Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye 2008, Welcome 2009!

Happy New Year's Eve! As I sit here thinking about what to blog about, I began reflecting on the past year.

Sean put in a full year at Main Gate, Inc. I am so thankful he has a job that he seems to enjoy and has not near as much travel as he did with his previous position. It's so nice to know he's home most every evening...which means I have to cook more, but even though I complain about cooking, I don't mind it! (As long as he doesn't complain about what comes to the table...except for those mystery meat pork chops that were just NASTY!)

Caeleigh has made a great transition from 1st to 2nd grade and even handled the transition to a new school this year. We started her at St. Malachy Catholic school (same church I belong to) this year. She seems to really enjoy it....uniform and all!

Caeleigh also mastered swimming underwater!! Her strokes still need some help, but she'll go under and swim the width of my pal, Angie's, pool! Caeleigh also played her first organized team sport...softball. She was a little timid, but earned Most Improved Player award from her coaches. That made Daddy beam!! She continued to do dance lessons and basic gymnastic lessons. She keeps me busy! I just can't believe how much she has grown up! She's about 4 feet tall and wears a size 7/8. Not just grown physically, but mentally as well. She's turned into quite a reader and loves to draw. For Christmas she got tons of drawing/sketching stuff and some fashion designer pads (she loves to design clothes!!) I wanted to post some Christmas pics, but am having some trouble downloading from my camera (grrr!) So stay tuned for those!

And, of course, expecting our second child was a surprise! That is something to look forward to in the next few months. Speaking of un-named baby girl Reaves, I had another check-up on Monday. I am 26 weeks along (will be 27 tomorrow!) and had a great appt. My blood pressure was 120/76; baby's heartrate was 156; and did the glucose tolerance test...icky! The nurse practitioner said "No news is Good News!" I am assuming I passed and have not developed gestational diabetes. I've gained 13 pounds....which shocks me....I think with Caeleigh by this point I had gained a good 20-25 pounds! I also had to have my Rho Gam shot (because my blood type is negative, and Sean is could have clotting difficulties after baby is born without the was a breeze with Caeleigh!) So I go back in two weeks and will continue two week appts through February. The beginning of March, I will start to go weekly.

Good wishes on 2009 to all my readers....Sean and I may go get a bite to eat or get some take-out. I rented movies, we plan to stay in and relax. Caeleigh gets to go to a hotel with Grandma Shirley and Grandma Bonnie...she is very excited about that! Stay safe tonight!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

We've Been Busy!!

The past week has been event-filled. Caeleigh had her Christmas program at St. Malachy. We went to the Indiana Pacers/Golden State Nuggets basketball game. And our week wrapped up with Caeleigh's Christmas Dance Recital. Enjoy the pics!!

Caeleigh and her teacher, Mrs. Strahle (before the Christmas program!)

Caeleigh and her classmates singing in the program. (She is near center with the green, red, and gold ribbon in her hair)

Here are some pics from the Pacer game!

And finally our little sugarplum fairy in her dance recital. (Notice the little dance skirts...I made all 9 for the girls!!)

Have a Merry Christmas if I don't blog again. Caeleigh and I are going to make a gingerbread house this afternoon, bake some cookies and make treats this week, and finish wrapping presents in the next 3 days!! Even though we are on break from school, I think we're going to be VERY busy!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Picture Tag

Okay, so I have seen this tag going around on emails and in blogs. I'm usually a person who doesn't respond to this stuff, but I caught the tag on a blog I read by Suzanne Steece (a quad mama in Texas, that I found on my friend Jen's blog...another quad mama down the street!)

So I still haven't figured out what picture I have to post yet, so I just HAVE to look out of curiosity! The object of the picture tag is to:

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder

3) Explain the picture

4) Tag 4 people to do the same NO CHEATING! (cropping, editing, etc!)

Here is mine!

So this picture was taken at our good friend's wedding... Lauren and Danny Davison. The wedding was August 2, 2008 (my birthday and now that I think about it....our last "date" before we found out we were expecting again!)
I had fun doing this....and the best part, was I did not look at the pic until I found it to post! I'm still a little amazed it actually had to relate to the pregnancy....but I'm trying to forget the 5 glasses of wine I drank that night and didn't realize I was pregnant!! My OB says that I'm okay! :)
Have a great week!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Santa Breakfast

Just wanted to share a few pics of Caeleigh at the Brownsburg Band Booster Annual Breakfast with Santa. We've gone every year since she was two. My mom comes to town to enjoy this activity with Caeleigh. I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful family.

Caeleigh and Nana (my mom)

It's a busy week this week. Caeleigh gets to see some girlfriends from her old school on Monday night for a pizza playdate (and I get to socialize with the moms!) Caeleigh's Christmas program at school is on Thursday night too. Hopefully this week will go fast! Only 10 more days of school before Christmas break.

Have a great week! Oh, and if you don't follow my husbands need to check it out. He has a poll going for girl baby names. I really like McKenna...and Scout is catching up! Click here for
Sean's blog

Monday, December 1, 2008

'Tis the Season

Well, not much is going on in the Reaves' household. We celebrated Thanksgiving twice last week. We got most of the Christmas decorations out this past weekend and put up. I doubt we get the lights on the house this already snowed the past two days! Sean only likes to put up lights when it's warm outside!

Had another checkup today. Everything is going as expected. I can wait until the 29th for my next check-up! Yay!!! At my next appt. I will have to do the glucose test and get a Rho-Gam shot. Details: my blood pressure was fine, a little high in the normal, but it was at the end of the day and Baby Girl's heartrate was 164.

We're still thinking of names for baby girl. Caeleigh often thinks of names of kids in her current class. Sean is thinking more original like "Sundance." (Which I have put my foot down on!)Hopefully we'll find a nice happy medium. I did find a note in Caeleigh's backpack from a friend:

"Der Caeleigh,
You shuld ask your mom and daid to name the baby Aimy. That is such a prutty name."

How sweet was that? It excites me to know that she is talking about the baby at school with her friends. It is her first year at St. Malachy, so I'm glad this will be a memorable year for her.

Nana comes to town for our yearly "Breakfast with Santa" this weekend. We'll have breakfast and make crafts on Saturday. I'll post some pictures hopefully this weekend of the event. And yes, Caeleigh is still a believer. I'm going to enjoy her gullible belief for as long as I can. Though I have to admit, I've almost let it slip a couple of times.

Have a great week!