Monday, December 13, 2010

The Perfect Gift

Saturday afternoon we went out to "The Perfect Gift". It was put on by the Church we have been involved with and it was open to the community. It was a much needed outing during the cold weather. Little did we know that a blizzard was coming through (we don't watch news channels very much) and just minutes after we got there and into the live nativity/petting zoo tent the winds and rain/snow really picked up. I was worried the animals were going to get skittish and stampede Whitney, it was really windy!. Whitney really loved all the animals and was not the least bit scared! Just like her Dad, she loves the "quackies"

Cookie decorating. They had different activites for the kids, but this is the only one we had Whitney do. She liked the cookie without frosting! She had fun putting the frosting on and helping with the sprinkles. It was a good think I had my mommy hawk eyes on, because I managed to catch about 90% of the sprinkles she was dumping them out.

yummm, good frosting!

good thing they don't make cassette tapes any more! Well Uncle Matt, Whitney had a lot of fun with your white elephant gift!!! :)
Just an extra update on what is going on in the Welsh household..... Wade is in finals week for the semester and will then have three weeks off. Woo hoo! It looks like he will get all A's and B's, but really had to work for his grades this time around. HS and undergrad and even his first masters came naturally to him, unlike this masters program.
I am now 31 weeks! My belly is pretty darn big now and at times uncomfortable, especially when Whitney is climbing all over me and trying to get comfortable. Just this past week I have noticed the baby getting the hiccups. I had the worst case of indigestion EVER yesterday, I thought I was getting the flu. I have never had indigestion before and never got it with Whitney either, but have had it about three times this pregnancy. I don't know if baby had indigestion too, because she was freaking out in my belly the whole time. I was starting to get a little nervous something was wrong, but by bed time last night and this morning I have felt fine and baby has been calm again. We are pretty sure we have a name picked out, but won't be sharing until birth. Wade found it and I'm reluctant to commit to it, just because I feel like being the girl I should have the perfect girl name I've dreamed about. Like I'm a failure to the mommy race. I guess that's just me, I haven't always just LOVED a particular name! Whitney didn't have a name for a couple of hours after birth, I really liked Emerson, Wade wasn't crazy about it, but to make me happy he would be okay with it. We both liked Whitney, so that's who she is! Any name I thought I've always liked just doesn't sound right any more. I am EXTREMELY indecisive so I should just save myself some stress and go with the name Wade found. Even after naming Whitney, I had second thoughts filling out the Social Security form the day we left the hospital. Wade said no, she is Whitney!
On a Whitney update.. we still battle her waking up in the middle of the night. She goes to bed without a fight, even when I think she's not sleepy. BUT, if she wakes up in the middle of the night she wants me to come sit with her and give her a drink of water. Most of the time this only takes 5-10 minutes. And keep in mind that MOST nights she does sleep right through. When she does wake up it's a lot harder to ignore her in the middle of the night when I hear, "oh no, where mommy go?" "mommy, where are you?" Some of our sleep issues lately may be teeth related. I hope. Starting at 16 months she started to get her four molars and four eye teeth. And this poor girl gets them one at a time. I FINALLY noticed this morning that her last eye tooth broke the gum line. Done with teething until she gets her two year molars!! But, does teething really hurt? After losing baby teeth I don't remember adult teeth hurting when they came in, do any of you?
She is still a big time mama's girl. I thought she would start to outgrow it by now, but I guess not. When new baby comes we'll just have to deal with it! We got her a new twin bed last week, courtesy of a Christmas present from my parents, but don't plan on putting her in it until next month. She is not ready for potty training either, so we'll wait until she's ready.
Gotta run, she's up from a nap calling for me. "Mama, where are you?"

1 comment:

  1. I hear you on feeling huge! UGGGHHH!! Thankfully, this one isn't a mover and shaker like Lo was, most days he kicks just enough to let me know he is in fact still alive.

    Lo has never complained really about teething ever. I hardly ever know she has a new tooth until well after the fact. I am with you I don't remember adult teeth hurting, but maybe b/c there was a tooth there it would hurt less? Who knows.
    Stay warm up there!!! Glad you and Melissa got to be such good friends. Bummer she is moving again.