Friday, October 31, 2008

The prettiest little ladybug!

Ryleigh was going to be Elvis for her Halloween party at school today, but the costume still hasn't come in. So this morning before we went to school, we stopped at R&R Ace to see what they had. I couldn't let her go to school without a costume!! We ended finding this adorable Ladybug costume. I dressed her in the parking lot and snapped some pictures of her before dropping her off. She looked so cute!!!! I will have to get some more of her this weekend. Tonight she is going to be Cinderella (incase you are wondering why I didnt dress her in that, we are borrowing it and i didn't want anything to happen to it). Monday I will post more picture of her in both costumes.

Pumpkin Belly

I thought it would be fun to enter a photo contest on The January 09 Expecting Group came up with this contest. All you had to do was paint your pregnant belly for Halloween and submit your picture. The winner gets free baby stuff. I just thought it would be fun to try and to see what my pregnant belly looks like painted like a pumpkin. And if nothing else, I would have a cute picture for Madison's scrapbook. So, last night I used the mirror in the bathroom and painted my belly. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. Here it is, my 27 week pregnant pumpkin belly..... ENJOY

Thursday, October 30, 2008

They are so precious when they are sleeping

These two pictures were taken today while Ryleigh was at work with me. She just looks so innocent and sweet when she is sleeping. ;) And of course, as always, she has chocolate on her face!

Friday, October 24, 2008

My Growing Belly

Here are some belly shots that I have taken over the course of this pregnancy. The first one wasn't taken until I was already 18 weeks, so it's hard to really see the change because I already had a belly then. But enjoy anyway. :)

18 weeks ( I put this one in black and white to try to filter out the flash on the mirror)

20 weeks (This has a bad flash and bad coloring too. I took most of these at work with the digital camera here and so the lighting in the bathroom is really bad.)

22.5 weeks
24 weeks

And look at this one, Ryleigh wanted to be in the pic too....

25.5 weeks

Today I am a little over 26 weeks, so not much has changed.

What is your boyfriend's name?

Ryleigh has this little boy at daycare, named Liam, that she plays with a lot. Her teacher said one day that Liam waits for Ryleigh to get to school, that she is his little girlfriend. The other day, all the kids were so excited to see her and the teacher said they had all been waiting for Ryleigh to get there, they all just love her.

Well for a couple of weeks Ryleigh would say this word, the same way each time, but I didn't know what she was saying until one day when I picked her up and she said it while we were talking about Liam. It was Liam that she was going around saying all the time. It is so cute. She talks about him and says his name at home. Well, because I think it's so darn cute I have her say it for people and talk about I Liam being her little boyfriend and because of that, she started saying Liam when you would ask her who her boyfriend is! It's so cute!

The Pumpkin Patch

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This past Saturday Ryleigh and I went to the Pumpkin Patch with Grammy, Devan, Aunt Sarah, Uncle Matt, Andrew and Gabriella. We had a lot of fun and it was a beautiful day. Ryleigh, Andrew and Devan played in the play area for awhile. They had a slide, corn pit, mazes, a big tractor and hay bails to climb on. They also fed the chickens and looked at the turkeys. We all went on the hayride and throw the corn maze. We all really enjoyed ourselves. On our way out, we had a quick picnic lunch. I have attached some pictures, but you can also see some on Sarah's blog.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Update on baby Madison and Ryleigh

I had my prenatal appointment yesterday. Everything looked good... good blood pressure, good fetal heart rate. I scheduled my follow up ultrasound for Madison's kidney on Nov. 4. My next appointment is Nov. 10 and I will have the results then. Other than just waiting to see how this ultrasound turns out, everything else is going great!! I am at the beginning of my 7th month already!! I can't believe how fast this is going by! I have her bedding, but I haven't started on her room yet. I am excited to get it done, I just can't get my butt in gear!!

Ryleigh finishes her last dose of antibiotics today, so I pray that her ear infection has cleared up and she doesn't get another one before we have the tubes put in! Her appt with the specialist is also on Nov.4 . Hopefully, we can have the tubes put in sometime within those next couple of weeks since she won't be able to take anymore antibiotics if she were to get sick.

We will send out an update.

TWO nights in a row....

Ryleigh slept in HER bed ALL NIGHT!! Since we put the toddler bed in her room on Labor Day weekend, we have had a hard time getting her to sleep all night in her bed. We ended up buying a foam rail that goes under her sheet to keep her from falling out, it helped some. Then we discovered that she had another ear infection, which could also explain her sleeping so poorly. Her sleeping was getting better after the rail and some antibotics, but she was still coming into our bed every night. Then, finally on Monday night she went to bed at 8:15 and we didn't hear a word out of her until 7:40 the next morning when she came into our room!!! Then again Tuesday night, she went to sleep around the same time and slept in her bed until 7:10 the next morning!! We were so proud of her!! And I was really hoping it would stick around, but she ended up in our bed around 3:50 this morning. I think once we get her ear infections under control, she will start sleeping better and we will start seeing her sleep in her bed a lot more!! At least I am hoping!! ;)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ryleigh went potty in the big girl potty!!

For the last month or so Ryleigh has been wanting to use the big potty. So I (most of the time, since I haven't really started potty training) let her sit on the big potty, but nothing has ever happened. We do it just for fun and just whenever she wants to. Well, for the last few days she has actually tried going potty while sitting on it, she grunts and pushes, but nothing would happen..... until...... Sunday. Sunday afternoon we were downstairs and I said to her, "mommy has to potty, I will be back." But she followed me up there and when I was done she insisted on sitting on the potty. So, we take off her pants and diaper and she sits on the potty. She starts trying really hard and finally she peed!!!!!!!! She just smiled real big and I got all excited and we ran downstairs to tell daddy, who was so proud!! I guess we will see what happens. I don't really plan to start potty training until after 2 because daycare doesn't do potty training in the one year old room, but we will just see where this leads us. In the meantime, it's just all for fun!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A very important message from Ryleigh

Ryleigh is just reminding all the females in her life to make sure they do their self-breast exams and to keep up with their annual exams and mammograms. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, remind all those women in your life!!!

Here are some very important and helpful links to breast cancer....

Our Zoo Trip

Saturday Grammy, Aunt Sarah, Andrew, Gabriella, Devan and Ryleigh and I all went to the zoo for the day. We had a really good time. Andrew and Ryleigh had a lot of fun together. I think Ryleigh's favorite part was riding in the wagon with Andrew. It was a beautiful day to go. When we left the zoo, we had a nice picnic lunch in the park. I don't have any pictures right now, but I will post some when I get them. (maybe Aunt Sarah will post some in her blog and I can steal them!).