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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Grains of Gratitude

I should just let the pictures tell the story for today's Grains of Gratitude!

1. My MIL had an 8 hr drive home on Monday, I'm grateful she had a safe trip and no bad weather (rain) like she had when she arrived.

2. I'm grateful school started back on Tuesday and so far the transition has gone smoothly for Kayla...she seems to enjoy it! Tell me this child isn't happy to see the school bus!


3. On Thursday I had an appt with the perinatologist. She's the same doctor who saw me during my pregnancy with Kayla. I'm not considered "high-risk" but I do have a slightly increased risk due to having a child with Down syndrome, so I had an initial appt with her. Everything went well and we got to see the little 12-week old baby on u/s again. She'll have 2 more follow-up appts with me for structural ultrasounds (just to check the organs etc.) Joe took off work and brought Kayla to the appt. We thought she might find it interesting to see the baby on the screen AND we hoped that by her watching me in the doctor's office and being calm about it she would see there was nothing to it. Didn't exactly happen that way. As soon as we started down the hallway she kept saying "no" even though we told her it was for mommy and not her. She sat with Joe on the chair and when I laid down on the table she kept saying "Mommy down. Daddy bye bye." over and over, and over again. She said it with this little quiver in her voice like she was trying not to cry. She wasn't interested in what was on the screen at all. I told her I was happy and not scared, but she just wanted out of the room. The next morning I caught her going through my purse and the u/s pics. I asked her "Kayla what's that?" and she said, "A baby!" - now how come she wasn't that interested in seeing "a baby!" on the u/s screen! LOL





4. I'm grateful for Bunco on Friday! I hadn't played in a couple of months (we were gone in June and it was cancelled in July because too many people were gone.) It was nice to play again and have the time to chat with the other ladies and eat some good food!

5. I'm grateful for our little county fair that only costs $1 for adults to get in (and free for under 5)! We took Kayla on Sat. She was fine when we got there...played one game, rode the merry-go-round and then after that it was too much sensory overload for her. She wouldn't talk out loud - only whisper or mouth the words; Joe had her on his shoulders and she would barely move. We went in the building with all the vendors and she was perfectly fine in there running around. She was like that last year too; we just have to realize that after about an hour she's done!

She was loving the merry-go-round. "Look mommy! horse! a'mon, a'mon!" as she grabbed my hand and pulled me over there.



"Bye mommy! Bye bye!"


And what would a fair be like without cotton candy?


Making sure she shoves it all in there - like it's going out of style or something!


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39 comments:

Leanne said...

Those are the sweetest pictures!

LauraJ said...

what a sweet GOG today. Those pictures were all so cute! Littleone looks great! can you please email me your address? Oh and and colour preferneces too.

amy flege said...

oh those ultra sound pictures are great michelle! iam so excited for you. i hope kayla gets over her fear of the doctor!!

Much More Than A Mom said...

All of those pictures are fantastic!

Tracey said...

Those 4D pictures are so cool! 12 weeks! :) I sure hope, for your sake, that she gets over the doctor fear soon... It's a hard one, isn't it?

Kari said...

Your daughter is the most precious child! And, really, I'm with her on the whole "an hour's long enough at the fair" thing! lol Too much noise and too many people and I start to feel like a grumpy old woman...then it's time to GO.

Thanks for defining the u/s pictures. I've never been able to "see" what they're actually showing. They're like those pictures that you're supposed to stare at for an hour and THEN you see what's "hidden". Only I could stare at an u/s picture for 3 years and STILL probably wouldn't see what I'm supposed to. lol

Amy said...

LOL! I love the second picture of Kayla eating her cotton candy! I think I would do the same ;o)

And thank you for sharing those amazing pictures of your baby! Having never experienced a pregnancy I find this all fascinating. I can't remember is you told us or not, but will you find out the baby's sex?

Jessica said...

What a wonderful list this week! And great pictures!

Karen said...

What beautiful pics, Kayla looks so happy waiting for the School bus and having great fun at the fair. And that ultrasound, so clear and marvellous! So pleased to see some of the latest pics and know all is well.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Kayla and I feel the same way about cotton candy.

Phenomenal pictures! How exciting for you guys! It's awesome that you are having a couple more ultrasounds - that means more pictures that you can share with Joe.

So glad that Kayla loves school. I love seeing my children happy and learning at the same time.

Yay for a good week!
-Andrea

Beck said...

Only a buck! Our country fair costs seven dollars PER ADULT and five dollars PER KID! WE're gonna go broke!
And how sweet is that little baby? Aw.

Mom/Mil/GM said...

Oh the wonders of the county fair! Cotton candy and the merry-go-round is there anything that tops that!! :-)

Love the new pictures of our next grandbaby. Doesn't look so much like a peanut this time LOL

Omaha Mama said...

The video store where we get movies on Friday has cotton candy and Brenna just discovered this last week. It's now her favorite treat to beg for. They love that stuff!

Cute pics, my favorite is of her with the bus coming in the background.

Will you find out the sex of #2?

MommyBee said...

Hi! I have really enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing the ultrasound pictures...so awesome! Congratulations on Baby #2. I also love this idea of "Grains of Gratitude". Do you mind if I post my own "Grains" on my blog? What a neat idea...a great way to keep a positive perspective on life.

Laura Q said...

Great pictures Michelle, of both Kayla, and that sweet precious baby ! The fair looks like lots of fun!

Corey~living and loving said...

I just love her big eyes while she is stuffing that cotton candy in there. tee hee.....my type of girl! She was going for it!

love those US pics. sweet little honey in here. :)

Trixie said...

So exciting to see the baby!!!

Sniz said...

Wow, your daughter is so cute! Congratulations on the baby. I bet Kayla LOVES the baby when it gets here. I love Bunko too. It's a great time to get together with other people and just chat. Thanks for sharing.

smileymamaT said...

AWWWWW great pictures! I have never seen a 12-week ultrasound. Mine, all 3 kids, were done at 4 months and none after that. Love the cotton-candy-gobbling pic and the schoolbus! Ours starts in 2 weeks...yay!

Shannon said...

Awww! Baby pics! How sweet! And by the way, I looooove cotton candy, too!

chelle said...

Is it possible that Kayla is getting cuter?

Fairs make me feel overloaded so I can imagine how Kayla felt!

Your baby is so so cute!

Stephanie said...

That is SOOO DANG cute!! I'm glad you had a great week.

Jann said...

Those cotton candy pics are priceless!!!!!!

Tammy said...

I loved reading this post, Michelle...how exciting about the ultrasound pictures!
(Did I miss something in a previous post, because that little one sure looks like a boy to me!) ;)

So glad Kayla enjoyed her ride on the merry-go-round...you can see the joy on her face- and her daddy's too! So sweet!

Anonymous said...

but, Michelle, Kayla was paying attention even tho she wanted out of the doctors office!! she went looking for the pics in your purse because she knew there were baby pics in there!!!! loved the pic of kayla shoving the cotton candy in her mouth.. she knows she will not get any until next year!!! :) and the school bus pic... bless her heart!! finally she gets to ride the bus again....thanks for sharing the pics of U/S!! Enjoyed seeing and looking at the pics!! hugs and kisses to "little Kayla" Love Mom

Shelley said...

What a lovely post - the Lord is good! I loved the photoes - of the u/sound and the gorgeous Kayla on the merry go round - I love merry go rounds - can't wait until I get a chance to take the wins on one. Lol

ChupieandJ'smama said...

THanks for sharing pix of your two beautiful babies! I love u/s pictures and the one of Kayla eating cotton candy is priceless!!

~Melissa~ said...

Very cool pictures! How amazing.

Kayla is too cute with her cotton candy!!

Dena said...

What a GREAT week and really who likes the doctor no matter what a fabulous reason! I think it's the smell!!! LOVE the pictures and I can only handle about an hour at the fair myself too too too many people!

Cheryl Wray said...

Ahhh....such sweet pictures!!!!
And the ultra sounds are amazing!!!!

Miranda said...

Great pictures!! Kayla looks like such a big girl waiting for the bus!

The ultrasound pictures are neat! I've never really seen any that detailed!

I love how Kayla is stuffing that cotton candy in her mouth, I'm sure she needed a good bath after that!!

Sue said...

What an adorable littlest one you have there. :) They never do like to see mommy at the doctors either. The fair looked like fun.

Once Upon a Dream... said...

awww...I love the pics and what a great list of grains!!!

Carrie! :o) said...

Awwww! Loved the u/s pics and the Kayla story to go along, LOL!!

Your county fair sounds great! Ours is in Oct. but is expensive. Ugh!

Sandra Ferguson said...

Oh, she is so beautiful!

K.T. and the funky bunch;) said...

Oh I love the 4 D's I wish they had them when mine were babies....



Kayla is so beautiful!!!

Barb @ A Chelsea Morning said...

I love this post, Michelle. So many happy things going on! And I really love seeing the new baby because you and Krissy are at almost the same exact point (days apart) in your pregnancies and it shows my what my new granchild looks like. :-)

Kayla is adorable. She always is of course, but she's especially cute in these photos.

And yay for Bunco! I'm a sub now so I don't play very often but I agree with you...it's just a fun evening with the girls AND good food. What's not to love about that!

mum2brady said...

Sorry I missed you last week Michelle! Love all the pics - especially the cotton candy one :) Kayla is precious! So happy to see she is loving school! And - the US pics of your new baby- AMAZING!!! When I had ultrasounds that early my baby looked like a grainy peanut :) That is so cool!

JennaG said...

It's going to be great "going through" this pregnancy with you. I'm just so sorry that Joe has to be gone for a lot of it. I love the sonogram pictures--we certainly never had anything like that just 10-15 years ago when I was having my children. Congrats again.