Monday, June 23, 2008

Out of the Mouths of Babes

It humors me to no end the things my children say. A recent conversation I had with Ezra went something like this:

Me: Ezra, do you have to go potty?
Ezra: No, thank you. I'm good. Thanks for asking, though.

Seriously. He then informed me that my hair "looked silly".

Georgia has recently added "bow" (as in hair bow) to her repertoire of words, including Mama, Dada, Ez, and this. She also says "hello," but only when talking on an imaginary phone. What does this say about my daughter?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sugar and Spice

Sugar and spice and everything nice
That's what little girls are made of.

That's right folks, the newest addition to our little clan is definitely GIRL! That means that the 21 out of 32 of you who guessed pink were right. While I was hoping to reuse all of Ezra's baby boy clothes that I have boxed up, I'm sure I'll manage to find the enthusiasm to go shopping for some more pink and purple;);) . It'll be so nice for Georgia to have a sister, and hopefully, eventually Ezra will have a brother too. I love to picture two little girls running around, so close in age (in matching dresses and big ol' head bows, of course).

As an added bonus, another baby (but a girl especially with all their absolutely necessary accessories) is a great excuse to buy a super-nice, luxurious new diaper bag. If you're around me much, than you know my diaper bag is literally attached to my hip. I swear I break out in hives if I have less than three diapers for each kid on me. I've got my eye on this one. We'll see if I can convince Spencer to get it for me for our anniversary in August or maybe as a push prize for the new baby.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My Concession to Mommyhood

So, I think I can officially say I'm a member of the Mommy Club. Today, Spencer and I became the proud owners of a minivan. While not the coolest ride on the block, per se, it definitely has some mom-friendly perks to get me all excited about. With our recent car-snafu of a blown head gasket and our surprise third pregnancy, we decided it was time to become one of the legions of oh-so-cool minivan drivers. While I'm not quite ready to trade in my converses and pointy-toed slingbacks for sensible pumps and white tennis shoes nor am I running out to buy a pair of high-waisted, ankle-tapered mom jeans, the minivan was a concession to mommyhood I was more than ready to make.

After searching on more online used-car websites than I knew existed and calling at least 75 dealers personally (apparently import minivans are more than a little scarce in Oklahoma), we found our match out in Broken Arrow (about an hour and a half drive east). It's a 2003 Honda Odyssey with 90,000 miles on it. We got it for the fabulous price of $9,500 (I'm very proud of Spencer who stuck to his guns and got them down from $10,000). It has an automatic sliding door on both sides, rear air (which our Montero did not-our poor kiddies would end up with red faces and their hair so wet with sweat it'd be plastered to their foreheads), a fold-down option for the third row, and you can slide one of the middle captain's chair to the center, so that you can have the aisle on the side or in the center. It's in great condition and looks fabulous, especially considering it's five years old. Overall, we're quite pleased with our recent purchase. WooHoo for family-friendly features!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pregnancy Perks

One of my official favorite perks of pregnancy has finally shown up.

(Drum Roll, please)

My leg hair now grows much slower than usual, along with being finer and lighter. WooHoo! Bring on the bi-monthly shaves!

Feeling the baby move regularly is kinda nice too. Also, I must officially "look" pregnant because even strangers are mentioning it. It's always fun when you don't just look fat.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

How 'bout them odds

As I've recently scheduled my ultrasound for June 19th, the question arises: Pink or Blue? I've set up a poll (refer to the sidebar on the left) in order for you to cast your vote. Take a guess, you have a 50-50 chance of getting it right. As I've already had a boy and a girl and my current pregnancy seems to have both similarities and differences with my previous ones, your guess is as good as mine. Happy voting!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Happy (late) Birthday, Missy Doo!

I seem to have been feeling incredibly lazy lately and haven't gotten around to posting Georgia's birthday pictures. I know, I know, I'm a horrible mom...blame it on the pregnancy blahs.

Anyway, my little Georgie turned one on Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day). Yay! Yay! I can't even believe she's getting to be such a big girl! She's just so adorable and so much fun. It always amazes me, looking back, how much of a personality they get in their first year. She's turned into such a little drama queen and will often collapse to the floor in tears or play bashful with strangers and acquaintances alike (especially men-did I mention she's a big flirt). Georgia adores her big brother, Ezra and will follow him around the house like a little puppy dog. They can get into loads of trouble together. She's even worse when it comes to Spencer-nothing had better get between her and her daddy! Our big girl also took her first couple of steps yesterday and today.
I don't think George is ready to start running, but I bet by the end of the month we'll have a regular walker on our hands.

Before we get to the good stuff, I figured I'd throw her recent 12 month well-baby check-up stats in just to give you an idea about her size (which, it turns out, is pretty small:P)

Height:27 1/4 in (in the 5th %)
Weight: 16 lbs 14 oz (3%)
Head: 17 3/4 in (50%)

What this tells me is that I have a tiny baby with a big head...just kidding! She actually looks very proportional despite her average-sized head and small body.

I guess I'll post the birthday pictures already (I'm warning you in advance, they're not very great. I think my sister has some cuter ones, I'll post those as soon as I get them from her)...

Georgia attempting to open her first birthday present (I love how the gift bag is bigger than her:)

Mommy helping Georgia open the gift from Grandma and Grandpa Lifferth and the rest of the gang.

Georgia admiring Grandma's handiwork (note the Skittles clutched in her sweaty little hand. She wouldn't let go of them for the rest of the present-opening).

Georgia enjoying said Skittles.

Grandma Lifferth was sweet enough to make Ezra a Big Boy blanket so he wouldn't feel left out when Georgia was opening all of her presents. He loved it!

The cupcake flower I made for her birthday... I know, it's nothing to write home about, but I was please at how well it turned out.

The Birthday Girl enjoying her cake. She wasn't so sure about it when she found out she had to get her fingers dirty, but wild horses couldn't hold her back once she tasted the frosting.

Happy Birthday Miss Georgia Marie!