Friday, December 7, 2012

New Website

Dearest Blessings~

It looks as though after over 3 years and 1145 letters, I have managed to run out of storage for photographs of you all.  So, I have continued my letters onto another website ....

I hope you all one day find the time to read and enjoy these little letters ....

I love you all so much!


Thursday, December 6, 2012


Dearest Miracles~

Everyone slept better last night!  Woo hoo!  Looks like everyone is on the mend!  And, you two were both awake this morning and playing as daddy and I were getting ready for work.  So, everyone got kisses before we had to leave.  

Speaking of work .... this is my last day!  Yippie!  Once I see my last patient I will officially be on vacation .... err, maternity leave!  ;-)

You all had fun with Penny again.  You both ate well and did a sticker project today.  You all made little signs that said 'Happy Birthday Mommy' for me!  How wonderful!  My birthday is this weekend, so the signs are hung on the fireplace for everyone to see!  ;-)

Also, little man, you did well with Quinn!  You all worked on your same words but trying to make them 'explode' .... hand motions help.  ;-)

I got home early at 5:30pm!!  I don't have to go back to work until March 6th!!  I have 12 whole weeks to play with you all and your new little sister!  I'm so excited and happy!  :-)  You all gave me kisses when home and we all ate dinner together. 

This evening we played.  You all did more puzzles and we read some books together.  Daddy played the guitar.  I had lots more kicks and movements from baby biscuit.  Daddy got to feel her.  I think I might have had some more braxton hicks contractions during the day too.  We have our last OB appointment tomorrow morning, so keep praying for a healthy little sister! 

Sleep tight little ones!

I love you both so much!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

39 Weeks

Dearest Gifts~

Today we're 39 weeks gestation with baby biscuit!  Woo hoo!  Today and tomorrow are my last two days at work!  How exciting!  Are you two ready to go from a family of 4 to a family of 5?  :-)

Grace, you ended up waking up as we were getting ready for work.  Then, you napped on daddy's shoulder after we got ready and we waited for Penny to get here.  She found the three of us relaxing on the couch downstairs with little Grace dozing on daddy.  ;-)  Joshua, you were still sleeping when I left this morning, but I still gave you kisses before leaving.  :-)

You all had fun with Penny today and everyone felt better too.  For arts and crafts time, you all made snowmen together.  They're so cute.  Also, Penny said you all ate really well and you all even made it to the park!  

I got home late .... 6:50pm.  I made sure all my charts were done before leaving just in case we go into labor tonight!  You two gave me kisses when I got home.  You all were having art time with daddy and he drew a picture of Santa for you all.  :-)

I had a lot of baby biscuit kicks this evening.  You all played a put together puzzles.  There's one puzzle that we can't find a piece to.  Actually, I'm surprised there's just one puzzle that's missing a piece with the way you all walk around with all the pieces and hide them.  :-P

It was nice to relax and watch you all play.  I'm so glad you all are feeling better too!  

Sleep tight little ones!

I love you both so much!


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Watching Movies

Dearest Angels~

You two were both up early this morning.  I was groggy from my sore throat all night.  I think I sucked on a cough drop every two hours.  :-P

You two did well with breakfast .... you both ate your cereal and I gave you all some more medicine.  Once we were upstairs and dressed, I put some laundry on and you all watched a Mickey Mouse.  I organized the playroom a little.

For snack time you both ate your yogurt and applesauce.  Joshua threw up a little, but I think it was my fault.  I gave you a spoon full that was a little bigger than you were use too.  Sorry!  I quickly changed your outfit and then I swept and vacuumed the downstairs as you all played. 

We ended up putting the movie Shrek on after snack time.  Our cable box started to malfunction today and erased everything on our recorder.  So, we had no Mickey Mouse.  We all sat on the couch and watched half the movie together.  I tuned my electric mandolin and played a little.  I ended up changing my 'goals' this month.  My 'physical' goals of working out are going on the back burner .... I won't be able to do much with the C section surgery and will need to heal for a few weeks.  So, I changed my 'mental' goals to include practicing the mandolin and reading more.  We'll see how that goes.  ;-)

Neither of you two ate a big lunch .... though Joshua ate  more than Grace.  Afterward, you all had a second dose of medicine and story time.  You were both napping by 1pm.  I had to wake you all up at 2pm though so we could leave at 2:30pm for our 3pm speech therapy appointment with Gloria. 

You did well little man.  We're working on the 'f' sound now.  Grace, you ate some crackers while we were waiting.  We made it home by 4pm.  I made my lunches for work this week as you two played and then Quinn came over by 4:30pm for our second speech therapy appointment of the day.  You did well again Joshua .... she worked on some possessive combinations (mommy's petunia) and trying to make sentences by yourself.  :-)

I made dinner afterward .... some taco meat for burritos and some mac and cheese.  Then, we watched the rest of Shrek until daddy got home.  We all ate dinner together.  Then, we played this evening and everyone got more medicine before bedtime. 

Sleep tight little ones!

I love you both so much!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Cereal All Day

Dearest Precious Gifts~

Ugh .... we were all congested last night again.  I wish we'd all feel better soon.

Despite being sick, you all did well at breakfast.  I also gave you all more medicine this morning.  Then, we relaxed upstairs with some Mickey Mouse.  We had a quick snack time and you both ate a good amount of applesauce.  Then, we headed out.  First we returned a library book that I checked out the other week and then we headed over to speech therapy with Kim.

You did really well little man.  Kim wants to do a new evaluation on you next week.  She sees a lot of improvement with you and knows you're in the school system twice a week with Gloria too (plus Quinn).  If you score in the average range she'll likely recommend a discharge from her and to continue with Gloria.  Which would mean one less appointment a week.

I told her that I would 'hopefully' be there on the 10th (next week) though someone else may be there on the 17th which may be your last day.   Either way, Kim is out of the office on the 24th and the 31st so you only have two more appointments with her this year.  Wow.  Time is just flying by!

We were home for lunch.  You two mostly ate cereal.  I gave you all more medicine and then we had story time.  Joshua, you fell right to sleep.  Grace, you fought it.  I rested next to you two and then read.  I had lots of baby biscuit kicks! 
Once daddy was home, we all had dinner together.  You two ate cereal again.  Then, we made a very quick trip to the grocery store for milk and medicine for everyone.  All four of us are sick now .... daddy was the last one to get congested.  :-P  When we got back home, we relaxed and all took more medicine before bedtime.

Sleep tight little ones!
I love you both so much!


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Birthday And Championship

Dearest Joshua David and Grace Elizabeth~

You two had little coughing spells over the night but overall appeared to sleep ok.  My throat was so sore and painful.  I ended up sucking on cough drops all night.  :-P  I wish we'd all feel better soon!

We all played downstairs after breakfast.  We put the Christmas tree lights on and some Christmas music.  Daddy made a butternut squash casserole to freeze for when baby biscuit comes.  Then, we continued to play and relax until company came over.

By noon, Aunt Katie, Uncle Brennan, Grandpa Mike, and Mimi were here to help celebrate Aunt Katie's birthday.  Uncle Brennan brought over hamburgers and hotdogs for us to grill out.  There was lots of food!  Aunt Katie opened her birthday gifts .... we got her some coffee items.  Then, you all went outside and played with some bubbles.  The weather was beautiful and I took some photographs of you all.  :-)
Once people left, we cleaned the downstairs and then you two took late naps.  You all ended up curling up on daddy to sleep and he and I watched the UNC women's soccer championship game.  We won our 22nd championship!  Woo hoo!  You two were so cute on daddy!  ;-)

When you two woke, we had some dinner.  But, none of us ate a lot since we were full from lunch.  You all played and did some puzzles after as daddy and I baked a sausage breakfast casserole.  We'll freeze this one too for when baby biscuit comes.  :-)

This evening we just played.  I hope these colds go away soon!

Sleep tight little ones!

I love you both so much!


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Runny Noses

Dearest Precious Gifts~
Welcome to my birthday month!  Let the celebrations and festivities begin!  ;-)

I had bad insomnia this morning.  :-(  I was awake from 1am to about 4am.  Joshua, you had a coughing spell around 4am.  Grace, you slept a little better.  But, you were grumpy when you woke this morning.  Joshua, you ended up throwing up.  Ew!  Fun fun!  Needless to say, you all had more medicine at breakfast and then we watched some Mickey Mouse to relax afterward.  You two need to get better soon.  :-P

We had lots of baby biscuit kicks and movements this morning.  I'm not sure, but I think I had some braxton hicks contractions in the shower.  We'll see if that leads to anything.

We made a very quick trip to Target this morning for some groceries.  You two each ate two cookies but Joshua was coughing the entire time.  We probably should have kept you out of the produce aisle!  Ha!  You both had runny noses too and barely ate a lunch when we got home.  Daddy and I gave you all more medicine once home and then tried to get you all down for a nap.  I was tired too from the early insomnia.  Grace, you fought a nap and didn't go down until 2:45pm.  Daddy worked on some yard work as you all napped and I rested and read.

Once awake, we all relaxed in the playroom for a little bit.  Then, we made some dinner.  We cooked some chicken with some noodles and pad tai sauce.  We knew you all wouldn't eat it, but you all did eat some crackers and drink some milk. 

We came back upstairs by 6pm for the UNC basketball game.  We won!  We folded a lot of laundry while the game was on.  Joshua, you never stopped coughing all day!  I felt so bad for you and you're beginning to lose your voice!  Grace, you pretended you were on the phone with Gigi.  :-)
Before bedtime, you all had a nice bath and then had another dose of medicine.  
Sleep tight little ones!
I love you both so much!