Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Where has the time gone?!?!

I can't believe January is almost over, it seriously seems like just yesterday we were celebrating New Years!  This month has been so busy.  Emery was chosen to be in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Show for our district and brought home a first place ribbon, just like her big brother did when he was in kinder.


Chase is about to start baseball again, which means lots of nights at the fields.  Next month he goes to tour the middle school he will be going to next year, sniff sniff!  I can't believe he will be in 6th grade.

And in baby news, thanks to high blood pressure (although completely controlled and more than perfect since being pregnant) and being 39, we started seeing a high risk OB every other week to rotate with my regular OB.  Our sweet Phoebe kicks butt every appointment and passes every single test with flying colors.  Two weeks ago they were estimating her at four pounds, which is just crazy!  At my regular OB appointment today I was told that 39 weeks will be our limit for baking and that Phoebe will be here between 37 and 39 weeks, March 4th being the absolutely latest.  Chase is a little sad that his birthday, March 7th, is out, but I'm trying to convince him that an early birthday present wouldn't be so bad!

In other news our Disney trip is getting closer and everyone is so excited!  However, Emery's dance recital is scheduled for the day we were to arrive in Orlando so now the boys will drive in ahead of us and the girls will fly out immediately after the recital.  I'm a little nervous flying by myself with a 3 months old and a 6 year old, but how back could it be? ;o)

Hope all is well with everyone!

****I am grateful for
1) perfect appointments
2) a wonderful 2016
3) baby baking
4) family time

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Saying goodbye to 2015

So apparently I missed an entire month, imagine that! Thanksgiving was a whirlwind and we spent lots of time with family and friends, which is always nice.  We had our 3D ultrasound of our sweet Phoebe and it appears we are going to be three for three in the big cheeks department, she's still a girl, and we thing she is going to look just like her big sister, who looks just like her big brother.  So basically we just keep cloning our children... ha!  We have been busy moving bedrooms around.  Chase wanted to move to the front bedroom (a.k.a. guest/toy room), then we moved Emery into is old room.  However, his room was blue which meant a total overhaul paint wise.  I've learned that I do not enjoy painting and that blue paint is hard to cover up.  But, it's done and Emery is 95% of the way moved in, so that's good!  I'm about to go up and finish her room right now and then I can start tackling her old room for Phoebe.  I still feel like we have so much to do and I will be 30 weeks on Thursday, which freaks me out a little!

Christmas was wonderful and the kids and I have really been enjoying our time off from school.  I love my job, but I do not want to go back on Monday.  Even just two weeks off spoils us real fast and we end up hanging in our pajamas all day, cuddling, playing, and just enjoying our time together. 

Our weather has just been crazy.  On Christmas it was 81 degrees and everyone was in shorts, then two days later we had storms and tornadoes and now it's in the 40s/50s.  Gotta love Texas weather!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and has a safe and happy New Year!  Here's our babies to compare, can definitely tell they are all related!!!

****I am grateful for
1) holidays
2) time with family and friends
3) 30 weeks!
4) vacation

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Viability

Today our sweet baby girl has baked for 24 weeks, that means that today we reach viability.  If she were to come, she'd have a fighting a chance and we already know she can kick butt.  We certainly don't want her making an appearance yet, but it's a wonderful milestone to reach!!!

Big kids are rockin' it.  Chase just had his fifth grade music program and did so good.  He is our super shy one and did 4 solos and a choreographed part.  I was pretty impressed!  Emery just got her 2nd grading period testing and blew it out of the water.  Not a surprise, she is a smartie for sure!

Hope all are well! One more day and then the kids and I are off for 9 glorious days, can't wait!!

****I am grateful for
1) baby baking milestones
2) viability
3) our amazing kids, all three
4) the light to break is just ahead!
5) time off with family and friends

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Turns out that little 15% of uncertainly on the ultrasound scan was...

not necessary!  We had our 20 week ultrasound last week and although we don't get a follow-up until next week, we didn't sense there were any concerns and the baby measured right on track.  They also confirmed that she is a she with no doubts!  I can't believe we are half way there.

She is perfect and beautiful and we just can't believe this is actually happening.  Life is full of miracles and blessings I suppose!  Now if we could just figure out a name, right now we are debating between Phoebe Kate (yes, I know there's a movie start named Phoebe Cates but to be honest, that doesn't bother us and only we would use her middle name) and Zoey ??.

The kids are doing great, Chase just rocked another report card with all A's and B's.  5th grade is tough so I'm very, very proud of him.  He is almost done with baseball and I think this may be our last season.  We've had some bumps in the road and our little town loses and lot of boys as they reach his age, so there are only three teams and not a lot of options.  He wants to try basketball so it looks like we'll give it a try. 

Emery just turned 6 and amazes me every day.  She is doing so good in school and started to read small words and loves it.  She is like a sponge.  She is beyond excited about being a big sister, especially to a girl.  She wants to find matching outfits, so I guess I should get on that.  She is busy with dance and gymnastics and never slows down.  These kids my life full and my heart happy (well, Jeff does too).

It's wet, wet, wet here in TX this weekend and supposed to be cold, so we are bundled up and relaxing.  Hope everyone is well!

****I am grateful for
1) wonderful ultrasounds
2) big brothers
3) big sisters and baby sisters
4) 20 weeks!
5) Winter is on the way!

PS Karen, I think about you often and hope ya'll are doing well!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy 6th Birthday Emery!

6 years ago today our dreams came true, our prayers were answered, and we added a perfect little princess to the family! Not a day goes by that I don't question how I was the one blessed to call this sweet girl my own, but I am so thankful I was. She makes us laugh and is full of spunk and sassiness. She makes our days happier and our worlds better just by being her! She is kind, caring, and happy, everything I pray for her to be. Happy 6th birthday to our sweet Emery Faith, we love you!

****I am grateful for
1) 6 amazing years
2) I got to be her mommy.
3) birthdays
4) cake and ice cream
5) birthday kisses

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Well it looks like it's a....

So we were totally going to do the whole team green thing since we already have one of each and it doesn't really matter, but apparently patience is not our virtue.  Well, I could have waited but Jeff and the kids (and pretty much everyone else) were dying to know what this little lucky charm is.  Last week at my 17 week appt I had a surprise ultrasound so I had them seal the results without telling me what they say.  They were 85% sure, so I guess there's always a chance they were wrong, but I don't think so.  We had a local bakery that we are friends with make a gender cake and set up a family lunch on Saturday.  If you want to wait to be surprised, then look away now, but if you too want to know what our lucky charm is, then keep on looking!  Emery is thrilled and Chase is getting there too.  If like was crazy before, it's about to get crazier!! (P.S. I was the one hoping for a unicorn, but it is definitely not)

On a cute note, Emery did tell me that she knows it's not really a unicorn, but it would be awesome if it was because when it got bigger we could ride it.  How stinking cute is that?!??!

Now without further hesitation...

Another little princess, can you even believe it?  I had a feeling! 

****I am grateful for
1) almost 18 weeks!
2) pink, pink, and more pink
3) excited family and friends
4) good appointments and a healthy lucky charm!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Well there's never a dull moment!

Well school started off with a bang and hasn't slowed down yet!!!  A week into our new school year we found out that someone on our first grade team would need to move to another school and we had about three hours to let them know who would be volunteering.  Long story short, I decided that it would be best for my team and my family, if I was the one that went, so I volunteered.  To say life has been crazy would be an understatement!  I was really worried about it being hard on Chase since he has been at our school most of his elementary career, but it turns out that having grown up in our small town and having a mommy that's a teacher, my kids really do know half of the population have had not one single issue with the move!  They LOVE our new school and are thrilled to be there.  That was a huge relief for me because I have cried lots and lots of tears over this.  I am doing well, but starting over again a week and half into the new year, having to set up a new room (still first grade), and trying to get caught up and been rough.  I'm quite exhausted and missing my team/friends terribly, but I know it will be OK once I get my feet under me!  Baby steps, baby steps.

Baseball season is about to start and Chase is also wanting to embark on basketball.  Emery is busy with dance and gymnastics.  She is counting down to her birthday and can't wait for her party to get here.  I can't believe how big they are getting.  I need time to slow down just a tad!

We are 14 weeks today, hello 2nd trimester!  We had an ultrasound last week and the kids got to go (we told Emery over the weekend and she is beyond excited), I think they were happy to know that there is a baby in there.  I am now on monthly appointments which is a big change from our weekly ones!  Baby looked perfect and measured right on schedule!

Hope everyone else is having a great month, we are looking forward to the cold front and the weekend, neither can come soon enough!

****I am grateful for
1) smooth transitions for my kiddos
2) cold fronts
3) weekends and turning off the alarm
4) good appointments for our Lucky Charm!