Wednesday, June 30, 2010

17 wks update

I was 17 weeks yesterday.

I've been feeling the baby move a lot today. This is really neat and makes me oh so happy.

My calves and feet have been on the verge of cramping for like the last 3 days now. Thankfully no real charlie horses yet.

My face does not have a glow. It has many bumps.

On the sick note, I got sick Friday and Saturday.

Patrick and I are going to a concert tonight on the waterfront. It's a beautiful day!

Patrick likes the name Nadia for a girl. He told me to think about it. My immediate response is/was NO. I feel like if we named our kid Nadia her name would stand out weird from all our other kids names. I mean the names I tend to like are: Noah, Abigail, Canaan, Ruth, James, Isaac... Nadia (sounds weird huh).

p.s. you better agree with me! this is my blog and I'm pregnant!

Happy 50th Mom!

June 30th 1960 my momma was born. I think she's the best looking 50 year old I've ever seen. Saturday all the family got together to surprise her with dinner. All her children and their spouses and children were there along with her mom. Dinner was great, but getting to be with all my family to celebrate our great mom and her life was even better. I've written before of how much my mom has taught me. I am thankful for her faithful life as a godly wife, mom, and grandmother.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Dispicable Me

I know that is the name of a movie coming out, but today its how I feel about myself.

I say this with a little bit of jest, but also kind of truthfully:) Here's why.

Lately I have been extremely anxious to find out what this little baby inside of me is. BOY OR GIRL??? I really want to know. Every time some one asks me how far along I am I pretty much know that the next question is "Do you know what you're having?"

I think the closer I get to finding out the more and more anxious I will be. It's not like I'm losing sleep over this or anything, I just want to find out SOON because I want to start thinking of names and making baby stuff and trying to think of a way to decorate the nursery.

A few girls at church have mentioned that they were able to get free ultrasounds at the local crisis pregnancy center and found out early the gender of their baby. I have been told that they occasionally need pregnant women to practice the ultrasounds on. (I don't know maybe for training newbies or something) So I thought I'd give it a shot. Thankfully I called first.

When I called the lady who answered said she had never heard of them doing "practice" ultrasounds. She said that if I needed to come in and have a free pregancy test I could do that and then if there was any question as to how far along I was, they'd do an ultrasound. I thanked her and said I had just been curious and that was all.

She then probably thought I was some middle school girl who got pregnant by her boyfriend and was afraid to tell people and was now just backing out of it. She proceeded to ask me if I knew that I was pregnant and if so how far along. I told her I was 16 1/2 weeks. She then asked if I had a Dr. I do. She asked if I had any reason to believe there was something wrong with the pregnancy.... I felt awful at this point and just wanted to tell her "No I have a good dr. I'm sure I'm pregnant and have no reason to believe anything is abnormal with my pregnancy. I just wanted to use your great services to find out a little early what the gender of my baby is. I know I'm dispicable. I'm sorry. I'll never do it again. I'll wait another month and just find out at my dr apt."

On a happier note, I have been feeling the baby more:)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bath Time

Kirby got his first real outside bath tonight. He was getting pretty stinky. I brushed him and then Patrick did the bathing while I swept the inside of our house.


Where I work, I open a lot of mail. I always try to find fun stamps to cut off for one of my coworker's kid. I randomly come across Christmas postage and it makes me smile. I get all excited when I think of Christmas time and us having a newborn around.


I was 16 weeks yesterday!

We went and saw Toy Story 3 yesterday. Very cute! I almost cried. The theater's sound was messed up though and the music would drag when it got slow. This made it a little harder to get emotional at the right parts because the music sounded so awful. Patrick and I couldn't keep from laughing.

It's Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gibson Wedding

Here's a taste from this weekend. I had a good time shooting their wedding. Not going to lie, it was a little stressful. In the end I think they turned out ok. Ryan and Tori were very relaxed and fun to shoot. After looking at all the ones I've uploaded, I've realized Ryan is in very few of these, sorry Ryan, your bride is prettier than you.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

On My Mind

**This is going to be a random post of what I've been thinking and doing lately. It may not be grammatically correct (really, when is my blog ever grammatically correct???), don't judge me.**

Is it really June 17th??? This year has flown by for me. We are going to have a baby in 6 months and that blows my mind.

The Celtics and the Lakers play tonight. I mean I want the Celtics to win, but really I'm just glad it's over TONIGHT!! How many weeks have the playoffs been going on now? 10?? We have had lots of boys over periodically through these games. I'm fine with them coming over. I enjoy it much more that they are at my house, than Patrick being gone late to someone else's house. It's just that I feel like a lousy hostess when halfway through the game I leave to go to my room and go to bed. I mean really 9 is way to late to start a bball game. Any way.

I haven't been sick since Monday. Praise the Lord!

I'm helping a friend shoot a wedding this weekend. I'm really excited about this. It will be my second wedding. I'm helping this friend because she is 36 weeks pregnant. I figured she would appreciate the extra help and time off her feet and I'd love the experience. The bride and groom are lots of fun and I hope we are able to portray that in the photos. Along with being excited, I am nervous. I always fear that something will go wrong. I'll somehow delete all the photos or miss a special moment, the list goes on. Thankfully I am only the back up photographer and don't have as much pressure on me. I'm wondering if I should rent a flash for the reception?? Also, I think it is really hard to know what to wear when you are shooting a wedding. The last wedding I did, I wore heels and all black. HEELS and a 10hr day on your feet don't work!!! Also, all black in the sun is not very fun either. I'm trying to figure out what to wear. I need dressy but comfortable. Suggestions welcome.

Not only am I excited about the wedding, I'm excited to see my family. Most of my siblings and parents will be there along with the majority of my niece's and nephews.

In book club this week we read about Sarah Edwards. I was really challenged by her life. She was an amazingly godly woman who was marked by good deeds. Her good deeds were not out of wanting to make a name for herself but wanting to honor the Lord and serve others. After reflecting on her story and how my life compares, I was very convicted. I often serve and do things to promote myself and not the Lord. I find the mundane things of life to be boring. I can be lazy in doing things around the house. I often grumble and complain about chores and even more often leave them half done. This is not a life marked by service unto the Lord. I was also encouraged/challenged that when I do these I am not only serving the Lord but freeing up Patrick to honor the Lord in his duties which right now include studying and reading and writing papers.

Sarah Edwards was also a remarkably mature woman at a very young age. I am young and will be a young mom, I pray that I grow to be mature in the Lord and grounded in the truth of the gospel.

The other day Patrick and I were outside; I was reading on the porch and he was pulling weeds. I found myself just admiring how hard of a worker he is and how very thankful I am that the Lord has given me such a great husband. I have found my love for Patrick growing more and more recently.

Talk about things growing recently, my belly! I was sitting at work yesterday and was shocked as I looked down as saw my pooch. I took a picture and sent it to my sister. Would you like to see??

I'm reading Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and I am hooked.

All done. Have a happy Thursday!

Monday, June 14, 2010

15 weeks tomorrow

I went to the doctor today for my regular check up. Everything looks good. Baby's heart beat was in the 150's. Always so sweet to hear the swooshing of that machine. It warms my heart. There aren't really any signs that I'm pregnant when you look at me and so having that little confirmation is nice.

My blood pressure was 101/52 which is low I know. But my bp is always that low.

I also gained a pound. I would have sworn that I had gained at least 3 more but I guess not. I think I may have lost that one pound on the way home though. That's right. Monday's just don't seem to be my good days:) After one good week. I'm sick again.

I have had a song stuck in my head by Mandy Mann all day. Its a song from Psalm 103 (I think).
Praise the Lord O My Soul, Praise the Lord
All my inmost being praise his name!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

John Luke is growing

Our friend's Brian and Jenny now have a one month old. Little John Luke is a growing boy. We had dinner with them last week and were able to steal a few quick shots. I can't wait till our little one is here and they can play together.

Memorial Day

I know this is late, but I want to remember it, so I'll post it however late I want.
Our friends from church had a Memorial Day cookout at their house and invited a lot of friends from church. It was great to get to hang out and enjoy good conversations as well as good food. And be entertained by tons of little kids. Everyone there had a child or was pregnant with their first. It's funny how you go through the different stages of your life. A year and a half ago it was the newly married stage. Everyone we met (k most everyone we met) were newly married. Now its baby season and everyone is popping out the babies. Here are a few pics of the babies from that day.
A few of these mommas have great blogs as well. Check them out.