Thursday, November 10, 2011

It was a Cowgirl Halloween

I realize this post is over a week late, but I wanted yall to see our precious little Cowgirl. She looked absolutely adorable. We decided on cowgirl because my mom found this adorable outfit last Halloween on sale AND she looooves Jessie (from Toy Story).

Our Halloween festivities included a Chili Cook off and trick or treat around the downtown square businesses on Saturday the 29th. She was a little overwhelmed by all the people and scared of a few costumes so it was a minor "fuss-fest." But we made the best of it and she had fun.





Sunday the 30th, our church held it's annual Fall Festival at Butt's Mill Farm. This is the neatest place. There are animals, games, putt putt, all kinds of homemade goods, it's just awesome. Addison had a blast. Except when the goat tried to eat her cowgirl hat. She was SO over that.



Addison and her best buddy Campbell!! These two adore each other.


On Halloween night, we went over to some friends house for some dinner and a little trick or treating. I didn't think Addison would care at all about it, but once she realized she got to get candy, she kept saying "Dis house mommy!" Then she would point to another and say "BIG house mommy. Dis one" She loved it. She is not a fan of strangers so I thought she would be scared of the people answering the door, but I guess the candy was worth it :)







Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Baby #2: The deets

I always said I wanted to start trying for another baby June 2011 if everything felt right and lined up. Well... that's when Adam got his promotion, we put our house up for sale and he was commuting. So trying for another baby didn't seem so smart. And honestly, I didn't feel ready. I wasn't ready to give up the "just me and Addison" time. I wasn't ready to share motherhood yet with another child. And I always knew I wanted to feel ready.

Fast forward to August and our situation hadn't changed. Adam was still commuting, house still for sale, same situation as before. We sat down, talked about everything regarding timing and ultimately decided that we didn't want to put growing our family on hold just because of this "season" in our life.

So we decided to give it a go. And the rest is now history. I feel so very blessed that it happened so quickly for us. I was SO excited and a little shocked when we found out because in my mind it was going to take a little longer than it did with Addison.

I took three pregnancy tests on October 3rd. All positive. I was ecstatic! BUT, I wanted to tell Adam in person not over the phone. And I wanted him to be surprised...so when he asked if I had started...I lied. (bad, I know)! I had to keep it all to myself for two days. I was dying. It was the week before Addison's birthday party, my mom came in town on October 5th to help me get ready for Addison's party. Adam also came home the 5th because that was Addison's actual birthday. We took her to Chickfila for dinner so she could play. When we got home, my mom was giving Addison a bath and I gave Adam an early birthday present (his was Oct. 17th). It was the three pregnancy tests taped to the bottom with this letter on top of them...



When I first read this...I cried so I knew I wanted to use it. I didnt' write it and have no idea who to give credit to. I found it online after a few Google searches.

I accomplished my goal. He was so surprised. It was so fun to see him react like that. We are so excited that our family is growing. We are so blessed that God has given us this child to raise. Addison has been the biggest and best blessing we could have ever dreamed of and I know that this sweet baby will be an amazing blessing too. We can't wait to meet him/her. And Addison is actually excited too. I think she "gets it" a little more everyday.

Here are the deets:

Due date: June 14th, 2012

How many weeks? 9

Weight gain: 0 so far (that's a post all it's own)

Sickness: YES. Lots of nausea. No puking but so much nausea.

Food cravings/aversions: I DON'T LIKE ANYTHING. Everything I ate before I got pregnant now completely grosses me out. And yall know I didn't eat much before. So right now this is my biggest struggle. And it's a BIG one. I am craving nothing yet. This is so new for me because with Addison, the pregnancy was absolutely perfection.

Clothes: Still wearing regular clothes. Pants are getting tight, but still wearable. Not for much longer though.

We saw the baby and heard the heartbeat for the first time on October 26th. We took Addison with us. It was so precious to see this baby for the first time with her. Addison kept saying "my sissy" when she would see the baby on the screen. So it's safe to say Addison says GIRL. Adam says GIRL but I say BOY. We won't know anything about that until late December at the earliest, but my fear of being told the wrong thing might keep us from finding out until January. We will see. It's one or the other, right? Ha. Oh and speaking of, it's definitely only ONE! Ha. My dad had a dream it was twins, but he was wrong. Whew.

Here's a pic of our little Bean. We love him/her so already. Thank you all SO MUCH for your congrats and well wishes.



 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We love LuLu

My sweet friend, Blair, has started up one awesomely amazing biz. Lulu McGee is up and running. She has some precious appliques and she is a monogramming queen. The quality of her work is outstanding. The girl's got skills!

We recently got our very first Lulu shirt and I have to say, Addison looks beyond adorable in it. The shirt is perfectly girl with the ruffles and the applique is too too cute. My only regret is I didn't order this in September. Oh well...we plan to wear this shirt OUT the month of November.

I encourage you ALL to go check out her new site. Her prices are awesome and her work is impeccable.

Here are a few things I have on my "WANT" list for Addison:
Circle Monogram Onesie for Girls
Girls Turkey Initial Applique Tee
-  Mod Turkey Tee

If you don't see exactly what you want or maybe you have something very specific in mind, contact Blair at LuLu@LuLuMcGee.com and she will help you out. She is so fun to work with and she will create whatever it is you want. A big bonus is...she's so sweet. Another bonus? She's QUICK!

Here's our first Lulu. We know there are many more to come...and can't wait to get some for Baby #2.







Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Addison has NEWS!

Addison is going to be a ...

BIG SISTER

That's right, June 2012 we will be adding a sweet boy or girl to our family. We are so beyond excited and have many details to share but for now... I will let this precious picture speak for itself.