Monday, December 29, 2008

Lunch with Uncle Walker!

On our way home from Pennsylvania on Sunday, we stopped in Virginia to meet Walker, whose parents live there. It was great to see him!!

We stopped at Panera and attempted to take a few pictures in the parking lot, keep in mind there was a tornado passing through! (Not really, it was just VERY windy!!)

18 Week Baby Bump!

Well here you go...the 18 week belly shot! Week 19 starts today, which is so hard to believe. That means that I am about half way there!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!

The day after Christmas Heather and I went our annual shopping trip! I was trying to think how many years we have done this and it has to be about 10!! WOW! Well we went to Kohl's and I happened to find a cute little Christmas outfit for the peanut to wear next wear. Hopefully it will fit him or her! :)

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We had a great trip home to PA for the holiday. It was busy, but a wonderful holiday. We kept saying, this is the last Christmas without the little peanut! Very hard to believe, but so exciting at the same time.

This little peanut is already spoiled having a stocking at my dad's house and getting Christmas presents from their Grandpa, Mum-Mum, and GG! I tell you what, the closet is already starting to making Mommy proud! :) haha!
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful family! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!

Christmas Eve at Grandpa's!

Christmas Eve dinner with the Kearns' at Outback!

Monday, December 22, 2008

There's the Heartbeat!!

Today was a the doctor's appointment and it turns out it was not the ultrasound day! We were totally bummed! I SWEAR the lady told me last time that this appointment would be it, but it's's not like we are waiting to find out if it's a boy or girl! :)

We did have a minor heart attack today though! As I was laying on the table and the doctor was trying to find the heartbeat, he found nothing!! I was soooo nervous...he kept moving the little "microphone" all over my belly and NOTHING! Of course I am crying and Keith comes over to hold my hand and the doctor assures me that everything is fine, he was going to try another machine. Finally with a little goop and a new machine, he successfully found that fantastic heartbeat as I had tears streaming down my face. I think it was very obvious how concerned I was because the doctor kept saying, "everything is perfect!"

So now this means Monday, January 19th is the REAL ultrasound!! We're so excited! While we were disappointed to not have it today, atleast we got to hear that thump, thump that is just music to this Mommy's ears! :)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Boy or Girl??

Well with news of so many boys (Ellen, Kristi pregnant with TWIN boys, Stephanie Davis, and friends from college and high school having boys) Keith and I are wondering if this just might be a little girl!

We have been pretty convinced all along that it is a boy. I know I have just had that "feeling." However, as Keith said the other day..."the law of probability means we're having a girl." Haha! Who knows and we don't mind either way, of course, just a healthy, happy baby! (However, apparently SEVERAL of you who have voted think it's a girl who knows!!!)

Tomorrow is the doctor's appointment where we COULD find out what we are having and as tempting as it is, especially to help me with the nursery, we do want to be surprised!! Ellen said there was nothing as wonderful as hearing them tell you that "he's a boy!" or I can imagine "she's a girl!"

Updates tomorrow on the doctor's appointment and also on the updated belly! Today marks 18 weeks!!! We are CRUISING right along :)



On Wednesday, December 17th at 2:37pm Elle gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby boy!!! Even though I was convinced he would be born on my birthday, I will forgive him as his pictures have already melted my heart! :)

I am so excited for Elle and BJ because they are going to be such WONDERFUL parents, but little Connor man is also a VERY lucky guy to have such great parents!

Poor BJ...I kept texting him once I found out they were going to induce Ellen, to get an update and it's not like he was busy at all helping his wife through the birthing process! It was so great to hear news though from Elle and hear that everyone was doing great!! :)

Now a trip to the CO state is in the works to go and meet this little, precious angel! CONGRATS ELLE AND BJ....we love you!! :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Travels!

Well not only did this past Thanksgiving holiday mark the longest that Keith and I have been in the car, I can GUARANTEE that the baby will NEVER have to be in the car that much again!! :)

We left for our "voyage" on Tuesday night after work, around 6:00. Keith was a trooper and drove the whole way home while I did a lot of sleeping, stopped for food, and of course bathroom breaks!

Wednesday morning was busy, but so fun! I was able to visit Heather's preschool classroom, the same day as their Thanksgiving feast. They sure are cuties at 4, and well behaved!...a lot different than some of my 8 year olds at school. (Awesome job Heath!!) Then it was off to do a little, and I mean little, shopping, before meeting Grandpa, Keith, Jamie, and her aide for lunch!
We had a great time and it was great to see Grandpa...well Great Grandpa! After lunch Jamie and I were off to get our nails done and after 2 hours of waiting it was time to go home. We had dinner with Mom and John and went to bed to rest up for the Thanksgiving Day festivities.

Thursday morning was spent finalizing wrapping all of the favors that I volunteered myself to do for the Caple Family 80th Thanksgiving while, of course, watching the Macy's parade! We were off to Maryland, not a bad car ride, just an hour and a half. Thanksgiving was wonderful, it was great to see Gran and Gramps, and of course eat all the delicious food!! However, we couldn't stay too long because then it was off to Delaware to visit the Kearns side of the family! It was great to see everyone at Uncle Gus and Aunt Linda's, including their 100" TV...I didn't even know they made them that big!!!

Friday morning we were up and off to Best Buy...thanks to Jake for waiting in line for us at some un-godly hour in the morning. Our first Christmas present to each other, a TV for our bedroom...not 100"! After picking that up we were off to Rochester, NY! That was not a fast six hours, but it was fun to ride through the snow! We arrived in time for Pontillo's pizza, of course Keith's request, and to play with the kiddos! We got to meet baby Olivia and she is PRECIOUS!! Kristin looks great, which three weeks after having a baby, gives me a lot to live up to!

Adorable Alex and Lyndsey!

Keith, (a natural Daddy, with Olivia) Heinz, and Kristin at the party!

Precious baby Olivia!

Saturday was errand running day with Kristin and Olivia! Uncle Keith was home with Alex and Lyndsey...the funniest part of the whole day was when we got home from our errands and I was changing Lyndsey's was on backwards...haha...good try Uncle Keith!! I think he is just going to have to have LOTS of practice with our little one when he or she arrives. :) Saturday night was the surprise party for Keith's dad. It was so fun and so great to be there! He was surprised to see us and it was just great to see their family and friends!

Sunday morning, 7:30 am, we hit the road for NC! Fingers were crossed we would be home by 7:00ish...well, how wrong we were! 14 1/2 hours later we FINALLY arrived back in NC!! What a LONG car ride! I mean, we're talking, breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the car. I think I am "fast food-ed out" for a LONG time!

It was a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for! We are so lucky that we got to see all of our family in such a short amount of time. :) If only we lived a little closer...

Baby Bump!

Well with week 15 in full swing, the belly is starting to poke out a little more each day! I feel like at night it just grows and grows and then shrinks back up for the morning. :) This picture was taken a week ago, but not a whole lot has changed since it was taken. Don't worry though, I'm sure it won't be too much longer before it is very OBVIOUS that there is a little peanut growing in there!