Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter and 25 Weeks!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!  I cannot believe it is Easter already and that I am 25 weeks into my pregnancy or about 6 months with 105 days to go.  The baby is supposedly the size of a rutabaga.  I just love the fruit or vegetable they pick to represent the size and weight of the baby each week.

Overall I am feeling great, continuing to work out and so far keeping up with a very busy spring schedule.  Every other day this month has been full of birthday party's, local Easter activities, friends in town and school Easter celebrations.  One of the school Easter celebrations was an Easter parade, were the children in O's pre-k 3 class wore decorative hats and walked around the black top, while parents played paparazzi.  As you can see in the pics I didn't get the memo of decorating a hat, so the teachers gave O some bunny ears.  Thank goodness she didn't seem to mind nor notice she was without a fun Easter hat.
The parade was lead by O's teacher Miss Ramono

O is the caboose

Love the creativity of every ones Easter hats

O's pre-k 3 class or Graduating Class of 2028!  Scary thought!
O loves going to school and making a new set of friends.  Everyday when I pick her up she hands me a stack of things she learned or created that day and once we get in the car tells me about a new friend in class.  One day the aid told me that O invited her entire class over for a play date.  Ha, that's my child!  O loves people and needs to be surrounded by friends at all times, which was a motivator for us to have a second child.  Thank goodness we live in a neighborhood full of children her age she can play with.
Next Tuesday I will be signing her up for Hammonton Public schools pre-k 4 starting in the fall.  I hope she enjoys the public school as much as she has enjoyed St. Joseph.  Cannot get over how fast she is growing up, I think it will be a blink and she will be graduating high school!

Friday, April 11, 2014

23 Weeks Along and Introducing a New Addition to the Willingham Family!

On April 9th, my good friend Adriana Willingham had a little boy named Simon Elliot Willingham.  Adriana has been my prego friend in crime.  It seems like yesterday it was the end of June and we were flying to Birmingham, Al to visit family.  Most of our convo stemmed around whether or not we were going to try for baby number two, all the obstacles in the way and if our hubby's would ever get on board with the idea.  Not knowing our fate on the baby front, I just had a strong feeling she would pregnant soon after our trip.  Sure enough three months later she tells me she is 12 weeks along and we just started trying ourselves, not knowing a month later we would be expecting too!
It has been so nice to have a friend to be pregnant with.  I have always wished for a pregnant friend, someone to share gripes and complaints with through this beautiful yet challenging journey called Motherhood.
 It is so surreal that Simon is finally here!  Tears came to my eyes when I saw him for the first time, lovingly embraced in his Mamma's arms.  I cannot believe this will be me in about 4 months!  I don't feel ready, although I do not think anyone ever feels fully prepared for a child.  

 The amazing duo of Henry and Miss O.  They were so crazy together, I was hoping the IPad would entertain them, but I think they just needed to be at a park and run around.  Hospitals are not a great place for kids.
I love her hand around his arm, however that is more of a get your hands off the IPad rather than a loving embrace. :)
One last pic of the sweet little boy.  I think Henry looks like his Father, but I think Simon looks a lot like Adriana.  You have your mini me's!  I cannot wait to watch him grow over the next year.  Congrats Willingham's he is gorgeous!