Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Tonight, we were all laying on Jade's bed.. going through her nightly routine. As usual, we weren't keeping to a set schedule or time frame.

In the midst of hanging out together, the subject turned to our wee little Bella. It went a little something like this:

"Momma, sit up.. wanna hold you." She proceeded to wrap her arms around me in the tightest hug.
"Jade, did you tell Bella you love her today?"
"Wanna hold her!!" She proceeded to wrap her arms around my ever-expanding mid-section. "Want her to stay in there!"
"What Jade? Don't you want her to be out here so you can hold her?"
"NO. Want her to stay in the-yere!"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Y'all, she is doing flips! This beautifully, fearfully and wonderfully made little human is doing FLIPS in my tummy! Not just the occasional nudge, or swim across... but this amazing little beauty is doing flips in me.

Upon arriving at home tonight...

Jade tells me, "Mom, I'm pumped!!"
ME: "You're what?" (Just to make sure I heard her right.)
"Mom, I'm so pumped!"

Friday, July 24, 2009


About 3 weeks ago, Jade had a really nasty kidney infection. To be on the safe side, Jade's doctor ordered several tests out of fear of possible kidney reflux. Since my neice had this done several years ago, I called my sister for the scoop. So, we went in somewhat prepared. The Amazing Mister even stopped to get several bribes. What? Like you wouldn't? With candy, sprite and a bag full of toys in hand, we entered in.

First, Jade needed ultrasounds of all her "plumbing organs." This wasn't too bad, as I was able to lay beside her during it. And we were able to keep popping candy in her mouth at this point. That might have helped too.

*reading Brown Bear to Daddy*

After a short wait, we went to the radiation room. I had to scoot out while they did several x-rays. And the screaming/crying started. Next, came the catheder. Oh the joy. The Amazing Mister, 2 nurses and I held Jade down so another nurse could put the catheder in. I left while they did several more x-rays. The next x-ray required an emptied bladder. The poor princess was so anxious it took her a while to finally get the urge. PTL she asked to go on the potty though! Whoot! 1 last x-ray and the last bout of screaming...

And now, without further procrastination, I will be joining the Big Princess for a joyous nap.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ain't she cuu-uute?

Jade perfecting her latest talent/obsession.
She makes us so proud yall!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Double Trouble

Just think.. all the ribbons, all the lace, all the PINK in our house! And all the BOWS!! Hairbows, hairbows, hairbows! I better start stocking up now.

That's right, folks! We will have another little Princess joining our little clan in December! (Sorry if the title made you think twins, but there is only one bun in this oven.)

We can't wait to hold you little Bella Grace!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Well, Hello there!

Um.. if there is anyone even there.

At least I know of one person that will be extremely happy that I'm FINALLY updating! (*Cough* Janet * Cough*)

What can I say? The real world just kept getting in the way of me needing to keep up with one of my fav hobbies: Blogging. Ahhh.. but I'm back yall!

So much has happened in the past 2-3 months. (Really, has it been that long?) How can I possibly catch yall up? Shall we just proceed with a nice summarized/ updated version of my recent progress post? I think we shall!


*Says all of her ABCD's (as she calls them!)

*Knows most of the letter sounds

*Sings about a bazillion songs, and can hum most of them now

*Plays pretend Mommy non-stop. (Today she put her "babies" down in her old crib, walked out and sang to them at the door, and came and told me "shhh, babies napping.")

*knows that baby Gavin is in mommy's tummy.. (Yes, that's right folks.. I am with child! We are so ecstatic! Hmm.. maybe another excuse for my absence.)

*Recognizes her written name, and can even spell her name

*And lets not forget. 2 1/2 months is a long time in the bloggin' world. Long enough time for the girl to grow some hair! Woot-woot! (Well enough to put up into ridiculous little pig-tails.)