Wednesday, September 29, 2010

36 Weeks and Progressing!

Layne, I dedicate this baby bump picture to you! I forgot to take one this morning and she insisted that I put one up :o)

It was great to see Brody today! This is a picture of his profile- I wonder who he will look like?

Here's his face and to be honest, you are probably looking at Brett the III! Hunter is a spitting image of Brett and so I am assuming this one will be too!

Another profile picture, only the umbilical cord is going over his mouth like a moustache! Can you see it? At one point in the ultrasound he was asleep with his hand behind his head! Maybe it's a sign that he likes to relax!

My appointment went well and I go back next week! She wants to do another ultrasound in two weeks. He measured a little small, but she said she's not too concerned, she just wants to see his growth then. He weighs 5 pounds, 12 ounces and that puts him in the 38th percentile-not too far from average. She said he will probably be small like Hunter. And I know she's not worried because as I was leaving, she said if you go into labor, I'll see you tonight because I won't stop it!!! I am progressing, but not packing my bags quite yet! Keep praying for us!

Also, I don't know who all reads this, but we have an extra prayer request. Viv's ( Brett's mom) dog Coal is not doing well. He has been having some health issues and has been diagnosed with severe kidney disease. He is starting to have some other problems as well. I know this is hard on her and the more prayers the better!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

35 Weeks

I had a doctor's appointment today and everything looks great! While she was checking the heart rate, Brody was kicking up a storm! It's so neat to hear his heart and his movements. He is a very active baby during the day!

Whoa BABY! I feel like all of the sudden, my belly has popped out! Gorgeous picture- I know! Yes, I chopped my head off in the picture, but be happy I even posted one! It's a million degrees here-can someone mention to the weather/mother nature that it is FALL, not summer?! Also, Hunter had preschool today and guess what?!?!

He had a PERFECT daily report!!! He was also the blessing leader, but in the notes section you can see that he did not eat any lunch! Too funny! He is a very picky eater and usually has two good meals a day and I guess lunch wasn't one of them today! I got his lunch out in the car and he gobbled it up-late afternoon snack is what we will call it!

So, for perfect behavior we stopped at Dairy Queen for some ice cream! It was a perfect treat on this HOT day! I'm a very proud mommy!

I have an ultra sound next week so I will be sure to post pictures of Brody! I'm now going to the doctor once a week and he will be here before we know it! We can't wait to meet the little guy!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hunter's in Preschool!

It's official- Hunter is in preschool! And there is no question about it, I'm the one having the harder time with it! I had my first emotional breakdown of the pregnancy last week when I dropped him off on Thursday! When I picked him up, the teacher told me he had a little bit of a rough day, which only added to my emotions. I was a basket case as the week went on and was dreading yesterday! Good news though- he had a GREAT day!!! Now I can stop giving myself and Brody heart attacks on Thursdays! They worked on the letter B and I received my first artwork for the fridge!

Who knew glued on cotton balls in the shape of a B could be so special?! I am a very proud mommy and plan to continue to show off his artwork!

I'm now (well tomorrow) 34 weeks along! I guess at my last doctor's appointment, she put things into perspective for me! At 36 weeks, if I go into labor, she will NOT stop it! I know this sounds a bit dramatic, but if I go into labor in two weeks, we will have a baby!!! Did I mention his nursery is still a hodge podge, catch all room?! We are going to start working on his room this weekend and I will post pictures when it's complete!

Brody now weighs around five pounds and is about twelve inches long, which is the size of a loaf of bread (head to rump), plus an additional five inches or more in legs! I have an ultrasound in two weeks and I can't wait to see the little guy! I will post pictures of him too! Keep praying for our growing family!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Madisonville Sprinkle!!!

I went home this past weekend to Madisonville for my first baby sprinkle! With your second baby you don't need a shower, you need a sprinkle! Get it?! Too cute! My best friends from high school all got together with their mom's and planned a wonderful party in honor of Brody!

The yummy food the girls worked hard on! There wasn't much left by the end of the night!

More food-the way to a pregnant girl's heart! And the delicious Welcome Brody cupcake cake!

In the middle of opening gifts, I realized that I wasn't having anyone take pictures! I only got a few snapshots, but this is one of the best- a UK onesie, UK hat, and UK socks for Brody! Brett loved it- NOT! He is a die hard VOLS fan! I love it!!!

And of course, by the time I realized I hadn't taken a picture with the girls, Layne had already left! Oops! Now, let me add that this was the first day I was swollen! I don't know if he was laying on a vein that night, but I felt huge and uncomfortable! It doesn't help either that I had stuffed myself full of food :o) Also, they tell you not to wear horizontal stripes because they make you look wide, but I think you can get away with it when you're pregnant!

I really appreciate everything you all did for me and for all of Brody's gifts! We love you all so much and I know he is going to have four fabulous Aunt's!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Birthday, Eight Months, and Labor Day Weekend!

My 27th birthday was this past Saturday and it was wonderful! I went shopping Friday night with my Mother-In-Law and went out to eat. Saturday, Brett surprised me with my gifts- he told me to buy new clothes when I went shopping with his Mom, but he had a few tricks up his sleeve! He spoils me rotten!!!

He bought me a Flip Video, which we have been looking at purchasing for a while. It's a video camera that fits inside my purse and can record up to three hours! It's great to have for when we are on the go, especially since we will have Brody soon and I don't want to miss anything! The other great feature is that you can connect it straight to your computer and send videos via email! I'm so excited to be able to do this for all of my friends and family in Kentucky!

Brett also sent me flowers for my birthday! I LOVE getting flowers and it was such a surprise! He is wonderful to me and I love him very much!

My birthday was also a special day for another reason! It marked the eighth month of my pregnancy! I feel as big as a house now and this picture is terrible-I look like I'm about to sneeze!! Brody is now the size of a small watermelon and is practicing swallowing, sucking, and breathing!

We had a great Labor Day Weekend and we were able to spend some time with our friends on Sunday! We went out on the river on our friend's boat and watched an awesome fireworks show! Of course, since it was late, we had to make a stop at the Waffle House on the way home!

Hunter starts preschool on Thursday and I don't even want to think about it! I'm so excited for him, but it makes me want to cry! I can't believe he is old enough to be going! Say some prayers on Thursday morning because I know I will be crying as I pull away from the church!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Having "bucket" loads of fun!!!