Friday, May 30, 2014

a few pictures from this past week

I started working on a baby mobile! Here's the mess on the couch... stethoscope to try and listen to the baby's heartbeat or moving around (couldn't pick anything up).  I ran out of green thread for the pine tree below and i'll probably make a couple more animals.  I'm pretty excited about it!

Rose bush in bloom!... are some of the foxgloves!

Last Saturday we went to Shakespeare in the Park and saw Henry V.  We picked up some Five Guys burgers and only stayed for the first half (it's free!).  Our butts were getting a little sore and it was getting a little chilly. 

Bassinet from my mom.  She used on her three kids and i used to play with it when i was younger. 

Memorial Day.  We went to Jefferson Barracks to have a picnic.  As soon as we got out of the car it started to rain.  We found a covered table and hid under there while it thunder stormed for about 20 minutes.  The sun came out and we walked around the Cemetery.  
I mentioned my Granny in my last post, she was stationed here at Jefferson Barracks during WW2.

And i'm not sure what this crazy dog is doing! 

I can't believe it's Friday already! (and i really can't believe it's almost June!)  I hope everyone has a fun weekend! 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Backyard arrangement and my Granny's photo album

When my parents were in town the other week my mom brought me her moms old photo album from when she was a nurse in World War 2.  She was stationed here in St. Louis for awhile and talks about some of the parks, the zoo, streets and other locations that we go by everyday.  She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's shortly after I was born so I never really got to know her.  Looking through the photo album makes me feel like I knew her a little bit more and living in the same part of town as she did makes living here a little bit sweeter.  Today's backyard flowers are for me granny, Sula Jenkins.

We know Chippewa Ave.  My granny in the middle

a peculiar moment

The pictures have faded, but I'm pretty sure I know what lagoon she's talking about.

This page was missing pictures, but I love what it says.

They don't have Panda Bears at the Zoo anymore!

We've been to Meramec Caverns a couple of times.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Thank you!

Thank you for all your love on our latest news!   The past 4 months or so have kinda been long. Winter seemed to never end and our nerves were on edge. We took this pregnancy day by day and with each new week it got a tiny bit easier.  We didn't even tell our families until 12-13 weeks.  Every doctors appointment I would be so nervous. My doctor was kind enough to spoil me with a few extra ultrasounds in the first few months. For my peace of mind and I think hers too.  At around 17 weeks I started to feel little kicks and it was a daily reassurance that this baby was still there.  Now almost every night I lay in bed feeling for those little kicks and pokes and other weird movements and when there's a lot I'll grab Jeremy's hand and we both just laugh at it all.
Once we found out it was a girl (and I thought it was going to be a boy) it was kinda strange but really real saying "her" and "she" instead of "it" or "the baby".   Now that we are half way done and know that's she's a she, I feel like I can start really getting excited about it all. Start shopping and decorating and making things and settling on a name.  I feel like it's been really dragging, but I'm sure it will go by fast and be here before we know it.  I'm not even the least bit worried or scared about the labor and delivery. I mean....that might change (I'm certain it will) once I get closer to the day, but for now it seems so far off.  
I'm hoping to make a trip home at some point during the summer and next month we are hoping to take a trip somewhere. We were originally thinking Colorado (before we found out I was pregnant) but lately we aren't sure that will be the best idea. We would want to do lots of hiking and see a lot and I'm not sure I'll be up for all that all day everyday.  
Besides being pregnant there hasn't been too much going on. Like I said before the winter was really long and cold. My parents were here the other week and we had a great time as usual! It was warm before they got here, cold and overcast everyday they were here, and then went back to being warm and sunny the day they left.  Too bad! We still managed to go to the botanical gardens though ;).  I have done a couple flower arrangements that I need to share.  Honestly, one reason I haven't been posting is because I would have to go down in the basement on the computer to post.  We used to have our laptop upstairs on the kitchen table but neither of us liked it there and then it kinda crashed. It still works but probably shouldn't be too reliable.  I don't really like being in the basement by myself. It's not scary really. Ok, yes it is.  Maybe not right now, but if we get infested with spider crickets again then I'm in trouble. They scare me way too much than they should. Actually I think I saw one down the yesterday. Maybe it was already dead but it wasn't there before.  Jeremy likes to make fun of me about these spider crickets. They probably aren't really all that bad (as in infested... But I'm the one that always seemed to come across them) and they are harmless.  Either way they are freaky.  Ok, enough talk on those monsters.  
I was thinking about going to hobby lobby today, but I think I have allergies. My throat is sore, eyes burning, nose stuffed, and head and neck feel like I got ran over.  Yuck.  Hoping it goes away soon! Anyway, I'm so thankful for all the love and congratulations from facebook and everywhere else.  Hopefully I'll keep this blog a little bit more updated now that the bomb has been dropped and the news is out. I know a couple friends and family have said they've been checking in lately and I'm sorry I've been MIA, but thanks for always checking in!  
I'll leave you with this picture from the other day of me and Ziva! My first baby girl!  I'm sure she will get an eye opener once the baby comes, but i think she will love her some baby toes. She loves to lick toes! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

We're having a baby!!

And we couldn't be more excited!!
I'm 20 weeks or 5 months or half way done, however you want to look at it!

Oh! and we found out earlier this week that we're having a baby girl!!

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