Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jackson is here!!! Oh...and...Merry Christmas!!!

I am going to be short and sweet tonight.

Jackson Morris Patterson
Dec. 22, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m.
7 pounds 10 ounces; 20 inches long











We hope everyone had a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Less than a day

Hi everyone,

Please keep me in your prayers tomorrow...I will be going in for my C-Section around 6 pm. They may be able to get to me earlier and I hope so since I won't be able to eat ANYTHING past an early breakfast.

I need to go to bed now but I wanted to ask for your prayers for me to remain calm, cool and collected throughout the day.

By the next post...I will have a new little baby boy =)

Good night!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

3 days left...but first things first!!!

First of all...we have had a very busy couple of days!! Friday was my 29+ birthday. I'm sticking to 29 from now on =). Anyway, we went to Outback Steakhouse Friday evening and it was SOOOOOOO good. After Outback we came home and Seth had me a buttercream icing and white cake waiting for my boys to sing Happy Birthday to me...It was so nice.











Since Jackson is going to be born on Dec. 22 (just 3 days away!!!)...we decided to call up Santa and explain the situation so he came early this year.

Matthew was so excited to see his Elmo Table and wagon from Tia K K.











After we opened Christmas presents we visited Matthew and Jackson's peditrician to discuss Jackson's arrival on Wednesday. We love Dr. Goosby and he always seems to spend lots of time answering all of our silly questions and making sure we feel comfortable.

Then we came home and Matthew and I took a nap before we went to the airport to pick up my mom who is visiting for the birth of Jackson and to help out with Matthew. We are so so so so happy she is here...I feel more relaxed and able to rest with my mom here.

Hope all things are going well with the holiday season with you and your families!!! More to come later =)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Elmo's World

So since I am having Jackson on Dec. 22nd!! (which is only 10 days away!!!!) We decided to have Matthew's birthday party today so I would still feel up to having friends and family over. His actual birthday is Dec. 29th but I will be busy on that date. =) Matthew is totally IN LOVE with Elmo so we decided to go with that theme for the party.

Here are some pictures of our awesome day!!!





















Matthew my love!!! I can't believe that you are already almost 2 years old!!! I know you are going to be a wonderful big brother and I can't wait for you to meet your new little brother. Always remember that you will always have a special place in my heart and I will always LOVE you very much. I am so happy that you had such a special day today. I can't wait for many many more special days, just like this one!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

VBAC is a no go

Hi blog world (whoever reads this blog besides me =)

Just found out yesterday that our little Jackson is following in his brothers footsteps and decided he loves to hear his momma singing all day and has settled in breech position. The doctor estimated him weighing in at about 7 1/2 pounds (right now) so because of his size it is unlikely that he will be able to make the turn south.

Because of all of this we scheduled our C-section for Dec. 22 at 6 pm which means I will be spending Christmas in the hospital--ick. I will try and make the best of it though and I am sure that my family will make me feel Christmassy....Maybe Santa will be able to find us.

I am still trying to figure out what to do with Matthew...but I am sure the stars will align especially since my mom is coming to help out.

Pictures of holiday randomness will be later =)

Good night!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I feel like a beached whale



The above picture is me at about full term with Matthew!!!



Here I am at 35 weeks with Jackson!!!

So...I am a 36 1/2 weeks pregnant and I feel like my body has been taken over by an alien!!! At any moment he will decide to literally pound into my bladder and I have problems holding 'it' in!!! Also, last night when I tried to turn over in bed, I pulled a muscle in my side and Seth thought I was falling out of bed with my gasp. I am so tired of feeling like he is constantly going to fall out. With all of these complaints, I do realize that I am extremely lucky to not have any problems with Gestational Diabetes or Pre-Eclampsia. Also, I have mixed emotions about having him here....after having Matthew I know how much work it is to take care of a newborn....so I guess I will try to enjoy my last few days of peacefulness :) before the craziness begins.

Friday, November 26, 2010

O Christmas Tree

So...last Sunday we went to Lowe's and got our Christmas tree. Last year's tree was very shabby on one side and we didn't notice until we got home with it so I made 100% certain that our tree this year was spot on!!! I think I did a pretty good job!!

First...to pick out the tree.

Matthew REFUSED to look at the camera, he was too excited about the trees.





Luckily, my husband is a MUSCLE man...lol...and was able to get the tree off of the car and carry it in the house all by himself...since I shouldn't be lifting heavy items =). Matthew was so cute saying beep beep right behind Seth as he walked through the house holding our giant 7 foot tree. (BTW...I said that we would get a small tree this year..but after seeing this one...I couldn't resist)





Matthew thought that blowing on the lights would make them go off...he was mesmerized by the lights and would say oooooooo when Seth would plug them back in.







The finished product!!!!



Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pictureless but Thankful Thanksgiving

So...I haven't felt much like taking pictures recently. Today I thought about it but just didn't take the time. We had a great day at home. I let Publix do all the work for Turkey day this year. I only have 5 weeks left in my pregnancy and I wasn't feeling up to traveling to Naples or cooking. Publix had a great deal for $40.00. A 7-10 pound turkey...dressing...mashed potatoes and gravy...cranberry sauce...and a cranberry apple cobbler. The turkey was great...but I still say that there is nothing like mamma's dressin' and grandma's mashed potatoes.

Matthew enjoyed the day and really liked the turkey. Tomorrow I hope to do some shopping (only not at 4 in the morning). I am going to wait until later in the day to go.

Saturday we are going to get the Christmas tree so hopefully I will have some pictures to share by the end of the weekend.

Happy Turkey Day everyone!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

Seth and I went to a conference in Orlando on Thursday and Matthew got to visit with his Opa and Mimi. Matthew, of course, was exceptionally well behaved, until we got back yesterday anyway. Then he started jumping on the couch and doing other forbidden things. We went trick or treating in Opa and Mimi's neighborhood tonight. This was Matthew's 2nd Halloween and he had a blast. Here are some pictures of our outing!!!











Here is Matthew at Halloween last year...






I can't wait til next year and we have little Jackson to take trick or treating too.

What a fun time of year.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Now...we're ready for Halloween

Today we went to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin for Halloween.

Matthew liked this one!!!



Matthew threw this one!!!



Matthew liked the horse ride!!!





Now Matthew was just having a blast playing in the hay and looking at all of the pumpkins.













Here he is with mommy!!!



Here he is with daddy!!!



What a happy day!!!



Here is Matthew last year at the pumpkin patch...my oh my how he has changed!!!