Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's a Girl!

Yesterday we went for the big ultrasound! I was completely surprised when she said it was a girl. But thrilled! I'm glad we'll have one of each! Here's a few pictures, and there's a video at the bottom of clips from the ultrasound. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Fall Fun

Also check out the album to the right.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Playing Catch up

So I'm behind in my blog. I know. I have so many things to share! I've summed up a lot of it in two albums to the right. Complete with captions. Since I last blogged, Reed's had a birthday, visited the family in Clarksville, went Trick-or-Treating, and learned a plethora of new things. Hopefully I can sum it all up.

Turning One

I can't believe it was only a year ago that our lives changed so much. A year ago (pretend it's actually his birthday and I'm not so behind), I woke up and didn't feel Reed moving around. Which was unusual for morning time. I'd had contractions several times over the weekend, including one episode at around one or two AM in which they were five minutes apart, but then when I got up they completely went away. Anyway, Monday morning, I called the doctor after Michael insisted that I do so, fully expecting them to tell me just to lay down and see if I felt him moving around. Instead, they told me to go to the hospital so I could be monitored. So Michael packed the car, while I complained that, "This is a waste of time - they are just going to send me home." To our surprise, I was already 4 centimeters dilated, and two hours later I was 6. Six hours later, a last minute epidural, and an hour and a half in the NICU, Reed was ours. And perfectly perfect. Fast forward one year, and that precious tiny little boy is a mischievous-into everything-running around-toddler. And still perfectly perfect.

He's slowing down on his growth, now in the 20th percentile for height and the 40th for weight. A big difference from here. He can say "Da-DEE," "Mama," "Nana," "Papa," "Bye-bye," "Ba-BEE," and "Ball." He runs around like crazy. He eats like crazy. Which Carlos, a doctor/friend, insists is NOT a tape worm as I had convinced myself it was. He's also started a new trick. He bows. He bows when he's excited, he bows to Harley (the dog), and generally when meeting people. And in perfect form. Hands politely behind his back and bending perfectly at the waist. He's either read too much of Auntie L and Uncle Whit's blog, or he's picked it up from a song we sing in Kindermusic. It's a toss up. But it's oh so adorable. Granna says he just has good manners.

I can't believe by mid-April, we'll have two of them! {Side note - we find out Nov. 17th if it's a boy or girl!}

Visiting Family
Two weekends ago, we visited Michael's family in Clarksville for the weekend. We had a full weekend of family and friends, and capped it off with a birthday party for Reed and a family photo shoot (which I can't wait to see pictures of!). Reed enjoyed his party, even though he was pretty tired. He wasn't sure about his cake, and wiped the icing off his hands without much of a taste. He preferred to eat cranberries instead. He sure didn't get that from him Mommy! Must of been from his Daddy. I sure wouldn't have passed up yummy birthday cake to some dried up cranberries! Reed enjoyed playing with his cousins and watching them. I'm sure there will be many more play times as he gets older!

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

Reed was the cutest little spider I've ever seen for Halloween. He loved his costume and running around in it! We went trick-or-treating for cranberries and bananas at a couple family members houses, and even though we had to take the costume off and on every time we got in and out of the car, he loved it! I wonder if we'll be able to use cranberries and bananas every year ...
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