Friday, March 22, 2013


I'm trying to put James down for a nap.

First, he coughed. That was pretty cool, so he fake coughed a few times, just to be sure I got the memo.

Then, he took his pacifier (a.k.a. Night-night) out and pretended to throw up in my lap. Lets just say he's got the choking / gagging sound mastered.

Then, he stuck his pacifier on the end of his finger and starts waving it in my face, with one eyebrow cocked up and a smirk. He stage whispers, "See? Wow! A night-night" gives an evil little chuckle and pops it back in his mouth.

He's still not asleep. I wonder why?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A Name for Walnut

Walnut finally has a name! We've always liked this name, but wanted to keep looking... You know, just in case. So, Tony and I were sitting around rejecting discussing names, when Cadence piped up. "*Sigh.* Why don't we just name her Ruth Ellen like you guys said you liked. We like it. It's pretty. And we won't have to call her Walnut anymore."


So we did. Her name is Ruth Ellen Chancellor.

We plan on calling her Ruth Ellen, all together. Of course, we planned to call James... James, and he somehow wound up being J.

We mostly named her Ruth Ellen just because we think its pretty. But it also happened to be my Nonnie's name. And as you may know, Nonnie has always been one of my biggest heroes. May our little darling be as sweet, loving, and gentle as her great grandmother... And may her sheets always be as soft ;)

There is one drawback. Cadence's initials are ACC. Ruth Ellen's are REC. We seem to be setting a disturbing trend for our poor girls!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Pssst, Guess What?

We had our ultrasound yesterday, and guess what?
It's a GIRL!

We are so excited! We get another sweet little bundle to snuggle. I get to pull out all the cute, teeny tiny girly clothes, and the soft, frilly blankets. Cadence will finally get the baby sister she's been wishing for. James will still be my little snuggle puppy, and I can spoil him all the more, since he'll be my only little buddy.

I think it's a good thing she's a girl - Poor Daddy has really been struggling with how fast his sweet baby Cadence has been growing up, and he needed to be reassured that he'll have another little princess coming along soon!
Plus, we don't have to give the new baby to the neighbors... which is what Cadence had decided we should do if it was another baby brother.
She is stubborn though. It took about forty minutes to find out she was, indeed, a she.

When we first started the ultrasound, she was curled up in a little ball, with her knees pressing her forehead, and her ankles crossed.
She would not budge.

We poked, we prodded, I turned on my side. Nothing.
After thirty or forty minutes she finally uncrossed her ankles and straightened her legs. A little. The tech said - Quick! Let me look! Um... I'm 98% sure it's a girl. Let's get the other tech in here and get her more experienced opinion.
It was. Definitely a girl.
They still couldn't get a head measurement, which is one of the main measurements they want, so... they tilted the bed until I was lying upside down. It was great. Cadence's reaction - Coooooool!!!! Mother, that looks FUN!
Little miss finally cooperated and scooted where they could measure her properly.
After that they showed Cadence the blood flow in the umbilical cord, her skull, her heart, and her spine. Cadence loved it. She was very disappointed though, when we left without any pictures of the blood flow!
All in all, it was a good time, and I'm so happy and thankful God is giving us another healthy little girl!