Tuesday, August 28, 2007

dancing baby

I got the idea from my friend Michelle to post a video of Grace dancing.
Her little one is a dancing fool and so is my Grace! Enjoy.


Why is it when you plan your day around one event, then that one event is cancelled. Gracie's eye doctor appointment got rescheduled b/c the doctor had an emergency surgery so I guess that is a pretty good excuse. Unfortunatly we couldn't get back in till September 14th. Oh well... I guess we will just have to live with eye goop a little longer! Thankfully it doesn't seem to bother Grace.

Monday, August 27, 2007


I can pull the camera out at any time now and she just starts smiling... it is too funny. She was in a terrible mood tonight and I was able to get this goofy smile!
This one is from yesterday.
(she had just finished a cookie, but it was such a cute smile not to share)

We'll keep her...

One of my favorite foods is artichoke. YUM! I love it! When I met Adam he had never had an actual artichoke... just the hearts mixed in pasta. I got him hooked and now when I make artichoke I make one for each of us. I don't really like to share! Grace hasn't ever had artichoke until last night and she LOVED it. She even knew exactly how to eat it! Although I do think she liked it more b/c we dipped it in miracle whip and melted butter. I'm hungry just talking about it. I may have to go buy another couple for dinner one night this week!
Here is a picture of her eating mamma's favorite.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Boy or Girl?

What is your guess?

All the questions have started including ones about the sex of the baby. Here are my answers to the ones I've been asked a lot lately!

What do you think you are having? A boy. Why? Not sure... just a feeling I guess. Although I did think I was having a boy with Grace and well we all know that she is far from a boy.

Do you want a boy or girl? This is a tough question. For us, it would be wonderful for Grace to have a sister and we also have a few pink things already on hand. But at the same time, a boy would be fun too, to have something different and buy all new blue things. I don't think that God wouldn't give us anything we couldn't handle!

Are you going to find out what you are having? OF COURSE! I think if it were 1950 and I wasn't able to find out what I was having then I would be fine with that, but since I can find out why not. Plus if you know me you know that I'm a huge planner and I would probably die of anxiety if I waited until the baby was born.

Do you have any names yet? Yes... we have a girl name, but no boy name. Not sure if we are ready to annouce the girl name yet since we might not have a girl and we may still change out minds. Shoot we didn't decide on Grace's name until I was nearly due. If you have any cute boy names that go well with Grace let me know!

So to keep things fun... What do you think we are having? We will all find out in 6 weeks time... early October!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

well check today!

We went to the doctor this morning for Gracie's 18 month well check and everything looks good. She is right on par with other 18 month old's. Here were her stats:

Height: 33 3/4 inches (95 percentile!!!)

Weight: 23 pounds (25 percentile)

Our little long and lean girl... wonder if this means she could be a model or basketball player?? Two things I would have never have imagined for myself being only 5'4" :)

Only bad news we got is that Grace may have to have a little procedure done on her eye. Her eye is still getting this yucky goop in it pretty much on a daily basis. A lot of babies have this ... it is called a clogged tear duct, but it is normally goes away on its own by this age. So we have to see a Opthomologist (spelling?) next Tuesday to see what he thinks. Our pediatrician thinks they will just have to release the duct which will require Grace to be put under anesthesia... sort of scary, but it is a common procedure that takes about as long as it does to get ear tubes. I guess the concern is that the goop in her eye could lead to vision issues so we would rather get this taken care of now. We will let you know how the appointment goes and what the doctor says next week!

Here is a picture of Grace after nap showing off her battle scar... thankfully there was only 1 shot today!! Grace didn't even cry, but probably b/c the nurse distracted her with a bracelet and a sucker. (Her sticker has hearts on it. The ones they always give her b/c she was our little Valentine baby!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Pig Tails and 12 teeth...

Sometime in the last week Grace got 2 more teeth bringing her grand total to 12 teeth. Unlike all of her other teeth these were quite uneventful. Maybe she knew that mommy already had enough going on to worry with a unhappy fussy toddler! So she definitly gets the BEST Toddler award.

We have also been trying to find some new hair styles for Miss Pris.... well here is our attempt at some piggie tails... they look okay in the picture, but she just really needs more hair. Hopefully that will come soon!

OH and I did want to tell everyone that I've been feeling MUCH better. I've only gotten sick a few times in the last week and it wasn't near as bad as it was. I've been able to eat more... in fact I've quite a little appetite already! So I'm sure I'll be putting on the pounds in no time!!

Friday, August 17, 2007


Grace just wanted to tell everyone to have a good weekend. Here she is holding her baby! We are already starting to teach her to be gentle with the baby. It's a work in progress.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

2 days and counting...

For 2 days now I've felt pretty good! AMEN!!! I did get a bit sick last night but felt better afterwards. I'm so happy. Maybe I'm out of the woods??? With my last pregnancy I had a great 2nd and 3rd trimester (minus those last couple weeks) so I'm hoping this one will be the same. Thanks to everyone for thinking of me.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

18 months already!!

How did this little baby girl.... turn into this active toddler??

Practically overnight! Grace is my little wild woman. She is learning new things everyday and becoming quite a little sweetheart (when she wants to be).

Here is what she is up to these days:

*She will point to pretty much any body part when asked.
*She will make the sound of a cow, cat & dog.
*She says about 10 understandable words... but I think she says more I just can't understand them. Oh and she did say "baby" for the first time this week! (Maybe she is catching on?)
*She lets you know when she wants to eat or drink by banging on the refridgerator door!
*She LOVES to swim and is a little braver than I would like her to be.
*She eats pretty much everything... even her veggies! I'm sure that will change though as she gets older.
*She has been going to the bathroom on the potty more and more. She learned to say "potty" so she tells us usually a couple times a day she wants to go. We aren't pushing it yet though. However it would be wonderful to have her trained before the new baby arrives.
She has her 18 month well visit next week so I'll give her stats then.
I had a doctors appointment this morning and I actually got to have another ultrasound!! YEAH! I walked in and he asked if I wanted another ultrasound this week and I said YES! My doctor is sort of like a little kid sometimes... with my last pregnancy I think I had 5 ultrasounds and its always fun to get a sneak peak of your baby. Just makes it all seem so much more real and well worth all the getting sick business! I am trying to find someone with a scanner so I can scan the photos in. The baby looks great. Growing well. I did lose 6 pounds since my last appointment, and he wasn't thrilled about that. Maybe if what I ate actually stayed in my tummy! Oh well I'm sure I will start gaining soon... probably sooner than I would like. :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

First day

My first day at work went great. I couldn't have asked for a more fun job. I get to play with a bunch of 2 year old's for most of the day and then send them home. Grace also seemed to love it. She is the room right next to me, but I got to see her a few times (which was sort of a problem, but I think it will be good for her). She loved playing with the other kids and loved eating lunch with them, but she didn't nap that great. Now you have to know that I have pro napper... but only when we are home in her own crib. Everywhere else she fights it. So that might take a few weeks of adjustment to get her to nap well. Here is a picture of Grace on her first day of Mother's Day Out. Not the best pic, but the best we could do this morning.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

We're back...

Adam took a week off work so we spend the week doing fun stuff with Grace, visiting family and a lot of relaxting. Here are pictures from the week! She LOVED the Ft. Worth zoo the most... I just wished we lived closer to go more often.

In other news... everyone has been asking how I'm feeling. Well frankly like poop! I've lost 6 pounds since getting pregnant from getting sick, but since I'm 11 weeks this week hopefully it wont last much longer. My doctor did call me in some super expensive medicine (Zophrane...not sure how to spell it) that is the a true wonder drug. Only bad thing is that since its super expensive my insurance will only pay for 10 pills a month so I'm only using those on the days that I'm really bad. And since I start my new job TOMORROW I had to save a few for those days. I go to the doctor on Tuesday so I'll be sure to give some updates then. Maybe the doctor has some samples of the medicine he can give me for free, but not likely. Oh and I'm practically already showing! WHAT... already! All my clothes still fit and stuff, but I can definitly see a little belly starting to pudge out. I'll be in full blown maternity clothes before I get out of the month of August!

Well gotta run. Sorry its been so long since my last update. I promise to be better! I'll even try to update tomorrow after Gracie and I's first day at school.