Our Precious Girls

Our Precious Girls

Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Girl....

There's nothing I love more than being a mommy....Yeah it is so hard at times, like when you are 37 weeks pregnant, BUT I wouldn't trade it for the world. We waited a long time for Ella and when she finally arrived I thought I would die from loving her so much. I didn't know that kind of love existed, and all of the sudden, it is slapping me across the face. :)
And now, as Emory's arrival is so close, I feel so many emotions......I am so excited to meet Emory and for Ella to become a big sister, but I am also terrified of having 2 children. I know that people have kids all the time and have more than 2, but how am I supposed to be SUPERMOM to two precious girls? I know that it is going to be hard, and I do have an amazing husband that is the best daddy ever. I think about this constantly....I know it is going to be a ton of work but a lot of fun!
I went to the Dr. this week and all is well! It is just a waiting game at this point. I am miserable and I want to cry most of time. I can only wear a few pieces of my maternity clothes and I hope that they will last a bit longer! One of my students told me the that she noticed I had a lot of pep in my step until after lunch and then not at all. I don't know what pep she is seeing because there is no pep in me at this point.
Cam took some pics this afternoon of me and my girl, well girls.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cowgirl Ella....maybe not...

Today we went to one of our best friend, Emme's 4th Birthday Party. We had a blast. Ella thought riding the pony was a great idea for about 2 minutes....then she was over it....She like the plastic horse much more!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

6 more weeks....maybe!

A few weeks ago we went for Emory's 4D ultrasound. All I can say is that she is beautiful (even if she looks a little alien like) and looks so much like Ella to us. I posted the pictures on Facebook and a few friends even said she looks like me! When Ella was born, she looked just like a tiny Cameron, so maybe, just maybe, Emory will look like her mommy! Oh and the ultrasound tech said that Emory has a headfull of hair....so much hair that you could see it waving around when we had the ultrasound. Ella had a good amount of hair...not a ton though. What she did have fell out....every single hair. :)
I have my induction set for Friday, February 25th. Emory is a big girl, already weighing 4.5 pounds and measuring 2 1/2 weeks ahead. They gain about 1/2 lb every week now so she will probably be around 9 pounds if we make it the 25th. Ella weighed 8'14. I would LOVE it if she came 2 1/2 weeks early....that is, if she is ready! I am feeling VERY pregnant these days. Having 2 weeks off for Christmas spoiled me a bit. I have to say that Cameron is doing everything he can to make my life easier. He bathes Ella, gets her ready for bed, makes sure the house is picked up when I get home from work, gets up with Ella on the weekends to let me sleep....he is the best, yes he is!
I can not complain about this pregnancy. With Ella I was sick for about 17 weeks. I gained about 80 lbs. I retained fluids and looking back at pictures it was a disturbing sight. There wasn't anything about me that wasn't swollen. Thank goodness after Ella's birth it immediately started going down. My Dr. doesn't think that I will develop preeclampsia this time. I pray not....it was miserable. So far so good....
Emory Catherine Craker will be here before we know it. We can't wait to meet her! I worry everyday about Ella. We read a lot about babies and talk about her sister that is going to be here. I have done everything I can to prepare her, but lets be honest, you can't prepare a 29 month old for this. My prediction is that Ella will be very protective of her baby sister and a big help. She is such a sweet, silly, caring child and I just hope she stays that way after her sister's arrival.

Friday, January 7, 2011

More Christmas Fun!

James and HollyElla the Entertainer
Playing with Granddaddy
Giving Namaw her present...
Jeje Christmas Morning
The soon to be newlyweds...
Sam and his Oregon attire...
Sassy gave me the coolest diaperbag ever....

Christmas morning didn't go the way I thought it would. We went to Aliceville because I wanted to be at mom and daddy's one more year before we stay at home and make them come to us. :)
We set up Santa after Ella went to bed on Christmas Eve. I thought everything was set up just perfectly. I couldn't wait to wake up Ella. She finally started rolling around around 7:30 or so. She wasn't a happy little elf. Cam and I told her to go see what Santa had brought and she immediately said,"NO!" So after after a few minutes of talking in bed she finally got up and here are pics to show you how the next 5 minutes went.....

"I would much rather be in bed and why is everyone looking at me?"

"Oh wait a minute..... are those for me?"

"A princess for me?"

"This isn't so bad afterall"
"Come on Jeje!"
We had a lot of fun after someone decided to get up and be happy! I can't wait until next year when we have 2 little ones to celebrate Christmas with!

Let It Snow...

While we were in Aliceville for Christmas we got to experience snow for the first time. Ella thought it was the best thing ever.... It didn't stick but it was still a ton of fun!
Ella and her Pops....
I love this picture.....she knows that she has these two wrapped tightly around her tiny little finger....