Sunday, May 31, 2009


I am officially 37 weeks pregnant! That is full-term, meaning that Russell can come anytime.

Do you hear me in there, young man? :)

Of course, I want him to come when he's ready...but I'm hoping that's sooner than later!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stick a fork in the nursery...

...'cause it's done!

Last week, Jason and I went to Babies R Us and bought (almost) everything that we need that we hadn't received from baby showers. We were so blessed because our gift cards covered it all! So a big thank you to you if you gave us a gift card - it was extremely helpful! Not only did we get everything bought, but Jason put the swing together and installed the car seat bases. Our condo and cars are baby-ready!

Also, congratulations to our good friends Chad and Devon, who had their baby yesterday! Parker John made his debut yesterday afternoon. We are so happy for them!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Doctor's Appointment and Last Baby Shower

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday that went well. Nothing unusual: listened to his little heart beat (136 bpm), I got weighed, I had the Group B Strep test, and she examined me for any progress. There's been a little progress - let me know if you want to hear about it :) From now on, I will go every week!

Also, my wonderful Bible study girls threw me a baby shower on Sunday afternoon. If you can believe it, Russell got his first diapers! (Before that, we didn't have any!) Here are some pictures of the fun!

Precious little Casey was obviously tuckered out!

4 pregnant ladies - 3 due in June and 1 in November.

Thanks for the fun time, girls!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Somebody's ready to meet Russell! :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

All About Pregnancy

A Pregnancy Survey:

--When did you find out you were pregnant? October 10 around 5 am (I couldn't sleep!); just 5 days before our 3-year anniversary
--What was your first reaction? I had to stare at the test for about 5 minutes - I kept waiting for the "not" to show up in front of "pregnant" :)
--How far along are you? 34 weeks
--What was your first symptom? cramping
--What is your due date? 6/17/09 - right around the corner!
--Boy/girl? sweet baby boy
--Name? Russell Micah
--How much weight have you gained? As of Tuesday, 21 pounds
--Do you have any cravings? milkshakes and smoothies
--Do you have morning sickness? not anymore, thank goodness!
--Do you have stretch marks? no - thanks Mom for the good genes!
--Natural or medicated birth? we're going to try for natural but I'm open to an epidural if I decide I can't take the pain anymore
--Feelings about labor? I'm really not scared, just excited!

Okay, the rest of you mommies-to-be: I want to see your answers! :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Baby Shower!

We had very fun couples' baby shower on Saturday night, thanks to Jason's family friend M.E. and his aunt Nancy. M.E. named it a "weenie roast - to welcome our newest little weenie" - haha! The guests were mostly family and family friends, and we had such a great time. It's amazing how many generous gifts we got - our family is very blessed! Pictures below (thanks Dad for taking them!):

Can you believe this is a cheese ball?

Excited about the food!

Mom and my brother Jon

Jason's parents and his cousins watching the present opening.

Rick, Art (host and hot dog griller), and Kim

Russell got so many great presents!