Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Growing Fast

Addy and I are growing fast! I have been enjoying my daily walks with Carrie and Butterbean and I am hoping all of the perks I hear about exercising during pregnancy (easier labor, getting your body back faster) are not just rumors! My next doctor appointment is not for another two weeks but it is easier to wait in between appointments now that I can feel her kicking around every day. It is the most wonderful feeling to know that she is healthy and active!

Shirley and Kimon gave us our crib and we set it up on Friday night. Nick does not love my "photojournalism" but Butter doesn't seem to mind. :) I will put up some nursery pictures when we start painting after Easter.

In non-baby news, Nick and I had a wonderful weekend last weekend. We started our Saturday with a walk and lunch at McAllisters Deli. We went to Greg and Carrie's so Nick could help assemble a shed and I sat around with Kayla and Carrie. Nick and I went to Chris and Candice's housewarming party in the late afternoon and then had a late dinner with Ryan and Aubra. It is a blessing to have so many friends that we are able to spend time with.

I have Friday off (love being a teacher!) and I'm looking forward to sleeping in, getting some work done around the house and hanging out with my mom. Shirley is doing her usual big Easter celebration and although I'm sad John isn't coming home I am looking forward to seeing all of Nick's sweet cousins who will be in town. I can't help but think about how special next Easter will be when I get to buy a dress for Adalynn and enjoy being a family of 3!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Its a girl!

I want to start a blog so that our friends and family that are interested will be able to read what we are up to and see pictures as our family changes. Nick and I are due August 9 with a sweet baby girl! Last week was my spring break and we had our 20 week ultrasound. Wednesday night Nick and I were so excited about seeing the baby and finding out if it was a boy or girl that we stayed up until after 1 in the morning. We got up at 6:45 and went to our 8 am appointment. It took a few minutes but the doctor was able to tell us that we are having a girl! We could not be more excited! He was also able to reassure us that everything looked great and healthy with her. We even got a video of her kicking her little legs and moving her arms. We sat in our car for several minutes after the appointment texting the news to our whole families and our best friends. That afternoon we went to Target and Babies R Us to look at little girl things and then took a much needed nap! Her name is going to be Adalynn Jane.

We planned a special date for the day we found out if the baby was a boy or girl- we went to the Melting Pot for a delicious fondue dinner. It was so great to eat good food and talk about how excited we are for the future!

I have enjoyed looking a baby clothes (as have Addy's grandmothers Mimi (Shirley) and Grammie (Carol)) and we picked out a crib! I can't wait for her room to look like a baby is going to live there. Nick is looking forward to taking her to Aggie games and taking her hunting...

Addy is well on her way to having more clothes than her mommy! My friend Carrie is about 10 weeks pregnant and lives very close to me so we have started walking together after school. It will be funny this summer when we are both big. We will be the two huge pregnant ladies with their dogs, you can't miss us! It is very nice to have someone to walk and talk with and to know someone who will also need to lose some weight in a few months!