Okay guys - we are trying to think of a Bible verse or two to put on the nursery wall. I wanted to try to come up with something besides the ordinary "baby verses"...and something that we could even work with our little girl to memorize as soon as she can. So...if you have any ideas let me know!
Just wanted to make a quick note about my 34 week appointment. Everything went well, she is measuring right on track (as usual) and no problems! I asked my doctor how long she lets women go overdue and she said a week at the most. I don't know that it will be a problem that we'll run into, but at least we kind of know the plan.
On another note...I had my first baby shower this weekend in Pocahontas! It was so much fun and I have a ton of pictures to sift through before I can do that post. Just want to say a HUGE thanks to 2 of my best friends, J.J. & Ashley, and my sister Lauren for heading up a great shower! Stay tuned...
I had my 32 week appointment this morning...everything went well. She is still measuring right on track, and my weight and BP were good. I only gained 1 lb. :) :) :) I really enjoy my appointments because I love seeing my doctor and the NP...they are fun just to talk to! Ha Ha! I saw the NP today and had not seen her in several months, so we had to catch up a little.
So...on to the next appointment in 2 weeks. Unfortunately I forgot my new insurance card (I mean, I go to this place every 2 weeks and just didn't even think about it being the new year), so the women at the front desk about had a conniption (is that how you spell that???). They told me 4 times that I had to fax them that card today! (their exclamation, not mine) So, I said "ok, I will fax you that card today!" I really wanted to say "Lady, you and the other woman have told me that several times - I am not stupid - my hearing and understanding are just fine." But I didn't...I just went home, got the card, went to kinko's, made a copy, and faxed it. Then I called to make sure they got it today! :)
Well, David and I start childbirth classes tonight. David is soooo excited - just kidding. He is dreading it a little, but he'll be fine.
Yeah - a Christmas Post AND pictures! What more could you ask for?! :) David and I had a great Christmas. It is easy to get caught up in all the worldly things and forget what we are actually celebrating, but I think (I hope!) David and I did a good job of keeping that in perspective, and plan to continue that as our daughter arrives...and grows up.
I think I mentioned before that the weekend before Christmas we drove to Henderson, KY to attend my cousin Ross' wedding (which was very beautiful I might add) and do a small Christmas celebration with my grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Then Christmas eve and Christmas day was spent with David's side of the family (immediate family), and then my parents, sister, and brother-in-law came to Memphis the Saturday after Christmas for our immediate family Christmas. Whew! It was a lot of driving and time, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It really means a lot to us to be able to see as much family as possible during this time. Unfortunately I forgot my camera when we went to Kentucky, and I somehow didn't get any pictures from my family Christmas. Oh well. David and I realized again just how spoiled we are...and how spoiled our unborn daughter is already!!! We were also able to attend the Christmas Eve service at our church (we only get to every other year because we rotate my family and David's for the actual Christmas Eve and Day). We are in our new sanctuary this year, so it was very special. So...here are the pictures!
This is when we were trying to take pictures for our Christmas card - I don't love this picture of David or me, but Chula looks so happy! Ha ha!
Christmas Eve night - Isabella and Aiden love to play in Margie's (David's mom) tupperware cabinet. How cute is this?! I love it that Isabella has no shirt on and Aiden has no pants!
Chula's gift from Dad & Mom (a.k.a. David and Nekayeh) a new collar and matching leash! How cute :) (We couldn't show her the leash because she would've gotten too excited thinking we were going for a walk.)
The Christmas tree and gifts at David's family Christmas!
Isabella looking at Uncle David with her new magnifying glass.
Aiden with his lawn mower that we got him. He loved this thing...much more than I expected. I'm happy we were able to get it for him...and hope he's not driving Jon & Julie crazy with it!
Nekayeh & Chula on Christmas morning - Chula wasn't really up for having her picture taken - she kept leaning away from me. :)
Well, that is all for now. I guess it is our last Christmas as just a couple - which is exciting and scary!!! Now that I've figured out this picture situation I will try to post some more recent pregnant pics...trust me, I am much bigger than the one on the Christmas card now. :)
OH...and as for a New Years post... well, I worked New Years Eve and New Years Day and David fell asleep on the couch, so there's nothing to post! :) Happy 2009!
We are living in Jackson, TN with our daughter, Norah Kate, and our chocolate lab, Chula. David is the Assistant Director for Student Mobilization at Union University, and I work as a nurse practitioner at The Jackson Clinic.