Par & Jack Pics...(updated 11/26/11))

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Something is different about Par...

Does Par look bigger?


We did just find out that our little monkey is a hefty 20 pounds! Woo Hoo!!! Thanks to Oscar Mayer bologna/hotdogs and sausage pancakes on a stick! So maybe that is why he looks bigger….hmmmm….
Is there something about Par that makes him look older?


He did just have his VERY FIRST haircut! Although I was fond of the traile’ -trashe’ rat-tail that was developing—it was quickly loosing the cuteness…and it was time for a teeny tiny trim. Par loves scissors, so he was a perfect customer! His haircut does give him a more mature look….maybe that’s it…maybe that is why he looks older….hmmmmmm…..
But I don’t know…it just seems like there is something about him that looks…hmmm…different.

Maybe it is because he has a natural glow about him now that Carolina won the National Championship! Par is their #1 fan and he and his daddy have been on cloud nine since the big win…so maybe that is why he looks different….hmmmmm……
But…there is just something else about him.

What? What is that you say? Ah yes…it must be that….it must be because
HE’S GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER!!!
We are so excited! We found out at the end of March---and I am just about 7 weeks pregnant today! My due date is December 3rd and as you can imagine—WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!! It was probably best that our internet was down for so long because I have wanted to post this before now…but today is the perfect timing because Rusty and I saw our baby today and we were able to listen to the precious heartbeat.
For those of you wondering, but too polite to ask—we have about a 2% chance of having another child with CDH. We’ll know about that at my 16 week appointment with the high risk fetal care team at UAB (or at 11 weeks if my regular OB sees anything suspicious at that checkup).
So, being completely optimistic—we praise God that we will be bringing a precious child into the world at the beginning of December—and completely turning Par’s world upside down. I am excited about the idea of having a “normal” pregnancy—my pregnancy with Par carried a shadow of impending doom over me the entire time—I am prayerful this one won’t. We are so humbled that God has given us another child to take care of—unfortunately, Tiffany is not as thrilled about the news. As for Violet, she doesn’t seem to care.
I’ve been feeling fine—just tired and a little nauseous at night—but that is it so far.
Par has been doing great! We have really enjoyed the beautiful weather and we play outside ALL THE TIME! He loves to pick flowers, grass and sticks to feed to the dogs. He had a great time this Easter—he did well in the BCC Easter Egg Hunt—and then he LOVED the Easter Bunny—which is odd because he was TERRIFIED of Santa Claus…he kept trying to go up to him while the other kids were getting pictures. He just seemed so in awe of him—and we really had not even talked about the Easter Bunny…hmmmm.



Easter was wonderful—it was great seeing family—although we missed seeing Rusty’s Dad and Mary—we hope to see them sometime soon. Par was a little prince in his Easter outfit—Boo made the shirt and I made the shorts—obviously Boo had the more difficult part—it is absolutely gorgeous in person!

14 comments:

A simple being said...

ive been check'n, ive been watch'n, i just had a feel'n that there was some great big news! im so very happy for you, having our girls after aubrey and anneleise was a little bit more stressful and fearful but also very humbling... oh and what fun you are goingto have with the three under feet and carring this little one (and i got the feelin' you have got yourself a girl, especially after that lil' april fools prank!)im so happy for you guys and i will pray that you have nothing but boring and uneventful days until the big day!

Cindy said...

CONGRATS!!!

RichardsFamilyof4 said...

congrats liz!! how exciting!! and his shirt looks amazing in the photos...i can only imagine!!

Ole Miss Mom said...

Congrats! I felt like it would be any time now! Glad you're feeling pretty good!!! Yay for babies!

michelle and jason said...

What terrific news!! You are the second person in two days I've found out is due on December 3rd - must be a blessed day, for sure!! Congratulations!!

Cathryn said...

Congratulations! Par is going to be the cutest Big Brother ever! Love your blog!

Maxton's Mommy said...

ohh.. goodie!! :-) Congrats! I am so excited for you. And Par is just toooooooo cute! (he needed extra o's!)
Ash

tarheelmom said...

Congratulations from all of us! We were just saying the other day it was about that time! What a fantastic blessing...we look forward to December 3rd! A new cousin - Yay!
the basingers

The Bennett Family... said...

CONGRATS! That is soooo exciting! I am happy for you and the rest of the Rich clan. Par will make a great big brother.

Debbie

Kate said...

Congratulations! I had a feeling it was coming soon...

In other news, Par's haircut is so cute, and I'm so impressed you were able to do it yourself. And, Will has that exact same golf set (yay Wal-Mart), and he loves it! He and Par will have to hit the links together sometime soon.

Zandra said...

Congratulations!!! We are SOOOOOO excited for all of you!!! Par will be an AWESOME big brother!!!!

Zandra and Emaline

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you and Rusty. I know you are so excited about adding to you family and making Par a big brother. Robby and I are very much looking forward to the arrival of our second (due May 30) and Holt is estatic about becoming a big brother. In fact, he's already wearing his "Big Brother" tshirt every where he goes! Hope all goes well and you have a very uneventful pregnancy.

~Alex Johnson

Catie Murphy said...

Hooray! Praise God and bless you! We are thrilled for your good news! We will be in prayer throughout! So excited!

Allison said...

Great news!!!! Congrats to all three of you (oops I mean 5 including Tiff and Violet). Hope to see you soon. Allison