Monday, June 29, 2009

Sweet Sadie!

Well, it has been a crazy couple of weeks. As many of my avid readers already know our precious little girl has finally arrived! Sadie Holcomb Fryar was born June 22 at 8:42 a.m. I don't have any hospital pictures because I was a little busy at the time but here is a picture of her exactly one week later.

And of course all little girls love to sit with daddy and shoot the breeze.

And this picture was taken about ten minutes later.

I love this picture, look at her tiny little foot!

Anyway, I will try and post more pictures of Sadie when she is awake but that is not very often. Right now she is at the sleep, eat, and poop stage. Just be patient and I will so what I can when I can.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Myth of Nesting

I can't speak for other preggos but for me, I find the whole idea of "nesting" to be a myth. For those of you who aren't familiar with pregnancy lingo "nesting" is a pregnant woman's overwhelming urge to clean and organize everything in sight during the last few weeks before the baby is born. Supposedly it is a burst of energy that makes you a neurotic, OCD, clean freak. Well, school is finally out (YEAH!!!) and I have rested like I am supposed to and I am still waiting for this particular instinct to set in. There are piles of laundry to do, the kitchen and dining room are an unholy mess, and I really need to clean out my closet and throw stuff away. At this point I don't know how it's going to get done because I can't take a shower without needing a nap afterward. Apparently I fall into the small bracket of women who experience the opposite of the nesting instinct, it's called "beached whale instinct" and basically all you can do is lie around, watch hours of the TCM channel and play solitaire on the computer. Luckily I did manage to get all of Sadie's clothes, blankets, burp towels etc...washed and put away in her room in an orderly fashion. We also managed to get her room pretty much put together so that is a huge load off. The following are pictures of little Miss Sadie's boudoir. Enjoy!

Here is her crib. She won't be sleeping in it right away so it is still a work in progress. We put her diaper cake that my mom and Becca made for my shower inside just because it was too pretty to take apart. The diapers are a size two so we don't need them quite yet. The bear was Robby's when he was a baby. Don't worry, we will remove everything from the crib before Sadie goes in.

Sadie's changing table. I set up the table for a right-handed person even though Robby is left-handed and will be doing his fair share of diaper duty. My reasoning was that since I have changed more diapers then he has I am set in my ways. He can adjust.

This is a semi-creepy picture I threw in for good measure.

Robby did an excellent job putting together the pack n play for the living room. Aren't we the cutest first time parents. We even have the diaper caddy ready to go. We figured this was easier than running up and down the stairs everytime she needed a change. Although that would probably help with losing the baby weight:)

This is the super-cute wall decals that Robby's grandmother made for us. They match the sheets perfectly and I think they really add a lot to the room. Love em!

And last but not least, I had to throw in pictures of our sweet puppies. They are insanly curious about the baby's room. They know something is going on. They are funny to watch.

The rule is no dogs allowed in the baby's room but as you can see Betty is having a bit of trouble understanding the rule. Don't let her size fool you. That big lug is only 8 months old and still very much a puppy.

Our sweet little cuddle bug Josie is a little older and wiser so she has a better grasp of the "no dogs allowed in the baby's room" rule as you can cleary see. Josie is literally the perfect pet!

Well that is all I have to say for today. I am going to go and try to make a dent in my mess of a house. I am full-term today so my mom really wants me to pack my hospital bag so that is my Wednesday goal! Wish me luck and have a pleasant afternoon!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Not Much to Report

Well, I am sitting in the recliner at my parents house in pain because my precious unborn Sadie hasn't given me much of a break today. She is a little spitfire and enjoys stretching, rolling, and hooking her little foot under one of my ribs. When she does this it hits a pressure point that sends a shooting pain all the way through my back. Delightful child. She has also taken to exercising at night while I am trying to sleep in my nest of pillows. These last few weeks have not been easy, in fact they have been downright uncomfortable. But I am very thankful that Sadie is strong enough to really pack a punch. It may hurt and bruise but it shows she is a healthy, happy baby.
For those of you who aren't in the know I will update you on Robby. The company he was working for folded in April so he went on the job search. Luckily, we haven't really missed a paycheck since he was able to tutor in Burleson for a couple of weeks and now he is a carpet tech for Chem Dry. This would be the perfect job except that it is in the Garland/Dallas area so he has to leave at 5:45 each morning and he doesn't get home until 7 or 8 most nights. We are trying to have a good attitude about it and we need the money but we both wish he could find something closer to home. If you get a chance to shoot some prayers up for him we would appreciate it.
Other than that we have been getting ready for "D Day" We are now 34 weeks and 5 days so hopefully Sadie will make her grand entrance in about a month, give or take a week. One thing I like about the practice I am with is that they will not let you go to long past your due date. But only time will tell. I will update later with pictures of Sadie's room and maybe some belly pics.
Until then...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Finally...a new(ish) blog.

Due to being yelled at a number of times I have finally written a new blog. I apologize for the extended time between each blog but as I have tried to explain, we don't have internet at home so I can only blog when I go to my parents house and after working 8 hours a day with my "delightful" (sarcasim) sixth graders all I want to do is go home and collapse.
Anyway, I will try and get all the pictures I can on this blog without getting to picture happy. First and foremost, Amanda and Tracee have wanted to see a new preggo pic so here you go:

This was taken about a month ago at 28 weeks.

And this picture was taken today at about 31 weeks and 3 days. If you could see inside my belly you would see Sadie's face, tummy, knees, and toes. She is also already head down so yeah!!!

So now that I have satisfied my avid readers curiosity lets get to the important sonogram pictures of our precious daughter. At the beginning of April we went to get a 3D/4D sonogram. It was really special because Robby's family and my parents and Becca were able to be in the room with us. Sadie is a very active baby so it was hard to get good shots but we were given a 30 minute video that is really cool because she moves around so much. She even stuck her tounge out a couple of times which is my favorite part of the video. I laugh because they play this really slow, sweet lullaby music in the background and it just doesn't seem to fit her "always busy" personality. I think she takes after her daddy and believes physical fitness is very important because she is constantly "exercising" but I digress.

So without furthur ado here is Sadie Holcomb Fryar (warning: she is naked in all these pictures):

Look at her little tummy, we are excellent eaters! And I think I did a pretty good job with the umbilical cord if I do say so myself!

Here is her sweet face. Now we don't think she actually has "Angelina" lips. Her face was kind of pressed against my uterus so it looks slightly distorted. Imagine someone pressing their face against a window.

And finally...

This is my favorite picture for obvious reasons. The sonographer was laughing because her thighs are already so chubby. Plus I love the hand, it's like she saying "Stop taking pictures of me down there!"

Well, that's all I have for today. I will try and blog again soon with the latest on how Robby and I are doing with the baby preparations. I will give you a clue: we are NOT even close to being ready yet.

Until then.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm Really Not A Tease...Sorry.

Okay. I have to ask for forgivness. I started a blog in October and haven't written anything since. In my defense though we moved at the beginning of Novemeber and Internet access was a luxury we decided to do without, at least for the time being. So, I am going to try and update this when I can because I have exciting things to say!

If you don't live near me or anyone in my famiy then you don't know what is going on in my life so here is a little clue...

That's right...15 weeks pregnant! For those of you who have been around for the past year you know that we have been trying for quite awhile. We started trying in July of 2007 and had pretty much resigned ourselves to the idea that we would need fertility treatments. We set up the doctors appointments, laid out a tentative financial plan, and prayed that we would NOT have a litter. Well, two months before our first appointment it was that "special" time of the month and I noticed that I didn't feel like I normally did...I felt good. That wasn't normal so I told Robby and of course he didn't want me to take a pregnancy test because I had taken so many and they were all negative and he just didn't want me to go through that again. I had a feeling though so I was very sneaky and I took a test and the little pink line came up immediatly! I can't even begin to describe the feeling. I was shaking and crying so hard when I went to tell Robby that he thought I was having a seizure.

So we are expecting our little bundle of sunshine July 1st, give or take a few days. Now for you math majors who are aware that the average pregnancy is 40 weeks and the 15 weeks picture does not add up to the due date you are correct! That picture was taken 10 weeks ago when I thought it was so obvious I was pregnant. Ha Ha. This is me now at 25 weeks.

So that is our story. I have much more to share but I will save it for the next entry. I don't know how to end a blog so I am going to just stop typing.