Sunday, May 30, 2010


We went home around 4:30pm today! Dad drove very carefully.

Promise more pictures

There will be many more pictures to post from this super proud momma!
I'm not going to appologize because I'm not sorry:) Right now these
iPhone photos are the only way to share this little lady with you blog
friends! Hopefully we will be able to blow this joint tomorrow and be
at our own house.
The proud daddy in the picture is wrapped around this little girls
finger!! I'm a little jealous at how easily she stole his heart :).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Introducing Chloe Diane

Here is a sneak peak at our bundle of joy. She was born Friday, May 28
at 11:22 p.m. She weighed 7lbs. 3oz. and we are still waiting to get
her length. We are great. Just pretty tired after nearly 17 hours of
Mark is so great with her! He was a wonderful coach and is making a
great father. More to come soon...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

This is a test. I am trying to set my blog up so that I can blog with my iPhone. That way you can get 'realtime' updates on what we are doing here in Granthamania!

Friday, May 21, 2010

May Flowers

Dear Chloe,

Even the Crape Myrtle outside of your bedroom window is ready for you to be here! It bloomed this week (just for you). See for yourself.


I took this photo with my iPhone. Thus, the blurred image. The camera is packed for the hospital.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Top Five and a New Bathroom

I'm seriously trying to kill time here, folks. I already started my maternity leave. I can't and won't go into details but I NEEDED to take some time off of work before Chloe gets here.

I have been cleaning EVERYTHING. I need a tool belt with a place for my multisurface cleaner, paper towels, Pledge and rags because everytime I see something that looks a little dirty, I spray and wipe. I keep looking at the grout in the kitchen and I can tell you that I'm about get on my hands and knees with a toothbrush to clean it.

I'm taking a bit of a break from my obsessive cleaning to write a top five list. I have top five list of things I want to do with Chloe when she gets here but today I don't feel like being pregnant anymore so I'm going to write the top five things I want to do when I have my body back (selfish. I know.)!

For the record, being pregnant has been fairly easy. Sometimes I even forget that I'm pregnant thanks to the amazing genes (thanks Mom and Dad!) that kept my tummy relatively small.

5. Sleep on my stomach. I was pretty lucky and I was able to sleep on my stomach until a little after 20 weeks of being pregnant but now it's impossible. I'm quite convinced that the solution to all my pregnancy discomforts lies in my ability to sleep on my stomach. (i.e. my back wouldn't hurt so bad, my heartburn wouldn't act up so much, I would still be able to wear my wedding ring...if I could just sleep on my stomach) It's ridiculous. I know.

4. Do Yard Work. My garden is in terrible shape and our yard is quickly developing a thin/bald spot from the grass being too shaded by the oak trees in our yard. We need to trim the trees and don't think the thought hasn't crossed my mind to go out there and do it myself RIGHT NOW. Aside from not wanting to injure little miss with my shenanigans, the only reason I haven't trimmed the trees is my poor husband. I mowed the lawn one day while he was at work and he was terribly afraid the the neighbors would think he was a giant @ss for allowing his pregnant wife to mow the lawn 30+ weeks pregnant.

3. Have a Beer. It's that time of year. Some days just call for a nice cold beverage on the back porch with my husband and dogs.

2. Move without having to create a plan of action first. Right now I have to think about how to get off of the couch, out of the car or get dressed way too much. Before I even start to move, I ask myself 'how will this end?' If the answer is at in a heap at the bottom of the stairs or on the floor tangled in my pants, I rethink. I just want to move.

1. Go Running! I ran a little during the first trimester until morning sickness got the better of me. Sometimes when we go on our evening walks I wonder if I could run for just a block. I'm pretty sure that it would be quite uncomfortable for me and Chloe. I even had a dream last night that I was running in a race with my old CC buddies. I'm sure it will be at least six weeks before the doctor okays me to run and I can't wait!

On a final note, here is the updated bathroom. I love the color! Mark picked it and I painted it. It's so much fun working with him on these things.



Monday, May 3, 2010

May, you are finally here!

If things go as predicted, Mark and I will be parents this month. According to my ticker, we have just 21 days. Of course, the reality is that we may end up with a June baby instead. Your guess is as good as mine.

I do know how fast the time left will go and I also know how slow it will seem. I feel ready for her arrival; however, I have so many things I need to get finished before she gets here.

I have never been a patient person and these last few weeks may really push it.