Sunday, January 28, 2007

32 Weeks and Counting....

As the days are decreasing, that darn number on the scale keeps increasing.... I can't seem to figure it out. This week I went to the Dr. (gained 4 more pounds in 2 weeks) and she scheduled an induction date of March 19th. Wow... hearing that date makes it all that more real to both Richard and I. I requested a date so that our families could be here and luckily she was fine with it so 7 Weeks from tonight I will be in the hospital getting ready to explode, I'm sure, in more ways than 1.

I've been saying for months now that I am so ready for her to get here just so I can meet her and touch her (and also to be more comfortable) but really there are so many things about being pregnant that I have really loved. I love feeling her move around. I feel so connected to her and I just love feeling her respond to my laughter and movement. There are so many things that I find myself wondering about.... Does she like the sounds of our voices? Does she like it when we sing to her? Does she think we're weirdos? So much to think about and worry about in the days to come so please continue to pray for us as we prepare for this new chapter in our lives. We are so excited but very overwhelmed at the same time.

We got a 3-D ultrasound a few weeks ago and here are a couple of the images we got... I think she's gonna be a cutie (and very active)!!


The beginning of the nursery transformation has officially begun. We finished painting the bubblegum pink room last week and I have a couple checked off the list. I'm a little stressed because the bed and glider are not supposed to be in till the week she is born so keep your fingers crossed that they will get here on time. We have much more that has to be done to make sure that the princesses room is perfect so I'll be posting as we complete each task.

"Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you
were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of love." - Maureen Hawkins
Bring on the PINK!!

Over Christmas I was given 2 showers for Finley. They were both wonderful and we got so much girly stuff. Richard and I are so amazed at how much she is already loved by so many people. We feel so blessed!! My fear now is that they didn't read the ultrasound correct and we are having a boy who will have a major identity crisis. I love all the pink though... I find myself just sitting in her room going through all the frilly stuff and imagining what she will look like in them. I'm getting more and more excited as each day passes and can't wait to finally meet her!! Here are some pics from my shower given by my besties up in NWA!! I love those girls!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Oldies but Goodies

"We must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be the first, the
truest, the nearest and dearest." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing is more fun for me than catching up with my dear friends from high school. At least once a year Amy, Martha, Lee and I make it a point to get together for a night of food and good gossip. This year after Christmas we met at PF Chang's then had a gift exchange at Lee's for our annual night. I must say that there is something about old friends that we can not talk for weeks or months, but when we get together it's just like old times and we just catch up where we left off. I love these girls and they will always have a special place in my heart. Things are changing in all of our lives as Amy just got married in October, Martha is due in June, and Lee just got engaged on New Year's Eve, but I hope no matter where the road leads us we can always make time to reunite the "box".

Christmas in Arkansas

We had such a wonderful time back at home for Christmas!! I got to fly in on the 19th and Richard drove in on the 22nd. I drove back with Richard on the 30th and it was the hardest good-bye so far. Not just because of the 16 hour drive ahead of us, but with Finley coming Mid-March I'm not sure when the next time I'll get to go back will be. I've always looked forward to coming back to DC, but this time was different and I'm not sure I like it. Although it seems like a long time we still didn't get to spend enough time catching up with everyone. We are so blessed with great families and friends and here are some pics from the break.

Christmas Morning at Mom and Dad's

Christmas at Mamaw's

a Christmas tradition... all my little cousins come over and we make cookies/ gingerbread houses