Our little Pumpkin arrived at 7:32 pm on Thursday, September 24th! She weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces, and measured 20 and 3/4 inches long. She is incredibly strong, bright-eyed, and positively beautiful, with a head full of silky dark hair. She looks just like her daddy. I was exactly a week “overdue”, and had… Read More 2009: September 24, Pumpkin’s birth.
A few months after we got the fence, Casey had taken to jumping over it to chase squirrels. Having to run after her being massively pregnant was not only physically difficult, it was emotionally stressful. Our old house backed up to the main road entering the neighborhood, and she could have very easily been hit… Read More 2009: The Bubbas
When I found out I was pregnant in January, I looked forward to the belly. I’m not a small person — 5’11 with bare feet — and I assumed that with pregnancy, my frame would expand accordingly, and quickly. I was ready for it. It didn’t happen. I didn’t really begin to show until I… Read More 2009: The belly grows.
There’s a distinct lack of photos between February and April of 2009. My first experience with morning sickness had me down for the count. It was all-day sickness for me, accompanied by a profound fatigue. On April 20, 2009, we had our first ultrasound, where we found out that Pumpkin was a little girl. Now,… Read More 2009: Our first ultrasound.
In a one-year period of time (2008-2009), we adopted three dogs, and I became pregnant with our first child. We didn’t have a fenced back yard when we adopted the dogs, so when we finally got one, it was a big deal. Not having to take the dogs out on leashes, allowing them to have… Read More 2009: A fence for the Bubbas.
The Captain and I don’t do much in the way of material things for holidays (including birthdays)…we stopped doing cards and flowers and trinkets before the kids were even born. What we do like to do is do “birthday weekends” or Mother’s and Father’s Day weekends. The entire weekend belongs to the person of honor.… Read More Mother’s Day Saturday