Thursday, July 31, 2008


Lisa's surgery went very well and they only had to do one small incision. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.


Monday, July 28, 2008


Funny how things can change so quickly. Like your kids growing before your very eyes or changeing your mind when to have a surgery...

When I cancelled my surgery last week I thought for sure I could wait a good month or maybe even longer. Well that didn't happen. I'm now scheduled to have my gallbladder out this coming Thursday.

Of course I felt pretty good when I cancelled it. But the last couple days haven't been fun. New things are starting to bother me like orange juice and apparently turkey sandwiches with sprouts on them.

So I will let you know how it goes.

And as for Emma, I guess she will eat if she gets hungry enough. My surgeon said that I would only have to pump once after the surgery to get the rest of the medicine out of my body then I can nurse her. So I figure I will only miss 2 feedings (hopefully). Plus my mom will have her and she is so far the only one that has been able to give her a bottle (even if it was forever ago!).

ps... I'm not backing out this time. (I think I just had to tell myself that!)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

i'm okay

So I hadn't posted about this because I didn't want to make a big deal about it. I had already been talking about so much about it with my friends and family here that I didn't want to talk more.

Anyway, I was going to have my gallbladder out last Thursday, but I chickened out.

To give a little background, I found out I had gall stones a few months ago. I guess it is super common after having a baby. Since then I've had a handful of attacks, but nothing that I thought I couldn't handle. I researched what to eat and what not to eat and I was really feeling pretty good. But I was already scheduled to have my gallbladder out. As it got closer I thought maybe I could wait a little longer. I even went out and ate a big burger and fries and had only a very minor attack. (Basically fatty foods can bother your gallbladder and cause attacks.)

So I cancelled my surgery, or rather postponed it.

I basically decided that I could live it a little longer. Of course since I cancelled it I haven't been feeling all that great.

But I feel good about the decision. I was having a tough time that I wouldn't be able to feed my little one that still doesn't take a bottle for most the day. (Now you know why we were so desperate for her take one!).

I'll probably have it done this year, especially if this darn pain continues. Until then I'll be living on turkey sandwiches and raisin bran! :)

Thank you to those that were so sweet to email, call and comment that you were thinking and praying for me. I know I will need those prayers soon enough.

Friday, July 25, 2008

seeing double

So I snapped a picture the other day of Emma and when I went to put it on my computer and look at it closer, I knew I had a picture of Grace from about the same age making a very similar face. So I looked and sure enough my memory served me well. What is even more weird is I have them in the same outfit. It was totally not planned!


Crazy how much they look alike. I wonder if they will look this much alike when they are older?!

Anyway, thought you would enjoy.

blue eyed babies

Here is one.

And here is the other. (Although not a great pic of her blue eyes)


I saw on the 7 day weather forecast this morning that we are expected to have sunshine and everyday over 100 degrees. HOT! I think its Sunday they said the high will be 104. Can't wait.

So we are having a day indoors with the blinds shut, the fan on and our clothes off... all to help out our electric bill.
Well... not really... I just had to find a way to use this cute pic of Emma on my blog!


We have been going so much that we needed a day at home to catch up on laundry, cleaning and of course updating my blog!
So here are a lot of pictures.

Emma is sitting... sort of... in this picture she has a little help from the boppy, but she really is pretty much sitting. She usually ends up looking like a little tripod but it's super cute. I'm so excited b/c this is my favorite age... sitting up, but not yet crawling. (Although I'm afraid she is going to crawl early... she is already rolling and scooting her little body all over the place!)

Emma learned to take a bottle...

But she will suck on this baby doll bottle...Grace thought is was so funny feeding Emma.

And just a cute one of the girls. Such sweet sisters.


Earlier this week we had some visitors... one of my best friend's Katie and her little girl, Paige. Paige just turned 1 last month so she was super fun for the girls. Grace wanted Paige to do everything she was doing, and Emma just had fun watching. That had a few tiffs over toys, but over all had fun visiting them. Here are a few pics of the girls. Paige showing off her latest moves.**************************************
Yesterday, I got together with my good friend, Tiffany and her little girl, Reagan. Remember Reagan is just 12 days older than Emma. They are going to be best buds. We had to snap of pic of the girls hanging out in their strollers while we shopped. They sure are happy little babies!

Friday, July 18, 2008

summer blues

Is it just me or is anyone ready for cooler weather?

We went the park this morning for an hour. And it was HOT!! Unfortunately we have a lot more summer to endure here in Texas. Can't wait.

Going swimming this afternoon b/c I have to beat the heat!

Monday, July 14, 2008


Emma just loves her toes. She found them maybe a month ago and just loves to hold them. I'm surprised I don't have more pictures of her grabbing them, but here is one sweet one. She hasn't figured out how to get them to her mouth, but trust me shes working on it!
In Emma's 4 month post I wrote how Emma was still being swaddled... well I knew it wouldn't be for much longer. The day after I wrote that, I found Emma flipped on her tummy still swaddled and was pretty upset about it, not to mention the horror I felt when I walked in with her helpless and her face smashed into the mattress. Poor thing... she was basically laying there (without use of her arms) crying. Sad! So I decided no more swaddle. So we've been dealing with that a lot this week. Going down for naps and bedtime hasn't been as easy as it was, but we are getting there. Oh and she is just like Grace... a little tummy sleeper. I was running around the house yesterday picking up and I found Emma like this on her play mat sound asleep. Precious.

In other bottle news... Grace is turning into such a big girl and a super sweet big sister. Here is a picture of her saying "cheese" for forever... we were snapping away at pictures of Emma and forgot all about miss crazy hair!

Oh and here is just a cute one of the girls hanging out in our bed after baths.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

4 months continued...

This morning we headed to Emma's 4 month well check. She is growing growing growing!

She tipped the scales at 14lbs 7oz (67%) and was 25 inches long (60%). And her head is just, well, BIG! Compared to Grace she is actually a little smaller than her at this age. Funny to think of Grace as being a little rolly polly since she is a little skinny thing now.

Anyway, Emma got a clean bill of health. We will probably try to start cereal closer to 5 or 6 months. I just don't think she is ready for it right now.

Oh and about the bottle business... I asked pediatrician what he thought and he basically said some kids are just stubborn and will hold out all day if needed. He said he has a couple working mothers that nurse in the morning and their kid wont eat a think all day at daycare... holding out 8+ hours! Those poor daycare workers!!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Happy 4th!

We had a simple and fun July 4th. We went to the Plano parade that morning. (In the pic above Grace was waving her flag... so cute!) Wow has the parade changed since I was kid... not quite how I remember it. But Grace loved it and Emma slept through most of it!

We were not feeling ourselves the rest of the weekend so we took that as a hint to stay in and relax the rest of the weekend. Hopefully we will be 100% tomorrow b/c Adam leaves for the week.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a safe and fun long weekend! Happy Birthday America!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

4 months

Wow have you changed in this past month Miss Emma Ann!

Here are the things you are up to this month:

*You are turning into such an aware baby that wants to go go go. In just days you roll over the second I lay you down. You seem to like your tummy now, which is so funny b/c I think in last months post I wrote how you were not a fan of laying on your tummy.

*You are still sleeping swaddled up (but breaking free every so often... even out of our miracle blanket!) so I'm thinking that isn't going to last much longer.

*You love watching your sister and she loves to entertain you.
*You are chattering more and more each day. And you have this cute squeal noise that you make when you are happy.

*You are still sleeping great. Generally about 10 hours at night. During the day we usually drag you around so you usually cat nap, but take a good afternoon nap when you sister naps. Which is so nice for mommy to have a little time to get things done around the house.

*You are still not wanting the bottle. It is sort of comical now. On Friday we hung out at my parents house all day and I brought lots of milk for my mom to try the bottle. (Adam was feeling like maybe someone else needed to try). But no luck. I had fed you at 7am Friday morning and you wouldn't eat one ounce of the bottle we gave you. We finally felt so bad and I fed you around 1pm.... yes you didn't give in for 6 hours! I can't imagine who she gets her stubbornness from :)
Despite the fact that you don't like the bottle, you are still a super laid back and easy going baby. More importantly I can't imagine what our family was like without you. You are such an amazing addition to our family and we thank God everyday for having you apart of our lives.

Oh and she has her 4 month check up on Tuesday so I'll update then with her stats! I know you have grown so much since your last visit!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

And she rolls...

Just a few days shy of her 4 month birthday Emma decided to roll from her back to her tummy! (She has already rolled from her tummy to her back.) Honestly she didn't really show any signs that she wanted to be anywhere but on her back. But this morning she decided to make a move!

I probably seem like a mean mom in this video, b/c Emma is nearly crying but I wanted to catch the roll on the video. I'm sure no one really cares when she rolls, but I love having this kind of stuff on my blog to look back at one day. :)

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Emma's big day

We had our precious little baby girl Emma baptized before God on Sunday.  It couldn't have gone better.  We had a few family members at the church with us and then for lunch we had a whole crew of family over to celebrate.  (If haven't told you before I have a HUGE family... my mom has 8 siblings and my dad has 7... so I have something like 30 Aunts and Uncles and even more cousins than I can count.  It makes for very fun parties!).  ANYWAY, enjoy the pictures from the big day.  "Every good and perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17