Tuesday, 17 February 2009

27 Pair of Socks

Yes, you read that right. Not 27 dresses, but 27 pair of socks. Do you have a pile of socks that don't match stashed away somewhere? How long have they been there? When do you finally throw them away?
Well, during my nesting period before Eli was born, I decided to get rid of those mismatched socks that live in the cabinet above my washing machine. I had all of my laundry done, and closets were cleaned out, so I figured it would be safe to see what matches I had, and part with the rest.
So guess how many matches I found when I pulled them all out...that's right...27 pair! I can't even tell you what I was feeling after that accomplishment. I had such a natural high when I found all of those matches. But after that, I thought I may have matches for the others somewhere, and put the rest back in the cabinet. Will I ever throw them away? Or will the cheapo in me always hope that there is a mate for them somewhere in my house?

Thursday, 12 February 2009

My cup runneth over...

My baby is here! Eli Patrick was born Tuesday, February 10 at 1:45 am. 7 lbs 4 oz (same weight of my other 2 kids...crazy) 20 1/2 inches long. The birth was a beautiful (yet painful...thanks Adam and Eve) experience. Eli is healthy, and so am I! We got home yesterday, and things are going smoothly.

Last night, while were were saying our prayers, Alex was holding Eli, and said "Dear Jesus, thank you so much for blessing our family with this precious baby." His little voice was so sincere, and me, Tadd, and my mom were crying before it was all over! He is so excited to have a brother!

Hadley loves her brother too, and wants to hold him all of the time. I feel so blessed to have three healthy children! Thanks for all of your prayers and support!

Monday, 9 February 2009

"It's all happening..."

If you didn't know, the quote "It's all happening" came from my favorite movie of all times, Almost Famous.

Anyway, I'm in labor! It's all happening, slowly but surely as it has with my other 2 kiddos. Started timing contractions around 5 am, and they were 10 minutes apart. Then they stopped when I got out of bed at 7:00. Had my midwife appointment at 11:30 and she said I was for sure laboring. 3-4 cm 80% effaced, baby is 0 station.

So here it is about 14 hours later, and contractions are erratic, but strong. So say your prayers tonight that this doesn't drag on for days. I'm ready to meet my little boy/girl! I can't say I'll post when the baby is born, but definitely when I get home.

Oh, by the way. I'm watching the Grammy's I recorded last night so I can report back on Grammy fashions. I'm sure that'll be on the top of my list post-delivery!

Ciao for now!

Friday, 6 February 2009

Do we become our Mothers?

This cracks me up. If you haven't seen "The Mom Song," you must watch. What cracks me up, is I can hear my mom and myself saying these things. Do we become our mothers when we become mothers? Yikes! J/K mom...you are the best!

Thursday, 5 February 2009


I know I will upset some people with this post, but it must be said. I think when people where Ugg boots (this style in particular), their feet look like baked potatoes. Now I know lots of people, and have lots of friends (probably including some of you), who love their Uggs. This does not change the way I feel about you. Just an opinion.

Another thing that bothers me about Uggs, is when people put them on with pajama pants tucked in them, and think this is an outfit. People...change your pants if you are going into public! Seriously, I saw 2 people in one day a few weeks ago (cold day) with pajama pants, Uggs, sweatshirts and scarves. This is not an outfit. I must admit that I am not the picture of fashion lately, but I at least have the decency to change out of my pajamas before leaving the house.

Sorry for those who love their Uggs! I here they are 'comfortable,' but I hear that about Crocs too...enough said!


Monday, 2 February 2009

Makin' Room for Baby

That's right, even my key ring got cleaned up making room for the little one. I have been nesting in a big way! Annie pointed out to me when we were in B'ham, how awesome my 'Relay for Life' key chain was. I honestly hadn't even realized I had it on my keyring. So I took it off, along with my 'Food World Bonus Value Card' (Note: We don't have a Food World here, and I've lived here for 5 years). And the Relay for Life key chain was from when I was in college at South Alabama, and co-chaired the University Relay there. Nice...time to let go Holly. I also took off my library card, and put it in my glove box.

I have managed to do these things in my mad nesting stage: 1) Cleaned off my keyring 2) Cleaned out the linen closet in the hall 3) Cleaned out Hadley's closet 4) Organized the bathroom closet 5) Cleaned out and re-organized Alex's toys and closet 6) Organized bonus room closet

These are all things that have NOTHING to do with the baby, but it makes me feel better.

Coming soon to a blog near you...nursery pics!

P.S. Visited midwife today, and for those who want the details, read on...those who don't...stop here.

2 cm dilated, almost 70% effaced, baby is -2 station

making progress...could be today, or two weeks. Still have 9 days until due date. Trying to cherish every moment, as I waddle around town! Grateful my feet and hands aren't swollen...just my lips!

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Let the Good Times Roll!!!

Last night we hosted our supper club, and decided to do a Mardi Gras theme. We usually make it to Mobile every year for Mardi Gras, but since the bambino will be here any day, we are missing it this year. So we brought Mardi Gras to Tennessee! Tadd made seafood and sausage gumbo and shrimp po'boys. And you can see below, Molly brought a king cake for dessert. We played Mardi Gras trivia and Taboo. Good Times! We have such a great time with this group of people, even though we only see each other every other month!

King Cake!
Bill in the mullet wig (he only wishes he had this much hair)...sorry for the sideways pics. Anyone know how I turn them around?

(Top row) Bill, Me, Vickie, Mark (with the microphone), Rob, Joe
(Bottom) Molly (with her bottle of whiskey she won in trivia), Mary (Molly's date since Dennis
was out of town, Brigitt, Karen, Kami and Tadd
The infamous Gingerbread house. Explanation: At our Christmas supper club, we do white elephant (where you have to bring a wrapped gift of something you already have at home). This was the gift Tadd gave this year. It was a re-gift (another story for another time). The picture doesn't show you just how tacky it is. It is a gingerbread candle house with glitter ALL OVER IT! Unbeknownst to Tadd and myself, this house has been making it's way around the supper club since Christmas. We found it in our front flower bed this morning. So I guess we are stuck with the house again, and get to pass it along to someone else soon!