I was looking at all the blogs today and realized that my baby ticker has just creeped under 100 days. Kinda scary. I keep telling myself that pregnancy has really not altered my taste buds at all, but I believe that I have come to realize that it has. The other day I went to City Bagel in Starkville and ordered a bacon, egg and cheese on spinach and cheddar bagel with salt and vinegar chips and a sweet tea. Yeah I do think that was the most random meal I have ever eaten. It was so good.
This is Matt putting together the crib. I never took a picture of the finished product, but it is so cute. As you can see the little white fur-ball never misses a beat. She was in there the whole time he was putting it together. Those are also the fabrics that I am using for the nursery. It is coming together slowly but surely.
Yes Charlie's girlfriend arrived in early September. Sarah was about 2 weeks when her future in-laws went to see her, she is now 6 weeks. Cute sweet daughter of Sam and Chris Potts. Matt would not touch her. He said if he was going to drop a baby he wanted it to be his. (Such a pleasant thought). Sorry I did not get a picture of her face. If you are wondering she looks like Sam.
Well I am sure that you can probably guess from this picture that we are having a BOY. Matt wanted to see if his new baby boy was going to be able to fit into this thing that he bought to go duck hunting. As you can see Lulu fit just fine and she is a little larger than a newborn. Me on the other hand, is trying to keep my little boy stylish. This is one of the many new outfits that have been purchased. Matt said he is going to look like a jail-bird when he wears it, well he will be a cute one dangit. Of course Matt has a comment about everything that is bought, but I know he will love it when there is actually a person wearing it. We are super excited about our little boy and I am in for a huge adjustment, since I came from a family of three girls. My parents will have waited almost 28 years for their boy. It is going to be fun. I will try to do better about blogging. Sorry Friends.
Hey everyone, I was going to post some new pictures the other day, but my computer would not read my camera memory card for so reason. So I got frustrated and quit trying. New pictures to come soon. We have had a lot going on it seems. A family reunion (it was super hot). My little sister moved to college for her freshman year. Working a ton. 3 year anniversary. We find out what we are having on Thursday, so be looking for that post. I have a funny story about Matt. We have been married for 3 years and I really did think that I knew everything about him since we also dated for 9 prior to marriage. Well the other night we were watching the Singing Bee, and he hates that show, but only because I know all the words to the songs. He is so jealous. Anyway, at the end of the show he told me that he used to play the flute. WHAT??? I just found that very amusing. Ben (his brother) also played the cello. I can just see Ben playing the cello and Matt playing the flute together. I am pretty sure that never happened, but I that would have been absolutely hysterical.
Yep, that is right two furry animals are going to be really jealous come February. Matt and I are expecting. Baby Fowler is expected to be here February 6th. We are super excited and I am kinda scared at the same time. I mean I don't even like to take the dog out in the morning, but I am much more excited than scared. I will be 14 weeks on Wednesday. We found out at 6 weeks by accident. I went to the ER with a massive pain in my right side one Saturday morning. They thought that my appendix had ruptured and before they did the CT scan they did a pregnancy test and SURPRISE it was positive. We were initially really shocked but excited. Come to find out the massive pain was actually a cyst that had ruptured. Not to worry everything is ok. My doctor told me that that was actually fairly common. When we went to the doctor, he asked us if we thought that the picture looked like a butterbean or a peanut. We both said butterbean, and he said that it was going to be girl then. Apparently if it looks like a peanut it is going to be a boy. Matt automatically changed his mind to it looking like a peanut. Just an old wives tale, we will keep you all posted on the sex of the baby Fowler. Looking forward to giving you all updates on what is going on with us. Please keep us in our prayers. Tucker told us he did not care as long as it came after duck season was over. Lulu still doesn't understand when I tell her. She probably won't care either as long as I feed her treats and throw her ball and let her snuggle with me and hold her and kiss her and let her watch TV with me on the couch. Ok so maybe she is going to go through some withdrawals. We just won't talk about it around her.
Matt and I went to the beach back in July with Christian and Brooke Preus. We had the best time and of course Matt and Christian acted like fifth graders the whole time. It was like Brooke and I took our two sons. Where we stayed there was a loft and Matt and I slept up there. Well one night they (Matt and Christian) decided to have a pillow fight over the loft. They definitely threw harder than a fifth grader. I had to put a stop to the pillow fight when a package of bagel s flew up and over the loft. We had a great time and it was so great to hang out with old friends. Dinner at Vin-tij. It was the best meal I have ever eaten down there. Matt and Christian trying to boogie board. Who knows what they are doing. Us. At the pool.
Sorry everyone. I can't believe that it has been over a month since I last blogged. Laura T. informed me today of my not so interesting blog in a really sweet way. Thanks Laura. I really don't know what to say about my life right now except that it is "boring busy." I really don't think that I could have put it any other way. I have been so busy but nothing I have done has been exciting. I have been working a ton. It is great but wears me out. I will have to say every day I get there I think "what in the world am I doing here, this is so out of my league," but I have learned a ton and everyone has been so helpful. I just got back from the beach. I was there a whole week and I will have to say that I have the worst sunglasses tan ever. One of the doctors at the hospital who doesn't know me at all walked up to me the other day and was said "Sweetie, next time you go to the beach you need to try and take your sunglasses off every once and a while." Everyone thought that was really funny. I am glad that I can take being teased. I will have to post pictures later. Anyway I am back and be looking for more post to come.
Ok I really try and refrain from posting all goofy pictures of me, but I just can't help it right now. It is 2:30 am and I just feel GOOFY. I got up to let my psycho dog out because she was barking her head off. So as I was going to bed I started to think about the fact that my boss asked me if I was going to check the computer at 12 to see if I passed my boards. For those of you who know me, I usually don't let anything take priority over sleep. Well the truth is I have been depressed for about two days, because I just knew that I failed that test. I thought what the heck I will just go ahead and get it over with and see if the computer was going to humor me and tell me you passed. (it doesn't say if you failed, you have to wait on a friendly letter if that happens). Anyway long story short, I PASSED, just call me Emily Fowler, RN. Thanks everybody for all of your prayers. This task could not have been accomplished without them. I really think the Lord let me pass because he was tired of hearing me whine and he was definitely tired of hearing my name. Anyway, I am about to go back to bed and if you have any health questions just call me because I am sure that I know the answer since I passed "the test." Everyone sleep tight. Say one more thank you prayer to the Lord. He deserves it.
Last weekend we went to my parents to eat and hang out with family and Lulu got to do one of her favorite things. Swim. This is a what I think is going on in her brain. Just chillin' looking at the water. "Hey Lulu, you want to go swimming." Lulu, " Did someone say swimming." Caroline getting excited about throwing the stick for Lulu to fetch. "Oooh, I see it, I am going to get it and make my mom and aunt proud."
"I got it and I am bringing it back to show off." "I am such a graceful westie swimmer." "Are you going to throw it again?" "My mom only wants to hold me and take pictures with me after she has given me a bath. I will have to say that I look very white and fluffy after my bath and hair drying experience. I love my momma."
Not special as in she is so sweet and kind, I am so special as in DUMB! Matt went out of town earlier in the week to go fishing in Louisiana, so while he was gone I decided that I was going to go shopping. Well I really love to buy really cute casual dresses. So I went on the hunt and found the cutest dress. I was brown with teal and blue designs all over it and a plaid ruffle at the bottom. I know it sounds really random, but I promise that it was really cute. I even bought shoes to go with it. Well I got home and tried it on for the second time (yes I tried it on the store) with the shoes. Maybe it was the shoes that made it look so short. It should have been a sign that when I raised my arms and booty almost hung out that something was not right. Well I decided to keep and let Matt give me his opinion (he is always honest, his response is usually like "you are not wearing that out of this house.") Well he got home and I tried it on and he said what I thought he would. "Emily that is too short." translated into you are not wearing that out of the house. Then I occurred to me that I had not bought a dress at all. I had really bought a SHIRT!!!!. I ran and got the receipt and there it was plain as day "1 KNIT TOP." So you all be glad to know that I took it back along with the shoes.
I just wanted to mention how wonderful my mom is . I would not have picked another even if I was given the choice . She is one of my best friends and would do anything for me , Matt and my sisters. She has been there for all of us through the years , from t-ball, softball, cheerleaders, baseball, track, a few pagents, and most importantly BASKETBALL. My aunt always teases her and says that she is the one who is really playing basketball. She loves it!!!! Not only was she always there for us, she was also the most fun mom ever. All of my friends thought she was the coolest and said they wished there mom's were like mine. :) I hated frogs when I was younger and still do (I hate most animals from the reptile family, today there was a lizard in my house and I almost had a nervous breakdown just looking at it. MK was trying to coach me over the phone on how to get it out of my house, but I just could not do it).....Anyway. I hated frogs and my mom knew it, but one summer night she caught one in our yard and chased me until she me and rubbed all over my leggs. I was screaming and thought that was going to have tons of warts. Well no warts and I am still terrified of frogs. She thought it was hilarious and got a real kick out of it. I will not be doing that to my children mainly because I could never pick the thing up to chase them, maybe there grandmother can do it to them. Anyway she is the greatest!!!! She even loves her son-in-law.
These are pictures from my pinning ceremony. It was the night before graduation. It was great. Most of my family was there. My dad and Kendell did not get to come because it was Kendell's senior athletic banquet that night too, and Caroline lives in a distant land. Anyway it was great. So glad that it is over and that my family was there. Me and my awesome MOM. My Aunt Carol, Me, Mom, and Granny. Ben, Gran, Me, Matt, and Teresa. Awesome in-laws. Me and Carrie Mann, we are both going to be working at Baptist Leslie Lann and me. She is going to OCH. Ben and Leslie. Everyone knows how much Ben loves the ladies. It was instant LOVE. Me and my grandmother. Me and Matt, what an unflattering picture of me in that outfit. I have been wearing that thing for two years. Thank goodness I can finally retire that ugly thing.
Well I had a really busy weekend las t week. I graduated from Nursing School. It was really bitter sweet. I am so glad that I am finally done with school, but at the same time I am losing my support system and I am going to miss all of the really neat people I have been hanging out with for the the past 2 years. thanks for all the prayers. They paid off. (I tried to post more pictures, but blogger wouldn't let me, so there are more to come. ) Me and Kerri, my study buddy. She is going to be moving to Tupelo and working at NMMC. Me, Kate, and Kerri. Kate is moving to Ocean Springs. Aren't we cute. I am graduating the same year as my youngest sister. HA! My mom's sister, Aunt Carol, me and Mom. She was so sweet to make the trip and she brought my grandmother (that is a serious task in itself), but she did not make it to graduation.
Ok, so I was just reading everyone's blogs and I started thinking about something really RANDOM. Ok are ya'll ready. Matt and I are planning on going to the Auburn vs. State game in September with Christian and Brooke Preus. Well there is a slight problem, since Auburn is great in football there seem to be no hotel rooms except at this place where you pay at the drive thru window. HUMMMM!!!! I really don't know about that. Those of you who know me well, know that I don't do well at dirty places, I have to admit, I am kinda snob about places like that. I told Matt that I just don't think I can stay at a place where i pay for my hotel room at the drive-thur window. (I am pretty sure that Brooke is not going to like that either). So Matt's cousin, George said that he had it all taken care of. We were thinking a hotel room where you actually check in at the front destk. NO. he is a junior at AU and has the cutest girlfriend Holly. Well she has offered her apt. which is 3 bedroom and 3 bath and she said that she and her roommates would bunk in one room and we would stay in the other two rooms. They are only going to charge us $200.o0 total. I don't know why that sounds funny to me, but it does. I guess we are going to take our coolers and go to the Frat parties too. I have keep saying that I wish I could go back to college. I guess Matt and I will for a weekend and shack up in some sort of random girls apartments. Something funny to tell our kids one day.
This past week we celebrated my birthday (April 20th). Matt's parents, brother, uncle and grandmother went to eat with us and then we came back to our house to eat cake and ice cream. I really love celebrating birthday's mainly because my favorite dessert is birthday cake and ice cream. Matt got my favorite cake (FoodMax in Starkville, they really have the best cakes ever) and we had a really good time. Blowing out three candles, not really quite sure what the significance of three candles is, but that is all that Matt put on the cake. If you are wondering why the cake is half gone is because Jake, Matt's cousin came to eat dinner with us the last night and through conversation told us that his birthday was on Monday. Well Matt and I busted out my half eaten cake my parents gave me and put candles on it and sang Happy Birthday to him. I think that we kinda embarrassed him, but it was funny and the cake was once again AWESOME. Jake blowing out the candles. opening gifts.
Well, it is almost over. I took my final exam in nursing school yesterday and I passed the class. WOO HOO!!! When I first started school I told some of my classmates that all I wanted was for my picture to be on the wall. I said it in a joking manner, but really was more serious than they thought. Well here it is, my composite picture and guess what, it is going to hang on the walls of the MUW nursing school. I can't believe that school is almost over, I can honestly say I don't know if I would go through this again. (Those of you who have been through this understand). The first day of school when I started, a girl who was a year ahead of me told us that if we did not have a higher power then we needed to find one. That was so true, because I don't know if I could have made it through it without God and all of my friends and families prayers. Thanks everyone for your prayers, he definitely heard them.
Kendell's senior prom was tonight. I went with my mom to take pictures and to watch the senior slide show. It seems like just yesterday my mom and dad brought her home from the hospital ( I am 9 years older than her). It really seems like just yesterday that I was going to my senior prom and it will have been 10 years next year. CRAZY. I hate getting older. She looked really pretty and she and her date have so much fun together. I am going to miss her so much next year when she goes to Delta State. Kendell we Love You. Kendell and Stirling Being stupid Me and my baby baby sister. Mom, Kendell, Dad and me. (We miss you Caroline).
Look at Matt and the poor little turkey. Yes this is the bird that he gets up every morning at 5:00 am to go and hunt. Everyone says that we should get a hobby and do something together. I will have to say as long as every hobby that Matt has requires him to get up before the rooster crows will not be a hobby of Emily's. He told me the other day that I needed to find a hobby, and I told him I had one, it was called SLEEP. No I really am proud that he killed this thing because he actually took a morning off today. I will keep telling myself that it was because he wanted to engage himself in my hobby with me and sleep in, but I really think that it was because it was raining.