Monday, December 24, 2012

...twenty-two weeks...

Picture of my belly at 22 weeks. I said I would try to start posting weekly updates, so here's to trying my best!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

...justa kicking...

We sure have had a busy last couple of weeks. On the fun side of things, we had our 20th week check-up where everything was wonderful! We finally got a new car for me - it's a Ford Edge and I am loving it! Also, my Mom's whole side of the family just returned from a cruise to the Bahamas - it was absolutely amazing!
For Mommy and Daddy to be, one of the most exciting moments was that Cory was finally able to feel Charlee kick! It was Wednesday morning on the cruise (21 weeks) and Charlee was moving like crazy. I had tried to get Cory to feel before but he just couldn't. I could tell that the kicks and jabs were a little stronger so he tried again. This time he felt her - not just once but three times! At that time Gracie (my niece) was knocking on our door so she ran in and felt Charlee also! This morning (Saturday) she was moving around 7:30, Cory was able to feel her kick many times and was amazed at how much stronger her kicking has gotten in just a few days. We have found that her most active times are between 7:00-8:00am and 8:00-9:00pm. We are completely thrilled and are looking forward to sharing many more wonderful moments with you.

Monday, December 3, 2012

...charlee grace...

Cory and I are excited to annouce that we will be having a baby girl - Charlee Grace. Our eighteenth week check up was this past Monday. Not only were we able to find out if we were having a boy or girl, but we were also able to see our precious baby through ultrasound and examine every inch of her body.  This was such an amazing experience for the both of us. My belly was measuring right on track as I was eighteen weeks two days; however, Charlee's belly and head were measuring nineteen weeks five days. We were told to possibly be prepare for Charlee's arrival around the middle of April. 
We enjoyed sharing this exciting news with our family on Monday night with a gender reveal balloon pop. Graice was the lucky one with the piece of paper in her balloon stating we were having a girl. She got to read and annouce this to the rest of the family. My girlfriend Erica was involved in taking the wonderful picture of our reveal.  Cory and I were excited to share pictures with friends the following day. Below are a couple of the many she took. The bicycle in the picture was Grandma Cile's. We know she is smiling down from Heaven as she thinks of her son with a "sweet little beautiful, perfect, all american girl"!