Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

Once again Christmas has come and gone way too fast. I love this time of year and am always a little sad when Magic 96 quits playing Christmas music. I think I have been listening to it since the beginning of November. Since this was the first Christmas with a Mooneyhan grand baby, things were a little different. It was so much fun watching Will attempt to open his gifts. He really seemed very interested and even tried to rip the paper on a few of them. Of course we got him way more than we should have, but it was worth it to watch his face light up at his new toys. I can't wait until next year when we will have Bryson here for Christmas. Every time my mom would ask me what I wanted for Christmas, I could not think of anything other than baby stuff, so of course we ended up with a few gifts for Bryson. Our favorite gift was one that we bought ourselves. I messed up the whole gift exchange between me and Robert because I bought me something with a gift card I received from the kids at school. Of course it was what Robert bought me for Christmas. So we decided that he could open his gift early and that we would return the double gift so we could buy us a new camera. We didn't make it out to get the camera until Christmas Eve and apparently everybody else wanted that same camera. After searching all the Best Buy stores, we ended up at the new Super Target in Hoover where we bought the last one! We are now the proud owners of a super nice Nikon camera! I can't wait until Bryson is here so we can take all kinds of great pictures of him with it. Here are a few pictures from Christmas. Sorry they are a little blurry, but we were still trying out the settings on our new camera. Enjoy!

I was able to be off work the 23rd and got to spend some time with Will. I really wanted to pick him up from daycare and have a play day with him. We had so much fun. Martha didn't have to go to work until 2 and she didn't really want to take him that late anyway, so we were both able to sleep in. Will loves to blow spit bubbles and he is even becoming more interested in his toys. Here are a few pictures from our fun day.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tacky Christmas 2009 (Lots of pictures)

Saturday, we hosted our 2nd annual tacky christmas party at our house. Once again, it was a big hit. Everybody had a lot of fun dressing tacky and playing dirty santa. However, some people play dirty santa a little different than others. We set the limit to 20 bucks since it is hard to find a gender neutral gift. Here are a few pictures from the nights festivities. The first was our failed attempt at an awesome tacky picture for our Christmas card.

We have also been making some progress on Bryson's room. Robert has gotten the crib and the changing table put together. He also painted the room last weekend. We went with a blueish grayish color. Since the theme is pirates, we thought it matched the bedding and the mural perfect. Robert's sister is coming next week to paint a treasure map mural on the wall. I am so excited to see how that turns out. Here are few pictures of what we have so far. I will post more when the room is finished.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We finally have a name!

So after tossing around a ton of names, we have finally agreed on one. Bryson Robert Dorsey. We are very excited to finally have something to call this little guy. Now we just have to set up his room. We are soon going to go get the paint and start painting the room so Robert can put the furniture together. We have also picked out bedding that I am in love with. Hopefully we will get that soon too.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


We still have not scanned the ultrasound pictures. I have just been so busy with school and work there has just not been enough time. I got my Auburn shirt in the mail the other day after what turned out to be a huge ordeal. I am not 100% happy with the shirt, but haven't been able to find another maternity shirt. After putting it on and seeing just how big my belly looks in white, I decided that it was time to take some belly shots. Here are a few that I took myself. Also, I am posting the only two pictures we took of the big reveal.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

It's a boy!

We went to the doctor on Monday and found out that we are expecting a stubborn boy! The ultrasound was amazing. The tech started off by showing us his brain and skull. Then she moved to his heart and saw all 4 chambers. That was the best feeling since I don't think I have felt any movement yet. Next we saw the rest of his organs which all looked great! She then asked if we wanted to find out the sex. Well, duh, that's what we've been waiting for! Everybody kept telling me that it would be a girl since I wanted a boy so bad, but haha. I would have been happy with a girl, I really just wanted a healthy baby; but I'm not a big fan of big bows and smocked dresses and apparantly that's what all the little girls wear now. Just not my style. So as she's trying to find out what he is, he decided to sit indian style and the umbilical cord went in between his little legs. Of course, just our luck! So she starts to poke at him to try and get him to move and of course, he then got on all fours so you couldn't see. At this point we just knew it was a girl because the baby was being so stubborn. So after poking him for a little bit, he decided to roll over...on his back and go to sleep! Just our luck. Are you kidding me?! So the tech then got me to lay on my left side to try and wake him up. Nothing. It's definitely not true about caffeine. I drank a Starbucks frappucino around 11, Robert brought me another big one that I drank on the way, and I downed some orange juice and the little guy still went to sleep. So finally after poking at my belly for what seemed like forever, he finally gave up and just threw his legs in the air! It was then confirmed without a doubt, a boy! Of course we immediately asked what the difference between the umbilical cord and the boy part were and she showed us, so he definitely is a he! We are so excited, not only to have a healthy and what appears to be normally developing baby, but also a boy! My mom bought the furniture on Sunday and we loaded it into the house late Monday night. We will wait to put it together once the room is painted; which won't happen until we decide bedding which is where we are headed tomorrow. Still no names yet, we can't agree on anything. Every name is either too common or too "sissy", or taken.
I called all my friends who were off work and told them and texted all the friends that weren't. We made our families wait until that night to tell them. We didn't want to just tell them over the phone. So we went to Robbie and Martha's where my mom was babysitting Will and just showed them the video. My mom was so impatient, that's about as much of a suprise as we could do for her. For Robert's family, we made a cake and added blue food coloring to the mix. We iced it and wrote the words It's a.... When they cut into it, they saw the blue icing and his mom freaked out; in a good way! I go back to the doctor on November 2 for my glucose test which hopefully I will pass. Other than a little swelling in my feet and ankles, so far so good. The swelling is not related to my blood pressure since it's perfect. The doctor told me to cut back on the salt and prop my feet up to see if that would help. Nothing to be concerned about; it's more than likely the way the baby is sitting on one of my veins. I will post ultrasound pics once we get them scanned into the computer.
Here are a few pictures from our anniversary trip to Gatlinburg. We had a lot of fun even though it rained everyday.