Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Chase has a new bedtime buddy named Aleigh. We've had it for a while but I just pulled it out of a box because we have let him start sleeping with blankets and loveys. Aleigh is his favorite and he can say the name. They are very happy together.

The final growth scan of the baby was today and the baby is 6.5lbs! That means this little one shouldn't exceed 7.5lbs by delivery day which is awesome! No 9.6lb baby this time. All is going well and we are just playing the waiting game until Dec. 2. Soon we will know if Chase is getting a brother or a sister. I am so excited!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


This is Chase's new obsession. We spend hours building towers and knocking them down. He's very creative with how he places them and tells Howard and me if it is okay for us to put our blocks on "his" tower or not. If he doesn't like where we put them he says "no" or grabs the block and gives it back or repositions it to his liking. It's been a week of constant block parties. :-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Winner Is...

Both of us! Howard and I tied in the first ever (and possibly last ever!) NASCAR fantasy picks our family ran for 36 straight weeks! Yours truly was the score keeper, and no, I did not cheat. I kept a running tally each week that was reported to all participants.
Peter, who got us all hooked on NASCAR in the first place, was the loser, or to be politically correct, took 5th place. All very funny since he had the most NASCAR knowledge to start the season. Now, we are all burned out from making our top 5, dark horse & last place picks and may never do this again. :-) The razzing and stuff was fun but picking all that stuff for 36 weeks in a row got really old.

For the moment, Howard and I will bask in our 2 seconds of family fame and enjoy getting to tease everyone else about the fact that we won. You all have been great sports!

On a side note, you can't see mom's score but she got 226 for 3rd place.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

We're closing in...

We are officially scheduled for a c-section on Dec. 2 at 8:30am. I have been having lots of Braxton-Hicks contractions lately, some that are quite intense, so the date only holds if the baby doesn't decide to come early! At the last growth scan the baby was in the 50th percentile, meaning it is completely average size at this time. Thank you Lord!
In the meantime I am sharing some photos of my only surviving mum from last year. My parents gave me 5 plants last year and only one came back. It is huge and beautiful and full of "fall". Hope you all are enjoying this last gasp of fall weather. I can't get enough of the beauty outside right now...