Friday, January 25, 2008

We haven't bought anything yet

Just precious.




Are we really supposed to put this on our child?




So stinkin cute!





We haven't bought anything for baby yet, but we've already received 2 gifts from friends and 1 from family.  We received one from my boss at Banana, one from my Lex's parents & one from our friends in Dallas who just got married this past fall.  Who can guess which one came from what person?  

The BLOB on the BLOG

Hello all!  We have wonderful pictures of baby to share.  We had our 1st ultrasound yesterday. We got to see the pinto bean of a baby and the heartbeat!  Which by the way beats 149 times a minute...crazy baby!  No wonder I'm always nauseous!  

Boo... we AREN'T HAVING TWINS....we were sad just for like 1 second when we only saw one blob.  But thank you to the 3 hopeful people who voted in favor of twins.  We'll try harder next time....

The baby is the blog near the bottom of the yolk sac.  On the bottom pic there is a tiny little arrow that points to the head.  Looking at the picture, baby's head is on the left side.

It seems a little more real to us now that we've seen a pic of baby.  However, it's still far from being tangible and is only in our minds.  I'm not showing yet, so Lex still has to rely on my words to convey what's going on in my body.  He thinks that once I'm showing he'll feel more involved.  It makes sense.

I'm feeling well.  I am managing nausea by keeping food on my stomach.  I feel like every time I turn around I'm eating.  But I'm trying to eat healthy snacks and meals.  For those of you who know me well, you know how weird of an eater I am.  I'm being responsible to say the least!  I'm happy to report I have not fulfilled my once a week trip to Sheridan's this week.  I don't even want to go.  Now that is hormones for you!

Please pray for baby as it continues to grow.  We have our 20 week ultrasound on April 24th....the big day!  I guess I'll update the poll now.  

Monday, January 21, 2008

PAPA'S TULIPS

Papa gave Steffany about 150 tulip bulbs to plant in her yard.  Guess who got to help her?  ME!!!!!!!!  She and I spent about an hour digging holes all over the place.  It probably wouldn't have taken so long except for the fact that we had no idea what we were doing AND Lukas kept shoveling up the dirt we were using to fill the holes to fill up the bird bath!  He kept stealing our dirt!  Don't let the pictures fool you....Lex only came out to help after he finished watching HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL....like when we were almost done! 



I hope the tulips come up.  These are bulbs that Papa has had for years.  He planted and dug them up year after year.  Maybe there will be a tulip garden in a few months that Steffany can post about!  If not, we did it for Papa.  We knew how much it meant to him and it was an awesome memory. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SHE'S TURNING INTO A BLUEBERRY!

Remember on Willy Wonka when Violet turns violet and blows up like a giant blueberry.  Well, baby isn't THAT big, a little smaller-1/2 an inch!  I can't believe baby is the size of a little blueberry.  



Monday, January 14, 2008

Christmas in Poplar Bluff in January

This room has seen so many generations.  I love this room because it feels like home. It never changes.  It misses Mimi, but it still feels like she's there every time I walk into it.

My favorite part about going to P.B. is seeing my Papa.  I adore Papa.  
He's my John Boy.


The boys

Uncle Jerry is hilarious.  He's always cracking jokes with the kids.  Uncle Jerry sat with Steffany and the kids one night for dinner at the white table.  He kept messing with Faith and she turned to him and said, "You better stop!  I took Karate!"  I don't think he stopped.  Uncle Jerry will never stop being Uncle Jerry.  Gotta love him!  


This is Aunt Sarah's "They have no idea I don't have a tenth of a second hand on my watch" grin!  She had Faith, Jace & McKayley running around Papa's house in circles for about an hour.  They thought they were being timed to the tenth of the second and kept trying to beat the "record".  Oh Aunt Sarah...you are clever!
Aunt Sarah is an amazing woman.  She loves her husband, loves her family & her Lord.  I always look forward to visiting with Aunt Sarah when I go to P.B. 


Uncle Lex & Lukas had a workout showdown one night.  It started with action figures working out but morphed into them doing push ups & stretches together.  Luke counted to 10 each time they did something new.  It was so cute...I mean, manly!


"Come on stretch it out old man!"


"One, Two, Three...I want results!"


This became a daily ritual while we were in P.B.  The kids got in the blanket and Lex & Adam swung them.  THEY LOVED IT!  It was rather scary to watch b/c they got so close to the ceiling.


This is the living room where I've had my best and most cherished Christmas memories.


I love opening presents with McKayley, Jace, Faith & Lukas b/c they are the most patient & grateful children I know.  After they opened a gift they'd stop, go over to whoever gave it to them and hug & thank them.  It was awesome.  P.S. I didn't get a picture of it, but Papa got peanut brittle and before the whole thing was over, he had it opened and all over himself.  He's getting pretty messy when he eats!


Every L.A. film producer needs a good Texas t-shirt with a cowboy on it.  YEE-HAW



My least favorite part about going to P.B. is saying bye to Papa.  It's so hard.




Christmas morning

I just loaded pictures from Christmas morning on my computer.  We had a very special Christmas this year b/c Joel was with us!  Lex had to go to work at 1pm on Christmas Day so we had an 11:30am rushed Christmas.  It was so late b/c Lex also worked the night before and needed to sleep in.  

This is Joel.  For those of you who don't know who Joel is, he's my other dad.  He's gonna be a grandpa!  


My favorite thing about this picture is that Elf is on in the back!  ELF!!  My one time a year movie that I miss watching already....I had it playing Christmas Day b/c it was the last day I would be watching it until Thanksgiving Day 2008!  I can't wait!


Joel opening his new Texas Tech watch



Olly playing with his new stocking toys!



Olly managed to fall asleep inside my jacket box.

This might be my all time fav pic of Olly.  He was so tired he just sat there while we put his stocking stuffers on his head.  


Olly makes every event interesting!

My ER hero

Christmas in Missouri still to come!






Still Pregnant




If you've ever been pregnant you probably know exactly why I took 3 tests within the 1st week.....I took this one morning when I had gotten 11 hours of rest the night before and I didn't feel pregnant when I woke up!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

EQUATE


1/4/08
9:10 A.M. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Strange

Hey everyone.  I'm sitting here watching Hairspray and trying to get motivated to pack. Lex & I leave for Missouri tomorrow to visit the family.  I'm so excited because I get to see my brother and sister and the babies.  The Boster kids will always be my "babies".  I have the most wonderful nieces and nephews.   I also get to see my Papa and mom.  We're going to celebrate Christmas again so that'll be fun.  I haven't started packing and am having a hard time getting focused.  I'm worn out.  I haven't had a day off at work since Christmas Day.  I'm going on 8 days straight so I'm having a hard time shifting my mind from work to our trip.  

And....I'm a few days late and hoping my period doesn't come.  I'm thinking about it constantly.  I don't know if I'm imagining period cramps or they're really there.  We'll find out soon I guess.  It's strange waiting for something that could potentially change your life.  It's hard not to play mind games.  I tell God that whatever happens I won't care either way.  It's how I can guard myself.  I feel like if I'm disappointed to not be pregnant that I'm not trusting God to do what's best in His perfect timing.  I so want to walk in that timing so I try to sell myself a pitch that if I start I start and it's no big deal.  But it is a big deal.  Does that make sense?  Then at the same time I'm like, "CRAP!  I can't be pregnant yet.  I'm still a kid! I'm not ready for all that."  But I'm not a kid and I'm surely not ready....although I feel like it's time.  

Olly says hello.  He's curled up on the bed under the blanket.  

Pray for my heart.  It's just kinda feels strange.