Thursday, December 27, 2007

So glad Christmas is over....

It just isn't the same as it used to be! It was very stressful trying to get everything done at the last minute and we were running here and there and I actually just wanted to go home. Eli and Anniston got ten tons of presents that we have no room for. No one would cooperate to take a nice Christmas morning pic for my scrapbook. Eli is the only photogenic one in the bunch and I can't get in the pic if I'm the one taking it. Anniston takes after her daddy and makes the most horrible face on earth when she sees a camera. I will have to quit scrapbooking and just find a new hobby if I have no pictures of anyone! Bah humbug!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Eli is sick

Eli was coughing yesterday so I took him to Women's and Children's urgent care around midnight. We didn't get back home until 3:00 am. The doctor said he has an upper respiratory infection that may or may not be the first stage of bronchiolitis. He is miserable, and so am I. The doctor thinks he will be coughing for the rest of the week and I can't give him any medicine for it. I feel bad that I can take medicine but can't give any to him. So we will try to rest as much as possible.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

naughty or nice?

eli can't decide which one he wants to be!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Bad to the Bone

I put Eli in his 'Bad to the Bone' onesie and got this picture of Brian holding him right before he spit up all over him. Eli loves to look at different colors and he kept staring at Brian's head.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Eli had so much fun trick or treating in his monkey costume. Mrs. Lacey was so nice to carry him and his pumpkin up to all the houses so mommy could take pictures for his scrapbook! Lynndsie was a black cat. They both got tons of candy!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

monkey see, monkey do

Corey went to a costume party at Belly-to-Belly, his favorite lunch hangout. Since he chose a gorilla costume and I had already bought a monkey suit for Eli, I decided to get a picture for Eli's scrapbook.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

my pumpkin

I have so many cute pumpkin pics of Eli I just had to post another one. This is one of my favorites. It was at All Seasons Nursery on Johnston St. I bought him a little tiny pumpkin of his own and I will try to take a picture of him with it soon. Maybe I am overly excited because Halloween and Thanksgiving will be his first holidays. More pumpkin pics to come!

Monday, October 22, 2007

old news

Yeah, yeah, so I had a baby, I know it's old news. But I just made this birth story video today:

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

My baby is 3 months old today!

The past three months have gone by so fast! It feels like I was just pregnant yesterday and now he's already three months old!

Monday, October 15, 2007

fall is finally here

I'm so glad the weather is getting cooler and I can take Eli outside more. Lacey and I took Eli and Lynndsie out to take pictures friday afternoon and it was so much fun. I'm sure people driving by thought I was insane for trying to put my baby to sleep on top of a pumpkin, but that's okay, anything for a cute pic! I took a couple of Anniston sunday at the zoo since they still had some pumpkins from Boo at the Zoo. Those came out pretty good too.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Columbus Day Boycott

So today my blog is stolen straight from:

I guess there's nothing else I need to say.


monkey boy

this is going to be eli's first halloween costume. i will be taking the "real" pics in a few days.

Friday, October 5, 2007

*CENSORED* for your protection

so who is offended by this? someone out there on myspace, apparently. someone who "reported" me by clicking a link below this picture indicating that i had violated the terms of service blah blah blah.

it's a baby butt. so what?! i can't believe someone would actually report me. i usually have problems getting over things that bother me. i can hold a pretty lengthy grudge, and i'm sure that is what i'll be doing in this situation. especially since it's been 2 weeks since it's happened and i'm actually BLOGGING about it. i thought maybe it would help to get it off my chest but it is actually making me get angrier by the minute.

let me stop now and just go back to sleep.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

take off your thinking cap

i just realized it is possible to think too much. if you happen to find yourself alone with a sleeping baby and no one at all to talk to, you can end up just thinking for hours without realizing it. you can actually drive yourself insane thinking of:

all the things you wish you had but don't
all the horrible things that could happen to you or someone you know
things or people you miss from your past
overanalyzing your finances knowing you can't fix the problem
hoping things change but telling yourself they won't

people always say "put your thinking cap on" but sometimes i think there comes a time when it's better to take it off.

i was completely happy taking pictures of eli all day with lacey's camera, until the stupid battery died.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

No such thing as spoiled?

I have been staying at my parents' house more often since I am not working. Eli loves having someone to constantly hold him. (aka meme) Paw Paw does give her some good competition. But then when I get back home he's looking around like "somebody pick me up now!" And I try as much as I can, but sometimes it's just impossible. When he's awake he wants all my attention, and if the phone rings or I get hungry and have to put him down, he has a thra-ca (sp?). "They" say you can't spoil an infant but there must be some other term defined as allowing another human being to assume, correctly, that they are the center of the universe, and can have or do whatever they desire. And you CAN do that to an infant. I seem to find myself lacking enough arms to do all the things that need to be done on a daily basis, carrying him around while trying to blow dry my hair, change the channel on the remote, or vacuum. And then magically, when he falls asleep, I'm all done with my chores and I just watch him sleeping and that is when I want to hold him. But I know better, because if I do, he will, without a doubt, wake up, and then a to-do list suddenly falls from the sky. So for now I will just accept the bad timing. And blame his "not" being spoiled on meme.

Friday, September 7, 2007

nebraska trip

well eli and i are back from our trip. we went to nebraska to meet my dad's brother and go to his wedding. i slept at my parents' house tuesday night so we could get up early wednesday morning to leave. so i woke up at 5:30 am. we are trying to pack everything in the car, and somehow my dad cut his finger on the doorframe, and is bleeding all over the wedding gift. there are 2 (TWO) drops of blood on the floor. my mom is running around like a mad woman gettting paper towels and band aids for him, and he is claiming he's SLICED his finger open. "it's bleeding and it won't stop!!!" (reminded me of "help i've fallen and i can't get up!") he exclaims while accusing her of walking in the 2 drops of blood and smearing it all over the entire house. the baby is crying and it is way too early to be awake!

in the car:

Mom (to me): Oh I'm so aggravated, it's not even 6:30 am and my hair is ringing wet. I'm always sweating. And we haven't even left the house yet. It's not even 6:30!

Dad gets in the car. (to mom): Damn woman! If you would ever clean out this car.....

Dad (to mom): did you get your cellphone?

did you get the car charger?

did you get the electric charger?

Mom: Yes Gary, I have all that. Do you have to bring that gun?

Dad: Yes Carol I have to bring that gun.

Mom: Did you get your cellphone? Did you get your mouthwash?

Dad: oh shoot!

Mom: well I have some listerine.

Dad: I don't "do" listerine. That's nasty. Scope is the right kind of mouthwash. The kind people should use.

Mom: it's not bad, it's the green kind....

Dad (to me): did you bring the baby a blanket? Did you bring a blanket for you? Did you bring a pillow?

So, you see, before we even left the house there was blood, sweat, and tears! We stop to get gas and Uncle Clifford calls and says they're waiting for us at the Forest Hill exit. Dad (to Uncle Clifford): well we have this baby and that slows down everything you know? Mom and me look at each other and just started laughing.

During the drive my dad proceeds to point out all the other drivers' flaws, labeling them as follows:

stupid asses

jack asses

dumb asses

dumb butts



stupid idiots

stupid ass idiots


many of them were also on drugs, "smoking them cigarettes," riding his butt, weaving in and out of lanes, too old to be driving, too young to be driving, too stupid to be driving, talking with their hands when they should be driving, driving too fast or driving too slow. he told me to quit writing down everything he said and not to post it on the internet, but for some reason i just couldn't help myself!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


marriage is something you really have to work on sometimes....almost like a job. some days both people go to work, come home and have dinner, and it was an easy day. but other days from the moment you wake up, it's just not much fun. one person might be in the other person's way in the bathroom, one might do something they know good and well gets on the other one's nerves, one may expect too much from the other one. and those days are probably more common than the easy ones. but i guess things always work out if both of the people really want it to. they will evenutally say they're sorry even though they will probably do it again tomorrow.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

p is for poot

ok so i can't post a picture, but eli is getting a reputation around this house as a little pooter! he is so loud sometimes! that is the fartinest baby i've ever seen!

Friday, August 10, 2007

baby bath

as promised, here's eli in the bathtub. this was his first bath, but he had a second one later on that same night, (since lately he feels the need to pee on his own face!) he peed in the bathtub too. the hardest part was getting him out since he was so slippery. i have a huge fear of dropping him on the floor now and i probably will need help from daddy every time i give him a bath for a while....

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

it fell off

eli's yucky little umbilical cord fell off today. actually it was hanging by a string when we woke up this morning so i just snipped it off with the fingernail clippers.....shame on me i guess but it was so gross i wanted to just get rid of it! i was really happy about giving him his first bath. i have pictures of that too...i will post one next time.

Monday, August 6, 2007

no sleep

it's really hard to sleep when you have a newborn who NEVER sleeps. at least not at night. he can take 5 hour naps in the daytime when i'm washing clothes and dishes but it never night when i want to go to bed he wants to stay awake. when i looked at this picture of him i wonder why he can't do that when i want him to....

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

a happy little family

Monday and yesterday we had our first family outings. Monday morning we went to the pediatrician, to eat lunch at Backyard Burgers, and then to my appointment with my thyroid doctor, to CVS to print baby pictures, and finally back home for the night. Yesterday we went to Target for the movie 300, CVS for baby wipes, the bank, Stuller, Casa Ole for dinner, and then back home. I guess we looked like a happy little family. The waitress at Casa Ole was definitely on drugs, she kept laughing and dropping napkins all over the floor, but she did say the baby was very cute. It felt like everywhere we went all the other people around us were looking at us and smiling. The only one missing was Anniston. But we will get her this weekend and maybe we can take a family photo. I can't wait to see her hold her baby brother!

Monday, July 30, 2007


This is one of my favorite pictures from last night....he didn't stay on the towels for very long, Derrick had to catch him every time the towels started wobbling and put him back so Lacey could hurry up and take another picture. I have tons of shots that I will be posting on myspace.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

5 days old

I can't believe the baby is already 5 days old. We are both doing much better than we were Friday, our first full day home from the hospital. He has jaundice so I am trying to get him in the sunlight as much as possible, but since it's been raining it's a little hard to do. Right now he is the center of attention--Mrs. Lacey is snapping away like the paparazzi. I can't wait to see her pics!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

baby boy wilmore is here

so i went in the hospital tuesday and came home today with a baby. Eli Jude Wilmore: 7 lbs 4 oz, 20 inches long, he has my nose. think i'm gonna nickname him Eli Scissorhands b/c he already scratched his whole face up with his little fingernails. he's such a wiggle worm, he can't be still for one second!

Sunday, July 22, 2007


so i bought anniston these alphabet letters and daddy got the job of taking them out of the bag and putting them on the fridge. when he was done, i just had to take a pic.....


I never thought that I would suddenly go on a crazy cleaning spree just b/c I was pregnant, b/c you can ask my husband: I do that anyway. I like everything to be organized. I actually think I've been cleaning less in the past few months. It seems like I'm just so tired and there aren't enough hours in the day to get anything accomplished.

Yesterday my parents bought a dresser for Eli. So of course I had to organize all his clothes, and when I was finished with that I decided to attack the closet. Anniston's toys are a total nightmare, but they're semi-under control now. I want to put some shelves up on the wall for her books and stuffed animals, but I guess that can wait until after the baby is here. I have no idea what to do when Eli starts getting toys and there's twice as much in their tiny little bedroom. Maybe we will have moved into a bigger house by then where they each have their own rooms. Just a thought....

Thursday, July 19, 2007

still no baby yet

Everybody was so surprised to see me still at work today. I am trying to keep going as long as I can b/c I know it's gonna be hard being out for a month without getting paid. Who knew short term disability would have been worth it? If I had signed up for it, I would be getting 60% of my pay while i was out....but NOOOOO....I thought it was wasting money. I guess if someone would have told me I would be having a baby in the next 2 years, I probably wouldn't have believed them anyway.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

28 lbs

So as of yesterday at my 38 wk appt I've gained 28 lbs so far. I'm really glad I didn't gain 70 or 80 like some people I've heard about. But I still feel like it's going to be hard to lose since I'm not the "motivated" type. I don't excersize/excercise, [sp?] I can't even SPELL the word!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Eli Jude Wilmore

In about two weeks (if not sooner) I will be a mom. I'm already a stepmom, but I know it will be different. I'm having a boy....Eli Jude. I never thought 9 months would pass by so fast. It seems like I just found out yesterday that I was pregnant., and I thought, "I have almost a whole year to get ready for a baby." But like I said, that seemed like it was yesterday. So of course, I'm still not ready. I have no idea what I'm going to do when I have to go back to work, I haven't found a daycare that doesn't have a waiting list. I haven't seen any money falling from the sky to PAY for daycare...if I do find one. I have tons of camo pants and cute overalls but no dresser to put them in! I'm also wondering how my dog will adjust to the baby. She's always been the only one to pay attention to, except when Anniston comes to our house every other weekend (which is when she runs and hides under the couch). But if there is a baby here all the time that doesn't go away after the weekend is over, she will have to learn to get used to it. You can't live your whole life hiding under the couch, can you? Even if you're a dog! There are so many things I have to think about now: what kind of formula, what kind of diapers, do you really have to use Dreft? And it seems like there aren't enough hours in the day to go to work and then come home and cook and clean and think about all this other new stuff. So much time gets by now without me noticing. Like I have been sitting at this computer for 30 minutes nows and it seems like only 5. I should be going to bed now since I have to wake up early for a doctor's appointment.

What's a Redbone?

So.....the Red-bone Redbone Blog I posted about yesterday has a lot of information if you have no idea what Redbones are.

I am also a member of the Four Winds Tribe, Louisiana Cherokee Confederacy. Their website is

Before I got married my last name was Doyle. Doyle/Dial is on the list of surnames associated with Redbones and Melungeons.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

First Post

I've been reading blogs for a while now and I figure since everybody and their momma has one, I should have one too. Myspace is getting a little too dramatic for my tastes and though I would never delete my "space" I sorta felt like I need MORE space. I am. I chose b/c I have been reading Red-Bone Redbone 

I will be updating soon!

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