Wednesday, April 18, 2012

It's a..... GIRL

It is official.... we are having a baby girl! Little Emmalyn Grace is absolutely perfect! She was squirming around for such a long time I was SO worried we were not going to get a good shot of her. After about 30 minutes the ultrasound tech said "Oh yeah...that's a girl!"As happy as I would have been with a little boy, I couldn't quite get the idea of big bows, frilly dresses and lots of dance classes out of my head! I also LOVE that she will have two older brothers to look after her :) Life could not get any more perfect than it is right now.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I have always tried to be a blogger, but found after a few tries that I just didn't have enough to write about. I decided to give this one last go because.... we're having a baby! This is old news to everyone but I think I will start at the beginning anyway :) Mike and I decided it was time to expand our little family and a few days before Christmas we found out God was giving us a little one! We couldn't be more excited. We are 20 weeks (and 2 days) and are due on August 27th. Time sure is flying! Our 2 year wedding anniversary is in June but we decided to do a honey/babymoon last week to spend some alone time before the house fills up this summer! Mike left me clues the week leading up to our trip and when we finally landed in Phoenix, Arizona to get on our connecting flight.... I figured out we were heading to Seattle, WA!
Here is Mike in our rental car...with a complimentary ice scraper!
We ate lunch on the Space Needle 650 feet in the air
We rode a ferry into Forks...home of Twilight
We met some vampires while we were there....
Did some Outlet shopping
Hiked through a rainforest to get to........
The Pacific Ocean!

We had a great trip and I am so thankful to have a husband as thoughtful as Mike! Our baby is one lucky kid :) Here is this week at a glance...

How far along? 20 Weeks
Size of the baby? 6 1/2 ounces... and 10 inches from head to heel...the size of a banana!
Maternity clothes? I can still fit in most of my clothes but I do have to wear maternity or stretch pants!
Stretch marks? None that I have noticed yet!
Weight gained: At last appointment 10lbs... but that was almost 4 weeks ago!
Sleep: SO tired by the end of the day, but my regular energy is about back :)
Movement: Some days there is a lot and other days the baby likes to sleep...
Food cravings: Pizza and Yoo Hoo!
Gender/Names: Baby Emalynn or Noah
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In... I pray it stays that way for a while!
Wedding rings on or off? On
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach