Tuesday, November 25, 2008

26 Week Belly pictures!!!

Here's what my belly looks like this week:
And here's one with my face in it:

According to Babycenter, baby is the size of an English Hothouse Cucumber this week!! I can't wait to meet my little cucumber!

Monday, November 24, 2008

26 Weeks!!!

I can't believe I am 26 weeks pregnant!! Where has the time gone? How did this happen? Wait, don't answer that last one. And did you check out my little counter over to the right? 97 days left! That's crazy. I can't believe that in less than 14 weeks Greg and I will have a brand new baby boy in our arms, and Abby will be a BIG sister!!! I was going to post a belly shot, but I'm being too lazy right now to get up and take a picture, so I will try to remember to do it later today or early tomorrow.

This past weekend was a lot of fun. We had our very first visitor to our new house. My mom came to visit on Saturday!! We took her to the park with us to feed the ducks, which is always an adventure. And then we went out to eat at Red Robin for dinner which also ended up being quite an adventure. I won't go into too many details other than to say that the evening ended with Abby getting a bath in the sink at the restaurant---lots of fun!!! The visit was too short, as always, but we had a great time, and Abby loved spending time with Grandma.

This weekend was also Niki's 25th birthday with 3 years experience---(nice one, Niki)!! :) I hope it was a wonderful birthday! We ate chocolate cake at our house to celebrate for you! Happy Birthday!!!

And since this week is Thanksgiving, I thought I would leave off with what I am thankful for, not just this year, but Today. And maybe I will try to post the things I am thankful for more often, because there is really a lot in my life to be thankful for.

Today I am Thankful:

  • for the huge smile on Greg's face when he tickles Abby and she roars with laughter

  • for the smart and funny cow-loving 18 month old who greeted me with a smile and "Hi ommy!" this morning

  • for the amazing little kicks I feel throughout the day, reminding me how far I've come from a time when I thought I might never get to be a mommy

Thursday, November 20, 2008

18 Months!!!!

It is so hard to believe that my little girl is already 18 months old!!!! As the 3 1/2 of us were dancing around the living room tonight, I realized a few things: 1) There is no future for any of us on So You Think You Can Dance; 2) Just how lucky I am to get to dance in my living room with my husband and daughter; and 3) what an amazing and independant little lady Abby has become. She is so much fun to hang out with!

Abby had her 18 month check up today. She weighs 23 lbs., 13 oz. and she is 32 1/2 in. long (tall?). She is 50% for weight and 75% for height! She is getting 3 new teeth, which brings our total up to 10! Her favorite thing right now is reading books, especially about animals. And her absolute favorite animal right now is the cow. Not sure exactly why, but the girl LOVES cows. And I love my little cow-lover!!

This time one year ago

Look at her now!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Welcome to my blog!! I actually started this blog several months ago as a public blog to document our journey to add to our family. Since it began there have been several exciting changes in our life, and now it seems fitting to share the blog with everyone we love. In order to share personal stories and pictures with everyone yet still protect my family, I have decided to make this blog private now. I want everyone we know and love to be able to see what we're up to, but I don't want strangers to have that same kind of access into our personal lives. So please enjoy our pictures and stories. There will be plenty more to come...

We closed on our new house in Houston on Nov. 7. We are still working on getting settled in, but this is a picture of the front of our new house. Isn't it the cutest house ever? That front window is the office/play room where I am sitting right now typing this post! Here are a couple pictures of the inside...

I will post more pictures as we get the rooms set up.

Abby loves her new house. All of her old stuff feels new to her, and she gets excited every time I open a box! Here is a picture of her driving Daddy's car last Sunday when we were on the hunt to find a cow (long story...I'll save it for another post)...

Quick baby update: I'm 25 weeks pregnant!!! Had an ob appt. today. Our baby boy's heartrate was 150 bpm and I am measuring 27 weeks!! I start seeing the Dr. every 2 weeks now!! This pregnancy is going by so fast! I have another sonogram in a couple weeks. I can't wait to see my handsome boy again!! I feel him kicking and squirming constantly, but it is so different and amazing to actually see him on the ultrasound. And here's what my belly looks like these days (or at least the way it looked last week)...