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Wednesday, February 25, 2015


After making fun of the NC snow for years, I have been sufficiently humbled. While taking Parker to pre school,  we hit some ice and spun out and crashed into a brick wall. Luckily my car is not totalled. We are down to one car for a while it's being fixed, but that is not a big deal! We are just lucky to all be ok.

While it was happening, I was totally calm. After we crashed, I got Parker and Lady calmed down, called Jon and the police, and got things under control. About 40 minutes after the crash, I suddenly remembered that I was pregnant and got super nervous about the baby. I called a few friends who lived near the scene of the accident but couldn't get hold of anyone to get Parker while Jon and I went to the OB/GYN. Then I TOTALLY lost it!! The shock of the accident hit me and I was getting really anxious wanting to go to doctor. I was screaming like a crazy person. Luckily I got hold of Ashlee and she took care of Parker for us. The baby is totally fine. Phew!!! Thanks Ashlee for saving the day!  (Like always!)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day continued

Seen in Durham

Valentine's Day festivities

Parker had a great time exchanging Valentine's with his class! I think I was more excited than he was. Valentine's Day is my FAVORITE holiday and I was so happy for him to experience all the fun with his friends.

Parkers preschool had a parent's night out so he got to celebrate even more with his friends, and Jon and I got a date night. We went to my favorite restaurant, Maggoanos, and walked around the mall and Jon got me some wooden roses from a kiosk.  Jon also got me a new mother's ring!! I had super cheap one with Parkers birthstone that was falling apart so Jon got me a new (not super cheap) one with the both the boys birthstone. I love it!!

We are watching a neighbor's kid tonight and we are going to make heart shaped mini pizzas and cupcakes for the kiddos. I am so excited!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Funny Baby O

Baby O loves to cram into corners of my stomach. I have woken up a few times because he is pushing as hard as he can into one side of my uterus.  It was SO funny to see him literally folded in half. Jon asked the ultrasound tech if he was really big and he didn't have enough room. The tech laughed and showed Jon all the room that O had available but wasn't using. Maybe he will like to be swaddled after he is born?

I felt like Parker had a distinct personality while I was carrying him, but then he was born and all he did was sleep and had no personality at all. So maybe O's preference for small spaces won't mean anything at all. Either way, I am so excited for him to be here with us!!


... at Sacrament meeting

Sunday, February 1, 2015

First is the Worst

Ugh. I hate brining my cane or walker somewhere for the first time, especially if it's somewhere I have been before sans assistive device.

People are nice. They care. They want to know what's wrong. (If you're just tuning in, I have polyarticular rhumatoid arthritis that kind of sucks at responding to meds). I am pregnant with our second child (YAY!!!!!) and my spine and hips are mad at me for growing a human inside myself.

Anyway. Assistive devices. It's just embarrassing.  Look me in the eyeball and tell me you wouldn't be embarrassed using a walker.