Hey ya'll! Ugh. Still not the best blogger lately. So sorry about that! When a Mommy blogger goes silent I think one of 3 things must be happening:
1) They are super busy and having too much fun and living life to blog
2) They are having a hard time and it's hard to find something positive to blog about
3) The Mama is newly pregnant and is so sick that she is trying to survive :)
Unfortunately for me it's #2. We are in a really tough season and quite frankly we haven't been doing much and it is hard to be positive. So it's better to not blog. I did upload a few pictures this morning so I'll do a few updates and leave out any depressing details. How does that sound?
One thing that is NOT depressing is the fact that we are having another baby girl. We are SOOOO over the moon excited about our new girl. A few weekends ago we went to Birmingham to get a few things for baby. Up until then I had pretty much done NOTHING for new baby sister. There were some things we needed and thankfully I had been hoarding my babysitting money so I was able to get what I wanted without freaking out about money...which is always nice. :) We had to go on a Sunday which probably wasn't my first choice but Robert works on Saturdays so it's what we were left with. Also, originally we weren't going to take Ellington, but we ended up having to. It worked out, but it was a little tough taking her in and out of as many place as we needed to go in a really short time. She also wasn't able to take a nap and by about 2:00 she was starting to break down but she pulled through and we made it fine! Here are some things we got:
Soooo excited about this! These weren't out yet when Ellington was born so I am excited to have it this time! I think it will be perfect to have around the house and move from room to room!
We had to get a new infant carseat and this is the one I chose. When Ellington was born someone gave us one that she had used with her two children and it is beyond expired so a new one was a must!
SOOO excited about these swaddle blankets and burp cloths! This was a brand that also wasn't big (around here anyway) when Ellington was born. I never had seen a muslin swaddle blanket until E was about a year old and I knew I had to have some next time. Precious and soooo soft!
We also got just a few things for our house. We have done nothing since we moved in. Our house looks a little pitiful. Once we moved in we got settled, Christmas happened, and I was sick a lot. Then lately we just haven't had a chance to go anywhere. We didn't get a much but we did get a few little things like the rug below. We still have a long way to go with our house (like, Ellington's bathroom/guest bath still has an old towel as a bath mat and has towels monogrammed with my name from high school graduation ten years ago...YIKES!).
It was so much fun picking things out for our new baby! It definitely made it more real. :) Big sister Ellington wanted to buy EVERYTHING she saw for the baby!