Stay-at-home mama enjoying every changing moment with our lil guy!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Henry's 1st 'real' haircut

Lil Cheeser

At Henry's 1st Birthday party we let Henry's father give lil Henry his first snip snip at the hair. It's sort of a tradition in the family so he did two snips above Henry's ears. Since then I had trimmed his bangs once so that he could see :). Well his hair was getting SO long that we had to do something about it. I found a place nearby call SnipIts where they specialize in children's haircuts...Perfect for a squirmy lil kiddo! It was a great experience - all the stations have tvs and they put on an age appropriate video. Henry was able to play with his own comb and a truck so he was happy as could tears shed!

Curls-pre haircut

"Hold off mom, she's almost done. No distractions!"

Post haircut...and only a few waves left. Bye bye curls :(

All I have to say is that if we have a girl, she better be blessed with the same locks as lil Henry! He looks like such a big boy now, amazing what a haircut can do!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Orleans

I survived New Orleans at 24 weeks prego and had an AMAZING time!! It was definitely the hardest it's been leaving lil Henry - he just kept saying 'mama' as I walked out the door! He was in good hands; my mom took off Thursday and Friday so she could be with him for the 4 days we were away.
I arrived Thursday and Megan and Joseph picked me up from the airport. Henry had a meeting scheduled last minute so he was in Atlanta and met us there Thursday evening. Megan and Joseph gave me the grand tour of New Orleans, including a Po Boy (kinda like a hoagie) to start, tour of where Katrina hit (they were actually living there and lost EVERYTHING) and then Megan and I walked around downtown and shopped while Joseph did some work. We got to the hotel around 4ish and had 6pm dinner reservations. This worked out perfectly so that I could put my feet up for a bit and then get ready. Henry met us at dinner Thursday night at a place called Galatoire's, right on Bourbon street ironically. It's a super nice restaurant, right smack in the middle of all the craziness! Dinner was phenomenal and we were officially stuffed so we decided to hit a few Jazz bars afterwards. Friday we had reservations for brunch at a place called Brennan's in the French quarter. Let me just say, we ate SO much we didn't eat again until 8 pm that evening. After brunch we walked around for a little while to help digest and see all the neat shops. Around 1 pm we headed out of town to Megan and Joseph's house. They live 30 minutes away from downtown and 24 miles of it is one bridge - kinda cool. We hung out there for the afternoon and while Henry and Joseph had they plan and review for the next quarter, Megan and I headed out for a long walk with their two boys, ages 2 and 4. That evening Joseph's parents (who live across the street) prepared dinner for all of us. To sum it up - it was amazing but very rich. We had a early start planned for Saturday so I called it a night pretty early while the guys had they bedtime cigars. Saturday was the LSU vs Florida Gators game. We left the house around 9 am, after having croissants and beignets (a LA pastry) and headed to Baton Rouge, about an hour away. The LSU tailgates are unreal. The tailgate we were at had a band, a cook preparing LA food and like 300 people...and that was just within our tent. It was CRAZY...but a lot of fun (even though I was hydrating with my H2O). The game started at 2:30 pm and it was a great game for LSU. We ended up leaving at the beginning of the 3rd quarter to 1) beat traffic and 2) they were killing the gators. I was secretly very happy since my legs and feet were killing me and it was 87 degrees out with A LOT of people! We headed home and had dinner. Our flight was early Sunday morning so we hung out for a little while, said our goodbyes and thank you's and got some much needed rest.

To sum up our New Orleans trip - we ate A LOT!!! I could never eat all that heavy, creamy food on a normal basis.

It was such a great getaway - but SO nice seeing the lil man (and my mom). I missed him so so so much. When I was putting him to bed Sunday night he just kept lifting his head up, looking at me and smiling - heart melting!

24 week status

Last Wednesday I had my 24 week checkup with Dr. K and all is going well so far!


BP: My blood pressure is cooperating thus far and averaging 90-100/60! Remember - when I was in labor my bp sky rocketed to 190s/110s - which is far too high and critical for baby.

Weight: So far I've gained 9 lbs (that was prior to going to New Orleans!!)

Aversions: Meat is still very hard for me to eat

Cravings: I get the occasional craving for sweets, but nothing crazy. It doesn't helped that my mom had oatmeal chocolate chips cookies waiting for me upon our return from New Orleans - just what I needed

Symptoms/Complaints: I'm having a lot of pressure in my legs, it's hard to explain but I just try my best to keep them elevated as much as possible with a 1 year old running around :) Other than that I'm feeling great

Movement: Lots of it!!

Due Date: January 27, 2012

It's a: SURPRISE!!

I'm getting a little bump, nothing huge yet!