Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Week and Weekend

**Warning: This is the second post of the weekend, so please make sure you keep scrolling down. Also, this is a long post. Can't say I didn't warn you!!!**

Merry Christmas!!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Our Christmas weekend was one to remember (or forget), that's for sure! We spent the beginning of the week doing different Christmas things. We went to Lenox Mall to ride the Pink Pig, but when we got there the wait was over 2 hours! Not my idea of fun with a 2 year old! Luckily Grandmommy was with us, so we still had a nice time shopping and having lunch. On Tuesday we went to a cookie swap at Caleb's cousims house, Sarah, Daniel and Lauren. Caleb had a good time playing with his cousins and swapping cookies. Unfortunately my camera died and I got not one single pictures. As you can see, I was 0 or 2...that should have been my hint as to what was coming...

Wednesday morning Caleb woke up with a little temperature and some major fussiness. Anyone who knows Caleb knows that this is not him. So off to the doctor we went. If he was sick, I wanted to nip it before our very busy Christmas weekend began Friday morning. Well, I am glad I took him in...poor baby had a sinus infection and a double ear infection that the doctor said she was surprised hadn't ruptured. Lovely. I was thinking how glad I was I got him in, and was able to get the meds in time for him to have them for him to recover and enjoy his Christmas...ha ha ha....who was I kidding? To make a long story short, Friday we are going all day...we go to lunch with all of Michael's family (30+ people) at 11:30. From there we come home and lay Caleb down for an hour or so before we have to be at church at 3:45. After church my entire family (30ish people) all gather for dinner and gifts. We don't usually get home until around 9:30ish. Well, Caleb obviously wasn't feeling as well as we thought he was, and he wanted no part of anyone at lunch except me and Michael. The rest of the day was no different with the exception of most of the night at my mom's house when Grandmommy and Davis could do no wrong. But, it was Christmas and we must keep going.... Here are a few pics from Christmas Eve...don't let the pictures fool you....these were rare, feelin' good moments...

Our church had a live Nativity....Caleb LOVED all of the animals...

petting the dove with Sara
cousin Savannah was there, too!

Obviously what mommy had to say was very important.

Christmas Eve at Grandmommy's house...I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but Caleb and Savannah have matching Christmas outfits....yes, we are those sisters. If Sara and Davis would have done it, they would have been in them too! :) This is the best picture we got...
All 4 Camuso grandchildren...aren't they handsome/beautiful!

And now, for the main event....Santa Claus came to our house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Santa brought Caleb a racetrack....he loves it!

helping Daddy open the movie Cars....
Santa also brought Caleb a remote control car, a V-Tech computer (Caleb calls it his pooter), and lots and lots of HotWheels cars...they go with his racetrack. Caleb only had eyes for his racetrack, and so the other gifts got a little neglected. They did get some attention later in the day. :)

And, sadly, yes, these are the only pictures I got of Christmas Day, 2010. Sadly, Caleb and I missed Christmas lunch at Granddad and Grandmother's house because Caleb wasn't feeling good. We picked up daddy to go to Uncle Craig and Aunt Kim's house to see everyone there, but we didn't stay too long...hopefully next Christmas will be much better. We know it will be crazier with a new baby sister coming! :)

Christmas Night it SNOWED! Yes, in Atlanta!!! Caleb was very excited about the snow, but remembering his reaction last year (he hated, no, LOATHED, the snow) mommy and daddy weren't expecting much! :) He talked a good talk...even looking out the window with great anticipation....

He even acted like this was the was going to happen...

He even helped daddy throw a snowball at mommy....
and smiled for a picture with daddy
He kept saying "look at all the pretty snow! It made a mess!!"
But then he got cold. And this is the picture we got of Caleb and mommy.
And this is what happened when we got inside...
One tired, ear and sinus infected, little boy!

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Pregnancy Update

I keep saying this, but this pregnancy is FLYING by! I can't believe I am almost 26 weeks pregnant!!! I am feeling OK, but this pregnancy has proven to be a little more difficult than my pregnancy with Caleb for a number of reasons. For one, I still don't really have an appetite, but when I get hungry WATCH OUT!! I feel like I am much bigger this time around, but I am actually measuring about a 1/2 week smaller. With Caleb I was consistently 2 weeks ahead. I am also carrying Abby much different that I carried Caleb. I am the book version of the differences betweeen how you carry boys and girls. With Caleb I was very high and straight out. People teased me that I stole a basketball from one of my kids. With Abby I am very low, and she is all around. Anyway, enough with my ramblings...I saw this on someone else's blog, and thought I would give it a whirl, too! :)

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 25 weeks and 5 days
Size of baby: According to, Abby weighs about a pound and a half and measures about 13 inches long. She is the size of an average rutabaga.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have lost weight at every appointment so far (thanks to no appetite and being sick), but at my last appointment I finally gained 2 pounds. However, I am still under my pre-pregnancy weight by about 5 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: I am in all maternity pants (excepts for sweats and pj pants) and almost all shirts. However, I am finding that some of my sweaters still fit for the time being. :)
Gender: A sweet baby girl - Abigail Susan aka: Abby
Movement: She moves a good bit, but not nearly as much as her brother did.
Sleep: What's that? I have horrible insomnia. I am dog tired, and can fall asleep, but it something wakes me up (like a bathroom visit) it's over for a few hours.
What I miss: Sleeping through the night :)
Cravings: Nothing right now, however, it was buffalo wings, hot and salad with Italian Dressing...enough to swim around in. :)
Symptoms: tiredness, moodiness (don't cross me these days) and some serious Braxton Hicks.
Best Moment this week: hearing her heartbeat, passing my Glucose test, and all of the wonderful Christmas presents Abby got from our families!

Here is a belly shot from 23 weeks - sorry - I will take another one soon. They are harder to get with a baby running around, too! :)