Tuesday, June 27, 2006

A Very Good Day

I finally told my mentor at school that I was pregnant. Actually what I told her was that there must be something in the water at this school (that only works because one of the girls that works with her at Wesleyan just had a baby). She looked at me for a second, said, "Your pregnant" with a smile and gave me a hug. I'm so grateful. I knew she'd be great about it, but for some reason I was still a little nervous to tell her. She is such a great person/mentor, I'm so lucky. OK, also, for those of you who are planning to have children/more children someday, I just found a great website. I'm not sure how many people know about this site, but it's called babyfit.com. If you're worried that you aren't getting enough protein, calcium, foliate, calories, or iron, you type in what you ate for the day and it calculates it all for you. It's great, you never have to wonder. It even has daily meal plans if you want, they assure that you get all the nutrients you need from your food and that you eat well. It will also make a weekly exercises routine for you if you'd like with a variety of exercises so you don't get bored. It, of course, has your personalized calendar that tells you what's going on with you and the baby, articles and tutorials, and if that's not enough the more you use it the more money they donate to March of Dimes. OK, I'll get off my soapbox now and explain the photos below. Over fathers day my fathers family had there every other year reunion, which was a blast, but very hot as it was 95 degrees. The first picture is of my immediate family, there were 2nd cousins and 1st cousins once removed there as well, but not in that picture, in fafct only about 3/4 of my family made it this year. The reunions are a really big deal for us, so it was really nice. Babies first family reunion. Also, for those of you who have heard me talk about my nieces, you know I'm absolutely obsessed with them. The 2 pictures after the family reunion picture are my nieces with my sister-in-law, who just graduated from high school on June 21st. For those of you who graduated with me, that was 10 years to the day that we all graduated. Scary isn't, how time does fly. We're so proud of her. She's off to Avery point and then Uconn after that. Maybe she'll be the first of her family to get a college degree. We wish her the best, and some fun while she's at it.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

It worked

For some reason I was having trouble getting these photos up yesterday.

New Pictures

18 Weeks - Look at that belly

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Hi everyone,
Sorry it's been so long since my last post. There hasn't been much going on lately and I find that I am just waiting. I've been told that I can expect to start feeling the baby move in the next two or three weeks, which I am of course now constantly searching for. Poor Kristin, I keep saying to her, "Well, I felt something that felt like this.......Could it be the baby." She's been so good about it. She keeps assuring me that I'll know when I feel it. Actually I should mention, everyone has been soo wonderful. Thank you all for your support. Shawn and Kelly were the first to offer cloths and books, which have already come in handy. They're also so encouraging and have been great about keeping up with my progress. Thanks guys, it's so nice to know you're there. Tiffani has also been following along and being very encouraging. You've sent so many comments that I really want to respond to and will once I get your e-mail from my wonderful husband!!!! I'm really glad you like the pictures, I know I'll be really grateful to have them to look back on. The funniest thing is that Dan and I had been talking about the fact that you had New England babies and my first is a Texas baby before I got your comment. I just wanted to be able to tell you that. Kristin has been so wonderful, she gave me all of her maternity close, which is such a help, and is constantly answering my questions, which is even better. My friends and family have been great and VERY interested (Karra), which is fun. OK, so I could obviously go on forever. Thank you all for keeping up with my cite and sending all of your comments. You guys are great. OK, so we have our next routine apt. on the 7th. And then as long as the baby cooperates we'll hopefully accurately find out the sex of the baby on the 20th. Good luck to us. I promise not to wait so long to write again.