Thursday, September 23, 2010

Baby Girl

You are the little miracle that I have dreamed of for so many years. The day that I found out about you, my heart could have exploded from loving you! I have waited to hold you in my arms for far too long! I know when that time does come that I will be overcome with emotions. For we are finally there, a family of three! Know that I have dreamed about you, your name, your face, your hair, and your eyes, for far too long. I was truly blessed because I got to see you when you were only just a little blob with a heartbeat. Then I was able to watch you grow and form into the wiggling and very active baby inside me now!

In the beginning you made me very sick. I was nauseated everyday and all day long, but I enjoyed each and every second of it. For this is what I had prayed for, for many years! Yes, I prayed for morning sickness! I wanted to experience it all, everything that went along with pregnancy! I could not eat meat or Mexican food (which before you came along Mexican food was my favorite). It was a good thing that I was pregnant during the summertime because I had plenty of fruits and vegetables to choose from.

By the time the second trimester came around the nausea went away and I slowly started to get my energy back! I also started to feel you move around inside of me at 17 weeks! That was the strangest and best feeling that I have ever felt! I would get the biggest smile on my face every time I felt you build up enough energy to give me a good kick! You are a very active baby inside of me and this makes me wonder if you will be the same when you are born??? I have enjoyed watching my belly grow as you have gotten bigger each and every day. Your dad and I also enjoy picking out your body parts that you are moving around my belly.

You are beyond miracles; you are truly a blessing from God that we prayed for, along with many of our friends and family! You have taught me so much already and I know that I will continue to learn lessons through being your mother.

Your dad and I didn’t care if you were a boy or girl, but when we found out you were a girl, our girl, we were both very excited to start planning for you. Your dad picked your name in the very beginning even before we knew we were having a girl and we can’t wait to share it with everyone! We have kept your name a secret this entire pregnancy, which was very hard at times. There are many people that are going crazy because we will not tell your name, but we wanted that to be something between your dad and me. I have had so much fun decorating your nursery and picking out outfits for you. You already have so many pairs of shoes!

Your furry sister, Zoe, is also waiting for your arrival. She doesn’t quite know how her life is about to change drastically! She already loves your room, I think she has taken it over as her room for now, but she will learn to share it with you. She is so cute when she runs up to me and just starts poking at my belly with her nose, sniffing and licking you.

I am thankful everyday of this pregnancy that I have had the chance to experience life growing inside of me. I pray that I am a good mother, and never forget how truly blessed I am to be given the opportunity to be your parent. I pray that you come to love the Lord as I have and that you learn to trust in Him and find the peace that I have found in Him.

Just know baby girl that I love you more than I could write or say, more than you could even imagine and this love only grows more and more each day that I carry you. Know that I have enjoyed being pregnant with you each and every day and I am looking forward with anticipation to this next journey with you!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Baby Shower #1

A month ago some awesome ladies gave me a shower at our church! I opened gifts for the full two hours of the shower. So needless to say, I received a lot of great gifts for this special baby girl! Below is a picture of the ladies that gave me the shower! I am so thankful to these ladies that gave me such a great and thoughtful shower! It was amazing!

Baby girl got a jewelry box from Tiffany's from her Aunt Tiffany!!! When she starts getting mobile we will have to put this in a special place :)
Marcus came at the end of the shower to load up the gifts and I was still opening gifts, so he got to help me out and open a few gifts!
Someone painted this little chair to match my bedding! It turned out so cute and looks really cute in her room!
Wardrobe stocked full of clothes and shoes already!

This Sunday I have another shower that my sister, family and friends are giving me. I can't wait because I know they have spent so much time on this shower to make it special for us! Baby girl is so blessed with so many people that love her already, even before she is here! I am just overwhelmed with appreciation for everything that everyone is doing for us!

We still have not decided on her full name. We joked last night that I am going to be in labor and she still will not have a middle name. There are two names that we both like for different reasons! We might just have to see her when she gets here and see what name she looks like the most?!?!?! We also do not have the nursery finished, my hospital bag packed or the car seat installed! Can you tell that there are some pretty major things that we need to get done within the next week! But we did get a little getaway this past weekend. This was the last weekend that I could travel, so we took advantage of it and had a great relaxing weekend away!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I know it is has been awhile since I have updated on here, but our lives have been very busy. Since my last update we have had our first shower, we have taken maternity pictures, the nursery is getting closer and closer to being ready and much much more! I am so wanting to nest and wash and organize everything, but I have had a cold for over a week now and don't feel like doing anything. I have tried all the home remedies to overcome this cold but nothing is working. I was up all night last night with an extreme cough! My doctor has given me different things to try before going to a prescription, but we are at the point to where we have to turn to something else because nothing is working. I don't really like taking medicine but I am at the point to where I just want to be over this cold and be able to carry on with preparing for this little girl! Also at my last doctors appointment I found out that my iron is too low, so I am now having to take iron. I was worried that this would mess up my body as some of you know iron does, but so far so problems with taking the iron! As soon as I get more time I need to post pictures from my first shower, pictures of the nursery and hopefully I will be able to share some of our maternity pictures with you all!