Sunday, May 23, 2010

The winner is...

The Diaper Champ!!!

After reading up on them and getting input from other people who use them, we think we have made the right choice. I am most excited to not have to buy the expensive refills. So the diaper champ in now on the registry!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Diaper Champ Vs. Diaper Genie

Ok. We need your help. We have been trying to decide which diaper system will be the best for us. We would appreciate any first hand reviews from anyone who has to deal with dirty diapers. Please list your pro's and con's for the one you use. If you use something different we'd love your input as well. Thanks

Monday, May 17, 2010


To all the Mom's out there, I need your help. There are so many baby things our there, I have registered for a lot of things, but I know there are the must haves out there and things each mom loves for the little ones. If you could please leave me a comment with things you liked or things you did not like that would be great!

We are registered at Target and Babies R US

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Birthday Boy!



Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Some one is turing ONE!

I wanted to say Happy Birthday to a very special
little boy who turns ONE today!!!!


This is my friend Katie's sweet little boy Grayden. If you do not read her blog please do she has an amazing story. Grayden is her miracle baby!

Stop by her blog and wish him a Happy Birthday!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day!

This mother's day is very different from last year. This is my second Mother's day (kind of). Last was filled with loss and sadness, this year is full on hope and excitement.

I woke up this morning to a cute little present from my sweet baby girl. It was a cute little shirt that says I love MOM! I hope that she can wear it next year! I also got a sweet card. This is what it said.

Hi, Mommy!
Even though I haven't been born yet. I wanted to tell you that I can hardly wait to see you and play with you. But in the meantime, just know that I already love you and know you'll make a really great MOM!
Love, ?

P.S. Who's the guy who's always patting you on the stomach and saying "Helloooo in there"? What a goofball!

Happy Mother's Day
(a little bit early)

I know that this day can be hard for many of you. Those of you that are waiting to someday become a mom I remember feeling that. I also know this day is hard for those of you who have loss your sweet angels.

To all the Mom's Happy Mother's Day!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

ESPN and the BABY!

ESPN thought this was his new bed!

Many people have asked us what we are going to do about ESPN when the baby comes??? If you know us at all you know he has been our pride and joy and baby for the last 3 1/2 years almost 4 years. He is so special to us and we love him a lot. We are pretty sure he will be just fine with the baby. We know he will be jealous at first but we have high hopes they will become the best of friends.

There have been some changes for him in the past few months. The big one has been that he got kicked out of his room. We had a spare room that was his, and now it is the nursery.
He still goes in the nursery looks around and lays down on the floor. He loves the new carpet I think!
We plan to take blanket to the hospital with us, then rub it on her and then send it home to ESPN. This way he will get use to her smell, so when she comes home he will already know her smell. This is our hope!

Any one else have any suggestions? We are up for any kind of help. We want bringing her home to be good for both of them!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Baby Bump!

Here are a few pictures from this week.

Here we are at 25 weeks! I look bigger than I am it is the dress.

Giving love to our sweet girl!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Week 25

It has been a while since I have done a pregnancy up date, so I thought since we were at the Doctor today that I will give everyone an update.

Everything went fine, she is growing big and strong. I am measuring 26 weeks, which is one ahead of where I am. Her heart beat was nice and strong at 154. She moved all over while Dr. G was trying to find her heart beat. Next appt I get to have the pleasuring of having my gestational diabetes test. You have to drink this orange Trutol stuff, then one hour later they test my blood sugar and it needs to be less than 140, if so I pass if not then I have to go for a 3 hours test. I have high hopes that everything will be ok and I won't have to have this happen.

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 25 Weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 3 pounds gained

Maternity Clothes: I am wearing my maternity jeans and loving them. They are so comfy! Plus some cute maternity dress.

Best Moment this week: Hearing her heart beat!

Gender: It's A GIRL!

Movement: Yes it is so amazing. The punches, jabs, and kicks are getting a little bit stronger. I love feeling them and knowing that she is inside of me doing well.

Food Craving: None, just happy I like all food again.
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly and sleeping through the night!

What I am looking forward to: My baby showers and her bedding to come from Pottery Barn!

Belly Button: In

Symptoms: I am still tired a lot but feeling great!

Well that is my up-date, I will try to do this more offten.

We decided that we needed something to call her since we are not going to name her until she is born so....Petunia will be her name until then.

Have a great week everyone!

Sweet Pea

May 4th a day that I wish had never happened. It is a day Josh and I will remember forever.

This song tells how we feel. You can listen to it on the right hand side.

-"Glory Baby" by Watermark

Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say baby…baby...
You were growing, what happened dear?
You disappeared on us baby…baby...
Heaven will hold you before we do
Heaven will keep you safe until we’re home with you…
Until we’re home with you…

Miss you everyday
Miss you in every way
But we know there’s a
day when we will hold you
We will hold you
You’ll kiss our tears away
When we’re home to stay
Can’t wait for the day when we will see you
We will see you
But baby let sweet Jesus hold you
‘till mom and dad can hold you…
You’ll just have heaven before we do
You’ll just have heaven before we do

Sweet little babies, it’s hard to
understand it ‘cause we’re hurting
We are hurting
But there is healing
And we know we’re stronger people through the growing
And in knowing-
That all things work together for our good
And God works His purposes just like He said He would…
Just like He said He would…

I can’t imagine heaven’s lullabies
and what they must sound like
But I will rest in knowing, heaven is your home
And it’s all you’ll ever know…all you’ll ever know…

Losing a baby is the hardest thing we have ever had to do. Josh and I have grown a lot over the past year. Looking back at all the things we went through the ups and downs and the waiting, I know we are stronger people because of what we have gone through. At the time I kept asking why... why us? I still don't know the answer to this question. I know that God has a plan it has not unfolded yet.
I hope that I can make a difference and help someone who is going through this. To let them know they are not alone. Having a miscarriage has showed me that it is something that no one talks about. No one knew what to say to us or how to react. We found many books and have read a lot of them, they helped but to have someone to talk to was the most helpful.

Through this process I have meet two amazing woman who have helped me through this. One is so special to me that I have gotten to call her a friend. She lives faraway but I know she is always a phone call away.

If anyone has questions, I am always here.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Spring 2010

Spring is here, which makes me so excited for many things.

Here is my top 10 Favorite things about spring(in no specific order)

#1 Warmer Weather
#2 Wearing flip flops/sandals
#3 Hearing the birds chipping
#4 Seeing the flowers open up and the trees turn green
#5 Tulip Time (Cotton Candy and Dutch Dancing)
#6 Having the windows open and smelling the fresh air
#7 Fresh fruits and veggies
#8 Going for walks
#9 Watching the sun set
#10 Seeing all the amazing things GOD has created

What are some of your favorite things about spring?