Friday, February 26, 2010

Emotional and Blessed Pregnant Mom

So it is Friday night and I am sitting at home while David is at work and Austin is asleep for the night and thought I would post about how blessed I feel. Haha! Might have been a bad idea because as I sat here I started to get all teary eyed. We have had so many memories over the years and some of the best since Austin has been a part of our lives. I look back at pictures of my two favorite men and I can't even begin to put into words what they mean to me. I can only imagine when Hunter enters the picture how full my cup is going to be. I mean I already feel as though it is overflowing. David has always been a great father but lately he has been Super Dad and an amazing husband! Austin I think falls more and more in love with his dad everyday and I don't blame him because his momma does the same thing. I think though Austin knows how mommy plays and how daddy plays and when it's just the three of us at home he will drag David around everywhere because daddy has the energy and mommy doesn't considering she is 8 months pregnant. When they play together they wear each other out. I think Austin wears David out more though. Austin is like the energizer bunny...he keeps going and going. Haha! I must say though that again it's another one of those things that you can't put into words what you feel when you see the man you love, your husband, being a dad. (You know I still think back to our first date...it really wasn't a date but when we first caught up with each other with a group of friends at Chili's and I sat across from David and the topic some how came up and his friends were talking about how David always wanted to have a kid. He always just has loved kids! I must say I am a blessed woman!) I wanted to post some of my favorite pictures of my two men from Austin's "baby" days because I can't wait to capture those when Hunter comes!

The day Austin was born! Couldn't be prouder!
Sweet dreams are always made when you have a dad like mine!
I've got you wrapped around my finger Daddy!
My two handsome men!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Valentines Day

I have to say I love being a mom to a boy and having a wonderful husband who can teach Austin how to treat his wife one day. I can't wait to have three boys' love! I must say I will be spoiled. So David and I decided we weren't going to do anything for Valentine's this year of course I follow the rules and he doesn't but I would be lying if I said I didn't LOVE what he got me. Saturday while I was getting my hair done and attending a bridal shower he took Austin to the mall to Build-A-Bear to "build" me a monkey. David had Austin record me a message which sounds something like this: David-"Say Mama" Austin-"Mama" David-"Say Love You" Austin- "Love You". So sweet! I will be honest and say that before I left for work on Monday morning after David had taken Austin to "school" I squeezed the monkey's hand to hear Austin's voice. David then took Austin to the Apple store because I got a new iPhone awhile back and never had a case for it so he let Austin pick one out and he did pretty good. For Austin's Valentine's present we took him to Meyer Park. He loves to be outside so it was a real treat for him! He of course loved it and came home and took a nap in his big boy bed while I painted in Hunter's room. When he woke up we let him paint a birdhouse that will be hung in the tree in Hunter's room. It was like Austin was making a valentine for his little brother. Below is a video of Austin painting the birdhouse. For him never having experience with a paint brush he seemed to know exactly what to do.

Austin adding the heart he kissed and pushing the pedal to add the stuffing to the monkey at Build-A-Bear.

Daddy and Austin checking out the geese by the pond at Meyer Park.

Austin's First Paint Touches on Hunter's Birdhouse
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Austin Making Handprints on the House and Painting Himself
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hunter's First Real Spotlight

Well I can't believe that almost two months have past since I last posted something I guess that is what happens when you are pregnant, raising a toddler, and teaching 22 first graders...YOU GET TIRED ALL THE TIME! Haha. I have written about Hunter some on our blog but figured now with having just 10 weeks left he should get his first spotlight on here. Hunter started off my pregnancy with a scare as most of you know when at about 9 weeks I had a huge bleed and had to go to the ER. I never had anything like that with Austin so it was super scary. Come to find out I had what they called a subchorionic hemorrhage. It was a relief but added a bit of scare for awhile because of the complications that can sometimes result in it. Needless to say it went away on its own and everything was smooth sailing until the glucose test. Haha! I went in thinking if Hunter wants to end his journey with a bang I will have gestational diabetes. I had failed the one hour with Austin so was okay with that but went on to pass with Austin...Hunter not so much. I have started testing myself four times a day: when I wake up and then two hours after every meal. I have been recording my glucose levels and EVERYTHING that I eat which has actually become very interesting to see what is in food. Haha. I meet with a nutritionist this Friday so it will be interesting to hear what she has to say. So haven't really figured out what all this means about our little man that is growing inside of me with the "drama" of a subchorionic hemorrhage and gestational diabetes...my thoughts have been he wants to come into this world knowing he has a place and doesn't want Austin to have all the attention. Haha. Well I have attached a photo of Hunter's 3D ultrasound. I must say he is a cutie! So excited about having another boy running around our house.