Friday, April 24, 2015

17 weeks!

Dear Baby J,

     Here I am ... at 17 weeks!  It's crazy to think how fast this pregnancy is moving along.  Thankfully the morning sickness phase has ended, except for the occasional icky day.  However replacing that symptom comes heartburn!  I had terrible heartburn with your sister and brother so I expected it to ram its ugly head, just didn't know when.  It seems to come after spicy or Italian food (obviously) but even after cereal or blueberry bagels.  Tums, you are my friend ... once again. ;)  I haven't really had any major cravings or aversions yet.  Just eating like I typically do, with a few extra unhealthy treats! Oops!

     There's been some name talk, but nothing serious yet.  Although Levi absolutely knows you're a boy and your name will be Jesus.  He is telling everyone.  Jesus Johnson.  Abby is just busy keeping an ongoing list of possible names for you in her special notebook.  Some for a boy ... some for a girl. :)

     Abby is super excited for you, Baby J.  I'm having a blast sharing this excitement with her.  We talk about how big you are each week, what new things you're doing, and how you are growing.  We talk about names and how she'll be the best little Mommy.  No doubt.  The other night I was reading to her before bed and I felt you for the second time, just that quick fluttering feeling.  We both agreed that book must be one of your favorites.  ;)  In just a couple weeks, she'll tag along for the big ultrasound.  I cannot wait to share this special moment together!

     Things are going good ... real good.  Enjoying this pregnancy (now that I'm feeling better) and taking it one day at a time.  Looking forward to snuggling you and introducing you to your big brother and sister.  Abby and Levi will take good care of you ... and we all love you so much!



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

All in two weeks time ...

Wow, April sure has been off to a busy start!  We kicked off the month celebrating Levi's third birthday, followed by Disney, Easter, and Opening Weekend of Braves BASEBALL!  Being so busy had its ups and downs ... happy children, tired children, happy adults, tired adults ... you get the picture.  I was so thankful to have my parents here to enjoy some special moments together and make memories that will last forever! 

The kids made birthday cupcakes, with a bit of Easter flare.  Levi loved opening all of his presents and I'm quite convinced he now thinks Santa visits in April too. ;)

The highlight of Levi's actual birthday was going to his Daddy's ballgame, who happened to be playing here in Sarasota against the Orioles.  Talk about perfect timing!

Then came Easter and everything that comes along with it.  Easter egg hunts, dying Easter eggs, and church Easter morning.

Saturday evening before Easter, the hubs gave us the best surprise.  EVER.  As Gramma, Grandad, kids, and I were eating dinner that night ... I heard the door chime go on.  And in walked Jim .... talk about putting a smile on ALL of our faces!  It was so special to celebrate Easter together!  

Then the whole gang traveled to Atlanta for Opening Weekend!  Despite rain delays and long nights, we had a wonderful time! (and let me just add that the hubs looks SO good in red and blue ;) ... Go Braves!)

Finally finished the whirlwind of two weeks celebrating the birthday boy with his little buddies!  The kids had a blast.  We are so very blessed to have such dear friends! :)


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gramma & Grandad DO Disney!!

Although they never thought it would happen, my parents were able to visit Disney World for the very FIRST time!  I'll be honest and say it took a little bit of bribing from me and Jim, but we were able to get them there.  And I'm so glad we could share this experience with them!

The weather cooperated and wasn't too hot, the crowds were crazy as expected (Spring Break), BUT thanks to fast passes and a MASSIVE hookup at Cinderella's Royal Table, we had an amazing time!  

If I had to guess, I'd say these were some of the favorites from the day!

Dad - riding his first roller coaster with Levi, seeing Princess Jasmine up close and personal ;)
Mom - The Fantasy Parade and Buzz Lightyear Ride
Abby - Roller Coaster/Royal Table Dinner
Levi - Teacups
Jim - Roller Coaster
Me - Teacups