Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My favorite pictures of all!

So, a LOT has happened since the last update. There was Thanksgiving, which this year was one of the best Thanksgivings in a long time! Maybe because we served at 6pm rather than 2pm, giving the girls ample time in the kitchen and lots of leisure to prepare this and that... Maybe because I had it with my family which I haven't since '05... Maybe because we all sat at one table rather than 3 tables, since Seths' built an awesome extention to my family's main dining table (we had 20 people at Thanksgiving dinner). Whatever it was, it was amazing!

Then I was honored and totally blessed with a baby shower than my mom and sisters threw. It was incredible! I cried of course, because of all the love and generosity people showed, but also because there was I sitting there at 33 weeks pregnant, just astounded God has kept this little girl so safe and healthy. I could have never foreseen that day!

And then Jonathan and I spent 5 incredible days traipsing around downtown Chicago, going to my company's swanky Christmas party, attending The Screwtape Letters with my parents, museum going, and dining to the nines! It was a romantic and much desired getaway for us two, and our last fancy one before Baby Girl comes along. I'm grateful we had that chance!

So, pictures for the above will follow later, with more details. But for now I'll share the best picture of all: those of Baby Girl. We got a 34 week ultrasound and it was SOOOO wonderful! It was the first time I cried during an ultrasound. She looked so fully developed, and she was moving around just like I've seen little newborns do! She is so precious!!! We got to watch in 4-D for a while, and got 2 pictures in 3-D you see below. Is it not amazing??? Jonathan and I just love the clarity and are so excited to meet her soon!!!! Her growth is great, she weighs about 4lb5oz (38th percentile, so a bit small, but I am too, so it's expected). She is head down currently and moves around like a champ all the time! I did start iron injections for 6 weeks, I don't know if they'll help or not, but they can't hurt. I can't keep my iron up with eating, supplementing, and the perscription iron I've been on since 11 weeks.

This was my first glimpse of Jonathan when he returned!!!!
And a lovely shot of us in New Bern back together again!

Precious Baby Girl - smiling at us!!!

Me in the nursery with my 33 week belly!


Herb of Grace said...

Oh my word! She is sooo beautiful!

And it's soooo not fair that you look like a celebrity pg woman! No water retention, no flabby biceps (I carry so much extra weight in my arms when I'm lactating), no pg acne, nothing!! And the snazzy boots alone could get you mugged in some MOPS groups I know of! Not fair!! I'm registering a formal complaint with whoever deals with these sorts of things...

Lindsay said...

Awwwhhh! So precious:)

Susannah Forshey said...

WOW! What incredible definition on those ultrasound photos! She is BEAUTIFUL! I think I can actually see a little "Graydon" mouth on I right?

....and SHAME on you for being such a tease with those nursery photos! You let us see so LITTLE and I'm DYING to see the whole thing! SHOW US THE PHOTOS...SHOW US THE PHOTOS....SHOW US THE PHOTOS....!!!

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Carolyn said...

Its amazing you can get such a clear look at your baby with those ultrasounds. You're really in the homestretch now!

JJandFive said...

Beautiful : )