Monday, December 29, 2008

Home for Christmas

So we made the 7 hour trip home for Christmas. We left on the 23rd after Julian's 2 week appointment. He weighed in at 9lb 6oz. He's gained a pound already. The doctor says he looks great. He didn't much like getting his heel prick and mommy didn't like it either. Julian was a great little traveler. He slept. He did great all the way to Knox City to meet my grandmother. We stayed there for a while and then had to load back up for another hour drive to my mom's house in Rotan. That hour was a little miserable. Julian did NOT want to get back into the car seat. So we had a great Christmas eve with my mom's side of the family. Julian got to meet all of our cousins except one. Then we were headed back to Houston on Christmas morning. I think Julian had a great first Christmas. I know I have had a wonderful one. Jerry got me a GARAGE DOOR OPENER!! It is heavenly!! He also suprised me with an Ergo baby carrier that I really really wanted and Julian seems to love it. It puts him to sleep. My mom got me a recliner that she brought with her the day before Julian arrived. It is the most comfortable thing EVER and Julian really appreciates it too. I got a lot of other great things as well. BUT JULIAN IS BY FAR THE MOST WONDERFUL GIFT OF ALL!! Here are a few pics while we were home. I can't even believe that Julian will be a month old next monday. I just want time to stand still.

First time meeting his Greats!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Julian's First Carver Family Christmas

Look how sweet my baby is. He is a great hand holder :)

what a sweet cousin..

Mommy and Julian

"who needs santa when you have Grandma"

my basketball stocking..
Grandma and Julian Julian and Aunt Steph

J's first walk with Odis and his cousins. Don't mind the hair. It's Houston!!!

Carson and JT

Riley Paige is such a great baby sitter.

look at the cutest face ever!!

daddy's team!!

toooooo sweet!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

2 weeks 2 days

Just wanted to post a quick little update. Julian is doing great. He eats great, sleeps great, and just chills the other moments that he's not sleeping or eating. He rarely fusses. His fusses have a specific purpose and once his needs are met, he's good to go. He might have a small case of the "spoiled little boy." He likes to be held. He sleeps very very well in our arms and then it doesn't take him long to realize when he has been abandoned in a crib/bassenet. I know!! How sad that I would even consider laying him down :). We have had so many people around holding him (mostly Jerry and I) that it's pointless to try to train this little boy. Especially until Christmas is over and he doesn't have everyone holding him 24/7.
Well that's our little update. Wish me luck on becoming "Baby Wise." I'm going to do it!! I am I am!! Good luck to me!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

welcome back skinny feet

I HAVE BONES IN MY FEET!! hopefully this is the last picture ever of my feet. I have never seen my ankles so skinny in my life. just had to share because i'm so excited. i'm pretty sure i lost about 15 more pounds when all the swelling went down.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pics of Julian

sleeping with dad

sleeping with mom

in case you were wondering if the swelling has gone down at all..... NOPE! just gotten worse and its the whole leg now not just my feet. :)

he already knows sign language..

at our first doctor's appointment...

our first bath at home...

Grandma and Julian our first ride in dad's truck...

mom's doctor...

arriving at home...

Julian's visitors

Boston and Carol
Dorie and JulianMs. Caroline
Mrs. Shipley
Ms. Tanya Auntie Deb

Friday, December 12, 2008


Happy one week to my baby Julian!! I am truly blessed. My life has been changed forever and I'm loving it. I have not had a moment of free time since I got home from the hospital. I wish I could have brought a few of those nurses home with me to help out and answer all of my questions. So let me recap: Julian arrived on Friday. We were released from the hospital on Monday. We get home around 3 ish. My mom had my house all clean, the Christmas tree lit, and our favorite lunch all out and ready to eat. It was a very warm welcome. About an hour later Jerry had to go to work... and I start feeling a "little weird." Well about 10 mins later a "little weird" turned into "very very sick." It felt exactly like the flu but I was in denile because this could NOT be happening one hour after I got home. I had fever, chills, no appetite, nausea, and that is not even the worse part. soooooooooooooooo luckily it was only a "24 hr" bug and I am feeling so much better. My mom got it too and she's all well now also. Poor Jerry has had to work non stop and take care of us when he's home. But I think we are past all that and now on a good track. Enough of the depressing stuff. My baby has been a little trooper. He has had no clue that anything was wrong. He is a wonderful little baby. He rarely fusses unless he wants to tell you he's hungry, wet, or dirty.

Yesterday we had our first outing with our little man and it was very uneventful. Julian had his first pediatrician appointment. We really liked her a lot. J was the pefect patient. His mommy had a tougher time than him for sure moving around so much but I made it.

Ok well that's about all the free time I have for now. I have bottles to wash, things to sanatize, etc.. I'll post more later and hopefully get some more pictures on here.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

before and after

Friday, 12/5/08, 4:30 am
Saturday AM

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Julian Travis Curry
He made is arrival Friday, December 5th @ 8:58 AM by C Cection.
Julian's Stats:
8 lbs 6 1/2 ozs
21 1/2 inches

Looking at his momma...

Proud parents...

Jerry hasn't stopped smiling yet...

After his first bath in the nursery. They combed his hair nice and straight...

Our big boy getting dressed...


Tuesday, December 2, 2008


C Cection scheduled for Friday, December 5th @ 7:30 AM.
I'm very sad that it wont be on the 4th (my dad's bday)
I'm very sad I have to wait one more day to meet my baby
I was going to be induced ONLY IF I had anything going on "down there." BUT because I am only 37 weeks, they think it will be much safer for me and the baby if he just gets cut out. Because I am diabetic and with surgery you can't eat after midnight the night before, well I have to have the first appointment of the morning. Well some other PREGO had to take my spot :(. I still have a little hope I'm hanging onto. I'm hoping that my friend can work something out with the schedule and get me in on Thursday morning instead. We'll see. Either way by Friday, I should get to meet my baby :) yay!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thursday Thursday Thursday!!!

The Doctor says Julian is still a little chunky monkey.. He is ready to arrive anytime.
So Thursday is the day!
I'm so blessed not to have been put on bed rest with this swelling I have going on.. BUT part of me wishes to be ordered to rest for the next 3 days because getting ready and to work is one thing but actually getting my mind there is another. My mind is sooo not on teaching right now. I can't wait til Thursday.
Hopefully next time I post it will include pics of my baby boy.

Take care.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Thank You, Thanksgiving!

Thank You, Thanksgiving! - this is the name of a children's book I read to my kids every year at school. It's just a little girl who walks around saying thank you for everything - which is most likely what God would like for us to do but I often forget. It reminds me every year how much I have to be thankful for. With my students we always talk about the four F's we are thankful for: our family, our friends, our food, and our freedom. Everything pretty much falls under the umbrella of one of the four F's.
I'm thankful to be a child of God.
I'm thankful that His mercies are brand new every morning.
I'm thankful for my Julian.. I can't wait to meet him - 5 days!!
I'm thankful for Jerry and him being great.
I'm thankful for my Mom.. she does too much and I'm so grateful
I'm thankful for my job, my supportive co workers, and my students.
I'm thankful for technology keeping in touch with all my friends and family.
I'm thankful for my Odis P.
I'm thankful for my best friend Kelly and her ALWAYS being there for me.
I'm thankful that I only have less than a week to wait to meet my son.
I'm thankful for my mom's chicken n dressing with cranberry sauce.
I'm thankful for deviled eggs.
I'm thankful for lower gas prices even if it's just for a while.
I'm thankful for my house.
I'm thankful that I got to experience the miracle of being pregnant.
I'm thankful for good sleep.
I'm thankful for good garage sales.
I'm thankful for the Christmas season!!


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

look how we've grown!

28 weeks:
32 weeks:


Thursday, November 20, 2008

2 weeks notice!

It's crazy to think that 2 weeks (14 days!!!) from now, I could have my Julian here. I am really hoping that he does make his grand entry into the world on December 4th. When I was told by one doctor that I will probably have him the first week in December I automatically wanted it to be on the 4th. December 4th is a very special day for me and my family because that was my Dad's bday. Since Julian will never get to meet my dad I think it would be perfect if he could share that special day with my dad. He also gets to share his name. Travis was my dad's first name and that will be Julian's middle name. Anyways, it will be a special day no matter when he makes his arrival.

2 weeks!! yay

Thursday, November 13, 2008

school baby shower

My hostesses: Michelle, Sally, Maria, Jen, Jill, and Melissa

Maria and Sally MADE this cake. It was the cutest thing ever!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

C Cection or Induction??

Julian wasn't participating for his monthly photo shoot today so no new pictures today. Well I did get a couple pictures but they are very hard to tell what you are looking at.

Dr. Kirshon said Julian looks great! PRAISE GOD! The only concern is his size. He's a little fatty like his mommy :). He is the product of a mother with Diabetes so I guess it is very very normal to have a large baby. So we are thinking he will be here sooner than expected. Probably during the first week of December. YIKES. I go back the Monday after Thanksgiving for my last check up with Dr. Kirshon and I guess that is when we will make the final decision on whether or not we are scheduling a C cection or an Induction.

So week 34 is going great so far. Less than 4 weeks to go!! yay!

Friday, November 7, 2008

turkey legs, cupcakes, and sasage on a stick

How about those legs after a day of wearing boots. I SWEAR those boots are soooo not even tight and they have no heal and the socks usually are falling down. So all I can say is ... daaaannnnnnggg!
Fall Festivals are sooooo much better when they are selling TURKEY LEGS!!! Seriously, how sad is this :)
My job was to help with the cupcake walk... I think I deserve a prize for resisting the temptation and limiting myself to only ONE cupcake for the entire night.
Oh and of course sasage on a stick makes the world a better place :) I was donating to a good cause so back off! haha
So I thought these were too funny and I had to share. They make me look like a big fatty but it is what it is I guess :) I had a great night with my new teacher friends.