Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hello everyone! I have recently opened my etsy store . For this upcoming holiday, I have placed my headbands on sale for $5 each, regardless of size. They usually are $6-9! So get them while they are hot! I'm also adding 3 new headbands to my store today. Please check out my store and shop away. These would make a great stocking stuffer for your little girl, or niece or grandchild! Just sayin.

Here are some recent pics done by my friend Tasha of some of my headbands she purchased. Click here to check out her photography! Thanks Tasha!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I'm BACK!!

Well, at least I think I'm back, for now, LOL.

I have recently gone PRN at work, which basically means I make my own schedule. This also means that I am home with my kids full-time now! YAY!

Actually, this means a whole lot of new things for the Wilson family who continue to live on chaotically ever after.  Because going PRN at work means less money, that in turn means I must make money somehow:)

Throughout the last year or so I have become a lover of all things crafty. And with my recent discovery of the website pinterest, I've gone a little craft crazy! One item in particular that I've taken a liking to is making headbands for little girls. Hence, how I will attempt to bring in a little dough on the side!

I am contemplating opening a little shop on to sell my home-made hair accessories and other what-not's, but first I wanted to sort of launch my ideas on facebook and give it a whirl. So here is what I'm going to do.

 I will be posting pictures of a few of my headbands on facebook. There will be a picture of each headband by itself and then a picture of each headband on my beautiful Rory's little head. I am going to start a bid on all of the headbands at $3 a piece and let the bids keep rolling until midnight on October 27, 2011 (tomorrow night). To place a bid all you have to do is make a comment on the picture of the headband you like. Whoever places the highest bid by midnight October 27,2011 will be the lucky someone to purchase that particular headband. Just open the facebook album titled HEADBANDS and bid away!

All headbands displayed are for age 3months +. I can make headbands to fit any head (newborn-mommy)!!!
I am so excited about this new adventure and am looking forward to see how the bids turn out!

Here are some pics of the headbands I will be selling!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

37 WKS!!

Okay. It is officially 12:09 am, so I can now officially say I am a full term preggo momma. Yup. And I can't stinking sleep, and I can't stinking wait to meet this little girlie who ails me so.

An update from last week's appointment I remain 2 centimeters dilated. I am currently, nor recently, having any contractions nudging me to visit triage at Norton Suburban. Just waiting. Every moment, waiting.

BUT. I know that in 13 days I could have this baby if in fact I decide that I want her out of me. My doctor has told me she will induce at 39 weeks. 13 days of waiting is tolerable, I think. However, I am miserable most of the time.

I had a thought today. My birthday is February 24th, which happens to be 1 day before I reach 39 weeks. I was wondering how my doctor would feel about inducing me then, 1 day early. That is if she hasn't graced us with her wonderful presence yet.

I have been thinking about this all day. What if we could have the same birthday?? Would she someday hate me for that, for making that decision?? Would she just want to have her own birthday and her Mom celebrate her birthday on a separate day?

Who knows what she would think. It's hard because you want to think that your daughter, who you would give the world to, would never be upset at you for choosing to have the same birthday. You want to think that she would think you are the most awesome momma and loves that you have the same birthday, right? That's what you want to think. I don't know. She'll probably be here like tomorrow and I shouldn't even think of these things, lol. But I do. What do you think? Any thoughts about that, even though it probably would never happen anyways.

Anyhow. So that is that for 37 weeks. I'm glad we've made it to this point and I can rest assure that I will not deliver a premature child. I am thankful that God has spared us the medical craziness we could have experienced had she decided to come early. Thank you Lord.

I am so excited to meet her. I have changed my cell phone background to my little Rory's face from the 3d ultrasound we had back at 20 weeks. We've come a long way since then little girl! I hope she comes soon. Tillman is so excited to meet her. I have to write about this, because its just too funny.

So, Tillman is pretty much obsessed with Mommy's belly, or baby rather. And not just with touching it. But every time he remembers that he likes my belly, he has to pull my shirt up and say hi to the baby ( He doesn't know her name yet). In Walmart today, Tillman remembered he loved my baby in my belly, and tries to pull my shirt up so he could see my actual belly, because THAT is where the baby is. She is UNDER my shirt. Thankfully, he was unsuccessful at pulling my entire shirt up to expose it to other fellow Walmart shoppers. Exposed pregnant bellies are for at home ONLY! thank you. ha.

So yes. You have your 37 week baby update. I am scheduled to work this Saturday 11p-7a. I am requesting that everyone pray that she come quick as I do not want to work another shift carrying this precious little one. Although I will if I have to. But, I'd rather not:)

I'll keep you posted:)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

35 weeks and 5 days

My weekly OB appointment was yesterday. I left my sister's house around 3:35 for my 4:00 pm appointment, and by the time I went back to see my dr. I had been having contractions. About 22 of them during that time frame. So, my dr. did a cervical exam. Still 2 cm dilated. My blood pressure was 130/70 (not too bad, but high for me). Weight gain 1 lb. Rory is still kicking and cooking. I am getting more and more anxious and excited for her to be here.

Last night I could not sleep. AT ALL. I stayed up in the living room watching a series of The Office, Friends, Seinfield, and then Frasier came on, so I decided to go downstairs at about 2 am. Not a fan of Frasier. Once I got into bed, my little dog Dylan, who sleeps in our bed because Matt insists that he does, would not stop licking and making annoying mouth noises. I thought I'd go crazy. Just about the time I thought I'd go crazy I start having bad reflux. I then realize that Matt was sleeping with one of my pillows on top of the single one he usually sleeps with.So I was a pillow short to get my head elevated just right to sleep decently with reflux. So no sleep. Around 6:00 am when Matt woke up for work, I finally was able to sleep. Thankfully my little Tilly didn't wake up until 9:30 when I woke him up because my stomach was growling so badly. Total sleep last night: 3.5 hours. Yes! I just want a good nap right about NOW! I'll keep you posted on the Rory buisness.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I can't sleep...

so here is a bib that I made for Rory. I should seriously go to bed.

35 weeks

At midnight tonight I will be 35 weeks pregnant.

I have been so anxious this week, thinking she could come at any moment.

I know my little Rory still has quite a bit of time to cook still, but I feel like she is coming soon.Very soon.

I left work several hours early the other morning after having regular contractions for 2 1/2 hours.

I went to triage at the hospital and received 2 rounds of shots to stop my labor, and discovered I'm 2 cm dilated.

Each day since, I have had increasing crampiness and feel that I am continuing to dilate.

So, when she does decide to come, she will probably come quick.

I keep doing all this cleaning, and  packing, and preparing. Nesting.

She's coming so soon.

Appointment details will come Monday night, if we can cook her just a little longer.

I am so excited and scared to know what it will be like to have 2 children.

Only time will tell:)

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Many Faces of Till the Man

Tillman is just so silly these days. He makes the most pitifully, hilarious faces all within seconds of each other. Here are some shots I was fortunate to capture during breakfast the other day. He is seriously crazy.

hey momma. what's that black thing you have?

i want to hold it.

i want to hold it right now.

why are you turning sideways momma?

okay , now I'm bored with that thing, more goldfish.

cheese. Or please? not sure. more goldfish momma.

are you gonna stop taking pictures and get me some more goldfish?

More. More.

Mimi, momma isn't getting me more goldfish.

you are so mean momma, quit taking pictures and get me goldfish.

i want goldfish right now.

fish. fish. more. more. you are so mean.

what is that black thing? can i hold it?

alright, now i'm just getting tired.

fish. more. fish. more.

you really are mean momma.

if i can't have more fish just put me down for a nap please.

Custom Burp Cloths

I have tried very hard to accumulate things along my pregnancy for our little girl. This includes burp cloths. Most things I have bought anywhere from clothes, blankets, bibs, etc... have been from second hand stores. Burp cloths and bibs are very hard to come by even at second hand or consignment. 

So, with a little inspiration from my wonderful sewing sister, I have purchased fabric and have begun making my own custom burp cloths. LOVE THEM! Sure they are just going to get spit up and puke and who knows what all over them, but atleast they will be cute underneath all of that, lol:) Here's a peak at them. 

I purchased these diapers at Mama's Hip in Louisville, KY (Indian pre-fold 6 for $12.50). The fabrics are from Hancock's Fabrics.

33 weeks 4 days

Well here we are. 33 weeks and 4 days preggers with the little Rory girl. We are getting so close. Sometimes I get so anxious and really just want her to be here so badly, like right now. But, then, I think oh my goodness, what if this is the last time I'm pregnant? I need to savor every lasting second of this pregnancy, right? 

When we had Tillman I thought I wanted to have four children. Now that I am expecting our second, I am starting to think I'm not so sure. We will gladly and thankfully take every child that God gives to us, don't get me wrong, but to think of four now, is SCARY. Am I thinking this way just because I am pregnant right now?lol. It's possible. I'm just going to take it one kiddo at a time for now:) 

So today was my 33 1/2 week OB appointment. Somehow along the way I managed to get off schedule and my appointments land in the middle of my weeks instead of right on the day I change weeks, does that make sense? Like my appointment for today was on a Monday, but I am not 34 weeks until this Friday. My weeks fall on Fridays. I just wish that my appointments landed on Friday's. Anyway. So, the appointment went fine and we are hoping that Rory cooks for atleast 2 more weeks at my next appointment at 35 1/2 weeks. At that point I will begin seeing the OB EVERY week. That's when you know you are close! Really close.

Here are my stats for 33 weeks and 4 days preggo:
blood pressure: 140 something/ 70 something (ha) (very high for me)
Total weight gain: 15 pounds (2lb gain from last appointment 2 weeks ago)
Babys heart rate: 150's 
Babys measurments: exactly 33 cm (which is measuring right on schedule)

And after all of this information was obtained, she said any questions?? I'll see you in 2 weeks. lol. OB appointments are like so stinking expensive and so short. 

I've been having lot's of Braxton Hicks contractions over the past few weeks that have been annoying and scaring me a little. I had so many trips to Labor and Delivery for false alarm with Tillman that I am trying my hardest not to let that happen again with this one. 

My guess is that Rory will arrive mid to late February and I am so excited to meet her and I can't wait for everyone else to meet her either! I'll post another baby post in 2 weeks. 

Until then...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I brought in the New Year at work with my little Rory girl. I was sad that I didn't get to spend it with Matt and Tilly, but thankfully I had Rory with me.

So many times I am at work and miss Tillman and Matt, and I often forget that I have another member of my family with me all the time. Rory. She helps me make it through long shifts. It won't be long and I won't be able to take her to work with me anymore.

Most nights that I get to work, I have about 10-15 minutes before I have to go inside and clock in. So I sit in the car for a bit. It's then that I silence my cell phone, check my email and then go through my pics in my phone. I see pics of Tilly, Matt, my nieces and nephews, and my little Rory. These bring a smile to my face before starting my shift. It's funny how this has become my routine before going into work.

Here is a pic of Rory that I love to look at often. Its a picture of my sonogram at 20 weeks. My little work buddy:) We had a great New Years Eve together. 

Happy New Year everyone!

Christmas Pics 2010

Opening presents from Memaw and Papaw

A new elmo cell phone from Memaw and Papaw


Check out my cool reindeer shirt.

Sweet little Tatum.

Opening music kits from Nana and Pepaw on Christmas Eve.

Egg nog and the Christmas tree.

Christmas started early.


checking out the new tunnel from Nana and Pepaw.

Pepaw gave it a

Skeeters Christmas.

sweet Audrey girl.

Hannah's Christmas tree.

A visit to Hannah and Pats.

Juice, Juice and dinosaur magnets.

A little late. But better late than never, right? Here are about a gazillion and a half Christmas pics. 

Randy and Sheila got Matt and I an amazing Canon Rebel camera for Christmas. We LOVE it.