Saturday, August 8, 2009

Back from vacay...

Well, we're back from vacation. We normally vacation in Florida...we love Destin and we LOVE the beach!! BUT we decided that we should take a year off from Florida. Since we have a baby on the way, IVFs to pay off, a nursery to furnish/decorate, and did I mention we have a baby on the way? We do look forward to taking litte miss A to the beach, next year though! There's no way we could skip the beach two years in a row. :)

This year, we spent a week on the lake. I was able to do what I and shop. And Alex was able to do what he 24 hrs a day. Seriously, he and my nephew would get up at 5am every morning to go fishing. CRAZY! I was snoozing until almost 10am every day. Lovely. :) I didn't have a lot of pics on my camera. Most of them are on my S-I-L's camera, so I might be posting more later, but for are a few from the week. I also included my belly shots from the past two weeks.

24 weeks

25 weeks...I'm lookin' a hot-mess in these pics. We took this as soon as we got back from the lake. LOL

My friend, Nat sent me this cute t-shirt, so I decided to take my 25 week belly shot in it. I LOVE IT! Thank you, you!

We started the week off by eating at Jose's. I had a yummy cheese enchilada and ate way too much cheese dip. Here's Dad, Mom & lil' J...he loved the salsa! :)

Jackson giving his Daddy some love

Pryce caught the first fish!!

Alex and I walked downtown Hot Springs one day and found The Fudge Shoppe. They make all of their own candies...I was in heaven! :)

The best chocolate malt ever!

And fresh squeezed lemonade!

We ended our vacation, this morning, by eating breakfast at one of my faves...The English Muffin

This was my breakfast...ginormous biscuits and gravy...DE-LISH!

Me and my sweetie

Gerry & Joy

We had a little scare the last night of vacation. It was about 10pm...I went to the bathroom and had some bleeding. Needless to say, I was scared to death. I couldn't stop crying. Alex called my doctor and they wanted us to drive back to our hospital for one of our doctors to check me and little miss A. Alex stays so calm in situations like that. He just prayed in my ear and told me that everything was going to be fine. They monitored A for over an hour and she was just fine. I think she wanted us to leave her alone, because they would move the doppler and she would kick it everytime. (LOL) She moved and kicked the entire time, which was very comforting for me. I was able to breathe, once I heard her heartbeat and they said she was fine. They don't know why I was bleeding and by this morning, it had stopped. As I was laying in the hospital bed, I told my Mom that I can't believe how attached I ALREADY am to this baby girl. I'm already worried sick about her and she's still inside of me. Mom assured me that the worry only gets worse, once she's here. This baby girl already has my heart...that's for sure. I'm just thanking God that everything is okay.

I had a fun pick-me-up, upon arriving home! On top of the cute t-shirt that Nat sent me, I had a couple of packages in the mail for little miss A!

Look at these cute bows!! My friend, Cheryl made these!! Thank you so much Cheryl - I love them! Cheryl is one of my blog friends that I've had the pleasure to pray for and God answered our prayers!! He has blessed her and Ryan with little miss Hannah...arriving December 2009!

I also received this cute doll from BB & MTB. I'm not linking them because their blog is private. I've actually had the pleasure of meeting BB & MTB in person AND their sweet miracle baby! You guys are precious...thank you for thinking of our baby girl. I know she's going to love her Princess Sophie doll! :)

Well, I guess that's all for now. Though I could have spent another week on the lake...there's still no place like home. :)



Anonymous said...

I am so glad you liked the shirt!! I am glad no one stole it from your doorstep either. love you and glad everything is good - nat

Anonymous said...

Jill I am so relieved everything is ok in utero. I am also glad you had a great holiday. It sounds wonderful! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. xxx

Heather said...

Jill- I am so glad you are back! I am SOOOO sorry about your scare! That has to be the worst feeling and I am thankful that everything is perfect!!!
That shirt is too it and you so much!

becca said...

I usually like their zipped PJ's, but I didn't like any of the prints today. I got Elijah's 'going home from hospital' outfit there and loved it, but didn't like any of the newborn stuff today.
You are definitely right about having more stuff for older kids. I was really disappointed in the lack of deals.
I just checked out though. I think I'll be making a trip there. I don't need much, but I do need a few things. Looked like they had a lot.
And yes, if we end up sharing a car I think it will be the hardest thing our marriage has ever endured! David isn't real good at remembering what is going on in my life, even if I tell him, email him, remind him, message him... doesn't matter. And that would be a bit of a problem :)

Michelle said...

Awwww, look at you! This is the first I have seen your new site since you moved. Im soooooooooooooooo behind its not funny! Cant wait to catch up!

twondra said...

So glad you had a good time and everything is okay! Scary!

Shannon said...

Sounds like it was a fun lake trip! My grandparents live on lake ouachita so we go to hot springs a lot. I love that town Your bows and baby doll are so cute! Sooooo glad everything is ok with A!

Hilary said...

You look so GREAT Jill!! Glad that everything is ok too!! I'm dying to know what her name is? have a great week!!

Joannah said...

You look beautiful, Jill! I'm glad you had a good vacation.


Jenna said...

I love all the pics! And I am so praising the Lord that everything is ok with that sweet little babe! And you do not look like a hot mess in those pics to me - just one cute, happy, precious mama!!

PJ said...

Oh Jill!

You are such a RIDICULOUSLY cute pregnant person! Love the T-shirt!!!


Cheryl said...

I am so glad you liked the bows and had something fun to come home to after such a scary experience! I am so sorry! I hope there will be no more of those experiences. Take it easy this week!

Mom of 3! said...

So glad you had a good vacation! And glad things are fine :) We need to see you guys soon!

Nitzia said...

you look so cute Jill... and your mom looks fabulous too! is she loosing weight? are you still bringing the fabrcis for the bedskirt and pillows or you found someone else to do it too? let me know:)

Hilary said...

You are so precious..thank you for sharing missy name with's beautiful :) have a super week!!!

Alice said... are so incredibly cute pregnant!!!

Faith said...

Jill, I'm so thankful that everything is okay with sweet baby A. What a relief!

Love the miracle in progress true!

Great pics from your family vacay!! Try to take it easy this week =)

Mel said...

I am so glad everything turned out ok, how scary of an experience that must have been for you guys! I pray it doesn't happen again. Your vacation looks and sounds wonderful!! And you look adorable as always. Those bows are precious, you are going to love putting them on the princess!

Eric and Emily said...

So thankful everything with your little babe is okay, how frightening, I can't even imagine! I can't wait for you to experience holding her for the first time, there are no words to explain it. I can't wait for you to experience it soon!

Oh and we just got back from the beach again with our little man, that is something else that is SO fun to experience with your baby! You are in for a treat soon!

Ashley said...

Your vacation sounds terrific. Glad your scare was nothing more than that- a scare.