Wednesday, February 24, 2010

28 weeks

So as of last Friday I am 28 weeks and officially in my third trimester. Wow! It has gone by so fast. I am so ready to meet our baby Avery, but at the same time, I want to just freeze this point in time so I can remember it forever. She has been moving so much lately and I love feeling every kick and punch. If my pictures are any evidence, I think she's been growing this month. :) My appetite has picked up a little and sleeping at night is still so so. I am working on making a pillow though that I hope will help the sleeping issue.

My doctor's appointment was this Tuesday, and everything was almost ok. I'm measuring where I am supposed to be, but my blood pressure was higher than normal. I was seeing one of the other doctor's in the practice that I hadn't seen before and he was just a tad concerned since it seems like it is slowly creeping up at each visit. I had to do a few more tests and have to go back on Friday to have it rechecked. I think part of it had to do with our whirlwind of a weekend. Randy's grandmother passed away on Saturday morning so we headed to Odessa Saturday night for the funeral on Monday. The last minute trip, combined with not eating right and not sleeping well probably had a lot to do with my blood pressure being elevated. I'd appreciate your prayers that it was a one time thing and it will be back to normal on Friday.

On a more upbeat note, we put an offer in on a house this week. We are really praying that if it is God's will they will accept our offer. If not, we know there is something else out there for us. It is exciting to think about being in our own house soon though!

Here are some pictures from this month:

LoveStrong Event at church with Tiffany & Brent

This weekend in Odessa

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

And her name is......

Gender: Girl
Origin: French
Meaning: Wise

After much deliberation, discussion, and a whole lot of patience, our baby girl has a name! Yay! I can't tell you how happy I am to call her Avery. "Baby girl" is sweet and cute, but there is something about feeling her move inside me that makes her so much more "real" than just calling her "baby girl." A little background on her name - before we knew we were having a girl Randy and I discussed names. We both agreed on a boy's name, but couldn't agree on a girl's name. The boy's name does have the same initials as Randy so we thought we would try to find an R name so we all would be R's, but do you know how hard it is to find a girl's R name we both like? Almost impossible. :) So we threw that idea out and just started looking at all girl names. Randy liked traditional, common names. Me, I like more unique names. Not crazy ones, just not as common. He had like 4 names he liked (and I had vetoed all of them) and I had a list of 10 or so. He didn't like any of mine, so I kept looking for others that he might like. Let's just say there are a ton of cute girl names out there. I found one I really loved and loved the way it sounded with Marie. Of course, he didn't like it. So finally after much frustration, Randy said he would pick a name that I liked if I would just not mention it for a while. As hard as it was, I said ok and waited. And waited. And waited. In the mean time he slipped a few times and called baby girl by the name I liked. I was hopeful, but knew he probably would choose one of the other ones. Well, Friday night he was walking out the door to go help a friend and told me bye, gave me a kiss, and patted my stomach and said, "Bye, Avery!" As soon as he said it, he realized what he had done and I was shocked. Turns out he had decided a month ago that Avery was ok, he just didn't tell me. Made me wait it out. Stinker! I was so excited. I did wait until now to tell anyone just to make sure he really was ok with it. He said it had grown on him. We told our families this past weekend.

I can't wait to see you face to face Avery Marie! Your daddy and I love you so much already. We pray that you will seek God as your only source of wisdom. Can't wait to meet you baby girl!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


So I realized today that we have 100 days until our due date for our precious little girl. Granted, I know she's not guaranteed to arrive on that date, but for now that's the only way to count down to her arrival. 100 days. Hmm...our world is about to be changed forever - in so many ways. I really can't wait. I know it won't all be easy or fun, but it all will be worth it. Some friends of ours posted a picture on Facebook yesterday of their little girl in a huge bow. It made me realize Randy has no idea how bows are about to overtake his world. :) I do have to brag a bit and say I know this little girl is going to be wrapped around her daddy's finger in no time at all. He's going to be such a fun dad. We were at some friends' house the other night and their 11 month old went straight to him. He held him like an old pro. I guess those few years in KidRidge really paid off!