Monday, October 31, 2011

Trunk Or Treat

Our church had their Trunk or Treat last night and we had a great time!  We dressed Maddox up as a dinosaur and I have to admit he was the cutest little thing I have ever seen! :)  We practiced what to do with him ahead of time and he didn't seem to get it.  Well, by about the 2nd or 3rd trunk he came to, he finally realized that all he had to do was walk up to cars and they would put this giant bowl of candy in front of him for him to dig through... then he was hooked!  He had a blast and so did we!

Tonight we are headed out to some friends' house for dinner and then some more trick or treating!  Happy Halloween!! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We Have A Plan

I went back to the doctor today for my ultrasound.  They wanted to check my fluid levels and check to see how much our baby girl is weighing right now.  The fluid levels were really good and as of now, she is weighing right at 4 lbs., 11 oz.  My doctor said she is right on track to weigh about what Maddox did when he was born... 6 lbs., 10 oz.  They did the Group B Strep test and also checked for dilation.... right now I am 1 cm dilated and he said my "cervix is very soft".  Sorry if that is TMI but there ya go!  He also asked if we had thought any more about induction and I told him that we wanted to go ahead and be put on the schedule for 39 weeks.  I feel better having a plan since we don't have family in town that can come right over and tend to Maddox should I go into labor in the middle of the night like last time.  She could very well come on her own before then, but if not, it looks like we will have a November baby rather than a December one.  I am scheduled to be induced the day after Thanksgiving, November 25th.  Now that we have a plan she will probably choose something different just like her brother did.  The day after we set up the induction with Maddox I went into labor on my own, so we will see what happens.  Now I am trying to decide whether I should go ahead and travel to Opelika next weekend for my shower like I was planning to.  I guess I will have to play it by ear and see how things go. Either way, we will have our little girl in 4 weeks or less!! :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

34 1/2 Weeks

I can not believe we are at this point.  Where did the time go??  
I had my 34 week appointment last Thursday and everything was pretty much on track.  I was measuring a tad smaller than last time and the doctor is going to do an ultrasound this week just to check her weight and make sure she is head down like he thinks she is.  I have noticed feeling a lot more pressure the past couple of weeks that I do not remember feeling with Maddox, although it's possible I have just forgotten what the end felt like with him.  The doctor has given me the option to be induced the day after Thanksgiving, but I have not decided about that yet.  I am going to wait until closer to time to make that decision and see how I am progressing on my own first.  I have mixed emotions and don't know what to think about it right now.  It would be so nice to know when everything will happen, but at the same time I enjoyed Maddox coming on his own.  Time will tell.  I am beginning to get tired very easily and have noticed a drop in my energy in the last week or so.  Overall, things are good and we can't wait to meet our baby girl soon... and to finally tell her name! ;)

Saturday, October 22, 2011


On Tuesday, 2 of my best friends came into town with their boys to see us.  I had been looking forward to this visit since we moved and was so glad that they came!  We had a nice, relaxing time (considering we had 3 toddler boys!) and it was so good to get to catch up with them for longer than an hour or two!  We took the boys to the park, to the mall, to the library, and played outside some, too!  Thanks, girls, for coming to see us and please do it again soon! Maddox already misses his friends! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Onesie Dress

I have not been making very many things (other than nursery stuff) for our little girl, mostly because I have had no clue what I wanted to make.  I've browsed tutorials and looked at patterns and had the hardest time finding something I wanted to make.  After putting a couple of different ideas together, this is the first dress I have made for our little girl...
I took a onesie I already had and the leftover fabric from her curtains and this is what I came up with.  I hope that the size is right for her to wear in Spring or Summer.  I am looking forward to trying out different dresses for her.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

18 Month Pictures

A few weeks ago when I was back home in Opelika we had Maddox's 18 month pictures taken.  We had not had professional pictures taken since he was 6 months old so we were really excited about doing it.  Jennie Young took them and did a FABULOUS job!  I was a little nervous about how Maddox would do since it was SO HOT that day and he was sweating the whole time.  But he did great and she really got some neat shots.  If you want to see the proofs, click on the website below and go to proofing.  The password is maddox11.  Enjoy!! :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pumpkin Patch 2011

Saturday was a fun-filled day for our little family.  We started off by going to the pumpkin patch and letting Maddox run around and look at the pumpkins and scarecrows.  He is pretty obsessed with pumpkins and scarecrows (due to our MANY trips to Hobby Lobby) so he was super excited about going.  He had a blast and it was fun to watch him having such a great time:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yarn Wreath

I came across this wreath while reading a craft blog a couple of weeks ago and it seriously made me want to make one:

Like, really bad!  Isn't it so simple and cute??  Since moving, I have been wanting a new wreath for our front door, but they are just so expensive!  So yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby and got everything I needed to make my own... for only $6.00!  You just can't beat that price!  I worked on it yesterday and last night, and here is the finished product:

I am in love with this thing and can't wait to hang it on our front door.  It was super easy and really fun to make.  You could do it in any color combination and do as many or as few flowers as you'd like.  You should try one!! :)

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