"But if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea', and it would obey you." -Luke 17:6

Monday, November 25, 2013

I'll Be Back...

...later this week!

Since Baby Girl turns four months on Friday, 
I figured I'd reserve my 
Monthly Update post till then!

I hope you all have a FAB Thanksgiving week!

Verse/Thought of the Day:

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and 
His court with praise;
Give thanks to Him and 
praise His name!"

Psalm 100:4

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Week Sixteen

Alright, guys--I'm back!

Sorry for the delay in posting...
after last week 
I've had a rough time getting back 
on schedule.

Last week, from Sunday to Wednesday, 
I was down with what I knew 
was another bout of mastitis (my third since
Reagan was born).

Fever, aches, chills, sore tahtahs, 
low milk production...

D) All of the above.

After trying everything I could think of 
to get better (including an antibiotic 
and regular doses of Tylenol
and Motrin), 
the doc and I decided it might be
wise to put me in the hospital 
overnight to run some tests and give me 
some fluids, medication, etc.

Let me tell ya, that one night being without
my baby girl was the hardest night of my life!
Luckily, my wonderful MIL and parents (who drove five hours
as soon as they heard I was going to the hospital)
were there to take care of Reagan.
And what a good job they did--I'm soooo 
thankful for them!

Everything checked out okay and the doc released me 
the next day (the day before my birthday!)
with different antibiotics, 
which seem to be doing the trick! 
I feel 99% better (just tired)---PTL!

So, now that I'm back on track, it's time 
for another trip out of town!
My husband received an early Christmas present,
(tickets to go see his two alma maters play each other)
so my hubs, Reagan, myself, and two of
our best friends are all headed down there tomorrow.
While the guys watch football (booooring, lol),
my bestie and I are going to go hit up the nearby outlet malls.

Oot oot!

Okay, now for a little update on my Peanut,
who is sixteen weeks old this week!

She is enjoying play time a lot more now
since she's able to grab and bat at her toys.
She can even hold her teething toys and bring them 
to her mouth! 
(Although she much prefers chewing on her fist, lol.)

She's rolled over from tummy to back several 
times, but she seems more content
to just prop up on her wrists and look around.

Here are some of her recent photo ops:

I think she comes up with even more facial expressions
as she gets older, lol.

This little ham loves to see herself, whether on my phone or in the mirror! 

Snuggles with Mommy are the best.

Who doesn't love a little animal print? 

"How did you get in here?? 
I said no paparazzi!"

Apparently the episode of Doc McStuffins she was 
watching was a nail biter.

Sweet girl snuggling with her Mommy in the hospital.
(Yes, she got to come and see me!)

Biiiiiig stretch! She does this every single time we 
let her out of her swaddle sack, lol.

Oh, you know. Just chillin' with Bella the Bunny.

This was her expression when I told her Santa was coming 
to town in just 34 more days!

Love. This. Girl.

Now for a little packing...
anyone wanna come help??

See y'all next week!

Verse/Thought of the Day:

"When I am afraid, I will trust in You."

Psalm 56:3

This verse was perfect for me to recite while I was
sick and in the hospital last week.
And look--once again, God took care of me!
He's just awesome like that.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Don't Worry!

I'm still here!

Just had a rough week.

And by "rough", 
I mean I was admitted to
the hospital Wednesday for double 
recurrent mastitis. 

I know---that sucks, right?

But don't fret! 
I'm alive and well
and will be back for a full post
next week after I get my house (and self)
situated again! 

For now, it's time to relax, recoup, 
and enjoy my birthday.

That's right, it's my birthday!
Oot oot!
I'm the big 2-9 today.  
Only one more year in my twenties...
better get to work deciding how to 
make this the absolute BEST year ever!

(Although I'm sure with my little
Peanut here, it already will be! ;) )

Have a good weekend, y'all, and 
I'll see you 
back here next week!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Week Fourteen

Hi again, y'all!

There's really not a lot going on this week, 
except that Baby Girl is 
a whole fourteen weeks old yesterday!

She's still working on mastering
the art of rolling over,
but so far, 
she's only managed 
to do it a total of three times.

And, of course, none of those were recorded.

Figures, lol.

Other than that (and growing like a weed), 
there's nothing new to report!

But I do have some pics to post...
I know--you're shocked, right? 

Love it when she "talks" to us.

This is her sneaky face...which I have a feeling I will be 
seeing lots of in the next few years...lol.

My little pumpkin butt on Halloween.

All gussied up and ready to go see her 
boooooooyfriend, Ridge!

Sitting like a big girl at lunch with Mommy and GG
at Houlihans.

Love this tiny face.

Morning time giggles.

Enjoying the sunny but breezy weather!

I have no words for this face, lol.

When Doc McStuffins is on, things get serious 
around here.
(And yes, she's rocking' the school girl look, lol.)

Now, time for the Peanut and I to go run some errands!
It's Pho Vy Tuesday and we have to go
by my old work place so the ladies can get their baby fix. ;)
See y'all back here next week!

Verse/Thought of the Day:

"Give thanks to the Lord; call on His name.  
Make known among the nations what He has done."

1 Chronicles 16:8

With this being Thanksgiving month, 
everyone wants to jump on the 
bandwagon and 
"give thanks".

But what we need to remember is that 
God is constantly blessing us--
not just during the month of
He deserves our praise 
all year long!

Repeat after me:
"God is good all the time, 
and all the time God is good!"

Now, go and have a blessed day!