Connor Oneal & Lilly Grace

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Happy 2 mos Birthday!!!

Connor is 2 mos old today. He had his vaccinations last week and weighed in at 12lb,6 oz. He's also reached a couple milestones in the last week. He smiled his first "real" smile at his Aunt Gerri on Friday. He also rolled over from his belly to his back for daddy last week and then again for Aunt Gerri twice yesterday!

We went to the pumkin factory yesterday and let Mamaw Hicks keep Connor since it was cold and rainy. She gave us money to get him a pumkin, and I took pic's of him with the pumkin.I picked a little one for him, since he's little. We also got cider and donuts and when we got back, Aunt Gerri gave Connor a taste of cider and donut from her finger. It was so cute to watch him enjoying his first tastes of food. Actually, his first taste of food was a lemon that cousin Le-Le gave him a sample of a few weeks ago. I guess she's getting me back for letting her daughter sample a chocolate brownie when she was only 6wks old. LOL

In other news, daddy started his new job yesterday. I pray he likes it, since he's been trying to get into this company for a very long time! The good thing about him working here is the benefits are FREE and I will be able to stay home with Connor. I was getting worried that we might have to put him in daycare. I didn't want to do that because I don't like the idea of someone I don't know watching him. Not that I'm against daycare, I understand some people have no other choice, but I don't even like the thought of leaving Connor with people that I do know, so I can't imagine leaving him with someone I don't know. LOL When he's a little older, I'm sure I'll feel differently, but for now, I want to enjoy bonding with him and watch him grow & learn new things. When we first started the adoption process, we thought my sister and mom were going to babysit. Then my dad's health went downhill, and my sister says she has to get a job to help pay for my nephew's graduation expenses this year and college tuition. Luckily, things started falling into place for us. I lost my job in June, which sucked at the time, but I realize it was a blessing in disguise. Then, while we were in OK, Don's company ended up giving him insurance coverage, that took effect the day Connor was born (we originally had crappy private coverage that would only pay at 50%). Then, the new company called him for an interview while we were there! It's truly amazing to see how God works in my life. I know some people don't believe that, and they're free to believe what they want. However, I know God looks after me and takes care of me because I put my trust & faith in him!

Enjoy the pic's of Connor :)

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Halloween Preview

My cousin, Lisa, and I took our Connors to get their pictures taken for Halloween this week. Her Connor is 5 mos old. The photographer was referring to the boys as big Connor and little Connor. It was funny because we refer to the "Kara's in our family as big Kara and little Kara (or baby Kara). Anyways, we were there forever and cracking up laughing, watching this poor lady try to get both babies to look at her. Big Connor was crying and then she'd finally get him calmed down and then little Connor would start fussing. He wasn't too comfortable in the wagon that she had him in. I am going to post the pic's so you can see them. You can see how uncomfortable he looks. LOL We only got one pic of both of them looking towards the camera. I got a few pic's of little Connor alone too. I love the matching outfits Connor and Connor had on for the pic's. I am going to have him wear it for Halloween this year. I was going to buy a costume for him, but he won't even be able to wear it because he's too little to take out trick or treating and it'd be too warm to wear it indoors while we pass out candy. Plus, with the wacky weather, I don't want him outside for an extended period of time. I've already been battling a cold with him, and it's not very fun. He does have a "First Halloween" bib that my dear friends (Janie, Kimmy, Tracy and Shelley) got for him, so he can wear that with the outfit.

Here are the pictures for your viewing pleasure:)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Shower Pictures

Blogger wouldn't let me post the pic's before. Here they are from the shower:) The pic with the stuffed animals is from after Connor's long day. Cousin Ashley, settled him in with all his new stuffed animals. LOL