Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What's New

Top O the mornin' to ya! I have to be honest- I haven't blogged in the past few days because I had a little scare. *Little* being the key word, because looking back, it wasn't a big deal. Last Thursday-Friday, I wasn't feeling Owen move very much. He is such a mover, I got used to him moving for the better part of the day. Right after I ate breakfast, when I was lying in bed, I could pinpoint the times he was moving. Well, he just stopped. I could feel little movements here and there- but nothing compared to what he was doing. So, I found online (actually my mom did) that you should call your DR when feel them move less than 10 times in 2 hours. I didn't actually sit still for 2 hours in those 2 days, but I would count, and once I got to 6 or 7 kicks within 30 minutes of each other, I would stop worrying. Finally, Saturday morning, he was up and kicking like normal again.

It was just scary because every since Mother's Day, I have been very aware that he is kicking and 'alive'. I know that sounds awful, I never once thought that he wasn't 'alive' but it is scary not knowing what's going on in there when there's no movement. I am a worry-wart normally, so of course I worry about him. (He just now gave me a reassuring kick in the gut) I guess I got used to feeling him all the time, and when it was taken away, I didn't like it. I just need to remember that now things are on his terms, not mine. He kicks when he wants. Welcome to Motherhood I guess.

Speaking of Owen, he is now 1 1/2 pounds! Wowzers.

This past Sunday was Jer's 'first' Father's Day. We didn't go all out, just a few presents and went to my parent's house for crab legs and pool time. Jer is obsessed with little shoes for Owen. He is not into clothes or anything fashion-related at all, but he does love his shoes. He has declared that is 'his' thing with Owen right now, getting him some badass kicks. So, when I found these shoes at Baby Gap a few weeks ago, I couldn't pass them up. I also got him an Astros onesie for Owen. It is a size 12 months, which is huge, but it was the smallest they had.

Oh yeah, and Lola moonlights as a greeting card model. ;)

Here is our crab feast and my dad and his Father's Day presents....

Jer and I were at Target the other day picking up a few odds and ends and we wandered into the toy section and found these! Owen can't play with them for a couple years, but they look perfect in his nursery for now. They were on clearance for $4!

Other than that, we are getting ready for our family trip to Estes Park, Colorado next week. I cannot wait to get out of this heat and spend some quality time with the whole family. The average temp right now in Estes Park is 70 Degrees. A nice little break from our 90. Here is a picture of the house we've rented for the week.

I plan on relaxing and doing some reading. I was so disappointed with Tori Spelling's new book. Basically, if you watched her show last season, you shouldn't have read the book. Everything she talks about was on the show. Also, she complained the WHOLE book about balancing work and family. I really like her style, her party planning ideas and all that superficial stuff, but after reading this book, i've lost a lot of respect for her.

Next on the list of books to read is Kathy Griffin's autobiography. I love this woman... she is raunchy and hilarious and makes no apologies for it.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day celebrating all the Dads in your life and has an even better week!

XOXO Haley


  1. ahh. oh gosh what a scare :( you must have been so nervous! im so glad everything is a-ok! being pregnant for the first time must be weird since you have absolutely no idea what to expect!

    uhh that card with Lolas twin on it is ridiculous! where did you find such a perfect card?!

    i ADORED estes park when we were there - the weather will be SO fabulous! i hope yall have the best time!

  2. I understand the worry with the moving issues. My OB told me that even the slightest little flutter counts when you're keeping track for the 2 hours. But I agree, it seems odd when it goes from strong kicks to a few flutters here and there. I was terrified my whole pregnancy because of a prior loss, but I think it's entirely normal to feel that way...especially the first time around ;)

    Tip on the shoes, buy bigger sizes like 4-5's. Lizzie has a lot that she grew out of before she got a chance to wear them. Depending on how big he is, he may outgrow the newborn ones within a few weeks of birth. Now that she's 10 months her growth has slowed (a little, lol) and we're more into the shoes.