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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Emmory Pictures

Here are some pictures of my sweet, lil nephew Emmory.


This was the first time I held him....about an hour after he was born. :)



He kept stickin his tongue out :)


So I did too


Me with his proud daddy - givin his new son bunny ears (not sure why I can't open my eyes all the way)


This was when he was a day old - Monday afternoon

I didn't get to see him for a whole day...but I went over the next day (Wednesday) and we just cuddled for an hour or so.



Then it was Grammy's turn to hold him


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lil Septtroplex

This past weekend, my sister-in-law, Sheivon, brought some stuff she found in storage. She gave Septtro his passport from when he was about 4 years old and it's SO cute! :)


Isn't that the cutest lil face you ever saw? :)

Monday, April 27, 2009

My nephew is here!!!

Meet my nephew....Emmory William Steenback...born at 2:20pm April 26th..7 pounds 12 ounces and 21.5 inches long. I love him so much already!!

He's only about an hour old here.

This was when he was about 24 hours old. I LOVE his hair...so soft and fun! :)


So, we had quite the eventful weekend. Septtro and I left Thursday evening for Ohio for my brother-in-law's wedding (near Columbus - pics of that to come shortly). Saturday morning, my brother called and said Shawna was having contractions about 10 minutes apart. I was pretty bummed because I REALLY wanted to be in town when he was born. I think he was tryin to hold out for me, though, cause he sure did take his time. :) Septtro and I arrived at the hospital on Sunday an hour after he was born to meet him. My mom did hold up the phone so I could hear his first cries, though - that was precious....made me cry. :)

His dark hair kinda surprised me. I guess I figured he'd have blonde hair. I did, indeed, win the bracket we had goin on when he'd be here and how much he'd weigh and the time he was born. My baby and I will enjoy that big, juicy steak - thanks mom! :)

More pictures to come...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Doctor Appointment

I had my monthly appointment this morning - thanks for the prayers! :) We got to hear the heartbeat and it was amazing! She said it fluctuated between 154 and 156 beats per minute. I asked if she thought I was too big and she said absolutely not - I am right on track, measuring right at 17-18 weeks so yay!! :) And I only gained 3 pounds this time so kudos to me!

While listening to the heartbeat, you could sometimes hear this scratching type noise. It was like, "bu bum, bu bum, bu bum, eeeaaggghhrrrr". She said that was the baby moving around. I couldn't feel it but it was fun to "hear" the baby moving around. How incredible it was to hear the heartbeat...I almost asked her if she was sure that wasn't my heartbeat. :) When will this feel real?

I asked about my sleeping positions. I do start off on my left side but inevitably end up on my back - which I guess isn't good for blood flow towards the latter part of a pregnancy. She said I should be fine until around 20 weeks but then I might want to put a pillow under my hip so if I roll over, I won't be completely flat.

So we scheduled the next ultrasound - when we find out if we're having a girl or boy. We go back exactly 3 weeks from today...May 13th! She said I could come back in 3 or 4 weeks so obviously I chose 3 weeks. I'm so excited! What are your guesses? I think it's a girl for some reason and so does my mom and Septtro and most everybody at work. Although a girl I met last night said it's a boy and she's never been wrong...we shall see!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

16 Week pics a lil late

So today I'm officially 17 weeks - or unofficially, depending on how accurate you think the doctors can determine how far along you are.

These pictures were taken at 16 weeks and 5 days. And PLEASE, as much as I love comments, don't tell me how huge I am. Yes there really is only one baby. Maybe I'm starting to wonder what I used to look like and if I'll ever look like that again. I honestly only eat when I'm hungry - promise! And I do try to eat healthy now that I'm not feeling as sick.

Speaking of sick, I think I may have jinxed myself in my last post because I got sick two days in a row last week which has NEVER happened before. But I've been fine since then. Guess there will always be those more difficult days but that's just fine with me!

This is just normal...well maybe I'm tryin to suck it in a lil :)


But I sure can pooch it out too

Quite a difference huh? :) Maybe I should have taken one more where I was just standing there normal. Oh well.

My next appointment is tomorrow morning at 8:30AM. Please keep me in your prayers if you think about it. I'm still nervous about going and probably will always be nervous about going. Knowing who is truly in control, though, sure does bring a sense of relief.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

16 weeks

Week and day: 16 weeks 2 days

Belly Button in or out: not much of one left

Wedding rings on or off: on

Food cravings: steak!!!

Food aversions: still some types of chicken by itself

Nausea: hardly at all anymore!! yay!!

Energy level: no naps since last week - hello second trimester! I got a lil freaked out Monday cause it was like I woke up and didn't feel pregnant anymore.

Weight gain: I'm not sure how much I've gained but I don't have to eat as much now because 1 - I don't have the room and 2 - I don't feel nauseous

Mood: I feel like I've been letting myself start to enjoy this pregnancy - singing and dancin around the house instead of snapping at Septtro for every little thing because I'm so nervous

Maternity clothes: down to one normal pair of pants that still fit because they sit so low but have been wearing maternity pants more and more - got some shirts from Shawna so I'm not always wearing t-shirts :)

Size of baby: avocado

Changes of baby: baby's eyes are closer to front of head now, head is more erect, toenails forming, heart pumps about 25 quarts each day

Next appointment: April 22nd - to hear the heartbeat...no ultrasound

Other: I keep feeling like maybe I can feel the baby move. I felt it for the first time last Monday (April 6th) - felt like somebody was waving their fingers inside my tummy and it only lasted a couple of seconds. Then it's started to feel like a rolly polly feeling and lasted longer. It's still so faint and those moments are few and far between so I'm always second-guessing myself. I'm a lil nervous to assume it's the baby in case it's not for fear of me lookin silly. :) Oh, and BIG plus, I can sometimes go through the night without having to get up to use the restroom - depending on how late I have something to drink. Oh, and my tailbone has been VERY sore lately - maybe I should get a doughnut pillow. :)

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Sunday

We had my parents and brother and sis-in-law over for lunch for Easter Sunday. We all brought some food, used paper plates for quick clean up, and just enjoyed each other's company. It was a beautiful day!

Because we got out of church around noon, we decided we'd use the timer on our oven so the baked mac and cheese would cook while we were at church and it'd be all ready to go when we got home. Septtro tested it the night before and it came on when it was supposed to so we gave it a shot. Unfortunately, it didn't work. I ended up making box mac and cheese but mom and dad claimed they liked the "crunchiness" and both ate it.

Suka and Tillman ran all over the place but they took some time to relax on the hammock.

Dad helped Septtro plant the garden. We'll have corn, green beans, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, tomatoes, and cantelope. I can't wait!!

The ladies...Shawna, mom, me, and Gramma. I guess I didn't get the memo to wear pink.

Awww, brother and sister Easter picture - just like the good ol days


Septtro would hit the wiffle ball and the dogs would chase it and fight over who should have it.

Suka won this time.


Tillman had a hard time grasping the ball in his mouth.

The dogs liked chasing the foam golf balls too. Tillman liked to run right in front front of Mark before he took his swing - made us very nervous.


This was that night...she was tired. "Turn out the lights...I'm tryin to sleep!"


Mom also brought plastic eggs and put dog treats in them and hid them around the yard. Yeah we know, weird - but that's what Easter is like when your kids are grown and you don't have any grandchildren yet right? :) I have a video but I'm not sure how to get it off my video camera yet.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Delivery Prediction

I saw this on somebody else's blog and thought I'd try it. Here's the prediction for the day of delivery...pretty funny...

The day you deliver, outside will be sunny. Your baby will arrive in the mid morning. After a labor lasting approximately 5 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 4 pounds, 2 ounces, and will be 18-1/2 inches long. This child will have light violet eyes and curly black hair.

So I seriously doubt my baby will only be 4 pounds but I wouldn't mind labor only lasting 5 hours. I already kind of think it may be a girl...not sure where that's coming from but that's my guess. The violet eyes is just ridiculous but I suppose curly black hair is possible.

Here's the website in case you're expecting and wanna see what crazy things it says for you...

P.S. I thought maybe I felt the baby move yesterday. It was a different feeling than I've felt before but it's so hard to tell.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Beautiful Weekend!

Finally, a weekend without rain! Woo hoo!! I know we need the rain but it's much more fun to be out and about on the weekend. On Saturday, my mom and Shawna came over. We went for a walk, fed the horses some carrots, grilled some steaks (and ever since I've wanted another one), and watched Fireproof (good movie!). Here's some pics:

Shawna is due April 22nd!! Yay!! I'm 14 weeks and 4 days.


I think Tillman thought the horse was a big dog - he wanted to play but the horse wasn't too pleased. He was a bully anyway. He wouldn't let us feed the other one and when he didn't get a carrot, he'd kick and bite the gate.

Tillman runnin in the field near the pond.

She kept eating the grass - weirdo.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lil Nugget


So I was thinking about Romans 13:8-10...

" 8Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9For the commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,' and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."

What if I really did love my neighbor as much as I love myself?