Saturday, November 21, 2009


Oh goodness. I'm definitely falling behind on my blogging. I'll do a quick fill-in since Caroline should be up soon.

We were hoping Judd would be finished working yesterday, but it seems the rain that we thought was coming changed its mind. So they're still plowing and filling in ruts. I'm SO ready for him to be finished (do I say that every post?) so we can spend some time together. I feel like I never see him! Either way, I keep reminding myself that it's almost over...

I'm getting SOOOO excited about the upcoming holidays. Thanksgiving is this coming week and we'll get to see lots of family! We're going to Senatobia on Wednesday or Thursday for Thanksgiving with my family and coming back on Saturday morning for Thanksgiving with Judd's family. I'm excited to see everyone. We haven't even MET baby Davis yet. Judd has been working so much that we haven't even met our niece! So I'm excited that we'll get to do that.

Ahem, is it okay that I count Black Friday as a holiday? 'Cause technically, it is as big of a day as Thanksgiving! Ha! Judd and Andrew are keeping our children, and Audra, Mom, and I are going SHOPPING! We'll hit Kohl's first (which opens at 4am) then probably head to Target. After Target we'll head to the mall! I LOVE Black Friday. I even have coupons to take with me! I'm only a *wee bit* nervous about Judd keeping Caroline for an entire day without me. He's totally capable, but I haven't left her for this long...ever. I'm gonna miss her a lot!

Obviously, I'm pumped about Christmas! We're putting up our tree this coming week as soon as Judd is finished working! I've already got some gifts on the way to the house that I can wrap so there will already be gifts under the tree! Not to mention, Caroline has the *CUTEST* outfits...complete with a big matching bow for all of them! She is going to be precious. Judd says it's like I'm dressing up my own personal doll. He's totally right. ;)

In totally non-holiday news - we are definitely moving! We've got lots of plans for the house we're moving in to. We're adding the bedroom and bathroom and gutting the majority of the house. It's almost like we're changing the whole thing! The house needs a lot of work though. WAY more work than our current house needed. But it's always fun to have a clean slate and start over when designing and building! I'm excited to get started (which will be soon, I think) and get moved in. Our goal is to move in by planting season. That should put us moving March-April! That's not very far!

I'm actually scared to write about this...but I've been holding out! Caroline has now slept through the night for a solid week!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, that was worth 5,000 exclamation points! She eats around 11-11:30pm and doesn't eat again until about 7-8am. Yes, you read that right! I feel like a new woman! I'm honestly afraid to say too much about it for fear that she'll hear me and start waking back up...just to show me who's running the show around here. Regardless, the week of great sleep was totally needed and appreciated. I also can't believe that in 1 week, my baby will be 3 months old! I also got an Ergo baby carrier - because my child wants NOTHING to do with independent play. Ha! She wants to be held every moment of the day. Most people are blaming that on me, but honestly, I've TRIED to put her down since she was little. She wants nothing to do with it! You would think I was hurting her if you heard her screams! I've gotten a lot of "just let her cry" comments, but I honestly just can't do it. I feel sorry for her AND it annoys me to hear her scream for so long. (I only know this from forcing her to sit in her swing while I eat a meal!) I just tell myself that one day, I'll be wishing she would let me hold her. So, I try to soak in those moments as best as I can. I think having this carrier will really help.

I know you all were hoping for pictures of Caroline, but unfortunately my camera has been in the car for the last week so I don't really have any to share. I'll take plenty next week during Thanksgiving festivities to show you! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And may you find many, many sales on Black Friday! ;)


  1. Glad you guys are doing well! Don't worry about what other people say about holding her. You can't spoil a baby that young. She just wants mommy close right now and there is nothing wrong with that. :)

  2. Glad to hear from you! From working in a daycare with infants for a year, I understand the comments about letting her cry it out. We would get 6-12 week old babies (well, really they did it all the way up until they could babble) that would cry all day long when we couldn't constantly hold them (since we had 4 babies each to take care of), so I would always feel so sorry for the baby screaming their lungs out to be held when I couldn't pick them up because I was feeding someone else. I do think it's so different when you are actually a mom and it's your baby and you are at home. Do what you think is best for the both of you.