Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Thursday, April 19, 2007

30 weeks!

Here I am - a nice profile shot for you. I'm definitely sticking out. I still feel good and happy to be pregnant. We have been taking a 4-week childbirth prep class and I also just took a breastfeeding class. we're learning a lot! Our little girl is still tumbling and moving and kicking and she even had hiccups one night when I was falling asleep. I thought she was kicking at first but in my half-sleep state, I noticed that her kicks were quite rhythmic and the same each time... I yelled out: "Hiccups" but I woke Brandon up and then I fell asleep. oh well. she also has taken up sticking something up in my rib area which makes it a little harder to bend or breathe. I just poke her back but it doesn't seem to bother her. And today, I finally made the trek to Babies 'R Us with a friend who could help counsel me through baby registering. That place can be slightly overwhelming. But I made it.

Mexico - 30 weeks

This picture was taken on our way back from Mexico last weekend. We had an amazing 4 day weekend (courtesy of my cool brother and sister-in-law) in Puerto Penasco as a pre-baby vacation. We had a great time relaxing and playing poolside. The cactus behind us is called an ocotillo and are in bloom this time of year. they're strange and beautiful.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Brief Update

Kristin and I are enjoying temperatures in the upper 80's out here in the land of sunshine. We have no big news to report on the pregnancy or the baby. We just took a three day trip out to Riverside to check out houses, the campus, and hospitals. It was a really good trip and very worth while. It is hard to believe that we will no longer have a home in Tempe in one short month. There is much to do between now and then and I think we will be quite busy for the next couple of months. Things should really be ralaxing and slow down once the baby comes (yeah right!).

Sunday, April 01, 2007

28 week belly shot

Well, some of you probably think this is a cool picture and some of you think it's a little odd... either way, here it is. my belly @ the beginning of the 3rd trimester. I know that our little girl is going to more than double in size and I can't believe I have that much more room. Now when she moves around, my whole belly moves and jumps and it's entertaining to watch from the outside.

Our Little Girl

Kristin and I went to get one last ultrasound before we meet our little girl face to face. We had a good time watching her move around and open her mouth and eyes. The doctor said that she is doing well and just slightly ahead of schedule in weight gain. It is obvious to us that she is in the top 1% of beautiful babies. Maybe even the top .01%. It is pretty amazing and humbling to think that God would entrust this little girl to us.

28 weeks

The 3rd trimester has begun and all is well. Our baby girl appears healthy and weighs about 2.6 pounds. We will begin our childbirth preparation classes this Tuesday. By Wednesday we should have everything figured out. Ha.
We are a little sad that we only have 5 weeks left in our house here in Tempe. We love the pool and the orange tree behind us but God has good things in store for us in California.