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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