Wednesday, June 19, 2013


...bump update

 Jamie gave her mama permission to give updates on Baby E. I had to get creative & came up with this...My artist dummy is going to be Jamie's stand in! 
Jamie had a good first Dr.s appt and today she's 9 wks along. Baby E is the about the size of grape and  all his/her body parts are accounted for. It's fun listening to Brian and Jamie get so excited and emotional upon hearing their baby's heart beat for the first time. It brings me back to my own pregnancies with my three. The baby is due Jan. 21...and Baby E...if you get this message through osmosis, my birthday is Jan 14th...AND it's #50...just sayin!

Speaking of babies...

Mama Monarch came back yesterday for day 3 of egg laying. I was rearranging the patio plants, aphid killing, leaf marking, egg counting, when she stopped to rest...but only for a split second. There seems to be such a sense of urgency to get out as many eggs as she can. I wonder if they know they're time is almost up?  I stopped counting after 12 eggs because she just kept laying more. I figured, I'd just go ahead and be surprised otherwise I might become obsessive about it all! Frankie and Austin just roll their eyes at me. Whatever! I've got my eye out looking for her but haven't seen her yet....Yet.
Happy (summer) snapping!


  1. What an exciting time for everyone, Kelly. Brings back lots of memories for sure!

  2. How exciting .... Baby E!!!!! **sigh** I can only imagine the thrill of being a grandmother ....
    Mama Monarch is going to leave you with quite a brood, eh?
    I know you will do well.
    Mwah! ♥

  3. Such a cute and imaginative way to share your daughter and Baby E's progress report. I remember the time I had to take my 3 year old daughter back with me to the exam room when pregnant with my son. She dutifully sat in the far corner keeping quiet, right up until she heard the heart beat when she squealed "it's a horse!". She went home and told everyone I was having a horse - and by the time I finally hit that final month I was pretty convenience she had been right all along. Such memories - blessing to you and your budding family.

  4. You got babies all over the place...!! You are going to have so much fun being a grandma, nothing like it. Keep us posted....on both.

  5. It must be exciting to have Baby E on the way. January will be here before you know it. Mama Monarch knows a good thing when she sees it. I really do think she returned home for this, don't you?

  6. This is such fabulous news and guess what I have two grandchildren due around that time - one on January 24th and one on February 1st!!!! Isn't life grand?!!


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