Monday, November 20, 2006

I'm a bad updater

Sorry - I haven't updated in awhile. Lots has happened, but I just haven't been very motivated to write! It's hard to believe that 5 weeks from today baby Cora will be here. Crazy. People ask me all the time if I'm ready. What does that mean? Do I have everything I need? Just about. Ready for 2 kids? Not quite sure. Ready to not get any sleep? Definitely not. Wait - I don't sleep now. Okay, I can handle that one. Ready to not be pregnant anymore? YES. My doctor said that she is currently "transverse." That means, sideways. Nice. Already causing trouble. This explains why I have been so uncomfortable. He said that there is still plenty of time for her to turn - let's hope that happens soon!

What else has gone on....

My girlfriends at church gave me the sweetest shower! It was decorated so cute - and made me very excited to be having another girl! I am so blessed to be surrounded by such sweet friends! I'll post some pictures soon.

I saw two movies this weekend. I took Kaitlyn to see Happy Feet - very cute. She loved it. Sunday afternoon 9 girls from church went to see One Night with the King. It's really good too. I love going to the movies!

James is really enjoying his new job. He sells advertising for the Abilene Reporter News. He is enjoying much more than his previous job - and that makes everyone happy!

Kaitlyn is just growing and growing. She talks all the time about how her next birthday she will be four, and after that comes 5, and after that comes 6... all the way to 20. Slow down girl! Here are some of her favorite things right now:

* Playing cards. She is really into playing War - and usually wins. She also likes Slap Jack and Texas Hold Em - thanks James.

* Getting dressed by herself, and getting herself all clean in the bathtub. This sometimes takes awhile. She also makes "an ark" in the bathtub every night using her wash rag, an old toothbrush, some soap to make bubbles, and the foam letter B. I have no idea how this resembles an ark - but you have to appreciate it, or she gets mad.

* Singing songs. I bought a Praise Baby CD that she loves. Her favorite song is Here I Am to Worship. She calls it the lovely song. She knows every word, and it is just about the sweetest thing in the world to hear her sing it.

* Writing her letters. She loves to write her name and Cora's name. She loves for me to draw shapes that she can cut out. She likes to trace squiggly lines and draw hearts.

* She can and enjoys reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. I guess she learned this at school. Hilarious.

* When people on the worship team at church raise their hands - she thinks they are waving at her and very excitedly waves back.

* She hates brushing her teeth. She used to be really good about it, but now she gags and cries huge tears. I've tried like 3 different flavors, but no hope yet. Any suggestions?

* Saying her prayers and reading her Bible. Her favorite Bible is the one that the Elders from Prestoncrest gave her when she was born. Her favorite page is the one with a picture of Samson on it. She is obsessed with it and always falls asleep with the bible opened to that page.

I guess I'll stop there. Kaitlyn brings so much joy and laughter into our lives - I get a little sad when I think about it not just being her anymore. But she is SO excited about "her baby" and taking care of her, I know she will be great.

Monday, November 06, 2006

One more picture..

46 days and counting...

Yes, I counted down the days. I'm so ready to not be pregnant anymore, but I can't say that I'm quite ready for another baby yet either. Crazy how that works. This weekend we got a lot of work done in the nursery/guest room. It's coming together, and that makes me even more exctied about meeting Cora. I got her baby book this weekend and there are 2 pages in there that say, "A Few Things about your Mommy," and "A Few Things about your Daddy." My mom goes, "There needs to be a page that says, A Few Things about Your Sister." I thought that was hilarious. If only we could warn Cora what she is about to get into.

I'm definitely uncomfortable. I still have contractions everyday. Mostly when I am up walking around alot. My legs freak out and move uncontrollably at night, or when I am in the car. Poor James has been involuntarily kicked on numerous occasions. I have carpel tunnel in my wrists. That makes my fingers go numb quite often. If I eat any more ice, I'm sure my teeth will fall out. But I just can't stop eating it!

However, I LOVE feeling her move around. I love it when she gets the hiccups, or when she pokes out so much I can literally pinch her arm or her foot. I love watching Kaitlyn's face when she feels or sees her move. I love that every time James talks to her or tries to feel her move she kicks him. I love being so blessed that God has given me another miracle to carry around and soon give life to. I'm honored that he chose me as her Mommy.

Here are a few pictures that my friend Hannah took of Kaitlyn and I this weekend.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

A few more Halloween pictures....

Kaitlyn and JoJo... I'm pretty sure she got the most candy at this house!

She loves all things skeleton. Anyone that she saw dressed like one, she loved. She shook this one's hand for about 5 minutes.

Kaitlyn and Emma with the ghosts...

Sweet girls..

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trick or Treat!

We had so much fun with Kaitlyn last night. This was her first year to REALLY get into running from house to house, ringing the doorbell and saying Trick or Treat. Except, she added her own version. At the very first house we went to she got a bag of Skittles. She quickly took them out of her pumpkin, proceeded to hand it back to the person, and said "No thank you, do you have any chocolate?" Yep, that's my girl. So, every single house after that she didn't just say Trick or Treat, she said "Trick or Treat! I don't like Skittles!" It was hilarious.

She went dressed as a cheerleader this year, and had lots of fun going with her friend Emma - the witch. It was pretty chilly outside last night, so we had to add on to her costume a little bit. But they still looked really cute. The neighborhood we went to goes all out for Halloween. One of the houses you could even go inside to see their entire Halloween "village."

Of course, I can only load one picture right now.. I'll try to put the rest on in a little bit.