Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Best Days

Loving this song from Taylor Swift! I hope my girls will have memories like this.

And to my Momma, thank you for all the best days we've spent together. You were my first friend and have always been there no matter what. You encourage me every step of the way and are always on my side. You are truly my best friend! I love you!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Miss Priss!

Finally... Miss Priss' birthday recap post! My inspiration was the Little Miss/Little Mr books by Roger Hargreaves. Y'all know the books... Little Miss Bossy, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Chatterbox, etc... I didn't want to do a "theme", so I used pink, purple, and orange to tie everything together.

Her invitation used the cover artwork of the Little Miss Birthday book
I made the birthday banner for the mantel

Paper lanterns and balloons made the cupcake table festive. The kiddos decorated cupcakes for the activity and I personalized aprons so they wouldn't get too messy.

Food set up on the bar

Close up of the utensils

Pink, purple, and orange Juicy Juice for the kids

Miss Priss checking out all the presents!

Loving opening her presents! I made a t-shirt that said "Little Miss Payton" and the artwork from the book and invitation.

You can see one of the aprons on Reese... in purple trimmed in pink of course!

LC and I bought her a Cozy Coupe and she was THRILLED when LC rolled it into the house. It was quite the popular gift... all the kiddos wanted to ride.

Happy birthday sweet girl! The last two years have been the best of my life. You made the biggest dream I ever had come true when I became your momma. I love you!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Crazy Blessed - Month in Review

Whew! What a month it's been! I don't even know where to start....

The blessed part... our house sold after 5 1/2 months on the market. The crazy part... we had 3, yes 3, competing offers. We received the first offer the day before T was born (Sunday), the second offer on Monday and the third offer on Monday night. We were using the dry erase board in my hospital room to compare all the offers and decide which one to accept. We close on October 26!!

We were released from the hospital on Thursday, and we started looking at homes on Saturday. Pretty pleased with myself since I'm recovering from a C-section! We looked at what felt like a billion homes and put in an offer on a short sale (pre-foreclosure). There's nothing short about a short sale, so we might be moving into an apartment for a month or 2. We're just waiting to hear if the bank accepted our offer and praying that they make a decision soon. We could potentially move in at the end of October if they would hurry it up!

The new house (yes, it is in desperate need of some landscaping!)

Miss T is growing, growing, growing!
1 week old - 6 pounds 11 ounces
2 weeks old - 6 pounds 13 ounces
3 weeks old

1 month old! 7 pounds 15 ounces
Sisters in matching dresses!

And we celebrated P's 2nd birthday! (recap post coming soon)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Notes from School

Miss Priss started Mom's Day Out on Tuesday. Today there was a report for the week in her folder.

Mrs. Amy said, "Miss Priss is a pleasure. She really follows directions and is always excited about helping Mrs. Amy during clean up time. She is just so sweet. :)"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Big Sister P


Miss Teagan Kate. Born on August 24th at 7:31 am. 7 pounds 2 ounces. 18 inches long.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Build A Bear

This morning, we took Miss Priss to Build A Bear to make a little something for her and Little Miss. Turns out, you can't buy "little somethings", so we now have two large-ish stuffed animals (I think stuffed animals are the bane of any mom's existence... what do you do with all of them??). The plan is for P to take the animal up to the hospital when she first meets T.

P selected a bunny for sister and a kitty for herself. As we were waiting, she spotted this Hello Kitty monstrosity... luckily, we were able to distract and put it back in the bin!
Picking out the hearts for "Bunny" and "Meow"

Sewing up "Meow"

Holding Sister's finished bunny

Holding "Bunny" and "Meow"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

38 weeks

~ 2-3 cm dilated
After mentioning a few "symptoms" to Dr R, he was concerned I was leaking amniotic fluid. A fern test, a litmus test, and an Amniosure that they use in L&D all were negative... thank goodness because otherwise, Little Miss would be here!

With Miss Priss I was:
~ 1 cm dilated
~ 75% effaced

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

37 weeks

~ measuring 38 weeks
~ a finger tip dilated

With Miss Priss I was:
~ measuring 38 weeks
~ a finger tip dilated
~ 50% effaced

Based on the sonogram this morning, T weighs 7 pounds 4 ounces and is 20 inches long. That was Miss Priss' birth weight and length at 40 weeks! My c-section is scheduled for the 24th at 7 AM!! I'm extremely nervous, but know this is a sure fire way to avoid the 4th degree tear I had with P.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

36 week appointment

~ measuring a week ahead
~ cervix is completely closed
~ 25% effaced

With Miss Priss I was:
~ a fingertip dilated
~ 50% effaced
and still I was induced at 40 weeks

Friday, July 24, 2009

Teagan's Pink and Orange Sprinkle

I am so blessed to have the best friends ever! Elaine and Kristin threw a GORGEOUS pink and orange sprinkle for me last weekend (33 weeks).

4 generations... Aya, me/Teagan, and Nonnie

My friend Carole. She's due on the 31st with baby Charlotte. Yes, my belly is bigger than Carole's and she's 4 weeks ahead of me! Carole is so sweet and says it's because she's taller and carries closer to her body.

The Kappas minus Parra... It's so crazy to think I've been friends with these amazing ladies for almost 10 years!!

The drink set up. Mimosas and a yummy pink punch.

The food... baked brie, mini quiche, strudel bites, and fruit salad

The sweet cravings table!

Kristin made those adorable onesies on the clothes line.

Big and Little Sister tees from Aya.

The cutest tooth fairy pillows from the Barkleys. Mere always finds the.best.gifts!

Teagan's first bathing suit from Nonnie and Deeda. They gave P her first suit too. My kiddos are destined to be water babies.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Let's just call it the 34 week appointment

Teagan is measuring a week ahead (34 weeks 6 days), weighs about 5 pounds 7 ounces and is 18.5 inches long. Obviously these are only estimates, but DANG! she's a big baby. Payton was 7 pounds 4 ounces when she was born at 40 weeks. We discussed an induction or scheduled C-section at 39 weeks, so I don't have a 4th degree tear this time. The long term effects of another tear that severe are not pleasant at all. Dr R scheduled another sono in 3 weeks for a weight check, and we'll decide how to proceed.

Here's the 3D version... her face is smooshed against the placenta, so it's a tad distorted.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Birthday Parties!

Kelly turned her home tour into a tour of children's birthday parties this week!

I didn't participate in the tour of homes because I feel like my house isn't really my house right now... it's been totally depersonalized and personalization is what makes a home, in my humble opinion.

Miss Priss's 2nd birthday is quickly approaching and I need to figure out what we're doing, so it can be ready to go before Baby Sister arrives. I have the challenge of wanting to do something amazing like her 1st birthday, but having a 2ish week old thrown in the mix.

Here's a peak at P's first birthday.... a ONE-ders of the Sea themed party. Yes, it was in our backyard, but we had about 50 people over and it was a blast!

LC and I agree that home parties are the way to go until our kiddos can tell us otherwise.... and even then they might have to just deal with it!