Charles Knox


Cecily Blanche


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Cecily is HERE!

Just a quick post to announce that our sweet Cecily Blanche is finally here!

Born Monday, July 5th, at 8:01am via planned C-section.  She weighed a healthy 7 lbs 14 oz, and measured 20 inches long.  Head full of dark brown hair, which surprised hubby and I--Knox had NO hair when he was born!  :)  She's a wonderful baby, and rarely cries unless we're changing her clothes or diaper.  We actually have to wake HER up every four hours to eat!

This past week has been an easy transition, due only to my wonderful hubby and amazing parents being here to help out with Knox, grocery shopping, cooking, clothes washing, etc.  Sweet Brother and Lindsey came for the weekend to love on both Knox and Cecily.  It meant the world to have all of them here.  Knox went home with Ma Jack & Big Daddy, then on to Grammy & Grandaddy's until Thursday or Friday.  That way, he gets a little "vacation" while I continue to heal since I currently can't even pick him up.  After his vacation, he along with Grammy & Grandaddy come see us for the weekend so they can have some quality time with baby girl.

We're definitely blessed with amazing family, as well as wonderful friends.  Jeff, Bridgette & Holly all were able to come meet Cecily in the hospital.  Jill drove 2 1/2 hours down for a Friday visit, and the Bowlings (Jayma, BJ & presh Miss Molly) drove 3 hours over for a Saturday visit.  One more friend may be able to stop by at the end of this month to meet Cecily, but we're waiting on the approval.  :)  Now, we just have to wait several more weeks until we go to the grandparents' houses before Cecily is able to meet more friends--and we CAN'T HARDLY WAIT to see them!

Anywho, that's a quick run down of this amazing week in our life.  Gotta go love on baby girl.  :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Month 8 Down--one more to go!

So, I didn't get around to doing more than one post last month.  Sorry!  We're on the downhill end of yet ANOTHER cold--this one being the worst I've had.  Coughing all through the night, and little sleep for the past 5 nights.  Not. Fun.

Anywho, I've taken my 8 month pic about a week late again.  This is the last Knox comparison pic I have--didn't think to take one at the end.  :(  Oh well, I was huge-antical.   Today is week 35, and we scheduled Cecily's birth date:  JULY 5th!  That's in four weeks from today and I got the doctor I requested to do the C-section (he's not even on call, but "made time" for me)!  Wish I could kick this cold to get a few more things made for her before she gets here.  Total weight gain for me is currently at 21!  Totally in the doctor recommended frame, and if I keep up what I did the past two weeks (2 lbs in 2 weeks--exact amount I'm supposed to gain here at the end!!!), I should only be at 25 total pounds!  That is HALF OF THE WEIGHT I gained with Knox.  Crazy, but I'll take it!  :)  Insane difference in each pregnancy!

So without further delay, I give you the gigantic pregnancy pics:

You can't really tell from the Knox pic, but my belly was REALLY low and football shaped.  With Ceci, I'm definitely more "out there" (as my parents would say :)  and round.

I do have nursery pics, and will post...sometime.  :)  Happy Monday!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

7 Months!

I'm about a week later than my normal monthly pregnancy post, but better late than never.  I've been crazy busy with work, so hopefully now that I'm slowing a bit, I can post a few more things.  I'm also working on Cecily's room--crib skirt and duvet cover for the queen/full bed are done.  Just bed skirt, crib sheet, pillows, curtains and some artwork are left.  I'd love to make her a few outfits and some burp cloths--just hope I can get it all in these next NINE WEEKS!  Eeekk!

Anywho, here's my picture.  Warning:  the Knox pics are of some whale that invaded my body.  Oh and I had my hair cut over the weekend, which I love, but didn't really bother to fix this AM.

To date, my official weight gain with Cecily is only 11 lbs, though I think I've gained about 4 in the last week.  Not sure my exact weight gain with Knox, but it had to be somewhere around 35-40 lbs at this point.  Crazy.  Other current preggo facts:  she's SUPER LOW, as Knox was.  Constant pressure "down there", and head in my pelvic bone, like Knox as well.  Only one noticeable bout of Braxton Hicks, but almost constant round ligament pain.  Lower back hurts when I sit up-right for long periods of time, and I can feel my hips "loosening" for the labor I won't have to go through.

Saw sweet Cecily's face today.  The body attached to that face is already 4 lbs 4 oz, according to her measurements.  Thankful to the C-section, I won't have to worry about how big she might get.  It's just crazy since Knox was only 6 lb 7 oz, being 3 days late!

Anywho, hopefully it won't be almost 5 weeks until my next post!  Maybe I can get her room done before then to share pics!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

6 Months!

I'm so behind blogging, but I took my 6 month belly pic and wanted to share really quick.  I have other things I need to get you all up to speed on (like Knox and his ear tubes along with the progress of Cecily's room), but I'll have to wait just a little longer for a time when I have just more of that--time.

Anywho, ignore the windblown, pulled back hair.  That's what happens when's it's GORGEOUS outside! :)  Hope you are enjoying these amazing days we have been having, and will be having for the next week or so!  I HEART SPRING!

And just so you can see that my belly is looking more like it did at 4 months with Knox, here's the last month's comparison.  Crazy what a 20 lb difference looks like.  :)  Just glad I've only gained 10 lbs and not the 20-30 that I did at this point with Knox!!!  I can also tell the difference in how different I'm carrying Cecily, than I did Knox.

You can definitely tell she's grown in the last month!  There's also another difference in the two pics.  Can you tell what it is?  If you guessed wall color, you're right!  Part of our preparation for hopefully selling the house in the next year!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

An Awesome Giveaway I HAD to share!

I wanted to mention an AWESOME giveaway I came across.  It's for a new Web Show for all sort of fabulous crafting things!  They're giving away two fabulous crafting machines:  A Janome Embroidery machine and a Janome Sewing Machine!  I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win one of these machines.  Secretly I would love to have a new sewing machine with more fun functions than my learner machine I have now.

Anywho, check it out!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Starting the Nursery

We're starting the nursery process.  Keith will be painting Cecily and Knox's rooms a yellowish cream color while Knox and I are away next week (getting the house ready for a possible move in the near future).  Cecily's furniture will be an antique, white set of my grandmothers, but for the time being we're keeping the queen, dark wood bed currently in the spare room.  Mainly for our parents' to have a space to sleep while they're visiting after Cecily's birth.  Knox's crib is a light wood, which I hope will fit well with the queen bed.  I would love to find a dresser that could stay with the bed, so that when we do happen to move, they can stay together in a spare room.

I'm trying to find a decor that will look great with yellow walls and wood furniture, that can translate to a light green room with white furniture.  I'm going to incorporate both colors, with many shades of pink and purple.  My dark color was originally going to be black, but now I'm leaning more towards brown.  I received the first piece of artwork for her room, and couldn't be more thrllled.  Already have it matted and framed.  I found the print of the water color alphabet on Etsy (I'm infatuated, and not just because I have a storefront there).  This girl offers some beautiful, reasonably printed watercolor prints.  Just be ready to wait at least a week or so for your order to arrive.

I think I'm going to lean towards a mix retro/mod and dainty florals--a nice eclectic mix.  I bought a duvet at Ikea for $15, a rusty orange and white.  Don't know if I'll keep that with the white furniture, but I'll make it work for the time being.  I found a really easy tutorial online to make crib sheets and changing pad cover.  I'll make the curtains--bubble shade, maybe?  I need to find a little posh rug and some sort of side table if room allows.  I'll paint her a pic and maybe hang a shelf.  I know I'm rambling, but you'll see the process as it happens, I'm sure.

Anywho, hope you have a wonderful weekend!  We should--I'm hoping to get my hands dirty in the yard!!!  YAY!

Print in the frame.  I should have lightened it--color much darker than in person.  Matte is more of a bright pink.  Wish they had a lighter pink one, but it will work.


The duvet cover--looks totally different in person than it does on line.  But you get the jest.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Soon-To-Be Family Member!

No, not talking about Cecily--this time.  ;)

To add to the news, fabulous news, of the past month I get to add the wonderful news that I will be getting a FABULOUS new SISTER-IN-LAW!  Yep, my little brother proposed to his long time girlfriend, sweet Lindsey (to be known from now on as Lulu--get it--Uncle Tutu and Aunt Lulu?!) the day after Valentine's Day!  On top of that wonderful news, she was accepted into TWO graduate schools, one being UAB--her first choice!  YAY!  I'm so excited and proud of her, and glad they won't be so far away for the next three years.

The Big Day will be November 20th.  I'm honored to be one of Lindsey's brides (matrons), Knox is going to be ring bearer (if he cooperates) and Cecily will kinda be like an honorary flower girl.  I just can't begin to express how excited I am that Brother has found his lifelong love, and that she's so stinkin' AWESOME!  We're so excited for her to become part of our family, as she is excited to become part of ours.  She's also so excited to become an auntie--I think she was as anxious as I was to find out the gender of Miss Cecily.  :)

Can't wait until next weekend when I FINALLY get to see them since they've been engaged, at their engagement party we're having for them.  Good times, just hate Hubs won't be with us.