did however have to go thru several tubs of baby clothes and sort them out. that was exhausting but it really needed to be done, and soon! lucas will be here before we know it!
ok, i realize this has been a long blog... i'll wrap up by saying i hope you and your family had a great christmas as well, and truly were able to relax and remember the real meaning of the season.
so here are a few pics from our christmas fun... hope you enjoy.
trace and his blue's clues toothbrush from his stocking
sitting in all the mess!
Merry Christmas 2008
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 5:14 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
LOOKING FOR SANTA (my fav pic!)
who thinks meme will need a bigger door next year? how are 6 babies gonna fit for this pose?
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 2:36 PM
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
so i went to the dr for my 32 week check-up. my blood pressure was a little high (i can't rememeber what it was though, i get it mixed up with the fetal heart tones. baby brain i guess!) but dr adcock wasn't too concerned. he just said to try and get some rest. HA. that's a joke, right? and i am still measuring a little bit ahead, but again, not too concerned. so overall i got a good report and will go back in 2 weeks for another quick check-up. 2 weeks from then will be the first of a few lovely checks to see if i'm making any progress. hmmmmm. we shall wait and see!
a side note: please pray for meme's stepmom beverly. she is in the icu in huntsville and probably will not make it too much longer. terri is up there now with her daddy. please pray for god to be merciful, and for his peace to cover terri, her brother alan, their daddy, and also for bev to be comfortable. what a hard thing to go thru around christmas, but we are trying to trust god's plan right now. thanks for praying with us and for us.
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 7:41 AM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 6:38 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Well it seems these pregnancy hormones are catching up with me... I have just been very emotional the past few days. (It's bad enough when other people notice, but the fact that I admit it strait up lets you know, it's been rough!!) I don't think these dreary, rainy days have helped much. Now SNOW on the other hand would make me happy, but I doubt our area will see much, and I'm sure it won't stick if we get any. Oh well... we can always hope!
Nothing really new with us, just staying busy and watching my babies grow so fast (Yes, I mean Trace AND Lucas!) My belly just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Hopefully I can make my clothes stretch a little more and they will fit til I deliver this boy :-) Not too much longer and we will meet our little man! I can't WAIT! And Trace is also growing and just becoming so smart. He talks non-stop, and even though sometimes we can't understand him, more and more things are making sense. And the boy LOVES to sing, I think he is gonna be just like his Daddy in so many ways! He loves singing Jesus Loves Me, but knows the chorus best. Some other favs are Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, If You're Happy and You Know It (his fav verse is "Say AMEN!" and he throws his arm in the air and yells "Ah-MENNNN!" It's soooo ADORABLE!!!!!!) OH, and he knows his ABC's! He can't say all of them, but he def knows the song. Actually, I think he really does say all of them, b/c if you start him out, then stop, he'll pick up where you left off. I love to hear him rush thru HIJKLMNOP. It's so funny. And if you say W, X, he shouts Y AND Z! I'm telling you, he amazes me! He can also count to 10. The best part is I know he picks most of these things up from Caden and Kenley. We work with him and sing, count, etc, but when he burst out singing Twinkle Twinkle while eating dinner the other night, Nate and I both were like "We didn't teach him that!"
He keeps me laughing, even if I am laughing through the tears these days! ;-) I love Trace so much and find myself at a loss for words when praying and thanking God for my sweet sweet baby boy!
We have a few Christmas things this weekend... Saturday night is Nate's work Christmas Party. Bitsy and Poppi are watching Trace for us so we can party the night away. HA! I am looking forward to getting all dressed up (well as dressed up as this Lil Mama gets these days!) and eating some good food and hanging out with our good friends Mandy and Bobby. I doubt I'll get out on the dance floor or be too wild and crazy, I'm just hoping to stay awake thru it all! LoL. Then Sunday we have our Christmas Program at church at 9 & 11 AM, which always proves to be a great performance. The kids choir will sing and I always love to watch them. Hard to believe the boys will probably be up there next year! WOW!
I'll try and remember to take a few pics before we go to Nate's party and post them this weekend! Hope you all are having a Merry Christmas Season! Stay safe and Warm, maybe we'll see some snow later on today!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 8:34 AM
Monday, December 8, 2008
so lucas is on the move... sometimes i wonder if he is trying to break out of my belly!! when i lay on my back he goes nuts! i took this video a couple weeks ago but was having trouble loading it. i know it's a wierd angle, but obviously i did what i could! i was just laying in bed and thought it would be a cute little video to help me remember these days of pregnancy. hopefully you can get past my heavy breathing and horrible nararation, and see lucas moving around like crazy! only 8 more weeks of this, time is flying by!
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 8:06 AM
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
ok... does anyone have the kids book "goodnight moon?" well it is one of our favs at the house, we read it at least 5 times a week if not more. trace loves it, and flips the pages faster than we can try and spit out the words! well when we went for our 30 week doctor visit today, nate was reading a parenting magazine and came across this HILARIOUS version of the book. it's probably funny to any mom/parent, but we found it especially funny since we have memorized that book from reading it so much!
OH, before i share the revised version, does anyone wanna know what the dr said? he said everything looks GREAT but i am measuring 2 cm ahead... i am 30 weeks and should measure at 30 cm but measured at 32 cm. so what does that mean? WHO KNOWS!! i hope it means lucas is coming a lil early and not that he's gonna be 10 pounds! maybe he just had a growth spurt in the last month (it was thanksgiving ya know... and i did eat a lot!) but i go back in 2 weeks and we'll see how he measures up then!! i am hoping and PRAYING that lucas comes early, at least a week or so. :) the main reason is b/c nate's dad leaves feb 1 for honduras and i'd hate for him to miss out and see lucas by email pics for the first time! my official due date is feb 8. so dr adcock said we'll just see how things go, and he can probably induce on jan 30 if things are progressing. and if he's on call. so please join me in praying that either i will have lucas on my own before feb 1 (i think i will) or that dr adcock will be on call and will agree to induce on friday jan 30! ok. sorry for the rabbit trail! just wanted to share the lucas update.
so here's the poem:
(with apologies to Margaret Wise Brown)
In the messy green family room
There was a telemarketer ringing the telephone
And a crying toddler because
His brother just popped his red balloon
And a picture of --
The cow jumping over the moon
(which someone colored on with permanent marker)
And there was a missing teddy bear,
And a girl with gum in her hair
And one to be scolded
And laundry to be folded
And a very hungry spouse
And something stinky in the house
(that no one else seemed to smell)
And a comb and a brush and a colicky
Baby who just won’t shush
And a frazzled mommy screaming #*%#@
Goodnight messy room
Goodnight scribbled-on moon
Goodnight cow getting out while she can
Goodnight telemarketers and the popped balloon
Goodnight long-gone teddy bear
Goodnight cereal bar smeared all over the dining room chair
And goodnight leaky sippy cup
Goodnight much-too-little- house and
Goodnight grumpy spouse
Goodnight comb and goodnight brush
And goodnight to a certain 4 year old
Who just needs to hush right now I mean it
Goodnight toys we’ll pick up tomorrow,
Or the next day
Hello chardonnay and TiVo--
“me” time finally
-Sarah Jio (Parenting Magazine, Nov. 08)
so can you moms relate to this or what?? I LOVE IT! nate read it out loud to me and we were both CRACKING UP! of course i would replace hello "chardonnay" with hello "TYLENOL PM!!!" :-)
Posted by Trace Car Driver at 10:47 AM