Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halfway through!!!! :-)

Well this week I am 20 weeks pregnant!!!! :-) I can't believe I'm halfway there. This pregnancy is going by soooo fast, which I don't mind really because I'm so anxious to hold my little girl. We have decided to name her Anna, but can't decide on a middle name. I need to get her room ready and start hanging up her little collection of pink clothes that have started to accumulate in our home. :-)

Here is a picture of me at 18 weeks :-)

I'm feeling pretty good. Doc had to put me on blood pressure medicine because it was getting pretty high, but it's doing alot better now, however the medicine makes me a little more tired. Fortunately my 2 year old still naps and I have a wonderful 5 year old little boy that lets me rest when my 2 year old is napping... so that helps out a lot.

My wonderful husband has been off work since June due to a neck issue. He had surgery a little over a month ago and just got the news he will be returning to work next week. :-( I know he needs to get back to work and our family needs to get back into a normal routine, but I have LOVED having him home. He helps me out soooo much and we have really gotten so much closer these past few months. I am really going to miss him when he goes back.

The boys grandpa and grandma donna came to visit a few weeks ago to watch Samuel play soccer and we went to a pumpkin patch while they were here. We had a lot of fun. :-)

Here is samuel and his friend Teegan at his soccer game

Grandpa before leaving even got to take Joseph to school :-)

So thankful for the blessing of family in our lives!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

It's a GIRL!!!!

Most of the people who read my blog are also on my facebook but for those that aren't I wanted to share some great news with all of you! We found out today that we are expecting our first baby girl!

As most if not all of you know I have 3 boys and a stepson, so pink and lace are not seen around my home..... until now! :-)

Today as Mike and I were in the ultrasound room, looking at our beautiful baby on the screen, we couldn't wait for the technician to tell us what our baby would be.... and she looked at me (knowing I had 3 boys) "Do you really want me to tell you" and I of course said "YES!" and she said "you are having a little girl!" My hands went immediately up to my face in disbelif as tears fell from my eyes.... My whole life would be different... not that boys don't change your life, but that adding this little girl would make our every day life..... different. Instead of just star wars and G.I. Joes... we will have barbies and dolls..... instead of just wrestling on the floor... we will now have tea parties.... and it just made me smile uncontrollably. My husband stood there awestruck... and so happy. Although I think he is thinking of when she is 15 and boys are calling... lol :-) We have plenty of time to prepare her that she wont' be dating until she is at least 30... :-)

I LOVE my boys and can't imagine my life without them and now I know I will feel the same way about my daughter.... wow... daughter... I thank God for blessing me with this little girl.... just as I thank God each day for the blessings of each of my boys....

My boys were so excited.... Here is a video I took of them when we told them it was a girl....

and a picture of them showing off their new sisters new clothes :-)

Now i have to distract them so the next 5 months go by quickly for them :-) :-)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

8 years..... sometimes it seems like yesterday....

8 years ago today..... I became a Mrs. :-)

Mike and I started dating April 28, 2001 and so we have actually been together for almost 10 and 1/2 years.... wow!

Mike and I have had our ups and downs, we have had to learn alot but I can honestly say I love him as much, if not more than when we got married. He strives hard to be the best Father, husband and man that he can be and he strives to walk with the Lord and lead our family in a way that would please God.

Our wedding day was a beautiful day, bright and sunny and the perfect temperature. I remember I wasn't nervous at all, just extremely excited. I had stayed with my mom the night before and a limo picked my mother, myself and my sister Kelly up and took us to the church about 45 minutes away. Then we proceeded to get our hair done, get dressed, pictures.... and then.... the best part of all... I got to walk down the aisle and marry my best friend!

I love you Mike!! Happy Anniversary!! I love where we are at 8 years later :-) and I can't wait to see what the next 8 hold for us :-)