Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Hello Blog world! I'm Alastor and I was born on my sister's 2nd birthday! I weigh 5lbs 15oz and am 18 1/2 in long! Mommy and I are doing great and are home She said she would post more pictures and my birth story soon.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


My belly at 39 weeks 2 days!
Tomorrow morning at 6am we are going to check into the hospital and hopefully have Alastor sometime later tomorrow evening. Please pray for a quick delivery and a healthy mama and baby! I will be back in a few days to update and share pictures. My computer is going to be staying home this time so we can baby moon!

See you all soon!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday Mugs- Winter...

Living in Indiana winter means snow and cold. and when I say snow I mean SNOW and oh its BEAUTIFUL!!! (with the exception of the fact that I am almost 39 weeks pregnant and well I'm not so graceful with this big belly!) We got about 3 inches tonight so here are some pictures of that!

Oh I got a new camera for when Alastor gets here and had to try the panoramic thing this is the view from our front door....

Snow on the back deck

View from our back yard

Adlie telling her daddy all about the snow (yeah she is wearing sponge bob jammies she loves him eek)

This was a few days ago but we had about 3 inches then and the wind was blowing so much and pushing all the snow up against our house and this is what it looked like when I opened the door... looks pretty haha ( I can't wait until spring to paint that front door... which means painting all the outdoor trim and the garage door too but I think we are doing Cranberry on the door and brown for the trim and garage door..)

If you would like to join in the fun of Monday Mugs head over to Heather's blog and have fun!

I also forgot when it looks like that outside we are sitting in front of this.....

Yes there is stuff in all the stockings haha and yes if you count there are 6 from left to right Daisy(the cat hers is full of toys and treats!) Matt,Mine, Adlie, Alastor,and Matt's dad has a stocking too... Our tree is also stuffed full of stuff We aren't sure if we will do the whole Santa thing or not we may do him on a small scale because we want Adlie to know Christmas is about Jesus which she is learning this year thanks to my nativity she carrys around Mary and Jesus and it is so sweet to hear her say Mama where is Mary? Any ways I hope you all enjoyed the peek at Winter Here in our house!

Monday, December 20, 2010

38 weeks...

Well this week was interesting I ended up in L&D on Thursday because of contractions... by the time they got in and got me checked out the contractions all but stopped :( anyways since we were in at 7am they said I didn't need to come for my apt later that afternoon so after being up all night we came home and pretty much slept all day which was nice. I am noticing lately I am TIRED all the time but at night... The dr at the hospital said I was in early labor and it could be any time but here we sit 4 days later and I am still pregnant..and still having contractions on and off. I go back to the dr on Wednesday and I am going to ask that he strip my membranes (alittle TMI) to see if that will jump start things more. If not well by this time next week I hopefully will be holding our little guy because we are being induced on the 26th. I will update you guys again on Wednesday after my apt or of course if something happens between now and then...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Adlie is (ALMOST!)2!!!

Adlie went today for her 2 year well baby check. She is getting so big I can't believe 2 years ago I was this pregnant with her! She weighs 25 lbs and is 32 in tall .... (35% for both she has always been on the smaller side) She eats anything and everything but meat....(chicken and sausage are the exceptions here) She LOVES yogart and any fruit or veggie she can get her hands on! She STILL does not sleep through the night most of the time.... She Loves Mickey Mouse and Spongebob (where did that one come from?!?) She loves shoes she spends alot of time clacking around our house wearing my heels (she walks better in them than I do lol) She is so into the whole dress up and play house thing she likes to wear her tutus and my heels and a play apron and make coffee in her play kitchen! She is also starting to want to feed her toys (right now she uses a bottle with them but I have a feeling once Alastor gets here she will start copying me and try breastfeeding her toys) She talks all the time yep even in her sleep... last night she was laughing and talking about Mickey in her sleep which made me laugh too!One of the new things she does is goes to Matt and asks to hold his hand and then leads him to her room to watch a movie or play with her toys she is such a daddy's girl lately (Fingers crossed this makes for little to no issues with jealosey). I have been planning her 2nd birthday party since October and had decided on a Hello Kitty party (she loves her) but a few days ago I was getting ready to order her plates and cups for her party and she saw the Minnie Mouse ones and well now we are having a Minnie Mouse party! and now I have some more work to do! What ever baby wants baby gets I guess haha. Well for the past 2 days I have tried to upload new pictures of Adlie and it just isnt working... but here is the post about her I will try tomorrow to get the pictures up for you all.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

37 weeks...

my growing belly and our new family member... I think I talked a bit about her in my last post but this is Daisy (Adlie named her after Daisy on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse) I am honestly not sure what "color" she is I keep joking that she is camo colored.... she is about 12 weeks old now and is just a sweet kitty.
On to the baby stuff.... I am 37 weeks (tomorrow) I went for my weekly check today and talked to the dr a bit about my fear of him not being head down so he checked and can I be honest that hurt worse than when they check for dilation!!!He had to push down on the top of my belly and then feel around my pelvis to see if he felt head and shoulders... THANK GOD he did!!! I have been so worried because when we watch my belly move and when I feel Alastor move I just can't tell if he was head down or not and I really want to skip a C-section if we can.... We are measuring right on and Alastor's heart rate today was 140 which is pretty normal for him. We talked a little about my scheduled induction for the 26th they may have me in Christmas night to get things started we will know more next week though. I have his bag of things packed and ready to go (though I just ordered a new diaper bag so I may be moving his stuff over to that once it gets here) I also got his baby book in the mail today so at this point I think we are as ready as we can be. I can't wait to see Adlie's face when she meets him for the first time. I will post again later about what is going with her she goes Monday for her 2 year check up! I cannot believe 2 years ago I was just as pregnant as I am right now! (I was also induced with Adlie on the 26th but she took her time coming out!)Well there you have it a quick update on how Alastor is doing and a look at my big belly!

Monday, December 6, 2010

36 weeks!

Seriously this pregnancy has been easy and gone by so fast (other than my hips lower back hurting all the time) ( also I am 36 weeks 4 days to be exact...) I go back to the dr on Thursday for a weekly check. We have set a date to meet Alastor if he doesn't come before then but it just so happens to be the same day I was induced with Adlie nearly 2 years ago... OMG my little girl is 21 days away from being 2! Y'all she is SO much fun she cracks me up every day and I can't wait to see her sweet little face when she meets her brother for the first time. I have Alastor's bag packed and I can probably be packed in a matter of a few moments if the time comes... For some reason I have this feeling that he will come on the 21st. That date will be 6 months from the day Matt's sister passed away after being in a car accident. It also happens to be a full moon. We will see Matt is hoping more for the 16th its so funny he is so ready to meet him that he even has Adlie pointing at my belly saying brother get out! We have almost finished Christmas shopping I have to just finish getting stuff for Matt's stocking and for his dad's stocking (we are going to have him over Christmas morning and have lots of stuff for him here so he feels like its Christmas instead of him at a empty house) I am finished for a while with bows which has been nice I have not made one bow it over a week! and I truly think my hands are thanking me!! I got a new camera because Adlie dropped mine on the hard wood floors a few months back and it just kept shaking and it got to the point it would not even shoot any more. I got the same thing I had before just the newer one with 14.1 mega pixels! I see a big difference from my 10.1! I don't know if I posted about William (the cat) or not but now we have a new kitty Daisy (Adlie named her) as you can tell our house and life is BUSY I will post again Thursday with baby updates and new pictures.


Thursday, October 14, 2010


I know I know I am a bad bad blogger! I have promised a update for over a week and I have been so busy with bows ( I'll talk about that in a minute) Dr and Adlie that I am up way to late at night to even get a few seconds to post. But I am taking a break from bows for a few hours ha and give you guys a good full update.

Adlie update!
Adlie is now 21 (almost 22 months old!)months old! She is so busy and smart and funny and so many other things I wish I could bottle her up and keep her like this forever! She is trying hard to potty train herself (I am kind of dragging my feet on this with the new baby comming) She is talking so much.She has started eating alot better. She is in size 4 diapers (which if she dosn't have pants on she takes off!) She is in between size 12 month and 18 month in clothes though she can fit in some 24 month stuff. She wears size 5 shoes (this girl LOVES shoes! and can 90% of the time put them on herself on the right feet!) She is really starting to get some hair and always asks for a pony and a bow (which makes me VERY VERY happy!) She still wakes up at least once a night. I am not sure how tall or how much she weighs (she goes back in December). I think she is going to be a great big sister she likes to pat my belly or sit against it and feel Alastor move and she loves to give my belly kisses. I am going to try to attach a video of her saying family names to this post. oh she is a doll!
Adlie wearing my reading glasses...

Adlie in Alastors new carseat... ( in her new hello kitty slippers this girl is on a big hello kitty kick right now)
Adlie with my nannie (her great grandma on my mom's side) before they headed to FL for the winter.

Alastor update!
Here is my belly at 28 weeks...

Well I am now almost 29 weeks! This pregnancy I have to this point gained 6 lbs (not bad really) Alastor is doing great his heart rate is in the 140's. He is ALWAYS moving. Which I love. One of my favorite things about being pregnant with Adlie and him has been just laying in the almost dark bedroom at night and watching them roll and kick all over the place. I am trying to enjoy this pregnancy because this is the last one for us. I went for my 1 hour glucose test and failed (had this test done last Wednesday and my arm is still bruised from the blood draw!) so Tuesday I went for my 3 hour test and thankfully I passed that. ( I had Gestational Diabeties with Adlie) My next check up is Wednesday. I have been measuring about a week and a half bigger for a while which the dr thinks is because of extra amniotic fluid (I also had this with Adlie) I have started to talk to the dr a little about induction just for the sake of having my mom here to be able to 1. watch Adlie durring labor and delivery and 2. because she missed Adlie's birth. My dr said he would induce me at 39 weeks (which is Christmas Eve... so he may let me go a few days earlier) Matt thinks Alastor is going to have other plans all together and come on December 16th which is fine with us as long as he is ready to come out. I do wake up in the morning having some Braxton hicks contractions but nothing bad.

Business update!

As you know I make bows. Well I decided I would see what I could do with that and I ended up deciding that wholesaleing them is the way to go. So I make hundreds of bows/clips for other people to sell at craft shows. I am doing pretty well some days I wish I had 4 more arms and 3 more hours a day to get things done but for us the bit I do is all extra money which has been nice because we are able to buy Adlie just about anything she wants and get lots of things for Alastor. I have it set so I take a break in a few weeks then I will go back to it until Alastor comes and once he comes I will take another break (but I will be working on stocking my more popular items so I can just ship as they are ordered). Right now I am enjoying the work and being busy and we will see how things go from here.

well this is LONG and wordie.... so I am going to Add some new pictures and leave it at that. I will try to update more often.

here is that video of Adlie talking.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I am SWAMPED with bow orders. ( I sell 95% of my bows wholesale and it is craft show season which means I am BUSY!) Every thing is going great Alastor is growing growing growing! and so is Adlie. I will do a better update post on what is going on here once I am alittle caught up on orders. But I wanted to let you guys know I am still here just beyond busy. (I am 26 weeks 4 days pregnant!)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Baby Alastor update... (24 week check)

Everything looks great!!! His heart rate is 140. He is growing right on track!My next apt. I have the yucky glucose test... pray everything continues to look good...and here are a few pictures my belly Saturday. and Part of what he will be coming home in....

Oh and here is a recent picture of Adlie!


Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Mugs- Oh! The things they get in to!

Its Monday! Which means easy blogging thanks to Heather at Oswald Cuties!!!!

Adlie in her closet... (sitting on the diaper genie)

Eating Flour!

On Mommy's computer! (this is a daily thing for her)

In a box of diapers....

And in the laundry!
All of these pictures are recent (from June on to now!) Man she gets in to alot of stuff!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sharing my Bows I sell

Here is the link to my Facebook page where I will be starting to sell my bows

Please also "like" my shop and share it with your friends! More bows comming soon!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Mugs- Then and Now...

Alright its Monday and that means Easy blogging on my part thanks to Heather at Oswald Cuties!!!! Well I was trying to think of a good thing to do for this today and well you have all seen then and now pictures of Adlie so I figured I would do something different.... I make bows have since Adlie was born and well lets just say I wasn't the greatest...


just another from this time last year....

NOW.... (I made the center and everything!!!)

Another one from now again I made the center and everything (this one is for my Niece who is almost 1!!!)

Oh and I know I said no then and now of Adlie but I just had to share (oh how I miss that chubby little monkey girl!)

And now she is my big monkey girl! Just not as chubby!

Oh and I figured you all would like to see where Alastor is living right now! I was just this big at 28 weeks when I was pregnant with Adlie!!!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Mugs-Cry Babies....

Its Monday again and we all know I am all about mindless blogging lately.....So thanks to Heather at Oswald Cuties I get to join in the fun of Monday Mugs!!!

As you can tell Adlie is quite the master with the pouty lip!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Mugs- Sunglasses

Its Monday and well I have been in a blogging funk. Life is busy I am not taking a ton of pictures lately and all I feel like I am doing is making bows... but Thanks to Heather at Oswald Cuties I am going to do a quick easy blog! Wooo for easy mindless blogging!

Adlie rocking her sunglasses and matching shirt!
Adlie in Aunt Phil's sunglasses

Adlie wearing daddy's old sunglasses

Mama in sunglasses....
Little baby update... I am 18 weeks 3 days and have been feeling good kicks for a few weeks now! I go back August 10th for another ultrasound. We have also picked out a name... his name will be Alastor Dean (Matt's dad's middle name) Alan (my dad's middle name)!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We are having a......

He looks so much like Adlie in this top one....

Blowing bubbles
Showing us just how flexable he can be!

Lounging with his arm behind his head... (Adlie did this alot when I had ultrasounds with her too)

Little baby legs that have really started to kick me more and more!