Thursday, February 25, 2010

This and That

I apologize, this post is very random.

If you're a man, you may not care to read this paragraph. The meds and the hormones that I've been taking to try and get pregnant again have definitely started working on me. I had my first "cycle" in almost 2 years and it seriously kicked my boo-tay. I was in so much pain I just wanted to curl up in a ball and stay in bed all day. Instead, I chased Ellie around the house. ;) I keep having to remind myself that I wanted this, and that this is a necessary step in getting pregnant.

Along the same lines as those hormones, I was so hormonal last week that if I didn't know exactly what was going on, I would've sworn that I was pregnant. I was crying at everything. EVERYTHING! You should have seen the look on Caleb's face when he turned and saw me crying while watching American Idol. I cried every time someone didn't make it into the top 24. Ridiculous!!

Elliana is so funny! She really watches us and wants to do whatever we do. For example, if we're brushing our teeth, she needs a toothbrush too. The other night, Caleb was throwing his dirty laundry into the laundry basket. Elliana saw this and tried to throw her baby doll into the laundry basket. The problem was she wasn't tall enough. No matter how hard she tried, that doll would just not go into the laundry basket. So, in frustration, she threw the doll. Across the room!

Even Caleb admitted that the way Elliana gets so unbelievably frustrated when she can't figure something out, comes from him. Ha!

Elliana and I went shopping for her Easter dress today. Side note, I LOVE Once Upon A Child, a used clothing store here. I got Ellie this beautiful dress for only $6. You really can't beat that.

Anyway, while we were shopping, I would hold dresses up to her and she would scowl at all of them and exclaim "No"! I was really worried that she was going to refuse to wear a dress. However, later tonight while Caleb was taking out the trash, I got Ellie all dressed up and told her to "go show Daddy". You should have seen the smile on her face and how proud she looked. She just kept smiling and pointing out her dress and twirling for Caleb. It was adorable!! I guess there is a little girly-girl in her after all.

My niece Devyn is just the sweetest little girl you'll ever meet. She's only 5 years old and she has the biggest heart. Today Hudson (Devyn's brother and also Ellie's cousin) was picking on Ellie. So, Devyn walked over to Ellie and said "Hudson's a bad boy isn't he? I'm sorry Elliana". Then she gave Ellie the biggest hug and said "You and Reagan (Devyn's sister) are my best friends".

7 years ago (Feb 24th) Caleb and I had our first date at Starbucks. I still remember it like it was yesterday. Every year on our dating anniversary we go and get Starbucks to celebrate. I can't believe we've been together that long. I am so blessed to call him my husband.

February is almost coming to a close and I'm really not disappointed. It's been a rough month for so many people, our family included. I'm just ready to start over with a new month. Plus, I'm really ready for spring now. I know we still have 1-2 more months of snow, but at least in the spring the snow melts quickly and we get some warm days in between.

I already have lots of fun plans for the spring and summer and I can't wait to let the fun begin.


Courtney said...

First of all, LOVE the dress! One if the Easter ears I got was purple so Ellie should wear those to match.
And thank you for telling day to day stories about my nieces and nephew since I don't get to see them as much. Please please keep doing it! I love your daughter!

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Awwww! I love Devyn and I love that she's so protective of both Reagan and Elliana. A little too much sometimes...

Bullet point list:
Love the Easter dress - gorgeous!
Love the story of her throwing the doll across the room.
Love that she loves to dress up.

And last, but certainly not least.
Love that Caleb admits she gets her frustrations from him. =)

Kendra said...

Thanks for the post--isn't it funny what we can cover and share on our blogs that doesn't even get mentioned when we see each other!? I got Karamea's Easter dress at Once upon a Child too...LOVE that place. It was so fun seeing Karamea and Ellie interact today, even if Karamea was a little shy. I just melted when she grabbed Ellie's hand as we were leaving and said, "walk". Have a great weekend!

Tara Brown said...

Praying for all your girly stuff - so hard to know feeling like poop really is going to bring joy in the end. Last week was very emotional circumstantially without the hormone changes on top )-: May blessings abound around your household this Spring!! Love the reminder of new life - in Christ and in Life - that Spring brings!

Becky Young said...

LOVE that dress! Sooo cute, I can't wait to see pics of her all dressed up in it! =) And congrats on 7 years with Caleb! David and I have you beat by 10 days, our dating anniv. is valentines day (I know, cliche right?) You guys are so great together!

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Ethan James,.. God blessed us with our little boy in March 2011. Ethan was a bit of a surprise and an even bigger miraclle. Ethan is ALL BOY! He is very active, into sports and running around. He is also sweet, introverted, affectionate, and laid back. These days he often has us laughing, he's starting to show a little bit of "clown" in him. He makes our hearts happy too. :)

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Emsley Jeannette... Our surprise baby girl was born on June 11th, 2013 and came into the world 4 weeks early. Her first 2 weeks of life were spent in the NICU, but due to God's hands and the prayers of many people, she grew quickly and came home to join our family! She is an easy, sweet baby and we are enjoying getting to know her personality.


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