Friday, July 23, 2010

Tessa's Birthday Party

I put the pictures in reverse order but in any case you can see that she got tired after her 3rd or 4th outfit change! It was such a good day with great friends and family. I am so happy to have the friends and family that we have and that Tessa can look back on the pictures that Aunt Ingrid took. THey are so beautiful and she did this without asking...what a blessing she was on that day. We never would have gotten all the ones we did if it wasnt for her.

Tessa's so big and growing every day now. She's now walking on her own, but we have to remind her that she can or she seems to forget that she is fully capable of doing it.

She finally took milk out of the sippy cup today. I was worried that she would refuse for a while but thank God she finally took it, so my quest for ending the bottle is finally on the horizon.

Other than that, enjoy the pictures I posted. Those of you who were there thank you a million times over for being there, it was a wonderful day.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Have you noticed that its hot outside?

I was just watching the news and they are saying that this is shaping up to be the hottest July on record. I'm so lucky to be pregnant during what could be the hottest July on record! It's been rediculous dealing with this heat. I simply dont know how women did it without air conditioning!! My mind just cant imagine it!

Friday, July 16, 2010

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Tessa's One Year Old!!

Happy birthday to my little girl! I love her so very much and want the world for her.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Great News!

We went to the doctors last night for our 30 week checkup and sonogram. Jake is SOO big, weighing in at a whopping 3lbs and 10 ozs!! He's ahead of Tessa at this same point but will not be too much bigger. He was sucking on his toes and all scrunched up in me. Its still surreal that I'm having another baby but he will be here in 8 weeks from tomorrow so the reality of baby number 2 will be here before I know it.

We're so blessed to be having another healthy baby and so excited to see whether he looks like Tessa!! It was crazy whent the doctor started talking about what time I will be brought into the hospital and how long it will take once Im admitted into the hospital...I almost began to cry because its more real than ever.

One way or another, Im so happy to have this little undle of joy come into our life.

Monday, July 5, 2010


I'm so tired today. Its getting harder and harder to keep energy up now that Im 30 weeks pregnant and keeping Tessa happy, occupied and content throughout the day. She's such a good baby and Im so blessed that she's all over the place and never stops moving, but of course at the same time its just exhausting for me. I dont want to say it, but I look forward to our little boy being here because I'll have an easier time getting around, bending, simply just being. Its no joke being preggers with a baby so little ( know what Im talking about:). Its actually insane and the looks I get from people are a little rude and there are those people who feel it necessary to speak their mind when they see me with Tessa in my arms and an unmistakable belly full of life. Those people can bite me (Im saying this in the most polite way possible).

This baby is moving more and more and Im dying to see how big he's gotten on the 14th when we have a sonogram. Its been so long since I've had one with him and I laugh because I swear I had one every 3-4 weeks with Tessa because I called at the slightest wierd feeling and I wanted to make sure that everything was fine, but I just dont have the time to do that with this pregnancy. THere are days when I even ask myself, "did I feel him move?" And then I just wait and second and there it is...I feel a kick or punch! By the way, Christy...his name is Jake. Not Jacob..but Jake Robert. We're so excited to have him be part of our family and I'm most definently looking foward to life without a belly again!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

No More Formula!!!!

I dont have to buy formula anymore...well at least for another 4 (or so) months! This is so exciting!! I didnt realize how amazing it is to simply pour milk into a bottle rather than mixing the formula. How amazing!! My baby is growing up and its crazy. I'm going to have a toddler in two weeks and an infant in two months. Life is officially insane and I better embrace the insanity. I pray that the Lord will give me the patience and grace to handle myself with poise and clarity over the next few months as time winds down with our family of three and turns into a family of four. Its been a little bit of a rough transition for Tess with being home and her schedule changing a little so my patience (and sleep) have been drained. ROb and I could use a night at a hotel just to simply sleep-trust me nothing else would happen, my belly is too big!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A couple of Pics

Tessa in the hot tub! She loves going in (dont worry we keep the temp down for her and myself!!) Shes too cute!
She had no idea with to do with the animals at White Post Farms. They were big and a little scary to her. Even though she didnt cry she didnt want to get too close!

Ms. Tessa...who does she look like? Everyone says something diffeurent. What do you think?

THe puffs beside her are like baby crack. I've gotten her onto other snacks now but good lord did that child go nuts when she saw the container.