Saturday, November 29, 2008
Nice moves, Papaw! haha!
Yes, Ella is wearing her Halloween bucket on her head. :) She always goes and grabs it when she starts dancing these days.
Looking good, Mamaw! :)
Friday, November 28, 2008
I took so much joy in cooking our Thanksgiving feast. We all enjoyed it so much, we decided we should do this dinner more than once a year (probably not so great for our waistlines though!).
Ella was more concerned with the turkeys on the table. While we were eating, she kept saying, "Mommy, they keep looking at me!"
By the way, I loved my "wine", aka sparkling grape juice. Ella thought it was pretty special that she got to have some "big people drink", too. :)
Ella got a special Turkey Day treat- a new Mickey Memory game!! We've lost many of the Dora Memory cards, so she was pretty thrilled. Getting ready for a mean game... After several rounds of Memory (that Chris and I kept losing!), we got to work on our gingerbread train... It's looking great, guys! Showing off the finished product :) The finale to our day...enjoying the Christmas lights Daddy hung today... Chris was really hoping to put lights all along the roof line, but after a couple trips up there, he realized the pitch was a little too steep to be safe. Maybe we'll figure something out later. Anyways, I love it, Baby! And I'm so glad you made it off the roof without breaking a hip! :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Our family received some super exciting news yesterday- we're having a BOY!!! We are a little shocked, but absolutely ecstatic. For some reason, we thought for sure we were having another sweet, little girl- we hadn't even entertained the thought of a boy! However, we are thrilled(!!!) with the idea of raising a son. I am so excited! Most importantly though, we were glad to hear that our baby looks big (he's about 14 oz at this point) and healthy and everything is still going great.
Seriously, there is no doubt this is a boy! By the way, these Davidson's aren't at all afraid to let it all hang out! haha!!
Hey, Ella- how do you feel about having a baby brother?!
Looks like she's pretty happy about it! :)
Alright, little guy, just keep growing in there! We'll wait patiently out here, but we can't wait to meet you!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
She has also heard me say, "Be careful of Mommy's tummy- we don't want to hurt the baby" whenever we're rough housing and I take an elbow or kick to the midsection. So today we were playing with a bouncy ball and the ball bounced up and hit her in the stomach. She spun around and frowned at me and said, "Mommy, be careful of my tummy!! You're going to hurt the baby sister!!" haha!
By the way, we don't know that it's a baby sister- Ella switches every week between that or baby "budder". :)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
"One eye, one eye, nose, and mouth!" as she put it...
She also put together her first 24 piece puzzle- all by herself! Way to go, Ella!! You're growing so fast!
And I have to mention- Ella said one of the sweetest things tonight and just melted my heart. At prayer tonight at dinner, we asked Ella if she wanted to thank Jesus for anything, and she said, "Thank you for the baby in Mommy's tummy and that Mommy's tummy is getting bigger and bigger." So sweet!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
And running and jumping on...
And he's always waiting to greet us when we get home...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Ella was right next to me (I know this, because she was hiding behind my leg because the lady in line behind us was trying to talk to her) and I turned away for a second to hand the cashier my money. That's when I heard the lady gasp and say, "Oh, no!" I turn around and Ella is on the ground on her back with the cart pinned on top of her. Of course she let out a blood curdling scream and one of the other cashiers says, "I'll go get the manager! Do you think we need to call 911?" What? 911?! I scooped Ella up and, even though she was crying, she was already starting to calm a little bit. She wasn't bleeding and seemed more scared than anything. Before I knew it, the manager comes running and tells me an ambulance is on the way (!) and I need to just have a seat. After much discussion, I finally persuaded him to cancel the ambulance and reassured him I'd call the doctor if I needed to. I was thinking 'seriously, I'm not an idiot here' and Ella was not even crying by this point. She was looking at all these people like 'hey, what's the big deal?' Anyways, we had to fill out an accident report and state that I didn't blame Kohl's for my parental negligence (that's not what it said, but that's how I felt). I have never been so glad to get out of a place as I was at that moment!
Once we got in the truck, Ella seemed fine and was asking for a strawberry milkshake "to make my boo-boo feel better". Then, as all mothers do (I think), I started second guessing myself, wondering if maybe she had really gotten hurt and I was ignoring it. Then the ICU nurse in me starts thinking of all the things that could go wrong with closed head injuries and I worked myself into kind of a panic. I tried to call Chris to ask if he thought I should take her to the urgent care center (even though we were just there last week when she dislocated her elbow!), but he didn't answer. So, I ended up driving home to take the watch and wait approach. So far, she seems okay and spent the whole afternoon jumping around here. Of course when she started getting tired at naptime, part of me started questioning whether I should let her go to sleep and ended up keeping her awake an extra hour. Eventually, I figured I would let her sleep just a little bit and then wake her up and make sure she's okay. Do the rest of you moms do this to yourselves, too?!! I'm feel like I'm making myself crazy here. Anyways, that's the story of our day. Needless to say, I don't plan to revisit that particular Kohl's anytime soon.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Somewhere around 18 weeks... (yes, my mouth is full of food- eating is what we pregnant girls do best! That's okay- Jared said it pretty well yesterday when he said, "I can't wait to see you on Thanksgiving- I figure you'll be huge by then!" haha!)
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
She thought Daddy's glasses might look good with her costume...