Wednesday, March 30, 2005

What kind of dog are you?

I'm either a Hungarian Puli or a Basenji - I took it twice...

To find out what kind of dog you are, go to http://www.gone2thedogs.com and click on "What kind of dog are you?" in the right column.

Have fun!

Sunday, March 27, 2005

MIA

Sorry I've been absent - this is likely to be a huge post!! I've had so much fun with my mom and sister here, and it seems like we've been going non stop. They left Friday morning, so I've spent the last few days resting and recouping. I can hardly believe they will be coming back in 7 or so weeks for Carson's birth! Crazy.

Oh, quick update on the week... the doctor's appointment Tuesday went well, and yes, we all crammed into the little exam room and mom videotaped Carson's heartbeat. It was a fun experience to say the least. Quite amusing. The shower Wednesday was so much fun. We are truly blessed to have so many friends that care so much for us. I almost feel that if Carson came now, we would have the necessary things to take care of him - for the most part. We got plenty of super cute outfits, bath stuff, the stroller and carseat set and the pack'n'play. Oh, and mom spent all of her free time at our house sewing fun things for Carson - receiving blankets, covers for our changing pad and my little rocker, decorative burp cloths, an awesome diaper bag that matches the stroller and carseat, and changing pads to match. So fun! I have the coolest diaper bag ever!! Oh, and we got a glider - did I mention that in a previous post? Well, in case I didn't, we found it at JCPenneys and had a gift card to there as well, so all in all the glider and ottoman cost us $100. It matches the other furniture so well and is comfy to boot! This has been such a great week! Here are some pictures from this week:


This is my mom and sisters and I at Carson's shower.

Here is the front and back of my super-cool diaper bag


Here is a picture of some of the stuff my mom made for Carson - she's so good!


And finally, an updated belly pic. 33 weeks or 8 months and a week.

It's finally starting to seem real in a not-so-real sort of way. I mean, what exactly am I supposed to expect with all of this? I told Cary yesterday that although I am truly excited, I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to be excited about. Yes, I know, we're having a baby, but I guess what I am trying to say is that, since I have not done this before, I really don't know what it will be like or what exactly I'm supposed to expect. I guess for now, I will revel in the fact that I am going to be a mom for the very first time to a little boy that knows no more than I do... a little boy that God created with Cary and I, especially for us to raise and to lead him back to his creator. I suppose I will revel in all of my dreams and hopes for him, and hope that in the end, he is an independent, strong individual that serves God with all of his heart, can stand on his own two feet, and yet, still desires to spend time with his adoring folks.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Nursery in progress pictures

We obviously still have a lot to do, but here are some pictures for you all.




Don't mind the rocker - I'm going to recover it to match the room.

We finally have a nursery!!!

Cary went and picked up the nursery furniture yesterday, so last night after dinner our wonderful and very helpful friends, Roy & Debbie, helped us put everything together. Actually, Roy & Cary put it together, and Debbie and I went to ToysRUs and bought the crib mattress and changing pad. What great friends!!

Funny story about the ToysRUs trip: Debbie and I were putting the stuff in the trunk, and I had to let the back seats down so the mattress could come through the trunk into the back of the car. So I got in the front of our 2-door honda accord and reached back for the lever to let the seats down, and my stomach got stuck between the seats - ha ha! I had to literally lift myself up between the seats so that I could reach the lever - really glad no one had to see that!!!

I did help put the last dresser together, so I got to help a little. Then, Cary and I stayed up until almost 1 putting all of the baby stuff we have together and putting the bedding in the crib and such. We still have quite a bit to do, but I definitely feel a little less stressed since we have a place for Carson now! Also, the furniture is beautiful and it's starting to look really cute. Now I just have to figure out what to put on the walls. We were going to paint, but now we're not sure if we are going to or not. I found some cute children's prints of a car and a truck that I might buy and frame for the nursery, and I think that I want to frame some scripture verses. I'm also considering hanging the quilt that came with the bedding behind the crib. We'll see. Anyway, I'll post some pictures soon so you can see our progress. It definitely made this all seem real for us! What, you mean there is a reason my stomach has gotten this big??

In other news, my mom and sister, Kelsey, are coming to visit us this next week. They get here Sunday and I absolutely cannot wait!! I have a doctor's appt Tuesday, so the four of us, Mom, Kelsey, Cary and I, are going to cram into the little room so they can here Carson's heartbeat. Very fun! Monday is our first childbirth class - we are getting so close!! And Wednesday, our friends Debbie (one of the afore mentioned wonderful people), Holly & Kelly (who are equally sweet and wonderful) are throwing us a baby shower. Woo-hoo!!!! What fun things I have to look forward too! Oh, and I almost forgot, I took off work Tuesday through Thursday while they are here this next week, and then I get Friday and Monday off for Easter, so after Monday, I get a whole 8 days off of work!!! Yeah!!!!! I am so so so excited!

Hope your days are as fun as mine!! :)

Friday, March 11, 2005

Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you???

How fun! Take this quiz and let me know which character you are. Cary and my dad are going to SOOO appreciate this post!! :)

Summer
I am Summer Wheatley and I hate cake.


Which Napoleon Dynamite character are you?
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Monday, March 07, 2005

Babymoon and Doctor Appointments

We had absolutely so much fun this weekend!!! We got to hang out with some friends Wednesday night. Thursday, we checked into our hotel and did the riverwalk thing and shopped a bit. We saw Million Dollar Baby - which is a great movie - and had dinner at a steakhouse on the riverwalk. I can't remember the name of it. Oh, and when we got back to our room, they had delivered chocolate covered strawberries for us. :) Friday, Cary had to work a bit in the morning, so I slept in and watched TV. Then once we got around, we went to the Spanish Market and had lunch at Mi Tierra's - yum! That night, we got to see Allison Krauss and Union Station in concert and we had tickets in the center of the TENTH ROW!!!! It was such a good concert - one of the best I've been to - and they were so funny! FUN!!! FUN!!! Saturday, we had breakfast in bed, which by the way is one of my very favorite things to do in a hotel, and then Cary had set up an appointment for me to have a facial and a manicure. On top of that, which is already fantastic, when I got to my appointment, he had flowers waiting for me with a super sweet card!! Isn't he just the best, most romantic husband!! :) Oh, and the spa was so cool - just like the ones you see in the movies! You get there, and they bring you to this little room and give you a robe and sandals. Once you are changed, they come and bring you water with lemon, and take you to a relaxation room with dim lighting, magazines and soft music. Then you go for your treatment, which is wonderful!! And after your treatment, they bring you more water with lemon and grapes to snack on. It was definitely pampering at it's best!! :) SOOO NICE!! After that, we went and had lunch with our friends Chris and Erica at Zio's. It was so nice to get to catch up with them. They are the kind of friends that even when you don't see each other for a long time, it's easy to pick up right where you left off. Those are some of the best kind, I think. Oh, and then we went shopping at Baby Gap and got Carson's coming home outfit - since this trip was in his honor. It's this great little grass green polo onesie that has stripes across the chest, khaki cargo shorts and socks to match the shirt. Super cute!!

Well, after our fabulous weekend - and all of that food, which I didn't think twice about enjoying, I had a Dr.'s appointment today. I was a little concerned about the dreaded scale. So, I go in and get all of my vitals taken, get on the scale, and it turns out, I lost a pound - go figure. I'm beginning to wonder if there is a correlation here - when I'm careful about what I eat, I gain - however moderately - and when I eat everything I can get my hands on, I lose - or maybe it was just the walking around San Antonio that kept me in check. At any rate, it was a very nice surprise. The rest of the appointment went well. Carson played hide-and-go-seek from our doctor. She couldn't catch his heartbeat in one place for more than a few seconds. He was just all over the place - kind of fun. Tomorrow, I have to go have a gestational diabetes test - which is normal, so not to worry. I get to go in and drink this orange drink that has tons of sugar on an empty stomach - blech!! Then I get to wait an hour and have my blood drawn. Hope I'm in the mood for sugar!! :)

Happy Monday, everybody!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Babymoon - here I come!!!

I'm so excited!! Cary and I are leaving this evening for San Antonio for our babymoon. I cannot wait!! He's planned this relaxing and romantic weekend for us, and we are staying in La Mansion right on the riverwalk. Yea!!! So, there's the highlight of my week.

In other news, I have an interview today at Baylor, so hopefully it will be interesting and promising. Also, only TEN more weeks!! Woo-hoo!!! I'm so excited to get to meet Carson! Cary on the other hand is suddenly feeling panicked!

Oh, and we interviewed at a church in Texarkana this weekend somewhat reluctantly, and it has turned out to be quite the positive venture, so we're praying about it. More on that later.

Hope you all have a fabulous rest of the week! and I'll check in if I can find the time amidst my relaxing :) heehee