Friday, August 28, 2009

Doctor Visit

For all those who have asked...
we went to the doctor this morning. I am 2 1/2 to 3 cm dilated & 80 % effaced. The doc is really hopeful he will be here soon (but i keep telling myself don't get your hopes up)! Our next appointment is thursday & that is probably the day we will discuss when to induce. Pray for both Eli's & my health through this whole thing :) I am an eager mommy!! That's about it. I am trying to get LOTS of rest because i know i will need it!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

week 39

(above is a picture daniel took of eli & myself)
well we made it...and i'm more ready than ever or at least i think i am! i wake up in the mornings now feeling all the aches and pains with being so pregnant. i've been really crampy & nauseous most mornings (i guess i'm making up for it since i didn't have this at the beginning of my pregnancy.) i think i'm just ready to "walk normal" and not waddle, do day to day things without loosing my breathe, and just feel all around good.
i have been filling my days now with lots of rest, exercise, cleaning, organizing, & catching up on some reading. My thank-you notes have been written & sent, and Eli's baby book is caught up to as far as can be.

I keep thinking about what it will be like to meet this little guy that has been growing in my belly the last 8 1/2 months. I remember before daniel & i got married, i use to daydream about what our wedding day would be like. I would keep myself up late most nights replaying in my mind how our "big day" would go and now i find myself doing the exact same thing with our son. except the nice part about the wedding was we knew when it would take place...we are now just in a waiting game for mr. eli.

So we go to the doctor on friday (i'm really hoping we don't make it to this appointment) so we will know more then! That's all for now.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

38 weeks

and i'm about to pop (or at least that is what a few people have told me lately). I'm actually not uncomfortable at all...just ready to meet this little guy. This is the first week i haven't run which for me is sad because i love it so much. But on saturday i could only make it 2 miles and had to give up. I just know it is coming down to the wire now and walking is better since i am having so much pressure from Eli dropping! Speaking of him dropping...we have been going to the doctor weekly now (i have been bad at updating on that). The process of labor has begun. I have started dilating, the doctor felt Eli's head & said he is very low...which i figured that by the way i feel :). 2 weeks ago the doctor told us he didn't think i would make it the full 40 weeks (by the way i have progressed over a week) but we aren't getting our hopes up because that was just a guess...even though i know he is a doctor...we still don't want to be let down!

Today was my last day of work. I am feeling all kinds of emotions. I love the little ones i watch and will truly miss their smiling faces each day, but i am ready to be mommy to my own and see his little face. I can't believe i am done but am very thankful for a little time to myself.

Yesterday morning (1:30am) I began having very irregular contractions. they lasted through out the day and then got more consistent last night. but they went away around 11:00 and then began again today. I think my body is just getting ready for labor (whether that be in the next few hours or the next couple of weeks). i think our little guy is playing with mommy & daddy about when he will come...but we shall patiently wait!!
Oh & we took some photo's this past weekend (since we didn't have any of both daniel & i in them with me preggo). hope you like them...we do!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

make that 3

that's right...we have officially been married 3 years today. as i think back to that wonderful day i get all giddy. seeing my groom (very handsome...the most handsome i might add) standing there waiting for me (his bride) to walk down the aisle. saying our "i do's" and then sharing in communion. what a great day. one that i look back on and smile.

after nearly 4 years of dating and 3 years of marriage, i am still learning new things. our love has grown so much. i love staying up late and chatting about...well...nothing. i love waking up to him in the mornings. i love how he loves our dog, madie and gives her baths. i love that he loves books & studying greek. i love that he eats grape pop sickles & drinks a tall glass of orange juice most nights. i love how he loves the Lord. i also love how he loves me. and now as we await the arrival of our first child, a son, i love how he touches and talks to my belly hoping Eli is listening. i love that he thinks i'm beautiful...even pregnant. i don't have to wonder if he will be a great dad because i know he will! I am so blessed with such a loving, patient, man of God. Thank you Lord for another year with this man made so well for me. here is to many many more!!

Saturday, August 08, 2009

come one, come all!!

Over the past few years our love and desire for photography has grown. We have been praying for a way to incorporate this passion into our everyday life. Our desire is to capture moments in peoples lives at a price that is affordable. So in saying this we have started a little photography business on the side. We can shoot engagement & wedding, maternity, baby & family photos or whatever else you can think!! Here are a few photo shoots we have been on recently...
Maternity Photo Shoot of Jordan & Kari

Family/Baby Photo Shoot of Jamie, Joy & Breeson

Engagement Photo Shoot of Bradford & Leslie

Children's Photo Shoot
If you are interested in knowing more or having pictures made let us know!

Daniel & Magen

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

week 36

here i & my basketball as many family member say. not too much longer...i'm starting to get a little bit uncomfortable :)

And here's something new...i have an outie! somewhat of a recent development but if you look close enough you can see it.