Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

We celebrated Nellie's 32nd birthday earlier this month. We had a great family dinner at my grandparent's. Birthday boy's choice-breakfast for dinner. Yum! Fisher and I gave Daddy car detailing attachments for his shop vac. They have already been used and approved. Not on my car, though... :)

We love you, Daddy! Happy birthday!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Many Faces of a Big Brother

We had a mini photo shoot with Fisher in his big brother shirt in hopes of using some of the pictures for a baby annoucement. He didn't exactly cooperate (big surprise there), so we went with a different way of annoucing the pregnancy. We did get some cute pictures, though, just ended up not using them.

Fisher is the cutest big brother I've ever seen!

love his expression in this one. Say what?! big brother who?

Love this sweet boy so much and can't wait to have two babies to love on!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


We finally got around to letting Fisher try eggs a few weeks ago. Honestly, I had forgotten that he could finally have them! We don't cook eggs very often, so it never crossed my mind.

When he finally tried them, he had mixed reviews. He would like one bite, then spit out the next. I think we'll have to keep trying them to see how he really feels!

ha! loved that I captured this look!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fisher is 14 Months Old!

he was obsessed with trying to get his sticker off!

"It won't come off!!"

"I'm over these pictures. I'm getting down now. "

*Fisher weighs about 21 pounds.

*He wears cloth diapers and 6-9/6-12 month outfits, depending on the brand. He has one 12-18 month outfit he can wear.

*He can walk! He has been taking steps for a few weeks now. He is getting more steady the more he walks. He can take up to 10-20 steps at a time now, but only if he's barefoot. Shoes make thing a little more difficult. He is so cute toddling around.

*He is a climber! Stairs, chairs, you name it, he climbs it!

* He still has a great appetite. Most of the time, he is very willing to try whatever I give him. His current favorites are blueberries and bananas. He is still working at drinking out of a sippy cup, but is getting better.

*He still loves to be outside. We play outside almost every day, although we don't stay out for very long since it's so hot.

*He's sleeping in his bed every night. He still flips and flops all over the bed. He will stand up in the bed when he wants to get out. He's also gnawed on his crib rails.

* He is loving books right now, which makes this momma very happy! We read multiple books several times a day, and we always read a book before prayers and bedtime.

*Breastfeeding about 4-5 times a day (when he takes a bottle, it's usually 6-9 ounces). He's back to waking up 1-2 times a night, but still sleeping until around 9 most mornings. We've added a bottle of almond milk to his bedtime feeding. He takes it like a champ! He is still napping twice a day, usually an hour long each nap.

*His vocabulary is really developing. His favorite word is still "DaDa". He will sometimes say "MaMa". Other words include duck, dog, Duchess, outside, choo-choo, bath, how do, tractor (his new favorite word! He is always saying it), ball, light, hot. His words are hit or miss-sometimes he'll say them, sometimes not. He's also appearing to be picking up on some signs. He understands "milk", and will (somewhat) sign "all done" sometimes.

*He loves to play in the floor with his toys. He loves anything with wheels; he likes to push his toys across the floor. His favorite toy right now is his Cozy Coupe and his push walker.

*He is very loving. He loves to give hugs and lay on you (only when he's in the mood).

*He is very attached to his lovie. He drapes it over his face when he sleeps, chews on its head, and talks to it. He now wants to have it when he's not in his crib. We now have two more lovies-one stays at Yaya's and one is for the car. :)

*He is still very much into sucking his thumb. When he's tired he sucks his left thumb and rubs his face with his lovie in his right hand.

*He is getting better at object recognition. When you ask him to point to your nose/mouth/ears/eyes, he can-he's the best at nose and ears, though. He will also get his book, ball, lovie when asked. He'll point out a tractor in his book when asked where it is. He will also point to a light and say "light", as well as point to something hot (like a cup of coffee) and say "hot".

*Still loves taking a shower.

* He has ten teeth! He has four on the bottom and four on the top. He has his top and bottom left side molars. He's working on the right side.

*Nicknames: Fishy, Bubs, Bubba, Bubby, Baby, Buddy, Fisher-man, love

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Miracle in the Making

I'm just now getting around to updating the blog world, but Fisher is going to be a big brother!

 We are due March 19th and couldn't be any more excited/nervous/scared-ha! We had been trying for several months for baby #2 in anticipation that it would probably take a while. And, it did. Six months exactly, just like with Fisher. :)

God really worked on me during those six months. Patience, trust, letting go and letting God-you name it, He was telling it to me! It's so hard to relinquish the control that you never had in the first place and give all of your hopes and dreams to God, Who already knows them.

I was a few days late when I decided to take a pregnancy test, completely believing that it would be negative. My cycles aren't regular (sorry if this is TMI, but I want to remember!), and I wasn't having any symptoms, so I was expecting a big fat not pregnant. However, that is not what I saw when those 3 minutes were up. :) I was beyond floored and so excited! Fisher gave Daddy the pregnancy test the next day. He was a little shocked.

We went for our initial appointment and ultrasound. By the dates I was 8 weeks, although I knew I wasn't that far. Ultrasound confirmed I was six weeks. It also showed a subchorionic hemorrhage, which can lead to a higher rate of miscarriage. Not what I was expecting, but what I was afraid of. That, combined with the fact that I was experiencing absolutely no signs of pregnancy like I did with Fisher-nausea, fatigue, etc-terrified me. I was put on "pelvic rest" and ordered not to pick up anything heavier than Fisher.

Roughest two weeks ever. I prayed, I worried, I went through what ifs in my head. I finally started having some fatigue and nausea and was so excited-haha!! Followup ultrasound showed absolutely no signs of a hemorrhage! What a huge weight was lifted off of us! I finally felt like I could celebrate and be excited about having a baby! And now we could tell our families!

Fisher wore his "big bro" shirt to YaYa and Pops to tell them. They were over the moon excited! Hubs called his mom, since we couldn't tell her in person since she lives out of town. The greatgrandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins were equally excited. We also found out that my cousin and his wife, who live in East Tennessee, are expecting the week before us!

So, here we are now. 10 weeks along, and I'm tired, nauseous, and loving every minute of it. I nap when Fisher naps, and work though the nausea. I"ve only had to pull out the Zofran a few times. My house is a wreck, and I haven't cooked in a while because I have no energy. I'm hoping once the second trimester hits, I'll feel better. However, all of this fatigue might have something to do with a certain 14 months old boy who gets into everything. :)

We are excited about what the future is bringing us and are so thankful for the blessings that God has already shown us throughout this pregnancy. We can't wait to see what He does next in the life of this precious baby!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Honest Thoughts on Nursing

I read this blog post written by celebrity Ali Landy and LOVED it. I loved that she is open about breastfeeding, and also loved that she is open about difficulties that she encountered while she was breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is hard, but it is SO worth it. We're 14 months in, and still going strong. Do I know how much longer we'll keep going? Nope. Are you less of a mom if you don't breastfeed? Absolutely not. But if you are able to/choose to breastfeed, you can understand the blog post that Ali wrote. August is National Breastfeeding Month, so I'm doing my little part to promote it.

Just a little food for thought. Enjoy! :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Playing Catch Up

I'm finally getting around to blogging. Here are some pictures from the last few weeks from my phone; real camera pictures to come later.

Having water time outside

He's been watching the dogs too much :)

Front porch sitting

Practicing standing

Clapping because he has a ball

Daddy had minor outpatient surgery last week

Tractor Supply trip with Daddy

Breakfast with YaYa

Eating strawberries

Messy avocado face

And that's about it for us! I'll try not to go weeks between posts anymore, but I make no promises!

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