Well we are on official Bubba watch now. The c-section is scheduled for next Thursday, but I am really hoping he decides to make his appearance early....I know this makes Jimmy cringe, but I don't think there is anymore room for this little guy in there. I had my last formal ultrasound today and his current estimated weight is 8.1 lbs with almost seven days to go. Yikes! It will be so odd to have a nine pounder. I think Audrey was over three months old before she hit that kind of weight. Hopefully this means he will be a super good eater and sleeper. A mom can wish, right??
I am just anxious and excited to meet this little fellow.
Fall is officially here! We are busy getting ready for Halloween and of course the arrival of baby boy...any day now! I am 37 weeks along now and feel like I am carrying around a big pumpkin! I am scheduled to have a c-section on October 29th, but I am hoping he might come a little early so I don't have to spend Halloween in the hospital. I was told on Friday that due to the H1N1 threat children under 18 will not be allowed anywhere on the maternity or post-partum units so that means Audrey will have to wait for his homecoming to meet Bubba. That also means 3-4 days without mama seeing her Audrey. This is going to be tough. I was hoping that Jimmy could at least bring her to the hospital in costume so I could see her but I guess that is just not going to happen.
My mom and friend Sami thru me the sweetest baby shower to celebrate baby Bubba. I had a house full of dear friends who all made the day so special. The pumpkin theme meant an abundance of delicious fall treats. Yummy yummy!
Last weekend Jimmy and I decided to take Audrey to a pumpkin patch to pick out her own Halloween gourd. We joined Nana, Papa, Sami, Daren and Zach at Olsen Farms in Gresham. It was a beautiful day for a pumpkin hunt. Audrey's favorite part was the wagon ride. Now the wagon's purpose was to haul the pumpkins out of the patch. Audrey was going to have none of that. She refused to share her ride with any pumpkin, so note the smiling girl on her ride and all of the family carrying the pumpkins! Here are some highlights...
Many have asked where our new house is. Well the address is:
7571 SW Mapleleaf Street
Portland, OR 97223
For those of you locals, we are basically in the Metzger area off of Hwy 99, near the Tigard Fred Meyers. In between 217 and I-5 and near Hall Blvd. Basically we are "near" everything!
We should be in the house on Saturday and I will try to take and post some pictures. My computer has been less than cooperative lately so I don't know if it will let me download anything. I will do my best.
Thank you for all the well-wishes. I know it took lots of prayers to get us here!
So now with very sore hands and a signature I no longer recognize, Jimmy and I are officially first-time home owners. It is still hard to believe that we actually managed to do it. We should get our keys and officialy take over the property on Saturday. It has been a very long process (I think we started around February 2007 - with a little detour to DC in the middle) but the wait was well worth it. I think I toured every house for sale in Portland so I have no doubt we found the right one for our family.
We will officially be moving in the weekend of 8/21-23. Yippy!!!
Today is my mom's (Nana) birthday. She is such an amazing mom and grandma. Her endless energy and love for her family is truly inspiring. Audrey and I decided to take Nana to the zoo with our friends Sami and Zach for a fun morning of animal antics followed by a birthday lunch at one of our favorite nostalgic restaurants Big Reds.
The highlights of the day were watching a polar bear pee (kids thought that was quite exciting indeed) and my personal favorite, watching the elephants march in line truck to tail baby Sam (newest baby elephant at the zoo) right there with them.
I know, I know..I had just about given up on myself ever updating this blog. I have thought about it often but have just not taken the time to do it. So lets see a recap of the last (almost) four months.
February - May
We completed our DC adventure on February 12th. After packing up we drove south to the Carolinas to spend a week with family. We had a wonderful time in Charlotte, North Augusta and Edisto Island. Jimmy even fit a quick guys golf weekend to Florida in before we jumped on a plane and headed home to Portland.
Shortly after arriving home we were overjoyed to find out that baby #2 in on the way. We expect the arrival sometime around Halloween. We will hopefully find out boy or girl on June 2nd. I will post an update.
Other than that we have been busy house hunting and thankful for our comfy temporary housing at mom & dad's house. We put an offer in on a house about a month ago but found out it is a short sale. So we have been playing the waiting game waiting for the bank gods to see it our way and just say yes. If not, we will be back on the hunt.
Jimmy, Audrey and I ran away for a quick vacation to San Diego and Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago. We were finally able to introduce Audrey to her great-grandma and Papaw (Jimmy's grandparents) and enjoyed visiting with old friends. The weather was beautiful and we had a great time hitting all our old favorite spots. We even had our morning coffee and The Coffee Bean and Tea House in Beverly Hills. We used to go there and just people watch and listen to the crazy conversations. This trip didn't disappoint. Too much fun.
All in all it is wonderful to be back in Portland and enjoying our friends and family.
Here are some pictures of our adventures!
Audrey & Cousin Ava on Easter
Driving on the beach in Ocean Shores, WA
Meeting Grandma & Papaw
Audrey's first trip to "The Temple" aka Dodger Stadium
Well today is certainly an exciting day to live near DC. It is VERY cold here and I have elected to stick close to home with my Sister-in-law and nephew and am watching all the festivities on TV from the comfort of our living room. Jimmy on the other hand decided it was very important for him to share this historic day with his daughter so we bundled her up and attached her to daddy and they headed out to brave the masses and make their way into the district. I am nervous but supportive of his desire to share this day with her. I am sure he will tell her about it for many years to come. It took me awhile to warm up to the idea, but I am okay with it now.
Last night Jimmy, Christa and I attended the South Carolina Society Pre-Inaugural Ball! I am so glad that I have a SIL who is well connected I doubt I will ever get to experience such an event again. It was held at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum on the Mall near the Capitol. We rode the Metro in our formal attire and was happy to see many other tuxes and dresses. Now that is something you don't see everyday.