Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Family Photo

This picture was taken courtesy of both grandmas. Grammy wanted a family picture. Nana took the family picture. I was not excited to take a family picture because I still have 15 pounds to shed from this pregnancy. However, it turned out pretty good so I am glad that we did take it. Now I will have nice Christmas cards to send out this year.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Family prayer out our house usually goes something like this...Mom or Dad asks Carson who he wants to pray. He sometimes will answer, but usually is just fighting it because he knows he has to go to bed right after prayer. So one of us will start to pray. Carson will interrupt the prayer saying he wants to pray. Mom or Dad finishes the prayer and we have another prayer by Carson. Recently Carson wants to pray all of the time. He always answers that he wants to give the family prayer. We will be driving in the car and he will say he is going to pray. He volunteers all of the time in nursery to pray. He always has to give the opening prayer during Family Home Evening. Last night, Carson was giving the family prayer. He now tells us he doesn't need help praying so we never know what we're going to hear. Usually he ends up listing everyone he knows in his prayer. Last night he proceeded to say, "thank thee that Carson can go pee pee and poo poo in the potty..." Now we have been working on him not talking about pee pee and poo poo because he uses those words to be silly. He'll replace a word in a sentence with either of them. When he said that in his prayer, Jordan and I both tried not to giggle. I listened carefully to see if he was trying to be funny. He didn't laugh. Instead, he continued on with his prayer and later ended it. Since Carson did not laugh or seemed to be phased by what he said in the prayer, I can only assume it was sincere. The more I thought about it, the more I realized that I am grateful for that too. I am glad I only have one in diapers and that Carson is so independent.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas in November

Yes, I did say Christmas in November. Nearing the end of my pregnancy, I knew I was getting larger and immobile as the weeks progressed. We decided to put Christmas stuff up this year super early in November. Jordan made fun of me, but went along with it. Carson was wearing shorts that day so it didn't quite feel like Christmas, but the radio station was already playing constant Christmas music. Even though everyone laughed at me, I was glad we did it early this year because the last two weeks of my pregnancy were very tiring.

Santa is in Town

This year we decided to go see Santa arrive in Panama City. It was a Thursday and Jordan has school from 5-6:15 on Thursdays. I dared to brave it on my own. Santa was supposed to arrive by helicopter at 6. He was then going to ride on a firetruck the few feet from it was to the mall entrance. So we had Santa, a helicopter, and a firetruck...all of Carson's top three favorites. Santa ran a little late that day which was actually very nice because Jordan got out of school early and met us. Carson was so excited! He was able to high five Santa. On the way home he asked if Santa was bringing presents tonight. I said no. He then responded, "That's right. Baby Callie's not here yet." Carson started asking about Santa back in June so I told him that Baby Callie would be here and then Santa would come. Now Callie is here and we still have 15 more days until Christmas. Poor Carson.

First Dentist Visit

Look at the good little blogging mom I am. I had my camera in my purse ready for a blogging moment. However, Carson's first dentist visit was back in September. Our desktop has been out of commission for quite some time so that coupled with working are the reasons for the lack of posts. Now that Jordan has the desktop back in line, I have all of these pictures that I haven't posted about. So the next couple of posts are backdated. Back to the dentist, I wasn't sure how it would go. The hygienist said Carson may only let us walk him back and sit in the chair. I was prepared for that. Afterall, he is only three. Instead, he LOVED the dentist. He got his teeth cleaned and everything. The hygienist said that he had good spacing so he more than likely won't need braces. Awesome, especially since I had to have them. I was glad that Carson had a good experience at the dentist. He is usually good about cleaning his teeth, but now he is really good about it because he doesn't want to make the dentist sad.

Baby Callie is Here!

It takes quite a bit more preparation when having baby number two than it did with the first one. This time, we had to figure out where Carson would be while we were at the hospital. After making plans of bouncing him from one person to the next, we were ready to go to the hospital. We had an induction scheduled for 4 a.m. Holy moly that is so early! We later found out the one of the ladies in the room next to us had to be there at 3 a.m. so I guess we were lucky to get one more hour of sleep. I was really surprised that they got us back into a room and hooked up with patossin (however it is spelled) by 5 a.m. I was kind of expecting the labor to be quick because I seemed to progress faster than they thought I would with Carson. Once I reached a certain point, the labor was fast. It was so fast that we had to wait on the doctor. The nurse told me to do two practice pushes and then ordered me to stop. She frantically called the doctor and informed me I could not push anymore because she would get in trouble if she delivered the baby without the doctor there. That was the longest ten minutes of waiting. Two pushes later and Callie was born at 12:50 p.m. She weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long. Both Callie and I are healthy and doing very well. Here are some pictures of her.