Monday, December 13, 2010


We got our first snow this weekend!  I really love winter.  Coming from Oklahoma, I always assumed I hated winter.  It was just bitter cold with wind and once a year we would get a thin sheet of ice over everything for a day or two.  

Now that we are further north and have experienced a REAL winter- I love it!  It snows frequently, which makes the cold worthwhile.  Yes, it does get stupid-cold, but even watching the thermometer drop to ridiculous levels has a zany appeal!  

We got a dusting of snow on Saturday night and the lows have been single digits.  It should break above freezing on Wednesday and melt the snow.  

John, Charley, and I went out to visit Boomer on Sunday morning and went for a short walk.  The wind was blowing more than usual and it was pretty bitter- windchill down in the negative teens.  

Aw, Bummer!  I don't look pregnant when I'm all bundled up. 

One of the fun things about having a relationship with someone/starting a family is that you get to adopt each others traditions.  One of John's childhood traditions was to have a candle lit dinner on the first night of snow!  Saturday night the snow started after dinner, so we did our candlelight dinner on Sunday.  We had the fireplace going, the tree lit up, and a table full of candles!  

Isn't he adorable?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Still kickin'!

No need to send out distress signals... I'm still here and baby is still kicking. 

I guess I tend to clam up when I don't have any Boomer news.  He is doing well.  Getting fat and furry.  It has been getting pretty cold here, so I pretty much just go out to see him as the weather changes to rotate his blankets.  It gives me a little purpose since there isn't much reason for me to go out there otherwise.  

It is sort of hard to comprehend how fast these last few months have gone by!  I LOVE being pregnant and have had a really easy time of it so far.  No morning sickness or swelling.  No health complications.  No complaints!  I did struggle with exhaustion in the first trimester during the heat of summer.  Luckily, I don't have to work and was able to nap as needed.  The second trimester has been a breeze and has flown by.  Next week will be the start of the third trimester, which is mind blowing to me!  March still seems so far away!  

I thought you all might enjoy a picture progression of my growing self!
16 weeks

 17 weeks

18 weeks

 19 weeks

21 weeks

22 weeks

24 weeks

today- 25w3d

Baby @ 12 weeks

 Baby @ 21 weeks

Creepy 3-D @21 weeks

We were able to find out the gender at our 21 week sonogram and we are delighted to be expecting a BABY GIRL!!!!  The technology is incredible and you can see such amazing detail on the scans.  We were able to see her little ribs and bones, her stomach, and most amazingly her heart beating.  

This has been an amazing journey so far and John and I are both so excited for Baby Girl to make her arrival in March!