Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Who wouldn't have sweet dreams when they are cuddled up with their Bible and Teddy?

Reed has to hold his Bear AND Bible - not just a book, but his Bible. We usually sneak in and take the book before we go to bed so he doesn't roll over and hurt himself on it. But, how sweet is that?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cole Thomas Dender

Cole Thomas Dender
6lbs. 6oz and 19.5inches

The newest Dender was welcomed into the world last night - no not our baby - Ryan's cousins welcomed Cole Thomas Dender early this morning! We are excited for Cole and Cade to grow up together, and hopefully meet soon!

Congrats Carleen and Rodney!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Good News

I just got home from the doctor, and I was told that I could return to my normal activity. She did say that at this point in the pregnancy I should be "taking it easy" anyways, but I am allowed to go for some walks (no long hikes). Basically she told me just to listen to my body, but if you know me at all, you that my body will "tell me" it is just fine to keep right on going! ;)

Luckily the next full moon isn't until March 11th - so I should be OK until then! I get to wait 2 WHOLE weeks before I go back to the doc, so March 3rd (Chelsea's Bday) will be my next appt. I will keep you posted! Have a good one!

Monday, February 16, 2009

V-Day, and more

This sweet picture is what walked in our front door Saturday! He was working hard to carry those flowers in (notice the "dender tongue" hanging out of his mouth). Thank you Ryan, I love my flowers, they are beautiful! And, I love you!!

Around bed time the other night Reed decided he wanted to put on Daddy's shorts, instead of his pajama pants. It was so cute! He was watching some cartoons and barely noticed he was holding up the enormous shorts! He still wants to be just like Daddy!

Cade's room is finally coming along. We moved the crib out of Reed's room, and into Cades, hung the letters and finally dragged all of the other baby gear out of the garage. Now I need some curtains!! However, I feel confident that if Cade were to come tomorrow we are prepared now! Now, if only I could get the house clean enough! Nesting has definitely kicked in, and I know Ryan is enjoying it!! Every room has been cleaned, organized, and I think we have taken 5 trips to Goodwill already!! But, I still feel like it's not clean enough!

I go to the doctor tomorrow - I am 34+ weeks pregnant, and at my appointment last week Cade was very low and engaged. I was told to "take it easy" but that is hard to do when chasing a toddler all day! Hopefully tomorrow everything will look good, and I can return to taking walks and such. It has been so beautiful outside and it seems like all I have wanted to do is what I am not allowed to do! Oh Well! Reed came when I was just over 35 weeks pregnant, so I guess I can understand the reason for some concern. I would like to make it a little farther this time. I have a shower in Jacksonville next weekend, so anytime after that shower would be great!! I am so looking forward to seeing everyone!

Speaking of showers, this weekend Kailee and I are throwing a shower for her sister, Jamie. I am Jamie's Matron of Honor, and so excited for the wedding this summer - Reed is the ring bearer! :) I am looking forward to the shower this weekend as well, and feel so thankful to have Kailee to plan it with!

Well, I am off to "take it easy" but will post how the doctor's appointment goes tomorrow!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

North Carolina

This week we went to North Carolina with Max, Kathleen and Jackson. We stayed in a tiny cabin that had a kitchen, living area and one bedroom that all 6 ( 2 mommies, 2 daddies, and 2 toddlers) of us stayed in. As the week progressed it slowly got colder and colder. The last night we were there it snowed, but not enough to stick and play with. However, that evening the temperature outside dropped to about 9 degrees, and was definitely in the negatives with the wind chill. Needless to say, we were FREEZING in the tiny cabin that was barely insulated!! We did have a great time with Max and Kathleen, but I think everyone was ready to return to a larger house with real heating!!

Mommy and Reed in the snow - note: I have on Ryan's jacket, pregnancy can not be blamed for how large I look in the picture ;)

After leaving the cabin we drove to Greenville, SC to visit with some of Ryan's family for the night. We had a great time seeing everyone, and Reed loved playing with his cousins!! Unfortunatly, I do not have any pictures of our short time in SC.

On another note, Reed started sleeping in his big boy bed the night we came home - because he wanted too - and has slept WONDERFULLY since!!! We go in, read a book say our prayers, and kiss him goodnight, and that's about all. Nap time has even been smooth so far. I just hope it continues!! is one more picture for your enjoyment, and mine!

Brushing his teeth