Friday, April 26, 2013

Growing growing growing

Though it's been a while since I last posted, not too much is going on. I'm growing. And with all this growing comes lots of pain. But we've only got a short while left, and I can make it through.

We have decided that our family is complete with little Lottie. There are so many factors that confirmed this for us. We kinda knew before we were even pregnant that "Lottie" would be our baby. We just had a feeling that our last would be a little girl. And we're both very grateful to know that we're done having kids after this.  

We've scheduled Lottie's c-section already, so as long as I don't go into labor on my own before, we will get to meet our little girl on May 28th. It's less than 5 weeks away now. I had a bit of an "oh crap" moment yesterday. I've been keeping track and counting down, but the numbers haven't meant much, because they seemed so big and the idea of her coming seemed so far away. But it's getting so close!  Luckily, the baby room is mostly put together and we have a majority of what we'll  need for her. So at this point, it's mostly just a waiting game.

The girls are so excited to meet their little sister and they LOVE all the little baby clothes and gifts we've gotten for her. There has been no jealousy at all so far, they're just full of anticipation, waiting to help out. 

They're also getting ready for school to end. I think they're both ready for a good long summer break. And so far there will be plenty for them to do, including Mamie Camp at my mama's house, and a trip to Chattanooga to stay with their aunt and uncle for a few days! I'm so grateful that they'll have some things to do this summer, especially while I try to recoup after surgery, and learn how to handle a newborn again. 

Also in the next month is Taylor's 6th birthday and mine and Chris's 9 year wedding anniversary. I can't believe either one of those numbers. How did my baby turn 6? And Have I really been married for almost a decade?

I'm kinda grateful for all the busy-ness. Hopefully they will help the next 5 weeks go by quickly. I really can't wait to meet our little Lottie (and to not be pregnant anymore.) Maybe she'll make her debut a week or two early! I know i wouldn't complain if she did! 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

It's a girl

Just a heads up. We're having a girl. Her name will be Charlotte (Lottie) Ann. We're very excited. The girls can't wait for Lottie to get here and me and Chris are getting more and  more excited as well.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pink o' Blue

We're finally halfway through this pregnancy. I guess "finally" is the wrong word though, because it feels like time has FLOWN by, thanks to the holidays. The next 20 weeks are going to probably be some of the slowest of my life. I hope not. I pray not. But more than likely so.

This Wednesday we finally get to figure out if this little apple has a stem or not. The majority of people are saying they think it's a boy, either because of the way I'm carrying, or the fact that I look about 2 months further along than I am... or whatever. I think it's a boy, but it could just be wishful thinking. I thought Madison was a boy too... couldn't picture a little girl. (I don't think it was possible to have pictured her though. I'm still so fascinated by her.)

So who really knows. Well, we will... Wednesday.

But I want to see what everyone else is guessing. So make your votes and place your bets.

Pink or Blue???
** Take the poll just to the right so we can compare the guesses!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Meeting Luke

I'm skipping Christmas for right now, and going straight to Baby Luke. I just love little tiny babies, and I love that my girls love little tiny babies. They are so excited to be big sisters, and getting to meet Baby Luke was almost like a practice run for them.

Anyways, here's a few of my favorite pics from meeting the baby.