It was my favorite Christmas yet--seeing Millie's face light up at every little thing... Christmas lights, spotting "kissmas tees" everywhere we went, prezzies, "HoHo"...all of it. She loved it all!
Millie got a play kitchen and a new baby doll this year. She also got an easel from her Tone-Tone & a baby grand piano from Gammie & Gampie. She got lots of other goodies from them and from all her cousins! Such a spoiled little lady, but she was in desperate need of new toys---riding herself around in her baby's stroller was getting pretty old. ha
It was so special to have Tone-Tone here with us this year! We went to the candle light Christmas Eve service at church at 3:30, then had dinner at Jason's Deli, then came home to decorate cookies!
After opening gifts and having lunch at Gammie & Gampie's Millie jumped in the jump house they got all the grandkids for over an hour. She was SO hilarious. She would go in head first through the netting and roll in. SHE LOVED IT! She played her little heart out. She never even took a nap and was so happy all day! We cooked Christmas dinner with Tone-Tone & then gave her a bubble bath. She started burping and grabbing her throat in the tub but was still happy and playing. Around 8:45 we heard her crying in her bed. It was a strange cry, so I went in to check on her. There was throw up all over her and her bed. She was sitting in the corner of her crib sobbing. It was the saddest thing I've ever seen!! Poor sweet girl. We all got her cleaned up and then she went back to sleep. Around 4 she woke up again. We brought her in our bed, and then she threw up about 20 minutes later. She threw up again around 5:30...again...all over our bed.
She started seeming normal and playing like herself again around 2 pm, and didn't throw up again. So thankful it was so quick, and that none of us have gotten it (yet)! Fingers crossed!
A few days before Christmas we told the rest of the world that we are having another baby!!! So excited to share the news of this sweet baby! We announced to our family and close friends via Christmas card the first week of December.
-my pants are already starting to be snug & it is definitely more comfortable to unbutton them in the car.... of course that may be accredited to all the Mojitos mexican food and cupcakes I've been eating. oops.
-around week 7 i had it pretty rough! Ben had to come home a few times from work because i was throwing up so much... they prescribed me phenergan so I took half of one before bed one night..I got up and had a headache so around 8:30 I took a tylenol and it KNOCKED. ME. OUT. I felt like I had been drugged or something. I could not function and slept without moving for 4 hours. SO STRANGE!
-for about two weeks I wondered how I was ever going to get out of bed again....after all of that settled I started to feel somewhat normal
-the past two weeks I haven't slept much at night.. the "girls" are already super large...ha
-oh and.. I literally had to get out of bed to use the bathroom SEVEN times last night.. so that is super fun haha!
-now i'm just mostly "tired".. so I take a nap at least 3 times a week when Millie does..
-craving any and all fruits and juices. all. the. time., FRIED CHICKEN (I usually HATE slims, but have wanted it constantly), and mexican...
-foods i CANNOT even think about: ham, bbq sometimes, it disgusts me to cook chicken (just like with millie), hamburger meat..ANYONE JUST MENTIONING THE WORD CHUY'S MAKES ME SICK!
This pregnancy is already so much different than when I was pregnant with Millie Willard. I was sick ALL. OF. THE. TIME. with her..this one has been a bit less dramatic :))) Most days I wake up and just say out loud, "wow-- thank you, Jesus, that I feel well today!!!!"
I am SO excited to meet this sweet baby already!!!!! In some ways the past (almost) 12 weeks have flown by, but when I think of how much longer pregnancy is it seems to creep. We basically found out the first second we possibly could have that we were pregnant--Nov. 1 (it was right after church). I took a pregnancy test---and it took less than one minute to show positive. Ben says he's never seen me jump so high ahaha..but we still needed more proof so he went to grab two more digital ones--PREGNANT! We are hoping to find out gender at the end of January!!!!! EEEEEEEEKKK!!!
You have a little family that already loves you so much sweet sweet baby! Can't wait to know you!