27 September 2007

Work baby shower

At work today my coworkers had a baby shower for me. They were SO wonderful to get us all that they did! We got a lot of the "big" items we weren't sure we'd be able to afford. As soon as I got home Jesse started opening all of the boxes and putting everything together. He was really excited to see that most of the things we got were rainforest/jungle themed because those were the items that he picked out. Plus it's nice because they'll match the paint in the baby's room.

Even the cake was animal themed!!

The pictures don't show it that well but every gift I opened was such a shock to me! I was so happy that everyone was so kind to us, it's such a blessing.
Jesse couldn't wait to start putting everything together. Trouble couldn't wait to start destroying the boxes and making a mess!
Jesse had A LOT of fun putting everything together. Tonight he put together the jumperoo, the swing, and the floor play mat. The swing is my favorite I think. It makes animal noises, rain sounds, plays two different songs, and has several other features. Our baby is so spoiled!

25 September 2007

big, Bigger, BIGGEST!!

I've decided to put my belly shots online so everyone can see how much I've changed. The baby is due in just over a month so I can't imagine what I'll look like in a month!
At 12 weeks when my clothes just started to get tight.
16 weeks looking a little fat...
20 weeks and looking pregnant, not just fat.
At 25 weeks...the end of wearing non-maternity clothes! :(

Taken on the 6th of August (28 weeks)
Here I am at 35 weeks... I no longer can see my feet!

11 September 2007

Ultrasound #2

At the last two appointments the doctor said the baby was measuring small so she ordered a second ultrasound. I wasn't too worried about it because the baby has always measured smaller. Plus Jesse and I aren't exactly the biggest people in the world!

During the ultrasound we found out a few things:

1. Our baby has hair. This might not sound like a lot, but I was bald until 14 months so if my baby is born with hair I'll be surprised!

2. Our baby weighs about 4.5 pounds. The baby is in the 60th percentile for being 33 weeks gestation. This means that our baby is doing fine and we have nothing to worry about. Plus with the baby being petite now the technician said she bets our baby will be 6.5 or 7 pounds at birth. I think that sounds very nice!

3. Our baby has the chubbiest cheeks! Jesse had VERY chubby cheeks as a baby and it looks like our little one is going to take after Daddy.

4. Jesse wants to know what the gender is when the baby is born so you'll know when we know. The baby kept wiggling his/her fingers so it looked like they were waving at us. It was SO cute!!
The baby was very active during the ultrasound. He/she kept swaying their arms back and forth like they were dancing. It was fun to see how active a baby can be in a tight area.
Here it is, the world's chubbiest cheeks!! While the technician was trying to take some face shots the baby kept putting his/her arm up by his/her head. Just above the nose you can see the arm, thumb, and part of the hand. Jesse thinks the baby has my nose and I think the baby has his chin and cheeks.

06 September 2007

The baby's room

On Labor Day Jesse and I painted the baby's to look like a jungle/safari type place. I wasn't sure it would look good and how I wanted it to look, but I'm VERY pleased with how it turned out. The sister missionaries helped us with the painting of the ceiling so I wouldn't have to try and balance on a ladder for several hours. It was fun trying to explain how I wanted them to paint the ceiling when I wasn't exactly sure of how to do it!
The before shot...

Jesse working hard

Sister Johnson painting the ceiling

Almost done...

The final product!!!

It's hard to see but the vines have monkeys hanging on them and the second picture is of elephants walking up a hill.

02 September 2007

Tag, I'm it!

I was reading my friend's blog and saw that she "tagged" me to fill out this survey on my blog so here goes!
I've been tagged...You have to use 3 words to answer each question. No more, no less. It's harder than you think.
1. Where is your cell phone? On the couch
2. Who is your boyfriend/girlfriend or Husband/Wife ? Jesse Lee James
3. Where is your father? West of here
4. Cheesecake? No thank you
5. Your favorite thing to do? Scrapbook and cook
6. Your dream last night? A weird one!
7. Your favorite drink? Very cold water
8. The room you're in? The living room
9. George Bush? Not the best
10. What you're good at? Teaching little kids
11. One of your wish list items? Rainforest baby bouncer
12. Where did you grow up? Small town America
13. The last thing you did? Ate cottage cheese
14. What are you wearing? A pink nightgown
15. Ketchup? Good on everything
16. Your computer? Gateway tablet laptop
17. Your life? Insane and exciting
18. Your mood? Should be cleaning...
19. What are you thinking about right now? The baby kicking!
20. Your car is? Full of gas
21. Your summer? Went by fast
22. Your relationship status? Married for eternity
23. Your favorite color(s)? Any light green
24. When is the last time you laughed? Late last night
Now I'm not going to name anyone in particular, but if you'd like to fill this out, please do!!

01 September 2007

Conners Praire

Today Jesse and I went to Conners Praire in Fishers, Indiana. The whole place is set up as a pioneer and Native American reinactment museum. There are several little villages set up for various time periods with character actors and interactive centers. We went with our friend Kevin and his two daughters. We spent around 4 hours in the entire place and didn't get to see/do everything.
Jesse and Sophie working on a foam cabin.
Jesse riding a fake horse in the petting zoo.
These stilts are what the pioneers would use for entertainment... I'm pretty sure not too many pregnant pioneers attempted to walk on stilts!
There was an area to try on some pioneer clothes so we thought it would be fun to dress up and take some photos. Jesse said we couldn't smile in our picture because people in that time never smiled in their photos.
On the drive home the girls decided to put Jesse's hair into tiny pigtails. He was sweet enough to sit there and let them give him a new hair style. We stopped at Dairy Queen for some blizzards and Jesse got some pretty interesting looks...