Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not only a craving...

Don't write much about the pregnancy...cause I'm usually focused on Liliana. But, I thought I'd share that I not only crave pickles..but my baby is the size of a pickle this week! How bizarre! It's almost half a pound and about 5 1/2 inches long. While I have to say that adoption was an incredible experience, I don't know that I've ever pondered creation as much as I do these days. What an incredible miracle by God....

I'm sorry I haven't posted "belly pics"...I just can't bring myself to do it until I actually LOOK pregnant..instead of looking like I have a pretty bad beer belly! I'm getting there...but still...

We have our "Gender" ultrasound scheduled for March 12th! I can't believe I get to find out what it is so soon! We don't care whether the baby is a boy or girl...but I have to say I will be so glad to stop calling the poor thing "it"!

Any guesses on the gender?!?!? You must also give rationale. Info for those "Old Wives Tales"...I haven't had morning sickness bad, the heartbeat at 12 weeks was 180 and at 16 weeks it was 150. I look forward to your guesses!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I never do these things..but since it's 5 am and I'm awake because I can't sleep due to a wonderful head cold I've had for my week off..and Amy tagged me.... Here goes nothing...
Okay, this one's fun:


Virginia Moon (yeah..it's Virginia for those of you who didn't know!)

2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(mother and father's middle names)

Lee Walton

3.NASCAR NAME:(first name of your mother's dad, father's dad)

George Hoyt

4.STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name)


5.DETECTIVE NAME:(favorite color, favorite animal)

Green Fish

6.SOAP OPERA NAME:(middle name, town where you were born)

Brown Griffin (well ..brown is my maiden name) or Allene Griffin

7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning)

THE Black Lemonade!

8.FLY NAME:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)


9.ROCK STAR NAME:(current pets name, current street name)

Claremont (so popular..i only need one name)

10.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first three letters of first name, plus izzle)


11.YOUR GOTH NAME:(black, and the name of one of your pets)

Black ...just Black...

12. STRIPPER NAME: (name of your fav perfume, fav candy)

Happy Hershey

I'm supposed to tag folks..but anyone who wants to do this in their spare time..you're tagged!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy 9 Months!!

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Liliana was 9 months old on Valentine's Day! She's weighing in about 18 lbs, and is 28 inches tall! She's doing such a great job crawling, pulling up, and starting to even stand on her own! I can't believe my baby will be walking any day now! Here's a picture of her playing outside today with her new V-day bear from Grandma! She didn't know what to do with the grass and refused to leave her blanket! She could tell quite quickly that it wasn't carpet!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

She's a Trooper


Liliana did such a good job today. The hardest part was that she couldn't eat or drink anything until after the surgery..and she was STARVING! It was so hard to see her hungry without being able to do anything about it.
Otherwise, the surgery was quick and easy. After a long nap when we got home (that mommy took too!), she was up and feeling great! Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers! I'll keep you up to date on how she's feeling!
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Monday, February 9, 2009



So our sweet baby has to get tubes in her ears on THURSDAY!! We went to the dr. today and due to the fact that her ears looked so bad (there another infection brewing!!) he wanted to schedule it ASAP!!! I so hope that she will do well and that this will fix all the problems..I'm ready to have a healthy baby! Tonight, she simply sat in my lap and let me hold her..a rare occurance these days! I'll keep you up to date on what happens on Thursday. I hope that all is well! Please pray for little Lil' and the doctors who are doing the surgery. :)
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Tonight we decided to see if Lil' could feed herself some green beans and mac and cheese (what we were having for dinner along with steak). Lately, she has stopped letting me feed her "puffs" and all the other gerber snack stuff she eats. She REFUSES to let me do it. I'll put it down and she promptly picks it up to eat it by herself! Here are a few pictures of the evening meal...

And after the dinner fun...a bath was a must. "Daddy...lead the way..I'm right behind you!".

All clean...

Hope you enjoyed my picture story of the evening..it was quite a blast!