Tuesday, November 30, 2010

See Moseley on Santa's List

Moseley made Santa's List

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Growing Roe

Some stats on Roe-
Birth: 7 lbs, 14 ounces
Two Weeks: 6 lbs, 3 ounces
One Month: 9 lbs, 14 ounces
10/12: 10 lbs, 12 ounces
10/18: 11 pounds!!

He is growing WAY too fast! He has already outgrown a lot of his clothes :( Luckily, he is sleeping well at night. Last night was his best night yet, eating at 7:30p and not waking up until 4:15a to eat.

p.s. Just DLed a blogwriter app so hopefully I will be able to post more frequently.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baby Roe is here!!!

Charles Monroe Garrison was born August 23rd at 7:18am at Brookwood Women's Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and is 21 inches long. He has a head full of black hair and Kevin and I think he is the cutest baby in the world!!!

Just for fun here are the stats for my three sons:
Moseley - 8 pounds, 14 ounces - 21.75 inches long
Chambers - 8 pounds, 8 ounces - 21.5 inches long
Roe - 7 pounds, 14 ounces - 21 inches long

**Can you believe how much smaller Roe is? And he was born at 39 weeks just like Moseley!**

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Celebrating Baby Roe.

Last night, my friends and I got together to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Roe. We went to one of my favorite restaurants, Cocina Superior. It was so much fun and very delicious. These girls are my support group and I am not sure if I could survive without them!! The only downfall is that my Margarita was a Virgin Strawberry instead of a top shelf Pomegranate :)

So sweet to come celebrate and even sweeter to bring gifts for baby Roe!
Standing: Kristin, Jeannie, Beth, Tally, Brittany, Kelli, Katie, Donna, Micah, and Jamie
Sitting: Allison, Me, Lexy, and Stephanie

My sweet friend Beth who put together the shower.


All dressed up

I attempted to get some pics of the boys after church on Sunday. It seems we hadn't taken any pictures of them dressed up in a long time.

They did not exactly cooperate but the pictures still turned out cute :)


July 4th in Augusta

We went to Augusta, Ga to visit Nancy and Staples for the Fourth. We hadn't been there since before Chambers was born. They had visited us several times in the past year and of course it is so easy to meet up in Mobile! We were so afraid we wouldn't get to visit before they moved back to Mobile and it was the perfect 3-day weekend.

Libby the 4th of July wonder dog...

Chambers the 4th of July wonder baby...

Eating at the 4th of July picnic in Staples and Nancy's neighborhood.

Uncle Staples and Moseley riding in the parade...

Chambers LOVES Watermelon!

Me and Chambers hanging out by the riverfront park.

Moseley at the riverfront park...


Saturday, July 17, 2010

That's ok b/c he has two!

I haven't wanted to talk about this because 1) it is fixable and 2) we didn't even have a name for this baby.

Now that we have a name... here's Roe's issue.

We found out at about 20 weeks that Roe has fetal hydronephrosis. And it's severe. Basically the baby has a non-functioning left kidney. I have been having weekly ultrasounds for awhile now and there doesn't seem to be any evidence of draining.

We have seen a maternal fetal specialist who said our only option is surgery. We will see a fetal urologist at Children's Hospital this week to discuss the surgery. The biggest thing is that they can't tell what is causing the blockage. It could be a kink in the ureter, a deformed kidney or multicystic disease. If it's the first two they can go in and fix it when he's about 2 weeks old. If it's the latter, which we don't think it is b/c we have no family history of kidney issues, they'll remove the kidney.

Of course, they can't do the testing to determine the cause until after the baby is born so more than likely they'll take the baby early so they can get a jump on fixing things.


What's going on with the new baby?

"New Baby" has a name now!!!

Charles Monroe Garrison or as I call him "Roe." They are both family names of ours.

Letters on a wall make it official!

32 week ultrasound pic.


Friday, June 25, 2010

18 month checkup

Chambers 18 month went well today. He had one little shot and is otherwise healthy.

He is measuring 34" tall and 26#. He is a tall boy. Moseley was 35" and 28# at this age

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Random Happenings

Chambers eating breakfast on our new patio furniture.

Moseley did not feel well for about 4 days! He would literally lay around like this all day. He wouldn't eat either. It was pretty sad for me to watch :(

I love when road trips go this smoothly... Notice the babydoll in Chambers lap. That is actually Moseley's beloved "Pony Watkins." Chambers has an identical one (different colored clothes) but it must have been left behind and Moseley was kind enough to share.

How we know when dinner is "all done." Food starts getting put in places other than the mouth... I like to call this masterpiece, "Chicken in the Ear."


Best Friends

Moseley LOVES Chambers. He is very helpful when it comes to Chambers. He will help feed him, dress him, bathe him, and even clean him up and get him down from the high chair (yes, I walked in as he was picking him up out of the high chair and dropping him on the floor.) He also loves to give him toys when he isn't feeling well or is sad. He will sing a silly song if he is crying. Chambers will one day understand that Moseley is his number one advocate.

Chambers loves Moseley right back and NO ONE can make him laugh like Moseley. Just with a silly motion or look.

Moseley rubbing Chambers hair. They play this game where they roar at each other (complete with hand motions) then Chambers comes over and puts his head in Moseley's lap reaffirming they are besties!


Wrestle Mania!

Believe it or not my sweet little Chambers is one tough cookie. He is not afraid to defend himself against anyone if he thinks he is in "danger" (i.e., his food or toy will be stolen). He also loves to lay all over Moseley.

Anytime Moseley even thinks about sitting on the floor or laying on the floor, he is, literally, "all over him"!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Garden

Kevin brought me a Hydrangea friday for Mother's day. Then on Sunday he planted me an entire garden! I tried to help fill in the holes and make soil mixes but didn't do as much as Kevin did!

1 Shumardi oak, 2 Hostas, 2 Purple Loropetalum, 2 Tomatoes, 1 Chive, and 1 Bell Pepper. We didn't have time to put the Geraniums in before it got dark. Also, we are adding a birdbath behind the Hostas as soon as we find one we like.


The Big Easy

We went to New Orleans on a "babymoon" in late March. We flew down Friday morning and back Sunday afternoon. We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton on Canal which was right in the heart of everything we wanted to see/eat :) The weekend was a blast and centered around eating (I AM pregnant).

Friday for lunch we went to Bon Ton on Magazine St. It was fantastic!

Friday night we went to Cafe Marigny on Frenchman for appetizers and drinks (I had a Shirley Temple).

Then to Adolfo's for dinner. Adolfo's is an italian restaurant on Frenchman and is outstanding!! It is on the 2nd floor of this building.

Close-up of their sign...

Saturday morning we hit up Cafe du Monde for Beignets (delish!). We got a table immediately which is just crazy because it was packed!

On our way back, we strolled around the french quarter. Super windy and pretty chilly day in Jackson Square.

Saturday for lunch we went to Napolean House which has always been a favorite of mine. This is an old photo but not much has changed!! (photo courtesy of their website)

We celebrated Kevin's birthday while we were there and he got this super cute Linen Bucket Hat from Brooks Brothers. You can see him "modeling" it on the picture above from Jackson Square.
Saturday for dinner we had reservations at Galatoire's. My parents go there frequently but I had never been. They had a salad that I dream about and the creamed spinach was also very very good. Kevin got some fish that was super boney which made him really work for his meal. That added with our brand-spanking-new-waiter who brought our ticket and change (like loose money) out without a cover was pretty annoying but we were definitely able to laugh about it. What really tickled us is that we have dozens of restaurants in Birmingham that are better, Highlands, Ocean, Hot-n-Hot, Bottega, etc so we will be hitting up those very soon :)

Sunday was eventful. We went to Trinity Episcopal Church in the Garden District. It was Palm Sunday which is a big holiday for us. The beginning was a great service, outdoor, with a bunch of prayer and singing followed by a processional into the church. We aren't sure how the rest of the service went b/c that's when I passed out!! I didn't feel very well afterward so we headed to the ER to make sure the baby was ok (everything was fine!). Turns out I have pregnancy-induced Syncope, which is basically just "passing out." Thanks goodness it hasn't happened since, it was pretty frightening.

As Kevin said... "It just isn't a pregnancy without a trip to the ER!"

Our flight was later that afternoon and I still wasn't feeling all that great so we took it easy the rest of the afternoon. I couldn't wait to get home to see my babies!!


Sun and Rain

What the Garrison boys do on a sunny day...

Mix the sand and water so that it makes a "mud table"...

...and splash around nude in the baby pool!!

No modesty here!

What the Garrison boys do on a rainy day...

Play with the water from the downspout...

...and stick balls up the downspout and watch them come out.

As you can see most of our days involve water and/or sand. We also frequent our park and pool. All in all, the Garrison boys are a wet messy duo but they know how to have fun!! I am sure it will take no time for them to inaugurate the baby into their chaos :)