Saturday, July 23, 2011

Family a week late

We had our 25 week appointments last week. Sorry it took me so long to get the pictures up. Here is the report:
Apple continues to do very well. She was 1 lb and 11 oz and growing nicely.
The Dr was very pleased with Bluebear's progress. She was 1 lb 10 oz. More importantly, her ventricles seem to have stabilized. They didn't grow over the last 4 weeks and are just barely above the normal cut off. Hopefully, they will stay small and continue to drain. As is, she would not need surgery!
Momma-to-be: I am doing pretty well. I am starting to get uncomfortable under the ribs, especially when I am sitting down. My big scare this week was my glucose test for gestational diabetes. I failed my one hour test (barely) and had to take the 3 hour version. Fortunately, I passed that one with flying colors!
Daddy-to-be: most of Mark is doing well. His ankle (pictured above if you can understand the picture) is not doing so well. He has sprained his ankle periodically (in fact, it was pretty bad the night we first met). Last month he rolled it again during a basketball game. He is playing in a League at work. It kinda sorta healed. He was able to run on it and play on it again. This week he rolled it again real bad. The picture does not to the swelling justice - and this was taken a couple days after the injury. It is looking like he will be out for the playoffs.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I know you are all waiting eagerly for pictures of me and Mark dressed up as cows. I have been hounded more for these pictures than for belly shots! So here you go: our celebration of Chick-fil-a's annual Cow Appreciation Day (cow costume=free meal).We even got a third free milkshake to take to the hospital for Ann. Thanks, Chick-fil-a. See you next year (well actually, see you on whatever you call your Wear-A-Sports-Team's-Shirt-And-Get-A-Free-Meal-Day)

Monday, July 4, 2011


Mark and I finally got around to moving the furniture around upstairs in the girl's room. Part of the impetuous for this weekend was we got cribs. I wish I had taken a before picture. There is so much more space in that room now. The only thing we took out was a tall thin bookcase and we added a crib! Much better space management.
We only have one crib set up right now. They will share for a little while and then, when they are a little bigger, we'll put the other one up.Now I just need to figure out bedding and decorations...

We also rearranged our study...well, it was more just an addition. I finally got a writing desk. We had some additional things on our to do list Saturday night, but it took 2 hours to put the desk together! We weren't even having problems, just followed all the instructions straight through. There were just a lot of steps (and screws).It is nice having somewhere to put my computer and work in the study at the same time as Mark. A new chair will happen eventually, although this dining chair does keep my back straight.


My college roommate, Erika, drove all the way up from San Antonio this week to spend 24 hours with me and Mark. It was so fun! It had been almost 2 years since we last saw each other (and yet Erika was the only person to notice that I got a haircut two weeks ago...) Erika recently got back from serving a mission in southern Brazil. It is amazing how much she changed. I wonder if she thought the same thing about me.
We spent most of Tuesday evening just talking and catching up. In the morning, Erika helped me with these little onesies that I've been wanting to make for a long time...
We didn't quite get them finished, but I still already love them. I made up the applique patterns, so I'm glad they worked out (so far at least). I hope I didn't bore Erika too much with the baby project.
Thanks again Erika for coming up. Good luck in Provo this Fall!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Unplanned, I Promise

Old Navy and Shade: a great way to combat the Texas heat.


Last Monday, Mark and I celebrated 3 years of marriage. This past year was quite a bit different than the first two. Neither one of us was in school, Mark is now a full-time employee, and we didn't move at all this year. It was a great year (as were the others). It is getting harder to remember what it was like to be without each other and impossible to imagine going back. I'm so grateful that we were sealed for Eternity.
To celebrate we had a lovely meal at home (tomato-beef stir-fry, one of my favorites) and an evening swim. It was a perfect night.Happy Anniversary, Mark. I'm looking forward to year 4.