Thursday, May 14, 2009

Painting the Baby's Room

(From 3/1/09)

Thank you Cristina, Adrian and Olivia for coming over to help John paint the baby's room! You guys are awesome!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what we would do without friends like you.

I will post before and after pictures of the room once I've actually decorated it....Remember, I'm a huge procrastinator so it might be a while.

Congratulations Amanda and Ricky!

(From 4/4/09)

Amanda, my sister-in-law, and Ricky were married on April 4th in VA. We send our love and congatualtions!

We wish we could have been there but were afraid to travel so far in my 3rd trimester. Here is a picture of the happy couple!

Belly Pictures

(From 5/8/09)

Here are some maternity pictures we had taken at a studio and a picture John took that shows my true belly size!

Yep, that's me full term pregnant and I can still touch the floor without bending my knees. I can also do the Yoga Tree pose. I'm quite proud of myself because you're supposed to lose your center of balance when you're pregnant but I really haven't. I have no idea why my body is doing so well. I almost feel better pregnant than I did before. It must be those happy pregnancy horomones.

Due Date Came and Went

(From 5/14/09)

My official due date was May 11th and here I sit on the 14th waiting for the baby to arrive. I've had such an amazing pregancy and am definitly not rushing to induce labor. I feel really great and if she's not ready then that's fine by me. I've actually been getting very annoyed at my doctor's constant talk of inducing labor. They started bringing it up at 38 weeks, 2 whole weeks before my due date!

I can't help but get the feeling that they've just become so accustomed to scheduling c-sections and inducing labor that they don't want to have to be called in the middle of the night to go deliver a baby.

Braxton Hicks and Procrastination

(From 4/27/09)

I was sure I was going into labor on April 27th and went running to the doctor's office. I was cramping pretty badly and it was very frequent. Come to find out I was severly dehydrated and they were just Braxton Hicks. I guess it was good we had that false alarm because it really motivated me to finish up some OLD paperwork like legally changing my name!

Yep, I have procrastinated changing my name for almost 10 years. When I thought I was going into labor I started to cry because I realized the baby's birth certificate would have my maiden name and she would think we weren't married when we had her. So the following day I go to the Social Security office and hand the teller my marriage certificate from 1999 and my application for a name change. The lady just looks at me and says, "What happened, did you forget?". It was pretty funny.


(From 4/12/09)

We stayed at home for Easter and my mom, Grimmy and Josie came over in the evening. My mom did a little Easter egg hunt with Josie in our front yard that was so cute. Unfortunately Jesus was on call and had to work that day.

Baby Shower

(From 3/22/09)

A big Thank You to all who attended our beautiful baby shower. We had such a great time being with our friends and family.

Our little helpers. They are so cute!

And a big thank you to Blanca, Grimmy, Jennifer, Cristina, Chana, Maria, and Mariela for helping coordinate the shower and decorating the room. It was so beautiful.