Friday, April 29, 2005

Fun Quiz Things

red
You're red! You feel things more than most people
and you're almost always upfront about how you
feel.


Color Personality Test
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holding hands
hand holding - you like to be in constant physical
contact with your special someone but you don't
want to take things too quickly.


What Sign of Affection Are You?
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Friend antiques
Your wise quote is: "The best antiques are old
friends" by Unknown...
Your buds is the source of your happiness
(maybe not all but still). Even if it's just
one, a couple or a whole group they are the
ones you can't wait to see. It does not matter
if you're shy with everyone else or not, with
them you let your true spirit shine and can be
as loud as you want. They accept you, and you
love them for that.


What wise quote fits you?(pics) UPDATED
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There is my fun for the day...

Happy weekend everyone!! :)

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Just so I don't start getting panicked calls...

for not posting in a while - I'm still hanging in there. :) I just haven't had a lot of interesting things to say. I'm officially transitioned into my new position at Baylor. I'm really enjoying it so far, but I have so much to learn!! It's definitely kept me occupied.

Cary's gone this week - yep, he's in Kentucky for work until Friday. Oh, and my OB is not in the office, although she can be reached in case of emergency, so really, this would be incredibly bad timing for me to go into labor. Not that I'm worried, I just figure if I say that maybe Carson will listen. Really though, anytime after Friday is fine with me :) I just can't wait to meet this little guy! Anyway, I'm spending my week in preparation mode. Last night, I returned some things that we have received that we didn't need and got the cutest little overall outfit from Kohl's for $10!! It was on sale for 60% off!! Way to go!! Then I went to Target and Toys R Us and got a few more crib sheets and some stuff that we'll need for the hospital bag, which I plan on packing sometime this week. Most people would find this awfully boring, but I loved every minute! Then, I went home and started washing bedding and blankets and Carson's 0-3 month stuff. So fun!! - no really!! If you've ever been an expectant mom, you will understand.

Tonight is girls night!! My friends Debbie and Staci and I are going to grab a bite to eat and have fun. OH! and Staci just found out that she will be induced on the 10th!! Woo-hoo Staci!!! So exciting!! And!! Her toes will be pretty for it because she and I are going to get pedicures on the 4th - something every big prego should do!! :) Silly, I know - I told you I had nothing of interest to say! :)

Oh, quick Texarkana update - The weekend went very well, and we had a lot of fun. We're still praying about it, and I'll let you know if we come to a decision. I must say though that all of our attention has been stolen by this upcoming birth - it makes it hard to prepare for or consider much else.

Also, the weekly "check" update: As of last Friday, I am dilated to a 1 and 60% effaced. Woo-hoo!! Come on Carson!! :) I won't have an update for this week, because as I mentioned earlier, my OB is not in the office, so it will just be a weight and blood pressure visit. Hopefully that means that by next week (39 weeks!!!) I will have made mad progress towards this birth! :) Keep praying for a speedy and easy delivery! :)

Thanks everyone!!

Friday, April 15, 2005

Progress!!

I had a doctor appointment today. I'm 36 weeks, so she checked me - I'll leave it at that. Just wanted you to know that I'm not dialated yet, but I am 40% effaced. If you don't know what that is, we'll just say it's progress, and if you want more info, then you can google it. At any rate, I am encouraged. Only 4 more weeks till my due date!!

Also, we are headed back to Texarkana tomorrow morning to visit that church again. Please be praying for Cary and I as we visit and lead worship. Please specifically pray that God speaks clearly to us as to the direction he would like us to take.

Have a happy weekend!! :)
Melissa

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Ultrasound

Today we had an ultrasound of Carson because he was measuring small at our appointment last Friday. Turns out, he is just head down and low, which makes him seem smaller from the outside. At any rate, it was so much fun to see him again. We could even see him breathing. At one point, the picture was so clear that we could see his fingernails. Oh, and he has all ten fingers and all ten toes. He was measuring 6 lbs even, give or take 5 oz - that's how much there machines can be off evidently. I also found out that the placenta has prematurely aged somewhat. The tech said it wasn't a concern at this point, but meant that I probably wouldn't be late at all. She figures I'll probably go into labor on or before my due date - yeah!!! :) Here are some pictures of Carson that we got from our ultrasound.


This one is my favorite! You can see his fist up by his forhead.


Here is another profile shot. He kept opening and closing his mouth, and we just happened to catch it.


Here is a front view of his face. He's running out of room, so he looks a little smushed.


Right foot...


Left foot.


Definitely boy!!

I just can't wait to meet him!!!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Nesting much??

I hope this isn't habit forming!! Last night, we drove in from Houston and got home at about a quarter to ten. We unloaded the car, and I proceeded to unpack all of the gifts from Carson's shower, find a place for everything, fold all of his new clothes, and completely rearrange his drawers in both dressers. There are 7 drawers! I finally went to bed shortly before midnight. It took me a while to fall asleep, and THEN I woke up at 3:00 a.m.!!!! aaaaagghhhhh!!!! I tossed and turned for an hour or so, tired but unable to get comfortable, and finally got up because I was worried I would wake Cary. So, what did I do? I went into the office, put together the portable swing that we received for Carson, checked my email, looked at some baby websites, and then made a list of the stuff I still have to do in the next month. Good grief!! I finally went back to bed around 5, tossed and turned for another hour, finally fell asleep at 6 or so, and then my alarm went off at 6:30. SO AGGRAVATING!!! Surprisingly, I'm not very tired today. Maybe, just maybe, I'll sleep better tonight.

Wonderful Weekend

This weekend was so much fun!! Cary and I went to Houston for a baby shower that my mother-in-law (DeAnne) and her friend threw for us. It was such an awesome shower!! We had so much fun and were completely overwhelmed with all of the adorable things we received. The shower itself was really fun too! Great food, fun games, and hilarious commentary by Stephanie (Cary's sis) as she orchestrated the games. It was definitely good fun all around and it was so fun to see everybody.

I'll take pictures of some of the stuff and put it on here tonight or tomorrow. For now, here are some pictures of our fun guests:


My wonderful sister-in-laws :)


Cary & I with our friends Joey & Natalie


Our friends Jamie & Natalie


The other absolutely awesome thing that happened is that DeAnne bought a photography package as a gift to us where I got to take maternity pictures this weekend and then after Carson is born, I get to bring him back and get infant pictures taken. She and Steph and Emily (Cary's other sis) picked out an outfit for me to wear and everything. It was so fun and I felt so pampered and special. We get the proofs in about two weeks - and I cannot wait!! SO FUN!! I've also decided that photo sessions are really good for ones self esteem due to the fact that the photographers are so encouraging and you don't have to see how things turn out right away! They make you feel so good about yourself!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Happy Anniversary!!!

Today is our two year anniversary. How fun!! We celebrated big while we were in San Antonio, so today is a little more low key, but still super fun! :) We have dinner plans with friends tonight, so we met for lunch at McDonalds - fancy I know - but it really was fun. We even exchanged gifts. Cary got me the baby book I've been wanting - I can't wait to start making memories with it - and said that I had to wait for the other part of my present until tonight. How fun!! I love it when holidays are stretched out all day. So fun. Then, when I got back to the office, I had two sets of flowers delivered to me!! Cary had sent me a beautiful arrangement of tulips, and my family had sent Cary and I a potted arrangement that is really nice too. Oooh! I'll post pictures. :)




Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband of 2 years. I am so blessed to have you by my side! You are the best husband, and I know you will be an awesome daddy. I love you babe! With all that I am!!

Friday, April 01, 2005

April Fools!!!

Okay, I was going to call this post "I think I'm in labor," but then I remembered the boy who cried wolf and thought that might not be such a good idea. :) So, anybody have a good April Fools prank? I'd love to hear about it.

It's April, and now when people ask when I'm due, I get to say NEXT MONTH!!!! How cool is that!

Carson's prints for his room arrived, and they are so cute!! Cary and I are going to get them framed this weekend, so then the only thing left for his room will be a rug and maybe a few nic-nacs if I find something I just can't pass up. I'll post updated pictures soon. I've had quite a bit of fun shopping for the little guy lately. In fact, it might be my new favorite hobby. :) Thankfully for Cary, I tend to be a big shopper and not as big of a buyer.

I'm so glad it is Friday! That means the weekend is here!! No big plans for us at this point, but I'm sure we'll come up with something. I love weekends!! I think I will start a petition to make the weeks 2 days and the weekends 5 days - anyone want to sign???

Happy weekend everybody!