Baby boy will be here soon!

Monday, January 11, 2010

25 and a half weeks belly shot

Here is a picture of me 25 and a half weeks a long, i am now barely 27 weeks. Its getting closer! Friday i go for my glucose test and am praying all turns out well.

Titus-the name explained

Well as we get closer to our due date for our next little baby boy to be born, names have become something of higher interest in the smith household, well at least for me, Jarrell im sure thinks of it quite a bit too cause he will sometimes say a name when we hear one and ask me if i like it. But anyway, from all this name talk i decided today that i would explain why we chose the name Titus for our first born. We wanted to name our child a biblical name, that was a given, so when i was in labor we sat down and looked through the bible, now i know you are probably thinking "ok you had 9 months(actually longer than that cause i was over due), and you picked the day you were in labor?" just have to know us, we are very much spontaneous, i was not as much like this untill i married jarrell and i think he has rubbed off on me cause i find myself doing spur of the moment things now and not even thinking of it, where as a few years ago i planned everything. Dont get me wrong, i like to plan, but when you are married to someone like J you just learn to be ok with spontaneous acts such as these, i love him to much to get upset and mad over something that he just isnt going to change b/c thats his personality and the way he has always been.

Anyway, we sat down and looked through the bible, well i looked in between contractions, and read a loud during some of them so i could ignore the pain. Jarrell finally said "what about Titus?" thinking i wouldnt like it and we would continue to look but i did like it, so we were like "ok Titus it is". We already knew the middle name would be Jarrell after his daddy of course and i absolutely love Titus Jarrell, soo....Titus Jarrell Smith it was and it is, and it fits him perfectly! I love him! So i wonder when we will name the next baby boy?.....yep you guessed it, lets just say dont be looking for me to post it anytime soon, lol!!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Over half way through my pregnancy!!!

I am now 22 weeks pregnant. I am feeling really good, sometimes i forget that i am even pregnant because i am no longer nauseaus or anything, but then i feel baby boy move or try to bend over and i remember, lol......
We finally decided what we are gonna do with our rooms situation when the baby comes in April, Titus is going to get a new big boy room(the office) and the baby will get his room(its closest to our room and smaller.) We are going to buy titus a new crib that turns into a toddler bed and the baby will have his crib. Wow, i cant beleive that titus will soon be in a toddler bed, of course he is big enough to be in one now but he is still not able to climb out of his crib so i have decided to keep him in it as long as i can. Not ready for him to be able to get out of bed on his own when he wakes up, very scary thought....
Well here is a picture i took tonight of my belly, sorry my head is a little cut off, lol......

Monday, December 7, 2009


I have decided that this year i am done with keeping quiet about this........i am sick of how the world is trying to slowly take Jesus birth and the true meaning of Christmas out of it. So the next time a Walmart cashier says to me "Happy holidays ma'am", i think i will say "No, MERRY CHRISTMAS ma'am, Jesus is the only reason to celebrate this season!"

Tonight we are going to put up our christmas tree, it should be interesting to see how many times i have to tell titus no before he stops trying to pull it over. But i have also come up with a new rule, i actually learned it from another mom, who i get a lot of advice from, her website is she has 4 little ones ages 4 and under, and she is a great example of christian motherhood. Anyway i am using the 1 finger touch rule, i let titus touch anything no matter where we are as long as it is with 1 finger, that way he gets out his urge to touch everything but he is not knocking it over or messing it up. Its working so far, lets hope it works with the tree!

I have been meaning to post some pictures from November but i seem to have misplaced my camera, i have NO CLUE where it is, i just went to get it one day and it wasnt hanging on the hook, i asked jarrell if he took it by chance and he said no, which doesnt suprise me bc my brain has been so spacey lately, i blame it on pregnancy, lol....hope i find it soon!

Well hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Oh the toddler years.....

wow....who knew the toddlers years could be this trying?? Well im sure if i asked anyone who has raised one they would say "me!" Boy is Titus sure trying my patience lately, and the bad thing is i struggle with having patience anyway and up until now its been ok because i couldnt have asked for a better baby.

From the time he was born i maybe heard him cry 3 times, when he first came out and they were washing him off and then maybe a couple other times when i let him get to hungry in between feedings(if we were out somewhere, etc.) Otherwise he would simply whimper a little and root his mouth in a sucking motion that made me know he was hungry. He slept good and was sleeping completely throught the night at 3 months.

And fast we are in the toddler years, Titus is 23 months old, he will turn 2 on December 29(im gonna cry i know it). Dont get me wrong he is still a good kid and most would probably say a great kid compared to other 2 years old, but i am so used to how good he was as a baby that this is taking me by shock, lol....

When he turned 8 months old i decided it was time for him to learn to put himself to sleep(i had been rocking him up untill then and he got to where he would not let me rock him anymore, he would squirm and try to sit up, etc), so i used the cry it out method, he cried for about a week when i layed him down and then after that when i layed him down he would just turn over, or play for a little while and babble and then go to sleep(dont get me wrong, i made it sound easier than it was, i cried the first couple nights that i had to let him cry it out and i also felt like i had an ulcer from the stress of hearing him cry and wanting to go pick him up.) But it was the best thing i ever did!!!! He slept so good with the occasional waking up and also with teething he sometimes had a hard time or when he was sick too, but for the most part he was a good sleeper.

One night not too long ago he decided that he was going to start screaming again when i put him down, so i tried rocking him and he went right to sleep. So i decided hey ill just rock him, he is not going to be a baby forever and plus if he was actually going to let me rock him and go right to sleep then why not? So its been about a month now and every night i rock him to sleep, he is usually asleep within 5 minutes and i put him to bed and he sleeps 10 hours(its great!) Well 3 nights ago he decided he was going to start squirming and trying to get up and play games and sing instead of go to sleep, although this is very cute and entertaining and a lot of times i just let him because i love listening to him, it still does not make for a good bedtime routine. SO........what now?

Well i guess i will try the cry it out again, with the new baby coming in April it may be the best thing but a part of me just doenst want to give up that time with Titus, i just love rocking him(if he lets me) and watching him sleep in my arms, so i guess we will see how it goes. My plan before my children were born was to rock them till their feet touched the ground, and if Titus would let me i probably would, these years fly by and i know i will never regret that time with him and i will always remember and cherish it.......I love being a mommy!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

To God be the glory

I am convicted by the fact that i asked for prayers for my friend Khrista here, and then once she started doing better i just kinda left everyone hanging, sorry! I guess i was just so thankful she was doing good and the baby was healthy that i forgot to update everyone. Well so here is an update from Khrista, she posted this on her face book page a few days ago:

To God be the glory, great things he has done.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Pictures

Last night my husband Jarrell and i took Titus to get his pictures taken at Sears. It was a fun little adventure. We first went to the shoe section of Sears to get Titus some black dress shoes, his feet are growing so fast that he only has 2 pair of shoes and no dress shoes(he wears tennis shoes to church). I kinda crenged at the thought of 20 bucks for this pair of dress shoes he may wear a couple of times, but oh well, i am thankful we were able to buy them and have the means to. So anyway we got his shoes and headed to the portrait studio. The lady that took his photos was very nice and understanding, i am thankful for that b/c with him being almost 2 he really wants to do things his way and sometimes he just isnt going to do something no matter how much you want him to or ask him nicely. But she got a few good ones and also we took an updated family photo, our first one with the little one in my tummy too:) kinda neat to think of. So you want to see the results? Ok here you go.....