Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009!

Rowan is 4 months today...time sure does fly! He didn't really get into Christmas this year, but next year I'm sure it will be wild!! :) Here are a few pics!! :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thanksgiving & 3 Month Birthday! :)

Rowan was 3 months old on Thanksgiving! :) He, as you can tell, is going to be surrounded by women his whole life! :) All of his Aunts (Jada, My nieces, & My girlfriends) are going to definitely spoil him rotten! :) Our family came over for Thanksgiving and it was a BLAST!!! I have now been back at work for 3's not easy, but I know that Nana (my Mom) is taking great care of him...and it makes coming home from work very exciting because I know I'm coming home to his smiling face! :) He's smiling so much more and trying to laugh...not doing that yet, though! It gets more fun every day that passes! Houston is still so amazing to me...he spoils me and does such a wonderful job with Rowan!!! I believe Rowan is going to look like him, my twin, and my Grandfather...which is fine, because they are some handsome men! :) Next week I get to go to my girl Christmas I'll be leaving Rowan overnight for the 2nd time with his Daddy!!! I feel like I need it though, so I'm excited!!! :) Much more fun times are ahead!!! We are blessed! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Almost 3 months old...

Rowan will be 3 months old on Thanksgiving...WOW, how time flies!! :) He is such a blessing to us and I honestly don't know what Houston and I did with our time before him. I return to work on December 1st and My Mother (NANA) will keep Rowan during the week for us...which will be fantastic! I realized being at home for this short time that I really love my job and my money.(Poor Houston has been supporting me completely since I didn't have maternity leave...I had only been at my job 11 months when he was born.) I'm not saying I haven't loved being at home with Rowan AT ALL...I just know that I am meant to be at my job. :) I admire the ladies who are stay at home Mothers, because it's definitely harder than any other job I have ever had!!!
It's amazing how a little smile can brighten your whole day...especially one as cute as this. :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A little update! :)

ROWAN IS 10 WEEKS OLD TODAY!! Time is flying by. I have one month before I go back to work and I'm a little worried. :( My Mom will be keeping him, so I have no concerns about that, but I know that this precious time will just fly by and I don't wanna miss a thing!!! :) Rowan is growing so much! At his 2 month appt. he was 23 inches long and weighed 12.6 lbs. :) Maybe he won't be short like his Mommy!!! Last night he slept from 10:45-4:45 and I woke up and was like,"OH MY GOODNESS!!!" I actually woke Houston up to tell him, which I probably shouldn't have done since it was my night to get up, but I was just so excited!!

Anywho...I go this weekend with Aubrey to the Bama/lsu game and am going to stay the night with her. Houston will have Rowan all by himself overnight!!! He is absolutely fabulous with him, so no worries there!!!! I think it will be good for me to have some time away just to get used to it before I go back to work! My friend, Stacy & her little girl, Kaylee are coming Friday to hang out with us!!! Kaylee is precious!! I'm also going to get my niece, Zoe, Friday morning so she can meet Kaylee!! They are very close in age, so it should be a fun day! Houston and I were saying that we are growing up because we are looking forward to playdates with kiddos!!! :)

Houston's football team (Hartselle) is 8-2 now and the first round of the playoffs are this weekend, so wish them luck!!! :) I want them to win, but also look forward to Houston being able to spend more time at home!!!

Here's a picture of our little guy! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2 months old!! WOW!

Rowan was 2 months old yesterday. :) It's flying by, but I know it will be more fun as the days go by, too!!! He gets his shots today & I'm terrified. :( Hopefully he won't cry for long!!!! He's so sweet...and smiles a good bit these days!!! I love seeing him doing new things and definitely get pictures of absolutely day he'll be thankful for that!!! He wakes up once a night most nights and hopefully will be snoozing right through within the next few weeks. I go back to work on Dec. 1st and he will be staying with my Mom, A.K.A. Nana :) He will definitely be spoiled!! I have never imagined loving someone this much...although, I thought I couldn't love beyond my wonderful husband. Houston is such a great soon as he gets home in the evenings he spends time with Rowan and you can tell he is STILL on cloud 9!!! We are blessed to have such a healthy son and such fabulous people to share him with! He will have more Aunts and Uncles than anyone I know! :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

6 weeks old!!! :)

Rowan is 6 weeks old today!!! Wow, how time flies!!! He is absolutely wonderful...even at 3 a.m. :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Rowan Bryant Blackwood arrived on August 26, 09 at 1:08 P.M. :) He was 7lb3oz and 20 inches long! :) We are so excited he is finally here!!! :) Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we settle into parenthood.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our little one...

isn't ready! :) I haven't dilated anymore. Dr. says my dizziness is normal for this far in my pregnancy as long as it's not too extreme. And, I'm having contractions, just not enough to do anything. So...Rowan's doing great, just not ready, which is okay! 13 days or less he will be here! Dr. did say he wouldn't let me go past my due date!!! :) I'm getting so excited!!! :)

Monday, August 17, 2009


I go to the Dr. tomorrow instead of Thursday this week. Had some funny feelings today at, I decided to go ahead and see him early. Pray for us...thanks!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

So, we went to the Dr. again yesterday and I'm 1cm dilated and completely thinned, so he thinks Rowan will come on his own and labor will be much easier that way. I'm sure he's right, but I'm pretty anxious!! :) Our next appt. is next Thursday! :) I'm growing like CRAZY!!! Or, he is!!! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Update! :)

Yesterday, My Mom and I went to my 36 week appointment. School has started back for Houston, so she's going with me from now on. :) I had my last ultrasound and Rowan is positioned perfectly and he weighs approx. 6 lbs. 9 oz. :) He's pretty big so far!! His little cheeks are too cute!!! So, then we saw the Dr. He stated I am 90% thinned (no dilation, though) and will definitely NOT be pregnant on my due date. He also said the if I hadn't had Rowan by next Wednesday at my next appt. we can look at being induced!!! I am getting so excited & we are so ready for him to be here!!! :) YAY!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Rowan :)

I went for our 34 week appt. on Tuesday and everything is going great! I go back on August 5th for the exams to start and to have another ultrasound to see how much he's grown and his position. :) It's getting so close and we are getting SO excited!! Our family and friends have been absolutely fabulous during everything! Rowan is going to be so blessed with such great people!! :) Here are some pics from my Family/Friend Shower!

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Rowan cooperated this time! :) The umbilical cord was in front of his face most of the time, but I rolled on my stomach and over on my back again and he knocked it out of the way! :) Here's a picture! He weighs 4.2 lbs...I go back next Thursday for another appointment to check on him! We're getting SO SO excited!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

30 week Dr. Visit! :)

Today was our 30 week/1 day appointment with the Dr. and also our 4D appointment. Rowan did not cooperate with the 4D pic, so we go back next Wednesday to try again! :) He was covering his face exactly how he was at 18 weeks! He was adorable, though!!! Also, he weighs a little over 4 lbs...or so they estimate. That's a week and a half over I think he'll be a whopper! :) Just wanted to give an update!!!

Houston and I went to visit Jackson, the Sherron's little one tonight and he is absolutely perfect!!! :)

I'll update again later!!! :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

11 weeks and 2 days left! :)

I am getting so stinking excited! :) Not nervous YET! I'm sure that will come, though! Houston and I went Monday night and toured Huntsville Hospital and we really were pleased with it!It was really clean and the staff were so friendly! :) It made us much more comfortable with everything! :) Rowan has been moving lots lately! I can actually feel where he is in my tummy! It's really amazing! I am so ready for him to get here,but know I'll be sad without having him in my tummy! :) Houston talks to him a lot. Mainly while we are lying in bed at night. He's definitely going to be a great Dad!

I don't think I've written about the Annual beach trip, but it was a blast!!! I actually stayed up until past 4 a.m. once! :) I have the best friends!!!! Rowan will have the best Aunts! :) I'm attaching a pic! :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

26 weeks! :)

Well...we have 3 1/2 months left and I'm getting more and more excited!!!! We went to the Dr. Tuesday and I'm pretty sure we are going to have ourselves a wild child! He wouldn't even be still to let us hear the heartbeat...the Dr. would say,"Here it is...and there he goes." He also told us that most children, in his opinion, have started developing a personality by this point and said his children were always very still and calm througout pregnancy, meaning our kid was obviously going to be bouncing off the walls. :) Which makes me happy!'s just so exciting and learning more and more about him is great! I go in 2 weeks for my glucose tolerance test and in 4 weeks for our 4D! We got our glider in yesterday and I love it! :)

Thank you to everyone who continues to ask about us!! We really have the best friends in the whole world! :)

P.S. Please keep my Mother in your prayers as well. She has a biopsy next week and is extremely nervous/scared. Her Dr. told her 80% of biopsies come out okay, so I think she will do fine. Just please remember her. :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


I'm now 24 weeks and 3 days pregnant, which is crazy! :) I can't believe how fast it has flown! Rowan is kicking A LOT! More at night, but some during the day, too! It's the coolest thing ever! Houston and I are getting SO excited! My dad is painting the nursery letters for us, so maybe that will brighten things up in there a little bit. I've been looking for a lamp also for the nursery...I can't really find one that I like. And, we need a glider, still. :) Those are the big things. :) I am growing like a weed. SERIOUSLY. This week (I work in a Nursing Home) is national Nursing Home week and we've been having silly little games and such around work and one was to guess mine & one other girls waist size. Well, I had no clue what mine was. Of course...who knows that? Well, anywho, she had to measure me to see who guessed closest and lets just say that NO, I'm not that big right now, but to still have 14 weeks to go, I AM GOING TO BE A HIPPO! :) Which is okay, because I do have a reason, but it still scares me a little. Also, a little resident at work called me "Fattie" :) And, told me I was having twins or one "big one." Haha! It's hilarious! But, everything is going great! Houston and I went to the beach last weekend for a short trip and it was great. I love traveling with him! Speaking of Houston, he's been fabulous through everything...the pregnancy, losing Charmin, etc. Every night before falling asleep he tells me to be sure to wake him if I need ANYTHING at all. He better be careful, because I just may wake him for the smallest thing on a real lazy night. :) I'm doing okay re: Charmin. I miss her so much, but with time it has gotten easier. Life around her is much different without her because she was my energy dog. :) The others are lazy, but great, too! I guess that's all for now! I'm glad tomorrow is Friday...I'm ready for the weekend!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Losing Charmin. :(

Well, most of my friends know Houston and I have had Charmin since July 2006. She was our first child. :) She was a blessing and we definitely have MANY fabulous memories of and with her! :) Last night Houston and I were leaving the house and she ran under his truck and we accidentally ran over her. It was extremely traumatic...we took her to the vet right away and he took xrays for us. Her back left leg was broken in many spots so we were planning to amputate today if she showed any movement in her other back leg...just so we would know she could use the other one. The vet tried many times to get her to move her other leg, but she did not have any nerve feelings in the back area of her body and there were no solutions to any of her problems, so we had to have her put to sleep. Today has been horrible, but I have to remember there is a reason for everything. I sure will miss her sleeping with us...she was one of the best pets I have ever had. We will have her cremated tomorrow and will have her in a beautiful urn. :) Thank you for all of the prayers and love. I am blessed to have such supportive people in my life. Thank you God for giving me the chance to have Charmin in my life! :) And for giving Houston and I the strength to go on without her.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter 2009 :)

Easter 2009!

Moving around! :)

Well, I've been a little concerned because I've read in all of the baby books that you will most likely begin to feel movement from your little one around 17 weeks or so, but I definitely have not. UNTIL...last night!!! At 20 weeks and 1 day along and felt Rowan moving around for the first time!!! It was the coolest thing EVER!!! I think he was kicking me...probably trying to get his Daddy to turn the tv off. :) Houston loved it!!! We just sat there feeling it kick/punch us!!! Anywho...thought I would tell everyone that!!! We were so stinking excited!! My next appt. is April 27th, which will probably be just a boring one, but the one after that in May should be our neat 4d one! YAY! I get to see Aubrey and some of her family this weekend, so hopefully he will kick for them! :) She will love it!! Haha...will update later!

Monday, March 30, 2009

IT'S A....

BOY! :) We are so excited! Please continue to keep us in your prayers! We appreciate all the support and happiness from our friends and family! Baby Blackwood will love you all so much! :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Almost 14 weeks! :)

Happy as can be!

Well, yesterday I went for my 14 week Dr. appt and everything is going great!!! :) I have gained 10 pounds, which feels like 20! But, the Dr. said that it's okay and we also go to hear the heartbeat again! This time it was 150!!! It is still so exciting every single time we get to do that! :) It just feels like time is flying by and I know it will continue to do so after Baby Blackwood is here!! That saddens me already!!!

My pregnancy so far has been great!!!! No sickness at all, just VERY tired! I have been to visit some friends...went to Blair's wedding last weekend and stayed with Aubs and Tara, which was lots of fun! Aubs took me maternity clothes shopping and helped me pick out some cute stuff!! I love it all and cannot wait to wear it!! (If it still fits!) Hehe...Houston has begun to talk to the baby a little bit and I love it!!! He also assists me once in awhile putting stretch mark cream on my tummy!!! He's so excited! I know he'll be a fabulous Daddy! My friends have been so excited for us and so supportive! I know our baby will love them just as much as we do!!! It excites me to bring our child into this family/friend circle of happiness!!! We find out what "it" is on March 30th, which is Aubs' birthday...what a gift, huh!! :)

Next thing!I am getting super duper excited about our annual girls beach trip at the end of May! It is getting so close and I definitely need it!!!! We always have the GREATEST time! I'm going to prove those people wrong who keep saying I'm not gonna make it! :) I'll be there with my super hot momma swimsuit on! Guaranteed! Haha...Will update later! Kyla

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Happy! :) we are 10.2 weeks pregnant! :) Went to the Dr. yesterday! He said everything was going great and we were able to hear the heart beat again! It was 170! Houston said,"uh oh, it might be a girl!" Haha...he believes everything anyone tells him about pregnancy! They have said that a girl's heartrate will be higher! I will be happy with either one, but would love a little boy since we have 3 nieces and a little girl cousin!

I've been feeling great! Still a little tired, but great! I went to dinner last weekend with Tara and Aubs for Tara's birthday, which was FUN!!!! I miss my girlfriends a lot! I know I better get in as much as I can, because beginning in August, they'll probably get a lot of me and baby! :) I'm VERY determined to still get in my girl time & I want Houston to do the same with his guys, because I think that's extremely important!

Mom and I went shopping a few weekends ago for baby stuff, but it was impossible to buy much, because we don't know the sex yet. I bought some bottles and's actually starting to feel real now, since I'm buying stuff! :) We've decided on names...Girl=Maggie Mae, Boy=Rowan Bryant. Tell me what you think! (I can't remember if I've already posted that...oops!)

Work is good. For those of you who don't know, I am the Director of Social Services at Summerford Nursing Home in Falkville. It's a great job...flexible and my boss is great! I think I'm going to ask for a couch in my office for naps. We'll see how that goes!

I'm sad the Cardinals lost the Super Bowl! They definitely deserved it! I'm more sad for my oldest brother, Cody, because he absolutely loves them! :) Even my niece, Zoe cheers for them!

Enough for today!~Kyla

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Okie dokie! Now, we are 7.5 weeks pregnant! :) Had to go to the Dr. Thursday just to make sure everything was going okay...I was having a small problem, but everything is GREAT! :) They did an ultrasound and even though our little baby is only the size of a small dot, it has a HUGE heartbeat! :) YAY!! We are so excited! Aubrey says she wants us to have twins, so all of my friends won't fight over holding the one. I hope she's wrong. 1 for now would be plenty, but we'll see! :) My friends have been great and Houston has been perfect! We'll definitely keep you posted! :)

Friday, January 9, 2009


After a month of trying and 4 of saying,"Whatever happens, happens!"...we are expecting! I took a pregnancy test last Sunday and then again on Monday (Dec.29th) morning just to make sure! Later that day, I went to my Doctor to confirm it with a blood test and DEFINITELY am pregnant! :) We are so very excited and cannot wait to learn more about our little one! We are so excited to share this wonderful time with our friends and family! :)