Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Luke, Patty, Anna Kate, Caroline, and Eleanor

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Hallowformationestival!

Last night we had a "Hallowformationestival" party for our 20-somethings group at church. We decided to name it that so that you could pick which holiday you wanted to celebrate (Halloween, Reformation Day, or just a Fall Festival)! Everyone came in costume and we had great fall themed food and even did some pumpkin carving! I debated long and hard about my costume, trying to figure out one that would work with my current stature, and ended up deciding on the Pillsbury Doughboy! Here is a picture of me with my husband, Charlie Brown.

The pumpkin carvers at work...

The finished products!

(Left to right these are Olive Oyl with her heart/initials pumpkin, me with my Clemson football helmet pumpkin, and The Economy with her Wakefield Baptist Church pumpkin!

And my pumpkin lit up...

Happy Hallowformationestival!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

24.5 week appointment

Today we went to our 24 week appointment (though Patty is at about 24.5 weeks). The report was great - the doctor heard a very strong heartbeat, blood pressure was good, and Patty is actually measuring about 26 weeks.

Working at a middle school has placed us around a lot of students with the H1N1 virus. There were a couple of days at the beginning of the school year where my classes would be missing 1/4-1/3 of the students because they were sick. Thankfully neither Patty or I have gotten sick, but with the H1N1 still showing up in many of our students we asked about the vaccine today. The Dr. told us that they had ordered 2,000 doses but had only gotten 400 of them. The received about 200 last week and they were gone within a day. He then told us that they had a shipment come in today but it was at their other office. When the called to see if there were any doses left, they told us that we could probably get one if we could be there within 15 minutes. All that to say, Patty was a brave girl and got her H1N1 vaccine. According to Patty, the conversation with the sneaky nurse went like this...

Nurse: Hi, have a seat. How are you doing today?

Patty: I am doing well and you?

Nurse: That's a nice shirt you got on [followed by her jabbing the needle without warning Patty]

Patty: OW!

No, Patty didn't cry....but she still hasn't moved her arm and she made me take her out to eat at McAllister's.

In other news, we are having our Halloformationestival Party with our Sunday School class on Friday night (Halloformationestival is the combination of Halloween, Reformation Day, and Fall can take your pick). there is a prize for the best costume and Patty is trying to think of some ideas. If you have any suggestions, you can leave a comment. And yes, there will be pictures to post on Saturday.

Have a Happy Halloformationestival Day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Great weekend and a new tummy pic!

I know these pictures are later than promised, but somebody in this family "misplaced" our camera charger, so I haven't been able to take any pictures until this weekend when this person somehow managed to find said camera charger ;) Anyway, here are a couple of 23 week and 2 day tummy shots!

In other news, we just got home from a great weekend in SC visiting Luke's parents as well as his Grannie who just moved out from Texas. We so enjoyed sitting by the fire watching some great college football - both Texas and Clemson won, so there was much rejoicing in the Tolbert household!

Now it's back to school for another week with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Today was a little rough, but it was Monday...hopefully the rest of the week will be better!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Ouch, my ribs!

Well, our little girl apparently has some pretty strong arms and legs because I've been feeling serious kicks/punches lately! I know she's not that big yet, and it will only get stronger, but it's definitely enough to wake me up in the middle of the night, or make me lose my train of thought while I'm teaching! It really is so cool to just feel her in there, though, and know that she's moving around like she's supposed to.

Other than that, there's really not a whole lot more to update about right now...except for the fact that I feel like my stomach is getting bigger by the minute. I put on a pair of pants that felt totally fine this morning, but by the time I got home this afternoon, they were much tighter...I suppose that could just be natural fluctuation, but I'm pretty sure I'm bigger than I was this morning! I will do another tummy shot post this weekend and you all can see for yourselves!