Tuesday, October 21, 2008

31 weeks

WOOOOOO!!!! Other than waves of insane exhaustion and feeling like my son is beating drums inside of me (in between jamming his bum into my ribs and tickling my bladder), I am truly feeling awesome! After surviving Bella's 3rd trimester, I never imagined I could feel this amazing so late in pregnancy (*knock on wood*). OB said to keep doing whatever I'm doing cuz everything looks great. Passed my gestational diabetes test, came up "slightly" anemic-no big surprise since I've been anemic since I was a small child.

WARNING: Ignore the horrid no makeup total exhausted look:)

31 wks-Mr. Man has definitely pushed himself out a bit and changed positions

28 wks

31 wks

28 wks

Monday, October 20, 2008

Christmas Wish List

Since a few have already requested it, I've started Bella's Christmas Wish List on WalMart's website.

http://www.walmart.com/giftregistry/gr_detail.do? registryId=80502958177


Welcome to our family blog!!! I decided to create a Family Blog for overall family updates and keep separate blogs for Bella and Hunter.

Add us to your favorites:

Family Blog: http://mayquad.blogspot.com
Bella's Blog: http://bellabeansworld.blogspot.com
Hunter's Blog: http://hunterthomas.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Family Pictures

A local photographer that happens to be a mom in one of the playgroups is starting up her photography business and offered to do a photo shoot for the moms in our playgroup. They turned out awesome!!! I was thrilled because Bella is at the stage where posing in a studio just isn't happening, so we just ran around and played at Bogle Park while Laurie snapped shots.

These are my favs-not in any particular order at all, I just uploaded from the CD.

Bella LOVED this fence! She kept going back to it and anytime a car would drive by, she'd say, "Where'd they go?" and look down the road for them and say, "Come back!!!"

Gonna crop my fat legs outta this and we might look decent LOL

LOVE this one-its totally Bella!! She got pretty attached to that pumpkin:)

Last shot of the day-Bella and Mama dancing:)

Love this one of Bella walking around the flowers. Bogle Park is sooooo pretty all year!

My serious lil tootsy looking for cars

Checking out the flowers with Daddy

The fence again:)

Daddy's girl

I love this girl!!!!

Beautiful eyesDarn sun!!!

TOTALLY Bella!!!!

Getting some Mama love-thats her new thing, to lay her head on my tummy

Other than me looking like a dopehead, I LOVE this pic!!!

Laurie does an awesome job with candid shots! The best part is you get the CD of all the pics with all copyrights-I LOVE!!!! Her name is Laurie Glenn; phone number is 479-685-6193 and email is laurieglennphotography@gmail.com. I HIGHLY recommend her:)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rest of DVDs

Some good shots of his sweet lil face, crazy yoga poses and even opening his eyes!!

Lots of him opening his mouth

So in love with our sweet boy

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Hunter's First Movie

The DVD from the 4D ultrasound is broke into 5 parts. I worked on 1 part tonight, getting the best clips into a shorter version. This one shows his legs; his hands/arms playing with his legs; how insanely close his legs are to his face; and his wonderful sweet face:) The first portion is his legs-you can see the edge of his face on the far right, then the tech moves the cursor over it to show how close his legs are to his face.

Enjoy!!! I'll work on the others tomorrow night-gotta go finish my apple w/ PB and watch the debate.

CSection Plan

Forgot to mention that I asked the OB about how the planned CSection will work. They'll have me go to hospital early in the morning and then we'll do the CSection 2-3 hours later. Its getting close!!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008


First, I survived my gestational diabetes test-if its bad, I'll have results via phone in a few days; otherwise, via mail whenever. Wasn't so bad this time around since I didn't have to fast beforehand. Had a good appt-Mr. Man still measuring good and his HB was 145. I'm now on to appts every 2 weeks-its getting close!!!!!

Then we got to see Mr. Man and fall in love!! He looks just like his big sister-soooo beautiful!!! I just want to hold him and kiss that sweet lil face now! Bella even got into it and was pointing out his nose and eyes and blowing him kisses-it was really cute.

A beauty like his sister-same cute lil nose, pointy top lip, pouty bottom lip, and chunky cheeks:)

We told Bella that was Hunter saying "Hiiiii Sissy!!!"

He even opened his eyes!!!

Got his ankles crossed:) Lil monkey is all kinds of squished in there-his butt is at the very top under my right boob (OUCH no wonder, bony lil bum always smashing my ribs!!!), his toes are touching his nose when he stretches his legs out and he has his arms propped behind his head like he is chilling:) He did a nice lil yoga pose and waved at us by crossing his ankles, then putting his arm between his legs LOL He sucked on his toes too:)

And yes, the closet full of blue will not go to waste-still has his man parts!!! 4D is soooo weird, looks like his legs got amputated

I'll edit the DVD down some tomorrow and post. I'm sooo in love!!!!


Have to do the lovely GD test (drink NASTY Glucola and then have blood drawn), OB appt and then 4D ultrasound-WOOOOOO!!! Hopefully I'll have some awesome pics to share this evening:)

WOOHOO Big Girl Bed Success

WE SURVIVED!!!! First night wasn't exactly a blast but ended up going good. We read books while she drank milk like we had been doing and then left her in the big girl bed (took crib down earlier in the day and she said "Bye bye baby night night" LOL). She was NOT happy-flung the door open, shook the gate and SCREAMED!! We kept going in there, taking turns for an hour or so. Once we finally got over ourselves feeling like bad parents and just left her in there to deal, she calmed down, got back in bed and went to sleep. AND slept all night!!!!!

Sunday she didn't take much of a nap but at least stayed in her bed playing with no fit. Last night she did AWESOME-wasn't even really interested in reading so we read a tiny bit and then told her goodnight. She didn't get out of bed or whine at all, slept all night and I ended up having to wake her up to get ready for school LOL

Yep, yet another one we are saying, "Why didn't we do this sooner?" But thats pretty much how things fly with lil miss:) PROUD OF MY BABY!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

December 17

If Hunter magically does wait and arrive on December 17, some notables....

-my great great Aunt Hazel's bday (AWESOME lady!!!)
-Beethoven's bday
-First airplane flew 12/17/1903
-Cal Ripken Sr bday
-Chuck Liddell bday (MMA)

He'll be an Archer just like Mama!!!!

A Sagittarius born on December 17 is a material realist. They aim high but have the maturity to accept failure. Their leadership talent usually shows early. Although self-disciplined, they enjoy breaking the rules from time to time. They may be self-conscious about their practical side and keep that aspect hidden from all but those closest to them.

Friends and Lovers
December 17 people believe that friendships are forged through good and bad circumstances over years. Though they worry about retaining autonomy after marriage, they prefer to go through life as part of a couple. They make exceptional mates and strive to keep romance alive.

Children and Family
Family matters are usually favorable for December 17 folks. As children, they become accustomed to receiving a great deal of admiration and may have shouldered responsibilities young. They believe in giving their youngsters the opportunity to make some of their own rules to give them a sense of independence.

Because people born on this date may have experienced a health condition as a child, they may feel somewhat vulnerable in this area. As a result, they may become health fanatics, especially about exercise. They can benefit from weight-training.

Career and Finances
December 17 men and women possess an entrepreneurial spirit. They were born to make money. Their ability is predicated on a keen understanding of what the public wants. Their tireless research efforts back up their intuition.

Dreams and Goals
Goal-making is a specialty of people born on this date. Once they've decided a project must go forward, they put forth monumental effort. They seem to have a good deal of self-confidence, but they may not feel quite as positive about their own abilities as they seem. Success usually cures them of that problem.

Coming Home Outfits

Yep its a lil early still but I already have my favs:)

#1-if Hunter is normal size:)

#2 if Hunter is Bella size:)
And yes, he will have socks and a jacket for both LOL