Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finally Getting Excited...

I don't know what it was but I just wasn't getting excited about the new baby's room. Joe and I talked about themes and we never could come up with one that we both said, "That's it!" Yesterday while watching some TV I saw a cute nursery done in a sports theme and it just hit me. We should do a baseball room. Joe's favorite sport is baseball and with a few easy touches the room will be so cute. So immediately I got on Google and started searching away. I called Joe to see what he thought and of course he was super excited...no convincing needed. Check out a few of my great finds that could work in the baby's room. I've got tons of ideas floating around my head and I am super excited to get working!

*Baseball Rug


*Baseball Wall Clock


*Fan Pulls

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Garden Helpers...

Chloe and Abby really took an interest in my watering bucket. I think next summer I am going to have two great garden helpers.

*Chloe


*Abby

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pool Time!

With the weather being so nice, it makes me want to get outside and do anything. We got the girls a small pool last year and they are really loving it this year! They love to splash, throw toys in and out and get in and out of the pool. Here are a few pictures from Sunday afternoon.

*Abby and Chloe in their pool.


*Abby chewing on a tub toy.


*Chloe playing with her duck.


*Abby posing by the pool showing off her cute swimsuit.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Princesses...


Abby and Chloe love their tiaras. They often bring them to me so I can put them on them. I got their picture on Wednesday morning while they were happily playing as Princess Abigail and Princess Chloe.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Poor Joe :(

Joe has been under the weather for the past few days. He came home from work on Monday with very itchy skin and developed a swollen upper lip as the evening went on. Come Tuesday morning his hands, feet and upper lip were all swollen and he had red itchy blotches all over his body. He went to the doctor immediately that morning to have them determine it was an allergic reaction to something he ate. They started him on a steroid for five days to help with the reaction. The only thing new he ate on Monday was some boxed raspberry cookies so he is unsure what caused this reaction. He ended up staying home from work on Tuesday because he developed hives the size of quarters and his feet were quite swollen and swore. The girls and I enjoyed having him home but we tried to leave him alone to rest most of the day. Today he was feeling better but still not great and went to work. His feet were better, hands still a bit sore and the hives were coming and going but still very itchy. His bottom lip swelled a bit but nothing extreme. Hopefully the reaction is almost over. I know he is uncomfortable and ready for it to be over.

Monday, April 19, 2010

20 months

Here are four new pictures of the girls before church on Sunday!


*Chloe reading and Abby chasing the kitty.



*Look at all of Abby's hair!



*Chloe smiling.



*Trying to get a smile out of them both:)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

28 weeks!




Two new pictures taken after church today. I am officially starting my third trimester this week!

Some fun facts I just read about week 28 are as follows: baby is opening and closing eyes now, weighs approximately 2 1/2 lbs., can turn head from side to side and the baby could have a full head of hair by now.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Update...

Just wanted to let everyone I never heard from my OBGYN this week regarding my glucose tolerance test. In this case no news is great news! They said they would only call if I failed again! It's a real good thing too because I finally broke down and bought the buy one get one free donuts that Publix had. I think Joe got maybe 6 out of both containers. Donuts are a bad bad thing in my house when I am pregnant.

Next week I will be 28 weeks! Hello third trimester nice to meet you again! As I am starting to finally work on my scrapbook of the girls first year, I have also looked back on my first pregnancy. Last time at 28 weeks I was put on bed rest which I remained on until I had the girls at 34 weeks. So happy this pregnancy has gone so smoothly thus far and that I am not high risk. I do however miss the 3 times a week ultrasounds. We've only had two so far and my next and probably last is still 4 weeks away. I have so many things to be thankful for and I know the next 12 weeks will be gone before I know it.

Friday, April 16, 2010

New Videos...

Check out the girls having fun on their rocking horses!
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Monday, April 12, 2010

1st Trip to the ER

On Saturday night Joe took Abby on her first trip to the Emergency Room. After a fun day at our friend's house for their daughter's 1st birthday party, Abby took a nasty tumble and hit the corner of her eye on the coffee table. The cut seemed small and her eye appeared to be just fine, but after about an hour we decided she needed to be seen by a doctor. The cut was seeping and we weren't sure if she needed a stitch or two so we figured better safe than sorry. I stayed home with Chloe who by this time was fast asleep in her crib while Joe took Abby to the ER. About two hours later and one worried pacing Mommy, Abby was back home and asleep in her crib. She ended up not needing any stitches but she did need dermabond to hold the cut closed. The doctor said it was a good thing we brought her in and everything with her eye checked out to by fine. Sunday Abby woke up in good spirits with a very mild black eye. She was exhausted from her evening the night before and took a three hour afternoon nap. Mommy and Daddy took an afternoon nap as well.

Today she is still doing great. She only fusses if something touches close to her eye and has just a bit more bruising today than in the pictures. Both girls were a bit cranky come late morning but they are working on some new molars. Chloe officially has 10 teeth and Abby has 7.

*Abby smiling even after her rough night.


*Abby showing off her bruised eye, cut and her top teeth.


*Abby with a big smile showing us she is doing great!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Birthday To You!


Happy 29th Birthday, Joe!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Glucose Test Done...


This morning I got up way too early to get down to the lab for my glucose tolerance test. I left the house at 6:30am, which is early for me. One nasty beverage and four sticks later I am happily back home having a relaxing afternoon, while the girls are napping. My arms don't look too bad, they used the small butterfly needles for three out of the four sticks. Now I just wait to hear back from the doctors office next week. They said they would call me only if I have gestational diabetes. So I will enjoy my weekend eating sweets and carbs just in case next week brings bad news. After all tomorrow is Joe's birthday so I should help him enjoy his lemon cake I will be baking for him.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I Failed...Again...


This morning I had my 26 week OB check-up which included the 1 hour glucose tolerance test. Yup...I failed it just like last pregnancy. I will be going later this week to the lab to do the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. Last pregnancy I passed at this stage so I am hopeful my results will be the same. I of course will do whatever is needed to have a healthy pregnancy with the end result of a healthy baby, but I do really love eating sweet treats. The rest of my appointment went well. I am measuring in right at 26 weeks and the baby's heart beat sounded great at 150 beats/minute. I gained 1 lb. from last month so my total weight gain this pregnancy is 1 lb. My doctor seemed pleased with this and said she is not concerned about the weight as long as the baby is growing. And boy is he active! I've been moved to appointments every two weeks and will have my last ultrasound at 32 weeks.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More Chloe Walking...

Chloe starting walking more than just two steps by herself last week. Tonight she was a walking fool. She walked for about 10 minutes before dinner. She hardly wanted to take a break to even have dinner. Then when dinner was finished she resumed walking until bedtime. We knew she was ready a long time ago. I think she has the confidence now to keep it up!
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Monday, April 5, 2010

Happy Monday...

Just wanted to share a few pictures I took yesterday.

Grandma & Grandpa K with Abby and Chloe after church.


Abby opening her eggs to find a surprise inside.


Chloe picking up eggs.


Abby searching for eggs.


Chloe and Abby getting ready to play with their new toys.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!



Happy Easter from The Nichols family!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Chloe's Walking!

Chloe has been taking a few steps here and there for the past several weeks but today she really got up and did it herself. Please excuse my voice in the video. I've been sick for nearly a week now and have almost lost my voice completely.
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