December 12, 2013

Christmas at The Podys 2013...

Instagram style....

 
 
Gage's little corner....






Keeping Room tree....

 
 
Sweet toes from Gage's first Christmas...


Dining Room...


 
Outside touches...
 
 
 
Lee made us a family of snowman this year:)

Hope you enjoyed!
I apologize it's all instagram pictures but that's all this mommy has time for right now! :) 
Joining A Thoughtful Place for Christmas Tour...

December 6, 2013

27 Week Bumpdate!

(Pictures taken at 24 weeks)
How Far Along?27 Weeks and 4 Days
 Size of Baby P? 2 pounds, 14 1/2 inches long!
Maternity Clothes? OH YEAH! I've added a few jackets and cardigans to my wardrobe that allow me to put them over my sleeveless items, since I am pregnant in the opposite season this time! Everyone says I can use my boy clothes with Graham, but guess what?! They are pretty much opposite seasons as well! There will be a few things we can use but for the most part, Graham will have his own wardrobe.
 Weight Gain? Not exactly sure... I often get comments like, "You look like you're about to explode", "You will not make it", etc. So obviously I'm growing another big ole' healthy baby. I assure them, WE MAKE IT...4 days past our due date with number one! It doesn't bother me though, I get big while pregnant, what can I do?! I can promise you, momma's going to eat! :)
 Stretch Marks/belly button? Nope! I was so worried about getting them with Gage. Honestly, I never even think about it and rarely put on any oils this pregnancy. If I get them...I get them, what are you going to do about it?!
Gender? BOY! BOY! BOY!
Sleep? I still have many sleepless nights, staring at the ceiling, and by the time I fall asleep, GUESS WHO'S AWAKE?! Thankfully, I do not require much sleep. If I get the first 4 hour stretch, I'm good!
Food Cravings? Christmas tree Reese's and I could drink a gallon of milk! For some reason when I am pregnant, I LOVE milk!

What I Miss? I'm going to be honest, I'm getting ready to get into my normal clothes again! I'm not miserable or anything, just READY!
What I am loving? Starting Graham's room!
Movement?  My placenta in anterior, so the strong punches and kicks took a little longer to feel this time around. But they're here and I love them!

Other random updates?
    • When we went for our 20 week appointment, he was measuring 4 days ahead at 11 ounces. His little profile was so different from Gage's! I have a feeling he is going to look much different, can't wait to see him!
    • Since I had a C-section the first time around, we will have one this time as well. With my pregnancies being so close, it scares me to try a VBAC. That being said, we will be going in at 39 weeks for our C-section!
    • His bedding came in! Me and my other designer (my mom) are brainstorming ideas! It makes me very excited! His room is going to be totally different from his big brothers!
    • I ordered Gage and Graham their first matching items... this is going to get me in trouble:)
    • I have all the big items, but I have a little list put together I would like to add.  
    • Of course, I have the "Before Baby TO-DO List" to complete. I plan to really start marking those things off starting in January!
    ((Y'all, after Christmas, we have TWO MONTHS... it has flown by!))

    natalie

    November 21, 2013

    Gatlinburg Trip 2013...

    We go to Gatlinburg every year for our anniversary trip. This year we were joined by some amazing friends and their sweet babies! We had such a blast making memories and I would like to highlight a few! :)
     
    On our way Baby Graham did not care for the seatbelt. Daddy is in deep thought about something. I bet I can guess.... A TRUCK! :)
    
     
     
    Monkey was pretty good during the car ride. He got fussy toward the end, which is expected. 
     
     
    On our way in we stopped at the outlets to do a little Christmas shopping and then ate lunch at Lee's favorite, The Old Mill Restaurant. 


    After lunch, we browsed cute little shops and took Gage into the toy store. He was so excited about all the fun toys!!
     
    We also stopped at The Christmas Place to pick out our family ornament. I try to get one every year!
     
    Then we finally made it to our little weekend retreat!
     
    I have never seen Gage so wild and excited in his life. We finally had to hold the boy down to go to sleep! He was WIDE open!!
     
     
    Breakfast one morning, daddy found a buggy just Gage's size!
     
    Friday evening we headed to the aquarium. Again, little man was super pumped!
     
    Sweet babies...

     
    He loved the sharks! I think he is like his Uncle Jacob!!

    Scuba Gage!
     
    Checking out The Penguin Playhouse...
     
    Petting the sting rays...
     
    Saturday morning we ate breakfast and got an early start to Cades Cove.
    
     
    Mountain Man dressed for the occasion with a moose outfit, of course! I still have a slight obsession with moose!
     Boys on the loose!!
     
     These two are only 3 weeks apart and too darn cute!



     
    Our sweet friends:)
     
    Caleb pointing at the "dog" (it was an owl, but whatever that sweet boy says is RIGHT!)
     
    We lost our other group at the beginning of Cades Cove but they caught up!:)
     
    I love this picture of Caleb and daddy:)
     
    Checking out the deer with daddy... (notice the have the same little swoop in the back;)
     
     
    
     
    Our little tour guide brought us the luck. We ended up seeing tons of deer, horses, and 2 black bear! First time we've spotted bear!
     
    Saturday evening. we walked around downtown Gatlinburg, played in the arcade, got some hot chocolate, and listened to some loud, obnoxious blue grass. 
     
    Gage spotted the balls, so daddy nervously won him one:)
     
    Sunday morning,we went to the a tropical zoo with Australian animals! Gage LOVES animals... He will clap and squeal with excitement. :)



     
    After the zoo, we waited two,LONG hours to eat at the Apple Barn. Gage was quite cranky during lunch, but we made it! 

     
    Sunday evening, we grabbed pizza and walked around downtown Gatlinburg.
    We had such a great time!!
     
     
    It always feels good to get home and little Monkey was glad to be back in his bed/packnplay. This child loves to play and watch TV in his packnplay! 
     
    We were blessed with a safe trip full of fun with some awesome friends!
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