Saturday, March 24, 2012

What the kids are wearing.....

Here's a a peek at our wardrobes for 2 adorable kids this spring and summer.

1. Our SheSheMade gown and Big Bro shirt

2. Simple polos for Jay- I needed some easy go-to basics that don't require a lot of matching and will be okay for playing around the house, company and going out and about. I got each of these for $5 each and sweet Mrs. Jones monogrammed them for us.

3. Lizzy's gowns

I bought these on a trip to Nashville right after we found out she was a girl. Go to The Little Cottage at the Factory at Franklin if you're looking for daygowns. Its remarkable that I only bought the half dozen I did. The selection was amazing.

I also love all of the diaper covers we've gotten...Another excuse to wear dressy daygowns everywhere we go!

4. We also have LOTS of Orient Expressed outfits from a trunk show I hosted in January. You just can't beat their sweet matching outfits. All of Lizzy's are a 6 Month for summer, so we will post pics once we grow into them!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Here she is!!

Lizzy is here and we have 7 zillion pictures to prove it!

Just before..

And After...

Lizzy came into the world at 12:37 p.m., 20 and 3/4 inches long weighing 8 pounds.

Everything went great with the delivery and I can't imagine things going more smoothly as we transition from a family of 3 to 4.

Friday, March 16
Jay stayed with Aunt Jenn and Davis while we went to the hospital. Dede and Papa waited for Lizzy to arrive and got to meet her, then Charles, Karla, Kelsey and CJ arrived in the afternoon and Jenn, Davis Sean and Weston got to come meet our little Miss Lizzy. We also got a visit from Mr. Pete and Mrs. Gloria.

Saturday, March 17
Dede brought Jay to the hospital and he got to meet his baby sister, although he was more interested in exploring we did manage a few photos and he talked to her a little bit.

Just as we anticipated.

Sunday, March 18
Daddy went to pick up Jay and have lunch, then came to the hospital for a much better visit. Jay was very interested in seeing and playing with his baby sister and even gave her a kiss!

Kate and Malley, Ryan, Brandi, Lily Kate and Layla came to visit while Jay was there and Jay, Malley and Lily Kate had a little banana-eating party.

Mr. Dan and Mrs. Heather came to visit as well, but we forgot to take any pictures.

Monday, March 19
Mommy, Daddio and Lizzy were more than ready to come home to Jay so we got rolling early and were discharged, packed up and home by lunch!

Daddio and his shadow. 

Jay was so exhausted from playing in his new chair that he decided to sleep in it!

Tuesday, March 20
Jay woke up to remember that his baby sister was home and he was so excited!!

All is well on the homefront. We've been to the doctor with Lizzy who was a bit yellow, but that seems to be clearing up. We're working on getting her days and nights straightened out and hoepfully will be on a good schedule soon. Jay is loving the attention and staying busy with Dede.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Just days away..

Lizzy will be here this week. FRIDAY if she waits for our scheduled c-section.

I am basically in wait and worry mode. No to-do's left on the list--except for find a house, have a baby....just trying to occupy Jay so he doesn't pick up on the winds of change in the air. Trying to occupy a 19.5 month old while 3 days from your due date is HARD. I knew it would be and will be so happy once Lizzy is here and the two-week-no-lifting ban is over. I feel like we're just biding our time, waiting for this train to take off...

..if you're wondering, yes, the kids Easter baskets are done. :) I got Lizzy a basket to match jay's from Catherine Burnett at Pink Peeps place. You can find her facebook here and her blog here. She's such a sweet friend whom I've gotten to know through the JLT and she makes great Easter baskets. This is not a great photo, but you can see the other side of Jay's here and Lizzy's matches. More photos to come once the kids open them. They both get new bathing suits courtesy of SheSheMade (Anavini) and Lizzy got another cute pink ruffled suit, sun hat and shades from Target, just like Jay got for his first Easter. They also are getting small toys and Jay has plenty of candy--oh, and this hooded towel from Target. :) Summer here we come!! :)

Jay is sweet and funny these days and busy as a bee. I hear "I CLIIIIIMMMB" many more times than I want to every day. He shouts this as he is climbing on everything in sight as he struggles to keep balance and not get caught. Word to the wise buddy--shouting "I CLIMB" alerts Mommy of your intentions and draws attention, but I really appreciate the heads up as I am moving at a snails pace most of the time.

We put Lizzy's bed up this week (can't you hear Jay shouting as he tries to climb in??) Jay just saw it and said "Lizzy bed." yes, buddy that's Lizzy's bed. It seemed too easy, I am waiting for the moment I find him in it or on it any day now.

The time changed this week and trying to adjust for Jay and re-train his bedtime while 40 weeks preggo is for the birds. The reality is that Mommy and Daddio will be at the hospital all weekend and bedtime will be up to Dede anyway. I'm not going to fight it, we'll work on that in 3 or 6 months when Lizzy has an actual bedtime and it's time to change back again. :) Take that, folks who decided we should change the time back and forth twice a year. Ha. 

Bags are packed, I think Jay is prepared (sort of) for us being away for a few days...and now we wait. This pregnancy has been smooth, fast and a tad more painful (lots of movement from this little gal PLUS everyone says 2nd, 3rd and 4th pregnancies are just more painful than the one one tells you that before you conceive again, by the way). No blood pressure issues this time--a). It's not the middle of summer, b). I'm a full-time mom now instead of a full-time employee of the Alabama Athletic Department, c). I chase a toddler all day--I really don't know the reason, but I am glad for a healthy 40 weeks and continue to pray for a sweet, healthy daughter at the end of the week.

I appreciate your prayers for all of us as we transition from zone coverage to man-to-man defense.

P.S. we also had a fun trip to the Zoo this week to celebrate our cousin Davis' 3rd birthday!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Naptime Project: First Time Bow-Making

While at Hobby Lobby this week I ran across this brochure about bow making. Ribbon was half-off, so I decided I would give it a whirl. If it didn't work out I could always use the ribbon when I make Lizzy's bow holder, so I had nothing to lose.

Here are the results from my first attempt...

 I learned quite a bit by just playing around with these and using the basic instructions from the booklet. No plans to become a professional bow maker, but these will work and I needed these colors for a few outfits we may wear in the hospital and didn't want to wait on having them custom made. I think it's a win.

One note-the pink/purple/white bow is the Triple-Stack bow from the brochure and I used the Xyron to fuse the ribbons together. This bow is pretty heavy due to that step.I think for a tiny baby I would skip the Xyron step and just use single layers at least on the solid colors where the front/back are the same.