Thursday, December 29, 2011

Abigail & her baby doll with matching pjs

I thought this old time looking picture of Abigail was gorgeous. She's such a photogenic little girl. Her personality shines in everything she does.

I Love his little cheesy smile

It's a bad quality picture but i love connor's little smile and coo's. He's definitely more of a snuggler than Abigail

Saturday, December 24, 2011

The 3 months of sickness...and counting

Things have been crazy in our household since the week before Connor was born. Abigail had a stomach virus that week. I got it the weekend I went into labor. Tommy had it our first night home. Then Abigail got a cold. Connor got hand, foot, mouth disease at 3 weeks old. Then both of them got colds & pink eye and Connor got an ear infection (which he still has)). Abigail started having bladder issues and we thought she may have kidney problems. Luckily she is fine and probably just holds her urine in. Then Connor got bronchiolitis. Then Abigail got some viral condition that made her break out in hives.
So, needless to say, tommy and I are exhausted...and the doctors kids will be getting VERY nice gifts for christmas from all the money he's made from our weekly appointments the last 3 months.
Luckily Abigail seems to be doing fine. Connor still has an ear infection. He's had 2 rounds of amoxicillin, 1 rocephin shot, and is now on another oral antibiotic. He also still seems to have a little wheezing from the bronchiolities , hopefully that will go away soon. I'm ready to have a healthy house!

Friday, December 23, 2011

A few pictures of the little ones


Getting bigger!


They are both growing up so fast. Abigail seems to be learning something new everyday. And Connor is over 16lbs now. I have so much to be thankful for this Christmas.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

19 months

My little Abigail is growing up so quickly. She amazes us everyday with the things she learns.

She says 100s of words and repeat just about anything you say. We're trying to teach her a few French words too. She can string words together in sentences.

She's been singing alot of nursery rhymes lately too. Itzy bitty spider, i'm bringing home a baby bumblebee, Patty cake, rock-a-bye baby.

She can almost count to 10. She usually leaves out the number 4 for some reason.

She's quickly picking up her ABCs. She says most of them but will leave out a few here and there.

She's also really started to pretend play. She plays with her stuffed animals and baby dolls all the time. The other day I caught her teaching one of the dolls patty-cake. It was so precious.

She's VERY independent. I think the terrible 2s have started early. She's quick to tell you "Imma do it". And that she's in charge. She give us a run for our money. But timeouts seem to be working lately. She's gradually beginning to understand that she has to listen to us all the time.

She's growing up into such a big girl now. I look at her and then look at Connor and miss my little baby girl.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Big boy!

Connor is getting so big. Here he is Saturday with his LSU jersey. According to our scale, he is 14.8 lbs!!! He's going to be bigger than Abigail in no time.

Family pictures 2011

I have so much to update on this blog but I don't start somewhere I never get this updated.
We took family pictures last week and the photographer sent me a sneak peek. I couldn't be happier with them. They came out great! I can't wait to see the rest of them.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

16 months...almost 17

> This was written a few weeks ago. Alot has occurred since. Stay tuned for a pregnancy update.
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> I've been horrible at updating the blog lately. But life has been CRAZY lately. I'm very busy at work trying to get everything done before I leave on maternity leave. And being 39 weeks pregnant has slowed me down quite a bit. This pregnancy has been a little different than the first. I'm having lots of back pain, alot more swelling, and just more exhausted than I was with Abigail. I blame that on having to chase after a 16 month old and being able to just come home and lay on the couch.
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> But anyway, on to the update on the "big girl". She has developed so much over the last few months.
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> She's saying most 1 and 2 syllable words. Some come out a little different (like baffle for waffle). But her speech has progressed so much. She's such a parrot lately and tries to say everything we say.
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> She started feeding herself with a spoon a few weeks ago. She does it every day at daycare but she seems to get aggravated at home when food drops off her spoon and then she gives up. I need to find out what type of spoons they use at daycare.
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> Her sleeping habits have been HORRIBLE. When Tommy is home she's up at least twice a night and expects to be rocked back to sleep. For some reason when he's working she sleeps fine. I think she knows that daddy will take her out of her crib and rock her. We have to put a stop to that very soon!
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> She got tubes put in her ears last week. I was hoping to avoid that whole thing but she kept getting ear infections that wouldn't go away.
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> She has actually poo'd in the toilet three times. We're not potty training. But we do have a little potty in our bath room that she sits on every morning (with a diaper on) just to get used to the concept. The other day she said she needed to poo poo so Tommy hurried and brought her to the potty and she actually went in the potty. We were so proud of her. It's very early to start potty training so we're just going to let her decide when she wants to go at this point. We'll probably really start trying once she turns 2.
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> She is such an amazing little girl and I dont know what we ever did without her. She's learning new things every day and we look forward to watching her grow up into an amazing young lady.
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16 months...almost 17

This was written a few weeks ago. Alot has occurred since. Stay tuned for a pregnancy update.

I've been horrible at updating the blog lately. But life has been CRAZY lately. I'm very busy at work trying to get everything done before I leave on maternity leave. And being 39 weeks pregnant has slowed me down quite a bit. This pregnancy has been a little different than the first. I'm having lots of back pain, alot more swelling, and just more exhausted than I was with Abigail. I blame that on having to chase after a 16 month old and being able to just come home and lay on the couch.

But anyway, on to the update on the "big girl". She has developed so much over the last few months.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Geaux tigers!

We are so excited that football season is finally here! Abigail is ready to cheer on the tigers (although she'll only be awake for the first 30 minutes of the game).

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I love you!

Abigail has been saying lots of new words lately. This is by far my favorite of them all!



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Thursday, July 21, 2011

There's a first time for everything!



This isn't one of the 'firsts' that I wanted Abigail to experience so early on life. But, nonetheless, she broke her wrist while at daycare last Friday. So she'll be in a full cast for another 3 weeks.



They told us to keep the cast dry and clean. Haha...with a 14 month old?!? But she is doing great. She really hadn't seemed bothered by it at all. She had a splint and wrap on until we saw the orthopedic today and she hardly messed with that either. And she doesn't seem to be in any pain. She's certainly tough. I think I've cried more than she has.

We were planning a trip to the beach in august. But it looks like we'll probably have to cancel since she won't be able to do anything in the water. Oh well, at least its her left arm and right handed. And hopefully the cast will be off before the baby comes. We'll be praying for a quick recovery!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Visiting daddy at the fire station

We went to have lunch with Tommy at the firestation and Abigail had to jump in the truck as soon as she finished eating.

By the smile in her face, I think she was enjoying herself.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pool time fun!

Abigail had a blast diving head first into her kiddie pool this afternoon.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The little one

Now that I've finally caught up on a few posts about Abigail's birthday and our vacation I need to update on the pregnancy and our second baby! This pregnancy has been pretty easy just like my first. Granted, I am way more exhausted at the end of the day but I think running after a toddler has alot to do with it. I'm 27 weeks now and things are going smoothly. As for weight gain, I've gained the exact same amount so far for this pregnancy as I did for Abigail at this point. My symptoms have been the same for the most part. I did have a day or two of vomitting the first trimester but it wasn't too bad. This baby has been a whole lot quieter than Abigail though. I feel some movements throughout the day but not nearly as much as I did for Abigail. And we went for the ultrasound a couple of months ago the baby was curled up like he/she fell in a toilet. It looked pretty painful. He/She had its feet by its head. The ultrasound tech just kept laughing. So, needless to say, we aren't finding out the sex of the baby. Tommy wants to keep it a surprise. I really really want to know but I think it will be fun the day of to surprise everyone.


I remember being so exacted with Abigail that i would deliver before the heat of the summer. Well it came back to bite me. I'm due September 19th so I will HUGE and uncomfortable during the hottest months of the year! And mom planned a family vacation to the beach in august. So I will be a whale laying on the beach by that point. But it will be nice to get away and spend some time with my parents.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


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Monday, June 20, 2011

San Antonio

We took a little family vacation to San Antonio a few weeks ago. We had a great time and enjoyed the get-away. I've been working like crazy lately so it was a much needed vacation for me.
Are we there yet?!?
Abigail did very well on the 6 hour ride there and back. She was a little fussy until we got to the Texas state line but then she napped most of the way there. We stopped at a Buckie's in Luling, TX and we could have just gone there for vactation and she would have been happy. She had so much fun in that convinence store. Its really just a HUGE gas station but they had a gift shop and Tommy was excited about the thousands of drink flavors they had. It really was an experience.




Being silly in the hotel room!
The first night there we just walked around the riverwalk and relaxed. The next morning we headed to SeaWorld! We had a two day pass so we were able to enjoy the park and the waterpark.




Wake up San Antonio! - 6:30 AM





Riding the carousel in the Bay of Play. She had so much on that carousel. She was waving and blowing kisses and clapping! So adorable.


Picture with Cookie Monster. I thought she may be scared but she was fearless. She gave him high five and was actually holding his hand in this picture




Waiting to ride the carousel again. So excited








Yea!!




Giving high fives to Bert and Ernie! Again, she was fearless. She walked right up to them and gave them kisses.




More high fives






Watching a 4D Seseame Street movie. Her glasses didn't last long!




Feeding the ducks!










Waiting for the Shamu show. She wanted to run around and play not sit and wait. But as soon as Shamu came out she calmed down.









I'm not sure what was more interesting...the girls hair or the whale.









In the Sesame Street portion of SeaWorld there was a little water park from toddlers. It was perfect for Abigail. They had little fountains and LOTS of sprinklers. She had a blast!






And lots of valve handles to turn. She had to go to each one and turn it.







"Follow me daddy! I'll show you. "














Running through the sprinklers with daddy! You can tell by the smile on her face that she was having a blast!



Almost nap time



Later that afternoon we went to Hemisfair park near the riverwalk. There was a cool little play ground that Abigail (and daddy) loved exploring.





That night we went to the Rainforest Cafe on the riverwalk. The food was actually better than I expected. We were going more for the experience but their burgers are pretty excellent.



This is probably my favorite picture from the entire trip. She was being a little ham and loving on daddy the whole night. She kept leaning over and giving him kisses. Such a little Daddy's girl!
The next day we went back to SeaWorld and Abigail got to feed the dolphins. She was pretty interested in them and liked THROWING the fish at them rather than in their mouths.
This is the best picture I was able to get. They all came out blurry for some reason. Watching all the fish and sharks swim around.

"Come see Mr. Fishy Fishy"



Riding the carousel with Daddy this time.



Then she had to ride one last time with mommy.
Our last day there we went to the zoo. It was HOT! There was very little breeze so went through the zoo quickly and then went back to the hotel to take a nap.





















"Come see Mr. Chicken"







Waving bye-bye to the elephants.




That afternoon we headed to the Alamo and did a little sight seeing then relaxed the rest of the night and walked around the rivercenter mall. We had a great vacation and will definately have to go back once the kids are older so we can visit Schliterbahn!



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