Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tucker update

Well....I'm 37 weeks, went to the doctor today, and here's the report:


Apparently my kids really enjoy hanging out on the inside.
I never had any action with Parker either.
Looks like this guy is hanging in for the duration.
I guess that's what I should be striving for, just would like a little excitement added to the waiting:).
But, overall, he's healthy, so I'm good. Really good.

On to other things...
Parker tracked me down the other day with my cell phone.
She walked in her room as I was putting laundry away, and says,

"Here mom. Someone texted you."
She's so darn cute I could just eat her....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Baby Tucker

We are now less than a month out from having a baby...if all goes according to plan:).
Our house has been abuzz with baby prep for weeks now, and it feels good to say his room is at least put together.
We still have a few things to do...frame to hang, shelf or 2 to buy, closet to organize.
But overall, it's ready.
And, I actually remembered to break out the camera for some painting pictures.

Poor Mitchel taped and taped and taped so we could get lines on the wall.
It was crazy.
Parker of course thought it was great fun sticking tape on the walls.
And on herself.
(that paint was dry- phew)

My man.
He worked so hard, as usual.
He did all of P's room by himself, and the majority of this one.
Poor guy. He's just darn good at it.
I did paint an orange line all by myself.
But this room is his.
Such a great dad...

Elmo chipped in, too.

And, of course, the big sis.
It was all so very exciting.
He painted a lot at night, so she'd help, then head to bed.
Then the next morning would wake up to see what all dad had done in Tuck's room.
Thrilling to a 2 year old:).

And here it is.
The bed, the dresser, the stripes, and the monkeys.
All waiting for a sweet little boy to move in.

I'm in love with those guys.
Mitchel's not jealous.
At least, I don't think...

My mom said she hopes we're not encouraging bad habits with the monkeys.
I hadn't thought of that...

Mitchel's monkeys.
Drew free hand, painted free hand.
I told you....the man is good.
I sat on the floor & talked while he painted.
What a great wife:).
It's so fun to watch him, though. He makes it look easy.
It's NOT.

We went to the doctor on Tuesday.
All is great. Although there's no action of yet.
My mom's always great to remind me that it's still early.
She was 10 days late with me & 14 with my sister. She's good at encouraging those of us who have to wait for our babies:).
I measured a little small (it was so refreshing to be called SMALL for a change- give me just a second to relish in that- ahhh- okay) but he told me it was fine. He's just low, so he's not filling up his space as much.
I did gain weight. Ho- hum.
We'll keep you all posted. Pray for us!
Patience & peace & health.
We're ready to meet this guy...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pumpkin Patch 09

We hit the Rockwall Pumpkin Patch a couple of weeks ago.
We really enjoy the pumpkin patch.
Just makes it feel like fall.
Parker caught on to the excitement big time this year, which made it even more fun.
She was quite thrilled with every pumpkin that crossed her path.
She had hers all picked out before 5 minutes had passed.
I like girls who can make good decisions and stick to them! :)

My sweet girl.
Still find it hard to believe she's so big.

That's the one.
She found it, and didn't let it go.
It's sitting right out front as we speak.

Me and my girl.
Like her new "smile?"
It comes out with the camera.
Keep looking. It'll crack you up...or at least, it cracks me up.

Yep, always that sweet.
I love them.
He's just a special daddy.
She'll realize that one day...

Picking out a baby Tucker pumpkin.
Then we bought her one to paint PINK at home.
She had told me a week or so before that she was going to pick out a pink pumpkin.
So, I decided, since they don't come pink, she should get to create her own.
I have pictures of that, but we'll save those for later...

Then came the fun.
Picking out pumpkins is not the only thing to do at the pumpkin patch.
Oh no.
Didn't you know....there's face painting,

(where all the examples had to do with halloween, but my GIRL wanted pink- that's all she'd say, so the nice lady smiled & said, how about a heart- she whole heartedly agreed:).)

and crafts,

(yes, I know- I put this picture here on purpose- trying to keep memories alive- and I recently read a post about how important it is to make sure to have pictures of yourself with your kids-here's my contribution- ugh)

(Is that a smile??
That wreath is hanging on her door.)

and firetrucks!!
See, the smile continues.
Silly kid...
(she pushed every button she could reach on that truck)

We left with 5 pumpkins. 
One for each of us.
And one to be painted pink.
We also took home a beautiful fall wreath & a little 2 year old with a pink heart on her face.

And....I'll leave this long post with this...
Tucker update coming soon.
His room is completely painted (my kids rooms are my favorite in the house), his bed is assembled, his dresser delivered (and in a million pieces- poor Mitchel), & a big plan for shopping tomorrow. His laundry is being washed and folded, and I'm finding myself getting increasingly excited over this new little boy about to invade our family. I really can't wait to meet him.
I have an appointment on Tuesday, and hopefully I can post about that & have pics of his room.
So check back for monkeys & news:).
It won't be long....
and I can't believe it.