Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fully cooked!

Today marks a very special milestone!  Today I am 37 weeks and Addison is officially fully cooked!  I am more ready then ever for her to get here and to meet our baby girl.  This weekend will comprise of some errands for some last minute baby/mommy essentials, getting everything packed and ready for the hospital, and lots of laundry as we start to wash all of her little clothes.  The crazy labor dreams have also started for both Eric and I as of last night...we both dreamt we were at the hospital, but it was a false alarm!  Lets hope we have none of those...

At 34 weeks, we had a great maternity session with Becky from Completely Captivating Photography outside of the Flagler Museum where we had our wedding reception and below are a few of my favorites!


Friday, March 18, 2011

A rocking chair with a WHOLE LOT of tradition!

In December, my sweet grandparents who I love very much were nice enough to drive down a rocking chair all the way from Houston that they have had for many years.  My grandmother remembers being rocked in this chair, as well as my mom and myself.  I never knew the story behind the rocker, but come to find out, this rocking chair is so old it belonged to Addison's great, great, great grandfather!  Not only is it a beautiful addition to the nursery, but what a sweet piece of tradition to pass down from one generation to another.  Below is the lineage from now to the original owner of the rocking chair:

Addison's Parents

Addison's Grandparents

Addison's Great-Grandparents

Addison's Great-Great-Grandparents

Addison's Great-Great-Great Grandparents
(The lady on the left was married to the man on the far right and thats whose rocking chair it was!)

The rocking chair today!  The wood is absolutely beautiful and the only thing we did was get it re-upholstered and now its all ready for lots of rocking with Addison!  
(Also, the sewing machine behind the rocking chair belonged to her great, great, great grandmother pictured above on the left)