Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so many things to be thankful for and I am truly blessed in so many ways! I plan on going to Ami's for lunch and the to the hospital to visit a friend that just had a sweet baby boy. I also have to clean and pack so I have yet another busy day! Early Friday I will be Bama bound! I am excited to eat at Cracker Barrel when I land! Mother and Wayne are coming to get me and then we are going for a quick visit with Mammaw and then we will all go shopping for Jack Henry. I did pick up my compression hose so I pray that they help with swelling and make the pressure of flying a little easier!
Again, I hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Week 25

At this point it's hard to keep up with my weeks. I get so confused. This will be yet another busy week for me. I am still trying to finish up Christmas decorating..and pack..and clean..and organize before I leave. Not to mention I have tons of errands and things to do this week as well.

Friday I leave for Alabama. The dogs have a house sitter so all I have to do is clean and leave. I am looking forward to my trip. I just hope I don;t swell more after my flight. It seems to be turning out to be yet another busy, packed trip but it will be fun. My two best friends are coming into town to visit and host one of my showers. My Stepmother and stepsister will also be hosting a small shower while I am home as well. It will be so fun to see everyone and celebrate Jack Henry's upcoming arrival.

While I am home I have a long list of things and places I want to eat that I cannot get here! I really hope I get lots of home cooking too! There are also a few places I want to go and see if I can find JH some smocked outfits or some different "southern" things that they don't have around here. I am bringing an empty suitcase in hopes that I can find a few things.

On the countdown for Dustin to be home! Just a little shy of 3 weeks. I hope it goes by fast since I will be back in Bama. I have a few days back here and then he is supposed to arrive in Fargo! I hope everything goes smoothly and he comes in safe and when expected.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shower 1

I had my first shower last night. It was so beautiful! I have to admit, I was a little overwhelmed that it was all for us..and that it's because I am having a baby but it was wonderful. Ami hosted a a beautiful event. No detail went overlooked. It was so me!!! When I drove up, the walkway was lit up with beautiful stands with lights wrapped in fabric that she used inside for decorations as well.(i forgot to get pics) When I walked in everything was dimly lit and just so beautiful. Also, when you walked in there was a table where the guests wrote messages in a book and added their mommy advice and quick dinner recipe. Everyone had a place at the table along with a monogrammed menu card. We had drinks and appetizers to start and then we headed in for dinner. Dinner was wonderful! I really enjoyed having such a fun night with some of my wonderful friends to celebrate Jack Henry's upcoming arrival. I was so amazed at all of the great and useful things that he got. We are well on our way to being stocked and ready for Mr. JH!
Again, I can't thank Ami and everyone that helped her put this night together. I know so much time was spent on this and I truly appreciate everything that was done for us. I also am so thankful for such loving and wonderful friends that made me feel so loved and special.

Here are some pics. They are a little out of order but I think most are self explanatory.

The Invitation Front

The inside

Leanne and I

Shara and I

Kelli and I

Stephanie and I..Steph and I have due dates just 2 days apart! She is having a little girl!

Jill and I

Ami and I..This is the hostess with the Mostest! She is due with Baby Girl Baxter in mid January.

Tracy and I

Karissa and I

Desert! It was soo good!

Megan and I

BreAnn and I

This is the book people signed and add their advice and recipes to. It has his monogram on the front too! So cute! It even have places to add pics.

Monday, November 16, 2009

6 months!!!

Today I had my 6 month appt. Jack Henry seems to be doing well and everything with me checked out okay as well. I cannot believe I am this far into pregnancy..still crazy to think that I am even pregnant!

Last week was a wild one! I had out of town company from Mobile here to help with Jr. Miss. and then our program was yesterday. Our Jr. League Jubilee was on Friday night and was a great success! It was a lot of fun but I was on my feet too long that night. I am starting to swell if I have been on my feet too long so I was prescribed compression hose(fun!) and I have to limited how long I am on my feet at a time and have to rest a lot more. I am feeling fine though..thank goodness!

Jack Henry is on the move. He is moving a little more these days. Mainly when I sit and rest. It is fun to feel him but he only teases me with is not constant. I hope he is moving a little more when Dustin gets home..only a few more weeks now! We are all excited that Dustin will be home soon!

This week is another busy one. I have meeting and lots of errands and visits with friends. I also plan to get some Christmas decorations out and up this week and next. I am going to Bama soon so I want to be done before I leave. The thing I am most excited about this week is that I have a shower on Friday. My sweet friend Ami (she is due soon) is hosting a very small celebration dinner in honor of JH and I. I got the invitation on Saturday and they are so cute! I will have to post them! She handmade them and they were quite fancy. She included the menu for the evening and I have to say that I am looking forward to dinner that night. It will be great to visit with my close Fargo friends and celebrate Jack Henry's upcoming arrival. I will be sure to post pictures! I know it will be a fun night! I can't wait to see what all she has in store for us.