Check out those feet. I am proud to say he has gotten better about wearing shoes since this picture was taken. Even his crocs!!
So, I had Turner at 37 weeks, 1 day pregnant. Today I am 37 weeks, 2 days so I am more pregnant than I have ever been! When I went to the doctor last week, I was not quite 3 cm dilated, still 75 percent effaced. So, a little bit of progress. We go again tomorrow, so who knows what they will say??
I am not miserable/uncomfortable yet. In fact, every day I think it will be fine if it happens today, but then I end up being happy it didn't. I am trying to soak up these last minutes with Turner by himself. However, I think he knows something is up because I think he is trying to drive me crazy!
This weekend he managed to learn how to climb up on the couch. It was pretty funny to watch him try and try. He would get his upper body up, but couldn't swing his legs up. Then he mastered it. Now it is his favorite game. For three days straight!! Heath tried to explain that couches were for sitting, not playing. But somehow, that didn't get through to this little monkey!!
What is this face? Who knows?
He is also continuing his love affair with our house phone (that he is holding in this picture). He will stand below it in the kitchen pointing up at it saying "Uh, uuuhhh!" Funny, but disturbing how happy it makes him. Then he proceeds to walk around and jibber jabber like he is on the phone. Half the time the phone is on, so I am trying to make sure he is not calling another country. It would not surprise me. Sometimes I like to tease him and hold it in another room and check the caller ID. When he hears the noise, he loses his mind. And I laugh, until I realize he is really addicted!!
Another thing he has been doing is teething. I am hoping it is his molars, which he seems to be getting. He didn't get teeth until 12+ months (and then so tragically parts, but whatever), so we skipped the whole teething thing as a baby. Which was a blessing! But, randomly he is sometimes crying in the night now. It has happened 3 or 4 times. However, this is when I think he knows something is up. When we go to him, he is laughing and talking and wanting to hang out. Last night I had just gotten to sleep and he did this around midnight. I wanted to be stern, but I let him play for a little while in our room. I just keep thinking this is going to be the last time for a while!! He kept jumping in my face and laughing. I wish I didn't think he was so funny. And luckily he went back to sleep minutes later.
Finally, he has been in his big boy room for 2 weeks now. No problems (except what I assume to be teething stuff). He went one day cold turkey, and has been in there. I tried to get some pictures to show of his "big boy" room. Thank God for nesting and the motivation it brought, though those few weeks were stressful around here until we got it done!!
View as you walk in. Wish I had taken a before of the guest room - so many hours of work (mostly by Heath), and it is a whole different room! Ignore the curtains, my mom still has to sew the valance part on to the brown part. But whatever.
Pictures - all over the big boy room! And that is a t.v. that we never use, but might get around to with a newborn and this weasel to entertain. Who knows? And, I could have pushed the drawer in...
The left side of the room.
Our biggest accomplishment. I WISH I had taken a before picture, but it was too hard to even open up and get into this closet. It was our go-to, throw-anything-in place. Hours of emptying, organizing, reorganizing. Wow. We still have to use half of it for our stuff (jackets, my old school supplies, etc.).
Until next time, we are just hanging out. John Burke - literally! I will keep y'all posted...
On Sunday, these sweet friends gave John Burke (and me!) a "sprinkle." It was a blessing to have close friends and family come by and pray with me for this new baby and give him more than we deserve! I felt bad having another shower for another baby boy, but was convinced that every baby needs to be celebrated. Wow - he was celebrated more than I could have imagined. Everyone was so gracious!! I feel like he will have things of his own now. I have to admit, I haven't thought about him as much since Turner is so out in front and all over my radar every day!! So, it was nice to dedicate an afternoon to him:).
Thank you, thank you, thank you wonderful friends! What an honor!!
Every detail was thought out and perfect!!
Mom and Lindsey with me - feel free to come stand with me and look small!
Some Henderson representation
Check out the diapers and wipes he has gotten (and these aren't even all of them) - from Mother's Day Out students, parents, co-workers and from Sunday. What a blessing!! It was so amazing to receive all this help with Turner, and I am so thankful everyone was so generous again! I need to be a better friend when other people have babies!!
I tried to take a picture of just the closet, but someone saw a camera and got so excited. Since he was so dressed up, I let him. And the pajamas he is holding came from the laundry basket I filled and he quickly emptied this morning. What a helper:)
Meanwhile, I went to the doctor on Tuesday. He checked me. Yikes - you know what I am talking about if you have had a baby before! Anyway, afterwards, he said "You are a 2." I thought he meant the station of the baby, because I feel like he is high. (As you can see in these rare belly pics - I am not usually a belly poster! But, I love seeing others - just not my own on the internet (or anywhere!)). I asked him what he meant and he casually said "2 cm dilated." WHAT?! I never made it that far with Turner on my own!! Then he said I was about 70-75% effaced. I just started laughing and telling him to shut up. Glad he knows me! He just laughed and we both agreed it could mean anything. I am not panicked, because it could be another week or 2. But, I am definitely in bag-packing mode! The other night I packed one for me, the baby and for Turner. So many things to think about!!
This also meant Turner has officially moved to his big boy room (and bed, which is still in crib form since he is ONLY 16 months!!). I need to post better pictures on here, but there are still a few last minute things I want to do to it, so I will save that for later! But, he has now slept 2 nights in his big boy room with no problems! I love that about him - he is pretty versatile. I pray that continues!! Here he is the first morning he woke up in there!
Just for posterity sake, I have a pretty unrelated Turner story. On Monday, we were running errands. We went to the Summit. I decided to let him walk with me (ha! or near me) in Belk, because I was just making a quick return. I left the stroller in the car. He ran through the parking lot and into the doors, after several times of me redirecting. But, when he walked in it was the funniest thing. It was as if he hadn't been in there hundreds of times before. I guess it was a whole new ball game without being in the stroller. He reminded me of a foreigner coming to America. He stared and smiled and squealed at the lights, the mannequins (which he kept walking up to and saying "Hey!"), the jewelry counters, and of course people shopping. The sales associates - luckily - thought it was cute. Because he is LOUD! But, his favorite part was the escalator.
I had to put him on and hold him, but his mind was blown that we were traveling upward and standing still! I wish you could have seen his face!! Of course, in true Turner fashion, the stillness and awe was short-lived. He immediately started running on the second floor. He hopped on the down escalator faster than I could catch him. He was down about three steps and I was running, trying to tread water and run the other way upwards with my little escapee. Finally I grabbed his whole body with one arm. He was dangling and we lunged back up the stairs. Looking back, I guess we could have just gone back down and back up, but I thought he would never stop if he rode it that many times! I wish you could see the looks I get on a daily basis, with this rascal all over the place and this other rascal exploding from my stomach. I have a feeling I know what the people are thinking as they stare! Oh, well. Pray for us as I add more craziness to this mix! Seriously.
Hanging out Sunday - the best cousin pic we could get.
This guy loves the bunny. Couldn't get enough. But on Easter Sunday the bunny is so not meaningful...We have such a Mighty Savior! Praise the Lord, He is Risen!! What a miracle!
Luke 24:5 - 8 - "In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again." Then they remembered his words."
Heath and I were married in July 2004. Turner came into our lives on December 5, 2008. Then, John Burke arrived April 28, 2010. Baby sister Collins came on January 22, 2012! This is to keep our family and friends updated on our new life as a family of 5!