I am not very good at updating this- between school, work, and being pregnant I have no desire most nights to type on this blog! BUT a lot has happened lately, so I thought I would spend my last "free" night before A&M summer classes start by filling everybody in.
Last Wednesday Cason & I had our monthly Dr. visit. Everything went great! I got to hear our little nugget's heartbeat & Dr. Dawson measured my tummy (26 inches! Yay!). I had no desire to know my weight- so I stepped on that horrible scale backwards! I did ask though what I had gained in the last month... (thinking that it would be close to nothing since I crave veggies, drink a ton of water, and have started walking....) Burr. I still gained 7 pounds. My doctor reassured me though that at this stage of the pregnancy I am supposed to gain that much weight and promised he would let me know if I ever gained too much between visits. He ended his lovely, encouraging speech with- "I mean seriously- look how cute you are!"
Happy Birthday Cason Lynn!
Cody flew into Houston on Thursday night (Cason's 26th Week Birthday!!) We were both so excited to see Daddy- a month apart seems like forever! We met up with our good friend, Jonathan, at Texas Roadhouse before heading back to CS. We had a great time talking and catching up- I got to hear more of Jonathan's priceless stories, too funny! I miss having all of the boys around- it's no fun being lonely and bored in College Station!
My little sister, Rachel, graduated from high school on Friday. Cody, Cason, & I drove to Pittsburg to celebrate this awesome event! She graduated in the Top Ten Percent of her class and plans to attend UTA, majoring in Criminal Justice & Psychology with a minor in French. She wants to learn to pick apart criminal's minds and study abroad a few semesters- sounds like a fun college experience to me. Luckily graduation wasn't too hot, so this baby mama didn't have to complain too much! Afterwards, we took family photos and got to meet Rachel's new boyfriend. I was impressed! He survived meeting parents, all the siblings (minus Sarah- she's living it up in Italy this summer!), and Granny. Daddy and Cody are intimidating alone- so imagine having to deal with them at the same time... Good job Carlin!
The next morning Cody and I walked while Dad and Grant played tennis. Then Mom fixed us Belgium waffles, sausage, and bacon. Delicious! While in Pittsburg, we went to all the stores we were registered at- (Hoovers, Lizzies, & Fosters) and spent all of our store credit! It's so fun shopping for free! We were glad to be done though- thank you everyone for your love and thoughtfulness. Now it's time to register for Baby Cason!
Family, Food, & Hangover 2
We met up with our Carthage Family at Papacitas in Longview on Saturday for lunch. We have missed them so much! We had a blast catching up with them and eating yummy food. Uncle Dustin surprised us with the most adorable outfit for Cason! It's a red & white Under-Armour onesie with matching red shorts & white socks with the red Under-Armour logo! SO CUTE! Thank you! We LOVE it! After eating we all decided to go watch Hangover 2. Hilarious! The time with them was WAY too short- but luckily I get to see them this Friday for Dustin's HS graduation!
Time with the Husband
We drove back to CS Saturday night after the movie- and actually drove straight to the theaters to watch Kungfu Panda 2! LOVED IT! We definitely like it better than the first one- (and we absolutely loved the first one.) What a perfect day! (Needless to say at the end of it Momma and Cason were exhausted.)
The next day we spent a lot of time in the pool.. We had so much fun playing random games, swimming (Cody showed me all these new strokes- he's like a pro-swimmer lol), and of course having random, silly competitions. (We're too competitive to not do this!) All of the awesomeness resulted to one thing: SUNBURNS. We are pretty cute lobsters though.
Cody was supposed to leave on Sunday- but we gave in and paid the money to have his ticket changed to Monday. The extra time with my husband was worth it! I drove him back today- It's sad, but we are getting closer and closer to being able to live together!
Tomorrow my summer classes at A&M start, so that will keep me busy! Cody is also starting a new block in his training- this is his 7th block out of 14.. (Halfway done! Yay Daddy!) On Friday we are both attending Dustin's graduation.... I will be there in person and Cody will be there through Skype! I am taking my computer so Cody doesn't miss his little brother walk. (It was Cody's idea- isn't he precious?)