Oct 25, 2016

I'm Back, Baby!

Hey, guess what?  We have a new baby BOY in our house!

 And we are pretty darn excited about Baby Tommy (as Deeds calls him) or Tommy Bromley (as DH formally refers to him).

 We took the kids to school 2 Fridays ago, then headed to the hospital for my third (and final) c-section.  I swore up and down that this baby was a girl, so I was just shocked to my core (AND DELIGHTED) to have another boy.
Especially one named after this guy. (as well as Morgan's uncle and grandfather- the Thomas's run strong in our families).

The big kids really just adore him- it took DH a little bit to get over the lack of sister thing- she's a little upset at how outnumbered we are.  I assured her whenever we get a puppy playmate for Buddy it will be a girl dog.  She feels better.
 They LOVE when his eyes are open- a frequent occurrence now that we're getting out of that first 2 week pet rock stage.  Also, we are getting into the reflux/colic cry constantly stage that DH excelled at- luckily I got to bypass it with Deeds.  Fortunately, this ain't my first time at the reflux rodeo, so he's already on meds.
 I love this picture- although I wish DH did not have a blue forehead thanks to chalk at school.

We are getting into our schedule and groove, which feels great.  Also?  I am feeling fabulous by the sheer fact of no longer being pregnant!  It was a rough one, but I am so thankful to have this precious, miraculous gift. Who is chunking up quite nicely- born 7 lb. 13 oz., dropped down to about 7 lb. 2 oz. in the hospital, and is already at 8+ pounds!  Way to go Tommy-boy!

I will be back with mini-pumpkin pie recipe (from Highlights magazine, LOL), some book reviews, and various other updates now that I have broken the seal on opening my computer, ha!

Oct 6, 2016

Down to the (BABY!!) Wire

Get ready for a lot of pictures!

 We had a great time celebrating Morgan's birthday- the kids and I made a yellow sheet cake with dark chocolate icing, courtesy of the always wonderful and oh-so reliable, Ina Garten.  Recipe here.

Then last weekend was a whirlwind- after taking the kids to the zoo, and Walmart during the previous week without going into labor, I decided to cram everything in I can before this baby gets here.
 We went to Greekfest Friday night.  The kids ADORED riding a "BIG ORANGE SCHOOL BUS!!" from the parking area to the Greek Orthodox church.  Deeds then had zero interest in dancing and playing- he just wanted to ride that bus again.

All these buddies had a great time on the dance floor.  I had a great time eating food.  Lots of it.
 Deeds was thrilled to run through the tunnel Saturday morning for big sister's final soccer game of the season.

Saturday afternoon a babysitter arrived, so we could go watch the UGA-UT game in relative peace.  I was, as always pretty neutral.  I look at that game as a win-win for me.  I look normal from the front, I swear- but check out that side view.  Whoa, mama!

Everyone around these parts was pretty excited by the last second Hail Mary pass for the Vols to win. I was relieved that this baby wouldn't come into the world with an extremely depressed father.

I tried to get one nice picture with me and the kids before church.  Not happening apparently.  My life is already chaos, and only getting nuttier.
So today was one last jazz class (here with one of my fave instructors), Walmart, planting my containers, putting sheets, bumpers, etc. on the crib, doing last minute loads of laundry, and making some chili for dinner.

Tomorrow morning we take the kiddos to school then head to the hospital!  That tickles me to no end.  I am still thinking girl, but cannot WAIT to find out.  What's your guess?


Sep 22, 2016

Oops! I did(n't blog) Again!

I haven't blogged in a really long time.  I'm still pregnant.  It's still really hot (although improving).  I have a big work project that is ending today, and I'm getting the nursery and master bedroom carpet cleaned.  So basically, after 4 o'clock today, I can have a baby.

Although, I really need to clean my closet first.

 We got in a little last minute splash pad fountain action last week.

Dell Harper had her greatest week ever- Star of the Week.  We made Rice Krispy treats to bring to the class.  Deeds got to leave his class to sit and have a treat with the big kids.  Joyous occasion for all.

 I love her (accurate) answers.  Gold and silver, indeed.

 I love this moment- watching cartoons with Deeds in what remains of my lap, with his faithful companion Buddy at his side.

Speaking of faithful companions, I had to say goodbye to my station wagon.  Goodbye to whipping around curves and excellent fuel economy.

Hello to room for three kids (and frankly, room for my belly)!

The kids are thrilled with it, and have taken to shouting out the car windows to people "Hey! DO you like our new car?  We got a new car!!".  It's incredibly embarrassing.

We took advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures yesterday morning, and headed to the nature center for a little hike and play.  I'm the big bad wolf, and these two little piggies are telling me to get out of their house here.

I will do a full update on room sharing and their new room at some point, but it's going really well.  After several talks about the importance of good rest, DH or Deeds are not creeping into each other's bed (I think).  It's pretty sweet though.  They are such good buddies.  It makes this hormonal heart very full.

Okay, that's it for now.  Since I have broken the seal, hopefully updates will be blogged on the reg.  I'm still throwing up (nine months of puking has been awesome, baby).  SO hopefully c-section recovery and newborn haze will be a relief from this pregnancy!  One can only hope.