Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New friends...

Old stretchmarks, I'll like to introduce you to new stretchmarks. I have a feeling ya'll will be hanging out a lot! :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Baby update...2 posts in 1 week!!!



Jason and I went to our 2nd high-risk ultrasound yesterday. He/she is 1.7 pounds and her/his heartrate was 152 at 25 weeks.
We were 80% sure last appointment that we were having a girl due to the lack of evidence it was a boy. So I was so excited to finally find out the gender at this appointment. Well the little booger decided not to show us the goods yet again!!
My next appointment is in 6 weeks...I'll be 31 week when I finally find out the sex!

This baby is testing my patience already :) hehe

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween!!


We had a ton of fun this Halloween! We went to a few pumpkin patches and then out trick-or-treating on Saturday :)


Grady didn't throw a fit about wearing his costume...which I was soo thankful for. But he didn't like going up to each house! He's start crying everytime. So after 4 or 5 houses we called it quits. (Which is a big improvement from last year - our total was 2!!)


My adorable lil' caterpillar :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lily Ann


Sorry I'm a little behind on updating my blog these days!

On the 15th I went for our high risk sono appointment. After a very stressful and worried day we found out that everything is just fine! We are 80% sure we're having a girl :)

Her heartrate was 143, she's 8 ounces and was moving around a lot. She had her legs crossed so it was hard to get an exact determination on the gender.

But we're so excited and can't wait for her arrival!


We had a fun weekend at the pumpkin patch...I've attached a few photos.




Thursday, October 8, 2009

New pictures






I've been slacking in the picture department lately.
So I wanted to give everyone plenty of adorable pics!! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

~Ode to my maternity pants~

Stretchy maternity pants, oh how I've missed you.
I forgot how easy it was to not zip or button.

I use to curse at you and cry when I wore you,
But I love you and am glad you’re back.

That is until I have the baby, and get rid of you once and for all!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Something fun...

I've been looking for fun things to do with Grady and Jason on the weekends that doesn't cost a lot of money. We go to parks and feed the ducks but that only lasts for so long.
I've taken him to the mall but I'm starting to get freaked out by all the swine flu cases and not sure if the mall is a good idea.

Does anyone have any good ideas? There's gotta be something out there that we can all do that doesn't break the bank?!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby update!

I went to the doctor today for my monthly check up. Everything went great. The baby's heart rate was 145...thinking it's a boy, but we officially find out in 1, yes 1 month!!

He wants to send me to a high risk doctor to monitor me throughout this pregnancy since I had preeclampsia and went into preterm labor. I'm all for this...I don't know if I could stand seeing my baby hooked up to breathing and feeding tubes in a lil' incubator again!!

We're so excited...now comes the hard part...deciding a name!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

FALL!!

Fall is almost here!! I'm loving the weather...it's so nice to go for a walk with Grady after work and us both not sure three shades of red!
I can't wait to sleep with the windows open, pick out an adorable Halloween costume for Grady! Then Thanksgiving and Christmas...ohhh I'm getting so excited!!

On other note I wanted to share a baby update. I'm now 12 weeks pregnant and nearing my second trimester!! WOOHOO
I went to the doctor today and the heart rate was 158. I'm feeling great, morning sickness is almost gone and I'm starting to get my energy back!! I'm plan is just to keep baby bean in the oven as long as possible :)

Happy Fall everybody!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Giggles!

Saturday we had a bunch of errands to do. So while daddy was in the store I had to entertain our tired little munchkin! :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Big 3-0

Friday is my 30th birthday...I'm officially old! :(
No more wild and crazy Angela. Now all you'll see is a momma behaving herself...boohoo.

So with that I wanted to share some pictures of the young and wild me. The one that would party all night and get up the next day and do it all over again. The one that could drink some guys under the table.




House party at Shanda's. I was 21 here :(



Drinking at The Prison on St. Patty's. I think I was 23 here.



Love and War - drinking on a Sunday!



My 24th Birthday party at Muddy Waters on Greenville.



Edge Fest



New Years Eve 05' in the West End



Halloween 05' as the Village People



Stef's bachelorette party



Club Clearview



Kiss this party girl goodbye!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Falling...

OK...I need to vent so please bear with me! Sometimes life just totally falls apart.

First, as you all know Grady had 2 hypospadia surgeries to correct him urethra and curvature. The doctor told us that everything is "ok" but not perfect!! So we decided it was best to get a 3opinion...yes this will be our 3rd doctor to work on Grady. He said within 2 seconds of seeing Grady that he will indeed need another hypospadia surgery and that he may have to do a skin graph because there is so much scar tissue that the skin is pretty much unusable. He also told us that he will try him best to get everything fixed this time but he's not ruling out a 4th surgery.
I've been beside myself just thinking about Grady having to endure this all over again. He said that if we don't do the surgery his head will most likely split into 2 because the skin isn't strong enough to hold it together! It breaks my heart.
Well neither Jason or I have any vacation time left so we'll have to postpone Grady's surgery until next year. The doctor said that was fine because it will give him time to heal.

Second, my dad lost his job several months ago. He hurt his back and his doctor told him he'd need surgery. So my dad told his boss that he'd need to take off a week or two for surgery and the next day he was "laid off". So its been really hard for my parents. Living on unemployment checks and the little money my mom makes for watching the boys.

Finally, everything was looking up for my sister. She got promoted to district manager at Blockbuster. Her and JR bought a new house in Aubry...everything was looking good. Then Blockbuster started laying off people left and right. She's constantly worried that she may be next.
Then about a month ago she was driving to one of her stores and got so dizzy she almost wrecked her car. She went to the doctor to find out she was Meiniers Disease. My dad was diagnosed with this disease at the same age as my sister. Back then they implanted a shunt into my dad's skull to fix the problem. Now adays medicine should do the trick. Then to top it all off, she aggravated something in her back and has been in tremendous pain the last week or so.

So like I said...things just keep falling apart.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Getting "back" into the swing of things...

So I'm back on my two feet again. Doing pretty darn good after my back surgery. For those of you that aren't bored to death of hearing me talk about the surgery please read on. Here is a cute video of a laminectomy.

I had the surgery Wed, July 24th and was in some pretty bad pain that night. But thankfully I was hooked up to my trusty morphine drip!! I broke out of the hospital Thur afternoon, and I shit you not, didn't get out of bed until Monday night. I got up only to powder my nose and that was it. I was shacked up in one of the spare bedroom with Grady's Mickey Mouse DVD player and some DVD's my sister got for me. I watched bits and pieces of Confessions of a Shopaholic, Role Models and Taken. I was in and out of consciousness so I don't recall much of any movie. :)

My doctor advised me to take off work for 2 weeks but unfortunately I don't have the time so I had to truck it back after a week. I did really good the first day and toughed it out but that Friday I was beside myself and my boss let me take a half day off. (Thank you Stewart!!)
I go for my follow up appointment tomorrow and hopefully I'll be back to my ol' self again soon :)

I think Grady was upset with me for a couple days...he didn't understand why ma-ma wouldn't pick him up or get down on the floor and play with him. He's doing much better now though.

Thanks again for the thougths and prayers everyone!

Monday, June 22, 2009

My super hero...

Father's Day came and went too quickly. I wish we couldn't done so much more for "da-da" this year. I feel so bad not being able to play, run, do all the things I use to do before I hurt.

Jason does all the laundry, dishes and house cleaning. Helps feed, change and put Grady to bed since I can't these days. He's my super hero.
Both Grady and I know he'll take care of anything that comes our way. We love you da-da...happy fathers day!



Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Looking up...

Surgery...surgery...surgery.

Grady still in the healing process from his 2nd hypospadia surgery. Everything looks good so far! We have an appointment this month to get a 2nd opinion on if another surgery is necessary. We're praying he's all done!!

I have a laminectomy or discectomy surgery planned on the 24th of this month. I'm planning to take off a week to recover. I've been in the worse pain for the last 6 months and its getting hard and harder, if not impossible to pick up Gradybug. So I finally decided after physical therapy and 2 sets of epidural steriod injections that its time for surgery.

I'm hoping the summer will bring fun, the sun and the pool...maybe a trip to the beach!! (hint..hint Jason) Until then the park, pain pills and sleep will have to do.





(Disclaimer: I always told myself I would never put my child in a pair of crocs...never say never!)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I had an amazing Mother's Day. Jason got me a full spa day :)
I got my hair done, manicure, pedicure, facial and Swedish massage!! I indulged a little on the free booze too!! ;)
Hope all you mommies had an amazing day!



After this pic I decided I needed some makeup on!!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009