Monday, November 30, 2009

Crunchy Pancakes

I love crunchy pancakes at the cracker barrel. I seriously think they are my favorite food group in the whole world. I am so lucky that my husband doesn't mind going with me several times a month to get my crunchy pancake fix! Since I've grown larger in the last 2 months I get some good stares at the crack house when I go in to eat. You know you are on display anytime you get seated there because EVERYONE looks at you. This Sunday we ate there on our way home from Vidalia and I had to giggle at this little girl who was pointing and asking her mommy about my belly. :) So funny. I love the questions people ask and the funny things that people say. Yes--I'm pregnant. I'm due January 25th. Nope... not twins. Just one--I hope! Its a boy and yes he's BIG. I'm praying he comes earlier than his due date--but not TOO early! Here are the latest belly pics so you can get some idea of what this belly looks like! 32 weeks and counting down to the due date.

Monday, November 23, 2009

His Room

We have been slowly but surely working in that room I call a nursery. Why do we call it that anyway!? It is my baby's room.
We--well... really I had decided long ago that Noah's Ark would be my baby room decor. I am so blessed to have married an art teacher who has this kind of stuff down to a science. We started with a drawing and added the paint today! I am so proud of the 'work in progress.' I had some help from Daryk drawing it and from McKenzie who helped me paint today. I was insistent on the animals being REAL colors and not silly colors. I spent time researching each animal to get an idea of their coloring and markings so we could paint them and make them look like (well TRY to look like) they do in real life. We have a gazelle, an antelope, a panda bear, giraffes, a lion, an elephant and hippo, a monkey, some fish, and a few birds. All of them are as real as possible.

His furniture is from my collection of antiques (minus the crib--it is new).... a wash stand by the window. Chest of drawers that's full of clothing already! The dresser will double as my 'changing table' and I'm really excited about the rocking chair/glider. Love it! I hope to spend hours in that chair rocking and reading to my little man. He has quite a supply of books already thanks to BeBe and Aunt Patsy.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes... and Pop

We are so blessed! We had another shower this weekend and got lots of great stuff for Hayes. I have to stop myself from calling him Baby Hayes... I'm worried that I'll keep calling him that after he gets here and I just want him to be Hayes. I got to see some old friends Saturday and my little cousin Laura Ann. She did not quite understand the baby in belly concept. She kept trying to look up my dress to see him and she was quite puzzled that we just had a belly and no real baby to look at. She asked a few other ladies if they had babies in their belly too. :) I can't wait to hear what she asks her parents about that later!
Sunday afternoon we had family dinner/lunch for mom's birthday. Lunch was amazing as usual and the family was funny as well. Pop asked me how much weight I had gained and I told him. He has decided I can't be called 'little momma' anymore. I'll have to be 'big momma' Awesome. I love my Pop. He's just so precious. I had a really good time with my family this weekend. Kitty made an AMAZING peanut butter pie for us yesterday.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Nursery Puzzle

We started working in the nursery this weekend. Furniture from the basement--beautiful oak pieces that look great in the room. A new crib and glider courtesy of the mom in law. :) I'll post some pictures soon. I put all his clothes up in the drawers and we are working on the closet cleanout so we can put his stuff in there as well. I never knew babies came with so much stuff! His room is going to be so much fun once it is all done. I assembled the crib with little help (because I wanted it done and because I'm stubborn) and did a pretty good job! Hayes has a little jungle full of animals in his room to welcome him. The mural will be ready in a few weeks! I can't wait to have it all ready for him when he gets here.

He has plenty of clothes to fill his closet and drawers. I'm also obsessed with shoes so he's got pleny of those as well! We are so blessed with family and friends who care. I can't wait to see what we will get this weekend at the shower!

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Man Party

Daryk had a Diaper Shower Saturday for the GA/FLA game. We are so blessed with people who LOVE us! Our family and friends both were so generous. Almost 900 diapers and wipes of various sizes were added to our baby collection! Our friend Josh had the best advice--he walks in and says "Nobody told me diapers were $30 a box. I'm never having kids." Hilarious.

We had a great time and visited with some great people. Lots of wrestling coaches and some of our coaches from school as well. I know that the food was good and we loved being around MawMaw and PawPaw--Dad and Sheila. Even Papa Jack came. I only took a picture of the stack of diapers?? I must have been distracted by the food--I know it wasn't the game!

We (and by WE I mean ME) are planning to work in the nursery this weekend. I'm patching holes in the wall and going to touch up the paint. Don't worry--the room will be well ventilated and I'll be sure to take plenty of breaks. Hayes has a crib and a rocker on the way. As soon as those things get here we will begin to set up his room!

Happy LATE Birthday to Pop, Haley, Aunt Patsy AND Happy Birthday this week to Grandma Ouida!