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Thursday, November 26, 2009

35 Weeks and Thanksgiving

I am 35 weeks and slowly making progress.  I went to the doctor yesterday and had my first check.  According to the doctor I am a good one centimeter dilated but still pretty thick (I know everyone wanted to know that, HA).  I go back every week now, so next Wednesday will be my next check.  Here is my weekly belly picture.

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I look like I'm holding a basketball underneath my shirt, LOL.

Tuesday I was able to leave work early to go to Jacob's Thanksgiving feast at school.  I am so glad I got to go, he was so cute and had a great time.  Here are some pictures that I took.

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With it being Thanksgiving I just wanted to say that I am so thankful to God for giving me such a wonderful family and friends, that sweet boy in the pictures above and the one on the way!  There are many more things I am thankful for but these are the most important.   I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!  Enjoy all the wonderful food that will be served.

amber

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: The Finished Product

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The nursery is complete!  Now all we need is a baby to go in it. 

For more Wordless Wednesday post check out 5 Minutes for Mom.

amber

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It Was Sprinkling on Sunday

This weekend was very eventful to say the least.  Friday night we had GNO at my friend Melissa's house.  We had a great time just cutting up and being girls!  They gave me a great basket filled with baby stuff for Baby Colyn, thank you girls! 

Saturday I completely over did it.  I tend to get ideas in my head and when I want them done I do not like to wait on anyone to do them, so I decided I would rearrange my living room.  I am in total nesting mode right now and I can not sit still.  Jarred went hunting so he was not home and I did not feel like waiting so I did it.  I was pretty worn out by the end of the day to say the least.  My friend Christy came in town Saturday afternoon so we just hung out and went shopping at Target with Jacob. 

Sunday, my wonderful friends threw me a baby tea or sprinkle as they say if it is a second child.  They also all went in together and got me a double stroller (which I can not wait to use).  It was great, I had such a great time and got a lot of great gifts.  Baby Colyn will not run out of diapers or wipes for a while! 

We had the tea at my house so everyone could see the nursery.  It was a great excuse to have everything done and my house clean, HA!  Here are a few pictures from the day.

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I am so happy this is a short week at work because now it is time to decorate for Christmas.  I am going to try and take it easy for a few days as seeing that I could not walk by Sunday night.  Jarred made me put my feet up and rest last night, which is really hard to do when I have so many things running through my head that need to be done.   I hope everyone has a great week!

amber

Friday, November 20, 2009

34 Weeks

Only six more weeks to go!  There is not much to report this week other than I am just tired and getting very uncomfortable but that is all a part of it.  I go back to the doctor next week for my first "check" and will then go every week until the end.  Here is my belly picture for the week.

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I have been getting the nursery ready this week to show off at my baby shower this Sunday.  I still have several things to do but hopefully it will all come together by then.  I picked up Colyn's bedding on Wednesday night and I am so excited to show it to everyone.  Beckers is a local company that I found through several friends and Becky, the owner did a great job on the bedding.  She is as nice as can be and has very reasonable prices on her bedding.  Here are a few pictures of the finished product.

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I know the pictures are dark, they do not do it justice.  I will try to get some brighter pictures this weekend.  The bedding also came with a blanket that Becky made, but for some reason I did not take a picture of it.

That is about it for me.  My friend Amy and her husband Mark had their sweet baby on Wednesday and I am so excited to finally meet her this afternoon.  They made us play the guessing game for nine months because they did not find out what they were having.  I am so excited for them, this is their first child.  I was right all along, I knew it was a girl!  I hope everyone has a great weekend, I have a busy but exciting one ahead.  Happy Friday!

amber

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Waiting

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We are patiently waiting on Baby Colyn to get here!  Jacob cracks me up with his one house shoe on.  He had to test out the glider in Colyn's room.

For more Wordless Wednesday posts check out 5 Minutes for Mom.

amber

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Slowly Getting There

I have been working very hard this weekend and last night to get the nursery done and it should all come together by the end of the week, finally!  I wanted to share a sneak peak of the walls that I am very proud of because Jarred and I worked  hard on them.  I will say I worked hard on them because I taped and painted most of the stripes!  When I want something done I just do it myself, it is much easier that way, LOL!

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I will have more pictures towards the end of the week.   I also finished Colyn's wreath and revamped Jacob's.  Here are a few pictures of them.

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My dad and Jarred put Jacob's early Christmas present together this weekend as well.  My parent's neighbor had a wooden play set that their boys did not play on anymore and sold it to my dad for CHEAP!  My dad cleaned and stained it and now it is in our yard and looks brand new.  We are so thankful for such a great deal!  Jacob and Colyn will enjoy it for years to come.

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I am sorry this post is all over the place.  I feel so scatterbrained today and have so much on my mind so you'll just have to excuse me, LOL!  Have a happy Tuesday!

amber

Thursday, November 12, 2009

33 Weeks

Not much to report this week.  I went to the doctor yesterday and I had lost 2 pounds thanks to the wonderful stomach virus I had last week.  I go back the week of Thanksgiving then start weekly appointments, it is getting close!  Everything was great with Baby Colyn.  Dr. Benton said he looks like he is laying sideways because my stomach is so wide, but he isn't.  Here is my weekly belly picture.

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I hope y'all have a great Thursday.

amber

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Family Pictures

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For more Wordless Wednesday posts check out 5 Minutes for Mom.

amber

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Weekend Rundown

I had a very busy weekend and am still recovering from it.  I apologize in advance for such a long post.  I know Thursday is not a part of my weekend, but I got to go meet Baby Brooks.  He is too precious!  He slept the whole time I was there but was just as sweet as could be.  Morgan looks great and seemed to be feeling good considering she had just given birth the day before.  I can not wait for all of my sweet friends' babies and Colyn to grow up together.

IMG_3554Friday was UAB's homecoming parade, so my mother brought Jacob down to my office so we could go see Haley in it.  Jacob had a great time shaking his shaker, catching candy and yelling, "Go Blazers."

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After work, my sister and I headed down to  Christmas Village.  If you are local I am sure you know what it is, but if not, Christmas Village is a huge arts and crafts festival with all homemade gifts.  It was a site to see my sister and I walking around, she is in a boot since she sprang her ankle and I tend to waddle these days.  We managed to make it through the whole thing in about 2 1/2 hours, so I thought we did good.

Saturday I had to head out early to get to Atlanta for my friend, Lynn's wedding shower.  I made it right on time.  She had a lovely shower and received a lot of great gifts.  I hate that I did not get to stay and visit longer with her and Christy but I will get to see them both again next weekend. 

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After the shower I headed back to Birmingham to watch the Alabama game with Jarred's buddies.  I missed the first half but got to see Bama come back and play a great game against LSU, Roll Tide!  We hung out for a while after the game, then went home for some much needed sleep.

Sunday we went to church then had our family pictures made.  My cousin Savannah did a great job, considering Jacob was a wild man!  I can not wait to share the pictures she took.  After our pictures, the fun continued as we went to my friend Melissa's little boy's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese.  That place was a mad house!  Jacob had a great time and Riley had a great party.   IMG_3569 IMG_3573IMG_3576 

I am so glad I can finally rest from such a busy weekend and have nothing to do this coming weekend but finish the nursery.  I can not wait to share pictures of the finished work!    Have a great Tuesday.

amber