Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Carter is one month old!
We celebrated Easter the same day he turned a month old. We had a lovely afternoon with our families at mom's house. It is always great to have the whole family together. Our cousin Lauren made the trip down from Charlotte and met Carter for the first time. Carter had a great day being passed around and letting everyone love on him. He even enjoyed being outside while Maddie hunted Easter eggs. Next year will be really fun when he can hunt eggs, too! If Maddie is anything like her mom, she will be super competitive so I hope Carter is prepared!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
I went to the doctor this week and everything looked good. I gained back a bit of the weight that I lost during my stomach bug adventure. I was measuring right at 36 weeks. When the doctor felt my belly she said "wow, you don't have any room in there at all!" It is true. I'm starting to be able to feel body parts coming out of my waist and stomach. I keep trying to figure out exactly how it is situated in there. The doctor also said that he felt like he had already flipped and was in position for delivery. Oh wow that's crazy! I can't believe that in a few short weeks, I will be holding my little boy!
I had a wonderful BFF dinner with Kaylin and Meghan on Wednesday. We went to the delicious Adam's Bistro. It was great catching up. After dinner, I headed over to Carmax to check out a car with Ryan. We went to look at a red Mazda6 and found a gray Mazda6. They were both 2009s, had similiar mileage and almost identical features. I spent an hour going back and forth between the cars nitpicking over every detail. "Can I live with the scratch on the trunk?" "Does the red look like a 'mom' car?" "Is that spot on the windshield going to drive me bananas?" I felt like I was channeling my Dad. For those of you that didn't know my dad, he was super particular about cars. He washed all the cars almost every weekend and would notice every new ding or dent. When he bought me my Honda in high school, he looked for about 6 months and probably 15 cars before he got mine. He said that he wanted me to have the perfect car for college. I still remember pulling in the driveway and seeing it sitting there with my dad holding a big bunch of balloons. It was such a special moment! Well I finally decided on the gray one because it was in better body condition and the interior was impeccable. We got an awesome interest rate and a great deal. I offically feel like an adult now because we have the house, the car and a baby on the way!
After putting it off for a day, we put my Honda on craigslist last night at around 6:00. After getting a flood of emails, we set up a time for a man to come look at the car tonight and it sold right away! It was really sad to watch it drive away but I will always have the memories of my Dad holding those balloons and smiling ear to ear when I pulled up. I haven't taken any pictures of my new car yet but I will soon! I also need to take pictures of Carter's completed room. Lots to do! Goodbye, Honda! Thanks for getting my from A to B for the past 7 years!!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Speaking of how fast time goes by Maddie, my adorable niece, is ONE! My goodness. I still remember getting the call that Dan was going to be induced and getting all my stuff ready to head to Kentucky with mom. The first time I held that little girl, I knew what true unconditional love was. I never knew love could be so instantaneous. My heart just swells with joy everytime I see her. I know I am a little bias but she is the cutest and smartest child I have ever met in my life. I can't wait for her and Carter to grow up together and to see how they interact.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Thanks to everyone who came to both of our showers and for all the amazing love you have shown us as we get ready to welcome our little boy!