Wednesday, December 31, 2008


I did it! I completed 365 pictures for 2008. Head on over to see in case you missed any... I am going to try this again for 2009! Click here...

New Year's Eve

Today is our 19 week 2 day mark. And of course it New Year's Eve. I still can't believe the past few months and how fast they have gone by! This little baby growing bigger each day and today marks the real first time I've had a concern and had to call my doctor. Last night I woke up with BAD back cramps. I didn't think anything of it and tried to get comfortable as best I could. I had the cramps on and off all day but they got worse this afternoon. It didn't feel like my normal back pain (that is lower) and this was in the middle of my back. Mike and I decided to call my doctor to see what was going on or to see if I was overreacting being a first time new pregnant person! He said that since it was about 6-7 cramps per hour, to do two things. and drink lots of water and if it doesn't get better head on in to the hospital to get checked out or two...head on in to the hospital to check and see what was going on. He said it seems like I was having some contractions and if they continued to head on in. It's been about an hour and a half and I've had 2, so I'll continue resting for now to see if that helps.

I can't wait to see what this new year will bring for us...we are so blessed and our little one will be here before we know it!!!!

Favorite Photos of 2008


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Laughlin Christmas

We had a great time at our 2nd Christmas. Dan and Amanda and the girls came into town and we celebrated by Uncle Mike dancing with the girls, opening presents, taking lots of pictures and one night Mike had to work, so we headed up there to see him. It was so cute with Madison and Mallory looking at their Uncle Mike all dressed up in his uniform...Maddy even told me that "I was SO lucky to have a police officer as my husband because of emergencies and he will keep you safe...and also in case my dog dies!" It was hilarious! She is too cute! We played the Wii at our house and Maddy beat Uncle Dave at dodgeball! Mallory had fun, even though she had a nasty cough and sounded hoarse at times. We also went to see Marley and Me while Dave and Sarah took the girls to see Tale of Despereaux. Marley and Me is such a great movie! Bring the tissues though...I can't believe that New Year's Eve is tomorrow!!!! The time sure does fly!

Monday, December 29, 2008

19 weeks

Your pregnancy: 19 weeks

How your baby's growing:

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 heirloom tomato. 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.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

6 years....

Happy Anniversary to us! 6 wonderful years! We are headed down to the Lake of the Ozarks with the Morrisons and Malones to celebrate. Time spent together with some great friends, food, and fun. Can't wait!

Friday, December 26, 2008

So cute...

There's nothing like a stuffed animal fight! :)
so scared of Santa....
Awww....another one scared of Santa...
See the joy through the children's eyes....

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Our Christmas Present

I want to remember this so I better write it down! It seems lately my mind can't remember anything...On Christmas day Mike and I were headed back to Columbia because he had to work on the 26th. We were almost home and I was singing Christmas songs in the car. I felt something flutter, which felt like butterflies! I told Mike I think I just felt the baby soon as I said that, I felt it again! It was SO exciting. It is such a great feeling to be able to feel this little baby moving around inside me and it was definitely a great Christmas present!


Hope your Christmas was as great as ours! We had a blast opening presents, eating, and just being around family. The hit was learning how to play RockBand. It was hilarious! Merry Christmas!!!! Let's continue to remember the real reason of the season! Happy Birthday Jesus!