Thursday, October 30, 2008
Stella weighed 6 lbs 8 oz and measured about 19 inches long. She has a strong set of lungs and lets us know when she wants something but is adorable and tiny.
We are so thankful that God gave us this gift and are enjoying every day with her.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Oh and by the way.... the diapers, they are sooooooo small! I don't think it quite has hit me how small she will be, even though I know she can't be any bigger than my tummy (which seems to grow every night).
I can't wait to meet our little one. And she is almost here. I would love to have her on my Dad's birthday but it still may be a little too soon. We'll know on Tuesday!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Here is an updated picture of Richard and myself. I didn't quite realize how HUGE I've gotten in the past couple weeks! We were so excited to be enjoying temperatures in the 80's that we had to get out!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
We are at about 36 weeks. Stella will be considered full-term at 37 weeks but we're planning for her to hold off until after Mama arrives on the 21st. There is the possibility she might not come until after the 1st of November but I am hoping that by Halloween we'll have our little pumpkin!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
We are still trying to figure out some things about the nursery but at least we feel we are at a point that we are happy with. Our only big purchase that I feel needs to be made pretty soon is the Play yard with bassinet and changer. Unfortunately the one I want I waited too long to get and is no longer available. Everything else is just the small stuff.
We are planning to get the car ready this weekend with my bag and emergency stuff if my water breaks while in public (we don't want it to leak on the car, ewwww). We need to install the car seat and I need to get a couple of thing for the going home bag.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
These are new pictures of what we have done! Thank you to everyone who has sent gifts.
If you want to view the entire photo album, click on the link below (or copy & paste in the address bar).
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I only have six more weeks to go but I'm beginning to feel the desire for it to be much sooner. I know though that the longer she is in until closer to the time, the better it is for her so I will wait and see the doctor on Tuesday and just continue waddling around until then.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
1) Put together travel system and read about how to install car seat
2) Finish the other Precious Moments picture and begin hanging frames
3) Decorate Toy Box and Stool
4) Work on Changing Table
5) Mail out thank you cards
6) Take more pictures and post
I do have to do a couple of school things:
1) Update grades
2) Work on accreditation packets
3) Get recess equipment
4) Update Lesson Plans for rest of September
5) Work on Class Handbook for Substitute Plans
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I'm feeling okay, just getting tired throughout the day but our praise is the the heat is going down - it'll only be 98 on Thursday!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support. I can't wait to be able to send out the baby announcements and our Christmas cards spotlighting Stella, our little star!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
First Trimester: I look happy here with Richard and was just excited not to be throwing up at the time.
Second Trimester: I got to go to Georgia and visit with family and friends. I am beginning to look pregnant due to Maternity clothes which I must say are very comfortable.
Third Trimester: I am growing and the baby is getting stronger and stronger every day - this is at 32 weeks.
This was after I finished cleaning and moving things out. A week long project got the room looking good and empty to begin moving stuff in.
The frame is a collage of Precious Moments pictures that have been colored. I have other pictures I have finished and just need to frame to match. Then we'll decide where to hang them up.
We have finally started buying items for the room. Here is our crib. We are waiting for the mattress to be delivered and then will decide on bedding. Richard is also holding up a picture that I made from gift bags that were given to us.
Other Nursery Plans:
Now we need to get the bedding and hang up decorations.
We are going to decorate the toy trunk and stool in the room.
I am going to finish converting the desk into a changing table.
Richard is going to make letters to hang up Stella's name on the wall.
And there is sooooo much shopping left to do to get things organized. I can't wait until my mom comes to be able to help me decide!
We are thankful for everyone's support and prayers and are ready to welcome Baby Stella to our family in 8-10 weeks!