Showing posts from December, 2008

Dec. 30th, 2008 My first baby shower 32 weeks 5 days

My aunt Lisa threw my first baby shower for me. It was such a special evening as I saw many friends that I hadn't seen in quite awhile. It also brought to life the reality that yes, I will soon have a son in my arms that will use all this stuff people are giving me! People said that once I had a baby shower, it would become more real to me that I will actually have a son soon. They were right! It's almost unbelievable that I'll have a little one that fits all these small socks, hats and onsies. Many of my friends from the Portland area were there. Most either have one or two small children. We had fun with all their babies! (you can see them all in the baby-line-up pic!). The other pics are of my Aunt Lisa (left) and aunt Carol (right), me with my gift assistant cousin Syd, and the soon to be proud grandma (my mom).

Dec. 27th, 2008 Christmas a little late... 32 weeks 2 days

Because Curtis and I both had to work on Christmas day, we celebrated a little later. The fun part was having my aunt carol and two cousins Syd and Addi come from Washington to spend the day with us as well. I had happened to run into some old friends before mom and dad came into town-a girl mom used to babysit when I was little and her mom. The last time I had seen them was 5 years ago at our wedding (to the's our 5th anniversary!). They actually live just down the road from Curtis and I and were able to stop by for a visit. It was great to see them. There's a pic of me, my sisters and Amy-the girl we spent many hours playing with while mom babysat. The other pics are of Curtis, I and our dog Rags and me, Syd and Addi. I am so blessed with the family and friends that I have! Can't wait for my son to meet them all.

Dec. 24th, 2008 How big is she? 31 weeks 6 days

My sister Mel and her husband Thomas came into town the 18th for Christmas. They came a couple days before mom and dad showed up and it was nice to spend time with just the two of them as they stayed at our house. I had seen my family at Thanksgiving but my belly has changed quite a bit over the last month. Mel had to get out the measuring tape to see just exactly how big I was. It was pretty hillarious, her trying to measure me. She'd make silly comments that would make me laugh and so she'd take in the measuring tape and tell me he was shrinking. You can see in the two pictures where my stomach looks a lot smaller while I was laughing at her. It was a great sister bonding moment. (o: She then told me she had a great, unique idea for a picture. She proceeded to lay on the floor with the camera, her head underneath my belly. I was perplexed at what exactly she thought she was going to do. She pointed the camera upwards and took the picture you see...pretty funny I th

Dec. 20th, 2008 Does he hear me? 31 weeks 2 days

We got to see Curtis' cousin Kyle and his little girl Victory (she tells me she's 4 and 3/4 old-her birthday is Feb. 10th) today for breakfast at our house. She hadn't seen me pregnant yet and was very intrigued with the fact that I had a little baby "in there". I told her that we knew he was a little boy. She looked at me for a long time and said, "Does he know how to hear?" I told her that, as a matter of fact, he can hear voices and asked her if there was anything she wanted to say to him. She wanted to sing to him, and then immediately started serenading him with "Twinkle, twinkle little star". When she was done she said, "Can he see me too?" I told her not quite yet; that she had to wait until he was born. She said "Then can I hold him when he's born so that he can see me?!" She's quite cute. I'll post three pictures. The first is of Victory with her daddy Kyle. The second is a picture of family aroun

Dec. 18th, 2008 Every 2 weeks... 31 weeks

I had a doctor's appointment today. The fun thing was that Mel was in town and got to come with me. It's crazy how time flies but my appointments are every 2 weeks now instead of ever four. Sooner than I know it they'll be every week and time! Not that I'm really looking forward to laboring, but I'm just so excited to finally see him. They gave me my rhogam shot this appointment. My blood type is O negative. Just in case the baby's blood turns out to be a positive blood type, the rhogam prevents any complications in having future children after my blood and my baby's blood mix during this baby's birth. His kicks continue to grow stronger and stronger. The other day I don't think he rested for a couple days! I woke up during the middle of the night...he was still moving. It reassures me that he's alive and well in there (o: I also learned that I may have been experiencing the Braxton Hicks contractions without even knowing it