Sunday, October 19, 2014

I'm Moving!!

I decided to get back into blogging and so I started a new blog.  It will cover a plethora of things from parenting, to cooking and housework, to growing in the Lord; all kinds of stuff!  So please come over and bookmark my page!  Can't wait to see some familiar faces again! 

http://melissaplainandtall.blogspot.com


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Jacob turned one!

I'm back!!!  I have to say, I'm already loving the new layout for composing.  Part of the reason I didn't blog much is because I always got so frustrated just trying to compose a post, especially when pictures were involved.

Jacob is growing fast!  He turned a year old the first part of February!




Love our boy so much!  He never ceases to amaze me and all the joy he has brought into our home. We are beyond blessed!!



Love you, Jacob!  Happy Birthday!  Even though you're technically a toddler now, you'll always be my baby!!  

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wow!  It has been a LONG time since I have posted here!  This blog is really due for an update!

I'll start by saying that my son, Jacob, arrived safely on February 4th of this year.  He weighted 8 lbs, 1oz and was 20 inch long at 3:45 AM.  He was born healthy and beautiful.  We are so proud of him.



More photos and updates to come!!





Tuesday, December 20, 2011

32 Weeks!


I'm 32 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 32 Weeks
Size of baby:  Fundal Height measures 30 weeks @ 31 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 25 lbs (as of 31 weeks)
Maternity Clothes: I pretty much wear maternity clothes all the time.  I do have some tops that I can wear that were loose fitting and still fit.
Gender: It's a boy!!  Jacob Raleigh!
Movement: He moves around a good bit.  Instead of kicking as much, he is rolling and sticking his hiney up! 
Sleep: I mostly sleep through the night right now.  But I have to wake up in the night to go to the bathroom two or three times.
What I miss: Being able to pick up heavy things without thinking twice.  Jonathan keeps an eye on me to make sure I don't lift anything heavy.
Cravings: Orange Juice!  I finally got smart and bought two at a time.
Symptoms:  I've been having some rib pain for weeks now.  I'm starting to get tired a lot easier.  I'm starting to experience sciatic nerve back...but I'm glad it's just now beginning.  I have that to be thankful for.
Best Moment this week:  Feeling Jacob roll around and push his hiney and heels out.  I wish I could see him in there because sometimes I just can't figure out what he is doing in there!

Monday, December 19, 2011

31 Weeks!


I really meant to do this from the beginning of my pregnancy, but I failed miserably.  However, I will keep up with it for now.  My first post is from 31 weeks (as of 12/13).


I'm 31 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 31 Weeks
Size of baby:  Fundal Height measures 30 weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 25 lbs
Maternity Clothes: I pretty much wear maternity clothes all the time.  I do have some tops that I can wear that were loose fitting and still fit.
Gender: It's a boy!!  Jacob Raleigh!
Movement: He moves around a good bit.  Instead of kicking as much, he is rolling and sticking his hiney up! 
Sleep: I mostly sleep through the night right now.  But I have to wake up in the night to go to the bathroom two or three times.
What I miss: Being able to pick up heavy things without thinking twice.  Jonathan keeps an eye on me to make sure I don't lift anything heavy.
Cravings: Orange Juice!  I finally got smart and bought two at a time.
Symptoms:  I've been having some rib pain for weeks now.  It started with the later part of the second trimester and still continues.  I'm starting to get tired a lot easier.  My BIL pointed out to me this weekend that he can tell the pregnancy is starting to wear on me.  I didn't take offense to this.  He didn't mean it being ugly and he is right!  I have enjoyed pregnancy, but I think there always comes a point when it wears on a woman.
Best Moment this week: Well last week (30 weeks) my family in KY got to see me pregnant for the first time.  We all treasured that time.  I got plenty of belly rubs that didn't bother me a bit!  My mom really loved feeling Jacob move.  At one point my niece wasn't feel well so I had her climb up in my lap and snuggle on the couch with me.  Before she fell asleep, she got to feel Jacob nudging at her.  While she wasn't laying on my belly, but beside it, he was being a little protective of his Momma.  hehe!

At 31 weeks what I have loved is when Jonathan talks to Jacob.  He is such a sweet husband and a sweet father.  I love hearing him make plans concerning Jacob.  It's so cute and gets me even more excited about meeting him!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Watch Baby Grow!! (updated 12/19)

15 weeks

17 weeks!

18 weeks!

21 weeks

23 weeks

25 weeks!

27 weeks!

28 weeks
29 weeks