Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
What a blessing this has all been. I don't know how people can have a baby on their own. As they say, it takes a village!! We love our friends and family! THANK YOU!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
and last but not least...all the new clothes that need to be washed - yahooooooooooo! I better get used to it, I know!!
I'm tired..............whew! Love you all!!
This is from my Ya-Ya Lisa and her hubby Thad. Look at the cute hooded towel...it's a cow! LOVE IT! And of course, what baby room is complete without Dr. Seuss? There attached note for T's baby book is right in theme and we love it!! Thank you Lisa & Thad!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I wish you could feel that green blanket... I'm not kidding, I'm having a hard time giving this stuff to Tristan! I LOVE IT! My friend Christie from work brought Tristan this fabulous goodie bag yesterday. There was a little security blanket (the orange, yellow, blue and green), the large green blankie (soooo soft!), a baby Bible that has a CD and it sings scriptures, an elephant teether, a monkey ceramic plaque, and a pair of jean shorts and shirt, and the CUTEST winter jammies for next year! I LOVE THEM because I LOVE snowmen!! Man, this baby thing is more and more fun each and every day! THANK YOU!!!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
These are days I wish I could curl up into a ball a living room with my Ya-Ya's. They are the ones who have seen me at my worst, they don't take me the wrong way, they will pop my pimples and make me where lip gloss when appropriate. They won't tell me that I have to FEEL ok, they won't lie to me when THEY aren't ok... they've just done every ounce of life with me...and I miss them. Don't get me wrong, I have great friends here, I have great friends in LA, Charleston, Chicago, DC, NY, but it's my Ya Ya's that some days I just miss most. Ya know, the kind of people that tell you your butt DOES look fat, that at some point I WILL be able to wear my jeans again and they will hand me a glass of wine or just sit and say nothing with me. If you don't have friends that you can literally sit in a room and not talk...just BE with... you are missing out on a crucial thing in life.
So basically, I'm rambling, but it's my blog. I can. I am in a time in my life where I go from married and care-free ... to MOM and full of worries. But, these past few months have been good because Holt and I talk a lot about how we will raise Tristan. What we will and won't do. Some of those things may change... some will be added, some subtracted, some completely ignored. WE have changed and I thank little T for a lot of that... even though he's not here yet, he has forced his mommy and daddy to be more responsible.
I'm thankful that I'm in the home stretch and the journey will then begin. I'm thankful that I have a group of friends that EVERY YEAR...NO MATTER WHAT... we go and we're together and I'm just Julie. Not an employee, not Holt's wife, or a daughter or a mom... just good 'old pain-in-the-butt Julie. I also have a great husband who loves me and allows me to be me. He's my best friend in the world and I'm quite sure that if he were female, somehow my Ya-Ya's would let him in our group. We don't let anyone in....it's not a clique thing either... it's a HISTORY thing but yes, he's THAT cool.
So, all in all... in my "this makes no sense blog" it's just me... missing my friends, missing my family in NY but still VERY thankful for my life. I'm thankful that in 37 years I have turned out WAAAAY less than perfect, more flawed in my own eyes actually, but I can honestly say, I've never been more comfortable in my own skin. And these days........ there's a lot of it. Ha!!
Wish you were all here Ya-Ya's.... thanks for being part of the long nine months of pregnancy...some of you had to put up with me twice in one year. Poor souls. I love you!!
Holtie..........come home.... the boys and I miss you oodles. OH...and HAPPY 36th BIRTHDAY tomorrow.........we'll make it up to you when you come home. Love, Doodle
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So today, I had my monthly check-up with my fabulous Dr. Jaffee... I love her. I gained 3 pounds which she said was great and am right where I should be. YIPPPEE! She then told me I don't have diabetes... YIPPEEE #2. But, then....it happened. I told her nurse (Cheryl who normally I love) that I wanted to wait and have my flu shot later. She smirked and told me to roll up my sleeve. DAMN! Fine............ I did it and told her how mean I used to be and I hoped that "didn't happen to her this time". You just never know when you will revert back to your old ways. :)
But then, out of the corner of my eye... I saw it... needle #4!! I said "Oh no, no! I know the flu shot is only ONE shot". I think she gets a chuckle out of me because THEN she said... "this one is for your butt, pick a cheek" - DAMN! It's that horrid RH negative whatever-the-crap-it's- called shot. So, that was poke #4. Of course...it's the ONE Dr. appt Holt isn't able to come to so of course, I have no one to gripe at! Ha!
I called my mom and told her what a big girl I am! YIPPPEEE. No one got cussed at or punched. I'm so mature.
Tristan is also believed to be "head down" with his back on my left side... just happy as a clam kicking away. Silly little man, he has his bootie in a perfect spot for a spanking, so God bless him should he get out of line or kick me too hard. Smaaaaaaaaaaack! Yeah ...right. I also have a low iron count so I have to take iron pills...thankfully they have a stool softener...I've decided I don't like that word... it's a poop perpetrator instead. I feel like only my gram can say bowel movement or stool...no one else! So anyway, it will keep the "blueberry" away....some know what that means, some don't. That's all I'm sayin'! Ha!
Ok, that's all for now. Mister T (as Liz likes to call him) and I are doing VERY well... other than heartburn, I've got no complaints. I'll add a few pics this weekend once I get the room all set up and cleaned. I have so much laundry to do... but I love it! Getting me prepared for later.
Oh and Mom...this one's for you....
Right-on-track Orca Barber over and out!
The Bengal is for THE BUFF STATE BENGALS BABY! (where we went to college), Bills... well, who doesn't know who the Buffalo Bills are? And of course...my mom and Tracy's favorite... SU - or Syracuse for those of you not from Upstate!! These gifts are SO fitting from Tracy and we love them!
She also included this poem that apparently my mom gave us and I don't remember... GREAT POEM by the way!
Man, didn't know having a baby would be this fun! Thanks POOKIE!! We love you!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
THEN, I got a bunch of goodies from people in my office that they all chipped in and bought us... such fun!
Then, I don't know how I missed this.. but Deb (Steiner as I call her)...the one who ALSO threw me the shower... decided to get me this FABULOUS diaper bag filled with goodies...including a POOL! WUHOOOOOOOOOOOODon't hate me cuz my diaper bag ROCKS!
Summer party at my house!!! Ok, that's it...have to go to a work function! Ciao!
The picture doesn't do it justice... you will all just have to come and check it out for yourself!!!
Then Audra and Lisa B sent us this Wee Block... I almost peed in my pants when I saw this... I LOVE IT and am so giving this as a gift from here on out!!
This is our fancy spread that Margie baked and baked and baked.. .and Ruth Ann chopped and arranged... and of course Kimmie and Ruth Ann FABULOUSLY decorated.
More decorations by Kimmie! She even filled little baby food jars with tiny flowers and water and marbles! I don't know why she doesn't do this on the side. She has one heck of a talent!
My Aunt Jeanne sent me this Christmas decoration... I LOVE SNOWMEN... so of course.. this "Mommy to be" was PERFECT!
Here's me with a onesie from Jenny and Debbie... had to show this one off!!
Hadley in all of her adorableness!
Margie of course had to spoil me and get me a gift certificate. They say when you are pregnant you should NEVER neglect you nails!!
Gifts for Simba and Aslan... Aunt Kimmie and Uncle Lon bought presents for everyone!!
These are my gifts from Durby!
Party favors from Kimmie... they were awesome!!
Margie just couldn't stop... MORE GIFTS when we got back home. She had to surprise us!!
This baby book is from Kathy, Laura, Debby, Alyssa, Katelyn and Mimi!
Gifts from Connie~ who I might add will be the first "non family member" to babysit my child! I promised!!
Awww, and all the cute Carters stuff from Lisa B and Audra - thanks guys!!!!
Jenny and Debbie (two of my Ya-Ya's) sent this sweet little package of goodies! I love it!
Aunt Kimmie and Uncle Lon gave us that awesome clay stuff to keep T's prints!
Debbie sent over the cutest blanket - I may start sleeping with this too!
Note from my niece Hadley....
and gifts from Hadley to her cousin.....aw
These are from Holden....
My sweet Holtie and My in-laws bought a webcam for us.... and a webcam for my family back in NY!! How thoughtful is that!?
And sweet Eff.... I think we'll have him dedicated in this sweet outfit... ADORABLE!
Kimmie... not my Kimmie... but Kimmie Davidson from work... bought us all these great MUST HAVE's!
Kathy and Kirk also sent this sign that says "For this I have prayed" and we put it on T's door..it's adorable! And of course... he's got some kickin' clothes too!
My Aunt Jeanne and Uncle Johnny sent this great note for Tristan's baby book...
and the girls from work Durby (bookend #1) Corey, and Wendy (bookend #2) God bless 'em - they have to put up with me all day!
Oh the looks I have on my face...
this one is better~
this little firefly is for the car seat... Franci and Bob gave us that and a GC to Babies R Us! Yipppeee
Suzanne and Mason....very shy and very adorable!
Hilda and Franci take turns stealing Ellie!
These are books from my nephew Lane!
Margie showing my Mommy's Time Out wine from Durby!
EE brought us this diaper dude... it's a little guy made out of a receiving blanket, diapers, binkee... all sorts of fun stuff! Of course... she had other goodies in the bag too!
Here's Alyssa and Seth... man, he LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED Alyssa! Especially when they had high pitch sound contests!!
Sorry to barrage you with photos but my family in NY really wanted to see all my goodies. Don't shoot the messenger! HA!