Saturday, July 31, 2010

Little Rock Shower

On Tuesday night, we were given a shower at my Godmother's house. My aunt, cousin Lauren, Haley, and Kristin all helped her! The table was the best baby shower table I have ever seen! I couldn't believe it! It was so darn cute!!!!!! It was so fun getting to hang out with family and friends. Thanks to everyone who came and gave us presents! Once again, I can't tell you how blessed we are!

I let Rae-Marie have the camera and she did a great job taking pictures!! Here are some of my favorite!

Abby, me, and Kelley
Kristin, Rae-Marie, Me, Lauren, and Haley

My grandmother and IAll the girls
One of my favorite new outfits for Payne! It has a hog on it!

Thanks again, Pat, Aunt Karen, Lauren Kristin, and Haley!

This was my car coming home. It was packed! Thanks again to everyone!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Benton Shower

Last Saturday I went to Benton for my Baby Shower! Everything was so cute and I loved it! The table was decorated so cute and I love all the food! I didn't get very many pictures, but here are the few I got!

The super cute table!

Payne and I with JJ and Dee-Dot
Then we added the great grandmothers! Payne will be so blessed to have so many grandparents and great-grandparents.

Thanks to everyone who came and hosted the shower! We are so blessed to have so many people that love us!!! Thanks again!

Thursday, July 29, 2010


When I found out I was pregnant I asked my Papa if he would build Payne a bassinet for our room. He agreed and has been working hard on it for a long time now. Well, I wasn't allowed to see it until it was complete which I was told was going to be next Saturday. Though, at the shower on Tuesday night my step-mom brought a card and a gift to me and said open this last. I was really confused. She had asked my what I wanted and I said a breast pump or a gift card to apply to the breast pump. I never thought anything else about it. So I opened the card, a sweet little note, then I opened the present. There was a note in the present. It said, "Sorry your present came in late so I didn't have time to wrap it. Hold on and I'll go get it." Then she left. Next thing I know my dad is walking into the room. I thought he was bringing me a breast pump. (How awkward) Then I heard someone say he has a bassinet! Then I lost it and started to cry. (Kind of like, now when I am typing this). He had finished the bassinet and gave it to me at the shower. I absolutely love it! It was perfect!!!!! I can't believe he built it for my sweet little baby!!! Needless to say I cried and cried and hugged my Papa!!! I can't tell you how much I love it! THANKS PAPA!!!!!
Here are some pictures to show you how the moment went!

Words can not express how grateful I am!! Thanks Papa!
I didn't get to bring it home with me, but it will be here next weekend and I will show you more pictures!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

36 Weeks

9 Months! I can't believe it!
( I look a little rough, I worked all day)

I have been so busy over the past few days I haven't had time to update anything.

How My Life is Changing:

I am still craving peaches and tomatoes all the time. I still get reflux at night and need tums. I haven't been taking the sleeping pills because I just simply don't like to, but I am getting about 6 hours of sleep a night. Before I was pregnant I was getting like 10 so that is a big change. It is really hard to walk for long periods of time. My toes swell if I sit for too long.

Payne's Development:

I feel like he is getting lower each day. He is slowing down on how often he moves, but when he does move he gets crazy! I will find out next weeks how I am progressing.

Payne's Room:

It's filling up quickly with gifts! It is so sweet all the little things! I have got to get everything put away or he will come home to a messy room! EEK! His mommy won't like that!

Things to Look Forward too:

I have another shower this Saturday! I am super excited!
Doctor's appointment this coming Tuesday.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Ups and Downs of Being Pregnant

Wearing different flip flops in public
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Having sweet things with his name on them and looking at that sweet little boy with a button nose.

I'll let you decided which one is the up and which is the down.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

One Month Away!

That is what my 3rd graders would say and that is about the way we are feeling about now!
Payne's due date is only a month away!
I can't wait to see him and hold him!

I have been trying think about what this day will actually be like.
I daydream all day long! These are some of the things I think about:

Will he come in the middle of the night?
What am I going to be doing when my water breaks!
I'm going to be the one laying in the hospital bed with people taking pictures of me!
I'm going to have a little baby boy!
I am going to be in charge of another human life!
I wonder what color hair and eyes he'll have.
I wonder how big he will be? Huge with lots of rolls like me or little like Ryan?
I hope he likes to cuddle with me and wants me to hold him all the time!
This isn't going to be like babysitting! He is mine forever! I am in charge! I'll have to take him to the doctor when he gets sick or hurt!

My mind runs wild all the time! I am so excited that in only a short few weeks he will be here for my to hold!!!

I so can't wait for the day to finally be here! You have no clue how excited we are!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

35 Weeks

Well, only 5 weeks left! I can't believe it!

How my life is changing:

I'm always hungry and hot! I gained a pound at my last appointment. I have gained a total of 14 pounds now. I have noticed it is really hard to bend over. I can't put my tennis shoes on, now I know why I wear flip flops. Shaving my legs is also hard to do! My whole body hurts all the time. My feet and back are the worst. I find myself wondering when he is going to come all the time!!! I am so ready!

Payne's Development:

Doctor's appointment went well yesterday. She guessed that he weighs about 4 pounds. He is still very active, so that is good. He still needs a few more weeks in there before he is ready to make his appearance!

Payne's Room:

It's waiting on him!!!

Things to Look Forward too:

I have three showers in the next few weeks! Also I will get to see all my family next weekend!!!
Next appointment is the 3rd of August! We will be going every week after that.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Gus and Lucy

Adam and Heather's dog, Gus, came over during the couple shower a few days ago and played with Lucy! It had rained all day so needless to say they were both soaking wet and muddy! Not to mention that they were jumping in and out of the pool! It was so funny to watch them! Another great reason we love our neighbors! I took all the pictures from inside that is why some of them are funny looking or have the blinds at the top and bottom. There was no way I was going out there with them!

Gus would jump in the pool and turn around in circles and just splash around! I think Heather and Adam need to get him a pool of his own!!

I think they had a great time! Heather and Adam told us they had to give him two baths to get him clean! Haha! Sorry! :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Last Day In Colorado and Back to Normal Life

On our way home we went by the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. It was so beautiful out and very HOT!! One of my dad's friends works there, so he gave us a tour.

This is the chapel. They have a place in there for all religions to worship. It was crazy how many different places it had. On top of all of that it is so beautiful!
These are the dorms where all the cadets live.

Then we headed to lunch and on to the Garden of the Gods. They were amazing! I stood out of the sunroof to take pictures.

These last two pictures are of the Balanced Rock. You could drive in between them.

We arrived home on Saturday afternoon. Ryan then mowed the grass and I unpacked. I will be here a few days and then I'm headed to Little Rock for some showers and to spend time with the family!
Today Ryan woke me up and had breakfast made for me. Then we headed to church. After church we ate and I ran errands and Ryan headed to the golf course to practice for his tournament coming up. We are glad to have a normal life, for a few days anyways.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Colorado Day 5

Today we drove up to Blue Lake. On the way we stopped at this beautiful waterfall.

Then we drove to the lake and then walked up to the dam. It was so windy we had to wear our hoods to keep the wind from hurting our ears.

The mountain behind Ryan and I is Quandary, the mountain they climbed on Tuesday.
I was unprepared for the hikes they were taking me on. I had on a skirt and flip flops! But, I did have the prettiest toes!
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Colorado Day 4

The crew went White Water rafting yesterday morning. They had a blast!
Papa and Rae-Marie are on the left side. Their random friend Nancy, Ryan, and Tracey on the right!

When they got back Ryan and I went to the pool for a bit to hang out, but then it got really cloudy and cold so we came back to the room to get ready for Papa's birthday dinner.

We went to Eric's on Main Street. There was a wait so we played video games.

On the way back home we walked along the river.

When we got back to the condo we had a cake for Papa. Though we think the people that made it were a little high. You can be the judge of that. It look like a 5 year old wrote Happy Birthday. He got some new shoes for rafting that he wore that morning.

After cake and presents we played Chicken Foot and let Papa win since it was his birthday!