Tuesday, September 21, 2010

bare with me...

as I try to play catch up and get back to the blogging world...
I know there are about 7 posts tonight that have nothing but a title. I will be adding to them and updating but I didn't want to get so far behind where I wasn't blogging about current stuff so there you go. That's my excuse. I promise to add pictures soon!


Yes, even after 15 months we are still experiencing "firsts"... even though they don't happen as often as they did in the first year. This first, however, some may say is a little over due. Last night was Henry's first night to spend the night out, and our first night alone without Henry in the house! It wasn't exactly planned but was a success! We went to our dear friends, Mary and Scott's house for Mary's famous chicken spaghetti (mmm I'm still thinking about it today!!). I went ahead and packed pj's because I knew we'd probably get in after Henry's bedtime. After a fun night of dancing with the girls (Ive got to post some video of this kid's dance moves), eating a wonderful dinner, and even getting a bath in Marys big bathtub, Henry was having a ball! Mary begged for Henry to spend the night since he was already in his pjs and she happened to have the next day off and not a thing to do other than spend it with her favorite man!
I will openly admit I was a little apprehensive-not because I was worried Mary couldn't handle it-after all, she's raised three girls! It was me! I was worried how I would do... and more so how Henry would do, but I knew it was time. He needs the practice for when the baby comes. He can't exactly stay in the delivery room with us! When it came time for us to leave, he was a little cranky because it was past his bedtime so after my prince charming went home and packed him an overnight bag and loaded up the pack-n-play, I was able to put Henry down to sleep and leave knowing he went down easy knowing he was in a safe place.
I can't tell you how weird it felt coming home without him. It was that weird feeling like...well like you left your cell phone at home but a million times worse. Lee and I kept saying how quiet the house felt. Even when he's asleep we have the hum of his sound machine in the house. Last night it was just....quiet. Ahhhh...quiet... I was able to relax and get ready for bed knowing I would get a full night's sleep-unless of course Mary called because I must have said 900 times "Call us if you need us, even if it's in the middle of the night".
The strangest part was this morning. I actually had to set my alarm. I wasn't welcomed with a sweet, fuzzy-headed babe holding his Lamby reaching up out of his bed for me. I didn't like that part. BUT I got a text from Mary saying they had a wonderful night with no trouble and that Henry was just fine! I knew he would be. I am a little jealous Mary gets to have a day with my sweet man all to herself doing whatever they want to do-I know he's having a ball!

Big news!

Henry is going to be a big brother!
I can't believe I typing this. Is he even big enough to be a big brother?? He's still just a baby right? WRONG! Ever since I found out I was pregnant he seems even bigger to me. He looks so "grown" in his big boy tennis shoes and is starting to use a spoon! How can this be!?! Time flies when you're having fun! I know Henry is going to be the best big brother ever! He's so caring and loving. I can't wait to see the wonderful bond they will have being siblings. I hope they are close. they will be close in age (22months apart) but I hope they have a close, loving relationship. My due date is April 1st (yes, April Fool's Day!) I'm feeling great, no complaints other than being tired-really tired. But no morning sickness-thank God! I'll keep everyone updated via facebook and the blog.

First Day of School...sort of


We finally have more than 2 teeth! I swear I was ready to order baby dentures for my poor little toothless wonder but all of the sudden we have a mouth FULL!! The top four have been trying to come in for some time now but took forever to break through. Once they came in his bottom two (on either side of his little middle mouse teeth) started making their way through. Last night as I was trying to count his teeth I felt a sharp little molar coming in!! Other than being a drooling fool Henry has been a trouper! We had 2 fussy nights last week but I figured it was just a bad dream or something...poor fella! His little toothy grin is too cute these days. Ill try to get a picture posted.

Almost forgot about the aquarium!

Summer is over :(

Family beach trip

Splash Pad with friends


Henry's Little Red Wagon Birthday Party!

bethany's wedding

April 30th
My best friend in the whole world married her best friend this weekend and I had the honor and privilege of being in the wedding. I was her matron of honor. It was a BEAUTIFUL wedding and the weather couldn't have been more perfect! Bethany and Wes looked so happy and in love. The wedding was held at a beautiful little white chapel and the reception in an old but restored Southern Belle style home on a beautiful piece of property. The whole wedding looked as if it were a scene from a movie! My mom and Lee and Henry came and Henry had a blast dancing at the reception. Thank you Bethany and Wes for allowing me to play a part in your special day!!