Monday, December 6, 2010

Off to go Christmas shopping with the Hubs and Lil P! And on the coldest day of the year so far! She's all bundled up.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Sweet little angel

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Anxiously waiting...

for some pain and contractions to begin!  Last Monday at my checkup he offered to induce me on Thursday (11th), but we declined.  I really want her to come on her own....hoping she'd come this weekend!  But she's not ready I guess.  I go back in the morning for another checkup and we'll see what he says!  I'm so ready for her to arrive, I may go for an induction.  I'm so afraid I'll be one of those dumb people who are in labor and don't even know it.  On the other hand, I think every little kick and movement and Braxton Hicks contraction is labor!  I guess the real thing will actually hurt...

In the meantime, I finally finished her little daygown that she is to wear home from the hospital!  Mary Bertha Zorn made the dress and taught the smocking class, and I've been slowly working on this little dress since October.  I got serious about it this weekend and finished!  Can't believe it!  It's not perfect by any means, but I think it's beautiful and so sweet!  Two of my former cheerleaders, Sarah Elizabeth (Mary Bertha's sis) and Kate gave me a beautiful receiving blanket that matches it, and I can't wait to have her pics made in it!

She ran this through her pleater. Orange threads are "rows" or guides.

Done!  Now just have to cut the threads and pull them out (very scared to do this...)


Finished product!  Receiving blanket to match hanging beside it.
 I never thought I'd care about sewing or smocking.  Funny how having a baby will make you do things you never thought possible!   

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ready for my little love bird to arrive!

The nursery is ready!  Now all it needs is a sweet, little baby girl in it!  We are both so excited.  She should arrive (hopefully) within the next two weeks!  I really can't believe that.  We have been blessed with so many friends and family who have helped me get prepared.  I finished buying the remaining items that we needed yesterday (like that cute rug).  Plus a few more.  

I've been feeling much stronger Braxton Hicks contractions in the past five days--a lot of pressure and pushing down.  Maybe she's "dropping" as everyone says.  My last day at school will be Friday, November 12, if I can make it that long.  Then I'll enjoy a nice, long holiday break with my family!  I hope she comes a little early because I don't want to be induced and they probably will try to do that if it looks like she'll come on Thanksgiving.  Plus, I want to be home with her by then to EAT!

Hanger for her hospital be filled in with DOB, weight, & height.

My dirty, little baby shoes.  Maybe I should polish them...

Cute rocker from the Greenville hostesses!  Parker has a mini-version in the making.

I actually covered the pillow in the glider with some of her fabric!  It wasn't easy to stuff the pillow down and sew the seams shut.

Love the "Parker Everly" painting from the Hartford hostesses!  Made by Dondee Hicks.

Parker's hospital bag is packed and ready-to-go with way too many outfits that she probably won't even have a chance to wear in the hospital.

Rug shot.  Found at Target.  I wasn't supposed to buy it, but I had to have it!
Finally got me a boppy pillow!  Diaper stacker is weighted down too much, I think.

I covered that little pillow, too!  Can't wait to see her snoozing in there!

LOVE the Enchanted Tree mural painted by Olivia!  It's prettier than the one on the website!  Troy was most excited--he kept asking if Liv would paint us one!  So funny!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Belly update! 37.5 weeks! 2 weeks to go!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Cankles have officially happened. Gross. 3 weeks exactly until due date! (Nov. 17)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

So Blessed!

Today I was showered with love!  Cheesy sounding, but so true!  Olivia, Mrs. Nancy, Sheila Brooks, Jill Stallworth, Ginger Norman, Sara Henderson, and Jane McKinley gave me the most beautiful shower this morning!  They served brunch, and the weather was just perfect!  Mrs. Nancy even organized a little "show" for me!  They got together and sang (karaoke-style) "Isn't She Lovely?", "Baby Love," and one more (can't remember name...from Cosby show, and I DO actually remember it!). 

These ladies are so sweet and have just taken me in and embraced me and I love them!  Thank you for your loving kindness! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Break Goodness

We've been off this past Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for Fall Break and it's been GREAT!  I really needed a break from school.  Saturday I piddled around running errands and packing for Hartford and Saturday night we went to Blake and Brandi's wedding.  I'm so happy for them and it was good to see everyone.

Sunday morning we headed to Hartford.  We dropped off Coco at Pleas' and headed to church at good ole' Hartford Baptist.  AFter church, Daddy had cooked us a delicious lunch of roast, potatoes, and carrots with butterbeans and rolls!  YUMMY!  Then I left for my shower and Troy, Tristen, and Daddy headed out to the barn to shoot doves (but didn't see any).

Mrs. Justice had my baby shower at her house and everything was perfect!  I got to see all my best friends (minus Holly :( ).  Jill really went out of her way to color-coordinate everything to Parker's nursery!  Even the invitation!  The hostesses had a beautiful picture painted for her nursery to go over her crib and one for her hospital/bedroom door!  Troy and I were so proud of it!  Everyone else also spoiled us rotten with lots of baby goodies!  I am so blessed to have such awesome friends and family!  I'll add more pictures to my slideshow after Mama uploads hers.

We spent Sunday night at Dad's house and I showed them all my gifts.  So much fun!  Then we went upstairs and played pool a bit before conking out.  Monday morning, Troy got up and cooked us all breakfast and we went shopping in Dothan and met Mama at Red Lobster for lunch.  Then we headed back to Greenville.

As soon as we got in, Troy put together the rocker glider (given to us by Pleas) and hung Parker's artwork.  I put away most of her new clothes and essentials.  It's so exciting!  Troy is already an amazing father, but I know he'll be wonderful with his daughter, too!  I love seeing him get just as excited as I do.  I love my husband so much!  He's been so supportive during my pregnancy--giving back rubs, foot massages, understanding when I'm too tired to cook, getting ready for the baby, and just being sweet!

Yesterday I went back to Dr. Kouri for a checkup but had to see Dr. Gentry.  And had to wait an hour and a half due to him being in an emergency!  But that's okay...Michelle, the ultrasound tech, came and got me for another (free and unexpected) ultrasound!  Always fun to see the baby in my belly!  She is smaller than they originally thought (yay) and they anticipate her to be a six pound baby.  They had originally told me she might be an eight-pounder!  Yikes! 
Last night Greenville Middle had their last football game.  We are done until basketball!  I'm going to bump practices down to once a week and then we'll only have like five b-ball games.  I should be a mom by that time!  Vikki Whittington is going to take over for me while I'm out; she's mom to one of my girls and teaches with me.

On my last day of Fall Break, I actually slept in until 8:00!  Can't believe it since I'm normally wide awake at 5:30.  I cleaned house, played in the nursery, and got all of my thank-you notes written.  It's been so nice not having to get ready and go!  I stayed in my pajamas ALL day!  Finally I bathed and did put on clean p.j.s.  Don't want to go back to school tomorrow!

A few pictures!  More to come in a few days when mama emails me hers from my school shower and Hartford shower.

Mr. and Mrs. Blake Autrey

Troy's best friend, Blake, got married this weekend!  They got married at Gaines Ridge in Camden.  It was a sweet, small, but intimate wedding.  Blake is brother-in-law to one of my besties, Olivia Autrey.  She and her mom did the live flowers and they were beautiful!  I love fall weddings!  They are honeymooning in Vegas!

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Autrey!  Hope you have a lifetime filled with love and happiness!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I just made this little spirit dress for Coco to wear in our Homecoming parade! She'll be on the golf cart with me behind cheerleaders!

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie!

It's the 2003 Peanut Festival peanut recipe winner (where Kay got the recipe), but it's also in the Hartford Baptist Pass the Plate cookbook, p. 616.  It's soooo tasty if you like peanut butter, and I DO!

1 graham cracker crust (I used Reduced Fat crust)
1 (3 oz) package cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 (12 oz) carton of Cool Whip (I used Lite)
peanuts for garnish

Cream together cream cheese and sugar.  Add peanut butter and cream well.  Stir in 2/3 of the Cool Whip.  Put in pie shell.  Put remaining Cool Whip on top of pie.  Garnish with peanuts (or Reese's cups as in pic).  Keep chilled in the refrigerator.

So easy to make...mine is chilling now....

This one isn't mine, but I wish it was....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

4D Ultrasound at 30 Weeks/7 Months

We finally got to see more of Parker in 4D!  Still feels weird calling her Parker, but I guess that's her name!  I guess when she arrives, it will be more real to call her that.  Anyway, back to pictures!

Last week we went and she hid the cord in front of her face half of the time then flipped over.  Just did not want to be seen!  But yesterday she did good! Daddy was in Montgomery teaching a class so he was able to meet us and see it too.  At first she hid her face in her hand, but then she uncovered it!  It is just amazing what they are able to do these days!

She yawned, frowned, squinted up her forehead (just like me!), and even opened her eyes!  (now, that picture is kind of creepy).  She is so sweet!  I think she was even sucking on her toes. :)

I gained two more pounds (in 3 weeks), making a total of 14 so far.  I have two more months to go!  My belly has really started poking in the past month. 

I think her toe is in her mouth!
She opened her eyes for a second!  Looks kind of scary, though!
Yawning!  So sweet!

Starting to frown...


Friday, September 10, 2010

Cheer Pics

And Tristen (#84)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Little stinker would not cooperate! She kept the cord in front of her face for a while then flipped over towards my back so we couldn't see her!

Off to have 4D ultrasound! 7 months/30 weeks. An outie is in the making...

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunflower Surprise!

My sweet husband planted sunflowers in the field behind our house and I just noticed!  He said something about the sunflowers the other day, but I didn't realize he planted them for me!  I tried to plant some last year, but only about 2 popped up.  Just don't have a green thumb.

Belly looks huge!  Guess I need to take a "cute" belly shot, but I don't know if there is one.  My bellybutton is getting shallower by the day :(  I'm 26 weeks right now, or about 6 months!  November is fast approaching!

Ready for 2010 Season!

These are my girls!  They have really worked hard and have improved SO much since tryouts.  I'm really proud of the progress they've made.  But then again, they do have an awesome coach!  ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Well, I'm at a good stopping point with the nursery.  I wanted to get as much done this summer as I could because once school starts, I'll be so busy with kids, cheerleading, planning, ballgames, etc., and won't have much time to devote to it.

I must admit, it is SO precious!  The pink and aqua look so good together.  Yesterday I finished the curtains.  I just bought the fabric to match and sewed away!  Then I just tied some aqua, satin ribbons on each of the curtain clips and Voila!

We found this old leather wall hanging mural thing (in the closet), and I am hoping that my very talented artist friend will paint it for me to match the room! 

Still looking for a glider, rug, and mattress, but those can wait!  I'll try to chill out with the baby blogging for a while!  Up next, SCHOOL!  Can't believe that it starts two weeks from today.  Where has my summer gone?  Well, at least I have a summer.  Could be stuck working somewhere 8-5 so I'm grateful to have this time off!