Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Take That Mr. BP!

Well, it seems that my battle cry has Mr. Blood Pressure quaking in his boots for the time being. He has retreated! Really, I'm quite sure it was not my little pep talk that put him in his place so much as God hearing our fervent prayers and those of our friends and family. Thanks so much to everyone who has been praying for us. Keep 'em comin'!

On a side note, today actually marks the exact point in the pregnancy that I was at when I delivered Eli. So, I'm very relieved to have gotten a good report from the doctor today and that Tessa will be hangin' out in my belly for longer than he did. Who knows? Maybe I'll deliver late and have a 10 pound baby this time around. A mama can dream.... :)

Monday, June 8, 2009


Well, as ridiculous as I thought our maternity pose looked, it pales in comparison to this. I couldn't resist sharing.

Thanks for sharing this link in my comments, Rach. It gave me a HUGE laugh!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

One Year Portraits!

We had Eli's one year portraits taken yesterday and they turned out great! I really thought that getting him to sit still, look at the camera and smile would be close to an impossibility, but with the help of the photographer, daddy, Gramamma, Pop, and some crazy dance moves by mommy we were able to keep him entertained enough to get some good shots (of him, not my crazy dance moves. Sorry... :)).

Here are a few of the pics.

The outfit that Eli is wearing in these pics was actually J.C.'s dad's when he was a baby. He and J.C. both had portraits taken in it and now we have some with Eli!

And now for the cheesy out-take. The photographer made us pose for this and we were both trying not to laugh. I feel like the caption should say "Yes, I will have your baby". Ah, it makes me giggle. :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dear Mr. Blood Pressure...

Why do you hate me and my babies so much? We're nice people. Eli is pretty cute and never did anything to make you mad at him. Now you're thinking about turning on Tessa and I hope to change your mind. I will be stalking you daily and will fight you till the end. Please keep yourself in check and don't attack my kidneys. Thanks.