Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blessed beyond measure....It's A............

Well after my ultrasound earlier this week, I talked to Adam and he gave me the go-ahead to share our news!!!
We were not going to find out the sex of this sweet little baby, BUT we couldn't NOT notice as our child was very sharing ;)

So we are beyond thrilled to say IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I secretly hoped for a boy (although all that really matters is that the baby is healthy) and I am beyond blessed to be given another sweet son. Austin could not be happier as he has begged for a brother since he knew we were pregnant.

Oh and also we decided on a name. It is not the name we origionally picked. It is a little more unique. His name is Houston. Adam loves this name is very in love with it soooo I am learning to like it also. It is growing on me every day. Austin and Houston. Can you tell we miss Texas LOL!!!

So there you have it. I am giddy and oh so happy!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What an update!!!!

Well this will be one heck of an update! Get comfy as this might get long!!!

We went to Disney the weekend before last (Actually Hollywood studios) to try to use up some tickets before the baby is born. The weather was perfect and there was tons for Austin to do, so we had a blast! We rode the new Lighting McQueen ride, we saw Playhouse Disney live, watched the Little Mermaid show, the Indiana Jones stunt show and much more. It was so much fun and we all enjoyed ourselves. I am thrilled we got to go!!!

Also as it is Halloween time, we had our yearly visit to the pumpkin patch. This tradition NEVER gets old. I love watching Austin look through all the pumpkins and pick out "just the right one"! It is amazing to me to look back at the pictures of years past and see the progression. From propping him up against the pumpkins at 6 months to picking up the pumpkins this year. Amazing!! He has grown so much. I can only imagine what Halloweens to come will bring. Especially since this is Austins last year before Baby Tad joins in on the fun!

In baby news this week I have a lot to update! I am now almost 23 weeks pregnant and everything is moving right along. Baby Tad is growing by leaps and bounds and is continuing to be larger than average. They are already estimating this baby to be bigger than Austin was. At 8 pounds 9oz, I don't know ho much larger I can handle lol....
The important thing is that this baby is perfectly healthy in every way. There is nothing I can ask for except for that.
I ordered the last of the nursery stuff this week. I am a very early nester and like everything to be done for the baby nice and early!! I am still waiting in our sweetpeace swing to arrive. I am so excited! As soon as the nursery is all done I will definitely take pictures.
I had my maternal fetal specialist appointment today and we had the best ultrasound. This was my first 3D-4D ultrasound and it was amazing! The baby weighs 1 pound 5oz and we got to watch him/her drinking and moving all around. I am so incredibly in love....

In addition to all this fun we also interviewed and decided on a pre-K for Austin. It is an amazing school and I am so excited. They teach (starting with pre-K) french, spanish, and sign language. They also have a great program for math and science. He already knows all his letters and most of his sounds so he might be ahead in that area especially since we have a year before he starts! I know August is quite a ways away but I am glad we have his school picked out. I must admit that although the thought of school is exciting, it is also terrifying. Sigh....I guess that is normal but lets just say it is a VERY good thing I have 10 months to adjust to the idea...gulp ;)

And wouldn't the perfect ending to all of this update be that Austin and I are big ole sickies this week. We have one massive head cold and it is miserable! Welcome fall!!! At least I can take antibiotics!!!

Well that's it for now! Once again, thank you for all of your prayers!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Half way there and some other stuff!!

Well here I am at 19 weeks! I can not believe it! Since I will be induced early I am over half way done with this pregnancy. That fact alone is both extremely exciting and scary. I can not wait to meet this baby!
We are starting to really get going with the nursery. I have the crib set up and the changing table. The bedding is already washed and put in the crib. I know I still have lots of time, but nesting has come early for me. I had an ultrasound at 18 weeks and everything looked AMAZING. The kidneys, brain, stomach, everything. We stuck to our guns and did not find out the sex and I have to admit I am excited about that. Little Ella/Braden is healthy and I am so overjoyed and blessed by that fact I feel as though I am floating half the time. The kicks and movement are getting really strong now and I am getting even bigger. The joys of having no torso!!

And so this post isn't COMPLETELY pregnancy related I will share our awesome weekend last weekend with you.
We went on a boat trip (on one of Ads company boats) to an incredible resort just north of here. It was a 40ft yacht and had a cabin with two sleeping areas, a kitchen, and a full bath. I will say we had so much fun as I had never slept on a boat before. It was excruciatingly uncomfortable and I will never attempt it while pregnant again. Never less, we enjoyed ourselves so very much. Austin has so much fun swimming and seeing all the different sights. One highlight was when we saw a whole "family" of centipedes. Austin thought they were the most "adorable" things he had ever seen. He played with them and loved on them (pics to follow) and in the end, after quite a debate, released them to their freedom. I love that child so much it hurts! I love spending time with my family. Throw in some sun and water and things couldn't get much better!!

Then Adams birthday was the 29th! I can not believe another year has passed. I made his favorite dessert (fruit pizza) and we had steak and corn on the grill. Good times. I love getting older with my best friend!

Of course I will share some pics of everything for you all and I hope everyone is doing okay. God Bless...

The rogue wave that attacked Ad and Austin while walking on the beach LOL....

The resort

One of the many views.... beautiful

Captain Daddy!!!! We drove the boat up and back ourselves!!

My little co captain! Cutest one EVER!!!

Random 19 week belly pic!

Oh that face!

The friends I told you about!


I love you guys so very much!!!!
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