Friday, November 30, 2007


Wednesday was the first day introducing cereal to Reese. It was quite an experience for both of us. I had to figure out how best to give her the cereal and she had to figure out what to do with it. I video taped (I guess it is not really taped anymore since it is digital but you know what I mean) feeding her on Wednesday but all of the videos are long and will take forever to load. I did a shorter one today that is not as funny but you can see her being a big girl and eating (and squealing...not sure why she squeals the whole time...I guess she is excited to be eating). She ate ALL of her cereal today. I think she liked it because it was a little thicker than the last two days. After I put the cereal in her mouth she sticks a finger in her mouth to suck on. I think that helps her swallow. The first day all of the cereal ended up on her bib but I think she actually swallowed most of it today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

My Honey's Birthday

Tomorrow is my honey's birthday! This next year he will be spending time enjoying the last year of his twenties!! I can't believe he is already creeping up on 30...yikes!

Here is what he wants for his birthday!!

coloured card disc letter h A P P plain card disc letter y
B I R T H D A cast Y

Monday, November 26, 2007

4 month check up

Today was Reese's four month check up...and shot day!! She weighed 17 lbs, 1 oz...97th percentile...officially has doubled her birth weight. She is 26 1/4" long...97th percentile. I can't believe how fast she is growing...she is definitely a healthy baby. She got one shot and screamed! I felt so bad! It has to be child abuse to hold your child down while having her poked with a needle! Poor baby!

Busy Week

It has been a busy week around here. Here are some pictures to show what we have been doing.

Getting ready to visit Santa

Relaxing in my bubble bath

Sitting in Mommy's rocking chair like a big girl

Having lunch with friends like a big girl

Visiting Daddy at the UGA v. GT tailgate

Monday, November 19, 2007

Jacksonville Visit

We went to Jacksonville for a quick visit. We left here Saturday morning shortly after 4:00 am so that Reese would sleep most of the way. She slept until 7:30, was awake until 9:00 or so, and then was back to sleep for another couple of hours. We arrive in Jacksonville around 11:00 and were very proud of the way our sweet baby behaved on the way down. We visited with Lance's grandmother all day Saturday and then went to dinner with his cousin, Claire, that evening. Reese was very good despite not being at home or on her routine the whole day. She was able to take a few naps here and there but was pooped by bedtime. Saturday, Lance went to the Jaguars game with his uncle and they had a blast!! Claire, Reese, and I were able to spend some wonderful time together shopping. Claire is seriously one of the most sweet and compassionate people I have ever met so is was great spending time with her. Lance and I truly hope we can raise Reese to have some of the same compassion that Claire has!! Saturday evening was spent at Lance's aunt and uncles house for a dinner party. It was so much fun...they have fun friends and were great hosts! We were planning on leaving that evening to drive home so Reese would sleep the whole way home. We did her normal bed time routine by giving her a bath, putting her pjs on, and feeding her. As soon as we were in the car she was asleep and slept the whole way home! She cried out a couple of times but was still asleep...she was probably just telling us she was uncomfortable and ready to be in her own bed. We finally arrived home around 3:00 am, got Reese to bed, and slept until 7:30. I fed Reese and then we slept again until 10:15. Today has been so relaxing...we haven't gotten out of our pjs all day! Don't you just love those kind of days? We are so glad we got to visit with Lance's family and that they finally were able to meet Reese.
Charles, Reese, Claire, Anne, Louie, and Lance
Four Generations: Reese, Claire, Lance, Grandma Hazel, and Charles

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I finally caught Reese rolling over today. She has been a rolling over machine. She still is only rolling from back to front but it won't be long until she is going the other way. She gets frustrated when she is on her tummy...I can tell she is trying to figure out how to go back. It has been so much fun watching her learn how to do this. Check it out...

Here is my sweet baby laughing. I got her going so I had to get the camera out to record it. Sorry about the mess in the beginning...I was getting the camera set up so it could see her and hear her.

Challenge to my husband: Get at least one post written this month slacker!!

For Sale

Our house is officially on the market. Monday night our realtor came by to put the sign in the yard and put the lock box on the door. Today pictures were taken. Since we decided for me to stay home and raise Reese, we thought it would be best to sell the house and downsize. We don't plan on the selling being easy but we are hopeful. If it is meant to happen it will. If it doesn't sell by February, we will start over in the spring time and try again. Once the house sells we will probably move in to an apartment for six months to a year to find the perfect house for us to move in to because we will be there for a long time. We want a new house in a new community where people are our age. We want it to be a great school district too. So if we have to be in an apartment for a while to find that perfect place we are happy to do it. I just have to mention that Lance has put a lot of effort in to getting the house cleaned and ready to sell. He has done a great job!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Year Ago

A year ago yesterday, Lance and I learned (or confirmed) that we were pregnant. For a week it had been seriously in the back of our minds but for a couple of weeks it was a potential. "It" was late but I didn't think much about "it" until I was headed to Virginia for a day trip with work. I thought "it" would arrive that day which would have been horrible because traveling with "it" is not fun!! When I got home I told Lance that "it" had not arrived yet. We both kind of laughed and went on about our business. Every night after that I would say, "Still not yet". Each night both of our laughs turned to more of a nervous laughter. Finally I told Lance that if "it" wasn't here by next Friday we would get a pregnancy test. So that Friday rolled around and of course Lance had to work that night. I worked on things for a silent auction I was planning to keep my mind off of "it". Saturday we ran errands and did other things but didn't really talk about "it". Finally that night Lance asked if I wanted to go to the store to get the test. I said no let's go to dinner. So we went to Outback. During dinner we joked about the possibility. Lance thought for sure I was pregnant and I wasn't so sure. After dinner we went to Eckerd. He tried to send me in by myself and I said no way. I didn't want to go somewhere that I went often either...I didn't want them to know who I was. Lance said I was acting like I was 15 years old and afraid I was pregnant. He kept saying "We are married...it is ok to shop for this." I still felt nervous so I bought two tests in the pharmacy and we left. We went straight home. I guess I was so nervous because we hadn't planned this at all. I went to the bathroom and peed on the stick...by the way we bought the digital one because it either said pregnant or not pregnant...we didn't have to worry about if we misread the lines, colors, etc. Three long minutes later we both went back in to the bathroom to check the results and there it was blaring out the word pregnant. I picked it up and just laughed. That night started our journey to where we are now. I would not have changed the way it happened for the world!! The next eight months were great and the following four have been even better.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Two Firsts

On Saturday night Reese laughed for the first time. She was almost laughing when we were playing with Becca during the afternoon. That evening I did something that tickled her and she laughed. It was precious and we can't wait to hear it again.

For a while Reese has been trying really hard to roll over. Finally yesterday she did it. She rolled from her back to her tummy. She was surprised and I think when I got excited it scared her because she started crying after she did it. She rolled over again for Lance last night. Today she was trying really hard to roll over and would get frustrated and cry. Finally she was able to roll over again. You can tell she is so proud of her self after she does it. I haven't been able to catch her on video doing this but as soon as I do I will post the video. Here is a picture of her right after she rolled over the first time (before she started crying).

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


It has been a long week with Reese waking up every 3 hours and wanting to eat. Last night she got back on her normal sleeping pattern and didn't wake up until 3:45. Of course I woke up at 2:30 wondering if she was ok. I went in to check on her and she was sleeping the exact same way she was when I checked on her before I went to bed. She was deeply sleeping apparently. She usually rotates around her bed. Hopefully tonight will be just as peaceful.