Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Deal!

Hey Friends! I know everyone is getting excited about the Iron Bowl (y'all know I am!!) But I am also excited about Black Friday deals!!! I am going to share one with you and please share any online ones you know with me in the comments section and maybe it can help other folks as well!! is having a 40% off sale on all their toys today through the 27th. They have great toys too!! And remember it's tax free and free shipping when you spend over $49. If you haven't ever shopped this site, it's the best place in the world for diapers. They always have ecoupons to just click on and save and everything you order comes to your door in 2 days!! I can't tell you how thankful I am for since I don't ever get out anymore and don't want to get two babies out!! Also, if you have never shopped here before, use my referral code Dana8344 and you will get 10 dollars off your total. If you have used before, tell all your friends about this deal and let them use your code!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!! And share any great deals with me!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We LOVE the fall!

I just cannot put into words how much I LOVE fall!! It is my favorite time of year by far. Luckily for me, my children love it too!! Claire is happy as can be just sitting outside in my arms or in her carseat. And good thing because Wells would live outside if I would let him. He honestly stands at the door and points or cries to go out all day. Praise the Lord that November has been such a fabulous month for the most part. We have gone out for at least 2 hours a day. Wells just walks around and picks up leaves, pinestraw, and sticks the whole time! It is wonderful!! The pictures above are right after church. Soon we will get pictures of them together, but it is impossible at the moment! Claire is wearing a dress Chris' mom made her. Isn't it so sweet?!!

Claire turns seven weeks old tomorrow and we are on a great schedule with her. She eats every three hours and goes for 5 hour stretches at night. This makes for pretty easy nights! Don't get me wrong though because we are still extremely tired. Poor Claire is still having major tummy issues. But when she is not hurting, she smiles ALL the time!! I love it because Wells never smiled that much!!! We went to the doctor today for her first round of shots and 7 week appt. We told our pediatrician about her problems and we now are considering getting x-rays or even going to a GI specialist. Chris and his mom have severe digestive issues, so we are praying that Claire doesn't get those and we want to stay on top of things as much as possible. She has silent reflux for now, but she is also not going to the bathroom...not even with a suppository at times. So there are tons of tears and lots of screaming during the day. Thank goodness she sleeps at night! I think God is giving us a break! Honestly though, God is supernaturally keeping me calm through it all. It's just hard to watch her scream out in pain. Sweet Wells kissed her on the head several times today when she was screaming. I pray he keeps this sweet demeaner. Please pray with us that we can get this figured out. I am back to eating basically bread, water, and meat until we figure this out! As far as weight gain, etc. she is doing great! 10 pounds 12 ounces today (75%), 21 inches (25%) and her head was 50%. She is following the caldwell plan of being short and stocky!!!!
As far as Wells goes, he had his 15 month appointment last week. Poor thing is shrimpy at the moment!! He is in the 10th percentile for everything mentioned above!!! He only weighs 22 pounds and is 29 inches. But he is my child so we weren't expecting a giant! :) He is so much fun though and I think God gave him an awesome personality to make up for the lack in height!! He is truly a mess!! He talks ALL day and we understand about 5 % of it. He says new words daily so that is really fun!! And he laughs nonstop...again, my child!!
All in all, we are doing well and enjoying the "beautiful chaos" as Chris likes to call it! We know we don't have it very easy, but we also know how blessed we are. God is so good! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Newborn pictures and One year pictures (a little late)

Okay, I am so excited about these!! Stella Schreiber (who is fabulous) is a photographer who took pictures of Wells last year and this year took Claire's pics as well as pictures of both of them together. I wanted to do a combo christmas card/birth annoucement so I waited until Claire was a month old to have these made. I was thrilled with how they turned out because let me tell you, Wells didn't want to stay still for one second. I couldn't believe how amazing Stella was to get these shots. This way you can see Wells' funny personality and at least see Claire with her eyes open! Check them out! (go to client proofs and the password is sheheane). turn up the sound b/c the music makes them better! :)