Sunday, March 22, 2009

Attack of Adorable baby items!

Alright, I am going to show some restraint but I had to share a few things that I found this morning on A-d-o-r-a-b-l-e! I can't wait to change Anna Grace's clothes ten times a day. I hope she likes all that mom is picking out!

I have held MUCH restraint when looking over the items but these are some items that I would love to have for Miss Priss. Like this onsie. I mean red high heels are a must, I am sure that Aunt Sammie and Cousin Elizabeth would want her to have red high heels.

Or these adorable shoes...I mean she is going to need shoes right? Who cares if she won't be walking for awhile.

Ok, so I am going to have to buy one of these. I had bows from the moment I came into this world and so will AG.

Here are few items I picked out that her Daddy would love to see her wear. Maybe these bows during All American Week at Fort Bragg.

Or these during the 4th of July at the lake.

Either way, she will be the cutest around- pray I don't go nuts. :0

Saturday, March 21, 2009


The past few days have been an interesting struggle. I have faced fears that I didn't think I would have to face, stayed in the hospital for the first time in my 26 years, and been the most scared I have ever been in 26 years.

I have been thinking about how blessed I have been and wanted to share those with you. I also will be using this blog now for Anna Grace too. One day, she will want to know what her Mama did for 6 to 8 weeks before she arrived.

I have the most wonderful husband in the world. I knew early on in my life that he was wonderful. Now, 9 years later, I am forever greatful for him. Right now, he is in the kitchen making me brownies. He has always loved my endlessly and I am very aware and thankful for that. If you don't know him personally I hope you meet him one won't be the same.

My family- from the food to the countless deeds they have done, I am forever thankful.

Anna Grace- Sweet one you have blessed your mama and daddy beyond belief. You never cease to amaaze us. We can't wait to hold you, touch your sweet face, and put you in all the cute clothes you already have. We pray for you always and can't wait for you to officially be here. Although you can wait another 80 days or so.

I am so thankful for my savior. He has walked with us through this journey and I refuse to believe that He doesn't have a plan for our little family. He has blessed us with an amazing doctor who prays over us like we are his family.

A few random things this pregnant girl is thankful for: dvr, brownies, dr. pepper (even thought I haven't drank a lot!), my Pepper J, sleep, Facebook, blogs, and the internet. :)

I hope you will think tonight about what you are thankful for, I promise it will help heal hurt and make you eager for the next day.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Home sweet home

Just a quick update to let you know we are home. We appreciate your prayers more than you know. Our goal for today is to keep Miss Priss settled and in Mom until 34 weeks. Which is...7 weeks away. Dr. Greig thinks if I can go this far, then we can make it further. He has been such a God send for us. He prayed over me and AG before we got to the hospital and was so excited when things went great on Tuesday.

When you see me I do look different. My giant pool has been taken away and Anna Grace has made it clear that she misses it! I guess we will be taking swimming lessons at an early age.

She is doing great. Please continue to pray for her swelling that is staying stable. We know that the Lord has huge plans for us as a family. Pray that we continue to hold tight to that in the coming weeks.

I will be seeing Dr. Greig tomorrow (Friday). We will update again after that appointment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Update and Prayers

Some of you may know that I have been in the hospital since Monday afternoon. I have been having contractions because of extra fluid and this was putting me into pre-term labor. This morning, Dr Greig drew a liter and half of amniotic fluid out of my uterus. Don't worry, I didn't feel a thing. Adam was able to stay with me during the procedure and I have slept a lot today.

My contractions have stopped. In preparation for AG, I have gotten a round of steriod shots to mature the baby's lungs. This will last about 2 week at which point I will be 29 weeks. Our first goal is 34 weeks and after that Dr. Greig feels like we can make it until 38 weeks. I will be on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy... possibly working part time and from home. I will remain the hospital until at least Wednesday afternoon.

Please prayer that AG will continue to thrive and grow. Also, that I will do exactly what I need to and that the Lord will fully heal AG. We are optimistic and continue to follow the prescriptions of our doctor (who we love, by the way!). Please pray for him as well. His name is Dr. Greig.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Doggie discipline

Adam and I always wanted a puppy. When we first got married we decided to wait until we moved back to Greenville. Then it became we can't have animals while we rent. Last summer when I got sick, we decided to pursue getting a puppy because the doctors wanted us to wait to have a little one. Basically because my body was tired and I still had a Chron's flare up.

We brought Pepper home in August. Not only was my body tired but the doctors had told us it could take awhile to get prego. Well what do they know. My mom had told us, you are going to get the dog, and watch you will get pregnant. I didn't believe her because I wanted a baby desperately.

Adam and I jumped into training P to do all sorts of tricks. She had social times with Sadie, my parents dog, and was adjusting well. Now, months later, she is STILL a puppy. I love her dearly but can't help but think, her life is about to be turned upside down with AG. We talk about AG alot and tell Pepper that she is going to have a dear new friend shortly.

Now, as I look at my precious pup, she is racked out on the couch from her 6am walk with her Daddy. We are hpoing this will help her with energy issues. We are also going to buy a baby doll soon to walk around with and put in the crib. So far, so good, she has shown NO interest in the crib, swing, pack and play or high chair, just the packing materials they all come in!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Doc and Nursery update

Last Thursday, we had our appointment with Dr. Greig. All is still basically the same with the swelling but Dr. Greig is very encouraging and hopeful with the process. AG is growing perfectly and handling the extra swelling just fine. Mom still has some extra fluid but my body is handling that just fine as well. We will continue to see Dr. Greig weekly as a precaution. Please continue to pray for complete healing. I have a deep peace that God is doing something amazing and I have to hold on to that. We are praying Eph. 3: 20 over our family. We are looking for bigger blessings!

Today, Mimi and I fixed up the nursery. We are not done yet but we got a great start!

Our growing family...Pepper just had to be in the picture. Please excuse the PJ's. I am exhausted!

Mama and Daddy

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snow day 2009

I love snow days! When I was younger we would sit up at night and wait for the "snow" that would be coming.

One histerical memory was from probably around 1992. We all loaded up and went to my Aunt Barbara's to wait for the snow that was supposed to start around 11pm or midnight. Everyone was wrapped up in the pj's with dreams of sledding and snow cream. So, when the 11pm weather came on we were speechless. Jack Roper (news channel 7) says, "folks, the snow appears to be disappaiting before it hits the ground." Do you know what that does to a 10 year old? I can remember being angry with him for years. Not only did my parents let a 10 year old stay up way past her bed time but now I had to go to school the next day because the snow was not real.

When it began falling Sunday night, Adam and I were thrilled. First thing Monday we got up and put on anything warm we could and took Pepper and AG out in the snow. The picture above was taken right before Adam hit his daughter with her first snow ball. Good thing she was tucked away in Mom's belly.

A few updates on AG. She is still moving like a maniac. She loves music more and more each day. Has began to move positions if her Daddy is talking to her. She HATES when he blows on my stomach. I can feel her tighten up and squirm to get away from the vibrations.

On Thursday, we have a doctors appointment with Dr. Greig. Of course, we are always nervous with these because each one has brought about new concerns. But I am confident in my God. He has a plan. Please be praying for us as we seek direction and pray for healing for our sweet Anna Grace. I will be updating with new info from the appointment as soon as I can.