Monday, August 24, 2009

Pink or Blue???

It has hit... I am so excited to find out the gender of this baby.  I was doing great not knowing but as the due date is quickly approaching I am so curious to know this baby as either a boy or a girl.  I have no idea which one it is.  The baby's heart rate today at the doctor was down in the 130's which is even lower than Soren.  I asked the doctor if that meant boy and she said that heart rate was no indication, but according to the old wives tales it means boy.  However, I got stopped in the mall by a lady who said, "you're having a girl aren't you, I can tell by the way you are carrying."  So according that the wives tale about carrying low I am more girl.  I still think it is a boy but am excited to now be unsure of which gender.  I LOVE surprises!   Here is the beginning of getting the closet ready with just a few outfits of both gender.  Let's take a vote on what you think this baby is going to be.  Leave a comment with your guess!

While I was getting the closet put together... this is what Soren was doing... Notice the broken lamp in the back ground (don't worry it was unplugged)... You can't tell but he also colored all over it with blue marker.  A fitting smile to go with his work!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Now this is what summer is all about!

This past week was such a wonderful summer week.  It was a week that you look back on during the cold gloomy winter months.  It was perfect.  It all began with a dinner out with my high school friends.  Dustin and I got a Sunday evening out!  We were celebrating my dear friend Chelsea and her husband Sangam's visit from TX.  We miss those two so much and it was great seeing them again.  The next few days were followed with pool dates, park dates, lake dates with family, and another get together BBQ at our friend's Andrea and Dustin's new house.  

My mom also threw a beautiful baby shower for some dear friends of ours and her new baby boy Auden.  

Soren and I got to stay with my parents for a long weekend visit because Dustin was out of town.  We had a great time.  Friday was the perfect day to go with the perfect summer week.  We woke up to Nana and Papa, went for a walk, were swimming by 10, went and got a cookie at the park, back to swimming, Soren took a long nap and I was able to relax in the pool and read, enjoyed Samantha and Luke's friends stopping in for quick dips, had pizza by the pool, and took a Soren for a night time swim with the pool lights on!!  FABULOUS!

In Soren's world... Papa + tractor = talking about it non stop for 2 days straight!!!

And finally the pregnancy update.  I am at 32 weeks and NOT on bed rest!  
Here is me with Soren on TOTAL bed rest at 32 weeks.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

30 Weeks

We made it to the home stretch.  I am 3o weeks this week and feeling great.  No preterm labor as of yet either!  I am very excited because Alicia found the perfect song for this baby.  I have been listening to it all the time and can't wait to meet this life.  The song is "Wonderful Maker" by Jeremy Camp if you want to download it.  Soren's song is also fabulous called, "In Your Presence" by Jeremy Camp.  Here is a picture from 29 weeks.  Getting Big!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I made it to August without killing any of my plants.  This is a first for me.  However, Soren and I have taken very careful and loving care of our flowers.  I spend most of my time while Soren is outside tending to them.  The basil and parsley pot is Soren's, he waters that one daily.  Although it has been me who has watered and loved on these plants the design was taken from my mom.  She has the most beautiful flowers and for my birthday she got me the first pot and flowers pictured below.  I love it.  I love Summer!!