Monday, April 26, 2010

And The Winner Is......


Thanks to everyone for voting for the last few weeks.
We have had a lot of fun involving all of our friends 
and family in choosing our babies name.

 We made a final "postgame" survey if anyone 
wants to suggest a middle name or leave any comments. 

I have about one week to go until my due date ......May 5th.
We will let you know when Jonah gets here!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


So Annalise has been having a lot of trouble sleeping.
She has been waking up a few times a night....
 scared of something different every night. 
She wakes up crying and comes into my room.
Sometimes she will go back to bed, 
but other times she just wants someone to hold her. 
She has started to close her closet every night because it's scary,
and she say's there is an eye in her bed?
Sometimes she remembers her dreams, 
but most of the time she starts to explain it,
and it sounds like nonsense to me.

I honestly don't know what to do, 
but I hope we can resolve this....
before I have another baby keeping me up at night. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April Fun....

Spring is my favorite season!
 No matter what your favorite time of year is.... 
you have to love the flowers,
 and the perfect weather, 
and the sports that come along with it.......

We went to a Cincinnati Reds game last weekend 
with my parents 
for the opening week of the baseball season. 

I still wore my Phillies Shirt!

We also had a great time when my sister and her family came here to visit us in Columbus a few weeks ago. They were able to be here for Easter,

 ...and the kids all had fun being together. 

This year Spring also brings babies for our family....
My sister in law Heather is due the same day as me, 
so we are on a race to the finish line. 
I think she will make it there before me. 
I was two weeks overdue with Annalise, and I don't expect a miracle this time either. 
I am 38 weeks now, so I suspect it will be another 3 weeks.

See you soon baby Oscar!

Baby Naming Final Vote

We're down to the championship- a week late, but hey, the baby will probably be late anyway. Thanks to everyone who voted in the extended Jonah vs. Daniel battle this week. It was a really hard decision, since I am a a big fan of the name Jonah (not to sway any votes or anything.) I guess the one advantage that Kevin has is that he is a boy, so he knows what it is like to have a boy name, but I would like to have something that is a little different. So our conversations about Daniel vs Jonah came down to me saying: "Okay, we can go with Daniel, but if we go with that name I am going to call him Danny, and if I am going to compromise on Daniel I also get to choose the middle name, and I choose Oscar. Kevin was not cool with Daniel Oscar Lawrence, so Jonah is now in the final two. 

So go on and vote for your favorite.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Baby Naming- Final 3?

Ok, here's what's going on. We are stuck. Nathan has defeated Nicholas and will be moving on to the championship. The other side is not so easy. Kevin prefers Daniel and Kelsey prefers Jonah. The general public has picked Daniel, but Kelsey really likes Jonah, and is also really pregnant. These factors combine to increase the power of her vote. 

We have decided to open up a survey for one day only. So go on and send us you best argument why we should name our son either Daniel or Jonah. This will close Monday night at 9pm EDT. 
Thanks for Voting!

Feel free to just leave a comment on here if you would rather do that........

Friday, April 9, 2010

Anna the entertainer

Lately Annalise has been making me laugh almost as often as she tests my patience. As her vocabulary grows she becomes more entertaining.
This morning Annalise and I were in my room when she started to "discipline" me. She said the following to me in a strong tone of voice:

 "I am going to leave, and I am going to lock your door. If you want to be happy you need to be nice." as she proceeded to close the door and leave me in my room. She came back about 30 seconds later and asked me: "Are you ready to be happy?" 

I think it is more a reflection of me more than anything, but it was still funny!

The other funny thing she has been doing lately is making up her own words. Her favorite new word is Bonique. I don't know how to spell made up words, but I imagine that is how she would spell it? She puts the word into many of her sentences. She will describe something as being bonique, or say she wants to bonique something, like...I would like to bonique down the slide. This morning was pretty funny when she was getting mad at Kevin and she said: 

"No, no, no daddy! Bonique!" 

So apparently it can be used as an angry word also? Either way, it is very funny listening to her express herself, and the way she puts her sentences together. I think she is smart anyway, and I brag about her "skills" all the time, but I am her mom so that is my job. I have started to teach her how to read, and she can do small three letter words, which I think is so cool. My little genius. 

However, I know in a few weeks she is going to get less attention than what she has gotten used to over the last three years, so I think I should do all I can in the next few weeks to let her know she is still my favorite daughter. 

Speaking of baby number two. I had an ultrasound this week to see what position the baby is sitting...and thankfully he is finally head down. So hopefully no turning, or c-sections are going to be needed. Yay! (The ultrasound pics are below. They may not look like much, but the one on the bottom is the most important, the picture of his head at the bottom of my belly, the other two are his face.) All I really want is a normal that too much to ask for? By Wednesday I will be 37 weeks. So all I have to say to you "Baby Oscar" is,..... I am ready when you are!

I am ready to be done with back aches, heartburn, muscle cramps, ill fitting clothing, exhaustion (which will actually come in another form soon), being hungry and full at the same time, rolling in bed all night long, being so emotional, not being able to keep up with my two year old, hot flashes, reaching my toes without holding my breath.....and other things that should not be mentioned in words on my blog. Don't get me wrong when I complain about the "joys" of pregnancy. I feel very blessed to have another child join our family very soon, but after 37 weeks of being pregnant....I am also very tired. I am honestly very excited about having a little boy join our family soon, and I know Annalise can't wait either. Almost every day she comes up to my belly and says to the baby "come out, come out baby!" But until then.....we are here waiting!

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Thats right....we are down to four names, so I hope at least one of your favorites has not been knocked out yet!

It gets harder every week for me as I have to choose between the names I really like, but I hope it is fun for you!

These are the final four names: Nathan, Nicholas, Daniel, and Jonah.

Here is the link:

Happy Voting!!