Monday, September 27, 2010
Actually, it's been kind of a blessing that Alice hasn't arrived yet. Week before last, my grandmommy fell while we were having lunch and broke her hip. After being in the hospital for a week, she has now moved to a rehab facility so she can get back up and at 'em soon. My mom has been in Louisville with her ever since she fell, so she asked Alice for a few extra days to let the chaos subside a little. Guess Alice is just listening to her Mimi and trying to make things a little easier on everyone!
But we're ready whenever she does decide to join us! Her room is ready, car seat is installed, our bags are packed, etc. So now we just wait.....
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Look how cute!
Christi Hayne's fabulous cake bites! Yum!
Her little clothesline with monogrammed onesies and bibs and goodies! So cute!
Me and the lovely hostesses: Kristen, Katie, Amy, Julie and Lindsey.
The Bad and The Ugly: In other, not so fun news, I lost my job last week. I was a victim of the state government "budget-balancing" layoffs. I, maybe foolishly so, believed that my job was secure at least until I had the baby and returned from maternity leave. Silly me. Needless to say, this news took us by surprise and caused some major stress in the Williams household. Fretting about health insurance, money, etc. is not really how I planned to spend the last 4 weeks of my pregnancy. But I'm not going to let this rain on my parade. Staying stressed isn't good for me and it certainly isn't good for the little lady so I'm trying to stay upbeat and concentrate on all the good things we have coming our way. Alice is what matters most to us now and no silly job (or lack of that silly job) will take away from our excitement about her. So there.
On the bright side, I'm kind of enjoying my newly found free time! I've tagged along with Joey on his work day trips, worked on things for Alice's nursery, cooked, napped, caught up on my DVR, etc. It's been kinda fun! The whole housewife thing is kinda lovely. Maybe I'll even have time to update this blog more than once a month!
This week begins our weekly doctor appointments. I'll update soon on Alice's progress!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Some of the gals enjoying their goodie bagsSydney picked out this onesie all on her own..it says “new in town”. How cute!
Joey’s sweet grandmommies
Some of the kiddos helping me with “the big gift”
Thursday, July 8, 2010
So Alice has been moving like cra-zay. Always kicking and dancing. We were sitting at a restaurant this weekend and some oldie but goodie disco hit titled “Bad Girls” came on and that seemed to be her jam. The little sis had some rhythm, too. Not sure how I feel about her anthem being a song titled “Bad Girls” but hey at least she has some moves. She has the hiccups all the time, too. At first I had NO idea what was going on in there. I thought I could feel her heart beating and it kinda freaked me out. I consulted my expert, Mr. Google, and came to the conclusion that it was just a case of hiccups. She has them like 4 or 5 times a day at least. At first I worried that they were annoying her, but everything I read says that she shouldn't be bothered by them at all. She’s just a busy little bee!
This website I read has updates each week about how the baby is growing and developing. Here’s what it says this week: (Btw, why do they pick the strangest fruits and veggies for size references…a Chinese cabbage? Really? )
By this week, your baby weighs two and a quarter pounds (like a Chinese cabbage) and measures 14.8 inches from the top of her head to her heels. She can blink her eyes, which now sport lashes. With her eyesight developing, she may be able to see the light that filters in through your womb. She's also developing billions of neurons in her brain and adding more body fat in preparation for life in the outside world.
She’s chunking up! Yay! She wants to be just like her mama.
I’m going to try my bestest to update more regularly. Still trying to get the hang of the blogging thing. I have a doctor’s appointment next Friday. Hoping to hear that all is still well with the little one!
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Here's the bedding we ordered for her awhile ago. It's cute and very girly. Next up..paint! Any suggestions?
Thursday, June 10, 2010
We have made some progress on her nursery, but still have a long way to go. Who am I kidding; we have no furniture, haven’t painted and have no clue what to do in there. But hey, we do have some bedding! She may be using that beautiful, colorful bedding inside of a dresser drawer if her parents can’t get their tushies in gear. We are planning to go pick out furniture this weekend. We (well, I) wanted to paint the walls a coral, salmon-ish color, but after painting a little sample it seemed to be a bit much. We tried a green and it looked like someone rubbed guacamole all over the walls (which then of course lead to a Mexican craving). So we don’t really know what to do. Salmon or guacamole? Neither option is really tickling my fancy at this point, so it’s back to the drawing board I guess.
Not sure if yall have noticed but it’s HOT outside. Everyone warned me that I would feel hot all the time once I got to a certain point in my pregnancy and they were right. One day a few weeks ago, m y office was around 80 degrees, the AC was acting up in my car AND at the house. It was like 85 degrees everywhere I went. Looking back now, it makes me laugh but I literally thought I was going to die. It was the day I got my first cankle. Needless to say we got the AC in the car and at the house fixed right away. I totally pulled out the pregnancy card, too. “Um yes hi, I need someone to come fix our air today please, I don’t care what it costs, it’s really hot in our house and I’m pregnant and now I have a cankle and we need help please…like today”. Thank goodness a woman answered the phone at this AC service place; it was fixed within a couple of hours. Score!
But the little lady and I are doing great. Nothing but good news from the doctor, which is always a huge relief. When we had an ultrasound about a month ago, they said she has long legs. Not sure where those come from, but we love it. We just can’t wait to see her! I’m just so ancy to give her a smooch and a squeeze. Sometimes I just get out her tiny clothes and tiny diapers and just parade them around the house. So weird I know but all this miniature stuff of hers is just so stinkin’ cute!
I’ll try to post some pics of little Alice soon!