Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Christmas this year was a whirl-wind of presents, family, driving and dancing to Christmas music at the May household. It was BUSY! I can not tell you the joy that this Christmas was for Kelly and me. To have so many prayers answered and then see this beautiful little girl light up with all the excitement of Christmas... it truly brought us to a new level of Christmas Joy.
Our Christmas Holiday began with putting on our fancy clothes for Christmas Eve Mass...
Please notice- my fantastically in shape husband!
The children's mass was so wonderful! A little long but we managed to maintain the troops with twistables and a Sesame Street Color Book...
Molly was fascinated with baby Jesus...Then it was off to Granny's for some cookies and presents!!!
Molly is working on cookie #6 here.
Then it was time for our Green-eyed Molly monster to go to bed and get ready for Santa's visit and Christmas Morning!
Santa stopped by!!!
I wish that I could post the video footage of our Christmas Morning because Molly's reaction to the presents was pretty stinking hilarious! But we realized a little to late that we have the wrong type of cord for our video camera and computer connection...too sad... but these pictures get the message across...
Mommy and baby watching the new sesame street sing along...
This holiday everyone just had so much fun...and Molly managed to only injure herself one time on Papa John's door... Poor Kelly had his own battle wounds!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
To find the perfect Christmas Tree you must...
1. Hunt It!
Molly preferred a tree her size...
2. Cut it Down!
3. And carry it back...we put Makenzie to work on this last step...
After this you can kick back and enjoy the tree farm animals...
On the way back... the hunters take a rest...
Big Hunters too...
We then let the tree sit outside to soak up some water. Tonight was our time to decorate! I was really looking forward to decorating because it is one of my favorite memories from childhood...Molly is now finally old enough to participate in the family tradition. I was a little nervous at how the decorating started out...
* Please note- Molly face down throwing a fit! The giant orange pumpkin is her "purse"- apparently, Molly is having some difficulty letting go of past holidays. Time to move on Molly.
With a little help from Mommy...
And some star hanging with Daddy...
Fun was had by all... We are looking so forward to all the other joys to come this holiday!
Friday, December 7, 2007
Thursday was a baby day...even better...it was a sono day! Those days make me so happy!!! Bellito looked fantastic! I tried to post the video of the sonogram but it did not work!!! I am so sad! It is an enormous file! Yikes! I left the actual pictures at work so I will have to post them later on Monday...sadness.
What we now know about Bellito:
1. Bellito has the cutest little round face- just like big sister! I mean seriously...the biggest cheeks! When Molly arrived it looked like all of her weight was in her face!
2. Bellito is breech right now... last appointment our sweet baby was head down. This tells me that we have a little acrobat!
3. Bellito is measuring a little bigger than what we had expected- about a week ahead of that original due date... I can't imagine a big baby! I am excited! I am thinking that 2/22/2008 would make for a fun birthday! Bellito could be 22 on 2/22.
4. Bellito is a thumbsucker...maybe won't have to compete with Molly on the love of pacifiers.
5. I swear that I saw a "hot dog" in the video and when I told Kelly he told me that he saw a "hamburger". So- we still will have to wait and be surprised. Gabe or Lucy... we have nothing but love for you!!!
Other news... Well, I am definitely getting bigger. My tummy hurts a little tonight because the skin feels so tight. I feel like I can't stretch anymore. My friend Stef has proved that this is not true. She had to make room for three so I need to stop complaining. I am going to see if Kelly will give me a quality belly rub... it is kinda sad that this is one of our main forms of intimacy- rubbing lotion on my ENORMOUS BUMP!
I found out today that I failed my first glucose screen. That means that on Thursday I have to have the big nasty test. Yucky yucky orange drink... I am SO SO HOPEFUL that I pass! I really don't think that I could do without my carbs/sugars! I just love potatoes, fruits, jambajuice, bagels and pasta a little too much! Pray pray that I pass this test!
Tomorrow at the crack of dawn we are driving 2 hours east to go an chop down our Christmas Tree! The hunt is on... be on the lookout for pictures coming your way!
Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Tonight was about day #130 of food in the hair. Molly's classmates at school consistently remove her of her bow resulting in more food in her hair and thus hair in her eyes. Not so great a combination. So tonight I decided to trim. You see, I figured that you really can't go too wrong with curls. One snip here and there- really it all just bounces back. My main goal was just to eliminate excess fluff. Jenna, please correct me if I am underestimating the power of curls.
So I had figured that Molly would be a little guarded and attached to her hair-maybe even a little sad to see it leave...
Monday, November 26, 2007
I greatly apologize for the feast of Frito Chili Pie that I consumed last night. While it was true perfection at the time it has most definitely turned on me. Who knew that my delicious warm meal would become a fire ball of death? Mr. Esophagus, I specifically would like to apologize to you...I realize that you had a really hard time last night. I really don't feel that Frito Chili Pie and I will ever be able to maintain a friendship again.
Hopefully, we can all just calm down and move past this...
Sunday, November 25, 2007
This year I have celebrated so many beautiful weddings. I have so many more this next year to come. I can't wait. I have shared in the joy of new babies being born- even three at a time! This year all of my parents (in-laws too) moved into new homes to start new adventures! I shared in Molly's first time to sit up, first tooth, first real meal, first word, first step and survival of first illness. I was there for it all! This year, my dad turned 50 years old and my brother came home from his first time away. I am so thankful for all of these happy moments in my life.
I think that what I am most thankful though is for my change in perspective. This is the first time in my life when I have truly seen the world in a new light. At least, my own little life events. This year, I just feel so much more in touch with special moments in my life. 2006-2007, was a big struggle for my little family financially. We had numerous medical bills and the expenses of a new baby... needlesstosay; it has been very hard and stressful. Looking back, I am thankful that I have had my best friend by my side to help me find laughter in the midst of stress. I now feel like I know that it is possible to be so rich in love even though you may be so poor in income. I have always been a huge people person. Going out around Dallas with friends has always been a joy of mine. When you are the first of your friends to have a baby, it can sometimes be hard to explain why you can't make weekly happy hour or late nights at a new restaurant in Uptown. How much I have treasured weekends spent with family dinners, movie rentals and an occasional date with my husband. It is such a great new perspective to discover the joy of being home.
This past year, I have changed my perspective on love. The love that I have for Molly is different than any other kind of love I have ever known. I sometimes just wake up in the night and go check on her just because I love to watch her sleep. I am always obsessing over coughs and going to Mamasource.com to research more on Molly's milestones. I really could talk about her all day. I will go in late to work just so that I can be the last person to say goodbye to her and the first one to greet her at the end of the day. I love that I could spend hours watching Kelly play with Molly. Seeing your husband as a father is such an amazing gift. I am thankful for the gaining the perspective of a parent. I truly believe that it has made me a better Julie.
So, as this Christmas holiday approaches I find myself looking forward to all the new and change that the season will bring. It definitely has been a great time of giving thanks!
Monday, November 19, 2007
That is right. Yesterday my daughter was so taken with Lego Luke that she ate his lightsaber for a snack. Well, allegedly feasted on it-the only one to witness the feast was my four year old niece who was so lost in play that she couldn't recall all the events that took place in Nonnie's kitchen.
So, after several conversations with some other people and the physician at my hospital- I feel a little more at peace. Time will tell. Let me tell you how much of a joy it was to try and break the language barrier to explain to Molly's teacher what a lightsaber was and where it will be coming out of Molly. Come on, Star Wars? I finally drew a picture and we were on the same page...at least I think.
I don't know why I would expect anything less of Molly. After all, her mother used to eat doodle bugs by the handful and her dad still to this day will dig food that I deemed stale out of the trash and eat it. Yikes! Molly may not have the genes for fine dining!
So as you are deciding what to make for you special thanksgiving dish- consider Luke- he even comes standard with a lightsaber tooth pick.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
So, now I have embraced this really exciting way to keep friends in the loop and maintain a written outlet for life's happenings. Not a bad combination at all!
So where to begin. I live in Dallas, Texas with my amazing little family unit! I have been married to Kelly for two and a half years. He is by far the better half in this marriage. He is passionate, witty and has truly mastered the balance of sarcasm and sincerity. I was blessed to find him at 14 years old! How many people can say that they met the love of their life before they had even discovered the world of driving, contact lenses and staying out past midnight! Kelly helps me see the humor in everyday life! Where would I be without laughter!
On August 14, 2006 our Miss Molly Grace May entered the world! It was amazing because we were so nervous to meet her and then when we finally did it was love at first sight! I could talk about Molly all day and still not run out of things to say! She has wild curls and an amazing laugh! Molly's personal favorites include: wearing hats, bath time, really any naked time, reading Good Night Moon, eating meatballs or pancakes, dancing to Modest Mouse, watching Baby Shakespeare and chasing after her little boyfriend Adrien- who only speaks Spanish! She does not like when she has to stay inside, the swings at the playground or hearing the word "no". Molly is a spicy, silly, mommy-loving girl...where would we be if we had never met her!!
"Molly at one week old"
"Molly and her books"