Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our Christmas of Firsts!!!

We must say that this has been a Christmas of firsts! To start things off, this was the first Christmas that Shawn and I have had as husband and wife. To celebrate we decorated our tree with all new ornaments and decorations. We bought them on sale at the end of last Christmas and the funny thing it, they are all blue and silver. We find this ironic as we are also expecting a baby boy! So to bring on the second first, we are pregnant and excited to know that we will have a baby boy to spend next Christmas with. (which you all know that) Third, my brother announced that they are pregnant as well! A little cousin for baby Wake to play with! Yeah!!! We had a wonderful Christmas and wish it didn't go by so fast.




We also decorated our house with lights for the first time as well! I would have to say that I think Shawn did a great job! I also have a picture posted of me and Shawn. It is hard to see pictures of me as I am growing so fast. I have been getting bigger by the day and have major pains really low at times. The doctor says it is due to my ligaments and pelvis stretching...OUCH...is all I can say! Sleeping is becoming more difficult as my hips hurt because I don't normally sleep on my side. So I am adjusting to all the changes that are occurring. But I know it is all worth it and I have a wonderful husband that is helping make it even easier.



















Here are a few of the gifts that Wake got this Christmas! Shawn's Aunt Sandy and Uncle Bennett sent these gifts and my mom bought him all the gifs in the second pictures. I would have to say that he did very well considering he isn't even born yet! But we thoroughly enjoyed getting the gifts as it made everything so much more exciting! He is being spoiled already!





We hope everyone had as Merry of a Christmas as we did and we miss and love you all!!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Feeling our baby boy kick, punch, stretch and flip...

I am now feeling our baby boy kick me like crazy. He can be very active some days and it is a wonderful feeling. He has also found a cozy little spot really low in my stomach and I think he uses my bladder as a pillow. It causes me to have a lot of pressure and to use the bathroom constantly. But I just can't explain how much of a wonderful feeling it is to feel him move around inside me. It creates such a bond that I can't explain how much I love him already. I just can't wait to meet him!

I have also been dealing with another issue. I have always wanted to be pregnant and have a child. So to me, this is one of the most exciting times in my life, aside from marrying the man of my dreams! However, I have struggled a little. It is mind boggling at how RUDE people can be. I have heard more negative things than positive (moreso at work). I hear how "fat" or "chubby" I have gotten, been asked how much I ate over the weekend b/c I look "huge", been told I look "really pregnant and big" (in the beginning of the pregnancy) and then now get odd looks and comments on days I have have a tighter shirt on. (even if it is a pregnancy shirt) I have to remind people that I am growing a human being inside of me with all these comments. I know a lot of it is in jest, but really. I get negative comments about the name we have picked and they always voice their true opinions no matter how rude they are. I have even had people say that they are not as excited b/c it is a boy...I mean, are you really that picky. I am having a baby and didn't know that it mattered whether or not it is a boy or girl. Overall, I am struggling enough with gaining weight and having my body change, so all these comments make it even harder. I just feel I need to share this with others as I would have never imagined that I would have to experience this. I think it is sad how others can make such a wonderful experience seem so bad at times. But I am doing my best to not listen to these comments and not let my mood swings kick in and over react.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

video


Here is a small video of our 19 week sonogram. It was taken on November 26th and that is when we found out we were having a baby boy! I took a small part of the video with my camera so I hope it comes out okay. Isn't he just precious!



Here is also a picture of my 20 week belly. (Half way there!!!! Yeah!!!) It was taken a week ago. I have noticed that some days I look bigger than other days. It also depends on what I am wearing that day.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Pictures by Jennifer Ring

I wanted to post some Christmas pictures that my best friend, Jenny, took of us. She has her own photography business and does an awesome job! (Jennifer Ring Photography) If anyone is ever interested in getting photos done I would definitley recommend her! She's awesome! Here are a few pictures to share with you! Merry Christmas everyone!!!!