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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

16 weeks

Here is my 16 week picture before church on Sunday. I have started wearing maternity shirts, but I'm still wearing my regular pants with a belly band. I am much smaller this pregnancy than with Cooper. I'm sure that has a lot to do with chasing Cooper around and not being able to eat all the time. Hopefully, I will put on some pounds over the holidays - I know that sounds weird to say, but since I lost so much weight after Cooper, I'm afraid that if I don't gain enough this time, I will lose WAY too much after. Anyways, I'm sure it will be fine, but just thinking ahead. I started feeling the baby move around 14 weeks. Now I feel the baby alot! I know this sounds really early, but I've heard this is normal the second time around. I think that Matt would even be able to feel if Matt was patient! :)

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Christmas #1

Since we are not going to be at home for Christmas, Matt and I decided to do our family Christmas tonight. I was so excited to see how Cooper would react this year. He had already gotten a couple of presents from some church friends and Uncle Daniel and Aunt Julie, and let me tell you, he tore in to those! So I knew he would really enjoy having a lot to open.

So when Matt got home from work at 4:15, he distracted Cooper, and I got everything set up, then set him loose. Santa brought him an easel and a stocking full of goodies! Cooper wasn't really sure what to do with the stocking, but once he figured out that presents were inside, he had no problem sticking his hand in. He got some shoes, books, Baby Einstein movies, and an Cookie Monster and Ernie.

From me and Matt, he got some cookie cutters, big plastic animals, more DVDs and books.

Then my sister sent her present for Cooper to our house since we weren't sure if we would have enough room to bring it back in our car. So he got his Cozy Coupe a little early, but he sure didn't mind! Once he got in his car, he didn't get out for a long time! And this Cozy Coupe has a wagon attached, so he liked to go around putting all his Christmas presents in and out. Then he would get his sippy cup and put it in the cup holder. He would drive around for a little bit, stop and take a drink, then start driving again, and repeat the process over and over. He just talked and talked and played with his car!

After a little while, we put on one of his new Baby Einstein's (this is a VERY special treat for him - we don't watch TV in our house) and ate pizza in the living room. He was so funny! He danced and ate pizza and was so content. It was probably one of the funnest nights we have had in a long time. I can't wait to see how the rest of our Christmases go! Sure is going to be chaotic and fun!
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Sunday, December 4, 2011

The past few days

For Thanksgiving, we headed to Nashville to spend some time with Matt's family.  Unfortunately, Cooper was sick the whole time.  :(   But we made the best of it.  He ended up entertaining when it was important, so that was good!
He loves Elmo!

smiling at Bert

Daddy and Coop eating Thanksgiving dinner

enjoying his ham

On Saturday night, we went to the Montgomery Zoo for the lights.  Cooper really seemed to enjoy all the lights and the people.

This morning before church, I got a couple of pictures by the Christmas tree.
rocking the sweater vest

And last, my last two belly shots!
13 weeks

14 weeks

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cooper's 1st Auburn football game

Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to the Auburn game. Since we don't have season tickets, we rarely get to go. One of our friends offered us her parent's season tickets, and we took them! We thought it would be a great time to take Cooper to a game. It was the Homecoming game, so we knew it wouldn't be as crowded as normal games, which would be better for Cooper.

Well let me tell you, it was A LOT of work just getting to and from the game. We have to park at our church and walk to the stadium. For adults, this would be a 20 minute brisk walk. Well try doing that with a toddler!! And unfortunately you can't take strollers into the stadium, so we basically had to let him walk/carry him the entire way. It took us about 45 minutes to get there! Matt and I were both sweating and already stressed. Cooper does not like to be carried, but since it was such a far walk, we had to wrestle with him just to get to the game on time. But I do have to say, that once we got into the stadium, he calmed WAY down! He loves to watch people. Even as we were climbed and climbed and climbed, he LOVED it! When we sat in our seats, I was expecting him to want to climb up and down the bleachers, but he sat in our laps the entire time. He loved watching the jumbo-tron, band, and he even would watch the ball when it was kicked! He was totally fascinated by all the cheering and hoopla going on around him. Thankfully since it was Homecoming, we didn't have any foul mouths or drunks near us. Lots of families were near us which made it that much more enjoyable.

We only stayed till right before half-time. Cooper had to go to his friend Ella Kate's birthday party! Poor fellow had missed his nap and fell asleep as we drove to the party. He only got a 30 minute nap, but did so well at the party and the rest of the day!

Even though we had so much fun at the game, I don't see us doing it again any time soon! I was exhausted when we got home! But it does make for good memories!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

10 and 11 weeks

A little late, but here are my 10 and 11 week pictures.  I'm already showing a lot more than I did with Cooper, but that's to be expected.  I'll be 12 weeks on Friday, and I'm looking forward to the 2nd trimester!

10 weeks

11 weeks

Friday, November 11, 2011

Remle and Daily's Birthday Party

Last weekend, we got to go to my parents house to celebrate Remle and Daily's birthdays.  As usual, my sister went above and beyond!  She had a petting zoo/farm come to my parents house.  The farm is super close to where my parents live, so the owners brought everything.  And my parents have the perfect place.  It is out in the boonies on a rarely traveled street.  We didn't have to worry about the kids and cars.

There were so many fun things for the kids to do.  There was a four car train that went up and down the street.  There were goats, cows, a donkey, a llama, chickens, a duck, a pig, a horse and rabbits.  The kids pretty much got to touch all the animals.  They got to ride on the pony and get in the pen with the rabbits.  They even got feed the calf a bottle!  So much fun!

Daily babysitting Cooper on the train.  Notice she's holding his hand!

touching the bunny

Coop's first time on the ATV

just chillin

just barely touching a goat

Remle riding the pony

I love this picture!  Daily is so excited!

Sha and Helen Grace came!

feeding the calf a bottle

Frankie brushing the llama

Cooper taking a ride

Remle in the rabbit pen

This is pretty much how Daily always looks at Cooper.  They are BFFs.

Frankie going for a ride

Coop petting a chicken

petting the pig

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Lions and Tigers and Bear Bryant Oh My!

So, I know that it is already the middle of November, and I'm just now blogging about Halloween.  But between being in my first trimester and the computer taking forever to upload my pictures, I just haven't gotten around to it until now.  I have learned a little trick to make my picture loading much faster!  It is a pain, but it cuts out literally hours!  I first upload them to Facebook, then resave them by clicking on them in my Facebook.  I guess it saves it as a much lower resolution which makes it faster for me to upload.  It took me about 2 minutes to upload 11 pictures this time!  So yay!

Anyways, for Halloween this year Cooper went as a lion.  Since we have done Trunk or Treat the past couple of years, I tried to think of some way to incorporate me and Matt to go along with Cooper's costume.  I decided to do "Lions and Tigers and Bear Bryant Oh My!".  Cooper was the Lion, Matt was the (Auburn) Tiger and I was the (Alabama fan) Bear Bryant.  I thought it turned out cute!

I thought he would hate wearing his costume, but as soon as we got him ready, he ran outside and jumped in the car!

The best family picture we got.  Cooper had gotten scared earlier and didn't want to look at anyone!

Me and my little lion.  So cute!

Daddy and the Lion

starting to get into it

Me and my momma friends and our boys.  We are all expecting our second in the Spring!

putting some candy in his bucket

digging through our bowl

our trunk!

this was taken at the very beginning.  He saw a kid dressed up like a wolf and got scared.  It took him about an hour to get to where we could put him down!