September 29, 2011

6 Weeks

So, this cutie is 6 weeks old today.  It's still hard to believe but it's true.

I attempted to get her smiling and kind of did but also captured that super cute double chin.

We are not scared to eat around our house.  Sweet girl weighs 10 pounds and 4 ounces, up an entire pound in just 2 weeks.  She has also grown in length to 23 inches long!

I can't believe I have to go back to work on Monday.  I really wish I could take off a few more weeks but I need the paycheck.  With the hubby having been out of work for a month with the flood back in April and May, we simply can't afford me to not get a paycheck any longer.  Luckily, my mom will be keeping her on some days and a another sweet lady who keeps my nephew and my best friend's daughter will be keeping her too.  I am very lucky to not have to put her directly into a true daycare atmosphere.  We will eventually but this will save us money and hopefully keep us a bit healthier.

Ok, enough rambling for today.  I have no voice so I am spending my last few days at home in somewhat of silence.  At least from me.  Kids?  Not so much.

September 21, 2011

Happy Birthday to Nana and Uncle Josh!

Last year I did a separate post for both Nana and for Josh but for the sake of time, which is limited these days, I'm going to do a combined one this year.


Happy birthday Nana (Mom!!!)

Happy birthday Uncle Josh!!!!

We all hope you both have a wonderful wonderful birthday!!!
We love you both!!

September 20, 2011


Happy late anniversary to Josh and Marion Margaret.

Happy anniversary today to Taylor and Krisa and to my bro Tony and his bride Holly.

Congrats to you all!  Wishing you many more years of happiness!

September 19, 2011

It Finally Happened

I knew this day would come at some point after baby sister was born but I just wasn't sure when.  I should have known it would come when Daddy is working 3-11 and not here to help and give extra attention.

Big Sister had her first meltdown blaming baby sister.  I got the whole, "You are always taking care of baby sister, what about me?" comments last night.  Whew, that was tough.

Had a screaming, hungry baby in one room and a whining 4 year old in the other, all the while Daddy is at work.  Mama is tired and has an extra short fuse.

I would like to say I handled it well and I really think someone was just tired (not just me!).  Needless to say, it didn't take long for big sister to drift off to dreamland. 

She just needed a little extra TLC last night.

I'm glad that's over.  I am sure it won't be the last time either.  Honestly, I'm surprised it took an entire month to get here.

She also found these gigantic headphones in a cabinet and put them on saying that she was tired of hearing baby sister crying.  I assured her that she did the same thing.  Poor baby sister was gassy and fussy most of the afternoon yesterday so I understand.  I was ready for some peace and quiet too.

We all went to bed fairly early and everyone is much better today.

Oh, and I got tooted and burped on at the same time this morning.  The joys of motherhood.  Then I got spit up on by my baby that doesn't normally spit up.  I think the only thing left for today is to get pooped on.  Hey, it's only 10:00 am.  I am sure it will happen.

Whew, I need my spa day.  Only 1 more week til it's here!!!

September 16, 2011


Me and my little Bulldogs.  We were all decked out yesterday!

The littlest one had her 1 month check up Wed. and celebrated the milestone yesterday watching the Bulldogs.  Well, watching some of it and sleeping through the rest.

She now weighs 9 pounds and 4 ounces and measures 22 inches long.  My chunky monkey.  We like to eat around here.  Guess that's why I have yet to lose that last 20 pounds I packed on...

I can't believe I have to go back to work in 2 short weeks.  That is just not enough time off.  I wish I could stay home longer but we just can't afford it, especially after the hubby was out of work for a month a few short months ago.  Life's not fair.  I learned that a long time ago.

I guess I will just have to make the best of what time I have left at home.  Oh yeah, spa day scheduled before I go back.  Happy birthday to me, thanks to Nana and MeMe!

Oh, and we love our Bulldogs regardless.  We are not fair weather fans.

Happy Birthday Bradley

Happy 2nd Birthday B! We are so glad to be sharing our birth month with you! I think since your Daddy's birthday is not in Sept., you were his way in! Kidding. We love him anyway!

We can't wait to see the little man you are growing up to be!  It is so fun to watch you with the big kids.  You can finally get in there and play with them!

We have loved watching just how much you have changed over the past year!  We can't wait to see what the next year will bring!

We hope you have a great birthday. We look forward to many more birthdays Cousin!

September 15, 2011

Dawg Pound Rock

OH, how I wish I was still a student at Mississippi State.  For so many reasons.  Here's one below.   Fred Smoot teaching the 10,000 students at the Cowbell Yell pep rally last night how to do the Dawg Pound Rock.  We might get beat by the Mad Hatter, Les Miles, every year (somehow??) but Dan Mullen has done some wonderful things for MSU and the town of Starkville.  I so wish I was headed there today.

Jordan, no hate comments! haha!  A little Dawg Pound Rock never hurt anybody!

September 12, 2011


I'm such a blog slacker these days.  Maybe it will get better when I go back to work.  That will be here sooner than I would like.

Here's a few pics I took recently to hold over the 5 of you reading.

I've been such a slacker lately that I didn't even post on MY birthday the other day.  So happy belated birthday to myself.

And happy belated birthday to LBL and Daniel!

September 9, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday Hubby!

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Hubby! Happy birthday to you!

This is one of my all-time favorite pics of my Hubby and kiddo 1!

And even though I love to complain about you, I have to say you are a pretty good Dad to our sweet angels. And boy does one of them love her Daddy! The other one will, it's only a matter pf time. We love you and all your little quirks too! Sometimes you know how to be a good Hubby too. I love you too!

We hope to say Happy birthday to you for many many many more years!

Oh, and enjoy your day! It's yours all day long.

September 8, 2011

3 weeks

This cutie is already 3 weeks old. My how time flies!!

September 7, 2011

Random Ramblings from a Sleepy Mama

So, yesterday the weather was beautiful so I decided to head to the park for a nice post-baby run.  I walked some but I would like to say that I ran 75% of the 3.2 mile loop.  That's not too shabby seeing as how it's been since like March that I ran or did anything exercise related.  And I was actually able to get out of bed today.  I wasn't so sure that was going to be easy.

This weather has been phenomenal.  I know it won't last but we are trying to soak it up as long as we can.

Last night, baby girl decided she wanted to stay awake and fuss and play from like 11 to about 3 am.  Not so fun.  Luckily, she's only done that twice in her short life span.

Since we don't get out of the house too much and I am too tired to do much else, I haven't bought my stock of Sept. birthday cards.  We have A LOT of September birthdays in our family.

So here is today's Happy birthday wishes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. FAYE!!  I know you are enjoying spending the day with the grandbaby!  You will get a card, it will just be late.  That's that story of my life these days.

Ok, I'm off to buy all those cards now.

September 1, 2011


Cousins finally met last week.  Born 3 weeks apart.

E and AC