Tuesday, October 27, 2009

best weekend ever!

we had an awesome anniversary getaway weekend. we spontaneously decided to leave on thurday evening instead of friday morning. we got to a happy little holiday in express in newport at about 11pm. we got some rest and didn't have to wake up crazy early to drive to newport, which was great! we ate breakfast and headed to the aquarium. we had such a fun day! we made 2 good loops through the aquarium and stopped to see the piranhas, otters, and penguins eat and we fed the lorikeets (which i was not a fan of!). by 3 i was ready to leave so we headed to west chester to check into our other hotel. we ate dinner at pf changs (my favorite!) and ate a lot! lettuce wraps, sweet and sour chicken, crispy honey chicken, brown rice, and mini desserts. after dinner we made a loop through ikea (my other favorite!) and then headed back to the hotel to snuggle the night away. we caught most of juno on hbo and slept like babies again.
saturday morning we had breakfast and spent our day at ikea. we got lots of fun things for baby j and some fun things for our parts of the house too. sunday my sweet niece and her momma and daddy participated in family dedication at church so mom and dad came down and it was another great day! monday morning adam and i were so sad to leave each other after our great long weekend together. here are just a few pictures from the weekend.
our sweet little family of 3. (baby update to come...saturday hopefully, but monday at the latest)

adam's favorite part of the aquarium was the sharks...although you may not be able to tell from this picture :)

i got to pet a starfish! and sharks! but this is the starfish.

adam feeding the lorikeet. he didn't mind it. i did!

baby j's first piece of furniture! we have the room completely cleaned out now, except stuff that will be in there for him/her.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

happy (my) friday!

all week adam and i have been looking forward to this day! it is our friday for the week! tomorrow morning we will leave for our (2 week early) anniversary getaway! we are so excited to getaway from bg for a couple of days and to just be together. so tomorrow morning we will head toward cincinnati with a stop in newport to visit the aquarium. i have never in my life been to an aquarium...unless you count walking through the aquarium restaurant in nashville (which i do not). after our fun day of penguins and lorikeets and fishies of many types, we'll head to west chester and eat at pf changs and then head to our happy little room at the hampton inn. saturday morning we will wake up (without an alarm) and eat our hotel breakfast and make the .5 mile trip down the road to....you guessed it! IKEA! :) we will get lots of happy things for our new house and for our new baby! a recap of the weekend is to come.

then next week, that is right-NEXT WEEK we find out what our baby is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (pending the cooperation of baby j).

Monday, October 12, 2009

insurance update :)

after a fun weekend camping with adam's family, we returned to our happy little home in alvaton. upon arrival, i asked adam to get the mail. he returned with a letter from guidestones (a place where employees of a southern baptist church are able to recieve insurance coverage). after reviewing my application, they have APPROVED me for medical coverage!!!!!!! we won't go into debt to deliver our sweet baby!!!!!! praise the Lord!!!! :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

week 15 update

i got this from another blog. this is how i will give baby updates.

how far along: 15 weeks and 2 days :)

total weight gain/loss: there is definitely a gain, but i'm trying not to look when they weigh me at my appointments, cause i don't really want to know!

maternity clothes: nope, cause i don't have any, but unless my bottoms are elastic waisted, i have to wear my belly band.

stretch marks: nope.

sleep: not sleeping great at night. i always sleep great on the couch for naps, but as soon as its time for bed sleep is no longer good.

best moment this week: heard baby j's heartbeat for the second time.

movement: as i've never been pregnant before, i can't be sure, but i think i am feeling little movements.

food cravings: i crave eating out. funny, i know. i don't want anything i cook, except sometimes chili or taco soup. i hate looking at raw meat!

gender: we will find out (pending cooperation of baby) on october 30!!!

name: we have a girl name and a boy name and we reveal the name when we know what the baby is.

labor signs: thankfully, no.

belly button in or out? in

what i miss: sleeping well, head ache free head, and painfree upper back.

weekly wisdom: each day that i carry this sweet babe is a gift from God alone. even in the midst of crappy sleep and nausea, i praise Him for creating this child!

milestones: i thought i was over my morning (read-all day) sickness....but then it came back :)

please continue to pray for our sweet baby j. dr. d told me this week that he recommends that i get a seasonal flu and h1n1 vaccine. i don't want to. but i'm going to.