Saturday, June 11, 2011

12 weeks.

I like these pregnancy updates that a lot of people are doing… so here we go!

12wk bump

Pregnancy Highlights:

How far along: 12 weeks. ish.

Size of baby: Baby Joe Chair is the size of a peach this week- about 3 inches!

Weight Gain/Loss: sitting at about 4-5 pounds. I gained all 5 before week 7, and have been stuck around there ever since. I’m okay with this :)

Gender: unknown.

Movement: I know this little stinker is jivin’ around in there- I saw it on the ultrasound. Haven’t felt it yet though!

Maternity Clothes: Yes, please! I can still do non-maternity shirts, but if they aren’t tight fitting, I tend to look chunky and not pregnant. All my pants are maternity or stretchy in the waist. Just like with Avery, tightness on my abdomen makes me nauseated.

Cravings: I’ve been finishing up the day with something sweet. :)

Symptoms: I’ve been sick this week, so it’s hard to tell if the fatigue is from being sick, or the pregnancy fatigue I’ve been having so far. On a nice note, I haven’t felt as nauseated if I try to go longer between feeding myself!

Best Moment This Week: Once this week when I told Avery she was such a big girl, she responded with, “AND I’m gonna be a sister!” My sweet girl….



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In case you haven’t heard….



coming Christmas 2011 :)

Now that baby #2 is on the way, I need to become more diligent in documenting this pregnancy like I did Avery’s.

Right now, I am almost 12 weeks pregnant with Baby Joe Chair (as Avery Kate has so named the baby). I am already showing (eek!) and I think I’m as big now as I was around 16 weeks with Avery. I hope this doesn’t mean I’ll be that much bigger at the end of the pregnancy!

We are so excited and can’t wait to meet this little  one!

More to come…

Monday, November 15, 2010

We're baaaack

Okay, so you guys just need to send me a message whenever I slack off at blogging. I'm not going to attempt to make a huge catch-up post, but the run-down is this: Avery turned 2 a little over a week ago. Her speech is amazing and her personality hilarious! I promise to be better at blogging :)

One of the things I want to be more involved in is photography. Over at Sailor and Co, they have a RAWE photo share- photos straight out of the camera. Here is my RAWE photo (the theme is ONE(5)- the 5th photo in your first photo folder):
Isn't she sweet? :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Catching up.

First of all, I’d like to apologize. I never meant to take a 5-month hiatus from blogging. In all fairness, we’ve been up to a lot :)

Avery turned 1 on November 5th. We had a fun party with some of our closest friends in Noblesville, and Avery had a blast!







During the party, Andy was able to do this:


You can see more party pictures by clicking here. Thanks so much, Travis!

And now, she is 14 (almost 15) months old. She has blossomed overnight into a toddler.



She talks. She tells us no. She does things she knows she shouldn’t do. She talks some more. Here is a list of her words:

no, ma, da, shoes, shirt, pants, socks, Cosmo (the cat), dog, door, out, open, drink, off, uh-huh (with a nod for yes), tickle, outside, and probably more I can’t think of right now….

Avery has developed self-pride, and it might be the funniest thing about her right now. Whenever she does something she knows she shouldn’t do (right now it’s climbing on top of her picnic table), she gets this little grin- one that turns her little mouth into a straight line… she is so proud of what she’s done. Disobedient little stinky-girl…. I love her. :) This is by far the most fun age- she likes to giggle and play, especially under a blanket. *Sigh* I miss my baby, but I love my toddler!

On another note:

Over Thanksgiving, we moved. Yes, it was a quick decision. Yes, I felt rushed. But ultimately, I think it was God’s plan for our little family and we are doing well in McAlester, Oklahoma. Avery is able to see her cousins everyday (and she LOVES those boys!) and William is finally in the schools (which he loves). I am doing school-based physical therapy in the mornings, and outpatient in the afternoons, with some home health mixed in.

I miss our big blue house. I miss our Noblesville friends. I miss The Heights.

I love that it can be 68 degrees in January here. I love being closer to our college friends. I love free childcare.

It’s tough, isn’t it?? :)

Christmas was great. Avery got a lot of stuff she doesn’t need, but loves. I got new Bearpaw’s that I didn’t need, but love. Oklahoma actually had snow (I think it followed us from Indiana) on Christmas!

Hopefully I’ll be better about blogging. I want this to be a little scrapbook for our family since I don’t have the time or money to make real scrapbooks anymore.

Friday, August 28, 2009

9 month pics are in!

We {finally} had Avery's 9mo pictures taken this week. I know, I know... she'll be 10 months next week, but better late than never, right? I was trying to hold out until she didn't have a scratch or a bruise on her face, but I gave up. I think she's at that age where she's always going to have some sort of scrape or bump :D

Funny story: I put Avery in disposables today since we're about to go on a trip and won't cloth diaper while we're gone. Normally, she wears 6-12 or 12 month pants. Guess what size pants she wears while in a disposable diaper?

0-3months. My almost-10-month-old wears 0-3 month pants. She is so. stinkin'. skinny.

But look at that face:

Or this one:

(yes, that's the tutu set from the Cochran's!)

Or this one:

(yes, we have this in an 8x10)

you can find more here:

Monday, August 17, 2009

My new ::hobby::

UPDATED: the link to the site should work now... :D

So, we decided to take the plunge... and I am now an Educational Consultant for Discovery Toys!!

These toys are fantastic- all of them are developmentally appropriate for the recommended ages and educational. They have passed strict safety tests and are very durable. And if by chance your kid breaks one, they have a lifetime warranty! You can also order replacement parts for the ones with little pieces :)

Tell everyone you know! Kids learn through playing with toys, and there's no better investment than your children.

You can find my personalized site at:

If you'd like to place an order, shoot me an email:
Just list what you'd like and where you want them shipped to, and I'll email you back!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

9 month stats

We had Avery's 9mo well-baby visit at the doctor on friday. She measured at 17lbs 1oz and26 3/4 inches tall (Both in the 25th percentile). She's really consistent and is staying right on her growth curve, so that's fantastic!
At 9 months, Avery is:
-wearing 6-9 or 9month tops, 3-6 or 6-9mo dresses, and 9mo, 12mo, or 6-12mo pants (because of the cloth diapers)
-crawling and cruising really well, and able to stand on her own for up to 30 seconds
-eating "real" food cut into chunks- no more purees here! And her favorite? Mac N Cheese :D
-has mastered drinking from a straw
-able to say "dada", "mama" (not always to me), "no" (haven't heard this one in a while, thank goodness!), and maybe "uhoh"
-still only has 2 teeth, but i think her top 4 are coming in any day now!
-really starting to like books. she will turn the pages and "reads" in this cute little voice! (GOT to get it on video!!)
-loves other babies, pets, and herself in the mirror or photos
-still waking up 2-4 times per night to nurse or just hang out :/
-loves her daddy's "redbirds hat"
-likes playing in her tunnel, or under the blanket
-starting to "share"- her paci, toys, food, etc
-starting to be shy when she's around other people... she turns her face into my shoulder- it's precious!!!

I think that's it for now. I'll add pictures once we get them taken- hopefully this week or next sometime!!