Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Bring on the PINK…bows, glitter, dresses, ballet flats…we are having a GIRL!!!  Hearing those words…it’s a girl…were some of the most exciting I’ve ever heard.  My heart just melted; and melted even more at the expression on Jarret’s face when I told him.  My mind is just racing with all the different things I will share with a girl and all the new experiences.  It’s also bittersweet that I will share my heart…that’s Crew right now…again. I am ready, this is what I wanted.  I just can’t believe my prayers and wishes came true…I get to raise both a boy and a girl.  

1st onezie, given to Jarret to reveal the exciting news! (Jarret couldn't make my appointment)

My love for shopping will just grow (pray for Jarret), my little girl will have the biggest bow collection on the block (I’m not going to continue with this:)…but most importantly I will get to experience what my mom and I have…a mother daughter relationship that keeps me breathing every day.  She’s my rock, my advisor, my best friend, the one I turn to when I am happy or sad or afraid, the one I would NEVER not ask an opinion of with any big purchase, that’s including clothing:). I will too be able to experience some of the most precious moments a mother shares with her daughter….walking her down the aisle, being in the delivery room when she gives birth to her first child...I will stop so I may quit crying.  I feel blessed among all belief to have my sweet Crew, Jarret and a healthy baby girl on the way!   

Many things have happened in the past few days, both good and bad, and I am just thankful to be here on this earth enjoying experiencing everything life throws.   Carrying on the tradition of “thankful” November my days are as follows: Day 16-  a healthy Crew and healthy baby on the way

Day 17-  the ability to spend Thanksgiving with my family…and a long weekend with my momma.
Day 18-  my friends…who love me for Callie and who are happy when I’m happy (those are REAL friends)
Day 19-  the “never gets old” Home Alone soundtrack that I’ve been listening to already
Day 20-  the extra money I save each month, and am able to save, so a wonderful lady can help me keep my house EXTREMLY clean
Day 21-  my job and my husband’s job

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thankful for my better half

I am dedicating days 11-15 of "thankful" November to my husband. I am always thankful of Jarret and that God brought him to me, but as I hear bad relationship stories from friends, coworkers or hear about pathetic fathers on the news, my appreciation for him grows. Instead of writing a long narrative on why I love Jarret, I figured I’d make a list to go along with the days!

Day 11- I am thankful that my husband of 3+ years still calls, texts and emails me every day.

Day 12- I am thankful that he continues to make me happy and that I get happier each day spent with him as my partner.

Day 13- I am thankful that we both share the same love for animals and that our new puppy shares the bed with us.

Day 14- I am thankful that he notices what I wear, how my hair looks, and comments of my figure (growing figure now that is).

Day 15- I am thankful that I get to spend every day with the most wonderful person and father to our little man. He is honest, motivated, extremely beautiful, and all mine:)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy and Healthy

So my last post was somewhat misleading.  Even for myself.  As we were thinking our little man was getting better, I was thanking the world for the wonderful things in our life.  That next morning Crew was still running a fever and I just knew something else was going on.  We had been told for a week...two ER visits and a doctor visit that he just had a nasty virus...viral...and we just had to let it take its course.  I took Crew back to his pediatrician that day and by 12 noon he was admitted to the hospital.  Long story short, 2 blown veins, 24/7 oxygen, IV antibiotics and 4 days later he was finally showing some improvement.  That "viral" virus was actually bacterial pneumonia...sick, sick baby.
The hospital ham:)  last day and starting to feel better.

Now that we are back home, sleeping in our own beds; my life has finally calmed down.  Being thankful brings new meanings everyday...and with every new experience.  My "thankful" days of November continue:

-Hugging Jonesy

5.  The returning smile of Crew
6.  My ice maker
7.  Patience (that I have been taught by becoming a mother)
8.  Jonesy, the new puppy
9.  Burger King's frozen coke
10.  Wonderful neighbors

                                                                                                                                     he's back:)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

We've been sick :(

Today is the eighth day of sick baby...really sick baby.  And I feel as if I've been out of touch with the world.  With myself being sick too...let's say this hasn't been the best week of my life.  This pregnancy is kicking my butt.  Morning all day sickness is still in full swing (with Crew it only lasted till around week 10-11) and I could literally sleep 24/7.  Crew has had a virus...not "waiting for it to take its course" has been hard.  This is the sickest he has ever been and also the first time I or Jarret have been able to hold the wiggle worm longer than a few seconds (that I am not complaining about!)  We missed so many special events during the sickness...The Western vs. App Game (the most anticipated WCU football game of the season), Halloween (my first with a little one to dress up), and the many funny faces of Crew.  But hearing the return of giggles and slapping hands and feet on the floor tonight made me forget the missed adventures.  As I have been sick and taking care of a sick one, I've also neglected "my time".  Keeping up with the laundry was a HUGE task, trying to keep everything washed in hopes of killing the germs was exhausting...I contemplated telling Jarret to turn his underwear inside out so I would not have to see one more piece of dirties...hah. "My time" is usually spent googling..hah, crafting, cleaning, snooping on Facebook and pinning on Pinterest.  So yesterday I logged on to Facebook for the first time in days, I had to play catch up on my favorite people.  I also noticed the "November, I am thankful for...." SOOO mad I didn't think of this...sooo mad that I am several days late.  I have decided, especially after this week, to jump on the band wagon, and share the MANY things I am thankful for.

1.  Crew
2.  Ugg Boots
3.  The feeling I get when Jarret calls my name
4.  My cell phone so I may talk to my Momma whenever and however long I choose too!