Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Alyssa


My sweet step daughter... I can't believe you are 7 years old!! I remember the day I met your sweet chunky face. It seems like just yesterday you were three years old and so little. Your dad said you were shy but it didn't take you long to warm up to me. It also didn't take me long to fall in love with you... attitude and all.



It's been such a joy to watch you grow up these past few years. This year you have done so wonderful at your new school. Your behavior used to be a problem at school but now its something we dont even have worry about. You always bring home a happy face and love going to school. Your so smart and make wonderful grades. I can't believe how well you can read and spell for only being in the first grade.



You are always wanting to help me cook dinner and clean up the house. You want to wash clothes, dishes... and love to vaccume. You aren't a big fan of cleaning your room but do a good job when asked to do so.



You are playing basketball this year for the first time. Your one of the smallest on your team but you try your hardest and do the best you can. That's all I can ask of you. It doesn't take you long to remind me that you don't like playing though. :)



It's been such a joy for me to watch you get so excited about becoming a big sister. You ask almost daily when your sister is going to be here and you can't wait to met her. I know she is going to fall in love with you and your brother the day yall meet.



We had your first sleep over this year for your birthday party and let me tell you... I don't know if I can do that again. You told me it was the best birthday party and birthday you have ever had so that made every minnute of stress I had worth it. I love seeing that big ole smile on your face.



I love you my Miss Thang!

Love,
Mom

Friday, January 20, 2012

Week 20 - Half way there!!

We are half way there!!! This feels absolutely crazy to me to even write this much less think about it!

To be honest I'm starting to freak out a bit... I haven't even started on the nursery or moving the kids rooms around so we have a nursery! More on that later...

This pregnancy has been so wonderful! I have felt great and really just enjoyed every minute of it!

This is from a few nights ago... I sometimes think my belly isn't big but looking at this picture I will have to disagree! Sweet Bella (the puppy... not our baby) has been loving on her mommy so much lately! I think she is starting to think something is up.

(I just realized I have on the same shirt as my last month post... pregnancy wardrobe is limited. What can I say?)

This is our sweet baby at our 20 week sonogram! I love seeing that tiny hand by the face!



How far along? 20 Weeks - We are officially half way there!!

Baby's size? The size of a small cantaloupe.

Weight Gain? After weighing today I am only up 6lbs!! Seriously... I am shocked. I eat like I am going to miss out on something.

Maternity clothes? All I have to say is I love them!! They are so comfy...

Stretch marks? No new ones...

Belly Button in or out? Inny

Sleeping? Sleeping is the best I've ever had. It might also be the new bed and mattress we got for Christmas!

Foods I am loving? Mexican, Chocolate Ice Cream, and Green Apples! :)

Foods I'm hating? None... Everything tastes so good!!

Movement? None and I am starting to get upset... Not really I'm just ready to feel this baby move!

Best moment this week? Finding out we we are having a GIRL!!!!!

Symptoms? Just back aches... Nothing I cant handle.

Gender? It's a GIRL!!! I couldn't be more excited!



What I miss? Diet cokes

What I'm looking forward to? Starting on the babies room... This time next month I hope to have a good dent in it!

Weekly wisdom: Take a book to your doctor appointments... Today I had to wait over a hour to see the doctor.

Milestones: We have reached the half way mark!

Emotions: Just very excited. The kids are getting more and more excited now that they know they are having a sister!