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Sept. 27, 2008 Visiting Sista Tune 19 weeks 2 days

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I had fun recently taking a trip to Portland to visit friends while Curtis helped a friend roof his house. I had fun getting to visit Tauna in her new apartment. She lived with Curtis and I for a school year and then enjoyed dorm living at Cascade College up until this year when she moved in with a couple friends to an apartment. We had some fun with her new Mac computer and all the photo options she now has to play with. We got some good laughs and included some of them below for you to see. I alwaysenjoy my time with her. It makes me wish I lived closer to the rest of our family. Me and Tune agreed that we both miss them very much. I'm hanging on to the hope that Curtis and I can make it down south for Thanksgiving.



Sept. 26, 2008 Rags and Max... 19 weeks 1 day

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Most of you know our 2 most companions, Rags & Max. They are Border Collie's Curtis and I got from the Estacada Border Collie Rescue and the Clackamas County Dog Shelter. They have turned out to be great additions to our family. We've had them both for almost a year now and as they've attached to us, we too have attached to them. They keep me great company (and protection) while I'm home alone at night when Curtis is at work. (You'll also see our kitten in one of the pictures who has grown to love the dogs too). I'm not too sure what they'll do when we add a baby to the family. They've proven to be quite "protectors" so it will be interesting to see how they react to a little one. Rags is our affectionate, lovable dog, always wanting a pet while Max seems to always know (at any time) where the ball, frisbee or anything else that can be thrown is. They've both done well around any kids we've had over-kids of all ages. If t…

Sept. 25, 2008 Visiting the Gants 19 weeks

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Curtis and I decided to spend some time in Eugene with a part of our family we love dearly: Brother-in-law Cory, Sister-in-law Lori, and nephews Zane (6), Luke (5 in a couple weeks!) & Cade (3). We always have a blast spending time with them. Curtis enjoys time with his brother, helping with projects and I enjoy time with Lori just chatting, catching up on life. Of course we both LOVE the time with the boys. They grow up way too fast.

Our camera bit the dust so Lori had fun snapping a few pictures with her camera. She emailed them to me so that I could share them with you....

I was sitting on the couch and Cade comes up to me, lifts up my shirt so that he could see my belly button, pokes it and says "There's the baby!" He must have done it at least five times. He's too cute.

Then, after dinner when we all had full belly's Luke had to see who's belly was the biggest. Each of the boys lifted their shirts to compare their belly's with mine. We were…

Sept. 24, 2008 Popping bubbles? 18 weeks 6 days

I just laid in bed this morning not wanting to get up. I felt small bubbles popping. It wasn't my stomach and I could differentiate between them and my heartbeat....I couldn't believe it...I was feeling my baby! I just laid there for awhile carefully feeling it move. So much excitement.

Sept. 23, 2008 Am I dreaming...? 18 weeks 5 days

While I was sleeping yesterday after getting off work that morning, I kept dreaming about this baby. I never remember my dreams, that's why it stood out to me so much. I would wake up excited inside; wanting to go back to sleep so I could dream again.

I remember the first one...I had delivered the baby in the shower. It wasn't painful at all. I scooped up the baby and the first thing I did was spread it's legs. It was a boy. Curtis walked in shortly after and was totally upset because he had missed it all-the birth of his first son. I told him "Don't worry Sweetie, just enjoy him right now. He's here to meet you.!" He was still totally bummed until he got to hold the baby boy in his arms. I woke up feeling like I really had just had my baby-my heart was so excited. I just laid there.

Then I dreamed that Curtis would always be thinking about how I and the baby were doing while he was outside working on projects. He would come inside all the time …

Sept. 15, 2008 An early morning post 17 weeks 4 days

I'm at work and it's currently 2:40am. The night's gone by fairly quickly which is always nice. It's hard to keep awake when all the patients are sleeping and the ER is slow.

This baby is crowding me out more and more each day! I know I don't even know what being big is yet. I just feel like I grow an inch everyday. I kinda wish I would have taken measurements of my wasit prior to getting pregnant and then throughout the pregnancy. I need to have Curtis take some pictures-It'd be nice to be able to post them so mom and dad can see my belly grow.

I told Auntie Lori that I'm sure 'd eventually want the baby to stop kicking once I started feeling it in the ribs. She said no, she never got sick of feeling her boys move...just didn't enjoy the times the baby decided they needed to kick really hard in the direction of her heart (o:

Sept. 11, 2008 Starting to show... 17 weeks

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Curtis was gone at work and I had kept telling myself days before that I needed to start taking belly pictures since I've really felt like I've been showing these last couple days. I set up the camera myself and snapped quite a few until I found one I liked (that I hadn't cut my head off in!). The pictures are taken in the room I'll eventually use for all the baby "stuff". I'm going to keep it as our guest bedroom and just designate 1/2 of it as space for the baby. Right now I have the cradle I found on Craigslist in the bedroom. I fell in love with it after seeing the ad online. It will go in our bedroom in order to have the baby close during the night. It's all wood and I just thought it fit our home perfectly. You can kind of see it in the picture...that's what I get for trying to take the pictures myself (o: