Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Santa 2009

This falls into the category of Christmas tradition and decoration since my favorite holiday decoration is my progression of Santa photos since Nick was a baby. I proudly display them on my mantel each Christmas. Maybe someday I will upload them and share them with everyone but for now all you get is this year's photo...

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

World, meet Spencer

Jonathan "Spencer" arrived at 7:56 am on August 28, 2009 weighing in at 8 lbs. 5 oz. and 20.25 inches long. Everyone is healthy and happy.

Spencer has a nice head of black hair, not as much as Gillian did, but still a respectable amount. He has dark blue/grey eyes.

I would give you more descriptions, but Spence is hungry...

Spence is a great sleeper already. The new parents on the other hand...not so much.
Nick couldn't be more proud. He keeps telling us how lucky he is to be the only male cousin with a brother.

Gillian is in baby heaven. Spence will always be the best dressed baby if Gillian has anything to say about it.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gillie's first soccer outfit...

We signed Gillian up to play soccer this fall with her cousin Addison and her friend Gracie. Since she will make the cut off for kindergarten next fall and neither of the other girls will, this will be one of the few opportunities for them to be on the same team. Gillie's initial reaction to the idea of playing soccer was not excitement... actually she cried. "I want to be a cheerleader." Well, new soccer gear and outfit later, she is finally excited to play soccer... just don't tell her there is anything wrong with her soccer outfit...

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Nursery

We have finished the nursery with only 19 days to spare. We scheduled my c-section for August 28th. Oh, and we have picked a name. Not a full name, just a name. But that is half the battle, right?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Yes, that is Nick!

This week Nick was lucky enough to go to the lake with his cousins...(Note: I am blogging from my desk at work, not from the boat...lucky dogs) Last year he was very close to getting up on skis, but this year he did it!!! We are so happy for him. It's either good water skiing genes or Lee's boat driving is enough to scare anyone out of the water...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bonding with baby

Today we had a bonding ultrasound. Here is "Baby Don't Cry" or "Baby Jon Hank" (Gillian's current favorite names) at 30 weeks. He is sitting on his tush with both feet and one arm up in front of his face. The other arm is tucks under his bum. This made picture taking a little difficult but he was awake and moving the whole time. He kept grabbing his toes with his little fingers. Very cute, can't wait to meet him!

Monday, June 15, 2009


So, it's been a few weeks since my last post. I have been waiting to get some pictures in the computer to go with the post, but since I still haven't done that, here is a quick update...I'll add pictures later...

Baby news: I am 28 weeks and It's a boy! ....tentatively named "Matthew Spencer" or "Baby Matt". Shane has only recently started to participate in the name game the kids and I have been playing for weeks. After Nick's initial suggestions of names that make him laugh, I told Nick we were going to test out all the names on him for a week at a time. He immediately agreed to this and has henceforth known as "Rex". Gillian has been my only real sounding board. She gives her honest opinion and takes to calling the baby by whatever is currently at the top of our/her list, like "Baby Mitch" then "Baby John Spencer" (it was "Jonathan Spencer" on my list but she shortened it). She did have kind of a funky start, initally liking "Baby Heart full of Love" (Too much Care Bears). Stay tuned for further evolution of the name of Baby Boy Glasscock.

Nick news: Nick competed in his first karate tourament. There are four different parts of the competition. Nick took home the 1st place trophies in three of the four areas, sparing, weapons (he has mad bow staff skills) , and for his kata (I think that is the word). The only one he didn't win was grappling (which he describes as "UFC fighting"). He went straight for the automatic win move, the choke hold, but couldn't quite get it. Meanwhile his opponent kept getting the small points on him that added up to a win eventually. Close fight though. Nick was so proud, so were we!!

He recently acquired his first "Girlfriend", "Victoria". She calls him on the phone and he takes her calls in the playroom on speakerphone. I don't think he realizes that if the playroom door is open, the whole conversation makes its way down the stairs to the kitchen... I'm not telling him because it nice to be reassured by their conversations that they are still just fourth graders... Nick: "Can you believe Parker did that in class today? (akward laughing type noise)", Vicki: (similarly akward laugh) "No!" (followed by a long even more akward silent pause).... At first I thought it was an almost overnight change in his additude towards girls, but now I am picking up on other signs that were there. Like how his christmas list included brand name clothes or how he spent some of his own money on a bottle of cologne... I have heard through the grapevine that Vicki wears his Abercrombie hoodie that has been over marinated in "Phelps" cologne every day at school. I though it was weird when he would grap it on his way out the door, otherwise dressed in his patchwork shorts and white hanes t-shirts. He said he gets cold in class...I don't think the boy has ever been cold in his life... As long as his never figures out to shut the door when he is on the phone, I might survive the next 8+ years.

Gillie news: Gillian has already started planning her next birthday party, who she will invite, what kind of cake and what they will do.

She is also giving me pointers on how to take care of the new baby that will arrive just a couple of weeks after she turns 4! She'll tell me "Mom, the baby can only have milk when he first comes home because he won't have any teeth yet." or "Mom, you can feed the baby and dad can change the baby's diapers, but I am going to pick out his outfits and put on his bibs." I was worried at first she would be disappointed that the baby was a boy and not a girl but she has put aside all her girl dolls and has been carrying around her only boy doll ("Baby Jack" - after her cousin Jaxon) since we found out. Baby Jack only has the one outfit Santa brought him in, so she has to pretend that the girl doll clothes are for boys. It's not unusual to see her carrying around Baby Jackon, dressed in a pink floral nightgown, her shoulder as she bounces him and pats his back. She is going to be such a big sister.

Gillism: "High IQ or Tunnel Vision" ... I read an article on line recently about a two year old british girl who has the same IQ as Stehpen Hawkins. They gave an example of the creative answers she gave to questions. "What do you use your eyes for?" She answered "You close them when you sleep, and you put contacts in them." I decided to conduct my own IQ quiz with Gillie. When asked what you use your eyes for, she responded "To put on eyeliner."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

14+ Weeks

I had my monthly visit and all is well. I go back on April 9 for my big ultrasound which means two things:
1) we will find out the gender...Yeah!!
2) I will be half way done with this pregnancy...Yeah!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

That's the Name of the Game

Apparently there is a hitch in the polling system (and I don't even live in Florida). Once someone votes, I can't add anymore names. So we will start by brainstorming names and adding them to the list. Once we have a nice list we will open the polls again. So send me ALL your suggestions...I seriously need them.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

10 Weeks and Counting...

10 week check up today and it's official, it's a peanut!!! Okay, maybe not, but that's all I can make out... Apparently there are arm and leg buds and a very pronounced spine... Baby is growing normally and heart rate was in the 130s.  We could see the baby moving in the ultrasound.  Very cool.  Next appointment is in one month.  Alright Jessie, bring on the name suggestions...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Eight is enough...

I have been TAGGED by my followers...

8 Favorite TV shows:
1- Gilmore Girls
2- The Wonder Years
3- Ghost Hunters
4- House
5 - Friends
6- Fraiser
7- America's Funniest Videos 
8- Heros/Lost (Tie)

8 Things I did yesterday:
1-Went to work...late
2- balanced a tax return
3- reconciled payroll tax returns
4- surfed the internet
5- removed staples from a 60 page tax return
6- replaced two pages
7- re-stapled the tax return
8- went home to bed

8 things I wish for:
1- our admin assistant to come back from maternity leave so I don't have to mess with staples (the temp doesn't understand why everyone can't do their own stapling)
2- a normal pregnancy
3- a healthy baby
4- happy children
5- my son to stop asking me what is the alternative to a C-section
6- a snow day
7- winning the lottery
8- Nick not to be mad at me for writing #5

8 things to do before I die:
1- travel
2- read a lot more
3- learn to play an instrument
4- learn a foreign language
5- make partner
6- see my children settled and happy
7- clean out the attic
8- figure out #8

8 things I look forward to:
1- Christmas!!!
2- the end of tax season
3- visits from my family
4 - the weekend
5- the summer
6- naps
7- pizza
8- cuddling with hubs every night

Friday, January 23, 2009

First Picture

We went to the doctor last week and he confirmed the earlier home test... I'm pregnant.  We were able to hear the baby's heartbeat, which is very reassuring and my initial SHOCK is slowly turning to excitement.  I am due September 4th, but because I will be a repeat C-Section, they will schedule it one week before my due date. I feel pregnant already with major food aversion, tiredness, water retention in specific place (like they weren't big enough before), and the always pleasant mood swings.  Next appointment is set for February 5th.  I will keep you posted. 

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Toy...

My actual birthday present, a Flip mino!!! Okay so it is not my actual present, that was returned and I bought this instead!!!  Disclaimer: Shane did buy me something off of my Amazon wish list, so he thought he could not go wrong... Don't know what I was thinking when I added that to the list...

Testing Testing...I may need technical support...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Our Christmas

We had a great Christmas!  It is so fun when the kids are so excited.  We went to Royal Panda Christmas Eve for Dinner (just as good as I remember), and then had Sheriece and family and  Maegan and baby and Taylor come over Christmas day and we all pitched in to make a wonderful Christmas dinner (see the turkey and the gravy!! YUM!!!).  My favorite thing about Christmas is spending it with my family!!!