Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby Carter and New Years.

On December 28th Carter Morris was born, son of Marcie and Justin Morris. I had been talking to her back in forth all day when she was induced and she progressed very well. But when it got time for the pushing  part she wasn’t so lucky. She had a pretty rough delivery. He finally arrived close to 5pm that night. We decided, after I talked to Marcie that night to wait until the next day to go visit them. We wanted to give them a little time since she had such a rough time. The next day, Thursday, the doctor I work for wasn’t in so Trevor and I took a long lunch and went to visit them at the hospital. He was so cute……

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I was glad to finally meet him. The Monday after New Years Trevor and I were both off work so we brought them lunch and spent the day at their house, watching football and holding Carter.

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On New Years Eve we started off the day with a 6 mile hike at Oak Mountain. I didn’t think I was really out of shape because I had been playing tennis but I was struggling. I haven’t played in a few weeks because of the craziness of the holiday season. The first hill at the start of our hike I got so out of breath. After that I was good to go for the rest of it.

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After we finished we came home and got some lunch and then I decided to take a little nap. I figured if I was going to try to stay up until midnight that was the only way. After I woke up Trevor and I got ready and headed to Jason and Lindsey’s to cook out.

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We decided to stay over there and watch football instead of going out anywhere. I knew that I would not have been very much fun. I was good until around 11:30 and then I got sick so Trevor and I headed home. We walked in the door and turned on the TV just in time to watch the ball drop. Not the best way to bring in the New Years but I was just happy to be with Trevor. I think I just over did it for the day. I hope everyone else had a good one. I am really looking forward to what 2012 will bring!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Christmas Day

On Christmas morning Trevor and I swapped our gifts to each other along with our stockings as soon as we got up, as we have done since we got married.  When I opened my stocking these were in it…

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I don’t know if I have mentioned but since about the 12th week of pregnancy I have had allergy issues. I know from what I have learned and hear, it is pretty common. I wake up in the middle of the night most nights around 2AM blowing my nose. Trevor has had a hard time sleeping through it but has been really considerate not to get too irritated. I thought this was clever. These things really do help. If you have never used them they actually some how lift up the exterior of your nose. The only bad thing about them is for a few hours after you take it off your nose looks a little swollen. I guess I could be a spokes person for breathe right strips. He also got me two pairs of shoes, and this bad boy….

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I have been wanting another Louis Vuitton purse for a while so I was very pumped about this one. I got Trevor a few things and new seat covers for his jeep that he has been wanting. I wasn’t sure if they were going to make it in time for Christmas because they weren’t shipped until Tuesday, the week of Christmas, and they were coming from Hawaii. But they made it and he loved them.

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After we got finished with that we stayed in our pajamas and headed to Trevor’s parents to do Christmas with them. When we first got there we ate breakfast before opening presents.  We both got lots of nice things, mine included gift cards to various maternity stores. It is getting harder and harder to wear my pre-pregnancy pants comfortably. Can’t wait to go shopping which I probably will pretty soon.

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Stanford Kept trying to grab the reindeers nose on Justin’s pants

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After we finished opening presents we started preparing lunch. I was so happy my mom was able to come and eat with us there, since my dad had to work. It was very nice of Trevor’s parents to include her. Not only was my mom and Trevor’s family there but Paul, Christy, and their children as well. We had a crowd. Lunch was very good. We had the traditional Honey Baked Ham and all the fixings to go along with it. After lunch and clean up we headed home. On Christmas night we went to Devin and Mary’s house to cook out with them along with HB and Catherine. It was nice to get together with a few friends.

On Monday morning we woke up to only have another Christmas morning with my family. On a normal Christmas we would go to Trevor’s parents for breakfast then my parents for lunch but we had to change it up a little this year since my dad worked the day of Christmas. We stayed in our pajamas and headed over to my families house for a crazy breakfast. It was probably the best breakfast I have ever had. They made so many good things. After we stuffed our faces we opened presents with them.

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They did too much for us as they always do. They are such giving people. Along with many other gifts, my mom and I are going to Storkland to get a glider/chair for the babies room as part of our Christmas. The girls loved all of their presents as well. They got multiple things including American Girl dolls, Barbie dolls, clothes, bean bad chairs, and these bikes…

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After we finished with presents they had to ride them around a little outside. The baby even got a Christmas stocking….

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After we told them it was a boy Christmas Eve they went and got lots of things for his stocking too.

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I am starting to  look a little pregnant or maybe just a little fat to others! HA!  We had such an amazing Christmas weekend. We are so blessed and fortunate to have the families that we do. I can’t wait until our baby boy gets to experience it with us. I am ready to start new traditions with the family including him.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Eve

Every year for Christmas Eve we go to Trevor’s parents church, Prince of Peace, and then go to dinner with them. After church we went to Firebirds in which, I love! This year of course was a little more special because we told them we were having a BOY that night. At dinner we told his brother and his wife as well. After dinner we usually go back to their house and take Christmas pictures dressed up in front of the tree. With my nice Nikon camera I got last year I set the timer on and took a picture of the whole family. It turned out better than I thought it would.

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Trevor and his older brother Chad decided they wanted to swap their gifts to each other on that night instead of waiting until the next day. They are such children but I love them. We gave Chad and Alissa one of the nice keurig coffee makers, which they loved it. They gave Trevor a Kinect for his Xbox. Alissa made me this…

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After we left there we went home and hooked up his new game. We had to play that before going to bed.