Thursday, June 28, 2007

Blessings abound...

There are so many blessings in our lives lately that I decided to write (type) them down so I could reflect on them.

1. Last week Adam did a sleep study because he is WAY too tired for a normal 27 year old and (drumroll please)... he has sleep apnea!!! You can't imagine how happy this makes us... we really wanted a problem with a name and a solution and we got it! Thank you Lord! He has another study planned to get the correct pressure for a CPAP machine and then hopefully he will be sleeping more soundly and have more energy, not to mention taking some severe strain off his heart!

2. I am getting larger and larger and loving every minute! This is me at 21 weeks!

3. Adam and I have been trying to clean out our "spare" room and transform it into the "baby's" room. This past Saturday morning we started cleaning and organizing and by 6:00 pm the same day, we had a clear room ready for baby furniture and diapers!

4. Speaking of baby furniture... Adam and I have been concerned about buying some of the essential baby furniture items for Peabert as the larger ones come with big price tags. As we were organizing and cleaning the baby's room, Adam's mom called and let us know that she and his dad are giving us a monetary gift which will definitely cover the furniture and some of the other big price tag items. Seriously, could we be any more blessed? I think that actually spurred us on with the cleaning!

5. Adam and I have also been thinking of work that I can do from home after the baby is born... I won't go into to much detail yet but there are some really good options on the table and I feel very encouraged that this is going to work. I want nothing more than to be home with little Peabert!

6. Our friends, Pat and Kristen, welcomed their baby girl into the world on Jun 21 and she was able to go into natural labor despite being 6 days overdue and with the doctors threatening to induce that very day!

Blessings all around!!

Friday, June 22, 2007

New Obsession

I have a new obsession and it is the LOL Cats... I can't explain why but they are hysterical and I check the site pretty much hourly.

This has to be my favorite one so far...

I encourage you to check out the site!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

This weekend was Adam's first Father's Day and I think we did what most dads do on Father's Day... yard work ;~) Actually we leisurely got up and had breakfast with Heather, did some yard work, played Wii at Heather's house, went to grill out at church and then finished the evening with service! Pretty lax day!

Here is Riley chillin' in daddy's seat while daddy gets bagels!

Wifey getting down and dirty (well down and a little dirty ;~)

Definitely the man of the house!

Saturday night we had an impromptu "Wite Trash Nite" at Rob and Danielle's house... it all started with fried chicken... add watermelon, beer, tator tots and twinkie's and you get theme night. The charge was to dress the part...
Rob and Danielle in their wife beaters with Twinkie's and beer!

Adam and I dress the part... I took my cues from Brittany Spears during her illustrious pregnancies...

Sam and Mary however, clearly take the cake on dressing the part...

Sam went so far as shaving the sides of his hair and giving himself a sharpie "La Dena"* tattoo... Mary went all out with the bathrobe, fuzzy slippers and fake cigarette hanging out of her mouth... hands down they win the prize (just bragging rights!). They definitely set the bar for the next theme night!
*La Dena is a often used phrase for Pasadena where Sam and Mary live and where I grew up... you usually say you are from 'the Dena' or from 'la Dena'... very hip and cool ;~)

Friday, June 15, 2007

And the verdict is...

It's a BOY!

Sorry to all you girl people out there but it's official, Adam and I are having a little boy!

Danielle baked little surprises into cupcakes (the ones in front of her, the other cupcakes were for Holly's birthday... HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLY!)

The idea was that we all eat the 'surprise' cupcakes all at once and whoever found something in their cupcake called out "Congratulations, you're having a ____." There were a few baked in surprises so we were pretty guaranteed to find out on the first round!

Mary was the first to find the surprise and tell us that we are having a little boy! You can't really see it but I am holding the little plastic blue bottles!

Here's to hoping a little girl is in the cards for us in the future but for this pregnancy... blue tones, baseball gloves and Tonka trucks will be all the rage! A special thanks goes out to Danielle for making this much more fun then laying on a table in the doctors office! You are the idea woman!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I am that person...

that proudly flips out the wallet full of pictures of my beautiful child... so consider yourself held hostage and meet Peabert! (BTW - I refer to Peabert as he or him... I still don't know so don't take that as the correct gender!)

Left foot! seriously, I love baby feet... how cute is this???

Peabert's profile!

Peaberts head and rib cage... I think he is slightly turned towards us.

Peabert's in the fetal position... just below his head is his arm and then the 2 white rectangles on the left side are his leg. This is probably my favorite picture!

here is our first glimpse at Peabert's face... I am thinking a modeling career as well as being a photographer, an Olympian and a lawyer working with daddy at their firm... yeah, I have high hopes!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

it is known but not to us...

so it's official... danielle and laura opened the envelope just now and heather is on her way over to find out... so in mere minutes 3 (5 when rob and josh hear) people will know if we are having a boy or a girl... and we are still in the dark. i think it's funny and cool to be teasing ourselves a little here although i have to say, all day i didn't care that the sealed envelope was next to me and what it said but the minute that danielle opened the envelope and knew... yeah, dying to know. oh well, we haven't know for 20 weeks, what's another day or so... hopefully she will tell us soon!!!

stay tuned everyone...

oh and ps we got some awesome shots of peabert which we need to scan in and i will post shortly!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Weekend fun

Adam and I went to Hagerstown for the weekend, specifically to go to his cousins wedding but also to hang out with the in-laws (rather I was hanging with the in-laws, Adam was just hanging with his parents ;~)... here is a picture of us with Cori (bride) and Casey (groom)

Aunt Vicki, Sandy and I

Adam and I

Sandy and the adorable Gracie! Seriously one of the best behaved babies I have ever been witness to... happy go lucky all the time!

Joe (Adam's dad) and Gracie... seriously, what a cute picture!

Gracie and what looks like a self portrait...

Gracie's older brother and sister, Noah and Madyson cooling off in the pool.

The wedding was very nice... Casey and Cori couldn't have asked for a better day! All in all the weekend was good... except for Saturday night....

When I laid down to go to sleep I had pain in my lower abdomen which I thought was just gas pain. I tried to ignore it and get some sleep... not so much... it got worse and worse until I was literally in tears from the pain. Adam was looking all over the internet to try to figure out what was wrong with me as well as checking to see what medications his mom had in the house. While he was up, his mom woke up and Adam filled her in on what was going on... while he was out of the room I looked at his computer and read the following:

"Round ligament pain is generally a brief, sharp, stabbing pain or a longer-lasting, dull ache that you may feel on one or both sides of your lower abdomen or deep in your groin, usually starting in your second trimester. It happens when the ligaments that support your uterus in your pelvis stretch and thicken to accommodate and support its growing size.You may feel a short jabbing sensation if you suddenly change position, such as when you're getting out of bed or up from a chair or when you cough, roll over in bed, or get out of the bathtub. Or you may feel a dull ache after a particularly active day, if you've been walking a lot or doing some other physical activity. Call your caregiver if this discomfort continues even after you've rested."

If they added "you feel like your insides are being pressed with a hot iron and knife alternately and tears are streaming down your face" they would have described me to a T.

We called the doctor just to be safe but she (the 'on call' doc) seemed to dismiss it as round ligament pain as well... (would have liked a little more concern on her part but whatever). At this point it is 2 in the morning and I have had chamomile tea, 2 tylenol and a heating pad on my side for an hour and the pain is starting to lessen. Sandy goes back to bed and Adam tries to get some sleep... I eventually fall asleep around 2:30 - 3 but am awakened at 5:30 with a fresh round of searing pain... I cry more and once I can stomach the pain enough, I flip the heating pad back on and try to wait it out... I guess somewhere around 6:30 - 7 I feel back asleep. I woke up again around 9 but under normal circumstances, thank God!

Adam found out that once you have an episode like this, you can be prone to recurrences so I still feel apprehensive about moving sharply or suddenly which 'they' say can bring it on but, thank the Lord, I haven't had another episode yet! All of this I take as yet another indication for me to slow down!