Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Showering our baby with Love (and gifts)

Troy had his first shower this past weekend, given by some great friends of ours. Brian and I belong to this awesome group of folks who enjoy running (aorta) and several of our buddies from that group came to celebrate the coming arrival of Troy. We had a blast and are so excited about using the things Troy has been given. Thanks to ALL who helped and who came. It was an awesome party!!! Below are some photos:
Group of hosts. I forgot to change the ISO so the photo is grainy. Oh well!

Baby Bjorn! Yay!

Look at all the stuff Troy got!

Cute bootie cupcakes. They were yummy, from Gourmet Tiger. Awesome!

Brian and Elyse

So if you're wondering how the pregnancy is going, I'm here to tell you it's going great. I'll continue to be grateful for these wonderful days. Yes, it's hot but it doesn't seem more hot than any other summer in Alabama (to me). Our little pumpkin likes to kick a lot and he kicks especially when I use the baby plus (twice a day). I think this either means he loves it or doesn't love it at all. So, our air still isn't working correctly. The repairman came yesterday and used some sort of sealant and filled it with freon again. The issue at hand is that we have a home warranty and have to use their folks for repair work. The repairman is very nice and knows about the pregnancy and I know he's trying as hard as he can to get us taken care of. However, we're now being told (by the company where he had to order the new coils) that the coils are on backorder and may be up to SIX weeks before they come in. The air was working okay until a couple of hours ago and apparently the freon has run out already. The six week delay would be fine and dandy if we didn't have company coming a couple of times before the baby comes. It's just inconvenient, you know? I'm keep trying to be patient and have been fine with it until the freon ran out. I mean, are they going to have to come every other day to fill it back up? Seems cumbersome to me. My mother is coming this weekend and it looks like we'll be putting her in our other guest bedroom and will probably have to share a bathroom with her. I know, it probably doesn't sound like a big deal. But, we're having to trek back and forth through the house to get our clothes and such. I'm praying for a backorder miracle :o)
Lastly, did anyone watch Jon & Kate last night? It made me so sad. I haven't watched a single episode this season because I didn't want to see them not talking. I cannot believe they're divorcing. I know there's been all of this hype with the media but deep down, I truly thought they would try and work things out. Did they try counseling? I wonder. It seems as though they didn't because they never mentioned counseling. I just hate it for them, all of them. Kate didn't seem happy about it but who knows what the real story is. I find it interesting that Jon had earrings in both ears. Maybe he's going through an early mid-life crisis. I'll keep praying for them but I am sad that she filed for divorce yesterday. Bummer.
Y'all have a good week and look for my 30 week photos soon. OMG, I can't believe I'm THAT far along!!!


Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I'm so excited you're that far along! Isn't it fun!!??
I'm sad about J&K, too and have thought the same things about counseling. I only saw it briefly; it's on TiVo and Backyardigans was voted on by the majority in the room, so I had to switch- dang toddlers.
Anyway, those bootie cakes are adorable! I hope they were delicious, too!

DTNR said...

Hi Elyse. Hope you get your air fixed pronto.

I refuse to watch Jon plus eight and Kate plus eight. The show's not going to work and only frustrates me. Tara and I agree that he's having a crisis. He's been acting like it's been over since the first show this season. (Which is the only one we've seen. Tara watched the most recent one.)

LeAnne said...

uh oh! that really stinks about your a/c. i'll say a little prayer for that backordering miracle:) i'm really sad for J&K, too. i saw on GMA that she wanted counseling but he just wanted out! i had the same thoughts about those earrings!!

Reagan said...

So glad your pregnancy is going well! How are you liking Auburn by the way?

Katie said...

Hey Elyse!
I found your blog from some other T-roy gals that I read through our family blog. I knew it had to be you and Brian when I read the name. Congrats on that upcoming baby arrival and the name is so fitting for you guys! Perfect! Baby boys are so great! I've got one little boy and two girls myself. Life changing and oh-so worth it! Just wanted to drop you a comment. Tell Brian hello.

Katie Puccio Snow

Shelley said...

yall look great. whooo. he will be here soon!