Thursday, May 31, 2007

girl stuff

just wanted to show off two of the fun things i have received from friends for scarlett grace's impending arrival.
my incredibly craft friend, hilary, made this tower of diapers for me and put all sorts of fun girl things on it. there are several different pairs of socks that she hand-applied beading to. where did she get the patience and desire to do that? who knows, she already has two kids of her own.

anywhoo, i was thrilled and pleased!

one of my other friends, jessica, made this pillowcase dress for scarlett grace,(she is starting her own dressmaking biz if anyone else is interested). amazing! i don't know about where y'all live, but these are all the rage down South. all the little girls have them and they have monogramming on the front. then when they get older, they can be converted into a swingy shirt! i wish i could wear it!

in other news, i went to el doctoro yesterday and somehow he agreed to induce me during my 39th week! hooray! so that means that scarlett grace will be here sometime around june 28, 29 or 30th! thank goodness for a doctor that understands how important it is to book your mother's plane ticket so that it is affordable!

finally, hopefully everyone noticed my use of scarlett grace's middle name, 4 times now! that is the name that thomas picked to accomodate the first name. i think it sounds great. i can't wait to yell it out the back door!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

randomness abounds in this post

first- a pregnancy update:
i went to the doctor today for my 32 week check up. all is well. however, i have been struggling with restless legs, mostly at night. i asked my doctor what to do and he said that i should have thomas take a baseball bat to my head because it was probably keeping him up nights too. i decided to stick with the routine i had already been doing. it has been helping so far. at the gym, i do the leg press machine(you know, the one that makes you feel like you are pushing the baby out?) and calf raises and lunges with dumbells and some other stuff i can't recall the name of but they are extensions of some sort and then do 30 minutes on the elliptical. i can definitely tell a difference on the days i don't lift weights than they days i do. my legs are much calmer. hopefully it is not just in my mind. the other thing that helps is resting in my new birthday recliner.

reagan has claimed my new birthday recliner as his own...

...even before we put it together. (pants are so overrated!)
tada... in all it's glory! this recliner has made a world of difference with heartburn, restless legs, and relaxing. plus it rocks, so scarlett will know what it is like to be rocked to sleep. reagan just had to put up with me rocking him without a rocking chair.

pregnancy cravings- banana pops, corn on the cob, milk(soothes my heartburn), corn tortilla casserole smothered in red sauce(does not soothe my heartburn), root beer, handfulls of shredded cheese, julia kilgore's fantastaco soup(murder on my heartburn), baby carrots by the pound, green beans, new potatoes(any vegetable really) and surprise of all surprises ICE CREAM!

my birthday cake. i asked for extra frosting roses. and then i told thomas that we are not sharing this cake. it is just for us. it lasted about 4 days.

in other news:
reagan is now the master of the high five.

reagan has learned a new favorite word: "outside". now i just hang out in my recliner and look out the back door and watch reagan run around the yard. this motherhood stuff is a cinch!

also, he loves this really lame-o french dubbed in english dvd called ABC sing-a-long. it looks like some enterprising parents taped a bunch of neighbor kids in the back yard playing and then put music to it. but he loves it! and that is big news for the boy that only likes to watch regis and kelly. now whenever he wakes up he says, "show? show?"

he is also obsessed with water. his other new favorite thing to say is "hawt wahtter" (hot water).

finally, my doctor has another doctor in his practice by the name of Dr. F. Kim Whittington. very gender neutral. today i noticed that one of the magazine subscriptions is under the name Frankie K. Whittington. now tell me, is dr. whittington a man or a woman? any guesses?

ps-a hint or not a hint- when i was working at washington mutual, we had two clients named eddie king. mr. eddie king and a mrs. eddie may king. we also had a mrs. edgie king. but that is another story.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

enough reagan already, what about pictures of mom and dad?

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
Theodore Hesburgh

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happy mother's day