THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall is my favorite!

So due to my current computer situation I am way behind on my blogs. I'm also way behind on getting to read everyone else's blogs. The whole situation is extremely frustrating so while Shay's computer is staying connected I'm going to post another one. I'm not usually a back to back blogger but I've got to work with what I've got. This will mostly be pictures....probably a lot.

Last Sunday we went to Aplin Farms to the pumpkin patch with our friends the Thompsons. I absolutely love this place and think it is so much fun. We played in the animal barn, Steve shared some inappropriate chicken jokes, we rode the hay ride, picked some sunflowers and called it a day. Mary Selwyn was old enough to enjoy it this year, however, there was so much going on that she wasn't really in to sitting, posing or smiling for pictures so most of these are action shots. She was just too distracted but loved every minute of it. She had fun chasing around Anna Clare and Owen out in the patch. We came back a tad dirty. Mary Selwyn and I even went back on Thursday to buy some pumpkins and play with the animals again.











This weekend we went to Americus, Georgia for my friend Jenny's wedding. We stayed in this old historic hotel, which was neat until we realized that the light in the alley our room was facing went on and off every 40 seconds. Turns out the old walls are also paper thin and the girls in the room next to us partied pretty hard until about 4 a.m. Neat yes, a good nights sleep, no way. However, the weather, wedding and of course the bride was beautiful. It was a lot of fun and I got to spend some fun time with Mary so it was a worth while trip. Jenny and Josh are currently on a two week honeymoon. TWO WEEKS!!! She had no idea where they were going either. I think that is so fun and I'm not at all jealous.....two weeks, who needs that...ha ha. She is no longer Jenny B. and I'm so excited for them.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

15 and 11

A couple of weeks ago Mary Selwyn and I both had doctors appointments. It was my 11 week check up and Mary Selwyn's 15 month check up. My appointment went well. I had another ultrasound because they were unable to find the baby's heart beat with the doppler, which was a little scary, but deep down I was pretty confident that everything was fine. I was right, my little baby was perfect. It had a super strong heart beat and measured exactly where it was supposed to. The nurse said the baby was literally bouncing around. She had a hard time getting some pictures because it wouldn't be still but I left with some really good ones. It is absolutely amazing that at our first ultrasound all we could see was a little bean and only four weeks later I was looking at a baby. I mean hands and feet and even a little nose. I was in awe at how quickly the baby develops. With Mary Selwyn I only saw her as a bean and my next ultrasound was at 20 weeks when she was almost fully developed. It was neat to get to see what a difference there is from week to week. What a blessing.

Then I had to take MSN for her doctor's appointment. It was not a fun experience at all. We of course had to wait 30 minutes and I am chasing Mary Selwyn all over the office trying to keep her hands off of all the babies in the waiting room. Must have been baby day because there were at least 8 I had keep her away from. Mary Selwyn has developed a real fear of the doctor lately. She tends to do better with the female nurses and of course we had a male nurse that day. I guess she assumes he is the doctor and she starts screaming as soon as he walks in. She screams when they take her temp and even when they weigh her. After he left the room, she sat in my lap and whimpered for the rest of the time and even started crying again when she heard the nurse's voice outside our door. Then Dr. Barron walked in and it got worse. I don't know how he can hear anything through that stethoscope with her screaming like that.....and trust me one thing Mary Selwyn is without any doubt is loud!!! (I know she gets it from her Mama.) Anyway by the time we left I felt like I had been hit by a train. It was exhausting....not just for me but her too I'm sure. Now I dread the appointments just as much as she does. She of course checked out perfectly too. I have two perfect babies so far, I know she's not a baby anymore. She was in the 90th percentile of height and weight, no surprise there.

I can't believe that she is 15 months old already. Hurts my heart....I love watching her grow and change everyday but I want her to be my baby forever....I think I might be the only one who still calls her a baby. Everyone else refers to her as a toddler.....I can hardly stand it. She is so funny and sweet. Her new favorite thing is to sing songs, she just babbles to her own little tune but it is the sweetest tune you have ever heard. She loves to play with her baby dolls and her newest obsession is Blue's Clues. She asked to watch Blue's Clues all day long. I have limited to her to two episodes in the morning and two in the afternoon. She loves Blue and I have to admit I kinda like it too. I love that she will curl up in my lap and watch a whole episode while I snuggle her. You can't beat that. She also has a stuffed cat named Caviar that she loves to sleep with. That was the name on the tag, not the name we picked but she loves him. Before bed or nap time I say "Where is Caviar?" and she searches the room until she finds him and gets right in her bed with no resistance. She is finally, knock on wood, sleeping through the night. The earliest she gets up is 4:30 and then she just wants some milk and to snuggle for the last two hours but sometimes she even makes it to 5:30. I never thought we would see this day, or night rather. I'm thankful it has come before baby #2 arrives.

So enough rambling, I think you get how much I adore her so here are some pictures of my big girl and a video of her singing a song in the bath tub. It is always a little cuter naked don't you think?
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