Sunday, October 26, 2008

Maternity Pictures

Garett took a few pictures for me tonight. These will probably be my last belly pictures before Emma makes her arrival!

Ignore the stretch marks. That's what happens when you have two kids!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkin Patch with our playgroup

What a beautiful and wonderful morning! We couldn't have asked for a better day to visit the local pumpkin patch. nathan had a blast with his friends and I had a great time with mine! Here are a few pictures that I have gone through. I'll be adding more as I have time!

They had so much there for the kids to do--a corn seed center that Nathan had a blast with, a pumpkin you could color with chalk, a pumpkin that you could hammer "nails" into, coloring centers. N should take a long nap today!
Thursday, October 23, 2008


I love Fall, all things Fall. I always have. But, this Fall I cannot get enough of pumpkin. I love the smell of pumpkin, I love the look of pumpkin, and I love the taste of pumpkin. Basically, I crave pumpkin.

So far I have made pumpkin muffins (and I think I may have just eaten 95% of them by myself--yikes) and pumpkin pie. I had a special little helper with the pumpkin pie this year and I have to say he did a great job! The proof of that is the empty pie plate sitting in my sink after just a couple of days. Garett doesn't like pumpkin pie, so again, that left me to eat most of it by myself.

More pumpkin pictures to come later! We are meeting our playgroup at the pumpkin patch tomorrow and then I think that G and I are taking Nathan there again on Saturday to get the family pumpkin.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Induction Set!

I had my 38 week appointment today and am dilated 2 cm. Dr. Browning says that is enough to set up an induction for next week. I really wanted this baby to come naturally, but with Garett working almost two hours away, there was no other choice. So, little Emma Grace will enter this world next Wednesday, the 29th! I am super excited to meet my precious baby girl and hold her, but also a little sad to put a time stamp on Nathan and my alone time together. I am giving him a sibling, though, someone who will be a friend his entire life.

A friend forwarded me this story the other day and I have to admit to crying while I read it. I think it sums things up pretty well.

I walk along holding your 2-year-old hand, basking in the glow Of our magical relationship. Suddenly I feel a kick from within, as if to remind me that our time alone is limited. And I wonder: How could I ever love another child as I love you? Then she is born, and I watch you. I watch the pain you feel at having to share me as you've never shared me before. I hear you telling me in your own way, "Please love only me." And I hear myself telling you in mine, "I can't," Knowing in fact, that I never can again. You cry. I cry with you. I almost see our new baby as an intruder on the precious relationship we once shared. A relationship we can never quite have again. But then, barely noticing, I find myself attached to that new being, and feeling almost guilty. I'm afraid to let you see me enjoying her -- as though I am betraying you. But then I notice your resentment change, first to curiosity, then to protectiveness, finally to genuine affection. More days pass, and we are setting into a new routine. The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast. But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared, just us two. There are new times -- only now, we are three. I watch the look between you grow, the way you look at each other, touch each other. I watch how she adores you -- as I have for so long. I see how excited you are by each of her new accomplishments. And I begin to realize that I haven't taken something from you, I've given something to you. I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you. I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are, but equally strong. And my question is finally answered, to my amazement. Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you -- only differently. And although I realize that you may have to share my time, I now know you'll never share my love. There's enough of that for both of you -- you each have your own supply. I love you -- both. And I thank you both for blessing my life.

Author Unknown
Saturday, October 18, 2008

What a beautiful day!

It stayed in the 70's today so it actually felt like Fall for once! Garett and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and took Nathan to the park. We usually stay there for about 30-45 minutes, but today we stayed for close to two hours! Needless to say, Mommy and Nathan took a 2 hour nap when we got home!

It is so much fun to see Garett and Nathan interact together. We don't get to see G too much lately because he is working almost two hours away and commuting everyday. I love watching them play. Daddy played football with N today and taught him how to swing in the big boy swing. N was VERY proud of himself!

We had a great Saturday. I dread the start of another week when Daddy has to go back to work. I know Nathan does, too.
Friday, October 17, 2008

Drumroll please...

Our little girl is no longer called Baby Girl Willig. We have decided on a name!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hulk Smash!

The Hulk is N's hands down favorite super hero right now. He loves to "Hulk smash" everything and show everyone his Hulk muscles. So, it was a no brainer on what he would be for Halloween. We showed him a bunch of costumes on magazines, online, and in the stores, but nothing would do. He wanted to be the Hulk.

After long searches, I discovered that for some reason they don't make the Hulk costume in his size. They make it smaller and bigger, but not in 2T or 3T. So, I made my very first Halloween costume! I still need to find him some green shoes, but I proudly present my little Hulk!
And my two Hulks...

Nathan's Hair

I cried yesterday and it was NOT due to pregnancy hormones. It was due to a woman who apparently did not speak English very well.

Garett was off yesterday, so we drove all the way to The Woodlands Mall because they have this really cute children's salon there. I had taken N there once before and they did a beautiful job with his hair--trimmed it, but kept his little curls. So, we get there and are assigned a different lady. I told her that I wanted a little boy cut, BUT that I did not want to get rid of his curls.

My baby doesn't have anymore curls. I had to tell her twice that she could not use the clippers on him! HELLLLOOOOO! I said I wanted to KEEP the curls. So, yes, I cried right there in the salon.

It isn't that his hair looks bad, but I loved those curls. Okay, tearing up again. Here are some shots of his new do.

In other news, I had my doctor's appointment today and it was pretty uneventful. We did talk about an induction, but that won't be until I am 39 weeks--so two more weeks. I know I have
said this a million times, but man this pregnancy has flown by! I think we have everything ready except for a name! We need a name!!!!
Sunday, October 5, 2008

My growing belly

I will officially be 36 weeks tomorrow and I have only taken two sets of belly shots! I should be shot! I took them every week when I was pregnant with Nathan/ So, I thought I would have Garett do a whole little photoshoot of my 36 week belly. Unfortulately, we ran out of light, so that will have to wait until next weekend. Here are some snapshots that we took tonight.

We went shopping for baby things yesterday and I wanted to leave the store crying. N's infant carseat was ruined during the hurricane because it was in G's car. So, we were supposed to find a new carseat for baby Ella/Emma. I could not find a single one that I liked. All the prints are so ugly for girls! They are bright and big and just not my style at all. I know in the grand scheme of things it shouldn't be a big deal, but to a pregnant woman who wants everything perfect it was the end of the world. I am looking forward to having my hormones back under control!

And I have to just throw this picture in there. His blue eyes are to die for!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Oyster Creek Park

We met up with an old highschool friend, Lisa, yesterday at a park near her house. She just had a baby about two weeks ago, so we saw her for the first time--so tiny! You forget just how small they are after carting around a two year old! It made me very nervous to have a tiny one again!

I am now 35 and a half weeks pregnant. I CANNOT believe how fast this pregnancy has gone! I have so much to do before she comes--like picking out a name!

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