October 17, 2010


Why oh why is Miss Eloise so happy?
She's happy because she just found out that come May 4, 2011, she is going to be a
BIG sister!
That's right...we're....

To say we were shocked is an understatement. I have talked in previous posts how difficult it was for me and Walt to get pregnant with Eloise. After months and months of trying, we finally started fertility drugs and then had to go through insemination, twice.
After Eloise was born we were told that we would more than likely have to go through the same thing, since Walt and I both had issues that needed help.
Ok...I was still taking birth control though...
and then all of a sudden one day...
Talk about a HUGE blessing from God. It was major relief to know that we do not have to go through everything that we went through with Eloise.
So...come May we will have a 14 and a half month old, and a new baby.
We are overjoyed.
My brother and I are 13 months apart and I am so thankful for the relationship that we have.
I know this will be wonderful.
We figured since we told the facebook world, we should probably tell our blogging world as well.
I will go on ahead and say that this is why we have lacked in posting and doing things that we were supposed to do (Rathi, I have not forgotten about you.) After I found out I was pregnant..the all day sickness set in...and is still here. Hopefully it will leave soon. Poor Walt, he's been cooking once or twice a week, and he takes Eloise and Gracie on daily walks so I can sleep for an hour before dinner time. Gotta love him.

A lot has been going on around our house.
Last weekend we went up to Dallas to go to the Cotton Bowl to watch the Baylor/Tech game.
Before the game we stopped by our dear friends the Jodry's house to see their precious baby boy, Wells. Whitney and Max are wonderful parents, and even though Wells already has a ton of girlfriends, we know in the end...Eloise and Wells will end up together.
Here's Walt, so excited to be holding a boy.

precious baby

Then it was off to the Cotton Bowl to watch our Bears.
Unfortunately the game did not turn out in our favor, but...you can't win them all.
Me and my football partner, Sue.

The girls

My favorite football fan

Walt and our friend, Matt (Sue's husband) are die hard Baylor fans. I had to laugh when I saw these two old men. This will be Walt and Matt in 40 years....
still attending all the games

and of course, still "Season Ticket Holders"

Hey there Big Tex

Gambi (my momma) was sweet enough to watch Miss E during the game, so Walt and I could enjoy time with friends, and so she wouldn't be soooo hot. Once the game was over Gambi and Eloise came to the fair. My precious little girl....

Such a fun experience at the fair for the first time

We decided to take a little detour to the auto show...it was a little bit cooler, and
several people wanted to see Eloise.
Had to get in my kisses...I had been away from her for tooooo long!

Eloise playing with her new favorite toy...the travel diaper wipes.


Clearly Aunt Poco did something to make her laugh...
she looks like a chunky monkey right here...
i love it.

And of course Lauren came by to see Eloise.
We love Lauren and her lunges. :)

Miss Cindy was at the game, and stopped by the auto show to get in some lovin'

Uncle Preston is so good at playing hide and seek with Eloise.
She loves him.

Eloise is still so fascinated by Pops' mustache.
She better get used to it...that thing made it's debut before her daddy was born almost 29 years ago...it's not going anywhere!

Uncle Tucker, of course, ran to the corvette...only 3 more years and this wild thing will be driving!

Eloise loves her Lalee...and she loves it when Uncle Tuck plays with her too!

After the auto show, it was time to walk around and experience the food and look at the rides.
She was quite the little trooper

Later that night, a parade actually came through....
This was what Eloise did during it...

Sunday morning before going home, Eloise showed Gambi that she is a big girl and can hold her bottle all by herself....

Look at her just sitting up

Gambi and E had some quality time before going back home.

On Monday, it was Columbus Day.
Did I have the day off like every other teacher?
NO. Katy ISD had professional development days.
Thankfully, one of my trainings ended at 3...so I picked up Miss E, and we played outside.

I should have graded these..
but I didn't....

This blog post is brought to you by the letter "O"


LOVES her piggy

Gracie=such a good, protective big sister

On Thursday it was a little chilly outside before we headed out the door for school...I had to snap a picture, but Eloise did not like it.
Look at that face.

This past Saturday we spent some more time outside, playing.

This was the face I got once I told Eloise we were about to go to the pumpkin patch

So, Saturday afternoon, me, walt and Eloise headed out to Dewberry Farms for our first pumpkin patch experience as a family....
LOVE Miss E's outfit.

SO excited to finally arrive

kisses from daddy are always the best

waiting on our first hayride to the patch

daddy and E inside the covered wagon

.hold on tight.

you can also get Christmas trees!

Eloise was more interested in the weeds

look at me...i'm 2 feet tall!

this is what the pumpkin patch did to her!

then on Sunday we decided to go on ahead and try on our Halloween costume..
that's the prettiest flower I've ever seen!

This weekend is Baylor homecoming! Can't wait to see old friends, and watch the parade!
I love football season!


Poco said...

LOOOVVVEEE this blog.. She looks precious in her Halloween outfit and pumpkin patch outfit!! Miss you guys so much and Can't wait to see all of you again soon... CONGRATULATIONS on Baby bass #2!!!

The Paradis Family said...

Meredith~I am just THRILLED for you and your sweet little family! What a blessing and a true testament to God's faithfulness!!! Thank you for always being such a sweet friend and encouragement to me....I appreciate it more than you know. By the way, Eloise is a DOLL! Love all the pics :-)

Stephanie said...

I think that i read the whole post with my mouth open in shock. congratulations! OMG! i don't even know what to say. wow! you make being a mommy look like a breeze. eloise is adorable... i can't wait to see baby bass number 2. and all of your chronicles of the second baby bump!

Elizabeth said...

so so so excited for your sweet little family...of FOUR! Can you believe?!?! I am starting to think you might have it easier with them 14 months apart, than I will with them 17 months apart...as we have started the terrible two's a tad early! ;) can't wait to learn who is growing inside of you! congrats again! hope you feel better SOON!

Rathi said...

I'm so HAPPY for you! I remember first reading your blog and to know we were going through the same things and now we have our girls! Can't wait to read and see pics of your new sweet baby in May! Don't worry about the blog stuff for me.. Hope you start feeling better soon! We definitely have to get the girls together for a playdate on day!! oh and i love e's halloween outfit.. precious.. Krishani is going to be a monkey!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys! :)

Lindsey said...

so excited for you, walt, and eloise!! congrats! i hope your morning sickness gets better soon. eloise is adorable as always.

Laura said...

How exciting! Congratulations to you & Walt & Eloise!

Graham said...

She has grown sooooo much! She is so beautiful! We miss you all! So sad we don't live closer. I am so happy the news is out! XOXOXO

Sue said...

Ahhh! I absolutely LOVE all of Miss E's outfits!! Her pumpkin patch dress and Halloween costume...can you seriously get any cuter? I think not. I have to see this baby girl soon, miss her and miss you!