For most of my pregnancy, I have felt great. TIRED, but not sick. I'll take that any day. Things are starting to get better energy wise and I am very thankful for that. However, as mentioned above, the emotions aren't great. An example:
Matt graciously decided to hire a painter to paint our nursery. So over the course of several weeks, we looked at paints, decided on a color, and hired the painter. Well he was at our house over the past weekend (when we were out of town). Matt was very thoughtful and hired the painter to come when I wasn't home, so I wouldn't have to smell the fumes! However, when we got home, the room was painted and I lost it. I mean break-down! I hated the color...the color I had chosen. I like it now, but wow, that was a moment!
The man will have earned SAINTHOOD by the time this baby gets here! There are many more instances where I've gone from happy to upset to angry to back to happy in 60 seconds, but I can't think of them at this time.
We have also received a couple of baby gifts so far! Our first baby gift came from Marsha (aka Mar-Mar or Marsh, she hasn't decided yet). She got us a precious angel daygown and a sweet stuffed bear. It's very cute! My friend Marie got us a green polka dot burp cloth! Also, my Nana and Pappaw sent us a baby gift. Apparently Nana bought this when we got married and I am so glad. I now have a baby spoon in my silver pattern. It's so tiny and precious! and the baby couldn't go without a present from Daddy either. During my birthday dinner, Matt sat next to our good friends, Johnny and Emily. They had precious Chappell in May and told Matt the best thing they had for her was a sleep machine. So Matt pulls up Amazon.com on his phone, Emily shows him which one and it arrived at our house a couple of days later! What a sweet Daddy!
This past weekend, we were in Oxford for the Ole Miss-UT game! (HOTTY TODDY REBELS!, what a great win!) Mom, Marsha and I, of course, did some baby shopping. Mom (Deb, Debo or Deba, she hasn't decided either) and Dad (Gar, we're pretty sure he's going to stick with this, since this is what Adam and I call him) got the baby a Colonel Reb onesie, a blue and red tu-tu (if it's a girl), a super rebel cape (in case it's a boy), and some Col. Reb pacifiers! I hear there is other stuff, but it's for Christmas! Marsha also got the baby some precious Ole Miss stuff. So come Grove time next year, we will be all set!!!
I think that's about all for now on baby stuff and pregnancy. I'll be sure to post more from now on!
Matt and I are so excited to be expecting a baby! Baby H will be here on June 2! and we can't wait. We had our 1st sonogram and doctors appointment on Tuesday. It was so neat to see the sonogram with the babys heart beat. It was 172 beats per minute and measured right on schedule at 9 weeks! We also got to see Baby H move on the sonogram and I couldn't believe how tiny it actually was when the sonogram tech told us. A little less than 2 centimeters, I mean really??!! We are so excited and feel so blessed to be having a baby! Please keep us in your prayers for a smooth pregnancy. So far we have been lucky with no sickness or nausea. Only sleepiness....I feel like I could sleep 23 of the 24 hours each day, but hey, I will take that over sickness anytime. I've posted our sonogram pictures too. I can't help myself but stare at them. It's really a miracle!
Tomorrow is my sweet husband's birthday. Since we will be at the lake, enjoying wonderful food and the beginning of football season, I thought I would go ahead and post a happy birthday to Matt! Matty, Happy 29th Birthday tomorrow! You're getting old!! haha! Just kidding, I'm not too far behind you. Shelby and I hope you have a wonderful day and get everything you want! I love you! and Shelby loves you too!
So I haven’t been the best blogger in the world in the last six weeks. I always say I am going to do better, but I never do. I am so busy at work and when I get home, well either I’m too tired to get on the computer, OR my computer dies. Yes, my home computer is dying a slow and painful death. I am taking my time getting the valuable pics and things off my computer so that maybe it will work for a little bit longer, but I just don’t see that happening. I think it’s almost dead! Oh well, time for a new one and I know just what I want...an Apple MacBook Pro. The 13” to be exact. Now we just have to save up the money to buy it!
Oh well, since I haven’t filled my 2 faithful readers in on what’s been going on here, here goes!
In May, after our anniversary, we had kind of a sad month. Matt and his mom had to put their 2 beagles, Pudge and Lucy, to sleep. It was really sad, but both dogs were sick and had lived long lives. I think they were 14 which is amazing, but Marsha took great care of them! We do miss them when we go to Marsha’s, but we know they are in a better place.
We had Memorial Day, which was kind of low key and nice. We went to the lake for the weekend and went out on the boat once. However, it started raining like crazy and was supposed to rain all weekend, so we decided to head home and relax... Relax we did! We cooked out and went to the pool. It was nice to be home for a weekend and sleep in our own beds!
Also in May, our best friends had their 1st baby girl. I did a whole post about that below...so check it out...
“bout then, June rolled around. June was a busy month at our house. For the first weekend in June, we went to Oxford for the Super Regionals. After watching the game on TV on Friday and watching Matt Smith’s walk off home run, I just new this year was our year. Well we must be bad luck or something, b/c once again the Rebs lost a heart breaker on Saturday, and then again on Sunday to end the season. While the baseball was sad, we had a blast being in Oxford for a fun weekend that wasn’t “football crazy”. We got to see my parents new house they are building, (which we are thrilled about!) and enjoy a cook out. The one thing that was bad....we thought it would be a good idea to take ole Shelby off her leash and let her run in the yard. Ya know, burn off some energy...well Shelby found her way out of the yard and ran around Old Taylor Road. She almost got hit by 2 cars with Matt and I chasing her. I could have killed her and almost had a heart attack watching her run in front of cars on that busy road....Geez! we learned our lesson!
The next weekend we spent at home cleaning out closets, ya know, the fun stuff. We cooked out with the Maxcy’s and relaxed!
The 3rd weekend in June was my high school reunion. See another post for those details!
The last weekend in June, we worked in the yard in the 100 degree heat (that was smart) and bought Shelby a dog house. At first she hated it, now she likes it. I’ll get a pic of her in it and post soon!
This past weekend, we had the 4th of July. We went to the lake and had a crowd! It was so much fun. Adam and Carmen joined us, as well as Art and Jessica made the trip from Charleston for the weekend! We loved having everyone and probably had a little too much fun! The Core’s and the Hendry’s had a house full too! So you know when 20 people are on the lake together a good time is had by all! I hope everyone had a great 4th!
I hope you enjoyed my little catch up! Things are kind of slow today at work and I was able to organize my thoughts a little! Once again, as I always do, when I post these long obnoxious posts, I promise to do better! We’ll see....but hey at least I’m honest about it!
A couple of weeks ago, we had my 10 year high school reunion. I can not believe it’s been that long since we graduated high school. While many things have changed, somethings never do! We, of course, had a blast together! On Friday night, we had drinks at Julep. It was a very casual night and a great way for everyone to just come by. Afterwards, we of course couldn’t go home, so we headed back over to Liz and Percy’s house for late night. While the venue changed from high school, many things hadn’t! We laughed and laughed! On Saturday, the day started with a baby shower for Ashley Collins’ (see somethings do change. In high school there is no way we would have been up before 10 after being out all night :) After the baby shower, we had an ice cream social at the school. We took a group picture and got to see everyone’s children. And WOW! I didn’t realize how many of my friends have kids until they were all in the same room. BUT, they were adorable! Saturday night, we had a cocktail party at the Yacht Club. I had never been out there and it was really nice. You didn’t feel like you were in Jackson anymore with the water and the sunset! We watched our Senior Video and had trivia, followed up by a performance by Elvis. At our high school grad night, Elvis performed and it was great to see that he hadn’t aged a day! Here are some pics that my friends took! My home computer is broken, so I haven’t uploaded my pics!
On May 28, our best friend’s Johnny and Emily had an adorable baby girl, Chappell! She is a doll and we just love her! Aunt Leslie and Uncle Matt can’t seem to get enough of her. We were at the hospital when she was born and I got to hold her when she was just minutes old! That is something I will never forgot. Both mom and baby are doing great, and sweet daddy too! I can’t believe that when I am posting this, she’s already been here a month. Here are some precious pics!
So, today is our 2nd anniversary! Wow! Where did the time go? I can't believe we have been married for 2 years! It's been an awesome 2 years and I look forward to many, many more wonderful years! I love you Matt! You're the best husband anyone could ask for! Love you!!
Being an Ole Miss fan & not having a whole lot to cheer about until last year, you gotta love when the National Champion puts out their Championship banner and their only loss is to the Ole Miss Rebels! It just makes my day! Hotty Toddy!
So today has been the most boring day at work...not too much work to do and not too much going on here. Matt and I went to Jackson this past weekend to see my parents and for the annual St. Paddy's Parade. Well we got to Jackson on Friday night about 9:30 and had a great dinner my mom cooked. She did pork tenderloin in the oven and with Shapley's seasoning and it was delicious! I'll have to remember it in the future! So Friday night we went to bed with the intent of getting up to go to the parade. However, oops! we slept in...we were so tired. So instead of going downtown, we went and ate crawfish! and boy were they good. they were spicy and big! YUM! So, then we went and met up with Ashleigh and Ross at the Cherokee and to hang out...it was great to see them...it has been way too long! Then we went to see our friends, Madison, Chris & their 3 kids. Madison had a baby 2 weeks ago and we definitely wanted to see them all. We got a good visit with them, but poor Chris had just had his appendix out...he was a trooper and put up with us! Saturday night we had dinner at Tico's and Ashleigh, Ross, Fratesi and Shannon came out to meet us for drinks. We had blast getting to see them too! All in all it was a good weekend. We were very tired when we got back to Nashville. Finally the weather is beautiful and I really would love to be outside, however, I am stuck inside sitting as my desk....geez....oh well!! life as a grown up!
and the Mom to be!!!! Smiling for the Camera!!!