Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Baby Owen Update

I went to the doctor yesterday and all is well with Baby Owen. They were going to schedule my induction but Dr. Smithson's call out sheet wasn't ready so on June 5th I will know what Owen's birthday will be. I am getting induced #1, to make sure Dr. Smithson delivers me and #2 to make sure I don't go 2 weeks over like I did with Price!! :)
I am feeling as good as I can, I suppose. I have several friends who LOVE being pregnant. Let me just assure you, I am not one of those people. I am usually sick until about the 20th week and then I am uncomfotable for the next 20 weeks. I try not to complain because the end result is well worth it but I do want Owen to read this one day and realize what all I went thru to get him in this world!! :)
We (I) have been house hunting for the past several weeks but we (I) can't find anything that I just love right now (in the price range that Josh wants to pay, anyway....) so we finally started painting the nursery yesterday. Hopefully it will be finished tonight and we can pick up our furniture sometime soon. We ended up getting another crib set from Baby Furniture Plus because I am just not ready to take Price out of his crib. He loves pulling his books off his shelf and his clothes out of his drawers and I just don't think I can handle a newborn and cleaning up Price's room every morning. (Not to mention what else he would probably get into!) Price and Owen's crib both turn into full size beds so hopefully it will last them for a while. I'll post pictures when we finally get the nursery ready.
We are definitly getting excited about Owen's arrival. It doesn't seem like it's only 8 weeks away. As excited as I am, I am nervous and a bit sad for Price. He has been our world since he was born and I hate that he is about to have to share me. I am hoping he will adjust okay. My friend Ashley is in the same situation and posted this poem on her website so I am going to post it as well. Reading it brought tears to my eyes!!

Loving Two
I walk along holding your (almost) 2-year-old hand, basking in the glow of our magical relationship.
Suddenly I feel a kick from within, as if to remind me that our time alone is limited. And I wonder: how could I ever love another child as I love you?
Then he is born, and I watch you.
I watch the pain you feel at having to share me as you’ve never shared me before.
I hear you telling me in your own way, “Please love only me”.
And I hear myself telling you in mine, “I can’t”, knowing, in fact, that I never can again.
You cry. I cry with you.
I almost see our new baby as an intruder on the precious relationship we once shared.
A relationship we can never quite have again.But then, barely noticing, I find myself attached to that new being, and feeling almost guilty.
I’m afraid to let you see me enjoying him—as though I am betraying you.
But then I notice your resentment change, first to curiosity, then to protectiveness, finally to genuine affection.
More days pass, and we are settling into a new routine.
The memory of days with just the two of us is fading fast.
But something else is replacing those wonderful times we shared, just we two.
There are new times – only now, we are three.
I watch the love between you grow, the way you look at each other, touch each other.
I watch how he adores you — as I have for so long. I see how excited you are by each of his new accomplishments.
And I begin to realize that I haven’t taken something from you, I’ve given something to you.
I notice that I am no longer afraid to share my love openly with both of you.
I find that my love for each of you is as different as you are, but equally strong. And my question is finally answered, to my amazement.
Yes, I can love another child as much as I love you—only differently.And although I realize that you may have to share my time, I now know you’ll never share my love.
There’s enough of that for both of you – you each have your own supply.I love you—-both.
And I thank you both for blessing my life.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Muffins for Mom's, Poultry Festival & Mother's Day!

Last Thursday Price's Preschool had Muffins for Mom's and everything was very nice. Unfortuantly I had forgotten about it so I forgot to tell my mom. (Let's just blame that one on the pregnancy!) Good news is Jenifer reminded me that morning of so we made it in time! :)
Friday we went down to Batesburg/Leesville and spent the weekend with my mom for the Poultry Festival. It's become our Mother's Day tradition since she lives right on the Main Street where everything takes place. We always spend that weekend with my mom and Price loves the Festival. Josh's family came down on Saturday and spent the day and Price and Taylor had a blast.
Sunday we had a great Mother's Day visiting everyone! I got a new cell phone for Mother's Day but the best present was one he made in Preschool. They helped Price make me a BEAUTIFUL apron with his picture and handprints on it! I just love it!! Hope everyone else had a great Mother's Day as well!! It's always a special time to be reminded how much I love being a MOM!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mini Vacay

Friday Josh took the day off and we headed down for a weekend at the beach to visit our friends, Dustin & Erin. On the way there we stopped in Florence to visit Angie & Frank and their new baby boy, Tyler.

Then on Saturday we went to my friend Melissa's wedding. Melissa and I were friends in high school. We haven't really been able to get together over the last couple of years so it was so nice to be invited to her wedding and share in her special day. The timing was perfect!

After the wedding (& a little nap, of course) we headed down to the beach for some fun with Price. He loved everything: the waves, the sand, the seagulls! He had so much fun. At first he ran from the waves but it didn't take long until he was running straight into the ocean with no fear, which of course scared me to death!! The water was too cold for me so Daddy played in the ocean with him. We had such a great time!

Staying with Dustin & Erin felt like we were staying in a very nice B&B! Their house is beautiful! Erin cooked for us and had fresh flowers in our room along with anything we could possibly need or want!! They were both wonderful hosts and we are so thankful to have such special friends! We hate that you guys live so far away but it was nice to get away for a weekend with you both! We love you!!