Friday, April 30, 2010

Big Storm

We had a bad storm last night. The wind was so incredibly strong! Everything was blowing around. Jacob had to go out and try to tie down and secure things around here. And get all the animals safely locked into the barn. Because the storm came suddenly. And it was very strong!

So bad that our power went out. And our landlines. We had no cable, no internet, and cellphones barely worked. I'm not sure how people survive through real scary tornadoes.

But we were lucky. We're perfect and healthy! None of our animals died or got hurt. For the most part, our plants and trees survived the storm. Our neighbors weren't so lucky. They're trees fell on their house. And they aren't completely sure of what kind of damage they're looking at. They stayed with us last night. And have an inspector checking their house today.

Today, the weather is perfect! And Amelie is all smiles. Is it possible for newborns to smile? Or am I just imagining these things? Well, Jacob is working hard to clean up the property. And I'm going to spend the day snuggling with Amelie. Thanking God that he kept us all safe. ★

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Days and Night

Don't babies usually have their days and nights all mixed up? Amelie had hers completely confused. Until 2 nights ago. Now she knows when to be awake and when to sleep. And she only gets up twice at night to feed. She eats, burps, has her diaper changed, and goes right back to sleep.

But until that time, it was rough. Oh, and my days and nights are all mixed up too! And I have to be up to feed Amelie. Because I'm breastfeeding. So this chair has been my best friend! I thought it was expensive when we bought it. But I'm so glad we bought it!

With the matching ottoman. A complete necessary!

Honestly, this was our best purchase! It's so comfy. And necessary for our late night feedings and snuggle time. I'm glad we decided to invest a little more money in a nice chair for the nursery. ★

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Joking with my Mom

We've been joking with my mom since Amelie was born. If she would have read our blog, she would see that our baby girl's name is Amelie. No, she reads my tweets. After all, she is the one that gets on me when I haven't posted.

So on twitter yesterday, I posted that Amelie's name is Norah Amelie. I told her that I named our little girl after Nora from Brothers and Sisters. She got so made at me! I'm not lying. Mom, I'm only joking!

I do think names are very important. And it took Jacob and I until we went to the hospital to come up with Amelie's name. It was that important. And we decide to honor a special family member. We didn't name our little angel after a silly character, from a TV show.

So breathe mom. Your granddaughter has a beautiful name. That matches her so well! And she is perfect. I promise to take care of her to the best of my ability. And I promise, to always put her needs first. I'm a mom now. And it's very important to remember that Amelie comes first! ★

Friday, April 16, 2010

Amelie Lynn

Our little angel finally arrived! Last night at 11:58pm. Jacob said that she wanted to be a "Tax Baby." And she barely made it by midnight!

Anyway, for the good stuff. Amelie Lynn was born on April 15th. She weighed 7lbs and 10 oz. Big girl! Oh, and she is 19 1/2 inches long. But she's so cute! And looks a lot like her daddy. :)

We'll be at the hospital another day or so. Actually, I'm not sure. But that's what the nurse told us. I can't wait to go home with my new family! ★

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

4 Days Overdue

Yes, I'm 4 days overdue! What the heck do I do? I really can't handle being pregnant any longer. I'm HUGE! And I really can't do much. So I started doing some research. Lola works with my OB/GYN. And she suggested sex. Are you serious? I highly doubt Jacob wants to come near me. But if labor doesn't start by tonight, well I might have to try.

But I did find this website. With lots of other great things to try. Because spicy food doesn't work when you have enjoyed it your entire life! So we're all adults here. Yes, I might have to look past the fact that I'm a good 35lbs heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight. And that I can barely breathe when I talk. But if having some alone time with my hubby helps to start my labor, I'm all in. You know, that's how we made this little girl in the first place! ★

*Sorry mom, grandma, and anyone else that reads this and wants to die! But I seriously can't take another day of being pregnant!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Due Date

Well, it's come and gone. But our baby girl has decided that no one is going to tell her when she is going to come! Oh boy! I don't know what I'm supposed to do to shake things up. My mom tells me that I need to be patient. She was 10 days overdue with my brother. What? 10 days! I don't think I can last another 10 days. So let's hope our little girl comes before than. Well, at least it gives Jacob and I a few more days to think about names...★

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Hospital Bag

We've packed our hospital bag. Or I should says bags. As in 2. Plus a diaper bag, my purse, and a laptop case. What the heck? Why do we need so many? I'm not sure. But Jacob found this website. And took the brochure from our doctor. And that's how many bags we came up with.

Now all we have to do is sit and wait. I'm so excited to meet our daughter. But I know that she needs to stay inside me until she is ready to come out. Logically, our daughter is physically ready. You know, she's developed and healthy. Now, things are just up to her. Let's hope that she doesn't decide to stay inside me for another 2 weeks! ★

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

I just wanted to take the time say Happy Easter. It's such a wonderful holiday! And not just because I got to buy a new Easter dress and got a big basket of Easter candy. But the entire religious aspect of the holiday. You know, Jesus gave his life for us. And on Easter, he rose. Religion is such an amazing thing. I can't wait to share this with our little girl! ★

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Moses Basket

I never knew what the heck a Moses Basket was. Until my brother in law and sister in law came to visit us. With their then infant baby. I was so amazed by this little thing. So I was so excited when they got us our very own Moses Basket! Isn't it cute? It even comes with a little matching blanket.

What I've learned, is that this is an essential during the first few weeks/months. When you want to keep your baby close. And your baby wants to sleep. I hear that I will be almost still physically attached to my little girl. Being that I'm breastfeeding. So our little basket/cradle should really come in handy! ★

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Diaper Bags

I've got a great big brother and sister in law. And I wanted to share the gifts that they got out little girl. Or maybe they're more gifts for Jacob and I. Being that we're going to be the ones using them. :)

This is a little pouch. And it holds a changing pad, a small pack of wipes, and a few diapers. Perfect for when you're going to the store or something. You know, a quick trip.

This is something somewhat similar to the 1st. But it's larger. The entire thing folds out to be a changing pad. And inside, you can store a few diapers, maybe a change of clothes, and wipes. I'm thinking, I can throw this in my purse if I'm going to a friend's house for a quick visit.

And this is the diaper bag that I wanted. I like that it's not pink. I'm sure Jacob will appreciate that too. I didn't want a completely masculine or feminine bag. More of something in the middle. It's a large bag with lots of great pockets. It's a nice size. That tall thing is a bottle bag. Not sure what I'm going to use it for. Because I'm going to breastfeed. and the flat bag, I think I'm going to use it for dirty clothes when we're out.

As you can see, we were hooked up! Thank you guys! Jacob and I are so excited! And if that wasn't enough, my brother and sister in law got us some diapers and wipes. :) ★

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Avocado Tree

I've been wanting an avocado tree. But they're really expensive. As in nearly $100 for one tree or $60 for a seedling like this one! That is insanity! I can always try to grow my own from an avocado pit. But I'm 99% positive that it wouldn't bear fruit. Remember, I studied these things in college. So we'd have to buy a seedling from a nursery. Because what would be the point of having an avocado tree if it doesn't bear fruit?

Does anyone know of a good online shop where I can buy one? I know lots of times online shops are cheaper. A lot cheaper than the local nurseries here. ★

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Special Birthdays

Happy Birthday Lola! Yes, today one of my very close friends is having a birthday. She is just so special. I hope she has a wonderful day. And if that wasn't enough for the day. Manders and Billy welcomed their twins today. What a wonderful thing! Baby Abby and Robby are so cute! i can't wait to go visit them in the morning.

Today is just a very magical day for my friends. I'm glad. They're just wonderful people. all of them. Birthdays are one of the most amazing things ever! And I can't wait until this weekend. When we go to some beautiful little girls' birthday party! ★

Monday, March 15, 2010


We've been watching Hoarders. Jacob is completely grossed by it. So am I. But it's like when you see an accident and you have to look. I never miss an episode.

I just don't understand how these people live like that. How do they do that? I just couldn't deal with that. I'm being so serious here! I can barely function when the kitchen is dirty. Or Jacob has left a trail of clothes through the house. But to live in that kind of a mess. Well, I'm glad there are people out there helping these people get better. ★

Friday, March 12, 2010

Nursery Painting and Wedding Rings

It's official. My wedding rings no longer fit. I almost wanted to cry this morning when they wouldn't go on my finger. Yes, they've been tight since the holidays. Now, I can't get them on at all! So sad. So I've put them on my chain with my cross. I still had to wear them! I couldn't just put them away until they fit again.

We're really going to work on the nursery tomorrow. I've been getting small things together. Mostly deciding where everything goes. But tomorrow, the painters are coming. Jacob and I went back and forth on this too! We are so indecisive when it comes to things for our little girl. But we decided on a pale green. It goes well with the bedding we picked out.

I can't wait until the painters come and work their magic. Jacob moved all the furniture this morning. And we're ready. The day after tomorrow, we're definitely going to put everything together. I can't believe it! But we're less than a month away from meeting our little girl! ★

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My Sweet Husband

Jacob has been wonderful. Thursday, we went on a date night. Jacob planned everything out. All I did, was go buy a new dress to wear. And it was amazing. Just a quiet dinner at our favorite restaurant. And a live play that I've been wanting to see.

Friday night, after 11pm, he went to Wal-Mart. Because I had a serious craving for cucumbers and tomatoes. By the time he got home, I was asleep. Then on Saturday morning at 5am, he went back to buy some kiwi. I woke up craving it!

Tonight, I found him reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Love it! And when I asked him about it, he told me this. "I love you. And what you're doing for us. I'm sorry that you have to go through all of this. But I'm glad we're having a baby." I started to cry. He's so sweet! I love that Jacob is just as excited about our baby as I am. ★

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Importance of a Name

Yay! Jacob is back. He got back on Monday. And I'm so happy! Life just seems better all of a sudden. :)

We're still debating a name for our baby girl. We have a list. A pretty lengthy list to be honest. And we can't seem to agree on a name. It's real sad. We're actually thinking about naming our little girl after Jacob's granny. We're both liking that idea. And her name is beautiful.

If you are a parent, did you feel this HUGE sense of responsibility when naming your child? Because I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders. All over a name. Jacob keeps telling me to relax. That it will come to us. He thinks we should narrow our list down to 4 or 5 names. Then when our daughter is born, we'll just know. I hope it's that easy! ★

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dumb Wind

Yes, it's ridiculously windy here! So bad, that there are things flying around outside. I seen our neighbor's trash cans blowing by. Not good at all. Oh, and with the wind, we have no TV. Yes! I'm missing Desperate Housewives and Brothers and Sisters. So sad! But what can you do? God has decided to send us a little wind.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do tonight. Jacob is still gone. And I'm bored out of my mind! I've been working on our little one's nursery. But there is only so much I can do alone. Maybe I'll use the night to read. If the power doesn't go out. The wind is that bad! ★

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Already Miss Him

Jacob left today. The band he plays for, The BBs, are doing a favor for some friends. They flew to Las Vegas for a weekend of gigs. And they'll be gone until Monday. I guess I could have gone. But I decided to stay. You know, I just didn't feel like traveling. The bigger I get, the worse I feel. I'll be 34 weeks on Saturday.

My doctor cleared me to fly. But like I said, I just didn't feel like traveling. And the band is going to be super busy. Running around. Playing shows. Going to appearances. Most of the wives/girlfriends stayed behind. You know, there is a baby boom going on in the band. :)

So I stayed home. And now I miss Jacob. But there's not a whole lot I can do now. We talked when he landed. But he's going to be pretty busy until Monday. I guess I can start working on the baby's nursery. :) ★

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dreaming of Spring Meadows

We finally made a decision. Or I should say, I've finally made a decision on our little girl's bedding. Before Christmas, I picked out this set. Isn't it cute?

My parents wanted to buy it for us. And since we announced that we're having a little girl, my mom has been all over me! But I just couldn't decide what set to get. There are so many cute sets. And the cold and dreary weather didn't help either!

But the minute I saw this set, I was in love. My parents bought every single item that was included! Way more than we would have ever gotten! Even doubles of some things! Wow! I'm sure they spent well over $500. And it means so much to us!

I honestly can't wait to put our little girl in her crib. With all her new things. Especially since all of our bedding and decor came in this morning! I'm going to hold off washing it and putting it up. You know, until we paint the nursery and get a little closer to my due date.

But I did enjoy looking through all the boxes. Everything is so perfect! And it makes me wonder about all the time we're going to spend with our little girl in her room. It's so exciting to think about! Thank you mom and dad! We love it! ★