Saturday, October 3, 2009

Scrap Friendzy Birthday Blog Hop Day #3

Welcome to our Birthday Blog Hop & challenge #3!!!

I am so glad that you have joined us to help celebrate our 2nd birthday here at SCRAP-FRIENDZY!!!

Here is the scoop on our Birthday Bash:

-Our Hop will last for 10 Days!! {October 1st-10th}

-Each evening, you will check in on our SF BLOG. You will find a link to 'hop' to that day's blog!

-All you have to do is leave a comment on each blog that you hop to! Every time you leave a comment you will be put in a drawing to win a scrappy prize!

-Also... each blog you hop to will offer a challenge to you. Each challenge will have a Friendz Pointz value. Complete the challenge, upload your project into the SF gallery and link it in the appropriate thread in the forum to earn your FPZ! (The girlfriend that earns the most FPZ in October will win a prize package AND be featured as our Girlfriend Of The Month!!)

Just starting out? No problem! You have until Oct. 31st to get the challenges in for FPZ.

If you have any questions concerning our Blog Hop, feel free email me here!

Every party needs a banner so why not create one to perfectly match your color scheme & decor?

I chose to create a super fun hot pink, black, and zebra print "PARTY" banner. I started with a Maya Road chipboard banner book and added lots of fun papers, glitter letters, flowers, and bling. I tied them all together with tulle and added a little zebra print ribbon.

I challenge you to create your own party banner (could also be a holiday banner if you'd prefer). Any colors, any theme, any supplies! There are a few teeny, tiny rules though. You must have at least 5 pieces (They may be any shape you want.) and they must be strung together. Don't have a Maya Road banner book lying around? LOL! Don't worry--cut your pieces from scraps of cardboard, poster board, even an old cereal box.
Once you create your banner, load it in the SF gallery for 50 Pointz! I can't wait to see what you create!
Be sure to leave a comment here to get your name in the drawing!

Have a great time creating & don't forget to go to the SF blog again tomorrow to see what blog you need to hop to!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Just another insane day around here!

I can certainly never call my life "dull"! LOL!

7:30 am--Addyson wakes up. I run to the bathroom and Jason gets her out of her cradle. I come out of the bathroom to see Jason scrambling around for something on my side of the bed while Addyson is screaming her head off! He had "tried" to change her diaper without putting anything under her and she peed EVERYWHERE! On MY side of the bed! So at the crack of dawn I was stripping the sheets off of the bed and trying to figure out how to clean the memory foam pad we have on there! Fun was to start the morning huh?

8:00 am--Jason wakes up Drew because we were going to the library this morning. He tries to give her cereal and she has a meltdown. Apparently she is used to eating dry cereal out of a bag in the car on the way to the library (because we are always running late!) and thought that she wasn't getting to go since he was trying to feed her! LOL!

8:30 am--My blow dryer will not come on at all! It does NOTHING! I freak out (because my hair was wet & there was no way I was going to town looking like that but who was going to break that news to Drew? LOL!)

8:30-9:00 am--Jason performs surgery on my blow dryer. Drew runs in to tell me that "daddy fissed it!" He comes in and says "It works but I have to hold it for you". I assumed that there was a short in the cord and he had to hold it to keep it on. WRONG! He had CUT OFF the plug part and was standing there holding 2 wires in the outlet! OMG! I freaked out and told him that he was going to electrocute himself to which he told me to "Shut up and blow your hair dry! You know nothing about electricity!" I may not but I'm fairly certain you are not supposed to hold 2 wires in an outlet! LOL!

10:00 am-- By some miracle of God we made it to town (20 minutes away) for story time with a few minutes to spare even!

11:30 am-- Go into Wal-Mart to buy wipes and a new blow dryer.

12:15 pm-- Come out of Wal-Mart with $150 worth of stuff in 3 small bags and a SCREAMING baby. It was the mad baby goat sound again! LOL! And Drew was limping around hollering, "I can't walk fast! I have a broke weg!" There is nothing at all wrong with her leg! Nothing! LOL!

12:20-12:40 pm-- Sit in Whataburger drive-thru listening to one kid scream and the other singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" at the top of her lungs in an attempt to quiet the screaming one.

12:50 pm-- Halfway home & I realized that I did not buy a dang blow dryer!

1:00 pm-- Wake up girls to get them out of the car. Both took offense to that! LOL!

1:00-2:00 pm-- Feed Addyson & fight with Drew about eating her burger who kept telling me to "wait a little minute!"

2:00 pm-- Finally got to eat a very cold cheeseburger!



Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

These 2 cuties would like to wish everyone a safe & happy holiday weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

There is a reason...

why I don't leave the house on my own with the 2 tiny ones! Today's events illustrate that point perfectly!

Grab a snack! It's gonna be a long one! LOL!

Let's see....Addyson puked twice before we even got into the car. That made her extra happy & she was sure to let us, and everyone in the surrounding counties, know.

We got to CVS where I wrestled with Drew, who was wearing a monkey back pack with a tail for me to hold onto. She wanted to "charge" around and pull me! She was happy when I swatted her! LOL! Back by the pharmacy an old lady proceeded to chastise me for allowing my child to have a pacifier, giving me an ear full of why it was terrible of me! I had to walk away before I accidentally told her what I thought of her advice! (Apparently me & Danielle are attracting the "crazies" these days! LOL!) We finally got to the register where the ever-so-smart cashier rang us up not once, not twice, but 3 times! I have NO clue what the heck she did each time but I had to pack & unpack my basket each time! The entire time she was doing that Addyson was screaming. Not a small whimpering cry, but the sound a baby goat makes when it gets stepped on--you know? That hysterical tiny baby cry? It was great! And to make it even better there was a line of, I kid you not, at least 10 people behind us because why would a store around here actually use the multiple registers they have?!? And all of those 10 people wanted to offer suggestions of what might be wrong with her (while looking at me like I had done something to cause the hold up!) and I heard more than once, "She's not happy!" No shit Sherlock! You think? LOL! I was finally able to pay and get out of there!

We proceed the mile down the road to Wal-Mart (had we not been seriously out of food I would have said "forget it" and come home at that point!) with Drew hollering from the back seat "Her's sad! Her has tears!" UGH!!!! At 6 pm we walked into Wal-Mart. (That fact will be important later!) I had a list & I had my coupons. I planned to follow my list and get out of there quickly--Ha! Ha! Ha! My "monkey girl" was once again pulling me along with her tail or darting in front of the basket and stopping. I don't know how many times I ran over her cause you know my short self can certainly not see over the car seat perched on the buggy! I think we managed to get eggs & milk in the basket before Addyson once again decided that she was angry with the world. I gave her a juice bottle & she quickly fell asleep. I spent the next 2.5 hours (Yes! It was 8:30 before we got in a check out line!) chasing Drew, yanking Drew's tail, running over Drew with the basket while the tiny one screamed (because it was really just a tiny cat nap and what stupid mama would leave the house with only one bottle which was now empty?) Nearly every person we passed commented on how cute Drew was with her monkey tail and how beautiful her smile was, and of course told me "She's not happy!" in reference to Addyson! And again my response is "No shit Sherlock!"

So in conclusion, if anyone wants to know why I don't run the roads everyday, just read this! Or better yet, come get Drew & Addyson and take them to Wal-Mart!

Monday, June 8, 2009

6 Week Check-up

Addyson's 1 month check-up was rescheduled due to her doctor being hospitalized. At 6 weeks she now weighs 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long! She has grown 1.5 inches! I guess she's going to be tall and skinny! They also confirmed that she has a small hernia. It's right above her belly button and only appears when she's throwing a fit. It's not a problem right now and unless it fixes itself, she'll have surgery when she's 2 or 3. So for right now she'll have 2 belly buttons! LOL! See her little hernia?
They decided to keep her on the soy formula and give her some medicine to help her go to the bathroom easier--hate hearing her scream! And we are also adding a bit of rice cereal to each bottle to thicken it up. That's helping a great deal with the spitting up plus it's making her feel full which makes her happier. Maybe it'll put a little meat on her skinny bones so she can wear something besides Preemie clothes soon!

I've finally gotten my scrappy mojo back! Yay! Here are 2 pages I did this weekend.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Check these out!

I don't have time to scrap these days so I've given Dena & Leslie pics to work on! Check out these awesome pages they've done of Miss Addyson!

Here's Leslie's post on her blog.

And here's Dena's.

I'm so lucky to have such wonderful scrappy friends!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Photos

We're getting into a routine now--sort of! LOL! Miss Addyson screams from about 10 pm to somewhere around 1 am! LOL! That's the only constant we have right now.

Here are some more photos of my sweet girl.

I finally got to scrapbook a little bit too! Haven't done that in well over a month! Nevermind the fact that this super simple page took me all day to complete! LOL! But it has the 2 cutest girls I've ever seen on it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

It's been 3 weeks

since I became the mother of 2 and let me be the first to tell you--I do not have the foggiest idea what I am doing! LOL! Seriously! Those of you with more than 2 or multiples must be super women!

My c-section was scheduled for 7:30 am on April 22 so we had to be at the hospital at 5:30. If you know me at all, you know that there are very few things I will do at 5:30 am! LOL! We got to the hospital and they immediately hooked me up to everything known to man, poked holes in my hand, and made me drink the nastiest stuff ever. Jason took quite a few photos of me at this time but this is the only one that I'll dare to show! Just remember that it's 5:30 in the morning!

I went into this c-section pretty scared. I started regaining some feeling towards the end of my c-section with Drew so I was nervous about the same thing happening again. Not entirely sure what went wrong this time but I felt EVERYTHING after the first cut! I kid you not! There was a lot of hollering (mostly from me I'm sure!) and the doctors & nurses were giving me as much stuff as they could to make it stop. The actual delivery part was pretty rough. Apparently she was a bit stuck in there so there was a lot of pushing and pulling and they ended up having to use the vacuum on her. She has a nice little bubble on her head as a result.

Before we went in they told us that we could not take any photos of anything on the other side of the drape so we don't have the super cool (but oh so gory) photos that Jason got of Drew's birth. Throw in the craziness going on in the OR at that time and we only got a couple of photos.

Because my stomach was so much larger this time I assumed that she would be much bigger than Drew was. Addyson Mikayla was born at 7:36 am and weighed 7 lbs 6.2 oz.--nearly a pound smaller than her big sister. She was the same length--20.5 in.

Here she is with Daddy on their way to the nursery just a few minutes after she was born.

They gave me a lot of morphine and used some gas to knock me out so I don't remember much after she was born until I woke up in the recovery room. It seemed like hours before I was settled in my room and they brought Addyson in. This was the first time I got to hold her.

Sean & Brandi kept Drew for us the night before Addyson's birth and brought her to the hospital to meet her new little sister that afternoon. We had been talking about how cool it was going to be to be a big sister so she was very excited about her new job! She had on her cute "Big Sister" t-shirt that I had made for her.

This photo is TERRIBLE of me but look how much my big girl looks like me here!

The day we found out that we were having a girl we stopped at the Harley shop and Jason picked out this outfit to bring her home in. It's a bit too big but still oh so cute!

Even though the actual c-section didn't go as it should have, my recovery has been so much easier this time around. My parents came here to help out for 2 weeks (because that's how much help I needed when I had Drew & we were expecting the same recovery this time) but I've been able to do pretty much everything since day 1. They were a huge help with Drew though allowing me to rest throughout the day.

I'll share some of the many photos I've taken since we've been home soon but here's one more of me & my 2 sweetie girls. As frustrating as everyday has been and despite being more tired than I've ever been in my entire life, I love these 2 little miracles more than I ever thought possible!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baby No Name has a name!

As cool and unique as "Baby No Name" is we finally settled on a name! From now on she shall be known as "Addyson Mikayla Pitts"!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

No progress!

That was the verdict at today's doctor's appointment! Granted I'm only 35 weeks (measuring 37) and we don't really need progress at this point but I thought for sure all these contractions I've been having had done something! But no! Not a thing! I go back in 2 weeks but for now we're still on for a c-section on April 22 (apparently before even the chickens get up as I'll need to be at the hospital at 5:30 AM!). That's freakishly early but at least we'll be able to get it over with early in the day and it won't be 5 or 6 pm before I can eat! LOL! I guess now I can quit worrying that she's gonna just "fall out" as it has certainly felt like the past week. I gained 5 pounds this time bringing me to a grand total of 23 pounds. I'm fairly certain that all 23 pounds are in my stomach because even my biggest maternity shirts no longer fit and the "kangaroo pouch" pants are too tight around the middle! I refuse to buy any new ones this late in the game though! I'll just wear Jason's t-shirts & pj pants! LOL!

We had a little time to kill before heading to the doctor so we ran in (well I waddled in! LOL!) Hobby Lobby. They had tons of stuff on 50% off this week but I had to be good and just picked up some page protectors & some envelopes for the baby announcements I hope to get pre-assembled. Jason wanted to look at some of the home decor stuff that was on sale and we got a super cool, large wrought iron cross for the wall in the entry way. It didn't have a price tag on it (though some of the others that were similar were $39) and when we got up to the register with it the girl decided that it should be $20 so we paid $10 since it was on sale this week! Such a great deal!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The Nursery--so far

We got the furniture all set up last night! I love the pieces we picked out! I think they look really great with the white shutters that were already in the room. Today I go the bedding put on the bed and a few things set out. I am so happy I found this bedding! Love love love the bright colors (not a fan of pastel baby themed stuff and I wanted something that would really pop against the white furniture). I still need to get a pad for the changing table/dresser and put some stuff up on the walls but we're definitely making progress! Drew picked out the giraffe in the rocking chair. She has one similar. It plays music & she sleeps with it every night. She said that the baby needed one too. (Well she actually picked it up in the store and said "For baby!" so we bought it.)

We also converted Drew's bed to the full size "big girl bed" last night so I'll share photos of it soon. She LOVES it! But she looks so tiny sleeping in it!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

April 22!

That's the day we'll get to meet "Baby No Name"! Not entirely sure of the time of day yet although they did say something about 5:30 am. LOL! They have apparently never met me--there's not much I will do at 5:30 am! LOL! It will be sometime before noon. We should know for sure when we go back on the 25th.

My glucose test came back OK but it seems that I am anemic so I have to start taking some extra iron pills to build my blood count back up before delivery. That would explain why I feel really weak and shaky sometimes. My stomach measured at 33 weeks (I'm 31 weeks 5 days technically so that's too far off.) but I have not gained any weight this time. I weighed the same as I did 3 weeks ago.

Since getting home this evening, Jason has put together Drew's "big girl bed" but she won't get in it because he's in the nursery assembling the baby's crib and she MUST be in the middle of the action! Mom is here and she's going to help me decorate the nursery tomorrow so I should have some photos to share in the next couple of days. I've washed all of the baby clothes I saved from Drew so all we really need to have a baby is a name! I have picked out one--Jason has not warmed up to it yet but according to him he "doesn't hate it anymore". I'm still working on him! LOL!

I'll try to be sure to get some pics to share soon!

Friday, February 20, 2009

30 Weeks

Can't believe I'm at 30 weeks already! Not too much longer now!

I had a doctor's appointment last week. Did my glucose test and it turned out fine (I guess--they didn't call to say otherwise.) Everything checked out fine. I've gained a total of 18 pounds so far which is not bad considering I gained 39 with Drew. My hands and feet are still their usual size--they were both incredibly swollen last time. This time it seems that all of my weight is in my stomach (obviously I know it's not since there's not an 18 pound baby in there) and I don't look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy! It's looking like April 22 will be c-section day. We'll finalize that when we go back in a couple of weeks. I've been having lots of fake contractions but nothing to be concerned about though they are not very comfortable and I'm glad I don't have to have real labor.

We still do not have a name picked out so I refer to her as "Baby No Name". When I say "we" I mean Jason has yet to agree to the name I have chosen! LOL! I guess at least I'm not having the "Drew" fight. Apparently multiple people "thought" that if the baby was a boy we'd be naming it Drew. Ummmm....yeah. We already have a Drew!

We have ordered the furniture for the nursery and the bedding has arrived. The guest room has been moved to upstairs so we now have an empty room down here for the baby. My mother & I went through all of the clothes and stuff I saved from Drew. I have tons of tiny stuff to wash and get ready now. I think pretty much all I'm going to need to get is new bibs, burp cloths, & receiving/light weight blankets. Well and bottles because I've somehow misplaced about 30 of them! LOL! I found all the nipples but none of the bottles? Why they weren't all together I don't know!

I took a few belly shots yesterday (don't have any stretch marks yet though my veins are sure showing up--guess my skin is stretched pretty thin! LOL!) and then someone posed herself and wanted her pictures made too! LOL!

She is so silly! And oh so trying these days. She's developed a temper and doesn't like to be told "No!". She's also very good at fit throwing-complete with kicking, screaming, and flinging around! LOL! She's also VERY SMART! She can count to 10 (when she wants to). She can sing the ABC song (though there seems to be lots of Es, Ts, and other letters with that sound in it! LOL!) She can identify all the capital letters (W seems to be her favorite). She was telling me the aisle numbers correctly in Wal-Mart yesterday so she apparently knows most of her numbers too. She also can identify circles, oval, squares, diamonds, rectangles, triangles, stars, & hearts. She often thinks that she is a dog and will try to lick you if you're not paying attention to her. She seems very excited about the baby on most days. One day though she brought several blankets and put them over my belly, declaring, "Don't wanna see baby!" LOL! I think she will be a great big sister because most days she hugs my belly and says "I lub oooo Mama! I lub ooooo Baby Sisser!"