Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We're here, but we've been just a tad busy with this new little baby that we brought home a couple of months ago. Miss Finley Claire Martin was born on Friday, Sept. 4th at 5:13 in the afternoon. Weighing in at a whopping 6 lbs and 4oz. (Not bad for arriving a month before her due date!)
All is well at the Martin house. Finley is getting settled in and has finally decided that she's pretty cool with sleeping through most of the night. Maggie loves Finley, and gives her all the doggy sugar she can handle. I can't wait to see the two of them grow up together - I envision lots of disasters throughout the house in the coming years. As for Michael and I, I don't know what we ever did without this precious little bundle. I'm sure whatever it was involved lots more sleeping, and alot less dirty diapers.
So anyway, now that we're in more of a routine, and since I'm being called out for my lack of blogging (thanks, Ms. Clark - I needed that) I promise to devote more time to Hickory in the House. Stay tuned for more adventures and lots of photos. I PROMISE!!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
All her labwork and monitoring look ab/fab - and if her momma could do the same then we might get an opportunity to head home and try out this bedrest thing from our very own bed!
We're still in limbo - just waiting to get more info and more opinions throughout the week so we can get a game plan in process!
Thanks so much to all of you for your prayers and thoughts and positive energy. Michael and I had no idea how many GREAT friends we were blessed to have.
We're keeping our heads up, and we'll keep you all posted on everyones status via the blog or our daily updates.
Look at it on the bright side, if this little girl comes along early and all is well, she could make an appearance at a College Football Game sooner rather than later! Courtesy of an awesome gift, Baby Girl already has a pirate outfit to wear!!! I'd say she's ready to pull those Pirates through those first tough games!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
For those of you following the crazy saga of childbirth, Michael and I are at the hospital. We were admitted on Friday afternoon because I'm showing some high blood pressure, low platelet count, and basic signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia. Long story short, pre-eclampsia is a "momma" issue, not a baby issue, and the only remedy is to deliver the bambino just a tad early.
We've met with a high risk perinatal doctor, and baby girl is weighing in at just around 5 lbs. so they seem to think she's good to go if we deliver anytime over the next few days. Her heart beat is super super strong, and I've taken two rounds of steroid shots to make sure she's as completely developed as possible - and all the perinatal consults seem to think we're in great shape. We got to see a 4D photo of her, and she's cute as a button and looks just like her daddy!!! Poor child - we're gonna really need to work on that.
Right now, its strict bedrest - ummmm yeah, here at the hospital, which totally rocks, so they can constantly keep an eye on both of us. My b-day was yesterday, so we had a little party here in the Labor & Deivery Suite! Thanks so much Lisa, Stephen and Michael for the sweet b-day party that didn't get to happen! I promise to make it up to all ya'll!
We'll keep you all posted with updates via email and Hickory Holler!
Thanks so much for the prayers and positive energy!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I'm talking "BEBE" as in "Baby Girl" as in the little one coming our way in just a few short weeks!!!
Things are starting to fall into place - Theres a big crib in what used to be a really cool guest room, there's a cradle in our room that Maggie thinks belongs just to her, there's a pack and play in our living room, and a PIMPED OUT stroller in our dining room!!
We had our first baby shower on Sunday, and in a matter of a couple short hours our house has been overrun by All Things Baby!
I'll post about the shower later this week - I unfortch didn't take my camera, so the picture taking was left up to the Nana to be - so I'll have to show her how to upload them when I'm in Hickory this weekend.
Can't wait to show you all the cool new stuff we got!
Monday, July 13, 2009
So far, my faves are the hot guy from Chicago - Jeff. He's in the athlete clique and makes me a little weak in the knees! I also loved that he's not playing into the BS that the Head of Household Jessie is trying to rope him into. (Althought this could come back to bite him in the end)
I also like that little cute girl from Charlotte - Jordan. She's kinda in the background right now, but just seems to be an all around sweet girl that I think I'd be friends with.
We'll see how the season plays out. I may switch my faves up once the true colors start showing.
I'm also totally loving the Bachelorette right now. I had said after the last Bachelor with doofus Jason and his "most shocking reunion show revelation ever" that I was totally DUNZO with this show. But, who can resist watching 25 Hottie McHottersons every week with their shirts off chasing around this one lucky girl and professing their love!??!!
I'm rooting for Ed this season. I loved him from the beginning, was really, really devastated when he left and oh so happy when he returned! I think I'm gonna get a t-shirt and iron on some letters that say "Go Ed!" - I'm sure Michael would love that idea. He thinks both these shows are ridiculous!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Michael is working hard to make a difference by raising funds for this great foundation! If you are interested in "voting" for Michael by making a donation, please click on the link below and help raise vital funds for this great cause! Voting ends on Tuesday, June 2nd - so QUICK - VOTE for MICHAEL!!!
Help us save lives by casting your "vote" for Michael Martin as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2009 Man of the Year by visiting www.lls.org/ncemwoy.
Thank you so much!
Monday, April 6, 2009
We are over the moon excited!! Little Martin will be here on October 1st, and we cannot wait for her/ him to get here!
Speaking of her/ him - I'm totally convinced its a girl and Michael is willing to bet the farm on boy. I don't know why, but this entire time I keep thinking girl. I dream about the baby being a girl - I keep referring to the baby as "she" and I keep jotting down really cute girl names. So many people have said that the momma just knows... and clearly - I think I've got this one nailed. We'll find out for sure on April 27th - so I'll keep ya'll posted.
So far- everything in the pregnancy is going GREAT! I feel fantastic, and Michael says I'm an absolute DREAM to live with. (I'm positive that he's not saying that to be sarcastic at all!)
I can promise you this - even though I'll be doing occasional blog posts about all things baby - it WILL NOT be the main focus of this blog. There are too many other funny things that happen to us on a daily basis for it to be a baby central blog. And anyway - if you want to know anything about babies - I'm totally the wrong person to ask. I have no clue what I'm doing, and the more books I read the more over-stimulated I get. I think I'm just gonna wing this one. You know what they say about ignorance being bliss!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
I don't know if you guys watch the news, but it's been a crazy couple of months for lenders, and we are so grateful to have interest rates hovering at an all time low - we've been doing tons of refi's, lots of purchase business, and my hubby has got me working like a DAWG - dawg! (I kinda feel like I'm back in the advertising business what with all the late nights and weekend work - only it's just like I'm working on a realllllllly lame account)
Speaking of the hubby... check out this spot on the local news. (You've gotta click on the link - I can't get the dang video to upload on Blogger cause it SUCKS!) We're actually thinking of going on a media tour. Please give me a call to set up speaking engagements - HAHAHAHAHA!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
We absolutely love these two little ones. If the Polsons ever wake up to find their babies missing, it'll be pretty clear that I've got them over at my house. Such cute, cute kids and soooo well behaved! I only hope that Michael and I can be that lucky one day!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Bailey took this opportunity to capitalize on some one-on-one time with Nana Vickie - she's the main supplier of the chew toys and rawhide treats.
Spoiled Rotten. Yes, she sure is!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
The funniest part about me babysitting for her was that all day long, I had put her diaper on backwards. Her poor Mom had to pull me aside and let me know that the tabs go in the front, not in the back. I was so freaking embarrassed. Clearly, I have no business having a child of my own. I don't even know how to work a diaper!! I bet all day, that poor baby was like - "Dude! I'm so uncomfortable!!! Can you please get my drawers on right??!?"
Oh well, doesn't look like my lack of parenting skills kept her from snoozing the day away - look how SWEET!!!
And here's our newest little neighbor, Reese. So sweet, and she doesn't even mind if Michael holds her!
Absolutely PRECIOUS!! I can't wait for us to have a house full of our own!