Thursday, April 29, 2010

Daddy and his baby girl

I thought this was a great picture of Bruce loving on Madelynn. We are both very excited, although I heard he told someone at my school that he was scared shi**less. I guess that is to be expected. I am just taking one step at a time. I will worry about how big I am going to get for now, then worry about what to do when we bring her home. This is going to one loved little girl. I wonder if Peanut (my dog) will be jealous?

Trip to CO

This is from my trip to Colorado Springs about a month ago. Jess and I always take a hugging picture, now we have a little addition to our hug. I guess there will be 4 of us in there soon!

Monday, April 26, 2010

A couple more pictures

This is our storage area at this point. Not matress and it is full of clothes and a few other things.
As you can see, there is a lot of stuff in here at this point. Hopefully it will look better when I get the dresser and have places for things. The dresser/changer has a hutch that goes on top to put little things in.

Madelynn's Room, so far

Here are the first two pictures. I bought this crib from Jess's ex-boyfriend for $80. I thought that was a good price. It had scratches, but I used a stain marker and you can't even tell. We don't have a dresser/changer yet (I just ordered them this morning!!) so all the clothes my sister gave me are just in the crib. I can't wait to finish putting it all together. It seems like we have so much stuff already I don't know where we will put the kid. I am wondering if we will have to put a bed for Peanut in here also. She has a bed in every room of the house. This may be the next room

Friday, April 23, 2010

Coming home outfit
So I have been trying to find a cute coming home outfit for her. I wanted something special but it is really hard to find anything unique. I found this great site, but I am not sure the cost is worth it. We will see. But it does give me a starting point. Here are some of the ones I think are so cute, but there are so many to choose from. When each of us were born my dad would go and buy our coming home outfit while we were in the hospital. I think we still have at least one of them, but I am not sure.

30 Weeks....10 to go...

I went to the Dr. yesterday and received a thumbs up! Her head is very low already, so that is good, my belly measurement was good and my weight....well that is for me to know and worry about in a few months. I start going every 2 weeks now and I have to meet the other doctors at the practice, just in case. I really hope my doctor is the one who is there. I really like him and am comfortable with him.
My friend snapped this picture of me at school real quick. Not a great one, but you can see how big the belly is getting.

I can't believe how things have already begun to change in my life. Here are some of the changes I have begun to notice:

1. I have a bottle of tums in my purse, my car, my bathroom and the kitchen.

2. I bought support socks yesterday to try and reclaim my ankles at some point.

3. Bruce comes home and says hi to the dog, the baby and then me

4. Rolling over at night is a process, and it usually involves needing to pee at some point.

5. Shaving my bikini line, well I can't see it so as far as I am concerned, what is the point.

6. I consider it an accomplishment to tie my tennis shoes in the middle and not to the side.

7. It is 50 degrees outside and my air conditioner is set on HIGH.

8. Time is measured in weeks.
9. Trips are planned in reference to the nearest bathroom.
I am sure this is just the beginning, but it is amazing how our lives could be the same for so long and now I look back and wonder how it all changed so quickly.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Dr. Update...

My doctor called yesterday and said that the spot (EIF) was still on the heart but they didn't find anything else to indicate any problems at all. He said we could have other tests done, but he didn't really think there was a reason to. I told him that Bruce and I didn't want to. We decided what ever God had in store for us was fine with us and we would find out in June. Bruce and I were very thankful for answered prayers and can't wait for her to get here. We had a great baby shower last Saturday and received so amazing gifts. I am so excited to start getting things set up, as soon as I buy the dresser (taxes first, then the dresser Bruce tells me). Thank you for all your prayers and please continue to pray for our health and a safe delivery.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Climbing in Chaco Canyon

Me and Amanda (she teaches math and coaches with me)
We climbed up and down this (this is just a random lady that was there). I was worried I wouldn't fit at first.

This was the rest of the way down/up

We took our class to Chaco Canyon yesterday. It really was a nice day, as you can see. We had a lot of kids who wanted to go on the 4 mile hike, so I had to go with them. It was a little scary at first, but I made it. It was very hard to climb up, my belly was in the way. My students were very sweet and worried about me, but I did well. There were about 4 boys who kept coming back to help me down the rocks. It was very sweet. I was just proud of myself that I could go on a 4 mile climb at 7 months pregnant. I won't do it every day because I am so tired today I can barely keep my eyes open.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Calling for mom advice...

What do you ask of a diaper bag? What do you require it to have? I know I want something cute and fun (not just plain old black or brown...boring for me). But what features do you want it to have? What size is a good size? Do I need more than one? One for daycare and one for quick trips? These are the big questions in my mind today as I shop instead of teach (our track meet got canceled so I wasn't supposed to be here this afternoon so I don't feel like doing anything). I have looked at a ton on this cute site
but I still am not sure what I really want. So I am looking for advice. - here's one I like

Ankles, where are you?

I have always had very cute ankles, if I do say so myself, and now they are gone! Gone and I don't know where to find them. I looked down and they were no what? I really have been drinking a lot of fluids. Not always water, but watered down tea and juice and water, but it is not working now. My shoes are so tight today I feel like I am wearing Meghan's shoes (who wears a size 5 and I wear an 8 1/2). WHAT DO I DO?!!! Is this going to last 3 months? I don't know if I can stand this. My legs look like small trunks at the bottom and I have never experienced this. The big belly - sure that is cool, the big boobs - used to it but Beau makes fun of me all the time, wanting to eat all the time - love it, having to pee in the middle of the night - not too bad....but this, I just don't know if I can take it. I miss my ankles already. What's an expectant mother to do???!!!!