Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgivings #2 and #3

Well if I hadn't gained enough weight yet during this pregnancy, I think after I go to the doctor tomorrow I will have gained more. We ate Thursday with my mom and dad and had steak, baked potatoes, mac-n-cheese, rolls, and a salad. Friday night we ate with my mom's family and had turkey and dressing and all the fixings. Saturday afternoon we had Thanksgiving #3 with the Martin family. We always go out to eat so we had Cotton Patch. I ate chicken fried steak, okra, and french fries..mmmm.. So when I got on the scale on Tuesday I had only gained 3 pounds and when I weighted this morning I had gained 6 pounds total. YAY! Dr. Ford will be pleased. That's one good thing about being pregnant over the holidays, I didn't haven't to worry about my calorie intake. Here are some pictures of our fun filled family time over the past couple of days.

My cousin Brandon and Cooper love lemons. Brandon and Mary are expecting a baby in May, so Brandon has already started practicing.

My Memaw (My Dad's Mom), Sara and I
My Grandaddy (My mom's dad) and Cooper

George and my cousin Derek playing around...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Christmas Cards

If you are thinking about ordering Christmas cards, check out my sisters company. See her advertisement on her blog for a Black Friday Sale....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

20 Things I am Thankful for

In no particular order:

1. My wonderful husband that is at the auto parts store right now because he loves working on his Suzuki

2. Our families

3. Haley Clarke Price

4. God and His creation

5. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

6. The Cowboys on TV today

7. A warm house and comfy furniture

8. Having a good job that I love most days

9. Eating 3 Thanksgiving meals with family

10. Living so close to my parents

11. Having curly hair that I don't have to fix

12. The opportunity to get an education debt free

13. Being an American

14. The power of prayer

15. Sweet tea and Cheetos

16. Email and the Internet

17. My friends both near and far

18. Beaches, Oceans and Swimming pools on a hot sunny day

19. Abilene Christian University

20. Thanksgiving Day and all of the memories and thoughts that come with this day. This is probably one of my favorite holiday because all of American stops to reflect and be thankful.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving #1 with the Prices

Our Thanksgiving started early with the Price crew coming down to our house for the weekend. Bobbie and Big George came down Thursday and Toni, Johnny, Riley, Jeff, Maston, Charley and Holly came Friday. This was the second year they have come to Cleburne for Thanksgiving and we hope the tradition continues. It is so fun to have everyone in the same house and all in one place for a couple of days. We had fried turkey, dressing, sides, and pies for dessert on Saturday. It was yummy and I can't wait to have it all again this coming Friday with my mom's family for Thanksgiving #2.

Here is a picture of Maston. She will be 2 in March and I've already decide her and Haley are going to be close cousins. She can say Haley really well and just about anything else you ask her to say. Riley is in the 6th grade and she is so fun to be around. I can relate to her at this age because I work with them everyday at school. Jeff has braces and is in the 4th grade. He sure gets picked on by his uncles when they are both around, but it will continue since he is still going to be the only boy grandson and cousin.

Here is a picture of all the gang. Notice the big belly on me. I should have stood in the back! :)
Here is a picture of George today after they left cleaning up. He was doing a dance with the mop. Not that he was dancing because everyone was gone by any means, but because the cowboys won today and we had our new music station on TV. Notice my feet propped up in the chair. Everyone helped me a lot and I have to say that this weekend I definitely felt 28 weeks pregnant. Everything is getting harder to do and I cannot stand up for longer than 30 minutes at a time without my feet and back hurting. Haley is around 16 inches long now and almost 3 pounds. I go back to the doctor next Monday. I only have to work Mon. and Tues. this week and then I'm out for Thanksgiving. This will be a much needed vacation for me to rest and relax. I hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving and takes the time to be thankful for what they have in life and for family.

Friday, November 14, 2008

13 Weeks Remain

I've been meaning to post a picture, so this morning I took one of myself. I am 27 weeks and felt that it was appropriate to start counting down since 3 months from today is Haley's due date. I'm betting that she will come early since my mom had me 2 weeks early and Sara had Cooper 2 weeks early. Plus, I have heard that statistically teachers have babies earlier because they are on their feet so much. So my guess is she will come around February 5 or so. Not sure why, but we shall see. George and I were talking about how cool it would be if she came on Feb. 13 since that is his dad's birthday. I said it would be, but this year that would be Friday the 13th and I'm not sure I want to give birth on that day. Kind of scary.

Haley is now 2 pounds and is about 15 inches long. She is kicking a lot more every week. As much as I am ready to see her, I am enjoying our last 3 months as a couple without a child. I like sleep, and when I wake at night, I am so thankful that I can go right back to sleep. Will not be the case soon.

Here is a picture of the snake from my last post. Ugh.. We are going to get an outside farm cat to keep the snakes and mice out since we live on open land, but we are going to wait until Haley comes and we get adjusted a little.

Hope everyone has a nice and restful weekend. There is a cold front blowing in here and the high is 61 tomorrow. Brrrr.....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Doctors, Snakes, and Obama


These are three things that I'm not so fond of, but they have all affected me this week. First off on Monday when I got home from school there was a snake in my kitchen. I took some pictures of it and will try to post later. It was probably 14 inches long and 1/2 an inch wide. But who cares, it was still a snake in my house. Just to give you a run down of all the crazy animals we have had in our house in the past two years: a bird, tarantulas, a frog, a mouse, a raccoon, 5 baby raccoons, bees, and now a SNAKE... UGH... So people say "you live in the country".. I don't care.. I don't like animals in my house unless they have the name Max, and even then, I don't like him in the house too much. So, George wasn't getting home until 6, and it was 4, so I called my dad and he came to save me. He picked it up and was playing with it and it bit him. Then he killed it and kept telling me "Where there's a baby, there's a mommy" ewww.. So now I'm checking my shoes. He said he was going to buy me a hand gun, but I doubt I would use it, I just like to run. Not sure what we would do without my dad around, cause he pretty much does all the killing of the animals for us. He ripped the snake in half with his hands and then spit on his hands to wash them-gross.. This is another reason I am happy that I am having a girl, because between George and my dad, a boy would be an adventure.


I went to the Doctor yesterday and it went well. I gave blood, had to drink a large bottle of orange junk, wait an hour, and give blood again. They haven't called me, so I guess I'm good and don't have gestational diabetes. I have only gained 3 pounds total since I've been pregnant. Kind of odd since I have a large belly, but Dr. F said that he would like for it to be more, but that he was not too concerned and said that as long as I'm eating good, then it will just be easier to get back to normal after pregnancy. Haley's heartbeat was 138 bpm and that was actually the first time he has been able to hear it on the Doppler. I preregistered at the hospital and called to get a pediatrician set up. He measured my stomach and said everything looked good. I go back Dec 1st and I will be 29 weeks. Not much longer!!

#3-Obama ..... all you will have in your pockets now.....

Lets just say I went to bed at 9:00 last night, and woke up at 10:00 ish to George yelling at the TV. I was at least excited McCain won Texas. Let the wild ride begin!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

25 Weeks

This weekend has already started off nice and lazy for me. I needed one of these considering we have traveled somewhere the last 3 weekends in a row. Last night we relaxed, turned our lights off (hiding from tricker treaters) and watched a movie. Tonight we are having some couples over to watch the UT/Tech game. There should be lots of fun conversation with 3 pregnant woman and a 7 month old crawling around.

I am 25 weeks today. Only 15 more weeks until Haley comes. The next two months will go by fast and it will be January before we know it. I am feeling good and can't complain. Sometimes I think I'm not as strong or I get tired fast, but I think I'm too hard on myself. I mean, I work a full time job, dealing with 110, 7th and 8th graders each day and I'm on my feet teaching. I think I'm doing better dang good and have nothing to complain about.

Here is some info on Haley at 25 weeks. She now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half, she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture. She kicks a lot in the mornings, after school, and at night when I'm laying in bed. She probably kicks during the day, but I'm busy and don't really notice it. George felt her kick twice last night.

This is how big she is, but I know she is way cuter than this.

I can only imagine in 15 more weeks this will be her....Not sure how I feel about carrying something the size of a pumpkin in my belly..

Memaw and Pepaw bought me my high chair. Here is a picture of it. Thanks so much!!

I go to the doctor on Tuesday for my glucose screening test to see if I have Gestational Diabetes. This is routine for every pregnant woman. I'll let you know how the visit goes.