December 16, 2008

Ice Storm

I thought this was the perfect day to blog. We had really icy weather last night and school was canceled today! I made my way out to the grocery store this morning and it took me a good long while to make it there. The roads are pretty bad! I made it safely and was excited to return home to start making Irish Cream. We give this to our friends each Christmas.
I am feeling good! Tired and hungry. The sickness stage is over past 13 weeks so I am very lucky to say I never once got sick! My pants are no longer fitting. I have not shopped for maternity pants yet -I'll save that adventure for a later date :o)
I fly out on Sunday December 21 to go to Lubbock! I will spend Christmas there and return to McKinney the 29th. Adam will join us in Lubbock on Christmas Eve. He is driving and bringing Bella along. All of the places to board dogs were booked! We called 4 or 5 different businesses. No luck. We will enjoy her company and I think Roxy (Carter's boxer) will have fun playing with her at Mom and Dad's.
Last time I wrote I mentioned that my team did not know about my being pregnant. Well they now know and the staff at my school knows as well. My principal told the staff at our Holiday Christmas party last Wednesday after school. She said there was a new colt on the way (the colts are our school mascot). She said if that's you stand up. So I stood in front of all the staff and everyone cheered. Lots of hugs and conversations about how I was feeling, the due date, etc. I will tell my class on Friday- possibly earlier. They are very good at picking up on these sorts of things. A couple of them overheard another teacher telling me congratulations and they asked why she said that to me. I told them I would tell them Friday what early Christmas gift Santa brought me!!
We are not finished Christmas shopping yet! I feel like we should be. We still have a couple more people to finish up on Saturday.
Hope everyone is well and has a very Happy Holiday! Our next blog will be around the 30th of December, our next doctor's appointment!

November 25, 2008

Squirmy Strawberry

This week the baby is being compared to a strawberry due to it’s size. In the last picture he/she looked like a gummy bear. I am sure when born, I will be thanked for always referring to the baby as food. It only fits, since that is all I dream and think about! I woke up on Sunday morning wanting biscuits and gravy. In the past week I have had 2 dreams where biscuits and gravy were the focus. Hmm? Adam drove me to Market Street where I was happy to get my biscuits and gravy! Adam has been great! Two nights ago I woke up annoyed, threw the covers off and he asked “Are you hungry, or do you need to go to the bathroom?” I was hungry, so he went to the kitchen for me and got me milk and Oreo cookies. Last night he attempted a new pancake recipe! They tasted yummy, but for some reason were sticking to the pan and wouldn’t flip, they were not the best looking pancakes…..he got an A+ for effort!

This afternoon we were so excited to hear the baby’s heartbeat! When we got to the doctor she weighed me…gained 5lbs. already, and measured me and then asked if I was feeling okay and said we’ll see you in 4 weeks! I looked at Adam who made this appointment his lunch break but with no food, then asked her why we weren’t going to hear the heartbeat today. She said it was too early but if I wanted to we could try to find it. Of course! So we listened and all we heard was a very squirmy baby. Dr. Sara laughed and said he/she must be doing summersaults. There was A LOT of movement. But still too small to hear the heartbeat. Our next appointment is not until December 30. Wish I had pictures to post :( According to insurance we only get 2 sonogram pictures. So the next picture taken will be at 18-20 weeks to find out gender- if visible., watch the heartbeat, etc. Looking forward to that! From the sound of it the baby can’t sit still like his/her dad, and both the grandpa’s :)

November 16, 2008


We finally understand how to build a blog! Adam is very technologically savvy, good thing for that. As you are all aware, we are very excited to be expecting our first baby! Some of our friends began blogs and we thought this was a great way to keep family and friends updated on what's going on, pictures, etc. Our second doctor's appointment was last Tuesday 11/11 at 3:00. Co workers at my school do not know what's going on yet, but no one is questioning all of these appointments I'm having! They will find out after Thanksgiving break- which is in 5 days exactly!! I need a break from the 18 kiddos. Time to catch up on sleep and be able to eat what I want, when I want. I am having a hard time packing my lunches. I will pack everything in sight since I don't know what will sound good at 11:00 and then I am usually hungry again around 1:00. Adam has never seen me eat so much! Here is a picture of our last visit to Dr. Sara. Very blurry. We aren't sure where the head is but the baby is nice and cozy up in the corner. Our next appointment is on November 25, we will post more pictures then!