Friday, April 10, 2015


This Easter was a bit different since I was unable to participate in pretty much anything.  Essie was beyond excited, however. 

Travis took her to Peepaw's church for an egg hunt and to play a bunch of games.  She had a great time and I was thankful for the pictures he took.  That night we colored eggs.

Her dress this year was my favorite...her YaYa bought it for her awhile back and I was so excited to see her in it!  It rained all day Sunday so she had to hunt eggs inside the house...she thought that was pretty fun actually!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

34 Weeks and Bed Rest

Well last week we had our first trip to Labor and Delivery.  At this point with E I had been several times but we have managed to avoid it so far this go around.  After we went back to work after Spring break, that Monday I began to have a lot of pain.  It got worse as the day progressed and I was having what I thought were contractions quite often.  By the end of the day I could barely walk and called Travis to come home.  The DR advised us to go up to the hospital to get monitored.  I wish I could say it was a lovely experience but it wasn't. I honestly expected to hear I had kidney stones and be sent on our way after an hour or so.  Unfortunately that wasn't the case and we were there for over 5 hours.  I was indeed having contractions...a lot of them in fact.  They gave me fluids by IV and got the contractions to slow down enough to go home.  I was ordered on bedrest until my scheduled appointment Thursday.  So I spent the next 3 days lounging.  Thursday we went back to the doc and she did an ultrasound.  Lottie weighs in around 5 pounds 6 ounces and we were given the opportunity to try again to work.  I could go back to work as long as the contractions didn't return.  So Friday I went back to work...the day started off okay but by lunch was hurting pretty badly.  By the end of the day I was in a lot of pain and it took about 4 and half hours to get the contractions to slow down.  We were timing them at anywhere from 3 to 12 minutes apart.  So I am off work the remainder of my pregnancy and we are having to adapt to a "new" normal.  The hardest part so far has been telling Essie I wouldn't be at school with her every day and accepting that I will miss out on a lot of things.  But it will all be worth it in the end when lil Lottie arrives...hopefully closer to her due date. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Spring Break 2015

We had a pretty low key spring break this year.  We sat E down on the first night and allowed her to make a list of things to do that are fun and things to get done.  She came up with some great ideas. 

We started it off with a trip to see Cinderella in Little Rock at the "fancy" theater.  We all loved it and will probably head there for most movies now!  Those recliners were a relief to preggo here! 

Then we spent the rest of the week doing art projects, relaxing, and ended the week at Disney at the Village. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wye Mountain Daffodils

We took E for our annual trip to the Wye Mountain Daffodils......I cannot get over how grown up she looks here! 

Sneakin a Peek at Lottie...

We decided to visit a local ultrasound place to get a 3D ultrasound of Lottie since we had not gotten a decent pic of her yet.  It was such a wonderful experience...the tech took her time and we got to see Lottie a ton.  Essie was in awe the whole time.  We saw her sucking on her toes, smiling, and sticking her tongue out. 

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