Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Making Progress

Our attempt to be crafty - painted canvases over the crib
Just 2 months away from our due date...and things are moving right along!  We had a sonogram yesterday where we got confirmation that everything is still looking really good/healthy.  She is up to 3 1/2 lbs and it looks like she has Brock's lips.  Which is good...it will save us on collogen injections when she gets older :) The ultrasound pics aren't very good quality so they're not posted here... But I convinced Brock to let me show some shots of the nursery (even though it's not completed).  The "grand reveal" will come after we get the bedding in, put up the shelves and hang the last of the decorations on the walls. 
Seaside buddies from Nana and Papaw (in front of the wave)

This weekend is the first of our showers.  I am so excited to go home and get to see everyone!  Also my awesome sister-in-law Jenna has offered to take maternity pics for me.  She's got some great ideas, so I can't wait to see how they turn out...I promise to post some when she's finished working her magic to make my face look less puffy :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

3/4 Cooked

(by Tiff)
This week marks my 30th week of pregnancy and being three-fourths of the way done.  I don't think I've ever stuck with something that long!  :)  It's funny how this mini milestone starts a whole new list of worries and what ifs.  What if she comes early?  Will we be ready?  What if my water breaks at work?  Will I ever live down the embarrassment?  What if I'm one of those weird people who don't realize they're having a contraction and then a baby just appears out of their body?  I've got to stop watching that show "I didn't know I was pregnant..."

But all in all I'm still feeling good, and the weather has FINALLY cooled a little (down to 94 instead of 106).  I'm starting to feel huge (check out the GIANT belly!), but I know I still have 2 months to go, so it's just going to get bigger better from here! 

Really though, we have a lot to look forward to.  My first shower is next weekend in my hometown, then we start baby classes, then more showers, then before we know it, it's October and a stork will be landing on our front steps with our baby girl (that's how it works, right?  And people keep saying we need to take classes...please!)

On another note, Brock has his fantasy football draft this weekend in Waco.  Wish him luck that he doesn't end up with Michael Vick again.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lots Going On

(by Tiff)
Sorry for not posting lately...we have just had quite a bit going on!  We got to spend some much needed vacation time in Colorado hanging out with my brother in Crested Butte.  Katie and Stan joined us on the rediculously long road trip, and my parents met us up there too.  The girls spent the days walking around town and doing some shopping while the boys got to mountain bike (Brock survived even though he rolled down the hill...what I wouldn't give to have that on camera!!), we all fished - though not very successfully - and we got to enjoy the amazingly cool temperatures and beautiful scenery of the mountains.  All in all a great trip with great friends and we're looking forward to bringing the babies back next summer for a fun family vacation!  Thanks for hosting Dustin!!

This past weekend was a fun weekend of re-connecting with Brock's half-sisters.  I had never met them, and Brock hadn't seen them in probably 15+ years, but his sisters Kristin and Kim, and Kristin's little boy Joshua joined us for dinner and catching up Saturday evening.  We had a really great time and realized that 15 years is too long for them to go without seeing each other...we're already in the process of trying to figure out a family reunion of sorts in the next year or so.  Baby girl is lucky to have even more family to love on her! 

As far as the pregnancy is going, I'm still feeling really good and trying not to focus on the fact that I can't see my toes.  My doctor's appointment yesterday went great...she's still growing strong and moving tons.  My whole belly does this alien moving thing when she gets active...it's pretty funny!  We are getting closer to getting her room finished...the walls are painted, the curtains are up, and we're working on getting some of the wall decorations finished and put up.  We'll post pictures when it's more complete, but so far it is looking very cute...I hope she loves it as much as we do! 

One last note: Brock's dad is in the hospital with an episode he had this weekend (not quite a full heart attack, but something similar) so we'd appreciate any prayers for him to make a full recovery. 

I promise to be better about posting...with it getting closer, things are changing rapidly!  Lots and lots to do before she comes!!  Still, I can't wait! :)