Wednesday, May 21, 2008

here we go again!

well, here we are again taking pictures of my ever growing belly! i am oficially 12 weeks pregnant today and i'm actually feeling pretty good. i had a good week and a half, had a bad yesterday, but feel a lot better today. the only bad thing is that i have had to give up hot coffee in the morning. it's really sad, and because of it, i've had HORRIBLE headaches for a week and a half. so, if you think about it, pray that they stop. i would greatly appreciate it.

12 weeks pregnant! i can't believe that we're doing this already again! we will find out what we're having at the end of june/beginning of july. my friend, lisa, was out yard saleing one saturday morning and found the exact same bedding that dillon has for $25!!!!!!! can you believe that?!?!?! so, we have matching bedding for dillon and his little brother/sister. they will share a room for at least the first year or two...and if the baby is a boy, they'll share a room till they're 18 if it's up to me ;)

my days have been filled with this big 16.4 lb boy. if you remember from some previous posts of pictures, dillon had a red spot on his right cheek. we weren't sure what it was...the doctor said it wasn't exzema, but he thought it was a fungal infection. he gave us some medicine that didn't clear it dried it up and it scabbed over, but looked HORRIBLE!!!! so, we went back to the doctor on monday becuase he had another little spot coming up on the other side of his face. anyway, the doctor wasn't really sure what was going on, but suggested hydrocortizone cream all over and changing all of our detergents to the free of everything detergents and no smelly lotions for me. in just three days, dillon's face looks AMAZING!!!! you can't even see the spots on his face in the pics!!! also, he is pooping SO much better (for those of you that knew about our poop troubles). we are so thankful for that. it's amazing what makes you thankful when you're a parent ;)

i call this my sweet dillon picture. and that's what he is...a SWEETIE!!!! he is talking so much! he laughs at just about everything you say and is ALMOST rolling over from his back to front. he'll roll up on his side, lay there for a little while, then turn back over...maybe it will happen soon, but as my sister says, if you rush it, your days of sitting with your child are over! he has found his feet and plays with them all the time. his favorite words are "a-ba-ba-ba", "ma-ma-ma-ma" (but only when he's crying), squealing at the top of his lungs, and "a-ha-a-ha". it is so much fun to hear all his little sounds. and loud sounds! he is getting so big...i can't believe he'll be 6 months old next month!!!! you're pregnancy C-R-E-E-P-S by, and then their infanthood goes by so FAST!!!!!

this picture was taken this morning...pre getting ready...but i do LOVE this little boy! he is our pride and joy! i encourage you to look at our friends blog, william and glenna marshall. they just found out that they are adopting a child and he will be born in probably LESS than THREE WEEKS!!!!!!! holy cow!!!!! they never thought it would happen this fast (the adoption) and i am SO exciited for them...i can't wait to see a picture like this of glenna and her little boy ;). we love you, william and glenna!!
this is dillon's new "exer-saucer". it's actually his bumbo seat with some fun things attached to it. he LOVES it!!!

just in case you forgot what petey looked like ;)
we love you all...this post is mostly for aunt mel! i hope you enjoy the pics ;) it was so good seeing tessa on sunday...she's SO BIG!!! i can't wait to see the rest of the myatts in a few weeks!
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Friday, May 09, 2008

st. louis!!!

hello to all, and so sorry for the long periods of time between posting these days! i (janie) have started a new job. i'm working at euphoria salon and day spa as their receptionist 3 days a week. the owner has been my stylist for 11 years and i did this job for her when i was in college. well, she has just bought a new building downtown (very cool) and she needed some help again! so, i'm working and taking dillon with me which is a huge blessing. this summer, my sister, lili, will be back in jackson, so she will keep dillon for one day a week and i'll keep her kids one day a week while she works at their church, cornerstone community church, so dillon will be getting some quality time with his cousins who are here for the summer! everything with ben's job is going well. he is actually doing another VIP mag this month. they lost their designer and of course called ben, whom they knew they could count on ;) so, he has been busy with that for the past couple of weeks, and it will actually take us to nashville for a few days in a couple of weeks.
enough about boring stuff! onto the fun stuff! my parents treated us to a weekend in st. louis at the end of april. it was SO nice. see, my family used to meet once a year in a random city and the men would go to a baseball game and the girls would take care of the kids and go shopping. as there got to be more and more kids, it got to be harder and harder to get together and since everyone was so busy, dad decided that he would take matters into his own hands. he bought a pujols package so that he could go to two games and each child and their spouse could go to a game as well. while the spouses were at the games, mimi and papa would keep the kids! how great is that?!?! so, mom and dad decided to go with us to keep dillon. dillon slept in their hotel room and they let us go out to eat on friday night while they took dillon to cracker barrel. then, the next morning, we went downtown, ate breakfast at the st louis bread company (aka panera bread...we really wish we had one here!!!), and mimi and papa enjoyed dillon at the arch while ben and i enjoyed the cards beating the astros in the bottom of the 9th!! it was so great! they beat them 4-3 and there was almost a fight, which added to the greatness of everything. ha! so, here's some pictures of our fun weekend.
us at the arch

pre-game fun

our seats were great. prime homerun spots, but there weren't any hit to us that day :(

i'm excited!

ben's worried...are we going to win?!?

yea! we won!!

the cards celebrating.

dillon was exhausted from all the excitement!

when we got home, we had a squirrel fiasco that made ben nervous (and me nervous) and we decided that ben should patch up all the holes where we had started work. so, this is his wonderful job on the laundry room! we did lose the curtain that was hiding the washer/dryer, but that just means we get to put a real wall up soon! yea! and the squirrels are gone, i think ;) i'll fill you in if you want details later.

and how could i not put this picture up? i mean, he's ADORABLE!!!!!!!! he's getting so big and we're so proud of dillon. we also had an ultrasound for baby #2. there is only one baby #2 which i'm very thankful for ;) and the due date is either decemer 3 or december 5. my birthday is on december 4. so, that's probably when this little booger will come out. ha! we love you all and thanks for putting up with all these pictures.