I can't believe I'm only 4 weeks away from my due date and I haven't posted a single thing about this pregnancy since the announcement post in May! I've been such a slacker mommy-to-be with this pregnancy than I was with Selah. She had her own website, and I updated it after every single appointment. It's funny how much the time flies when you're already busy running around after a two year old; no basking in the glow of your pregnant self, or lying on the couch for hours just feeling the baby move!
Today we took our camera to church in an attempt to get some good Christmas pics of Selah. There was a really big nativity setup in the atrium, and we got some pretty cute candid shots, and some posed of Selah giving her "cheese!" smile.
I was so excited for Selah to get her picture taken at school for the very first time! We picked the perfect outfit, got her hairs did just right, took a few pics of our own at home to commemorate the day, and off to school we went. She loves to say "cheese!", so I had high expectations for the ridiculously cute pics we would end up with.
OK, I realize it's been forever since I've posted, and I promise I'll try to catch up soon, but I just HAD to share some pretty hilarious things that have come out of my child's mouth over the past few days.
And they are...
~ "I'll be right back, people!" - said to her Papa, Daddy, and Mommy in the middle of a hard-core playing session when she realized she had to go potty.
~ "I really want to eat this dirty corndog, but I can't." - said to Mommy at lunch when she noticed a darker brown (crispy) spot on one of her favorite foods.
~ "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" - whispered in awe when she saw her very own little Christmas tree in her room for the first time.
~ "Y, B, B, O, L, Y, B, B, O, H. That spells Selah Blaire Coursey!" - said after a trip to Hobby Lobby with Mommy and she read the store sign, from right to left.
~ "Mommy needs to buy more toilet paper so I can wipe." - said to Daddy during a playtime potty break.
~ Daddy: "Selah, what color is your room?"
Daddy: "And what color is your baby brother's room?"
Daddy: "And what color is my room?"
Selah: "You don't have a room, Daddy."
Daddy: "Well, then where do I sleep?"
Such a silly goose!
Selah and I made the 12 hour trip to my grandmother's in Mobile, AL this week, along with my Dad and my niece, Bella. We normally visit that side of the family at Thanksgiving, but since I will only be about six weeks away from my due date we're going to have to stay much closer to home this year. So we left Terry a bachelor for the week and headed south.
She loves to swing!
Princesses Hayden, Bella, and Meg at the party
Watching fireworks with Papa
pretending to be bashful!
showing her "cheese!" face, and baking with Mommy
reading with Nena
she loves riding her bike
playing with her new sand/water table
"driving" Mommy's old car...the green machine.
So, I think I've mentioned (and shown) before how much Selah likes to dress up. Well, I rounded the corner from my office today and found her like this, all dressed up in her daddy's socks and sneakers! I completely cracked up, and it reminded me of the days when it was cool to wear your socks pulled all the way up to your knees. Silly girl!
Yes, that's right! Terry and I are so excited that we'll be welcoming a new member into our little family in January 2009. Stay tuned...!
This is the look Selah had on her face when we told her that she was going to be a big sister. Not unlike the look Terry had on his face when I told him the news!
Fairly frequently Terry and I will sneak a peek at Selah before we turn in for the night. She's at such an active age, so it's a really sweet moment to just watch her sleep peacefully and marvel at how big she looks all stretched out in her crib. Well, last night was no exception, so at about 10:30 we crept in to her room. As I walked over to her crib I glanced down to see her jammies lying on the floor. I thought, "how funny, she took her sleeper off". As I nudged Terry to point them out, he looked over the crib, turned to me and said, "She's completely naked!". I took a better look at the floor and there, by her sleeper, was her diaper. And in the crib, a completely naked Selah...dead asleep!!
Jammies, diaper, and blanket...overboard!