Monday, September 19, 2011

22 weeks

How Far Along: 22 weeks and 4 days

Size of baby: About 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 11 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: just about everything now- I've been able to pull out a few pairs of 12's and squeeze into them.

Gender: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Movement: not as much this week, but she has her set times that she really gets to moving.

Sleep: Not as great, lots of leg cramps and my side just isn't comfortable anymore.

What I miss: nothing really- I did hate not getting to eat oysters at he beach this year.

Cravings: Still eating a lot! Nothing inparticular though.

Symptoms: Shortness of breath and a much larger tummy this week.

Best Moment this week: Spending lots of quality time with Chatham, and hearing her heartbeat.

Had to through in a picture of big brother!

So many pictures, so little time

A very happy boy, to be out of the car after 5 hours. We went to Joe's Crab Shack and had fun with the wooden fish AND the real fish in the water.

There were lots of fun things to do around Barefoot Landing. But after dinner and posing with some pirates, we headed to the beach for some more pictures

We got there just in time before the sunset- we found a horseshoe crab shell, lots of bird tracks, and some really cool seashells.

The next few days were a bit more chilly outside, so we took advantage of the indoor pool. Chatham went flying, diving, and swiming for hours.

Before heading to Murrel's Inlet for dinner we hit the boardwalk on the strip and watched the waves and the SkyWheel.

*Be warned* there are at least two more beach posts to come!

Toes in the Water

Sorry we've been M.I.A.- Devin and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary at Myrtle Beach this year (and we took Chatham with us)
Chatham loved the beach even more this year than last. I took over 250 pictures and am in the process of uploading, editing, and selecting which ones are blog-worthy.

So in the meantime here are some pictures from Devin's phone. The above picture is of our last dinner at a place called Duffy's Seafood- It was AMAZING!!!

Chatham is really into sharks right now; Devin chased him around the hotel saying "dun-a, dun-a". For the rest of the weekend C loved swimming around the pool saying "donna, donna, donna."

Our last day was a little cloudy and cold so we did some shopping- Chatham loved the Disney store and even found his inner pirate- ARGH!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


A while back I posted about our Saturday Out with the Rosenbalm's...
We went to a cute little place called Unique Designs and painted plates. We made this cute golf plate for Gram- and Chatham was very excited to help me paint the sky.

This Firetruck plate is the last thing to be hung in Chatham's new big brother room! We've gone with a transportation theme focusing on Fire Station accents. I just can't believe how big this plate makes his foot look!!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


this is what it looked like at our house this weekend...
Harper got to know her daddy and brother well- as they whooped and hollared throught several games.

She squirms SO much when Chatham talked directly into my bellybutton (apparently that's the direct speaker to her)

We cleaned out the playroom to make room for new toys- and played some football of our own. We made a trip to Raleigh to meet the newest member of the family! All in all it was a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A boy wears many hats

Like I said in my previous post, Chatham has gotten into playing pretend. This includes dressing up to get into character. Which means we are accumulating many hats and accessories.
If you're my friend on Facebook you know I was in search of a football helmet last week. Just minutes after posting my query to get some insight as to where one would find a 2T/3T football helmet, the search came to an end. Who knew it would be SO easy (haha)!
Devin's step dad is a truck driver and just happen to be in the Charlotte area making a drop and just happen to have Facebook up on his phone and just happen to get the Panthers to clear him to park his BIG truck in there parking lot for a few minutes to run in and by Chatham not only the helmet but a full on Panthers uniform (Thanks John)
A few days later as a potty/no time out for three days prize Gram got Chatham a cowboy hat, bandana, and sherriff badge. Also a huge it and will come in very handy at Tweetsie this weekend! Gram and Chatham had to wear these hats before dinner last night while they were fighting off the dinosaurs that had taken over Gram and Poppy's bedroom! That kid cracks me up!!!!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Weekend Happenings

This weekend was SO much fun! Chatham has become a boy over the last few weeks and I love interacting with him. No more whining, no more baby stuff....He is a big kid now!
We built a HUGE Lego tower, played memory, Farmer Uno, and pretend- LOTS and LOTS of pretend! My favorite was the "dinosaur game". Chatham and I have our own secret high-five.
Saturday we swam and had pizza at the Cadwallader's, Sunday we played outside with the kiddie pool and mud pie table until Nana and Aunt Amby came over with a football outfit for Chatham. It's a REAL Carolina Panthers Jersey and Chatham LOVES it- well he loves the helmet- he throws the ball all over the house yelling "hut-hut" and we're working on teaching him a touchdown dance.
It amazes me how athletic he is- he runs REALLY fast (for a 2 1/2 year old) and can throw one heck of a fast ball. Devin is SO happy to have a sports fan to hang with!

Harper has been moving SO much the past two days- and Sunday night Devin even got to feel her- just barely and only if he lays his head on my stomach- he can't feel it with his hand. But she's getting there.
We had yesterday off work and had a ball hanging out at home and having a lazy/rainy day. The Labor Day pool party was cancelled at the Country Club- but we still went to the dinner with Mom and Dad- Chatham said he didn't have fun because the "party" didn't have cupcakes or lots of kids. We'll have to remember that and have our own party next year.