and baby makes 4!

So we are adding a new member to our family in May. We will no longer be a family of 3, instead we will be a family of 4. Caden is not so excited yet, but I know once the baby is here he will be fine. Plus, I am not showing at all so I know it is not entirely real to him yet. We are excited about the new addition to the family!

Today we had the ultrasound, and they moved up my due date to May 5. I am now 12 weeks and 1 day pregnant. Check out the picture, and let me know whether you think its a boy or girl! I'll tell you in a few months when we find out!

St. George Island

We went to the beach this week. I took a week off of work which was wonderful. My parents went up on Saturday to spend a few days alone before Caden, me, Jeff, Allison and Rowan came up.

We drove up on Tuesday. Unfortunately it was raining when we got there. My Mom still took Caden down and they walked on the beach for a bit. He loved running up and down the beach. We stayed in a three bedroom house. Caden and I stayed in the loft. We had to go up a spiral staircase to get there, and luckily Caden learned very quickly to be careful. There was a bathroom upstairs which was nice, because I couldn't imagine having to climb down those stairs blurry eyed in the middle of the night.

We had a great time. The first night Mom made shrimp which was delicious. Caden had lunch meat, because he would not eat the shrimp. He had a wonderful week of eating whatever he wanted, fruit snacks and candy mostly!

The next morning we woke up and made our way down to the beach early. Caden played in the sand a lot and ran up and down the surf. He was afraid of the water though, and he wouldn't even get in with me holding him. It was unusually rough for the whole time we were there, except for the last day.

Jeff's parents came up that day and we all went to lunch at The Blue Parrot. I had an oyster loaf which was great. Unfortunately, Caden was very tired from his day on the beach, and he threw a fit, complete with putting his Lightening McQueen car in the hole in the middle of the table. At the end of the lunch, we had to move all the plates out of the table and fish the car out. Caden was then happy, but promptly fell asleep in the car, much to our relief.

We also went to the bay one day for Caden to see the fiddler crabs. They are little crabs that crawl all over the place in the swampy area right next to the bay. We got there a little late, so there weren't many out there, but he was able to see some, plus we saw a huge blue crab in the water too, and we found many hermit crabs which Caden was clearly impressed by. He also found a cane fishing pole which he pretended to fish with! It was so cute.

One morning we woke up before the sun rose (7:20 AM), and we were all sitting on the front porch watching the sun rise. Caden was in a pull-up on the porch with us. Next thing we know, he's headed down to the beach. He started running on the beach as fast as he could. Both Mom and I ran after him, but he was too fast for us! Finally he stopped running and waited for us, but he must have gone at least a mile! I can't wait to get this kid into sports.

Baby Rowan has gotten so big as you can see from his picture! He is smiling and giggling now and is just so adorable! We had a great time with him too, holding him, rocking him and trying to make him smile all week long!

All in all it was a nice trip to the beach--just a little too short!

October Overview--So Far

This month has been eventful to say the least. We have been very busy, going on trips, seeing friends, and now getting ready to go to the beach. Rob and I have barely seen each other this month, as he has not been able to go out of town with me, and now he is out of town in Rhode Island and I haven't been able to go with him.

Caden is growing like a weed too. His 3 year appointment will be next month and we will get to see how much he weighs and how tall he was. He seems like he has been putting on a lot of weight lately which is good. His appetite has increased too which is a good thing, because he has never been a good eater.

At the beginning of the month we spent a weekend in Nashville visiting Rowan and Allison. Aunt Kelsey also flew down to see baby Rowan so that was a treat. Caden had a hard time with jealousy issues. He mostly ignored the baby, but he had a hard time listening to me when I told him no that weekend. I know he was jealous when I held the baby so that is going to be really hard when our next one comes along in May. Rowan is getting so big! I think when I see him at the beach this week he will be a chunky little guy.

This weekend some of my friends came into town for the Montgomery Academy reunion. We went to the football game on Friday night to see them. It was fun, but I did not get to socialize a lot because Caden was so busy running around and away from me especially. Lois, Stacy's Step-Mom, offered to watch him for a little while which was really nice. I was able to talk to Stacy, Andrea, Leslie, Courtney and Caroline for a little while. It was nice.

Today we went over to Stacy's to watch the football game and socialize a little bit more. Caden was great and he played in the backyard for a long time! He loved it. He also played with his cars, while we all chated. Baby Ethan was asleep so we didn't get to see him very much. But I was able to see Susan and Marshall and they looked great!

Funny things Caden has done/said these few weeks:

Rob was going to spend the night at my Mom's house on Wednesday night because he had to go to the airport in the morning. Rob and I hadn't told Caden he was going to the airport, because we knew Caden would be upset. My Mom said "Daddy's going to be riding on the airplane tomorrow!" Rob said "Shh don't tell him that!" and My Mom said "Why?" Then Caden said "Because I'll throw a fit!" We all thought it was the funniest thing!