Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Belly Pics...comparison

Belly at 37 weeks with Tyler.
Belly at 36 weeks with Myla. (looks to me like I was a little bit bigger with Tyler, but pretty much the same shape). My father-in-law says that when this baby comes out a boy, he is going to have lots of pink things to wear. He is still not convinced that Myla is a girl.
Next week I have an ultrasound to check on Myla and how much she's estimated to weigh. I am scheduled for induction on May 18th...and will probably have her on May 19th. I am praying that she will not be as big as Tyler was and that she will start the labor process on her own. My mom will be headed down here on the 14/15th and will stay with us for a week or so after she is born. I have been doing my best to rest as much as I can and taking naps with Tyler. I am enjoying my time with Tyler but feel bad when I can't do all the things he wants me to like pick him up and play outside with him. I can't keep up with him on his big wheel and I can't chase tennis balls with him anymore. He is still really sweet to the baby in my belly and sometimes when she hurts me moving around really low in my pelvic area...he says come out baby...baby hurt? Tonight I was putting lotion on him after his bath and he asked to put lotion on the baby and rubbed his little tiny hands all over my belly putting lotion on the baby. I think he is going to be such a sweet big brother.
I can't believe in only 3 weeks I will meet her...at the same time I want the time to go slow and be very restful.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Myla's Complete Bedding Set and wall art

Thank you to my mom, Aunt's Carla, Chris, Debbie, Karen, and cousin Perri in Iowa who got Myla her complete bedding set...here it is and it is so beautiful and perfect! Amy gave me her crib mattress and glider rocker today as well...so Myla's room is complete and full!
Above the crib is the project I put Jenny up to...pictures of Savannah's popular flower the Azalea (they are blooming now). She took these amazing pictures this week and matted them on foam board and I will hang them like pictured above probably on this wall. They turned out really great!
I had a great baby shower this afternoon hosted by my sister-in-law Amy. It was so nice and the food was amazing! Myla got so many great things. Bath towels, bath robe, some outfits, photo books, hand/foot print kits, cloth diapers???...Abby...i need a lesson, treasure box with a purple hand crocheted blanket from my neighbor, diapers, diaper cream, crib sheets, the softest blankets ever and one with her name embroidered on it, a fun standing lamp, gift certificates to Target, a compact stroller, and a whole LOT of PINK! My grandma sent down a knitted headband for Myla and I took that to show off...everyone really loved that and I took the quilt to show off the bedding.

It was a really wonderful day. Thank you Lord for all the wonderful thoughtful people in our life that shower us with blessing after blessing!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Myla's room progress

Dear Myla,
Aunt Jenny came over to help me put together your dresser/changing table today.
Daddy and I put together the night stand together one night. Grandma A got you your quilt. A friend of Aunt Amy's gave us the crib. Aunts Carla, Debbie, Chris, Karen, and cousin Perry all got you the rest of the bedding set...bumber, crib sheet, and crib skirt...(hope to be put together and pictured soon). We got the night stand and dresser from Uncle Rob and Aunt Amy's store. And Grandma S. got you the awesome lamp!
This is the finished product of the dresser Aunt Jenny and I put together.
Daddy hung up one curtain rod/curtain and another friend of mommy's came over today and helped hang the other curtain rod. I really love your room and I hope you do too.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Counter tops and coming events

Scott took a whole Saturday, by himself, and installed these counter tops. We really love them and are proud to say we took all the measurements ourselves and everything fit GREAT! We still don't know what to do with that back corner. We did attempt to stain the refrigerator panels...the freezer door panel was first and is interesting. The other two look pretty good, but could be a little darker.
We have really been enjoying eating at our table and starting a routine for dinners at least. I LOVE this L shape we did with the dishwasher...counter top space is so GREAT!
This is looking into the living room...more counter top space and a bar top where people can hang out while I'm cleaning or cooking and talk to me...and I LOVE being able to watch the news or whatever is on while getting dinner or breakfast ready.

As far as other projects...we have Myla's room almost complete...curtains and dresser should be done tomorrow. The crib was put together on Saturday and looks great...still have to tighten a few bolts...we are having company this weekend and their 8 month old will be sleeping in Myla's bed. After all the furniture in place, all I will have to do is put away ALL the clothes and start washing some of them. I'm very excited about the room and so is Tyler! He goes in there saying baby's room and has a HUGE smile on his face.
I am starting to be a little uncomfortable...Myla scrapes around inside me and sometimes causes discomfort. Sleeping is getting more difficult, especially if I wake up in the middle of the night, it's hard getting back to sleep. God sure made this process quite interesting! Anyways, last week we had an ultrasound and it showed a 5lb 5oz baby growing steadily. The Dr. is 100% sure we will at least be induced 7-10 days early. The next ultrasound will seal the deal...and that's in 3 weeks or so. I really don't want a C-section if not necessary but I have to trust the Dr. and whatever he says is best for me and the baby is what we'll do. I just don't want to do anything out of convenience for anyone else. So, 5 weeks from today, Myla will be here!
My sister-in-law Jenny gave me a plaque for Christmas that I can put any message I want on it. I saw this verse from another shower gift I attended last fall. 1 Samuel 1:27. "I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. "
I love you Myla and can't wait to meet you and for you to meet our whole family.
My sister-in-law Amy is throwing a shower for me and Myla on Saturday and I am so excited! She has an exquisite menu planned, as always, and I'm excited for my friends experience her amazing ability to entertain. My friend Haley is also helping her out and sent out cute invitations (I will have to scan it in someday). My MOPS girls are also throwing a boy/girl shower for me and another girl, that is due the same time I am., next Saturday. They are so awesome and I know it's going to so much fun...that invitation is so cute with camouflage and hot pink border! (must scan in).
Here is a video of my Big Boy riding his Big Wheel...

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Last weeks kitchen progress

Last weekend we got some of our cabinets in for the kitchen...then we measured for counter tops. This weekend, we got 3 more cabinets and our counter tops and Scott is plugging away at everything. Above is the view into the living room (we ordered a 18" drawer base and a 9" wall cabinet for this wall). This is our wall oven and we need to lower it a few inches...but we have a warming drawer under it, so we'll see how that works. Below is our dining area...and another window that has been covered up by refrigerators for the past 3 years! We love our table and have eaten there 3-4 nights this week and it has been really great. Scott already picked out daddy's spot...so he can see the TV!This is the refrigerator (Uncle Greg is going to help give it a built in look and match the panels to the cabinets). The back corner does not have enough room for a corner cabinet, so we will have some dead space :(. The sink over the window and the L shaped bar area...for easy buffet style dinner!
That's it for the kitchen, it already looks so much different than these pictures, the counter tops are perfect. Can't wait to get things back in order!

Tyler has been keeping me busy with playing tennis (OK I just stand there and throw him the ball...he chases after them), casting off the dock, riding his big wheel, and talking nonstop! He is so much fun these days. He kisses my back when my sciatica pain is causing me to scream...he is such a loving boy...he doesn't understand why kissing it doesn't make it better right away though. He loves his baby sister already (at least he thinks he does). I don't think he quite understands...but the other day we were at a friends house and he found a necklace and put it around my bare belly and then lowered my shirt and said, "for baby." It was really sweet. He loves going into her room and knows it's for the baby. Her room is coming together...we are working on ordering some furniture and still have to put the crib together, hang the curtain rods and a few touch up paint areas. The bedding looks amazing thanks to my mom and my aunts and cousin Perri especially with the curtains I found! (Scott is not a fan of the curtains but his mom and I overruled him!) Can't wait to post pictures in the next few weeks!
Scott has been working so hard and I am so thankful. Everything is really coming together nicely. I am so lucky to have him, he is so handy, hardworking, and smart. I love him so much!
It's been beautiful here in Savannah, minus the sand gnats...but my skin so soft seems to work at keeping them at bay. Tyler asks for bug spray all the time now.

Happy Easter Weekend Everyone.

From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, 'Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?'--which means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' When some of those standing there heard this, they said, 'He's calling Elijah.' Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, 'Now leave him alone. Let's see if Elijah comes to save him.' And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. Matthew 27:45-50 NIV

Jesus died on the cross for us, to wipe out all of our sins (past sins, present sins, and future sins), all you have to do is make Jesus your savior and the Lord of your life. He will guide you the rest of the way and you will be with him in Heaven for Eternity! He's reaching out his hand to you, all you have to do is reach back!