Our hands are full, but you should see our hearts!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I told you he is getting bigger!

26 Weeks

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Getting Bigger!

Jackson is having a growth spurt and supposedly gained six ounces this last week. I definitely feel that he is getting bigger and much stronger. My baby tummy is much higher and sticky-outer. Andy still loves feeling him kick and move all around.

We're gradually getting things ready for the baby... the crib is set up and the dresser is still awaiting its bottom bracket. Once that's together, we can unload the baskets of clothes and diapers and random baby stuff. I'm chomping at the bit to get things put away and organized. The office is slowly transforming into the nursery, much to Andy's credit. I haven't done much to help, but it's all Andy's music stuff anyway!

Mom is doing very well after her surgery. She's able to move around on her own and is spending more time up and about everyday. She's doing much better than she even thought she would.

These next couple weeks will be kind of crazy. I'm getting ready for my Praxis III assessment on Feb. 7 (an assessor from the state comes to watch me teach and decides if I can keep teaching for the next several years). I'm not nervous, but it includes alot of paperwork and planning that a normal teaching day doesn't require. I also have P-T conferences coming up and then Andy and I are going out of town the weekend after Valentine's Day (probably our last chance to get away alone for awhile). We're definitely looking forward to getting away and spending time together.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Mommy 25 years, Jackson 23.5 weeks

Well, I'm now old. Yesterday, I turned 25 and had a wonderful birthday. Andy spoiled me with a new vacuum (I actually asked for that) and a beautiful necklace and earrings (I'll always take sparkly stuff) and I was able to spend a lot of time with my family (my mom even helped me grade papers!). It was nice to have a quiet day and to spend it with the people I love.

Jackson is now at 23.5 weeks (only 16 to go) and getting bigger and stronger every day. Andy was able to feel him kick today and got a huge smile on his face. He waited so patiently for about half an hour and then started pushing on my belly to make Jackson mad enough to kick. I guess it worked because Jack sure walloped one at him! It's so cool to be able to share what I've been feeling for awhile with Andy.

Andy has been busy setting up the crib and trying to put the dresser together for Jack. Unfortunately, the dresser had a crack so we're waiting for a replacement piece. Andy's definitely excited and no where near as nervous as I am about getting everything done in the next few months. I have a lot of stuff at school to get ready, but I should all be done by the end of March and then I can relax... until labor starts :)

Mom's having surgery tomorrow, so please keep her in your prayers as she goes through a very long recovery.