Sunday, May 29, 2011

First Swim

Andrew swam for the first time today, and he loved it. We thought that he would like it because of how much he enjoys baths. His favorite part was making the water splash. He would splash himself with water and then look around trying to figure out who got him wet. He was very cute in his Nemo swimming diaper. Ready to go:

His da-da stuck right with him. He did try to eat the yellow bar on the front of his car several times. His car comes with a canopy, but we went pretty late in the afternoon.

It didn't take long for Andrew to make a friend. He's such a social butterfly:)

Friday, May 27, 2011


Do you remember the movie Ace Ventura? Well, we have our own little Ace in the house. Whenever Andrew takes a bath, one of us will always "Ace him." He probably wonders why we do this to him each night, but we think it is so funny!

Big Boy Food

At Andrew's 9 month check up, our pediatrician told us that he was ready for finger foods. So, we started him on a few different things this week. The first two things that he tried were puffs and yogurt snacks. He seems to really like both of them. It took him a few minutes to understand what to do, but he is getting the hang of it. I love how he smacks his food with his mouth wide open. We will have to work on this one day, but it is pretty cute right now. Picking up a yogurt bite:

Sweet boy feeding himself:

This is my first full day off of work. Daycare is open, but my buddy and I have been enjoying time together. I made him a waffle this morning.

I let him hold it just to get a funny picture, but then I broke it up into small pieces for him. He loved it, and he almost ate the whole thing.

Of course, he is still eating a lot of the pureed food that I make for him. He tried blueberries for the first time yesterday.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

16 weeks

I am 16 weeks and 2 days pregnant today. Right now, the baby is about the size of an avocado.
Here is a picture of what an average 16 week old fetus looks like. Some big developments this week are:
**The bones in the ears are now in place for our little one to hear.
**The baby has both eyebrows and eyelashes.

I went to the doctor today and everything looked good. My blood pressure was great, and the baby's heart sounded strong at 152 beats per minute. Today was the day that we could have found out what we were having, but I am trying to keep my promise to Joey that we will be surprised in the delivery room. We go back for another check up on June 23rd. Here is my bump at 16w2d. Look closely and you may find big brother's feet!

Did you find them? I like this picture because it has both of my kids in it. If only I could have gotten Ralph in there!

I'm still feeling really well. I still have not gotten sick with this baby once which is crazy considering how sick I was with Andrew. I don't have any cravings like I did with Andrew, and I don't seem to have the same problems with leg cramps and heartburn. I have not felt the baby move yet. I know that second time mothers feel it much quicker, so I am very excited about that. We are still working on names for the baby. We love our girl name, so we don't even discuss that. We go back and forth between a couple of boy names, so I will post something when we make a final decision. We know what we want the boy's initials to be, so that actually helps because it narrows the names down for us.

Steve and Olivia's Wedding

My brother got married last weekend! It was a beautiful ceremony and the weekend was wonderful. Unfortunately, I did not take many pictures at all. I don't have any from the luncheon or rehearsal dinner on Friday. On Saturday, I got my hair done with my mom and sister. Then, our family spent the afternoon at the church for pictures. This picture was taken right before Andrew posed with the beautiful bride...and ripped her veil off! After all of the pictures were finished, we all relaxed and waited for the ceremony to begin.


My boys are so handsome!

We had a lot of free time:)

Here is one last picture of my family before the ceremony.

Steve and Olivia's first dance:

The next morning, our family went to breakfast in Montgomery.

We celebrated Joey's birthday-a month late.

Andrew played with his Aunt Susan and John Marshall.

He also slobbered on Uncle Bobby (Mama's brother) and Aunt Barb.

Meemaw with both of her great-grandsons:

John Marshall wows the crowd with his splits!

Good bye, Aunt Barbara!

One of Andrew's teachers, Jennifer, spent the weekend in Wetumpka with us. She took complete care of him during the weekend which allowed Joey and me to go to all of the events and stay out as late as we wanted. We are so thankful for her. I can't believe that I didn't get a picture of my buddy with his beloved Jennifer.

Steve and Olivia are currently honeymooning in St. Lucia. Congratulations to both of them!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

9 months

Andrew is 9 months (and a few days) old! It is hard to believe how quickly he is growing up. He had his 9 month checkup and weighed 20.30 pounds, which placed him in the 50th percentile. He was 31 inches long, which placed him in the 95th percentile. He is going to be so tall! Andrew is still a really good boy. He eats well and loves to play. His favorite toy right now is the concrete truck that I recently blogged about. We do have some big news...Andrew said his first word. Of course, it was Da-da. He is not even close to saying Mama. He calls for his Da-da all of the time. I told Joey one morning that he had been saying Da-Da on the way to daycare. I told Andrew that Da-da was at work. It hurt Joey so much that Andrew had asked for him when he wasn't there. He said, "That's it, I'm quitting my job."

We have hit a rough patch with his sleeping. He still sleeps pretty well at night...most nights. However, he now understands that we are leaving the room when we put him down. He wants us to stay in the nursery with him. This is a problem for parents who don't like for him to cry it out. I will let him cry for about 3 minutes, but that is all I can take. Right now, we go back in and rub/massage his back until he falls asleep. I'm sure this goes against every parenting book in the world, but it works for us! He is just like his daddy--a sucker for a good back rub.

Andrew has an obsession with pulling ears and noses. He is a little rough, though. He also is still mesmerized by Ralph. He rolls to Ralph and tries to pet him, but Ralph is of course too quick. On the rare occasion that Ralph will allow Andrew to pet him, Andrew is gentle with him. Unfortunately, his love for ears ultimately gets the best of him. He ends up grabbing Ralph's ear, and Ralph takes off.

Andrew ate his first finger food last night. He had 3 puffs. He did not seem to enjoy them that much. I loved watching him chew with his mouth open, but he made a terrible face as he swallowed them. Tonight, he seemed to enjoy them more.

Last night, we bought a "big boy" carseat. It is still rear-facing, but it is a much larger convertible seat. Even though the infant seat goes up to 23 pounts, Andrew is so long that his feet were hanging off the edge. He looks so big in his new seat. It makes me a little sad.

Andrew rolls all over the place. He can move so fast now that you can't take your eyes off of him. He seems to have no desire to crawl. He does not get on his knees, rock, etc. He seems happy just to roll!

In other non-Andrew news:
**My brother's wedding was great. I will post about that soon.
**Today was my last day with my students.
**Baby Glasgow 2 has a check up tomorrow, so I will update about that as well.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Recent Pictures

Andrew turned 9 months this week! I will do a post on that soon. Here are some recent pictures of our sweet boy.

Look who is drinking water from a sippy cup!
In our front yard:

Why read a book about the color red when you can steal Mommy's magazine?

He has been so tired when he gets home from school lately.

Monday Afternoon:

Tuesday Afternoon:

Monday, May 16, 2011

My first Mothers' Day

I had a wonderful first Mothers' Day. My boys gave me a day at the spa as well as a new tv/dvd player/dvr for my bedroom. I LOVE to lay in bed and watch tv. Joey hates to watch tv in bed, so it really was a great present for me. Here is what my tv looked like before. It was sitting on an old desk from Target. I always threw things on the side of the desk. The cords were always everywhere, and I didn't have DVR. Here is my new tv. Ahhhh, I love it! I have DVR now, too. Joey spent hours getting it mounted and just right for me.

We all went to church that morning. This will be the only Mothers' Day I have with just Andrew. That makes me sad and excited at the same time.

All of my kids gave me a card. I think they got a little help from Dada to draw this picture of our family. I love it except for how mad Joey looks!

I will keep the sweet note that they wrote private, but here is the last bit. It was a great day.

On a side note, I want my children to know my feelings on this one day when they read this blog. Joey, don't read this part. You will be frustrated:)

It drives me CRAZY that everyone writes Mother's Day instead of Mothers' Day. Mothers' Day is a day to honor ALL mothers. Therefore, it is a plural possessive and not a singular possessive. The apostrophe should go AFTER the S, but even the Hallmark cards get it wrong. I know, I know...people say that you only have one mother to honor. Who actually only honors ONE mother on that day? The day itself is for all mothers, and each of us generally celebrate many women on this day. It is probably just the teacher in me, but it really gets on my nerves! Joey gets so tired of hearing me say this. He did fix the apostrophe on my card, though:) He probably just didn't want to hear me talk about it again!

Sleeping with my seahorse and concrete truck

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Steve's Graduation

My brother received his Master of Divinity degree from Emory University yesterday. I left my boys at home and made a quick trip to Atlanta on Sunday night. I had dinner with the family that could make it at the Atlanta Fish Market. Steve got a lot of graduation presents from my parents.

On Monday, we went to the graduation services on campus.

Steve and my mom before the procession:

President of Emory and Dean of the Candler School of Theology:

If you know my dad well, then you know that he sleeps through everything.

This was my mom's idea for staying cool in the blistering heat. Clearly, we can't take these two anywhere!

After the morning service, there was a brunch for all of the theology students. Here is my family at the brunch,

They will be married in less than 2 weeks!

Susan (21 weeks pregnant), Olivia, and me (14 weeks pregnant):

Congratulations, Steve!