**Pics coming soon :) **
You now weigh about 4 3/4 pounds, like a cantaloupe & are almost 18 inches long. I still don't believe how big you are getting! They say your skin is also smoother than ever, I wish I could be touch it! I am really going to miss you moving around in my belly, but the trade off of having you in my arms is well worth it!
We attended our 2nd Birthing class & this week we actually watched a birthing video. I have to say that made me a little anxious for your actual birth. I am SO excited to meet & hold you but the actual birth is a little scary. I just don't really know what to expect since every birth is unique. I have had a text book pregnancy so far I just hope that my labor experience is normal as well. At the class they have us practice our breathing techniques & your dad finds that time really funny. He is so great at making me laugh I can't wait to see the two of you laugh together.
My great friends Alissa & Tracy threw me the most AMAZING baby shower this weekend. It was everything I had envisioned & hoped for. Alissa is so creative & Tracy is like Martha Stewart so every detail was covered. It was so special to have all of my friends there to celebrate you! We spent some time praying over our new family & you little Hallee. This was so wonderful to pray for your ministry, love of Jesus, birth, self image & even your future husband (that is MANY years from now!) You are loved more then you know already. We got so many wonderful gifts for your arrival. May of the gifts were handmade with is so special. You got an adorable handmade tutu, burp cloths, book ends, shoes & beautiful blankets! I thank God daily for the wonderful friends we have!
Love you so much sweetie!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
This week you baby weigh a little over 4 pounds, like a pineapple! I really love pineapples they are yummy! You have passed the 17-inch mark, that is almost as long as you will be when you are born. I can definitely tell you are getting bigger because it used to only take 2 squirts of lotion to rub on my belly & now I need 3 squirts! People have really been commenting that they can totally tell I'm pregnant. I even had a random Member at work rub my belly...I don't think I like that!
We had our first child birthing class this week. I have to say that I'm a little sad to think that you will actually not be living in my belly forever! The class was the first of 3 we will take so we have to go again the next 2 weeks. We are really excited for them to really talk about the labor & what to expect. Your daddy is going to be such a good helper in the delivery room. He is such a wonderful encourager!
This week was my birthday, I can't believe I am 28 years old! I was able to get a fabulous maternity massage...I secretly want one everyday now! I have to say that I spent some time reflecting on what the past 28 years has been like & I pray you have the great life I do. I have to say that in 28 years I have experienced so many joys in life. I can't wait to celebrate your "birth" day here in a few weeks!
Love you Hallee!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Hallee Jane you weigh 3.75 pounds, a large jicama & are about 16.7 inches long! You are taking up a lot of space in my uterus and I can definitely tell. Over the next 7 weeks you are going to gain about a half a pound a week, crazy. In fact, you are going to gain a third to half of your birth weight during the next 7 weeks, you are just going to keep fattening up in there. That is totally fine with your daddy & I because we love chubby babies! I am also amazed that you now have toenails, fingernails, and real hair, or at least peach fuzz. Matthew10:30 tells us that God even knows the number of hairs you have on your head. God is SO incredibly amazing, I love how intricately he is creating you.
Daddy was at camp with the middle school students this week, we missed him. We sent him a little care package & in there we sent him one of your ultrasound pictures. I have heard from multiple people that he carried that picture with him all week. He would ask everyone if they have seen his little girl & show him your picture. I think that is so cute, he is such a proud daddy!!
When your dad got home from camp we went away for the weekend. We went to Lake Arrowhead to stay at the family cabin. We called this our Baby-moon vacation before you arrive. This was such a relaxing time for us to just reconnect & celebrate that you will be here in a few short weeks. I can't wait to take you up there, it is so beautiful!
Baby you are going to be here in less then 50 days!! You have no idea how very excited we all are to hold you! Love you very much sweetie!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Sweet Navel Oranges
This week, you measure over 16 inches long & weigh about 3.3 pounds. That is the weight of 4 navel oranges, crazy! Hallee this week you are heading into a growth spurt so I can't wait to see how much you have grown next week.
We had another ultrasound this week and it was INCREDIBLE! The entire family was able to come & see you. This is what your daddy had to say the day before..."3d/4d ultrasound tomorrow! Feels like Christmas peeking at God's gift to us! So excited I have butterflies!" I just love how excited he is & what a fantastic daddy he is already! You look so cute in my belly I just want to kiss your chubby little cheeks.
This week we did some more decorating in your room. We added a velum tree to your wall behind your crib, it looks so cute! Your daddy did a great job assembling it. Your grandma also finished making your bedding & I can't begin to tell you how fabulous it looks. I can't wait until we get a mattress so that we can put it in your crib. You are going to look so cute in your crib, I can't wait to just sit in your room & watch you sleep.
We are ALL so excited to meet you in 8 short weeks little Ms. Hallee!! Love you so very much sweetie!