Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I have added a button to my blog in support of Brayden James Helvey. This little guy was born premature at 28w1d. He is doing well and being a strong little guy. If you would like to support Brayden and his family by lifting them up in prayer please add the button to your blog as well.

Here is a link to Heather's (his mommy) blog where you can read his story, get updates on Brayden, and copy the button.

Thanks everyone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

3D/4D Ultrasound :)

Here is our little miss princess at 31 weeks!

She kept puckering up her lips and here she is giving us a raspberry!

Oh goodness I am so excited kiss on those chubby cheeks all day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Daycare Frustrations

Like most mommies this was by far the most important thing on my to-do list once I found out we were expecting. So back in April I started the search. I knew it wouldn't be easy because I had some pretty specific things I was looking for. I wanted something in between a large daycare center and a small in-home daycare. My reasoning for this is that I wanted something more personal than a large center with a high caregiver to infant ratio and in my area they are notorious for hiring individuals that are not qualified. I also did not want a small in-home daycare where it was more like a mom sitting around babysitting a few kiddos without any type of learning program.

Then during my search my MIL told me about her friend's daughter in her 30's who is a RN at a local children's hospital who just had her second child and would be quitting her job late 2010 and opening up a daycare in her home. She would be taking 3 kids in addition to her own. She would have her finished basement converted in to a daycare and would be designing a specialized program for each child so that they are learning, developing, and interacting daily. She was also going to attend some classes to help with this. We met her and her husband and she went over the specifics of her plans. She explained that between May and August they would ironing out all the details, getting certified with the state, and of course getting the daycare set up in the basement. We both liked her, her home was very nice and clean, it was on the way for both of us to work, and to top it off she was nurse. We felt like we really hit the jackpot and had found someone we really could trust with our little girl.

We kept in touch the whole time and my husband and I had a meeting scheduled for today to go see the progress and discuss any other last details. Then she calls Sunday evening to let me know they have changed their mind and she will not be doing daycare after all. What really upsets me is that I know there is no way she would have went to all the additional cost of setting everything up until they were sure. So she has led me to believe she was a sure bet all along when she wasn't, I even asked this a few times as I understand leaving a stable nursing job is a big step, and she assured me each time. All the while she was not sure and had nothing set up! So now I am almost 31 weeks along and no daycare. She could have been honest when I asked and said she was not 100% sure so I should have a back up for now just in case.

So I have started the search, again. I am noticing that those places that I would consider and are in our original price range do not have openings for newborns at this time. I have found a few other places and we are meeting two of them next next. They both are quite a bit out of our original budget for daycare, but I am finding it hard to say someplace is too much when it will be a great environment for our baby girl and we will have peace of mind. Plus if we are going to spend that much would it just be best for us to make a few more sacrifices for the extra stuff we are used to and I just stay at home with her? So many hard decisions to make, I am hoping everything will just work itself out. Wish us luck. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nursery Sneak Peek: Take 2

Lots of work has been done and we pretty much have the nursery done. All that we have left to do is add a few finishing touches to the walls and such. Take a look!



You will notice that I have her name covered up on the piggy bank, I know I'm sneaky. ;) Just not ready to share it with ya'll yet.



Sorry for the poor quality here, with the light coming in and the ceiling light I could not get a good picture. Thank goodness hubby agreed we can get a nice camera before lil miss arrives.

I swear all these clothes are not my doing. I have done really well refraining from buying all the cute girly stuff I see. Her grandmas and great aunts are definitely spoiling her already. :)

You can see here how far we have come since the last update.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Two Favorite People

My hubby and of course Lil Miss in my tum. Sometimes I just can't help but sit here with a big cheesy grin on my face because I know that I am definitely blessed!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby Class...

or that is at least what my hubby and I call it. So last night was our first class. We have it every Tuesday for 6 weeks, it is a combo class that entails; childbirth preperation, breastfeeding, and newborn are. It was fun meeting all kinds of couples expecting around the same time that we are. We also learned a lot.

My least favorite part: When the instructor showed us a female pelvis and then proceeded to show us with a plastic baby how it makes his/her way through. The plastic baby was evidently the size of a typical newborn, but it's head clearly barely fit through the pelvis. I'm hoping that baby was on the large side. So where before I was not that nervous about labor, now I am freaked out.

Favorite part: Relaxation exercises. We got to sit between the legs of our coaches and practice breathing exercises. We listened to relaxing music and I literally could have fell asleep.

And totally off the baby class subject we also had our 28 week appointment yesterday (my appointments are a bit off since in 1 day I will be 29 weeks). I passed my glucose test from last week and everything else looked good also. So that was good to hear! Next appointment is in 2 weeks, can't believe I am already at every 2 weeks appointments.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maternity Pictures...

I just booked our session for September 10th and I am SOOOOO excited! We are having them done by LeLe Photography. I have heard some good things about these ladies and their work, now after checking out their website and blog I am even more excited.

Now I just have to figure out what we are going to wear and any other special props I want to use. Any ideas that you have seen or done, pass them my way!