Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Finally-a huge, long update


Well, Nora's birthday party was excellent and she loves being one. She ate 1/2 of her cake and then cried hysterically when we took it away from her. You can look at all of her pictures from her party here. We had a fantastic weekend and had a lot of family here. I cannot believe she is one! Since becoming the big one, she has not slowed down. Although she is not walking, she is pulling up on EVERYTHING and cruising around everything. She has had a few battle wounds from falls, but seems to bounce back quite nicely. I think she is teething again, so I am looking for new teeth (she already has 4-2 on top and 2 on bottom. Where do the next ones typically grow? Top or bottom?).
She also is attached to me. If I go into the kitchen, she thinks she must be in the kitchen right beside me. If I am in the guest room, she wants to be hanging on to my leg, and so on. She used to sit by herself and play with her toys, but that is not the case right now. I am hoping that she will go back to that independent little girl soon. It is very difficult to cook dinner when someone is holding on to your leg.
We have ordered her new car seat. However, she is still just a mere 17 pounds. We are turning her around though (don't turn us into the authorities!) because she practically turns herself around in her current carseat. I looked at Consumer Reports and found out which carseat was the most safe and that is the one we got (Evenflo Triumph 5). Anyone have one of those? The Britax Roundabout also scored high, but the Evenflo scored highest in overall safety in crashes.
This post is delayed for many reasons but one of the main reasons is that we recently found out that we are going to be adding another baby to our family! Yep, I'm expecting. And if you are shocked, you should have seen the looks on our faces when we found out. This was HIGHLY unexpected! But, we are very excited! We finally told our families on Sunday. I wanted to wait until I was past the first trimester but I am already starting to show (I am 9.5 weeks along) and figured it was time to share the news. We know how fragile the 1st trimester always is and are praying for a healthy pregnancy, but we know that whatever happens, God is in control.
So, there you have it...our update. Oh, the baby is scheduled to make his/her appearance into this world around the beginning of October (if you are quickly doing the math in your head, Nora will be 19 months old). We welcome your prayers for our little family. Thank you!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is SO Exciting!!!I am so happy for you.Nora's party looked like alot of fun and I love the pink and black theme.
Love you,
Julie

Anonymous said...

Hey Dallas, I am not sure if you will remember me, we were at Harding together. I am glad to see you are doing so well and seem so happy.

First of all your daughter is adorable. Secondly, congrats and you will be fine with a second one coming this soon. We have two girls 21 months apart, it was hard at times but it continues to be very fun. (Lexi will be 4 in June and Gracie will be 2 next week.) You will be amazed at what a big girl Nora will turn into when the new baby gets here. It will be great. Congrats again.
Angie (Lingua) Earnhart

AmyB said...

Congratulations! I was reliving our life a few years ago while reading your blog! Julianne and Maryella are 18 months apart and it was a challenge at first...but I love the friends that they are becoming! I look at them and often wish I had a sister that was close to my age like them...I tell them all the time that they are each other's forever friend. Hang in there! I will be praying for you and the precious one growing inside you.

Anonymous said...

What?!? I was totally not expecting to read that you were pregnant! That's exciting news. Congrats and we'll be praying for a healthy pregnancy.
Tesney

Sara said...

Congrats, Dallas! (and Matthew and Nora). That is fabulous news.

The independent player left when Laura turned one and it is only slowing reappearing!

Love the Evenflo Triumph Car seat...it is great.

Brad, Amy & Sadie said...

WOW! Congratulations! What a surprise!!! Okay, for me to picture this... I would have a newborn RIGHT NOW (since Sadie will be 20 months on the 13th). More power to you, Dallas! They will be the best of friends.

Nora is so hilariously precious in that hat, by the way.

Amy

Brad, Amy & Sadie said...

Congrats! Y'all don't waste any time to getting down to business.

Brad

Jenn said...

Congrats to the whole family!! Nora will be a great big sister and will love having a playmate (in a few years...) Just wait until you have you new little one in your arms and Nora comes to see you in the hospital for the first time....she will no longer be little anymore and will be your "big girl!"....What great news for everyone!
We have the Britax Roundabout...we bought it when Grace was 6 months old (I have little babies that get very big, very fast!) and now Parker is in that same chair 5 years later! The time goes fast,and the carseat has been great with all 3 kids!

Heather said...

Congratulations! How exciting!!

Anonymous said...

I was so excited when Marty told me the big news and have been watching your blog this week to see when you posted it so that I could say Congratulations!!!! Having two little ones under 2 is crazy but so much fun!! Kendra

Julie said...

Congrats again on the pregnancy. I can't wait for Bailey to have another cousin. Nora will be a great big sister and I know they will be wonderful friends. We will be praying for your pregnancy. Can you believe this Christmas there will be 5 babies running around? ...and hopfully Jill will be expecting by then:)

Nora makes an adorable 1 year old! Bailey is clingy the exact same way as Nora. You get used to looking behind you before you step:)

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little Nora! She is too cute! And Congratulations on the new baby!

Desiree said...

Congratulations!!! Hope you are feeling well. The party looks so cute!! A Happy Belated to Nora!

Ashley said...

Congratulations. Maybe one day we can get all of them together!! I hope you have a great pregnancy.

Kim said...

Dallas. How are you? Do you remember me- Kim (Poe) Reaves from Harding/Tahkodah? Julie keeps me updated on you and I recently started reading blogs(all the time...). It is fun to see what is going on in your life. Your little girl is so cute! Congrats on the pregnancy. Aren't little surprises such fun? Tell Matthew hi!
Kim

Kristen said...

WOW!! I have missed a lot in just a few days away. Congratulations on the new addition to your family! Keep us posted on everything...

Sandi said...

Yeaaa! How fun!! And suprising! :) You will love having two!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

OH MY GOODNESSSSS!!! well look at you fertile myrtle!!! just kidding. I am so thrilled for yall! you all will definitely be in my prayers! I feel like everyone around me is preggers and im starting to feel a slight twinge of maybe?? or maybe not....I go back and forth. I am so thrilled for yall!!! Jamin and his older Brother Michael are 18 mos apart and they are very close. That is so exciting.

how awesome! LOVE THAT HAT! I didnt know evenflo scored higher than Britax. booo. I have a britax. maybe it was the coolest at the time? who knows. I cant keep up with all these products!!!

Jean said...

Congrats on your news! Hope everything goes smoothly. I'll have to check back to see if it will be pink or blue this time!

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