Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas

Well I have a few free minutes and I thought I would make a quick blog update! Since I posted we have had some big changes around our house! We've added a new kiddo to the bunch! Henry Boyd Carroll arrived March 17th, 2010 (St. Patrick's Day) which feeld like forever since then! (I know I haven't posted in a really long time) Boyd is almost 9 months now and Baxter is 2.5 years old. Both boys are into everything and have a really great time playing together. Baxter is a fantastic older brother and loves helping "Boyyyyddddyyyy" out with whatever he needs/wants. He refuses to call him Boyd but instead "Boyyyyyddddyyyy" in this really high pitched singing voice, which is very cute! Baxter says all sorts of funny stuff and I wish I walked aorund with a tape recorder to capture all the cute little things. He calls restaurants "restrunks" and Wal-Mart is "Lawmart" and he likes to wear his "Light Buzzyear underwears" now that he's a big boy. Boyd is starting to be more vocal and babbles all the time which makes for a happy and loud household! We have been busy this past year with a trip to Mexico for our 30th birthday, a trip to Yuma, AZ in September to visit the Alexanders and we even threw a hospital stay in there for Boyd when he got RSV bronchiolitis! We went home to Alabama for Thanksgiving and had so much fun with both sides of our family. Some pictures are posted below of our past year! (if i can get them to work) We can't wait to see The Alexander family over the Christmas holiday and I know all the kids are going to have a blast hanging out with each other. Thanks for checking on our blog and hopefully it won't take so long to update next time!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Time for an Update!

You would think since I'm on bedrest that I would have gotten around to updating the blog before now but you would be so surprised what you can waste your time doing! So where to start...I'm now 34 weeks pregnant with baby #2 and at 32 weeks I started having problems with elevated blood pressure and contractions. I was hospitalized for 2 days and my mom came to Shreveport to help which was amazing. The doctor let me go home on medication for the contractions but to try and keep this little baby boy inside a bit longer he put me on "modified" bedrest until I'm 35 weeks. I'm sure most of my friends reading this know me well enough to know that bedrest is not a good thing for me and in fact in some ways stresses me out more than being at work and doing my normal thing. Warren was able to come home from his deployment early (the day after I was released from the hospital) which is such a blessing! It was a trying 5 months while he was gone and Baxter and I are thrilled to have him home with us!!! My twin sister knows how bad I would be at bedrest so she drove all the way from Yuma, Arizona with her husband, 2 yo little girl, 1 yo little boy and black lab to enforce my "rest"!!! They are a family of saints, I tell ya. Praise and thanks to all of my friends and family who have taken care of me these past few weeks. I couldn't have done it without your prayers, support and insistence that I STAY SEATED! I'm now seeing my doctor twice a week and the plan is try to go back to work next week when I'm 35 weeks. My partners at the practice are ready for me to come back to work and help out (winter is a busy time at the pediatricians office) although they have all stated they don't want to deliver my baby at the office! Since Warren was able to come home a little early and he has some time off work he has decided he's had enough of just sitting there staring at me like I'm a time bomb...so he is trying to finish the kitchen renovation we started last summer. I am so thankful that God has taken care of me and our new little one during this time. It truly is a blessing to see His love for us, to read His words of encouragement and feel His arms of protection around us. It's been good for me to slow down and take time to realize what's important and what God has to offer to me every day that I have so briskly overlooked in the past. God is so good and faithful to me and I can't praise Him enough for that. Thank you to my friends and family who have been God's hands and feet during this time serving us and loving us so dearly. Thank you. I tried to post pictures but it keeps giving me an error message- I'll see if I can figure it out and post some later.