Monday, May 31, 2010

Apple juice, Watermelon, and Mashed Potatoes...

I know I know I have been a horrible horrible blogger lately... well I am now back in action! life has been a little hectic, but none the less still fantastic! summer is upon us which means cookouts, friends, HEAT (yuck), and trips... Next week we travel down to Orlando for Phil's family's annual Disney trip. I am interested to see what this preggo will be able to do, seeing as how rides are no option, lets just pray for some cooler weather so I dont melt away. Our Niece Eliza will be celebrating her birthday while down there so we get to have breakfast with all the princesses! 2 weeks past that we will be hoping in the car to head to Nashville TN for my moms WEDDING, YAHOOOO.... then shortly after that on July 2nd--- I RETIRE! this is probably my most anticipated event.... goodbye working days hello life of the stay at home mama!! I cannot wait and hopefully my stay at home friend gets back to Charleston in time for our many hang outs and outings! as we get closer and closer to Gentry Emerson's arrival things are starting to come together. we got all her bedroom furniture this weekend. I can hardly believe she will be here in about 3 months... as I look back on this pregnancy it seems to have flown by, however I recall in the 1st and half of the second trimester as I was still puking my guts out that sure didnt seem like it was the case. either way I am ready to get her out! she still insists on keeping her head in my left rib cage- this is growing less and less comfortable, especially when she decides to move it around. She is going to be a pistol thats for sure! We pray that she will be healthy, and that if  not that the Lord gives us strength to lean on him and trust in the things we do not understand. I cannot wait to meet her, see her sweet little face, tiny little hands, and cute little watch her grow up to be the precious little girl that God has created her to be. As I think about this journey we are about to embark on I see so much good and I am in constant prayer that the Lord will empower us to be loving, nurturing and encouraging parents, that will not only lead by example, but en-stile values and a relationship with the Lord in our little one and hopefully soon after that little one's ...The realization that I am soon to be a mom is finally starting to sink in-- although I have considered myself a mom for the past 3 years to my 2 four legged babies, but Phil disagrees, constantly reminding me they are DOGS not KIDS... I personally see them as one in the same ;) 
We have yet to register-- I am just clueless as to what to register for, I mean when you register for your wedding you know your stuff- but baby registering is FOREIGN to me-- does anyone have any tips??? they will be gladly accepted!!!
 my recent cravings have been apple juice, watermelon and mashed potatoes ... not all together- yuck! but definitely separate... I cannot get enough of them! our next Dr appointment is tomorrow so more scoop to come on little miss Gentry then! :) 

Love you all, thanks for the continued thoughts and prayers- we appreciate them!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ultrasound Take 2

After 3 long weeks of waiting to find out what exactly is in Courtney's belly, the day was here. Yesterday that is. Monday May 3. I arrived at the doctor's office at exactly 2:30, our appointment time. But to my surprise, Courtney was already in the Ultrasound room, gel on our stomach with a tv screen showing pictures our new baby. I thought I missed it, but they assured me they had just begun. So we watched the screen as we saw different angles and views of the baby. As I was expecting a boy and Courtney expecting a girl, we each saw what we thought  were boy and girl parts, but there was still no answer yet. So after several minutes of looking, the ultrasound lady stopped and asked Courtney to take a bathroom break and do some stretching. This baby was not cooperating in revealing itself. So a few minutes later, Courtney returned, hooked back up to the equipment and we begun again. We were so excited, anticipating our baby's sex. After several more different views and angels the ultrasound lady stopped again. Wanting us to take a brisk 5 minute walk outside to get this baby moved around a little bit. I responded to Courtney that we may have to wait another 3 weeks. She replied, "No, I'm going to found out today whats been inside me for the past 20 weeks". So we took a fast walk around the building twice, then taking the stairs back up to the ultrasound room. Courtney lied down again, got gelled up, and we were off again. Still we were having trouble determining what it was. So the ultrasound lady told Courtney to lie on her side. Switching sides continuously. Then finally we had an answer. Not that we could really tell, but the Ultrasound lady could. She paused. Looked at us slowly. And slowly from her lips uttered, "It's a girl!". We were happy and relieved. The news was out after so much anticipation. There you have it. We're expecting a girl. We couldn't be happier.