Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Well we are half way there!!! WOW! This pregnancy is going by SO MUCH FASTER than it did when I was pregnant with Kailey. I am really trying to enjoy every second I get with Kailey as I know my time will soon be split. It is hard to believe that there will soon be two little princesses in our house... Daddy better prepare himself!!

Going on this week:

Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. She's about the size of a cantaloupe She's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, she's measured from head to toe.) She's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for her digestive system. She's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in her bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights

Crazy Eights! My friend, Erin, tagged me for this...so...here goes

Tag Rules...
1. Mention the person who tagged you.
2. Complete the list of 8's.
3. Tag 8 of your wonderful blog friends!

8 things I look forward to:
1. Having our second baby girl
2. decorating another nursery
3. seeing my Mom tomororw
4. going on several vacations this summer
5. TIGER Football!
6. Kailey starting MDO in September
7. The backyard finally being finished (I don't know if that will ever happen)
8. my Uncle Bill coming home from Iraq safely

8 things I did yesterday (Memorial Day):
1. went swimming
2. made some yummy burgers
3. thanked lots of soldiers:)
4. watched Greg fix the broken waterline outside
5. had some great friends over
6. went grocery shopping
7. Watched John and Kate plus 8
8. organized my maternity clothes

8 things I wish I could do:
1. Snap my fingers and have my house all organized
2. be skinny and still eat dessert!
3. see my friends who don't live here
4. win the lottery so Greg wouldn't have to work anymore
5. go on a vaction RIGHT NOW!
6. fly
7. live closer to my Mom (one day, one day)
8. see my fabulous brothers, sisters and nephew more often

8 shows I watch: (when Kailey isn't watching cartoons)
1. Lost
2. The Bachelorette
3. John and Kate Plus 8
4. The Hills
5. Law and Order SVU
6. The Office
7. Cheesy Movies on Lifetime
8. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (I do have a 2 year olf)

Bloggers I tag:

Kim W.
Ashley B.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Memorial Day: A Day to Remember...

A very special THANK YOU to all of the brave men and women of all branches of the military who made the greatest sacrifice of all so that we can have the many freedoms that we enjoy each and every day. We are forever grateful and are forever in debt to you and your families. If doesn't feel like one day is enough, we will remember you always and will always remember that it is because of YOU that we have our FREEDOM.

On this day we also remember those currently serving and those who have served in the past. We are praying for your safe return and are grateful that you were brave enough to stand up and fight for our great country and people.

Thank You.


Wife of 1LT Greg Blanchard

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Strawberry Festival!

Miss Strawberry about to head out to the Festival!This past weekend was the Pasadena Strawberry Festival. We headed out early and started our day of FUN! We really had a good time! Greg was one of the judges for the cook-off so he was lucky enough to try lots of different Gumbo's, Ribs and Fajitas, he saved some for me and boy was it YUMMY!! While he was judging Kailey and I met up with our friends Carrie and Luke. We walked around the carnival area, watched some mud volleyball, watched an alligator show, looked at all the different vendors, watched a family circus (I will post again about this), went to the petting zoo, and oh so much more. They had a children's village set up which was really nice as it was air conditioned!! After Greg was done he met up with us for some more fun, we played some games, won some prizes, and ate some yummy and not so figure friendly carnival food. We even had a piece of the WORLD'S LARGEST STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE it was AWESOME!!!! We really had a fun, family day and when we left the festival at 3:30 Kailey was OUT!

This is the World's Largest Strawberry Shortcake, the picture really doesn't do it justice. And boy did it smell and taste yummy!!!

I just HAD to get a funnel cake, it was yummy too!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Week 19... almost half way!

Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large mango. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid

Monday, May 18, 2009

Friday Funday...

On Friday we took our first trip to the Houston Zoo!! We had a fantastic time and ended up buying the annual pass since we loved it so much!!! We went with our friends Kendra and Jonah, enjoyed our picnic lunch, checked out the animals, rode the carousel and train and came home for a LONG nap!! We didn't get to see everything before nap time so we will be headed back to the zoo soon!
Then, Friday night Kendra, Jonathan and Jonah came over for a yummy dinner and lots of laughs. We really had fun hanging out with them and can't wait to do it again soon!


One of my favorite places to eat in Baton Rouge is The Chimes Restaurant, so of course last week I just had to eat there and see some friends!

Alaina, Auntie Kim (Kailey's Godmother), me, Rebecca and Reece

Auntie Amy, Auntie Melanie and me

Kailey watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the phone

Kailey and Reece are great buds!

The ladies...

Spray Park!!!

Last week, while in Baton Rouge, Kailey and I met some of our good friends at Jambalaya Park, a local spraypark. Kailey LOVED it! She was running around like a wild woman!! She loved getting wet, running around and spending time with friends. It was a beautiful day to be outside and it was really wonderful to see some friends and their cute kiddos!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Week 18

Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long and she weighs almost 78ounces. She's busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin, and her ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from her head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she's born.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

First French Braid

Can you believe that Kailey's hair is long enough to french braid now?!?!? She LOVES for me to "do" her hair! She will run and grab a hair brush and tell me how she wants it styled! I asked her if I could try and braid it and she said "YES! Braid hair, Mommy," her hair is still VERY fine, so it slipped out pretty easily, I was just pumped that it is long enough to braid now!!! I can remember my mom braiding my hair when I was little and I loved it! Kailey ran right to Daddy and said "look Daddy, I look so pretty" she was RIGHT, she is just too darn cute! She is quite the little diva with her hairstyles and painted nails. Oh and did I mention she HAS to have her lipstick (chapstick) on before we go anywhere. She is SUCH a girl and I LOVE it!!!
Little girls are just SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Family Pizza Friday's!!

When I was younger we would make homemade pizza most Friday nights, I really loved it so when I was pregnant with Kailey I started that tradition with our family. We love it!! While it doesn't happen every Friday, it does happen a lot!! Kailey loves to be the big helper with the cheese and other toppings. She usually ends up eating most of the toppings before they even make it on the pizzas. This past Friday she didn't want ANY help from us so she did the WHOLE thing all by herself, except the cooking part:)

Week 17

We go back to the dcotor next week for our "big" ultrasound where they check all of the anatomy of the baby...

How your baby's growing:Your baby's skelton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (a little more than an onion), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.