Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Here we go!

Tonight we are leaving to head to Texas to welcome our new baby nephew into the world. My sister in law Jessi is being induced tonight so please keep her and baby Walker in your prayers for a safe delivery. I was induced as well, so I know what kind of road is ahead of her....hopefully involving lots and lots of drugs. Thank you Lord for Anesthesiologists.
Also keep me and Mr. T in your prayers. We are driving 4 1/2 hours with a 14 month old. Faced backwards. And not during nap time. Without the use of lots and lots of drugs. Crap.
Have you been enjoying your weather? Our weather here has been amazing. It's chilly in the morning and then warm in the afternoon. It's been so nice that Mr. T grilled our dinner last night in shorts and a t-shirt. If I could keep this weather I would and just live in a climate like California. People say, "You'd miss the seasons", but I think those people are liars. Why would I miss freezing my butt off and being snowed in for weeks or it being so hot that the CD player in your car burns and doesn't work again. Right Mr. T?
We have taught her it's better to smell the flowers than it is to pick them. You can grade her listening skills by the large amounts of flower petals on the ground.

She's at such an exploring age that everything in this world is amazing to her. Her best buddy just learned to sit up and she thinks that is amazing!

Giving words of encouragement....or a mammogram.

Telling secrets....or reporting his results.
 Thank you guys for your encouraging words on embracing the "now" and not worrying about the future. It honestly helps so much to hear those things. I am blown away at how much I feel like Isabelle is understanding and acting so much older each and every day.
There is one thing that I would like for her to get rid of though. It's a habit she's had since she was in the womb. She came out with a hickey on her arm (where a birth mark now replaces the hickey) and wanting a pacifier. She still LOVES her pacifier. How do you wean them? I don't think I can just throw them out. I'm not that tough (plus I have sensitive hearing and she yells really loudly). Any tricks of the trade you would like to pass on?


katie said...

I just waited until my youngest (the only one who had a pacifier) turned 3 and said no more pacifier. The pacifier fairy came and took the pacifiers and left a gift. He'd ask for them, but we'd just remind him that the pacifier fairy took them. Good luck!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Weaning the pacifier is so hard. Don't try to force it away. It will come! The pictures are adorable!

Karen said...

Good luck on that drive!!! I remember back in the day (before kids) when car trips were so much fun.... not anymore :( Love the listening skills and the mammogram! Way to teach her early :) Prayers sent for your sister in law.