Monday, January 30, 2012

17 Weeks! Gender week!!!

YAY!! This week is finally here!

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Size of baby: almost 5 inches long
Total Weight Gain/Loss: not sure, haven't weighed :/ 
Maternity Clothes: yes, they are much more comfy! I can still wear my non prego dresses. Leggings & dresses are my everyday wear the past few days.
Gender: find out THIS WEDNESDAY!!
Name: Patch
Movement: YES!!
Sleep: ok, toss and turn a lot
What I miss: Not peeing every hour
Cravings: salty foods
Symptoms: I have this weird pain in the back of my neck...won't go away :(
Best Moment this week: We had 8 awesome 8th graders stay with us this weekend & had so much fun getting to know them and watch God work in their lives.
Patch is the size of a turnip this week & weighs 5 ounces!

We found out on Wednesday the gender of little Patch. I am so excited to have a gender reveal party with my family and closest friends!!
I think it's a boy, Tanner wants a boy and Parker thinks it's a girl! What do you think little Patch is?



Monday, January 23, 2012

16 weeks & Planning


How Far Along: 16 weeks
Size of baby: almost 4 1/2 inches long
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +8 lbs total, I'm sure this will be way more next week...supposedly the baby is going to double in size this week!
Maternity Clothes: yes, they are much more comfy! I can still wear my non prego dresses. Leggings & dresses are my everyday wear the past few days.
Gender: find out February 1st! ONE WEEK!
Name: Patch
Movement: YES!!
Sleep: ok, toss and turn a lot
What I miss: Not peeing every hour
Cravings: salty foods
Symptoms: I have this weird pain in the back of my neck...won't go away :(
Best Moment this week: We have movement!! Not a lot but a little flutter here and there :)
Patch is the size of an avocado this week & weighs 3 1/2ounces!


We sold Parker's crib and changer on Saturday. I put it on craiglist at 9AM that morning and it was sold, paid for and picked up by 1PM. I was very excited! I have my heart set on white furniture this time around whether it be a boy or girl. I am buying my friend Angela's crib that she was selling. Now I need to find a dresser/changer that I like.

LOVE this room for a girl, it's my inspiration!
The white & soft pink...ahhh
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And LOVE this for a baby boy...
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I have been planning our Gender Reveal Party for next week. I started painting my cardboard box this weekend.
We are doing the balloon idea I found on pinterest to reveal the gender.
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Everyone gets to cast their vote when they come in...
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My friend Angela will be there to take good pictures for us. My hubby thinks I have been slacking on pictures & things with this baby. I was on it every week with pictures and what not with Parker. So now this baby gets his/her own party!!

IMPACT Weekend


This coming weekend is IMPACT weekend formerly known as Disciple Now or D-Now. Tanner & I decided to be a host home this year. We will have 10 junior high to high school girls staying with us Friday-Sunday. This is such a special weekend for all these young kids. Could you help me pray for them? Our Student Ministries pastors got together and these are the specific prayers we are praying for EVERY student.
We ask that starting today and continuing forward, you would join us in the IMPACT 7:14 prayer movement. Ever read 2 Chronicles 7:14-15? in case not here ya go: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place." But also we want prayer being lifted up 7 days a week 4-Teens.... ;) (pretty clever huh?)
1. That EVERY student would emerge a spiritual leader

2. That EVERY student would prioritize following Jesus
3. That EVERY campus in Midland would be converted bc of the effect of IMPACT weekend
4. That EVERY parent would become the #1 spiritual influence n their students life
5. That EVERY student would say "Jesus is enough" no matter the circumstance
6. That EVERY student would recognize that Jesus IS for them
7. That EVERY member of FBC would be awakened to the majesty of Christ
Please also pray for us host homes and leaders that we are able to influence their lives, even for a short time and welcome them into our loving family. Some of these kids are homeless, some have never sat down at a dinner table and had a meal together as a family, some of them have nobody in this world but still come to Sunday school every Sunday...wow! We need to show these kids they are LOVED!
Thanks for  your prayers!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

15 weeks & a sweet heartbeat :)

Not much going on this week...
How Far Along: 15 weeks
Size of baby: almost 4 inches long
Total Weight Gain/Loss: +7 lbs total
Maternity Clothes: yes, they are much more comfy! I am showing early with this baby.
Gender: find out February 1st!
Name: Patch
Movement: not sure??
Sleep: ok, toss and turn a lot
What I miss: sleeping on my stomach & my favorite jeans!
Cravings: salty foods
Symptoms: headaches
Best Moment this week: heard the heartbeat today!! 150
Patch is the size of a apple this week & weighs 2 1/2ounces!
We are having a gender reveal party on February 1st!! We go to the sonogram that morning and will have them write the gender on a piece of paper. We want to find out with our friends and family that evening!! I am so excited since this is more than likely our last baby!! I think we have also nailed down a  boy name and girl name..but then again we changed Parker's 2 weeks before she was born ;)
Tanner is shooting for boy of course and I am shooting for another little Parker ;)

Monday, January 9, 2012

14 Weeks

Phewwww...I finally made it!! The 1st trimester this pregnancy was no fun. Now that my nausea is finally going away and my energy is returning I am excited to get into planning mode.
We cleaned out the guest bedroom this weekend that will soon be the baby's room. It was our "junk room" that I LOVED having. Where are we going to put our junk now?? We get new carpet laid this Thursday and we find out the sex in 3 weeks so then it will be decorating time!!

How Far Along: 14 weeks

Size of baby: almost 3 1/2 inches long
Total Weight Gain/Loss:  +5 lbs total
Maternity Clothes: yes, they are much more comfy! I am showing early with this baby.
Gender: find out February 1st!
Name: Patch
Movement: still too soon
Sleep: Been horrible the last few nights :(
What I miss: sleeping on my stomach & my favorite jeans!
Cravings: Cheesy popcorn
Symptoms: headaches, some stretching pain
Best Moment this week: finally having my nausea subside :)
Patch is the size of a lemon this week & weighs 1 1/2ounces!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

5 Years!!

We are celebrating our 5 year anniversary today!! I feel like 5 years is a milestone right? I love getting to spend everyday with my best friend. I would marry him all over again :)
My husband is usually bad about giving me my presents early but he did so good this year!! He kept everything a secret. And when I read my card this morning here is what it said.

This is your present:
We will be spending your birthday weekend in San Antonio at the Marriott that you have always wanted to stay at and you can go on a shopping spree!!!

WHAT???
I used to go to San Antonio every year for dance competion from about 9 years old all the way to my senior year. There is a HUGE Mariott right on the Riverwalk. When I was younger I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. All the families would stay there. But my parents would never let us stay there. Now that I am older I know why, because it is pretty $$$. I have always had an obsession with it until this day and have never stayed there. My husband knew about my obsession and is now making it a reality. I am so so excited. Best present ever!!! Besided my Abby girl...she was my Christmas present a few years ago. She is a gift that keeps on giving.

Love you Husband!!! You did so good!!!

January 5, 2007
 First Dance

 Honeymoon...whoa I was tan with some bleached hair haha


1st Year Anniversary we spent in Jamaica!!


2nd Anniversary we spent in Cancun with Parker in my belly

Date night for our 3rd Anniversary!

4 Years!!
Tonight we get a yummy dinner at Garlic Press ;)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas 2011

We had a wonderful Christmas with family & friends. We have lots of family here in Midland so we never have to travel which is nice. Here are a few pics..

Our work's Children Christmas Party, not a fan of Santa
 Making her decorations
 Parker & Landry

 Parker & her cousins
 her new favorite thing!
 Putting the topper on the tree!
We had a blessed Christmas & was happy to get to start teaching Parker the real reason of the season. I think next year she will really be able to grasp it!

13 Weeks

How Far Along: 13 weeks

Size of baby: almost 3 inches long
Total Weight Gain/Loss: still only +3 lbs
Maternity Clothes: yes, they are much more comfy! Gender: find out February 1st!
Name: Patch
Movement: still too soon
Sleep: Been really good the past couple of nights.
What I miss: sleeping on my stomach & my favorite jeans!
Cravings: buffalo chicken tenders, yummm
Symptoms: still some nausea in the evenings, hungry all the time, and headaches
Best Moment this week: Parker syaing her own prayers at night and putting baby Patch in the list everytime :)
Patch is the size of a medium size shrimp this week & weighs an ounce! Doubled since last week.


I am so excited to move out of the first trimester next week!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! It's going to be a great one!