Monday, July 14, 2008

Proud Mommy Survey

Child/ren's Age?
3 1/2

James Curtis, Jr. (JC)

Jan. 11, 2005

Time of birth?
8:47 p.m.

How long did labor last?
Hmm... I was induced at 7:30 am. No contractions until about 11 am. Then I got the epidural and waited...

Who was in the room when baby was born?
Curtis and my Mom, Dr. Betcher and Nurse Kimberly

How long did you push?
47 minutes

8 pounds and 15 ounces

19 1/2 inches

Any hair?
Yes, light brown

Who does baby look like?
Looked like Curtis' side of the family when he was an infant. Now, he still looks like Curtis but I see a lot of my Dad and brother there too.

Be much weight did you gain while pregnant?
24 lbs

Have you lost it all?
I lost it all immediately but that 24 lbs (and then some) has come back... ugh.

Were they late or early?
I was induced one day before my due date.

Who drove you to the hospital?

How many baby showers did you have?
2 - one in Eupora and one in Tupelo.

When did baby start sleeping through the night?
Age 3 - no, I am not kidding...

Did you breastfeed?
Yes, and it was a wonderful experience for both of us.

Who keeps your baby the most?
Oakmont Daycare

How did you pick the name?
I like contemporary names and Curtis is very traditional, so since we couldn't compromise we went with Jr.

How did you know when it was time to go to hospitaI?
I was told what time to be there.

Did you go home or somewhere else when you left the hospital?

Anyone spend the night with you first night home?
My Mom spent a couple of days with us.

Did you cry the first time you held the baby?
Yes, it is a very overwhelming experience.

Who cut the cord?
Our doctor. Curtis was not interested in that.

Where was the baby born?
Amory, MS

Did you video tape the birth
Umm, no

Are you happy with how things turned out?
YES, loved GMH!

Do you want to have another?

Friday, July 11, 2008

I have posted lots of new pics over the last two days. Scroll down and click "Older Posts" to see them all. Have a great weekend!
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Curtis and JC enjoyed playing golf with the gift certificate JC gave him for Father's Day. As JC gets older I know this will be something they will always enjoy doing together!


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Surgery Day


This was just before Curtis went back for his septoplasty. I had intentions of taking before and after pictures. However I didn't think he would like the idea when he came back from surgery with his bandage, so we just got the before shot.
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Safe Biker


As a service project, the Tupelo High School Anchor Club presented bike helmets to JC's class at Oakmont. He is so proud of it and wants to wear it all the time. Yeah for safety!!!
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Vacation Bible School


The theme for Vacation Bible School at our church this year was Beach Party, and boy did the kids have a great time!!! I taught the kindergarten class, and they were a great group. This was JC's first year to go to VBS. He really seemed to enjoy it!
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Waste Management Company Picnic


The Waste Management Company Picnic was held at Trace State Park. It was a fun-filled day for everyone. They had games, kiddie pools and a waterslide set up for the kids. There was also a dunk tank for the big kids. Folks lined up to dunk my husband. Ha!

We are so thankful that God has blessed Curtis with such a good job with this great company.
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Blueberry Muffins


My son likes to bake with me... He likes cracking the eggs, measuring the ingredients and using the mixer, but his favorite part is definitely licking the bowl. Hey, who's isn't?

My friend, Lauren, from work has blueberry bushes at home and brought me a bag full of fresh blueberries, so I found this recipe on-line and baked away. They turned out great!

Blueberry Muffins
1/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
2 c. blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin pan (or use paper liners). Beat together butter, eggs, salt, and sugar. Mix flour with baking powder and sift into first mixture, alternating with milk. Blend in vanilla. Fold in blueberries. Bake for 25 minutes.
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The Greatest Show in Earth


We had a great time at the circus with Elicia, Sarah Beth, Emily, Aunt Bev and Chas. Elicia won tickets on the radio and invited us to go, spur of the moment. It was so much fun!!! JC and Sarah Beth loved it so much. My pictures of the circus itself are bad, but we got some great family shots. Thanks again, Elicia, for thinking of us. It was a GREAT time!!!

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Cool in the pool




JC and Daddy enjoying some time in the pool!
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Thanks President Bush

Yes, we probably should have used the money to pay off some bills, but instead we used our Economic Stimulus check as President Bush intended and got a much needed new mattress set and grill. Whoopie!!!


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JC and Papaw


JC with my Daddy, his Papaw. He loves him so much!
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Hawaiian Hotties



Curtis has been a fan of the Hawaiian shirt for some time now, and I think it is cute that he is passing this on to JC. We got this shirt for JC at Children's Place last year and he would not wear it. Then, when Curtis got one that looked similar this year I got JC to wear his so they would look like twins. Posing in the sunglasses was all their idea. Oh, how I love these boys!
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JC's big boy bed


When Curtis and I decided to get new matresses in our room we put our old set in JC's room since he was so comfortable sleeping on them anyway. Ha ha! We took down the crib/toddler bed and put in the Queen size bed, and he LOVES it! I thought it would make his room look a lot smaller, but it really hasn't. Previously, he had been getting up sometime after midnight and coming to our bed, but now he now sleeps in his bed all night.

My baby is getting so big!
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From our yard

God blessed us with some beautiful flowers earlier in the summer. My Easter Lilly was gorgeous this year. In the pots by our doors I planted geraniums and irises.



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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sweet Sarah Beth

Looking at this beautiful picture of my sweet cousin, Sarah Beth fills my heart with such joy. SB is the daughter of my first cousin Elicia. She just celebrated her 2nd birthday this week, and I am so thankful for her.

Sarah Beth was born with a hole in her heart. She was a sickly baby and the hole had to be repaired prior to her 1st birthday. What a scary day that was for the whole family. She was such a small baby to be undergoing open-heart surgery. The Lord was with her and she came through the surgery and has done great ever since. Doctors at UMC Children's Hospital were amazed at how quickly she recovered.

Now, she is a happy and healthy toddler who does all the same things other kids her age enjoy.

Thanks be to God for this miracle in our family. I love you, Sarah Beth!
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Memorial Day 2008

We had family over for swimming and a cookout! It was a FUN day!!!

JC and sweet Sarah Beth in the pool
and playing blocks
Daddy sampling the food he grilled! Yum!
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Mother's Day 2008




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Cute as a bug!


My nephew, Cullen Harrison! Cutie pie!
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