We also wanted to thank Griffin's Mimi for getting his bedding for us! Last Saturday we went by Pottery Barn to do some registering and found out that the bedding we had picked out was going out of stock! This was not good especially since this was the ONLY one we both loved and we had already planned his room around it. A simple phone call to the Mimster and now it is all 3 of our Christmas present for this year! Hooray :)
(The website uses she so dont get any ideas that I messed up and told ha!)
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
2. a time when our whole families get together
3. to see our sweet nephew
4. a trip or two to Cracker Barrel- its not a visit home without one
5. seeing TN friends!!!
7. seeing cousins and family that we haven't seen since this time last year
8. my wonderful brothers and sister
9. no work for 5 days!!!
10. relaxing with my husband :)
Once we got home Saturday night we continued our tradition of putting up the tree together and then sleeping under it that night. Here are Mom, Dad and Sojo (our sock monkey that we bought baby Isham the first week we knew we were pregnant).
When this post shows up on the blog, JR and I will be at the doctor's office watching our child on the ultrasound screen. Please pray for us as obviously it gets exciting thinking about a boy or girl, however really the only important thing is that we have a healthy baby! For those who have never had a baby before, I have been told that it is at this ultrasound that everything should be developed and they will be able to tell if there are any problems or not. Every day since August 14th when I found out that this baby had started growing inside me.. I have prayed every night that God would carry out His plan for this child. For these past 18 weeks I have been tremendously blessed with a healthy pregnancy and for that I am so grateful. I cant even imagine what it will be like to see our child for the first time now that it has become so developed... I am sure we will both just be in awe. Neither one of us could sleep last night haha! It was like we were children waiting for Christmas :)
We will update everyone once we get back from the doctor that everything went well and if we were able to find out the gender or not. It has been fun these past few weeks asking everyone to take a guess as to what they think baby Isham is. So far Lexi has won the vote 53-31.
Thanks to everyone for playing along! You will find out soon if you were right or not!!!
3. Granny Reba
36. Rachel R.
37. Sarah M.
38. Rachel B.
42. Haley M.
46. Joey Z
48. Jen W.
51. Lindsey K.
52. Eric Helton
19. Aunt Stacy
20. Uncle JC
21. Aunt Leann
24. Melissa M.
25. Wes H.
28. Melissa Buff
I would have to say that this past week has been the best for me so far! I feel like so much has changed in just a short week, but I was warned by our update last week that the baby would double in size. So obviously if the baby is growing then so am I. I am glad to be getting the sweet "Aww you are expecting" comments and looks now, instead of "man what buffet line did you just get out of?" I am also feeling so much movement now! There is never really a time that the baby is not moving.. oh well unless JR puts his hand down there to feel it ha! Bless his heart he wants to just feel it move so bad and it never does once he starts touching my belly. I want to say that the doctor told me we should start to be able to feel it moving from the outside soon.. is that true? Well I know it will be exciting to go home this Thanksgiving and see everyone in my family and let them see baby Isham in person. Oh and of course we find out the gender too before we go.. how could I forget that? :) Speaking of I should probably mention that fact that even though we hope to find out on Friday, it will be a secret to the blogging world until probably the next Friday. JR and I have decided that since we get to go home so soon after finding out that we would rather tell our family in person! Therefore they are all finding out either Wednesday or Thursday.. hence why it has to remain a secret until then! So sorry.. I know thats mean but it is only one more week haha! Actually if you really just must know and you are really one of my friends and not just a blogging friend, then just call me... I will be glad to share :)
Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and she weighs almost 7 ounces. She's busy flexing her arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin, and her ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from her head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.
So my question for all of you mom's out there is this... what else do I need to know about this body of mine that is not my own anymore? Come on I want you to be real!!! :)
So weird.. I really thought it would be a more random picture but it is one of my fav's from this year!
Four things about this picture
1. This was us at my mom's birthday party over July 4th weekend.
2. We actually match in this picture with our navy but didnt mean to at all. It is strange what marriage will do to ya b/c I promise there are several times he will walk out of the closet only to find me already dressed in something that matches :)
4. For reason #3, this will be a picture I cherish b/c it is just us... and I love it!
Now I tag...
Our friendship began our freshman year of college and God has brought us through so many things together. Pretty much anything I did in my four years of college, we did together. From Phi Mu, to Timettes, to summer in Destin for Greek Summitt and another summer at Camp Greystone as counselors.... but my favorite times with her were just normal every day living across the hall from one another. We were together for 3 years and made the funniest memories!
I love you Tiff!!!
I also got a special surprise when I saw that my two very handsome cousins were guests at the wedding. Their mom was Tiffany's teacher in high school and part of the reason we became friends so instantly. Love these little cuties :)
I took a ton of pictures as usual so if you want to see them all or download any just go here to my picasa.