Saturday, April 30, 2011

Short and Sweet Wrap Up...

Of the last few weeks I have disregarded :)

So, I just published a post that I had written on April 3rd (about finding out the baby's gender). I'm waaay behind. I got up a little early this morning and decided I have neglected the blog long enough :).

Easter. First and foremost, Praise God for HE is RISEN! And Praise God for what a wonderful Easter weekend we enjoyed :). First, we colored eggs together. Gavin, well he more or less just watched as dada and mimi did the work. Already looking forward to his helping hands next Easter. Gavin had his first Easter Egg Hunt (just here at home) and he LOVED it! He walked from egg to egg with a huge smile and gently placed them in his basket before moving on to the next. The kid was a PRO. Serious. After finding the eggs Gav was very content to hang out in the yard and play with them some more.

Easter morning, Gavin woke up to a visit from the Easter Bunny. The EB was very generous this year and left Gavin lot's of summer treats to enjoy.
Then, we headed out to Church.
Which is something Nelson and I both agree we must make a priority...Sunday morning church. We took Gav to the toddler daycare, but he didn't stay long. I was surprised that the buzzer they gave us went off...only 5 minutes after leaving him. Gavin is usually so happy to be with other kids, but he wasn't having it that day. So we brought him back to the service, where he was a complete ANGEL the entire time.

After church we headed off to an Aunt's house for a late lunch, relaxed, and enjoyed the beautiful weather.

Enjoying his new sprinkler...check out the tongue :)

Fast forward to April 28th...we had another Dr.'s Appointment. At a couple days shy of 23 weeks, baby girl is doing great! Heartrate 150. This month I gained 7lbs.! However, Dr. B reassured me that it was all water weight and this is the time the gaining should be expected to begin. So to date at 23 weeks...I have gained 15lbs. And guess what??? I'm loving every second of it! I'm also loving those sweet movements I feel, it's amazing.

Sorry this blog was all over the place. But honestly, who knows when I'll blog again, lol.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Big Brother to a Little......

SISTER!!!! Yes, now we have our sweet boy and our precious little gal! We are very excited and already trying to teach Gavin his little sister's name (which he has trouble saying). He doesn't quite understand that there is a baby in mommy's belly or that a baby is on the way YET. But soon enough he will and hopefully he will treat her nicely :).

We had our appointment on Friday, April 1st. She is very healthy, measurements look great and I found out that I am 3 days further along than I realized. Not a big deal, I know, but to an excited mommy every day counts, hah! So on Saturday we were 19 weeks and I've gained 8lbs. to date. The nurse was pretty quick to tell us that we were having a girl. We all had a feeling that she was a SHE, but the confirmation was wonderful and exciting. When Dr. B came in and checked baby girl out, she started clapping her hands, then held her hands above her head like she was was so sweet (and the Dr. said he had never seen this before!). They switched the ultrasound back and forth between 2D and 3D. We got some nice pictures and a DVD for keepsakes. All in all, Friday was an awesome day, PRAISE GOD!!!! And we are very happy to welcome a girl to our family.

Unfortunately, the scanner is not cooperating, so I have no pictures to add just yet. Maybe soon? PS all....this post is about a month behind (this was typed out in the beginning of April) I'll bring you up to date soon :).