Sunday, October 26, 2008

A new kitchen

I am not very good at decorating my house, I like to start things and then I run out of money and never finish my project. A good example is our bedroom. Two years ago that is what I wanted for christmas from everyone. I was going to re-do the whole bedroom, well I got a GREAT start thanks to everyone in the family but never finished. Now two years later and I am ready to re-do it again. I have decided that I am going to make myself decorate my house one room at a time.

I am starting with the kitchen, don't ask me why. I don't spend much time in there at all.... I am not a cook, I have tried and I have failed many times. I can make a mean potato soup and a few other things here and there but that is about it. That is one of the reasons God gave me Andy. He is not one of those husbands who expects dinner on the table at 6:00 while he sits on the couch and reads the paper... he is a wonderful helper! Most days he has something thawing out when I get home or even better there are days I come home from work and something is already in the oven :) I love him! Anyway, back to the reason for this post. I have decided that for THIS christmas I am asking for things for my kitchen.
( if you are in my family you will be getting my list soon.) I have been looking on-line and walking around pier1 and I think I have decided on a red kitchen. Not bright red but in the red family. I would like for it to really pop. I am hanging curtains I want a new rug for under my table I even want a new light fixture. And if Andy reads this he may have a heart attack but I want a back splash with new floors to match :) I realize that will not come by Christmas but it will come soon enough. I am hanging pictures up, I want new kitchen towels to match along with rags and oven mitts. I want my Kitchen to be so color coordinated it will make you sick! SOOOO.... this week I will be making my way into lowes and getting those great little cans of paint samples they sell and picking out my red. Maybe before Barrett makes his way into the world I will be finished. I will keep everyone posted!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Catching up

I mentioned about 2 weeks back that mom and I took Aubrey to the park to take some picture of her with her cast. Well her cast is now off and I just got to edit the pictures :) Oh well, I am so glad her cast is off, although she did manage very well! The Dr's had told me that she might learn how to walk with her cast, not only did she walk but she would around the house with that big thing! It may have slowed her down for a week or two but not for long :) I had a few people tell me when she got her cast off that she may not walk for a few days and her leg would be real stiff.... well not only did she walk the same day but she was chasing her friend Ainslee around our couch that night! She did have a limp to her and she would turn her foot out but that is pretty much straightened out now also. Enough about the cast! Thank God the cast is off but here are some pictures a few days before it was taken off.

I just love that precious smile!!

Andy's parents have a neighbor that has the big blow up pumpkins in their front yard. Aubrey absolutely LOVES them! She calls it her pumpkin patch and she loves to go over and look at them. So of course the other day when we went to see Andy's parents I had to take some pictures! She has the BEST time watching those pumpkins.... can you tell by the HUGE smile on her face!

Monday, October 13, 2008

We have changed it :)

We have now changed our top name to Barrett Mcmillan Stewart. We are still not set in stone but we both agree.... When I go get something monogrammed that is when we will be set in stone. Maybe :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

We finally agree....

Andy got home to late last night from the Auburn ballgame to talk about names. As soon as I woke up this morning I told him the three names I had thought of and immediatly he said he liked Hudson. I told him to give me a day or two to make sure that is what I want but I am pretty sure our baby will be named Hudson Mcmillan Stewart.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What's in a name?!?!

Andy and I are having a hard time thinking of a name for our little boy that we both agree on. Aubrey came to us as soon as we knew we were having a girl. We have known since my first pregnancy that if we had a boy his middle name would be Mcmillan, that is Andy's middle name so we have always known we wanted to use that but coming up with a first name is not coming to us as easy. If I love it andy doesn't.... if andy loves it I don't. I think it is pretty funny that with Aubrey we fought over her middle name and with this one we know the middle name but are fighting over the first name :)

Our friends Brent & Christy came up with Tucker Mcmillan Stewart the same day that we found out we were having a boy and I love that name! Of course Andy doesn't :) I know I am only 20 weeks pregnant and I still have 20 more to go but I like to know now! I want to get things monogrammed and hang his name on the wall plus I just want him to have a name.

I have a name that I am really in love with that one of my friends came up with today. As soon as Andy gets home from the ball game tonight I will run it by him. Maybe he will agree!

If you have any good names that go with Mcmillan Stewart leave me a comment! We need your help!!!

The three names that I am leaning towards are ...
#1. Carson Mcmillan Stewart
#2. Hudson Mcmillan Stewart
#3. Evan Mcmillan Stewart

Saturday, October 4, 2008


Since finding out that I am pregnant with a baby boy on Monday, I have been freaking out a little bit. Not about having a boy but once again about starting ALL the way over with vaccinations..... if you disagreed with my last post on vaccinations then please just stop reading.... my mind is made up and you are not going to change my mind. I will not vaccinate my child the way some Dr. tells me to and you go right ahead and do whatever you Dr. advises you to do!

Studies have shown that Autism runs in boys more than girls, which means I will need to be even more careful and study even more about vaccinations this go around. I am praying about what kind of vaccination schedule is safe for my child. I do not believe in not vaccinating at all but I do believe in being cautious, and researching something never hurt anyone. I don't know if I am embarrassed to say this or not but I am thinking about going and picking up Jenny McCarthy's book on autism. If you have not heard her story I recommend you looking her up. Her son began suffering from autism after his MMR shot (which Aubrey still has not had) her Dr. ignored her questions and she took matters into her own hands. She does not say that her son is healed but she does say that he is recovering and has NO signs of autism at this time in his life. I am going to pick her book up this week I will keep everyone updated as I read.

All I ask is that if you have a young child or if you are expecting a child just do your research. Don't just believe what your pediatrician tells you.... in most cases they mean well but when it comes to vaccinations I truly believe it has been so etched in their brain that children HAVE to be vaccinated by a certain age that they are not hearing the screams of thousands of mom's and dad's begging for a different way. This is a paragraph from a website I was reading tonight.... I think I posted this on my last blog about vaccinations but I just can't get over how many shots Dr's are giving children under the age of two!

A 15-member Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices at the CDC decides which vaccines should be on the Childhood Immunization Schedule. It calls for one vaccine, against hepatitis B, to be given on the day of birth; 7 vaccines at two months; 6 more (including booster shots) at four months; and as many as 8 vaccines on the six month well-baby visit. Before a child reaches the age of two he or she will have received 32 vaccinations on this schedule, including four doses each of vaccines for Hemophilus influenzae type b infections, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis – all of them given during the first 12 months of life. Seven vaccines injected into a 13 lb. two-month old infant are equivalent to 70 doses in a 130 lb. adult.

Why does a child have to have the hepatitis B shot at birth???? I understand if the mother has hepatitis B but for those of us who do not, that is just ridiculous for that precious baby to be born into the world and immediately be stuck with a stupid vaccination! 32 Vaccinations by the age of two.... are you kidding me!!!! I will never forget holding Aubrey down at her 2 month check up and two nurses sticking her like a pin cushion with five shots. Two of the vaccinations were doubled up with something else so she received 7 vaccinations in her little body at 8 weeks old.... if only I knew then what I know now. My little boy will NOT be a part of these pharmaceutical companies making millions off of innocent children who are paying the price.

I am officially on my soapbox and I need to step down before I offend someone. :) There is more to come though so if you don't like it then don't read it :)