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Oct. 30th, 2008 Excited cousins... 24 weeks

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It's hard to believe I'm already 24 weeks...the time passes so quickly. I had a great time hanging out this week with my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and three nephews while all of our husbands were on their annual elk hunt. We make it our annual "girlie" get together when the boys are gone. It's always so much fun.

The minute I saw my nephews Cade was interested in saying hello to his future cousin. He lifted my shift up, pointed at my bellybutton and said "Me see your baby!" Way too cute. Mom had to eventually remind all the boys that the belly they wanted to see was Aunt Melissa's belly and that they needed to ask permission before lifting my shirt up (o: Cade thinks my belly button is one of the baby's toes.

Sister-in-law Lori was also excited to feel him move. Of course, he'd quite down and hide away whenever she'd try and lay her hands on him. I told her soon he'll be big enough he won't have the room to hide from her. She di…

Oct. 25th 2008 Going to work...23 weeks 2 days

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I decided it was time for another belly shot. This time I was heading to work in my scrubs as Curtis took a picture. We were trying to catch "Rags" doing what he likes to do-pointing his nose up towards my belly and just resting it there as he waits for me to pet him. He a little interested in his brother playing ball right next to him so the picture only kind of catches his cuteness. So far all my scrub tops still fit...there's just a few that are a bit on the tight side (o:

Oct. 21st, 2008 Pumpkin Carving... 22 weeks 5 days

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Curtis and I are leading a Life Group through our church on Tuesday nights. It's the groups tradition to have everyone bring a pumpkin to carve as well as a treat to share....Lots of treats and lots of pumpkins were to be had! Although Curtis and I didn't go out a buy a large pumpkin I brought a few small ones from our garden. I enjoyed helping everyone else empty their "pumpkin guts" and seeds while Curtis decided to use his dremel tool on one of our small ones. I had no idea he was carving one...a special little pumpkin that would say "Boy". His original idea was to have 2 pumpkins stacked on top of each other, one saying "Boy" and the other "Gant". Unfortunately the dremel tool didn't work out as well as he would have liked. I'm attaching a picture of our entire group-I'm on the right holding our little pumpkin (although I should be holding my belly which feels like a little pumpkin right now!) (o:

Oct. 17th, 2008 "I felt you Daddy!..." 22 weeks 1 day

I'm sure if our little guy could speak he would have been excited to feel Dad's hand instead of Mom's. I lay my hands on my belly and feel his little jabs quite often but I'm also feeling them from the inside too. He's finally getting to the point where he's kicking hard enough for Dad to feel him. Last night I was tired and only felt like sleeping but he was more active than ever (probably the Jalepeno bread I had for dinner!). Curtis put his hand on my tummy and felt him for the first time. Definitely an exciting moment for me.

I'm still trying to get our ultrasound dvd posted for all of you to see. My computer illiteracy isn't helping much...keep posted.

Oct. 14th, 2008 What to name him? 21 weeks 5 days

I wanted to share an email I got from sister in law Lori. Her three boys were having fun thinking of names for their nephew. I got a kick out of it and figured you would too...I've got some awful cute nephews!

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Zane suggested (1) Leroy, and then (2)Hunter. He later added (3)Cole Gant.

Luke suggested (1) Dion, and then agreed with Zane on (2) Hunter. (They don't care the name has already been used by a cousin.) Luke also likes (3) I Love You Gant.

Cade likes (1) Cole. (He said, "Cole. Like me." Evidently he forgot his middle name is Roy, not Cole.)Then he changed it to (2) Jumper (the only catch with this name is Cade said it is for the dog that Melissa has in her tummy.)His last pick was (3)Goal. (When I read this back to the boys, Cade changed it to "Goal Tink Gant". He doesn't even know we have a Tink(er) in the family.) Cade changes quickly, now he says, "Goat Gant." And also recommended, "Coat Boat Gant". (I thin…

Oct. 13th, 2008 21 weeks 4 days

This little guy is active! I can feel him moving more now. Unfortunately his dad hasn't been able to yet but I know that day isn't too far away. I wanted to share the dvd we received from Diagnostic Imaging of our ultrasound. With my limited computer skills I haven't been able to figure out how to attach it yet. I'm hoping I can find someone that can show me how. I really wanted to share it with you especially, Mom and Dad. The only other ultrasound I had was at week 7 to confirm that I was actually pregnant. I go from seeing a little blob on the screen they labeled a baby to my 20 week ultrasound where every small body system was intact and a little boy was dodging the ultrasound tech's attempts at getting good pictures of him. And people say there isn't a God...I witnessed a miracle in my eyes. **Keep watching-hopefully I'll have the video up soon.

Oct. 6th, 2008 We're having a... 20 weeks 5 days

...BOY!!!!! We were very pleased to see a very healthy little baby on the monitor. He clearly let us see that he was a boy despite the fact that he's facing breech right now. All systems intact, his hands have fingers and his feet have toes, and his little heart was beating about 136bpm. He weighs in at approx 14 ounces so he's already almost hit a 1 pound (they said he measured a little bigger than what was expected for my due date). He was moving around quite a bit and kept putting his hands in front of his face while we were trying to get pictures. Curtis said "This little guy doesn't know he's got the wrong family; we're all mellow." We are so thankful that everything measures out fine and that things are progressing well. We get to go in for our 3-D ultrasound Nov. 21st.

Happy Birthday Mel (her birthday is today!), you're gonna be Auntie to a nephew!

Oct. 3, 2009 Thumper?... 20 weeks

Just this morning (the baby seems to be really active then) I noticed that feeling the baby has felt a little different lately. Before it felt like small bubbles popping inside of me. Now it's more like small "thumps". The baby's getting bigger & stronger...and Mommy's getting better at recognizing what she feels! Fun!!