Monday, August 31, 2009
Megan & Alan were some of the first people we met when we moved here -Alan was in Dan's PA class, and they hit it off right away. Megan was pregnant with their first (Abby) at the time, and I was able to get to know her during the later part of her pregnancy when she was on bed rest and I had no friends - so we hung out (she couldn't get away from me basically). There was even an incident where she & I went to the local flea market so she could get out for a bit & after several bouts of contractions, I became convinced she was going to have that baby right then and there (she didn't).
We were able to be there for Abby's birth in 2006, and I fell in love with that sweet baby girl. We have spent countless evenings at their place enjoying Megan's fine cooking and laughing together over lots of games. Last summer we did a short vacation together down to Florida when Megan was pregnant with Sam (#2) and had a blast together as they showed us around some of their old stomping grounds. Dan was among the first to hold baby Sam after he was born at the end of July 2008 just after I left for Estes Park, Colorado for 2 weeks for work. Needless to say, I was dying to see that little boy when I got home!
The Lord has blessed us with many dear friends in Nashville, but there is something about saying good-bye to these guys that have been here from the beginning that is such a lonely feeling. They're only moving 2 hours away, so we know we'll still be seeing each other - but there were still tears as we hugged good-bye one last time this morning before they pulled out.
Megan & Alan - thank you for your loyal friendship and all of the many memories you've given us these past 3 1/2 years. You are the type of friends we have known we could always count on, and that is worth it's weight in gold. And Abby & Sam - please don't grow too fast between the times we get to see you! We love you and will miss you so very much - Nashville just isn't the same without you.
P.S. This is entirely unrelated, but it's too exciting not to post today. You may remember I mentioned awhile back that my Grandma was making some bedding for the crib...and it's finished!! She got it in the mail last week and it arrived on Friday - certainly the most exciting morning I had all week! Here's a sneak peak, and I'll post more nursery pictures as it comes together in the next few days:
I just love it!!
Monday, August 24, 2009
I immediately started pumping us both full of extra vitamin C and fluids (as if I'm not drinking enough water already), hoping to get Dan better quickly and to avoid the bug myself. But no such luck. By Saturday evening, my throat had that scratch that lets you know you're in for it, and yesterday we were both pretty puny. Fortunately it just seems like a cold, so hopefully it will be short lived!
Dan headed off to work this morning feeling a little more perky but still not 100%, and I've spent most of the day on the couch just trying to rest. If anyone has any tips for a puny pregnant girl, please let me know!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Demonstrating some short hair awhile back with a couple coworkers at Music in the Rockies
When I actually fix it...most of the time, it's in a ponytail.
Also, there's the fact that Dan likes my hair long. I'm kind of leaving that out of the equation right now - too many other practical issues to think about here, folks.
So there's my dilemma. I'm just trying to think about what would be easiest once baby arrives...spend a long time one day and get a few days "wear" or quick and easy but every day?? Those of you that are moms, please, help me think through this. I need you.
Let me just end this by saying that I feel really shallow right now that I was able to write an entire post just on the thoughts rolling through my head about a silly haircut. No wonder I never get anything done.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
And somehow months have whizzed by and this happened:
I've been receiving weekly e-mail updates from a website called BabyCenter (I highly recommend it for any of you mothers or soon-to-be moms out there!), and part of this always includes a size comparison of my growing baby and some sort of produce. For example, here was the 8 week comparison (the quarter is just for a point of reference):
And 34 weeks:
And yes, I do feel like I'm carrying something the size of a melon around in my mid-section! I absolutely cannot WAIT to sleep on my stomach again.
Anyway, the appointment went well, the baby is measuring just right, her heart beat is strong, and she is already head-down. Now we just have to hope she stays that way for the next couple of weeks while she still has room to turn! Only about 6 more weeks to go (give or take of course) before we get to meet this baby girl...I can't hardly believe it.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
When I was home back in July, Grandpa AJ took me out to his workshop so I could see the progress on my glider rocker! Here's Uncle Kirby & Grandpa displaying their handiwork - I can't wait to see the finished product! How special to have such a keepsake built by these hands.
This past weekend, we were thrilled to have an old friend from Northwestern spend a couple days with us. Heather and Dan got to know each other their first couple years of college through several different ministries they were involved in, and now she is a full-time missionary in Afghanistan. We so admire the work she is doing there with women & children, and we were blessed just to hear some of her stories of what God is doing there. She also brought along some of her Afghan wardrobe - it even fits pregnant women!
I'll try and do better this month keeping up with the blog...as long as you all don't mind reading a lot of pregnancy updates as I have a feeling they might become more frequent!