Thursday, March 27, 2008

Happy Easter 2008


It is amazing to watch Alex's two-year-old mind at work.

Yesterday, we were talking about what to name the baby. I was giving him suggestions, and he vetoed all of them. So I asked him, "Well, what do you want to name the baby? He said, "Tinkerbell!" His tone was so matter-of-fact that it is obvious he has no doubt in his mind that Tinkerbell is the perfect name for the baby. I don't know what we will do if the baby is a boy!

Then later, as Jay and I were getting ready to put him to bed, I was telling him how pretty soon the baby will be able hear him. He will be able to talk to the baby in my belly. He said, "Yeah, and the baby will be able to watch movies with me too!"

And then we asked if he was going to give his pippy (pacifier) to the baby. He said, "No. The baby will have her own pacifier. You can get it at Target!"

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Baby Beynon Update!

I went for a Baby Beynon check-up today. I gained 5 pounds (yikes), but other than that things are looking good. The heartbeat was a strong 150 beats per minute. Dr. Akman said the baby was "rockin' and rollin'" in there. My first trimester screening for Downs Syndrome came back normal! I have a sonogram in 3 weeks on April 10th. Then we will know for sure if Alex is having a brother or a sister!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Momma's Good Luck Charm

Happy Saint Patrick's Day 2008!

Alex brought us luck today because the guys came out to clear our lot. The building process is finally underway! We are waiting on the permit and hopefully will be able to break ground in the next week or two! Stay tuned for more exciting updates on the building of our new house!

Kissing Momma's Belly

Here I am last week at 14 weeks - yes 14, not 24. I am getting bigger by the day. I know it is not a flattering picture of me, but how cute is it that Alex kisses the baby? Let's see if he is this loving when the baby is actually born and living in his house!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Practice Makes Perfect

It amazes me how excited Alex is about the baby. The other day we were in Old Navy. There was a woman pushing a baby girl in a stroller. I didn't say anything, just kept walking. He said, "Momma, a baby. We are going to have a baby gurl (girl) too." I said, "We are going to have a baby. You are right. We will have to wait and see if the baby is a girl or boy." Then yesterday he said, "Momma, your belly is going to get bigger and the baby will come out. And I hold it." Today Alex went over to play with Mason and Preslee. He found one of their many baby dolls. He decided all on his own to her feed the baby a bottle. Below is a short video showing him practicing to be a big brother. He is going to be a great one!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Happy Birthday, Grandma John

Today would have been my Grandma John's 77th birthday. I can't believe she has been gone for a year and a half. I still miss her every single day! I know she was smiling down from Heaven this morning as so many of her family members gathered in church today to remember her on her birthday. She will always be in our hearts.
I love you, Grandma.