Wednesday, September 24, 2014

So soon!

In such a short time, our little gal will be here! We've spent the last few weeks finishing up a few projects around the house in the hopes of making our home as welcoming for her as we can. Cowboy has been such a cleaning trooper since I physically am not much help (although I think I'm still pretty good at delegating tasks!).

We have our hospital bags packed, I'm done with work until February, her nursery is ready and waiting, and now it's time to try and rest up before the big day!

Here are a few more belly pics...crazy to think we won't be doing these for much longer!



Love,
Betty

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pregnancy Post: Weeks 28-35!

Whoa Nelly. We are in the home stretch now! Here are some of the highlights from the third trimester so far...

Events: We took a family trip to the Oregon Coast, Cowboy turned 34, we had a non-stress test when she was having a lazy day (and made her mama worry!-but all was fine), had a Spokane baby shower, found out at 32 weeks that she is in a transverse position and would prefer to stay that way, and I returned to work for the first part of another school year. Busy times!

How much she’s grown: During this time she grew from the size of a cabbage (about 2.25 pounds and 15 inches from head to heel) to a whopping honeydew melon (5.25 pounds and 18 inches long!). 

Movement: Not as many kicks, but lots of pushing and rolling. Since she's lying transverse so we can pretty much always tell where her head and butt are located. At times it looks like she is trying to make her escape with big pushes and stretches...which sometimes result in Braxton Hicks contractions. Ouch! 

Sleep: This is getting harder and harder. Pretty much any position is only good for about 30 minutes. Pop in some bathroom breaks, Braxton Hicks, or a little bit of insomnia and we are pretty darn tired in the morning. 

Symptoms: Fatigue, heartburn, muscle and joint aches, Braxton Hicks contractions, and generally feeling full of baby! 

What I’ve loved: Watching this belly grow and grow, feeling her move (that never gets old), talking to people about this pregnancy, getting things ready for our hospital stay, and putting the final touches on her nursery. 







We love you so much baby girl and can't wait to meet you! 

Love,
Betty




Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Birthday Dudley!


Today is our Dudley's 7th Birthday! How is that even possible? I vividly remember picking up this not-so-little puppy in Wyoming when we were living in Colorado. And oh how he changed our lives...only for the better. We can't imagine life without this guy. He makes us laugh daily, loves us unconditionally, and reminds us to relax and enjoy the ride.

So in honor of our special boy, I put together a little video of Dudley's first seven years...enjoy!



We love you Dudley. Thank you for bringing us so much joy. We know your baby sister is going to love you just as much as we do.

Love,
Betty

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summer 2014.

I can't believe summer is almost over. In just a few short days I will be back at work and pretty soon we will be meeting our little girl! It's strange to think that this was our last summer with just the 3 of us. Dudley definitely knows something is up, although he doesn't understand why we won't let him chew on the baby's new blankets, toys, or diapers.

Before things get super busy, I thought I'd share some of my favorite moments and memories of this summer. Here we go!

*Spending time on beautiful Lake Couer d'Alene with fabulous friends.



*Exploring the hills and valleys around our town...


*Watching the World Cup and cheering on Argentina! 


*Taking a ferry to Victoria, B.C. to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. 


*Visiting the Oregon Coast...


*...and witnessing Dudley's first dip in the ocean! 


*Cowboy putting together baby girl's crib...


*Playing catch with Dudley (that ball by the way was initially purchased for baby girl...but Dudley insisted it would be better for him). 


*And playing fetch at Dudley's favorite swimming spot in town...


*Making empanadas for our nephews 3rd birthday party...


*And treasuring precious cuddles with our new nephew (and Godson!).


All in all it's been a nice, relaxing summer.  We've had lots of time to prepare for baby girl and just enjoy each other's company. And now? Now it's time to get into a routine again if just for a short while. 

Love,
Betty

Friday, August 15, 2014

Same Dress, Different Shower!

So last weekend my fabulous girlfriends in Spokane threw me a baby shower.  I had planned on wearing a long navy blue dress, but when I put it on I realized it was a bit see-through and made me feel about 500 pounds (not the look I was going for). Luckily my favorite striped dress came to the rescue (again!).

This was such a fun shower. The decorations looked like they belonged on Pinterest, the food was delicious, and the company was great. It was so wonderful to catch up with these gals during such a happy time.







As you can see, this baby girl is already feeling lots and lots of love. We are so fortunate! 

Love,
Betty




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Baby Shower #1!

We have been blessed with family and friends that have showered us with love, prayer, and gifts during this special time. Way back in June baby girl was thrown her first shower by good friends of my parents. Family members and childhood friends were there. It was surreal and wonderful! Simple games were played and strawberry short cake (my favorite) was served. It was a great party and one that we will always remember (especially thanks to all the adorable clothes our little gal will be wearing now!). 




Details about shower #2 coming soon...

Love,
Betty


Friday, August 8, 2014

Just a few more...

I can't resist. Here are a few more pictures from our time on the Coast. I want to go back!






Have a happy weekend! 

Love,
Betty

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