Friday, December 26, 2008

The Prettiest Pink Room

Jonathan did the base coat of pink to cover the yellow.

Christopher did the glaze on the walls.

Chriss painted the flowers and butterflies. Sorry, David, we didn't get any pictures of you painting the stripes.

Here's the finished product!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The end (or beginning) is in sight

Things are coming right along in our household. We're both staying busy with work and preparing for Catherine. We're excited to have family come and visit us for Christmas too. Right now, Chriss and David are here. Chriss is painting away in the nursery with David's help. Christopher is on his way and will be here later this afternoon. I will post pictures of the room when they are finished. It is looking so cute. My parents will be here on Friday for the weekend. Both sides will have to turn around within the next few weeks and come right back.
I went to the doctor last week and he said that from the way I was looking and progressing that I was most likely to deliver early. But come on, who really knows. Today I went to the doctor and I am already 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. But that makes no difference to me because that just means I'm doing what I'm supposed to. Catherine is still moving every minute of the day and especially night. I have also started having Braxton hicks contractions. Fun times.
Ok, so this picture is from 35 weeks but I'm posting at 36 weeks. There probably isn't any difference.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

6 weeks and counting

Sorry again for not updating in a timely manner. It seems as though as the due date gets closer there is less time. And I'm sure that even after she's born there will be even less. Everything is still going well per the doctors. She's measuring right on track and there are no concerns thus far. I begin weekly visits to the dr starting next week until she arrives. I also plan on working up til I go into labor. Who knows how that will go since work is so demanding right now. I'm trying my best not to become too stressed.
Jonathan is working hard as well. He has been working on weekends due to all the military returning from overseas and others getting ready to deploy. He found out the day before we were to leave for Thanksgiving that he had to work instead. The holiday weekend was so different without him around.
We have the nursery almost prepared. We're waiting on the final painting touches during Christmas. I'll post pictures of the finished product. The car seats are halfway installed, clothes washed. Just a few things left on our list. We're definitely not ready as far as the house is concerned but ready to meet our baby girl.
Catherine is more and more uncomfortable as she doesn't have much room to wiggle anymore. Sleep is bad, breathing is hard, and it's hard to get up the stairs to this computer. But she's still kicking me as much as ever before, just a little more painful now.
Here's a picture of me today at 34 weeks. Sorry for the red nose. I've got a horrible cold right now.

Monday, November 17, 2008

9 weeks to go

I can't remember if we've been busy or just lazy!
We went to Lexington, KY one weekend to see friends again. They even had a baby shower for us. But we both enjoyed catching up with everyone. It was a refreshing weekend and got us ready to power through the next few months. We miss you all!
Jonathan has been working so hard and even on the weekends. I went to a military baby shower with 1000 other pregnant military wives. The community gave some nice presents to everyone and some really nice things to raffle off. I didn't win anything, not even the new car. I did meet some other women and hope to hang out with them soon though.
We are really enjoying the church we've found, Village Baptist. We have become involved with the Sunday School and will be care group leaders in the class and will join the church.
Catherine is kicking and moving as much as ever. She is not feeling too comfortable these days as she likes my right side especially up under my ribs. I am so blessed to have not had any problems thus far. I may have had some Braxton Hicks contractions but I'm still not sure. I have another dr appointment this week, and then every other week for a while. We plan on going to Somerset for Thanksgiving and then we're staying in NC until after she's born. Pray that this is God's plan too!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

3D and 4D ultrasound

Jonathan surprised me over the weekend with a trip to Wilmington. There he took me to an office that does 3D and 4D ultrasounds. It's so amazing to see Catherine's face and what she's up to inside. We have a video as well but I haven't figured out if I can download part of that or not. I'll do that as soon as I can! Enjoy our beautiful baby girl.

Sleeping propped on her elbow

Her legs crossed in front of her

Eyes open

Big yawn or cry

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Jonathan doing the dirty work.

First time carvers, Dana and Nam. The camera died after this so I didn't get pictures of everyone's pumpkins.

Our pumpkins on the front porch.

Jonathan's pumpkin

Elisabeth's pumpkin

Sorry for the delay

Things are picking up around our house lately. We've both been busy with work and we've also been to visit Jonathan's parents and had a baby shower while there. Everyone was so gracious with the gifts and we had a wonderful time. Catherine will be spoiled! A couple of ladies from Jonathan's office brought in quite a bit of baby clothes and we've been doing laundry for a while. We are so blessed to have such giving and caring people in our lives!

With all the UT fans there, my mother brought this gift down.

Cute booties on the cake for each person.

And here I am at almost 28 weeks.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The crib is in

Our crib was delivered today. It is beautiful too. Thank you so much Chriss and David for this gift. Pay no attention to the color of the room or anything in it right now. We still have a lot to do.

Sorry for being behind in the pictures. But this is 25 weeks and 4 days.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

24 weeks and 2 days

I wasn't feeling well earlier this week but I'm back to it now. We had a Dr. appt last week and it was just a check up. He said that everything looked good. Her heartbeat was in the 140s and she was moving around quite a bit. I have another appointment in a couple of weeks to do the sugar test. Yuck!
Here I am as of today.

Her first UK gear

The first thing that I bought for her when we found out she was a girl.

My parents bought this to bug Jonathan about "girly" stuff coming his way.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

22 weeks and growing

Not much to report on with the pregnancy. She's still moving, a lot. We did go and register at Babies R Us and Target. We'll get Walmart on the list too for those in Somerset. It was a bit overwhelming. But I had done my research and knew more about the products than the employees at Babies R Us.
We're settling into our jobs. Still looking for a church home. We pray that God shows us where He wants us soon. We sure do miss everyone!
Here I am at 22 weeks.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

She's a dancer

Things are going well for us. The baby is moving all the time. I almost have the times when she is most active down. I don't know if it's good or bad that she is really active when I'm going to bed. It is so amazing to feel and see her move. My belly can conform to various shapes when she nestles in a corner. Jonathan has been able to feel and see her move too.
Here I am at 21 weeks.