Friday, February 26, 2010

Surprise Baby Shower

The playgroup that Joseph and I belong to hosted a surprise baby shower for me and 3 other moms in our group that are all due soon with baby #2! It was such a wonderful shower and I really enjoyed spending time with my mommy friends! The girl on the far right just had her 2nd baby boy this week! The girl standing next to me is due in another week with a baby boy and the blonde mom is due a week before me with a little girl! It was so nice of our playgroup to all get together, pitch in, and have a shower for us.

There are 10 moms in our playgroup that are pregnant with baby #2 right now! 2 of them didn't attend this shower, but here is a pic of 8 of us! I have really enjoyed spending my weeks this past year with this wonderful group of moms and little ones! Joseph loves getting out of the house each week and seeing his friends, and I love chatting with all the other moms! I think it's great that so many of us are having our 2nd babies close together so they can be friends too!

Two of the moms got together and made these beautiful cupcakes. They looked and tasted like they came from a bakery!
My friend Jamie in our group lives right down the street from me. She's recently started a small business of making cakes and cookies and boy does she do a great job! The girl's got talent! She made these adorable cookies for the shower!

My gifts from the shower. Baby girl got lots of good stuff!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Maternity Photo Shoot

I had a fun photo shoot with my friend Kelley at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens this week! You can view all the pics she took by clicking on "Photo albums...Maternity Photo Shoot February 2010" on the right side of my blog. She is very talented!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Major milestone day!

Today I am proud to be 33 weeks pregnant and feeling great! This is a big milestone for me because Joseph was born the day I turned 33 weeks pregnant with him. He weighed 4 lb 10 oz at birth and it's hard to imagine that my little girl is possibly weighing that much inside me right now! I have managed to have a healthy pregnancy so far and have stayed away from bed rest!!!! We continue to be so very thankful and hope that baby girl will stay inside at least for another month until her daddy comes back home from FL!

Yesterday a Navy wife friend of mine who is also a photographer took some maternity pictures of me at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. She is editing them now and I can't wait to see how they turn out! I will post some when I get my hands on them!

Below are some pictures that Joe took of me last week at our house. Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

My beautiful roses from Joe...
Joseph got a few of his favorites too.......BALLOONS!!!! He also got into some of daddy's candy. He likes the sweet tart boxes the best!

Took a break for some milk...

Joseph's new haircut....

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day and hope you did too!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Snow and surgery

Last weekend we got lots of snow! Well, it was a lot to us since it rarely snows in Va Beach. We got a little over 6 inches and there was ice on the roads. It was beautiful to see a winter wonderland outside with snow covering everything! Here are the massive icicles that formed on our house.

Joseph LOVES going outside and here was his happy little face when I asked him "Do you want to go outside?". We showed him the snow outside from the window before we got him dressed, but I don't think he quite understood until he got out in it.

His happy little face turned a little sad. I think Joseph is like his mommy....loves the beach, and doesn't care too much for the cold snow.

At first, he tried walking down the driveway in the snow.

He got sad, so daddy pushed him in his car to make the snow a little more fun.
He's not so sure what to think of all this snow.
Sitting in daddy's truck wishing he could get back inside.


Day 2 in the snow. I managed to make him smile just for a second.

Is somebody going to come get me?

Mommy made some homemade snow ice cream. Yum yum!

Joseph had surgery on Tuesday, Feb. 2nd to get his adenoids removed and tubes put in both his ears. We had to arrive at the CHKD surgery center at 6:20am. Nan and Pop were already there waiting when we arrived. Joseph had to get changed out of his pajamas and into a hospital gown. Here he is in his gown.
The surgery went great and the dr was able to remove a ton of fluid from both his ears. The dr told us he was starting out with perfect hearing after this surgery since all the fluid was removed! Joseph had a difficult time waking up from the anesthesia. He was so very sad for the first hour so the nurse had to give him several doses of morphine and also some calming medication to help him relax. Joe rocked him as he was waking up and he still had his IV in his little hand.
Mommy's turn to rock Joseph. Bun bun and paci made him feel a little better.
We headed home around 11am and Joseph took a nap right away. He woke up and hungry and since he was able to go right back to his regular diet, he drank his cup of milk and ate puffs with Pop.
Gramma Sue and Grampa Joe sent Joseph a "Get Well" surprise. The balloons were tied to a fluffy puppy and Joseph had the best time carrying the balloons and puppy all around our house. Joseph continues to LOVE balloons and these certainly helped him to feel better.

Joseph seemed to be right back to his normal self the day after his surgery. We've given him tylenol every 4 hours to help with the swelling of his adenoids and pain. He has a little congestion right now in his nose and the dr. said that was very common for the first week or 2 after surgery. Joseph goes back to the ENT for a check up in 2 weeks to make sure everything is ok from his surgery and they will give him a hearing test to make sure he's hearing well. We sure hope this surgery helps him breathe better and not have any more ear infections. Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers, during his surgery. We are thankful that it went well and are on the road to recovery!