Presents for Griffin

We wanted to thank Griffin's Aunt Jordan for his very first gift! She was so sweet to bring it to me on Saturday, the day after we found out we are having a BOY! We cant wait until he gets here so he and your daughter Lily can be friends :)
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 :)

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So thankful for our baby BOY!

This Thanksgiving we have SO much to be thankful for! We are going to have a baby BOY in April and we could not be more excited! We are so thankful that he is a very healthy boy and that everything with the pregnancy has gone so well in the last 19 weeks. Being a parent is a true blessing and we know that our little boy is a gift from God. We cannot wait for him to get here, not only so we can kiss and hug on him, but show him God's love and what is means to be a follower of Him. It will be a huge responsibility and very challenging, and yet we know God will keep His promise to us in helping us along the way. We love you Griffin and cannot wait for you to be here soon! It is crazy to think that this time next year he will be 7 months old!!!
We are pleased to show off our little man! Griffin Jonah Isham :)
Here are his boy parts
and here he is sucking his sweet thumb ha!

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Week 19

Baby Isham is ALL over the place now ha! I swear JR should be able to feel the movement now but every time he puts his hand down there the baby stops moving ha! I was excited to see in my update that the baby can now hear us so I am sure we will be talking up a storm to it from now on! From here on out the updates will be about he or she... so exciting! Family your time has come to know which one.. hope it was worth the wait :)

Update from the babycenter website:
(The website uses she so dont get any ideas that I messed up and told ha!)
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.

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.

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Rocky top you will always be....

HOME SWEET HOME TO ME!!! Hooray we are headed home today after work to spend the holiday with our families and we cannot wait! Not only do we miss them terribly, but we also get to share with them our exciting news about our child!!!

Here are some things about Thanksgiving at home that I cannot wait for:

1. Good ole country cookin

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!!!

6. shopping!!!

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 :)

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Crib Shopping and putting up the tree

Saturday- JR, Uncle Phil and I headed off to High Point, NC to check out furniture for Baby Isham. We were excited to have the "Furniture capital of the world" only an hour and a half away from us.. but little did we know that didnt necessarily mean cribs unfortunately. We went to about 5 stores and only 1 of them had any cribs at all. We kept asking around and everyone pointed us to Babies R Us, Walmart, Target, JCPenny and Sears. Well we had already checked all of those so we headed back to Raleigh to check them out once more. We were pleasantly surprised whenever we had the suggestion of going to Burlington Coat factory too. Who would have guessed they would have TONS to choose from.. and in face a WHOLE baby section! We have now been able to narrow it down to a few so hopefully before the first of the year we can decide and BUY :)
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).

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Meet our baby!

Today's appointment went GREAT! We spent an hour and a half looking at our precious child and are so happy to know that it is healthy as can be!!! We were able to find out the gender, but as most of you know we arent revealing just yet because we want to tell our family in person over Thanksgiving! Believe me I HATE keeping secrets so its hard.. however I think our child will thank us one day once we have captured all of its family's reactions for them!

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Today is the day!!!

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. Griffin honey its okay if you surprise everyone too! Mommy just wants a nice healthy baby with 10 fingers and 10 toes :)

Thanks to everyone for playing along! You will find out soon if you were right or not!!!


1. Cathy

2. Rachel

3. Granny Reba

4. Potts

5. Tyler

6. Mason

7. JD

8. Vance

9. Missy

10. Jared

11. Beth

12. Leigh

13. Seth

14. Abbey

15. Jen

16. Megan

17. Amy

18. BJ

19. Kristy

20. Tabitha

21. Trampas

22. Diana

23. Lacy

24. Jess

25. Terri

26. Wes

27. Crystal

28. Katie

29. Adrienne

30. Mandy

31. Hope

32. Lesley

33. Meg

34. Leelee

35. Robin

36. Rachel R.

37. Sarah M.

38. Rachel B.

39. Richmond

40. Elizabeth

41. Megan

42. Haley M.

43. Constance

44. Smelley’s

45. Lewis’s

46. Joey Z

47. Tiffany

48. Jen W.

49. Mariah

50. Chandlar

51. Lindsey K.

52. Eric Helton

53. Patrick


1. Sue

2. Chris

3. Mimi

4. Poppa

5. James

6. Jenny

7. Haley

8. Kat

9. Maranda

10. Liz

11. Tara

12. Brandi

13. Dana

14. Darby

15. Elise

16. Ashley

17. Holly

18. Monica

19. Aunt Stacy

20. Uncle JC

21. Aunt Leann

22. Micah

23. JLewis

24. Melissa M.

25. Wes H.

26. Micah

27. Denira

28. Melissa Buff

29. Austin

30. Shannon

31. Jessie

It Snowed!

Well just a little bit.. but STILL ha! Weather man says that we should expect a lot more of it this winter so we may just have a white Christmas after all :)

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JR is getting some practice

Tuesday night my friend Jordan came over and helped me put some Christmas decor in place (no not done yet but getting closer!!). Anyways she brought sweet Lily with her and of course as soon as she walked in the door JR wanted to hold her. So we just let JR hold her while us girls got down to business. Well we realized after a little while that we didnt hear Lily anymore so we walked into the office to see what was going on. Here is how we found them... JR studying and loving that Lily was sleeping on his shoulder.

Now you tell me someone isnt ready to have a daddy's little girl :)

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Just Lindsey is working hard!

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week 18

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 :)

Yahoo.. only 2 more days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

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Can someone please explain?

This weekend as I was waiting on my friend Natalie to arrive in Nashville, I just happened to notice this nice new hair that has came in recently. It honestly looks like I tried to cut myself some bangs but only did one small piece ha. I have heard that new hair growth is common for pregnant women and my sweet friend Natalie Lemarbre showed me her proof!

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!!! :)

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tagged by Nikki

So I was tagged by Nikki and now I must tag four people to do the same. This one is for fun! Go to your fourth picture folder and then go to the fourth picture in the folder. Write four things about the picture and then tag four other people. It's amazing what you'll find!!!

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 :)

3. It is crazy to think that just over a month later we would find out that our world would never be the same!

4. For reason #3, this will be a picture I cherish b/c it is just us... and I love it!

Now I tag...

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Tiffany and Michael's wedding

Tiffany is officially Mrs. Michael Morgan! It was a beautiful wedding with a stunning bride and I was so thankful to get to be a part of it. Tiffany is such a special friend to me and I love getting to see her so happy :)
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!!!
And I loved getting to see all of my other Phi Mu ladies as well!
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.

If not just enjoy the photo montage!

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