23 Weeks


It's crazy that I'm already 23 weeks along with our baby boy!  Still feeling pretty good; just have to get up to use the restroom a lot.  I've been craving mexican food the last couple days.  Made some homemade salsa and enchiladas to suffice the craving.   I'm also still eating a lot of fruits, veggies and dark chocolate almonds. 
I've been trying to workout on our elliptical every other night to keep my energy up.  It's been working pretty well.  Still no name nailed down for boy McCarty.  We'll figure it out before he gets here!

Here's an updated picture taken this morning...

23 weeks


Madelyn: 10 Months


Happy 10 months baby girl!

-You went to the doctor a couple weeks ago and weigh 19 lbs.  You've definitely come a long way!

-You are in size 3 diapers and 9 month clothes.

-You have mastered crawling backwards and rolling EVERYWHERE, but still no crawling forwards.  You can get up on all fours, but still can't figure out how to go forward.  You'll get it soon.

-You know the sign "more" and love showing us after every bite of food you eat.  You LOVE to eat anything and everything we put in front of you.  You are now eating pretty much every veggie (even black olives and mushrooms!) and fruit (besides citrus) I can think of, turkey lunch meat, chicken, ground turkey, meatballs, mac and cheese, cheese, graham crackers, goldfish, yogurt (gogurt is your daily snack) and I'm sure more food I can't think of right now.  We try to give you a little of what we eat for dinner every night.

-You are eating 4 oz. four times a day. 

-You've been sleeping about 13 hours the last couple weeks with 2 naps (morning and evening).  Going to bed at about 7pm and waking up at about 8am.

-You celebrated your first Christmas.  We went to church that morning and then over to Izzy and Tom's house for dinner.  You had some yummy food and even got a couple presents!

-You now have 2 bottom teeth.  So very cute.  I keep feeling for the top teeth, but nothing yet.

-You can now drink water out of your sippy cup!  With and without a straw!  You are really funny when you do it.

-You experienced your first snow this week.  LOTS of snow!  We've had about 11+ inches of snow since Sunday.  You like to look out the window at it.

-You also found out you're going to have a baby brother!  We've been looking for a big sister shirt, but can't find any small enough.  Mommy will probably order one off Etsy for you.

 Attempt #1 at the 10 month picture
 Somewhat got it!

Love you baby girl!

-Mommy and Daddy

Winter Snowfall


Our first big snowstorm of the year started this past weekend and is still going.  I LOVE snow.  Especially the pretty snow like we get up here in the northwest.  Down in Arkansas/Missouri we got ice; which I'm not a fan of.  It's not pretty, hard to drive in and get off your car....especially when you live in an apartment and don't have a garage...and it's 18 degrees outside!!  The snow up here is fun to build a snowman with and make snowballs.  It'll be a lot of fun when MJ and her brother get old enough to play in the snow, go sledding, build snowmen, snowballs and snow forts. 

For now, Madelyn has enjoyed looking at and eating the snow.  She also loves watching her doggies play and wrestle in the snow.  The doggies love bouncing around and eating the snow.  Tim and I have been trying to use our time wisely by cleaning/re-organizing a lot of our house.  We're cleaning out the office to make room for baby boy's furniture.  This means we threw away a lot of stuff and had to find a place to put everything we needed.  We started by combining our dressers into one (which took quite a while to figure out what we wanted to keep/throw out).  Sold the other dresser on craigslist along with the big desk in our office (well, this one is almost sold!).  We purchased a couple bookshelves to put downstairs around our TV to house some of our books and also got a smaller desk to put in our bedroom.  Tim starts seminary next week so I want him to have a place he can study.  We also moved a couple filing cabinets in there.

Schools around here have been closed all week along with the place where we teach music lessons.  I work Mon. and Tues. teaching lessons so those were cancelled, but I only work on Thurs. and Fri. at my school so I'm hoping we close tomorrow too!  It's suppose to melt tomorrow so I'm guessing we'll just have a 2 hour delay. 

Here are some pictures we snapped Saturday and yesterday...

Happy snow day!


New Year's


I forgot to post this very cute picture of Madelyn that we took on New Year's Day

I found this onesie at Walmart for a great deal and decided the new baby could wear it on New Year's Eve 2012....get more use out of it!  If you can't read under the 2012 it says "My First New Year's".
Our New Year's Day was very low key.  We went to church that morning and spent the afternoon lounging at home.  Finished watching the Mission Impossible movies.  The last two are the best.  First two, eh, not so good.  I couldn't follow the first one.  I still think you should see the 4th one in the theater.  So good.


It's a.............


Tim and I found out yesterday we're having a baby BOY!  We are extremely excited to have one of each.  The ultrasound tech also said everything looks perfect and still right on target for his May due date.  Yea!  We're still thinking about a name, but have narrowed it down to several instead of the list of 20 I had.

We went to Hallmark after the ultrasound and found the same thing we bought for Madelyn last year, but this one says "It's a Boy".  Then we went to Shari's to eat some breakfast.  We've done this after big baby appt.'s since we found out about Madelyn as well.

And because I love whale's we decided to buy this card as well