Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Looks like the little Turkey growing in my belly is due on Thanksgiving, November 25! I was so excited to have ultrasound pics to post, but she didn't do one. It's really frustrating when a Dr. says something and then doesn't do it, but to her defense she was in a hurry. We did get to hear the heartbeat and you would think this being my third I would be used to that sound but I'm not. Every time I hear it, it makes me giggle! I love love love it! The heartbeat was 160 beats per minute and she said sounded great.
As most of you know I'm going all natural with this one, not because I think it is better for the baby or for me, but because it has always been something I've wanted to do. I've got Michael and my family on board and starting now I just needs tons and tons of prayers! I'm searching for a Doula now. She is someone who helps you deal with the pain and will be with you during the birth. I really do think Michael will be an amazing "coach" but I want someone else there who has seen this and can be with me if Michael passes out, just kidding. But the only other time Michael has seen me in pain he started yelling at people... so I'm just going to be safe!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Picture Post!!!

Here is what we have been up to in April:

Loving on daddy
watching the clouds
riding in our new bike trailer
playing at the zoo

Poor baby I forgot to get him an Easter outfit! Who knows where my mind is

The defenition of Sassy!

She had a bangin good time dying easter eggs and eating cupcakes

He thinks Savannah is hilarious

With the news of a new baby and also with a new cousin, Cohen likes to be treated like a baby. This is my dad giving him a bottle....Lord help us
Birthday party at Sweet and Sassy
Hunting easter eggs
Loving on Drake
Climbing in trees

Monday, April 19, 2010

Update on us!

We have been one busy family! We have been doing very well, still missing Drake but healing. The family went to Nashville last week and had a blast. Michael and I love traveling and it seems that it has rubbed off on the kids. They always do so well and I LOVE having them around. I was supposed to go to the Dr. today but got a call that she has to go to surgery:0( I will go next week and have an ultrasound and will post the pics! This pregnancy has been wonderful! I haven't been sick but I have to eat every two hours or I do start to feel woozy. This is the first pregnancy where I have been concerned for my weight, but apparently not enough to stop eating cookies.
I have ton's of pics to post of what we have been up too, I will try to get them up this week.

And side note: I bought Savvy chutes and ladders for Easter and she and Cohen LOVE it! It is a really fun game and easy for them to play along.....Go buy games or come play with us (I'm such a game night sucker)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Our Drake

We got Drake in February of 2005. Michael's cousin had his dog get pregnant with this incredible champion hunting dog, excuse my terminology I don't know all the right terms but it cost a lot of money to do this. Well after she delivered everyone wanted one of the pups, they were sent all over the nation, but no one wanted the runt. A few phone calls later I come home and Michael opens the door and this precious little black lab with a red bow on it runs straight to me. I started crying, I'm not a huge dog lover but something about how he ran to me I knew I wanted him. Michael was so scared he thought I was upset because I was going to have to tell him to give him back. Well Drake turned out to not be the dog I had imagined, I imagined us sleeping together, taking calm strolls and just having lazy days snuggled up...LOL. Drake wouldn't sleep with us, once he got bigger (almost 100 lbs) walks were so hard, he would pull me in every direction he would trip me and my ideas of lazy days were Drake licking all over me and pushing me down because he wanted me to pet him! But let me say that Drake would have risked his life to protect this family. Drake never NEVER barked, I think we had had him for almost two years before I heard him. And it was because there was a man at our door and it was the scariest noise I had ever heard. If Michael is away I'm not scared at all and it is because of Drake. Michael knew as soon as he got him that he wanted to train him and for Drake to be a hunting dog. Let me say Michael and Drake made the most unbelievable team. Drake was so smart and Michael was such a great trainer. Drake got to the point that Michael would hide a bumper without Drake seeing and then Michael could direct drake where it was by hand signals. I loved watching them together. This little runt ended up being an amazing hunting dog and had the body of the alpha dog! This February Michael took Drake and the kids to the park and when they got home we noticed drake was limping on his back leg. We thought he either stepped on something or he sprained his ankle. After a week and half later he was still limping we took him to the vet. The nurse said that his hip was dislocated and just to leave him and they would get it back in place. Michael went back to work and at the end of the day when he went to pick him up the vet told us that he had a tumor on his hip. It was very deep and he wouldn't want to do surgery because he was scared that he would paralyze drake. The vet told Michael that in the next couple of days don't be surprised if he can't walk anymore. We were devastated. We went and bought him a nice bed, the Dr. gave us pain medicine and we just wanted him to stay at home and be as comfortable as possible. Well a month passed and Drake was doing great. Michael and I started hoping that maybe it was just a cyst or a benign tumor and we would be able to have several more years with Drake. I took him back to the vet and they did a needle biopsy and said it looked very bad. Also the tumor had more than doubled in size. So we just continued keeping Drake as comfy as possible. The last couple of weeks we noticed Drake was starting to feel really bad. Sunday he lost all bladder control and wasn't able to have a BM. Michael took him to the Dr. Tuesday and we put him down. We are devastated, I miss him and my heart breaks apart for Michael. Drake and Michael adored each other and I know Michael will miss him for the rest of his life. I know the Bible isn't clear on whether or not our pets will be in heaven, but as my mother in law says "it just seems like something Jesus would do." So sweet Drake we love you and hope to see you again.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day

Michael got a great present for St. Patty's day. Savannah came in holding this...

I have it on video and I wish my camera would let me upload. His reactions was great! We are both excited and will be welcoming baby number 3 around Thanksgiving.