Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Harper likes her brother!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 19 weeks and 5 days

Size of baby: about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 5 lbs at my last appointment, now I'm up to 7.5 by our home scale

Maternity Clothes: all pants, still trying to squeeze into some regular tops.

Gender: It's a GIRL!!!

Movement: a lot more this week- she loves to wiggle when Chatham talked REALLY loud into my bellybutton (haha)

Sleep: Good other than 3 AM potty breaks

What I miss: breathing- shortness of breath has kicked in now.

Cravings: Still eating a lot! String cheese, french fries (with LOTS of ketchup), fruit- there is a constant stock of peaches and plums in my kitchen.

Symptoms: Shortness of breath, a much larger tummy this week, more movement.

Best Moment this week: Chatham likes to say hi to his sister and tries to hear her talk back with one of poppys old stethoscopes.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pictures from Church

The photographer from church took some GREAT pictures at VBS!!!
He really captured all the fun the kids had!!

Now if we could just get Chatham to sit that still for Big Church!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Old Solider's Reunion

What is old solider's week without icey's and homemade lemonade!!!!!
However, this year, the old timey fire engine took the cake for a certain little boy.

Ali was in town on parade day and as soon as I find my camera I will upload the pictures of the gang at the parade. This year the Wade's and the Martin's sat with us (us= mom, Al, Hokie and the three and a half Donleys)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Lauren!!!

Lauren turns 4 today!!!
We celebrated Saturday at Church with a Tangled party!

She was SO happy- and so were we to get to celebrate her special day with her!!!

Paul and Lisa are much more trusting than most and let Lauren pose WITH her cake!!!! What a BIG girl!!!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Finger Paint

Chatham is SO excited that his Godmother Ali is coming to visit!! We decided to do some finger painting for her.
We covered the kitchen table and get down to business.

Chatham made a soccer field (pictured below, in case you couldn't tell)

Mommy's picture was a big less abstract and we made hand and foot prints!

Another trip to Nevin Park

We have definitely enjoyed the splash park a lot this summer.
We went back again the first weekend of August with the Cadwallader's, I am REALLY going to miss having my Friday's off and getting to spend so much time with our friends!!

The kiddos definitely enjoyed running through the water more this year- and I hope we can go back next year and watch them change!

Chatham took a quick break to show Aunt Suzy some love!

Randomness of August

We have learned that a BIG ball and a hammer are just as good as a baseball and bat.
We had a GREAT day in Statesville having frozen yogurt and painting ceramics with Cora and Mrs. Betsy (who Chatham affectionately calls Ms. Speckle)

The boys had a fun day at home (and chic-fila) while I had a girls night out for Karrie's Bachelorette Party- the wedding was last night and unfortunately I didn't take ONE PICTURE!

With all the purchases being made for Harper- we didn't want Chatham to feel left out, so Gram brought over a big treat! Devin and Chatham spent an evening putting together the new table and chairs set for the play room!

August is off to a GREAT start!!!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Slacker Blogger- but 16 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 16 Weeks and 4 days

Size of baby: the size of an avocado: 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: finally gained a little bit I'm up 1.4 lbs by my home schedule- next dr. appt is 8/19

Maternity Clothes: mostly- but more for comfort than actually need

Gender: It's a GIRL!!!

Movement: a few tingles here and there! I am loving it!

Sleep: Good other than 3 AM potty breaks

What I miss: MORE caffeine!!!!

Cravings: Still pretty random, Dr. Pepper was a big one. Lately I have simply eaten anything and everything I see!! String cheese, french fries (with LOTS of ketchup),salt and vinegar chips.

Symptoms: Other than starting to show and starting to feel her moving, no major symptoms to speak of.

Best Moment this week: Starting to feel little flutters and ordering things with her monogram!!!