Monday, June 16, 2008

A glimpse into our busy life!

A proud day for a father-to-be on his first "Father's Day." Russell got to go fishing on Father's Day after we got back from church and he hit the jackpot. I have never seen him so excited from an afternoon of fishing. He went out on the kayak in Port A (about 30 minutes from our house) and found a good spot for the fish.
Here are the beautiful redfish that Russ caught!
Sara and I before her wedding!
The Chinese Lion Dancers---very impressive!

Me and Russ at the wedding
Russell installing our new office unit in the guest room to make room for GraceAnn's nursery. We have a lot of work to do before she comes!

Friday, June 13, 2008

29 weeks, 2 days, Oh my!

Well we had another doctor's appointment today to see how GraceAnn is doing. She seems to be doing great, but her mother is getting more tired and emotional! When you hear about those pregnancy mood swings you think "Oh I'll never be that way.....I can control my emotions." Yeah, right! They come when you least expect them and after you have a little crying fit over something (so silly) you feel like a crazy person just waiting for the looney bin bus to pick you up.

Back to the doctor update. Here are our stats:
1. She is head down and moving like crazy! I think she is ready for Cheerleader try-outs or she is doing baby pilates, who knows?!
2. She weighs between 2 and 2.5 lbs.
3. Her heartbeat sounds great!
4. I have gained an undisclosed amount of weight that will only shared with myself and the nurse. (It's not fun to see the scale climb to numbers I have never seen before--again the looney bin bus.)

After my numerous questions for Dr. Wilder we made another appointment for June 27th and I will be on the downward stretch. Over the next few weeks we will be getting her room put together and other misc. stuff to get organized for this life-changing event!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Fun in the Sun

On Sunday afternoons during the summertime I LOVE to go the beach and sit in the water! So I convinced Russ that we need to do as much of this "fun in the sun" stuff as possible before GraceAnn arrives! After church we loaded up the Cherokee and took off for the National Seashore at Malaquite Beach. It's about a 40 minute drive but well worth it. I am afraid that the pics don't do it justice as to how beautiful it looked. The water was so nice and blue/green. The only downsides to the Texas coast are the seaweed and the lack of white sand.

Here is the pregnant lady sitting in the best chair ever! It sinks down in the sand and you can feel the waves splash your feet and legs!
Russ took his fishing pole and headed out into the surf! Don't worry I warned him about the sharks. Everyone laughs at my shark obsession, but I just want to be prepared.
A wonderful self-portrait of me and Russ!
(Notice I am sporting the Bobcat visor..."Eat 'um Cats.")
Speaking of wild animals, we did see a coyote on the dunes behind our car. Thank goodness we decided against bringing Oscar!!!