Monday, October 31, 2011

Blessing of Maternity Leave

I enjoyed my maternity leave so much and I am thankful to have shared the last 11 weeks snuggling and caring for Niley. We enjoyed getting out and she likes to go, shop and visit as much as I do! Niley and I enjoyed my last week off by doing some more traveling. We spent a few days in Natchez while Yancey was working. We did some shopping at the Kelly's Kids outlet and shops in downtown shopping. Girls are so much for to shop for. I think Yancey may be glad for me to go back to working instead of shopping :). We were also able to get together for dinner with Pop one night and some good friends of ours, Kayce, Chad and Amy and lil Wesson, another night. It was good to visit with them. We went to Aunt Presley's to watch the Saints game on Sunday with her and the guys and to have an excuse for "captain Rodney's" dip! Yum! Aunt Sandra went with us on Monday to Jackson to visit my aunt and Mary Leigh and lil' man Easton. Easton was born the week after Niley so it was fun to see the similiarities and differences in them. We enjoyed our visit with family and ML and I had fun. We certainly weren't able to get as much shopping in as we used to. By the time we fed, changed and loaded up 2 babies and all the gear that goes with them, we only had time for a quick lunch and 2 stores before it was time to fed them again! I was very sad to be back at work. Driving away Thursday morning was one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do. But God was good and blessed me with a good day and Niley a good day too!

View from MS River Bridge where Yancey was working

Snuggling in the chilly weather while strolling in Natchez
Watching the game with the boys
Niley and Aunt Noel
Niley says "oh, I don't know if I like boys yet!"

Friday, October 21, 2011

Blessing of Life

With God's blessings, prayers and help from friends and family, we managed to make it thru the first two months with a newborn.  She is a WONDERFUL and GOOD baby. God blessed us so so much with that!! (Everyone warns for child #2 since she is so good)  She is a great sleeper and avery happy and content baby as long as she gets her milk every 3 hours.  She began smiling and cooing at us at about 6 weeks old and at 8 weeks old she slept thru the night! She got her 2 mo. shots last Friday.  I think I cried more than she did.  I am very thankful for vaccinations but I sure wish there was another way to administer them.  She ran a little fever on Sat, so she got her first dose of Tylenol and it made her feel much better.  We have decided that we should have named her Niley "Go" since we are always on the go. She seems to like to go just like her mom and dad! Here are a few pics from over the last 2 months.
and then there were 3..bringing Niley home

I had a few bumps on my face, but they soon went away.

Our family at church together for the first time. Niley slept thru Bro. Vic's sermon.

I wore my boots to the Co-Op to see PapPaw and to see the cows with my daddy.

Look "hoo's" growing!

Baby News Blessing

We found out in December that we were expecting our first child.  We were so excited and shared this news with family at Christmas.  We decided to find out if it would be a baby girl or boy, because I'm not very patient and I thought there is no way I can wait until delivery to find out!  We wanted to make it exciting for us and everyone else so we did a gender reveal party for family at my mom's in March.  Yancey propsed with M&Ms so I thought, what better way to announce the baby gender than with M&Ms?! I baked mini cupcakes and bought blue and pink M&Ms.  We went for the sonogram and they put the secret in a sealed envelope and I brought it to Jennifer to stuff the cupcakes with either a pink or blue M&M. You already know the results but these are some of my favorite pics....

AHHH! A pink M&M

                                           We were sooooo excited!

                                              Team PINK!  We all guessed right!

New to all of this!

I'm new to blogging, or being a blogger? What is it even called?  God has blessed me so much and I wanted to share some of these blessings and moments with friends and family so I thought a blog was the best way to do this.  The verse on this blog was brought to my attention by Cory (my brother) and his wife Jasmine when I was searching for a verse following the greatest blessing I have even received from above.... Niley Grace