Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

26 weeks!

Last weekend was our 5th wedding anniversary! We drove to CO for a friend's wedding and along the way and back, we camped at 2 national parks. We had a great time. So this is my official 26 week photo... I'm still feeling really well throughout this pregnancy and am thankful for that. My body doesn't seem to mind being pregnant too much! It's fun to feel our little boy move and kick and turn each day. He's big enough now that I can sometimes tell what body part is where. Thanks to you all for your continued prayers and love. I still feel like I have so much to process and live as loss has become part of my "normal." We are excited to enter the 3rd trimester and get closer and closer to the day we welcome this little guy.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

4th of July party

So I'm not very savvy on this blog thing... I don't know how to get the pictures next to one another... oh well. We had our first 4th of July party and around 40 people came. It was a lot of fun. Last year, the 4th of July was a sad day and I wasn't too eager to re-live it. Brandon's family always had/have a big bash and since we couldn't be in Kansas this year for the 4th, we decided to have our own. The first picture is of our back patio, ready for the crowd. There's also a picture of me and my good friend, Heather, who is pregnant with her 4th and is due just about the same exact time as me (and we're both having boys). The cake was Addie's birthday cake. My good friend, Amy, came over to our house on the 3rd to make it with me. I wanted to make Addie a birthday cake but wasn't sure I wanted to do it alone. Amy and I share a love of good recipes, yummy food and we've both suffered the loss of a baby. So she made what could have been a difficult night a really good time for the 2 of us. (Thanks, Amy). And the cake was DELICIOUS. We served it with homemade ice cream and it was just nice to have something honoring Addie at our party. Lastly, there's a picture of my best friend and the best husband (who looks like he's having a good time at the party).

Thanks to those of you who prayed us through the week with Addie's birthday and anniversary of her death. It was an intense time and I'm glad we've made it through it. We will celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary this weekend. We'll update more soon with a pregnancy picture.