Monday, November 2, 2009

Kylie's 1st Halloween

Even though it was Kylie's 1st Halloween we did not really dress her up. We actually did not do much of anything but watch football. I figured that trick or treating was not an option since she is just now cooing so we dressed her up in a Halloween outfit and let that be Halloween. She looked so cute in her little pumpkin hat! We did however have some over night guests. Our friends Daniel and Laurel are in the process of moving and needed a place to crash. So they came over to eat, sleep, and play with Kylie....thanks Laurel for rocking her to sleep. So that was our exciting Halloween. I am sure next year will be much more exciting.

Friday, October 30, 2009

My First Sleepover

My aunt Linda and cousin Kellie brought Hadley (Kellie's 11 week old) to visit this week. I think all of us were curious as to how it would go with two babies under the same roof but it went great. The girls did so well together. Kylie learned so much from Hadley this week. She has learned to take a bath without crying, take good naps throughout the day, and how to only wake up once during the night. Scheduling Kylie was so much easier with another baby around. Unfortunately, Kylie is still struggling as we introduce her to the bottle. I just hate watching her get so upset but I have to be persistant because other people are going to have to feed her in the coming weeks. Anyway back to this week, my aunt was a huge help with running my house and cooking up a ton of food for Kyle and I; and Kellie was a huge help with Kylie's schedule. It was so good to have them here. We hated to see them leave but we will see them again soon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

1 Month

I cannot believe that today Kylie is one month old. Time is flying by. She has changed so much this month. These are some of Kylie's one month facts: 1. Kylie HATES bath time 2. She loves her crib but only at night. During the day she will only sleep either on me or on my bed. At the moment I am not too concerned about this because once I go back to work she will have no choice but to sleep in a crib during the day. 3. She has started cooing, scooting, and holding her head up (not for long, just a few seconds). 4. She is beginning to enjoy being by herself. I could not believe it when Kyle put her down by herself on the couch the other night (he was sitting right beside her) and she could not have been more content. This is now making our days together so much more enjoyable. Don't get me wrong I love holding her but I do have to eat and go to the bathroom! 5. She has started to focus on my face when I talk to her. 6. She is slowly but surely working from eating every two hours to every two and a half to three hours during the day. She usually wakes up about every 4 hours at night. 7. I am trying to work on routines with her...mostly bathing off at night (not fun with all of the screaming), keeping a consistent time with her feedings, and keeping night times consistent. We don't have set times that we do everything that just depends on her but there is a routine at least so she knows when it is day and when it is night. 8. She loves to be swaddled and she still loves her mittens. 9. She constantly moves her arms and legs. She is wonderful..and beautiful. I love her more everyday. It feels like she has been with us for longer than a month. BTW, thanks to everyone who has called or emailed me with tips and advice and encouragement. We have been putting all of it to good use. Every week is better than the week before and every week is different than the week before. I cannot wait to see what all she is doing by month 2. The first picture is Kylie at 1 month and the next is at 2 weeks. The nudey picture is us trying to wake her last night to feed her. She had not slept all day so of course she was passed out last night but it had been three hours since she had not eaten. I hate waking up a sleeping baby. She just looks so angelic.


As you can tell by the lack of posts things have been very busy around here. Every time I get to the computer Kylie calls for me...but we are making progress and right now she is sound asleep. So now for an update over the last month Kylie has had several visitors. At 2 weeks she got to meet her great grandmother aka Granny and her great aunt aka Aunt Lynda. This is Kyle's grandmother and aunt. And then this past weekend she got to meet her uncle Tyler. She was very good for all of them. They could not believe how little she is and just how much she loves to move around. Here are some pictures of her meeting family and a few extras.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Introducing Kylie!

Kylie Brooke arrived Tuesday, September 22nd at 8:20 pm. She weighed 7.4 lbs and was 20 inches long. Everything went smoothly but it was a LONG day. Kyle and I arrived at the hospital at 5:30 am to check in. At about 7:20 my doctor arrived and broke my water. I dialated relatively quickly to 6 cm but then we hit a wall early afternoon. After several hours of no change I thought we were going to have to do a section but luckily things turned around at 4:30 and I rapidly progressed to 9 cm. This was a blessing but definitely the worst part of the whole day. I was shaking like crazy, burning up, and the pain was getting more intense (I did however have an epidural it was just kicking in again). Then at 6:00 pm the pushing began. It was such a surreal experience. I still cannot believe it is all over. I imagined it all completely different. I guess I always thought there would be several nurses helping my doctor and it would be very intense but I was calmly guided through the whole process and only did a second nurse appear at the very end and this nurse was there just for Kylie. Once Kylie arrived she did have to be monitored for about 5 minutes due to rapid breathing but then she was placed in my arms. I think I was too exhausted to truly take in that moment but it was amazing to hold her for the first time. She was so pleasant. She just laid there in my arms so quiet and peaceful. Then after about an hour our family came in to see her. I have never seen such happy grandparents in my life. They were all so proud. The grandparents were followed by my brother and two of my aunts. By this point, I was completely out of it and just let them enjoy her. We got to come home Thursday evening at about 8:00 pm. It was another long day but I was so thankful to come home and lay in my bed with no nurses to disturb us every few minutes. So now we are just focusing on Kylie's feeding times and resting. She sure does love to sleep! It still amazes me and Kyle that we had a child this week. She is just perfect. We love our precious girl.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The End is Almost Here

I went to the doctor for my weekly appointment and the doctor has decided that next Tuesday the 22nd will be the day Kylie arrives. She will technically be a few days early but the doctor is a little concerned with how big she may actually be. Right now she is around 7-7.5 lbs and my belly is ALL Kylie. This explains the constant pain I have from her. Kyle and I are so excited to have an official date but it is so weird to think that a week from now she will be here with us. How exciting! At first I was hesitant on the whole induction thinking that since it is before the technical due date. I just felt like I was being a bad mom, like I should just stick it out another week but I would rather her come now than to keep getting bigger inside of me and have further complications. So there we have it....officially parents in a week!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Labor Day weekend and 37 Weeks

Kyle and I had a great Labor day weekend. We were so excited to just hang out and watch football together. Saturday we made chili and creme brulee. I know this sounds like a crazy combination but the chili was a must because of football and the creme brulee was something we have been wanting to make for awhile and we figure we better do it now. Then of course we watched every football game that was on for the rest of the day....and rest of the weekend(Some I paid more attention to than others). The rest of the weekend we just got some errands taken care of and did a few house chores. I had a little burst of energy this weekend to get things done but Monday was much needed for sleep. It was so nice to have Monday off. This morning I went to the doctor. We finally have progress! I am 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. It is so nice to no that something is going on. The doctor thinks the baby is somewhere around 6-7 lbs. Other than just feeling a little sick these last few days and of course being tired things are going really well. I am so thankful that things have gone so well. I cannot wait to meet our little girl and see what she looks like. I have been imagining it much more lately and I have to say it is making me much more anxious. I have been developing this picture in my head but of course that has no bearing on what she will look like. Will she have my red straight hair or Kyle's brown curly hair or a mixture of the two? I personally am hoping for red curly hair! I guess we will find out soon enough!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

35 Week Appointment

I went to the doctor today to begin my weekly appointments. I had to start a week early with the appointments due to a car accident I was in 2 weeks ago. I started having contractions but with a shot we were able to stop them. Kylie and I are both fine but I had dilated a cm so the doctor wanted to start checking me more frequently. Today everything looked good. Kylie dropped last Thursday evening. It was so cool. Kyle and I were eating dinner and she was going crazy so I pulled my shirt up so we could see my belly. All of a sudden we could see her whole body just fall in my belly! I have kept pushing on the top of my belly to see if she really has dropped and there remains an empty spot on the top of belly. This has caused much relief to my ribs but much more pain in my hips but at least she is making progress. And the doctor confirmed her drop today! Anyway, her heartbeat is around 140. I had not dilated anymore which is good because she at least needs to bake for another week and a half. I cannot believe that we are getting so close. She moves constantly so I am always aware of her presence...not sure what this means as far as how she will be when she is outside of me. I am sure God is already laughing!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Nursery is Finished

This weekend we finished the nursery! I am really excited about it. It turned out so well. I cannot wait until we can bring her home and put her in her crib.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Today I went to Hobby Lobby on my lunch hour. I have been wanting a shelf to put up in Kylie's room. However, the shelf needs to be painted. So my question is should I paint it white, black, or brown? Kylie's furniture is cherry wood colored(almost black), her curtains are white and I have a white lamp in her room. I originally was hoping to paint it white but I am just not sure since all of her furniture is cherry. I cannot wait to have her room finished! It has been fun to see it come together but a little stressful at times too. I just want it to look good when I am done. The funny thing is it will be the only finished room in the house...she is already taking over:)

Friday, July 24, 2009

A Heavy Heart and an Open Mind

These past few years God has been trying to teach me to slow down and prioritize. I am used to sprinting when I need to be in a marathon. I have always put to much on my plate and too much pressure on myself. After all we are supposed to be perfect right? So when Kyle and I got married things did not change. He was in grad school and I was working. There was never a shortage of things to work, school work, go to work (I even worked 2 jobs for awhile), travel, go to social events, and the list goes on and on. Well, with all these things on my list it left very little time to just just be with God and to just be with Kyle. I just could not say no. Well, then we moved. This helped a little but of course we "needed" to search for a house and we "needed" to go to as many Auburn games as possible. Then we got the house and then almost immediately found out we were expecting our first child. Of course with pregnancy came morning sickness and then there has been the nesting to prepare for our newest addition. So finally, God says enough to me. Enough running around and making your long lists that take away from me and away from your last few months as just a family of two. I am taking away your ability to run all over town and the country. It is time for you to rest in me. I will show you what is important and what needs to be done. And I will make it all happen. I have provided you with a help mate who truly does want to help you. Let him help you and you in turn focus on me and your marriage to him. Of course, I do not give in easily because I just cannot fathom watching my husband run around doing everything while I rest. I "need" to do chores right? Wrong! I am constantly being stripped of myself. I am being forced to realize that my success comes not when everything on the list is checked off but when I put God and my husband first. Everything I built up as priorities is crumbling at my feet. I am paying the ultimate cost by putting my list ahead of God and my husband. I realize that now is the time for me to learn this lesson. Now is the time for me to put God and family first. I always think I am putting my family first when I complete my list but their needs are not always met by my list. We all have a different love language. So if I don't submit and humble myself before God now I will raise my daughter up to follow in my footsteps. As much as I want her to see me as "superwoman" I want her to see that "superwoman" knows how to prioritize. Life can change quickly so "superwoman" must realize the true meaning of life and what is really important. This post is a little different than most (I hope it makes sense) but I just have such a heavy heart right now. One of my best friends, Sarah, lost her dad this past week to cancer. He was young and in great shape and it all just happened so quickly. It just makes me realize that tomorrow may be too late. I cannot keep putting off this change that the Lord wants to make in me. "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Answer Is...

I went to the doctor this morning. She confirmed that I was having contractions (some people get them in their back and others get them in their stomach) but she was not worried since they went away on their own. She said I need plenty of fluids and rest. So all travel is now but on hold. Basically, I have just been doing too much and I need to slow down. The good news is Kylie is doing well and she is head down now. I am measuring right on target! 9 more weeks!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Help Please

Can anyone tell me what Braxton Hicks contractions feel like? I am pretty sure I had them all day yesterday. For awhile it was around every 15 minutes I felt sick and then I would get painful pressure in my lower back and hips. Gradually this feeling got further apart throughout the day. I am not sure if it is just the typical growing pains or if it is actually Braxton Hicks. Any opinions?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

1 Year Ago

This post is a couple of days late. We were painting and working on the nursery this weekend so I did not have a chance to post on the official 1 year mark of our move to Huntsville. July 11, 2008 was my last day working at Auburn University and living in Auburn. It was a day of mixed emotions. I was so excited to start a new journey in Huntsville. I new we were following God's lead so the possibilities of what was yet to come was exciting. However, leaving my job, church, family and friends was hard to swallow. Here is how July 11th went: I started off my day at work for the last Camp War Eagle session. Once camp was over I finished up some last minute office work and then loaded my car. After that the ladies in my office took me to lunch a Ariccia in the Hotel and Conference Center. Once lunch was over I said my tearful goodbyes (and I do mean tearful...I left sobing...oh the last impression I made:))I then met my mom and headed straight to the chiropractor...apparently stress goes to my neck. Then it was on to pick up the UHaul and Auburn Furniture to get our table and chairs, bedroom set and recliner. From the furniture store we went to the apartment and to meet the boys my father-in-law sent to help us load up all of the boxes. Who knew we could fit so much stuff in one apartment. It was such a long and exhausting day! That night I spent the night at my parents house and on July 12, 2008 my parents and I headed up to meet Kyle in Huntsville with the UHaul. Kyle had already started his job in Huntsville so rather have him come back down we decided it was much better for him to meet us at the new apartment and get things going there while we were on the road. We arrived in Huntsville about lunch time on the 12th and began the daunting task of unloading a UHaul FULL of our belongs. It was so hot and humid that day. Luckily we got all the boxes into the apartment by midafternoon when the downpour came. There was so much to unload but that would take several days to accomplish. Over the next few days Kyle went to work and I took care of all the odds and ends around the apartment and then we headed off to Destin for a much needed vacation. It took awhile to get used to driving around town, finding a church, finding a routine (I feel like we did nothing for several months). But here we are now. God has provided for us and met every need. We both have jobs, we found a house and a church. We are starting to meet people in Sunday school. And of course we have been blessed with baby Kylie who will arrive in September. Nothing is as it was but everything is as it should be. We are still trusting God for guidance and direction but as with everything else he will and it will be in his timing. I know no one else will be interested in the ins and outs of our last year but I wanted to write it all down.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Test Results

Yesterday I went for the 3 hour glucose tolerance test. It was long and miserable. The good news I did not pass out but it did completely drain me and I have been eating a lot since 11:30 yesterday. But the test paid off and I do not have gestational diabetes! I am so glad. I workout and I am pretty good about my diet so I was really not sure how else I could adjust things if the results came back positive. Thanks for your prayers!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

28 weeks and counting

I am now officially in the third trimester. I cannot believe. It is so wierd to think that Kylie will arrive at some point during this trimester. To celebrate our last few months alone we went on our babymoon for the 4th of July. Friday morning we headed down to Pensacola Beach. The real reason we were down in Pensacola was for a wedding of one of my dear friends but it is the closest thing to a vacation we will have before Miss Kylie makes her appearance. We had such a good time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. Friday was the rehearsal dinner which was fabulous and then Saturday we had the bridal breakfast and lingerie shower. Saturday afternoon Kyle and I went to the historic square in Pensacola where they had festivites going on. However, it was SO hot that we were not there for long...we grabbed a corndog and then headed back to the room for a much needed nap. Saturday night we ate at The Fish House which was really good. Then Sunday marked wedding day! Ashley was a beautiful bride. Everything was so pretty. I just love weddings! It is so amazing to see the result of God orchestrating two lives and joining them in marriage. I wish I had pictures from that day but being a bridesmaid made it difficult and unfortunately we could not stay for the reception since we had such a long drive back. This morning I had my 28 week appointment which included the gestational diabetes test.....I did not pass. So now I am going to have to do the 3 hour test. Lovely! I was pretty disappointed just because I don't normally handle these tests very well...I pass out. So to have to do a 3 hour test scares me. On a good note everything else looks good and I am measuring at 29 weeks. So hopefully, the next glucose test will go well and I will be back on the "normal" pregnancy track. I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Auburn Baby Shower

This weekend I was blessed to have some wonderful people shower me with their presence and presents. It was so good to see so many people that I miss so much. I had such a blast. We played games and ate delicious cake from Taylor's Bakery (yum!). The gifts people brought were wonderful. Baby stuff is just so much fun! Here the pictures from the shower. I thought I had the slideshow set up...I will figure it out and post it soon...sorry. So here are a few pics until I can figure out the slideshow.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Birthday to Us!

(Kyle feeding the sting rays)
This weekend Kyle and I separated our birthdays in Chattanooga at the acquarium. For Kyle this was an extremely belated birthday since his was actually March 26th but due to my morning sickness and the weather we had to postpone. So to make up for him being so patient with me these last few months I decided we should celebrate my birthday (Friday) in Chattanooga. So off we went Saturday morning at 7:30 am to Chattanooga with our friends Taylor and Amanda. We had such a great time! It was really hot but luckily we were inside most of the time.
Then after we got back Saturday afternoon Kyle and I headed off for a game night with our Sunday school class. Yes, that is right we finally have a Sunday school class and are starting to meet a few people! The class just started up in May so we are still growing but we have about 7 or 8 couples that attend on a regular basis. It will be neat to see just how this class grows.
Our busy weekend continued yesterday with Sunday school and then a trip over to Guntersville to celebrate Father's Day, my mother-in-law's birthday and my birthday. It was very relaxing. I even got a chance to get in the pool for a little while. It was a great weekend but I am now completely exhausted.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My first mom class

I titled this carefully so I wouldn't just blurt out "My first nursing class" but that is what I went to on Monday night. It is actually only a one night class but there are several support groups that I can attend to get further information once Kylie arrives. But anyway, I have to say I loved the class. It was so informative but the instructor did not take it to far. I learned so much about what to expect and how to help prevent certain not so fun things from occuring. After watching some of the videos during the class I can see how easy it is for things to go wrong or not as well as we moms would like when the hospital lactation consultants are not very good at there job (one girl in the class shared her previous experience with this). I know I am not giving much information but I figure most of you moms no what I am talking about and the rest of you would rather I not go into too much detail...especially via the blog. I would highly recommend a nursing class to anyone who is expecting and planning to nurse. I know nursing will not be easy even with the knowledge but I do feel calmer after being given all of this information up front. I feel like I won't be a failure if nursing does not work out for me or for the baby. There is so much pressure with nursing that it is easy for me to let it overwhelm me. God bless all of you who have given nursing a try and can share with the rest of us your good and bad experiences. I will let you know how things go in a few months:)

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I've been tagged by Christen!! Things I am looking forward to: 1. Friday Date night with Kyle 2. Going to my prenatal swim class tonight-I am in major pain today! 3. Having a free weekend 4. Getting stuff for Kylie's room this weekend 5. Sleeping 6. Meeting Kylie in September 7. Ashley W's wedding in July 8. Catching up with people when I am in Auburn at the end of the month Things I did yesterday: 1. Worked 2. Picked up my prescription 3. Folded clothes 4. Watched TV with Kyle 5. Talked with my cousin Robyn 6. Made a BLT for dinner-I love these! 7. Registered for a nursing class 8. Ate ice cream Things I wish I could do: 1. Be outside all day 2. Everything on my thing to do list-my energy/back and legs just won't let me 3. Coupon-I am working on it-I really just want to get the hang of it 4. Sew-I have started but I think I am going to need lessons 5. See my friends more often 6. Go to the beach 7. Paint my house 8. Sing-just in general Shows I watch: 1. Reba 2. Food Network-in general 3. Jon & Kate Plus Eight-not sure if this will stay on the list since there marriage situation is completely depressing me 4. Wipe Out-Kyle and I watch this show together it is hilarious 5. Tori and Dean 6. House 7. Biggest Loser- this was my first season to watch 8. Most other shows just depend on if I have time Favorite foods: 1. Mexican 2. Italian 3. Seafood 4. Salads 5. Cookies 6. Brownies 7. Appetizers 8. Fruit Places I've traveled: 1. New York City 2. Los Angeles 3. Captiva Island-our honeymoon 4. Chicago 5. Las Cruces, NM/El Paso, TX 6. Disney World 7. Bahamas 8. Several places in Tennessee to go rafting-boy my list is exciting! I'd like to travel: 1. Wyoming 2. Canada 3. Boston 4. Alaska-cruise preferably 5. Hawaii 6. Italy 7. Paris 8. Greece People I tag: 1. Ashley Bell 2. Ashley W. 3. Alanna 4. Kellie 5. Julie 6. Laura Beth 7. Amanda 8. Lacey

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

24 Week Picture

I finally took a picture last night. I have let way too many weeks go without documenting my pregnancy so now I am trying to play catch up. I can only imagine what week 40 is going to look like!

Monday, June 8, 2009

24 Weeks

Yesterday was my official 24 week mark. I cannot believe how time is flying by! I went to the doctor this morning and everything looks good. I am measuring right on target. Next appointment is the glucose test and after that appointments every two weeks...crazy! So this weekend my parents came up to go to my appointment with me. We worked on the nursery yesterday getting all of my baby stuff situated and put into place. Once I started trying to figure out where I wanted to put things I realized that I am in desperate need of some organizing bins for her closet. I have a dresser for her but that just does not seem like it is going to be enough. Kyle's family had a mini shower for me two weekends ago which is where I began accumulating a lot of the stuff I have so far. It was so sweet of them to start with the gifts....they are a bunch of shoppers! BTW, I have started on getting all of the bedding set up so hopefully within the next few weekends we can finish up the "look" of the room and I will be able to post pictures soon. I am so excited for Kylie to arrive but I am really enjoying this time of preparing for her. God has blessed us with so many people who are being so supportive. Sometimes when we are up here in Hville it feels like we are alone but he keeps showing us just how many people have not forgotten about us. With that said I cannot wait to see what adventures the next 16 weeks will hold!

Monday, May 11, 2009

It's a......

It's a girl! Her name is Kylie Brooke. Everything looks great. She is right on target for 20 weeks. We are super excited and totally shocked. We thought for sure it would be a boy but either way was fine with us. I made pink and blue cookies last night to bring to work today for whatever it turned out to be. I should have more to say but I am so excited I don't know what to say!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

There is a human inside of me!

Last night as Kyle and I were lying in bed I felt the baby move. I have felt flutters here and there for a couple of weeks but last night it was like a fist rubbed across the inside of my belly. It was really cool but I turned to Kyle and I said, "Oh my gosh, there is a human inside of me." I don't think it has quite hit me until that moment. Of course Kyle looks at me and said, "Yup, there sure is!" I think he was confused about why I was so shocked because he knows I cannot wait to be a mom. And of course I cannot wait to be a mom but sometimes the reality just hits me. Our lives are already changing but they are about to change even more in September. In ways that I cannot fathom. Thank you to all you moms who blog so I can learn from you and feel comforted by the blessings and craziness that being a mom brings.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Last night I finally got to the gym. I have been waiting for the day when I felt well enough to go. I miss working out and how good it makes me feel. Plus I know how beneficial it will be for me during labor. So I will be honest and say that I did not accomplish much but I did do the eliptical machine for about 20 minutes and I did about 1.3 miles. It was frustrating to get on and not go my usual speed but hey something is better than nothing. Hopefully, I can keep this up and actually make it a routine. But if not praise God for at least one day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Weekend happenings and baby updates

My cousin Kellie and me this past Saturday. My cousin Robyn and her 8 1/2 month old son Cole. My friend Sarah and me two weekends ago.
The last couple of weekends have actually been pretty busy. Two weekends ago one of my best friends Sarah came to visit. We had a blast catching up and going maternity shopping. I miss her so much. She and her husband live in Atlanta and we just don't get to see them nearly enough.
Then this past weekend we went down to Auburn. We got together with my family on Saturday for my cousin's birthday. He turned 2! It was so great to see my family. I especially enjoyed seeing my cousin Kellie. She is also pregnant and about 8 weeks ahead of me. The cool thing is we are only about 9 months apart. It is so fun to have her going through this at the same time. Especially since she is further along and I can get her advice. Sunday we headed back up to Huntsville. I wanted to stay for Easter but I had to get home and rest. I am feeling so much better now but I get so exhausted so easily.
Speaking of which I had my 16 week appointment on Friday. Everything looked great. The nurse found the heartbeat much quicker this time. It was 174. My mother in law came and took me to the doctor. We had a great time and I think she really enjoyed getting to hear the heartbeat. So at my next visit we get to find out if the baby is a boy or girl. I cannot wait! This is the appointment I have been looking forward to the most. I just cannot believe that I will be half way through my pregnancy in 4 weeks. So mark your calendars for May 11th it is the big day!

Friday, March 13, 2009

12 week appointment

I just got back from my 12 week doctor appointment. Everything looks good. It took the nurse forever to find the heartbeat. Baby Murphree is apparently going to be mischievous. He/she kept running away from the nurse. Everytime she thought she had the heartbeat the baby would move away again. Luckily, the nurse finally had success and the heartbeat is 164. The appointment itself was not too excited I was just glad to hear the heartbeat and know that everything is still on track and going well.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Guess what popped out this week.....

My belly. Yep, all of a sudden on Wednesday I had a belly. When Kyle got home from work I said look and turned to the side. His eyes got really big and then he said, "Wow, you are going to be huge." I promptly hit him and said that was not the an appropriate comment. So it is officially obvious that there is a baby inside of me.

Monday, February 23, 2009

8 week appointment

So last Monday I had my 8 week appointment. I know I am a week late posting but I could not get to a scanner. Everything looked great. The heartbeat was 179 which was right on target. The doctor said it will level off in the next couple of weeks. The baby has grown quite a bit since the first ultrasound we had done. It was so cool to see how much it has grown in 2 weeks. I am going to post a picture even though there is not too much to see. Oh, and I need to give credit where it is due my good friend Amanda was kind enough to scan the picture for me. Thanks Amanda!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Valentine's Weekend

Well, this Valentine's day was different from others in the past. Kyle and I usually have a date that night...nothing big just usually a nice dinner. Well, this year we were not even together on Valentine's day. Over a month ago a trip had been planned for a group of Kyle's friends and their wives to go to Atlanta for the weekend. We were both looking forward to it and getting away for a few days to see friends. In the end Kyle got to go and I had to stay behind. I just did not think it was the best idea for me to go away for the weekend with as crappy as I have been feeling. However, Kyle had a great time in Atlanta hanging out with friends that he sees very rarely. While he was away my parents came up and took care of me. Mom cooked all day Saturday so I would have enough food for about 2 weeks. It was wonderful and much needed! It is so nice to have real meals again. I have not cooked in several weeks. All in all it was a good weekend for both of us but I am so glad he is home.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Nausea + Cravings = Baby Murphree

Kyle and I are expecting our first baby! I am seven weeks this week. We found out about a week and a half ago.We are shocked but really feel blessed.After a little scare on Friday I got to hear the heartbeat early. So far everything seems to be okay. I am really nauseated (sp?) and all food sounds disgusting until all of a sudden that is the only thing I can eat. I am tired but not exhausted. It actually has been a good thing that we unexpectedly went to the doctor on Friday because we got to hear the heartbeat which allows us to tell people and I got some nausea medication. I go back to the doctor in two weeks so hopefully at that point I will get to post a picture.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Our 2nd Anniversary

Today marks our 2nd anniversary. We have had such a great 2 years with lots of ups and downs that have strengthened our relationship and brought us to where we are today. I am so thankful for him. God has truly blessed me with a great husband. I cannot wait for many more anniversaries to come. Tonight we are going to eat at Grille 29. It is a steakhouse in Huntsville. We have heard good things so hopefully we will enjoy it. We are not doing the present thing this year since we have had so many big expenses with the house (which is present enough). I will try to post a picture of our wedding later. I thought I had one saved on my jump drive but apparently not.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Christmas 2008

Better late than never right. Here are some pictures from the month of December at our different Christmas gatherings. We had so much fun seeing all of our family over the holidays. We spent the weekend before Christmas with Kyle's family and then we spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with mine.