Thursday, May 22, 2008

Please Pray!

Please keep Steven Curtis Chapman and his family in your prayers:

At approximately 5pm on the afternoon of Wednesday May 21st, Maria Sue Chapman, 5 years old and the youngest daughter to Steven and Mary Beth Chapman was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN. Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

New Pictures

I just uploaded about a months worth of pictures to our flickr site if you are interested in viewing them. I had my 16 week doctor's appointment on Tuesday. The baby's heartrate was 145 (once we finally got the baby to cooperate!). Everything in this pregnancy is going well, and I have Juice Plus to thank! I have had no problems. I actually lost another 2 pounds this month, so I think overall I'm down about 8 or 9. The nurse and I both think baby Micah is a boy at this point. IF we are going to find out, it will be at our next appointment on June 17th!

Tomorrow we are going to Georgetown for Mawmaw's 76th birthday. My cousin Ashley (and her hubby Eddie) are bringing their new baby girl, Penelope Lane Wharff to visit as well (born just 4/14). Her brother TJ is also bringing his fiance Kim, we are going to have a great time. I hope everyone has a good Memorial Day!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Cloth Diapering

I know, you all think I'm crazy. But we've switched (or are in the process of) Cara and will cloth diaper all future Newsomes ;) I've been reading about it a LOT online, and let me tell you there is plenty to read. Then on Tuesday I went to a shop in Houston that has talks on cloth diapering once a month and I was hooked. It was much easier to actually see all the different kinds/methods/folds/brands and try one on Cara. I bought a couple covers and was given a prefold and ordered a couple online. Then, I found patterns. Lovely patterns!! :) So yesterday I went and bought some fabric, and today I've made 3 prefolds and a fleece cover. And they are really cute, I'm proud of myself! We've been doing it all day, and they work wonderfully. There have been no leaks or anything. The only thing is they are a little more bulkier than disposable diapers, so my already big bellied baby is going to have to go up a size in shorts possibly. We'll see, today she's mostly been short-less since we've been around the house.

In other news, this has been a busy week for Eric. Tuesday night was his spring concert, which Cara and I attended. It was a great concert, but it was a fiasco afterwards (keys, construction, traffic, no gas, UGH). Then, tonight is the Red & White game for MHS, which the band has to play for of course. I don't know if it's JV vs Varsity or Varsity vs alumni or what, but the kids seem to be excited about it. Then tomorrow night is the Fine Arts Banquet down by the galleria. I'm actually going this year (last time I went I was pregnant). It should be fun, but I know I can't stay up to the midnight end time, so I'm meeting Eric there so that I can come home when I get tired. Poor Eric has to get home LATE friday, then drive to his NEW region meeting (which, being in Katy ISD and living in Katy you'd think would be close) Saturday morning, but it's at UH Downtown!!! So my mom is watching Cara Friday night, staying the night, and we're going shopping Saturday morning at some shops we have here in Katy that she likes. Well, I'll update later, once I find the cord for my camera, I'll put up some new pictures too.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mothers Day to all you great Moms out there. God truly gave us the most wonderful, tiring, loving, thrilling job in the world. Have a great day!!

Plus, happy birthday to my good friends, Adrienne, Sterling and Julie!! :)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

No More Potty Training!

You'd think that would be because she's trained. NOPE. We quit on day 3. She was definitely not ready, and my poor baby girl who LOVES to sleep was crying every time I laid her down because she knew she'd pee and wake up wet. A few times she'd come to the hallway, and say poo poo (which means pee or poo, she doesn't know the difference), and we'd race to the toilet, but then it was just a game, she wanted me to read 15 books to her and sing, and yet nothing on the toilet, then I'd lay her back down and BAM, wet the bed!! So, we gave up, we'll give it another go this summer.

In other news, we got our 'more car, or moo car' as Cara likes to say (her version of new car). We got a great deal on an '07 Chrysler Town & Country, and we love it. It is so spacious, I'm a dork for being so pumped about a minivan. And Eric loves it too, don't let him fool you!! :)

In even better news, I've been waiting to post this until Eric told who he needed to tell at his current job. He's going to be the head band director at Wood Creek Junior High next year in Katy. It's a brand new school opening up next year (won't even be complete until June). He's VERY excited, VERY stressed, and kinda nervous! He's already ordered instruments, he has a budget meeting today, he has ordered some supplies, but still has to order music, uniforms, and audition the oh, 250 kids that are going to start his band next year--all of this by the end of the school year. Have I mentioned he's still working at MHS??? He still hasn't got a breakdown of how many of those will be beginners (the JH is 6th - 8th grade), which means he has to help them pick an instrument. But, we are very blessed that he will be so close now. The new principal goes to our church and heard of Eric through our friend Jen McFaddin (who works with her now), so big thanks to Jen!!! We can't believe how fast God answered our prayer!!

My pregnancy is going well, I'm finally breaking into the 2nd trimester. I feel like I've been pregnant for 6 months, yet I still have just a little less than 6 to go!! I guess that's because we tried so long for this one, I'm very ready to have a baby. Well, 'ready' in my head, not so much with the whole room issue, tiredness, etc. IF we find out the sex, it'll be at my 20 week ultrasound on June 17th, but I kinda don't want to know, so we'll see. Right now, I'm going to enjoy Cara sleeping and get some more reading done. Love to all!
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