Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

Jeremy and I want to wish his Dad, Buddy, a wonderful birthday. He's such a great guy and we can't wait to get back over to Mississippi in a few weeks to see him again. We love you!!!Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

7 Weeks!

Here’s a little recap of how things are going so far. We’ve actually known that we were pregnant for about 3 weeks, but shockingly enough I was able to keep my mouth shut on my blog and Facebook! I didn’t do anything like this with Jackson since I didn’t blog then, but I’m hoping I can remember most of the details from that pregnancy. Considering I’m only 7 weeks with this baby, I’ve got a long way to go!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along:
7 weeks
Size of baby: 1/2 inch. The baby is the size of a blueberry.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: No change.
Maternity Clothes: Not yet, but I pulled my container of clothes out and to see what I had, but so far I’m still in my regular clothes, thank goodness!  
Gender: No clue!                                                                           Movement: Not yet.                                                                Sleep: Very crazy dreams that don’t make any sense. Last night I dreamed that I was trying to catch a skunk. Go figure! I’m also exhausted all the time, but especially around 1:00 in the afternoon and 5:00 in the evening. I could crash!                                                                                                  Symptoms: Some nausea with dry heaving, but no official throwing up yet.  
Cravings: Salty foods like chips and French fries.                 Best Moment this week: Finding out that I was not having an ectopic pregnancy (tubal pregnancy) like the ER doctors first thought when I went in with intense stomach pain Monday a week ago. That was one of the scariest things that I have ever been through, especially hearing that they were preparing to rush me into emergency surgery depending on the results of the ultrasound. I never thought that I would be happy to find out that I had a kidney stone/infection, but considering my other option, I was so relieved. During the ultrasound at the hospital we were able to confirm that the baby is right where it is supposed to be with a strong heartbeat! The second hospital admission of the week was Friday night, again with kidney issues, and I was released on Monday, just in time to make it to my scheduled OB appointment and second ultrasound. Although this week has been so tiring, we are just blessed that everything is looking great so far with the baby!                                                                                           What I am looking forward to: Finding out what we’re having and resolving these kidney issues!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

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Baby Wade’s first picture! We are so blessed!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Short Version Of Things

Here's the short version of what's been going on the last few days.
  1. I'm pregnant and we are thrilled! It was an answer to prayer.
  2. I got hospitalized again Friday night for the second time in less than a week due to some intense kidney issues.
  3. I got out of the hospital Monday morning just in time to make my scheduled OB appointment.
  4. I practically had to beg the doctor to let me out.
  5. We got our first "official" pictures of the baby at our ultrasound. We're measuring perfectly, and I'm 6 weeks, 6 days pregnant. My due date is June 14, 2011, which means that I was pregnant before I turned 30!!!
  6. I visited a urologist Monday afternoon, and he's pretty certain that I have a kidney stone.
  7. Jackson has strep.
  8. May God have mercy on our family.

I'll post more of the specific details later, but for now I'm simply exhausted. Please continue to pray for our family, especially in the coming months. We would really appreciate it.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm Home

I got released from the hospital last night around 7:00. It's been a long week, and I'll tell you all about it later when I'm feeling 100%. For now I'm still dealing with some issues that include having to potty every 3 minutes or so around the clock. Fun times!

I'll be back soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Miranda here again! In keeping with the tradition of Amy's blogging schedule, here are some super cute videos of Jackson and Gracie from the fair. If you missed my last post, Amy is in the hospital with what looks like a kidney infection. Enjoy the videos!



Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wade's World Under Attack!

The Wades must have had a really long weekend! I would probably take this opportunity to post "ROLL TIDE!" all over Amy's little blog world but I'd probably be in big trouble later. I stay in enough trouble as it is.

This is Miranda, dropping by with a guest post.

An update on Wade's World: Amy and Jeremy ended up at the ER last night. Now before anybody goes assuming that it was Jeremy that caused the trip to the ER...it was in fact Amy who had to be seen this time. Although she's not as accident prone as her wonderful husband - who does in fact need to be bubble wrapped for his own protection - Amy apparently has developed a really bad kidney infection or kidney stones. And we all know how Amy likes to blog post Monday through Friday so I'm here to save the day!

My family and I got the opportunity to spend this past Thursday night at the fair with the Wades and their family, and I've got some cute photos of Gracie and Jackson to share with you!





Honestly, these kids are like best friends. Now if we could just get Jackson to like pickles. And mustard. And Alabama football. Be sure to leave Amy a comment and I hope she gets to feeling better really soon!

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Weekend Was So Busy I’m Still Spinning…

We had a crazy busy weekend around Wade’s World. It started off at the unholy hour of 6:30 Saturday morning when we hit the road with my Mom to go to the Georgia Aquarium. We had gotten 4 free tickets several months ago when we bundled phone, internet and cable and the stars finally aligned for us to make our trip.   The trip took longer than normal because somebody, ahem Jeremy, has the bladder the size of a raisin.  We finally got there and found out that everyone in Georgia had the same idea as us; the place was packed.  Talk about being squeezed in like sardines! We saw everything the aquarium had to offer, and after 4 hours we had our fill. Jackson had a great time, but had been somewhat of a stinker during the trip and Jeremy’s only response as we were leaving was “I’m just glad we didn’t pay for these tickets.”  We got home and practically crashed. 

Then I had the brilliant idea of making our annual trip to the pumpkin patch after church on Sunday.  What was I thinking? We had a great time with my parents and Kellyn and Jason, but we were so tired when we got home. Well, Jeremy and I were tired, but Jackson was still going ninety to nothing!

So much for a relaxing weekend, but I wouldn’t have missed spending it with my family for anything.  Pictures will be posted soon.  Have a great day.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

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Jeremy and I want to wish his parents a very Happy 33rd Anniversary. We hope you have an amazing day and can’t wait to see y’all again soon!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ask Jeremy Anything Answers

I posted my second round of “Ask Jeremy Anything” on Tuesday and here are my answers…

Brandi said, “Jeremy, considering your most recent Facebook status update, do you think it would be prudent to have your wife place safety cones in and around your home? (ha! Sorry, couldn't resist!)”

For those not aware of my most recent slip and slide in the kitchen, it wasn’t my fault there was a puddle of water on the floor (thanks Macy).  Well, maybe it was my fault a little bit since I had just filled up her water bowl. A little slip and bruised elbow and ego is not enough to keep me down.  And Brandi, safety cones wouldn’t help. Bubble wrap on the other hand might work.

Soyna said, “Could you give me suggestions on decluttering my house???”
                                                                                                  Decluttering? Have you seen our storage unit.  We almost need another one to declutter the first storage unit. I’m afraid I can offer you no useful advice on this.

 Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said, “Are you a fan of the NFL? What's your team?”

I like the NFL but don’t watch unless the Colts and Peyton Manning are playing or the Saints are playing.  Other than those two teams, I can’t think of any other team I’d pull for.

AmyKnight said, “Are you still cheering for that other team in AL?”

Yes, much to Amy’s chagrin.

Until next time….

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ask Jeremy Anything (Again!)

Hey guys. It's me Jeremy again. I'm taking over for Amy tonight because she has a headache and I've sent her off to bed. I know how she is about posting a blog Monday through Friday, so I hijacked her blog and I'm posting the 2nd edition of "Ask Jeremy Anything."

Just leave me a comment with your deepest ponderings and I'll answer them on Wednesday.

Take care!

Monday, October 11, 2010

So The Weekend Ended Much Better For Me Than It Did For The Mice At The Zoo

Jeremy had to work this weekend so it was just Jackson and I. We headed to a local consignment sale early Saturday morning and I scored two hoodies for Jackson for only $5. I was looking for jeans for him, but apparently all boys size 3T-4T are really rough on the blue jeans because there were only about 3 pairs to choose from, and I didn't like any of those.

After our sale Jackson and I took advantage of our zoo membership and headed out for the morning. Jackson is obsessed with the zoo, and the kiddo knows his way around the zoo like a champ. With as much as he likes animals right now, I wouldn't be surprised if he grew up to be a zoologist or a vet. He's crazy about animals! His favorite animals at the zoo are the giraffes and the penguins, and the best part is that our zoo now has an area where you can go out and feed the giraffes. It's so cool!

And with Jackson, typical of any boy, no trip to the zoo is complete without a trip through the reptile house. I don't really care for it, but I'm willing to sacrifice my disdain for creepy, crawly snakes if it makes him happy. It was there that we happened upon their crocodile monitor having his morning breakfast of 3 frozen mice. I was afraid that it was going to freak Jackson out, but he was fascinated. Big surprise there! (As if!) I, however, did not enjoy watching his little breakfast display. It seemed like there should have been a parental warning like, "Beware, once you turn this corner you (and your children) will see a rodent homicide taking place. Proceed with caution!" After we watched the monitor finish off his victims, it was time for a train ride and then we called it a day. We enjoyed a nice nap and then relaxed for the rest of the afternoon.

Then, Saturday afternoon Alabama lost and Auburn won which made me a very happy camper! War Eagle! I was so excited about that!

Sunday was a typical church day with an afternoon nap before taking Jackson to children's choir. But, when I got home and checked my blog feed, I found an amazing surprise! I had won a $100 gift card to Target from Katherine at Grass Stains. I was so excited! This is by far the biggest thing I've won online, and I'm so happy! If you don't read Grass Stains, then my need to head on over. Her blog is fantastic! Thank you Katherine for such a great giveaway!!!

So, like I said before, my weekend was much better than the mice from the zoo! Have a great day!!!

Friday, October 08, 2010

Random Dozen

It’s time for some random dozen. Enjoy!

1. If you had a theme song that played whenever you walked into a room full of people, what would it be? The song, “Amy” by Pure Prairie League. Our friend, Mr. Robert, used to sing it to  me all the time and I love it!

2. Which of your shoes are your absolute favorite, and which are of the object of your most painful shoe-buyer's remorse? I have a pair of pink flowered yellow box flip flops that are so comfortable, but I also love my knee high black leather boots. I have a pair of white sandals with heels that rub terrible blisters, but I can’t give them up because they are too cute!

3. Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced. My parents threw me a surprise birthday 20th birthday party with lots of my friends. That was really fun!

4. If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be? Mint chocolate chip or rainbow sherbet.

5. Have you ever had a crush on a movie star? Who was it, and are you still crushing? I’ve never had a crush on a movie star that I can remember. Is that weird?

6. Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be? I may be the one person in the world that actually didn’t mind wearing braces. I loved them! And oddly enough, I have 20/20 vision and I’m always disappointed that I don’t need glasses. Now, if I really needed glasses that might be a different story.

7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I love living in the south, and I wouldn’t change it even if I could.

8. If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive? A new car, a trip to Africa, or a new wardrobe!

9. What is your favorite birthday meal? Either Japanese hibachi or a steak dinner.

10. Do you still send hand-written thank you notes? Absolutely.

11. Name something you've done that you never thought you'd do? Ummm…give birth in 6 hours???

12. Mount Rushmore honors four US Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? If I’m answering politically, it would have to be Ronald Reagan because he was a political genius. If it was a religious person, it would have to be Jesus for obvious reasons, except that none of us actually knows what he looked like.

Have a great day!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!!

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Jeremy and I want to wish my parents an amazing 38th Anniversary. Thank you so much for being such a great example of a loving marriage! We love you and hope you have a wonderful day!

Happy Anniversary!!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

We took Jackson to his first Auburn game this past Saturday with my Mom and Dad and we had such a good time. We got to Auburn really early in the morning and enjoyed all the pregame activities. I was even able to watch the Auburn band practice at their new practice field and ran into an old friend of mine, Kristina, that works for the Auburn band. The entire day was great, and I couldn’t have asked for a better first Auburn game experience with Jackson. Enjoy the pics!

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Nana’s Little Tiger

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Kristina and I at the band field

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My cute parents who will celebrate 38 years of marriage this week!

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We got front row spots for Tiger Walk to watch the football players, cheerleaders and Aubie. Jackson loved giving the players high fives!

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Jackson spots Aubie!

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Jackson and Blake Burgess, the son of Rick Burgess from the Rick and Bubba Show.

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Nova about to take flight for the pregame show. Jackson loved watching the eagle fly.

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There’s no doubt I’m raising a little Auburn tiger!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Let The Chores Begin

Jackson is now 4 years old, and Jeremy and I have decided that it's well past time for him to start helping with some chores around the house. I certainly don't want to make it seem like Jackson hasn't been helping with stuff, but we felt that we needed to formalize the chores, and as of tonight, Jackson is now responsible for folding dish towels, wash cloths and bath towels.

It started off so well. I sat Jackson down in the floor with a pile of 7 towels and showed him how to lay a towel out and then began to help him fold it up. He did really good, so we did one more together and then I set him loose. Jackson folded one towel perfectly by himself, but as soon as I began folding other clothes, Jackson lost it. He kept trying to convince me that he didn't know how to fold the towel, but no amount of talking him through the process again would calm him down. You would have thought I was asking him to scrub the toilets with a toothbrush for the antics he tried to get out of finishing the towels.

He cried. And yelled. And fussed. And whined. And stalled. And complained. And then cried some more.

But you know what? We didn't give in and he finished the towels all by himself! Granted, it took 30 minutes to fold 7 towels, but I'm fine with that. Because although it took Jeremy and I staying after him to finish the job, we didn't get stressed about the situation, and Jackson didn't win the argument. I feel like we had a major victory tonight which feels really good.

Jackson may not agree with this now, but I'm pretty sure his future wife is going to be thanking me for his laundry skills one day!

Monday, October 04, 2010

In The Interest Of Keeping It Real

We had such a great weekend around here, but I'm exhausted! We took Jackson to his first Auburn football game on Saturday and it wore me out! The weather was amazing, and I really couldn't have asked for a better time with my family. Jackson loved his first AU football game, and I was able to get some wonderful pictures. It was so much fun being able to share the Auburn football experience with my little boy, and I can't wait to be able to take him again.

I must tell you though that walking around Auburn all day on Saturday, and climbing the stairs through Jordan Hare stadium countless times to take Jackson to the bathroom has left me feeling less than human today. And y'all, I fear my thighs may never recover.

I'll post pictures of the game tomorrow, but for now, it's off to bed for me. Well, after I watch the next episode of Sister Wives. I may be tired, but I still have my reality TV priorities.

I'll catch up with y'all tomorrow. Take care!

Friday, October 01, 2010

“The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step.”

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I want to introduce you to someone that has become very special in my life, my friend Britney. We’ve known each other for a couple of years now, first as neighbors, then friends, and finally cruise buddies. Last October she lost her Mother-In-Law, Rita Lewis, to cancer only five days before the birth of Britney’s second son, Lawson. It had been a very long, hard battle and although the end was devastating to her family, she has decided to do something amazing in memory of Rita; she is going to walk 60 miles over 3 days in Atlanta, GA as Captain of the “Remembering Rita” team to help raise money for breast cancer research. I wanted to share her story right now, in her words, and ask that you consider supporting her on this journey.

Here is her story…

My First Walk

Please support me as I take an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.

Rita's Story

On October 3, 2009, only five days before her forth grandson was born my mother-in-law lost her battle with cancer. She made such an impact on my life, and I could not think of a better way to honor her and her amazing fight. One thing about my mother-in-law that I will always remember is her sweet smile and her “can do” attitude. I know without a doubt that she would be behind me 100%.

Rita's journey began on her birthday in December 2008 when she was diagnosed with cancer of the breast, Osteosarcoma. In January she had a full mastectomy on the right side. The doctors felt confident they got all the cancer and did not see any reason for her to undergo any more treatment. Over the next six months she was diagnosed with two other types of cancer, renal cell carcinoma and thyroid cancer. She underwent surgery to remove one kidney and a section of her thyroid. In July 2009 Rita was diagnosed with stage four bone cancer. After problems with chemo and some fluid buildup in her lungs she had a long stay in the CCU. On October 3, 2009 her battle was over. She fought harder than anyone could have ever imagined. As hard as it was to see her go we all felt a sense of peace. She would no longer be in pain; her suffering was over. In the words of my 5 year old nephew who was trying to comfort his big brother “God does not allow cancer in heaven.” Here’s to you my sweet mother-in-law. I walk for YOU!!!

I will also be walking in honor of Rita's sister, Jody Bell, a Breast Cancer Survivor. I also walk for you Aunt Jody!!!

I Need You!!!

I need your support as I take this amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! I need sponsors, I need team members, I need cheerleaders, I need motivators, I need prayers, I need YOU!!! Whatever you can do no matter how big or small every little bit counts. My personal goal is to raise $3,000.00 for The Susan G. Komen foundation. Net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ are invested in breast cancer research. We can't change the past but we can help change the future. Together we can make a difference. Let’s FIGHT!!!!

My reasons for walking.

1. I walk for my mother-in-law Rita Lewis. She has made such an impact on my life. Her battle might have ended 10-3-09, but mine has just started. I will fight for her.

2. I walk for my husband, Adam, who at very young age had to bury his mother. He is my world and has shown so much strength through this all. Now it’s time for me to show him just how strong I can be.

3. I walk for Layton who will never truly remember his Nana. Sure he has pictures and a few meaningful gifts but that is nothing compared to remembering her touch or the smile that came over her face when he was around.

4. I walk for Lawson who never got to meet her. He was born 5 days after she passed. It’s up to Adam and I to create these memories for him. Oh how she loved her boys!

5. I walk for myself. My entire life I have always taken the easy road. Well not anymore! Its time I prove to myself that I can do whatever I put my mind to. I will walk 60 miles.

6. I walk for my nieces, Lizzie, Lily and Ella, so that maybe in future they won’t have a reason to walk.

7. I walk for the girls on my team. Because they believe in me and I believe in them. We have all committed to raising money and walking 60 miles together...As a TEAM.

8. I walk for exercise. I can't think of a better reason to get in shape and lead a healthier lifestyle. The healthier you are the less likely you are to develop cancer.

9. I walk for my MamaTootsie. She passed away shortly after my mother-in-law at the age of 92. She didn't have cancer but what she did have was a big heart. She was always helping others. There is no telling how many hats she made for the cancer center, she even helped me make one for Mrs.. Rita. My grandmother inspires me daily to be a better person even though she is no longer with us.

10. I walk because cancer is not picky. I will fight for my family and friends. Every step we take puts us that much closer to a cure.

11. I walk for all my supporters. Your messages, prayers and donations are what will keep me going. I promise to give it my all and I will think of each of you every second of my journey. Thank you for believing in me.

12. I walk because I have never wanted to be a part of anything like I do this. I eat, sleep and think about crossing that finish line. And if you know me at all you know I don't have an athletic bone in my body. I had much rather be shopping but I hear they are gonna have some pretty good shopping at camp...haha!

13. I walk for my parents. Because as corny as it may sound, at the age of 25, I still want them to be proud of me.

14. I walk for the experience. I want to come away from this event a changed person...A better person!!!!

15. I walk because I CAN!!!! Here's to you my sweet mother-in-law, I walk for you.

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As Britney has been training for her walk, I have admired her dedication and perseverance to reach her goals in honoring Rita’s memory. She is bound and determined that she is going to give this everything she has and I am so proud of her! I don’t often ask of you to give to things, but I’m asking you today to consider supporting Britney and her “Remembering Rita” team with a gift to help find a cure for breast cancer. Walkers are required to raise $2300, but Britney’s personal goal is $3000. Right now she is about $700 short of her goal and she needs our help! Whether you can give $5.00 or $50.00, every gift will help put us one step closer to finding a cure.

Whether you have been touched personally by breast cancer or not it’s something that has to be stopped. We have to do this for our mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces and friends. The only way to find a cure is to have more research. The only way to have more research is to have more money. There is no other way. So with that in mind, I ask you to give.

If you can help Britney on her journey please visit her personal page on the Susan G. Komen 3-Day For The Cure site. If you can help her financially that would be great, but I also know that your thoughts and prayers for her and her family, as well as words of encouragement are greatly appreciated!

Have a great day!

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