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25 Weeks

How Far Along:  25 Weeks Size of baby:   Ellie is the size of Cauliflower.  Total Weight Gain/Loss:  I'm still about 3lbs under pre-pregnancy weight, which is surprising after I ate  everything  but the kitchen table on  Thanksgiving ! Maternity Clothes: I still hate maternity pants, so I'm trying to stick with leggings and/or dresses.   This leaves me about four outfits.  The good news it that I'm relearning the art of accessorizing.   Gender:  It's a girl...Elizabeth Victoria Watson!!! Movement:  Ellie is still very consistent with her activity times.  She's also getting much stronger, which is such a relief since I can't seem to gain weight.  At least I know she's growing! Sleep:  I really don't know how well I sleep thanks to Eli.  One thing is for sure, I will NOT complain.  Even if I wake up 60 times a night, it still beats the first two and a half years of Eli's life.  Ha!  Poor guy! What I miss:  Diet Cokes.  Swea

Hey, Ya'll!

I feel like I have been the worst blogger in the world as of late, and I hate it.  Not that you're sitting on the edge of you chair waiting for a new post or anything, but I really love documenting our life.  Anyway, I wanted to let you know that we're still alive, and doing quite well actually! As always with these posts, I have lot to tell you about.  I'm compiling a list here because chances are that if I write it down on a post it, I'll lose it.   1. Contentment 2. Family Pictures 3. Thanksgiving Weekend 4. Holiday Bucket List 5. 25 Weeks Pregnant 6. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 7. Sugar Test 8. The Happy Elf 9. The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer 10. Cave Sing That should take us through next Monday!  Now, hold me accountable!  Until I can get start tackling this list, this sweet picture will have to hold you over.

A New Addition

As I mentioned yesterday, we had to leave Lexington a little early so that we could pick up the guy.  I would like to introduce you to Beau Belt Watson.   We were blessed to welcome him into the family via Eric's cousin who wanted him to have more room to run.  Our yard may have been to small for a Great White Pyrenees, but it's perfect for a Brittany Spaniel! So far, so good with this newest member of our family.  He even likes me, which is saying something since most animals don't share the same sentiments!

Holiday Bucket List

Ya'll know that I LOVE making a bucket list for each season, and since Christmas is it's own season around the Watson home it gets it's own list.  Here are some things we would like to do: Fun Activities: 1. Decorate House 2. Bowling Green Christmas Parade 3. Christmas In Kentucky 4. Cave Sing 5. Polar Express 6. Breakfast With The Grinch 7. Look At Christmas Lights 8. Opryland Hotel  9. Work Christmas Parties 10. Christmas Home Tour 11. Christmas Cookies 12. Gingerbread House Movies To Watch: 1. Home Alone 2. Home Alone 2 3. Elf 4. The Happy Elf 5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas 6. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Cartoon) 7. The Holiday 8. Four Christmases  9. Family Stone 10. Christmas Vacation Items of Business 1. Design Christmas Cards 2. Mail Christmas Cards 3. Finish Photo Books 4. Finish Christmas Shopping 5. Make Christmas Menu 6. Host Christmas Day

Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart

We had such a wonderful weekend home celebrating Thanksgiving with my family.  It was actually the first time I've had it off in three years, and it was the first trip home for Thanksgiving since the year were married.   Eric took off on Wednesday to work around the house, so we were able to leave fairly quickly after fighting traffic to get dinner and gas and to pick  up a prescription.   Thanksgiving morning started with the Macy's Day parade followed by lunch with my dad's family.  I really didn't get too many pictures since I was chasing this sweet guy.   We went for a second dinner at my aunt's house for my mom's family.  By this point we had scoured the adds and knew exactly what we wanted to get for our annual Black Friday shopping.  It's at this point that Eric and I made a flying trip to the Dollar Store to get some Hot one get TWO free.  We stayed a little longer at my aunts house before heading back to ch

Happy Thanksgiving

From our family to yours, may you be blessed on this day of Thanksgiving!  " Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." -Psalm 42:4

24 Weeks

How Far Along:  24 Weeks Size of baby:  Ellie is the size of a  cantaloupe .  Total Weight Gain/Loss:  I'm still about 4lbs under pre-pregnancy weight, but that could change with everything I plan on eating tomorrow at Thanksgiving.  Maternity Clothes:  I'm wearing a lot of dresses because they are much more comfortable.  I have a few pair of leggings that still fit to keep me warm.  Maternity pants just aren't working for me this go around. Gender:  It's a girl...Elizabeth Victoria Watson!!! Movement: Ellie is still very consistent with her activity times.  Eric and Eli can't feel her yet, but it won't be too long.  She is getting to strong! Sleep:  I sleep pretty well - that is, when Eli lets me. What I miss:  Diet Cokes, although I'm starting to get used to sweet tea. Cravings:  None really.   Mandarin   Oranges  are pretty good and I eat way too many gummy snacks. Symptoms :  I am finally starting to have much more energy!

Family Pictures

I always get a little sentimental this time of year and start going through old pictures, and usually you get to witness this trip down memory lane with a look at Thanksgivings past.  Now, before you breath a giant sigh of relief, I'm not letting you off the hook completely. Instead I'm showing you a few of our family portraits from years past.  The reason is two fold.   One - I want to reminisce.   Two - my cousin is doing our pictures this weekend and I want to make sure we do something fresh!! My goodness how we've changes.  I look older, Eli looks bigger and Eric, well, Eric never seems to change. By the way, this was taken in March 2010. This was taken only a few months later in August 2010, but I think the sunlight did wonders for me!  Ha! It's still one of my favorites! Finally, we come to September 2011, and I just can't believe what a difference a year makes.  Eli looks so much more grown up! As I mentioned, this weekend my co

Weekend Wrap Up

We had a super low-key weekend around the Watson home.  It was the last before the holiday season starts.  I know the rest of my pregnancy is going to go by so fast because we'll be so busy with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  Then, we'll actually start getting ready for Ellie in January and seeing as I haven't even cleaned out the playroom or picked out bedding yet, I think I'll be insanely preoccupied!  So for now, I'm trying to soak up every minute of our time as a family of three.  Friday night we were going to have a Gobble Wobble party.  We made Turkey Pizza and Turkey Cookies.  The plan was to watch Open Season, but we ended just hanging out instead.  Saturday started with some late morning snoozin' and a big country breakfast.  Eli loves biscuits and gravy, so he was enjoying the quiet morning.   Eli stayed in our PJs while Eric worked outside.  Even though it was a pretty low-key day, I was very productive.  I did abou

23 Weeks

How Far Along: 23 Weeks Size of baby: Ellie is the size for a grapefruit.  Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm still about 4lbs under pre-pregnancy weight.  Maternity Clothes: I'm wearing a lot of dresses because they are much more comfortable.  Granted, I freeze outside, but it's a small price to pay for fashion's sake.   Gender: It's a girl...Elizabeth Victoria Watson!!! Movement: Ellie is super active now.  I think she's most awake around 7:00 am, 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  I'm thinking she may already have herself a little schedule going.  Let's keep our fingers crossed.  Sleep: I'm so tired - that I sleep pretty good! What I miss: Diet Cokes, although I'm starting to get used to sweet tea.  Cravings: None really.   Mandarin   Oranges  are pretty good. Symptoms : I have been super exhausted all week long.  We've also had a lot going on, so I'm hoping I get some energy back in the near future!

Adios, Amigo

Today we will say goodbye to our family member and beloved Louie.  He joined the Watson clan Easter of 2011 and has had an interesting place in our hearts.  I say interesting because our time together has been just that...full of ups, downs, frustration, and a lot of laughter.  Louie was and is the most precious and lovable dog you could ever hope for.  He loves riding in the car just like he's a passenger, and we love all the strange looks from other drivers on the road.   Louie is a gentle giant and always eager to let Eli be a rough little boy.  I never have to worry about Louie getting mad or snapping.  Louie can bulldoze a grown man down, but is never anything but gentle with children.  He's also a big baby.  He loves to sleep and cuddle, and he thinks he's a lap dog....just ask Eric.   You're probably wondering, "So, what's the problem?"  Well, the problem is... Louie's adventurous spirit.  Like most Great White Py

Checking In

Good Monday morning, all!!  It has been entirely too long.  We've been quite busy in the Watson home and even more so at work which accounts for my lack up updates. I have the following posts ready to share with you soon: 1. Trick Or Treating 2. Eli's Dentist Visit 3. A Birthday Shout Out 4. Weekend Recap 5. We Voted & Happy Birthday 6. Pregnancy Update: 22 Weeks 7. A Little Bit Of Life 8. Sweet 16 9. Family Weekend I read this quote the other day and had to laugh, "Any idiot can face a crisis, it's the day to day life that wears you out."  Amen and AMEN!! Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

22 Weeks

How Far Along: 22 Weeks Size of baby: Ellie is the size for a papaya.  Total Weight Gain/Loss: I'm still about 4lbs under pre-pregnancy weight.  Maternity Clothes: Same Ole, Same Ole.  Cardigans are the best at giving some variety.   Gender: It's a girl...Elizabeth Victoria Watson!!! Movement: I've been feeling the baby a lot more lately! Sleep: I'm so tired - that I sleep pretty good! What I miss: Diet Cokes, although I'm starting to get used to sweet tea.  Cravings: None really.   Mandarin   Oranges  are pretty good. Symptoms : I have been super exhausted all week long.  We've also had a lot going on, so I'm hoping I get some energy back in the near future!

I Voted

Today after work I picked up Eli, and together we practiced out civic  We talked about it on the way to the precinct, and when we got there he announced, "I'm here to vote for the president of the United States of America."  Haha!  He's never said it since, but I still think it's pretty darn cute.   Also, I need to explain the wet crotch area.  We did not have an accident.  Rather, Eli spilled a bottle of water on the way.  Oh, joy!

Low Key Weekend

Do ya'll ever feel like the weekend never happened?  Sometimes I do!  We usually have something going on which is great, but sometimes it's nice to just relax and hang out at home.  That's pretty much what we did.   Friday night we just ate dinner and hung out around the house playing cars and watching movies.  Eli fell asleep around 10:00, so Eric and I watched some TV before heading off to bed ourselves.   Yesterday we pretty much stayed home all day with the exception of a trip to Sam's.  I've been craving their chicken salad, and I finally got some!   We went to church this morning, and then came back home for lunch.  We decided to give Eli a little pre-Christmas treat and we put up the tree in  his room.  Sadly, it wasn't all "hot chocolate and Christmas carols."  Ha!  Eli was a little devilish until he got a chance to trim the tree.  It turned out super cute, but you'll have to wait until the home tour to see it.  Ha!

Pearly White

Today was Eli's second ever dental visit, and I couldn't have been more proud.  When we went six months ago, he was so scared that he would only let them count his teeth.  This time he jumped right up in the chair without a second thought.   They of course checked those "pearly whites" which where healthy, by the way.  He even let them clean and floss!  Impressive if I do say so myself.  Our only problem was he didn't understand "Mr. Slurpy."  This resulted in him constantly swallowing the spit...yuck!  Oh yeah, it also meant no fluoride rinse.   We also discovered that he is has an extremely small surprises there!  Ha!  Now we have to downsize to an infant toothbrush.  He's not a huge fan, but I must say that it's better than worrying about jabbing his gum. After Eli's exam, Eric and I had to see the dentist too.  The original plan was for him to go between us so that  there would always be an adult to super

Halloween 2012

Ahoy!!  We had a wonderful Halloween.  I picked our little pirate up from daycare, and we headed to Daddy's work to trick or treat.  Then it was off to get more candy and to ride in the fabulous ship Eric made…how awesome is?!? We finished up the night with dinner at Cheddar's before heading home to crash…good time, ya'll!