Friday, May 27, 2011


So…I’m officially 21 weeks today (only 133 to go but who’s counting…well…I guess I am. LOL!) and I think I’ve officially felt movement. Now… THINK … is the key word here because as a newbie I’m not really sure what I’m feeling in the belly… so it may just be hoping for movement.

Description of “the feeling”: I tried to explain this to Will but it’s so hard. The best way I came up with is it feels like little flutters. Kind of like when you have your hand in water and you move it back and forth slowly. The way the water feels on your fingers is what I’ve been feeling in my tummy!

Anywho……when I was laying there I told Will…I think I feel our little girl. He immediately started talking to her and saying her name….to which she responded with more movement. It was pretty sweet and a moment I hope I don’t forget anytime soon.

All the little moments of the pregnancy seem to be a blur and I hope by recording some of them and journaling our little peanut will enjoy hearing about the days leading to her highly anticipated arrival.

Well…I’m off to do some cleaning and preparing for the Memphis Collum’s trip to Kansas. I can’t wait to see them…so stay tuned for blogging about time with family!

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Will and I took a nice stroll around the pond at Bradley Fair (a local shopping area) on Sunday. Here a few of the pictures I snapped with my new camera. Enjoy!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Ok...I have to admit that I've been a complete emotional wreck today. I could cry at the drop of a hat, and have done so. (Thank God for a private office where I can shut my door). I know this too will pass, but for some reason the tears are just ready to flow.

While I sit here (almost crying) typing my blog about emotions I have to say that I have the best Husband in the WORLD! He is so understanding and willing to help in any way he can. I really don't know what I did to get so lucky...but I'm sure glad I did it!

So a big shout out to Will! WooooHooooo! And don't worry...your normal wife will be back soon (I think).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Toy!

Will and I made our first “Parent Purchase” last week and I’m super excited to use it!! We purchased a new Cannon Rebel (or “Mom Camera”).

I fully anticipated breaking in the camera/figuring out how to use the darn thing this weekend at my niece and nephew’s soccer and baseball games, but the weather had something else in mind. There was no way I was going to get my new toy out in the cold rainy weather.

So…Will and I plan to break it in this weekend with random shots of nature and each other. We have to get into tip top shape before the little one arrives! LOL! Once she’s here be prepared for lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots, and did I mention lots of pictures!!!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It's a GIRL!!!

Yesterday Will and I had our official “find out the gender of the baby” appointment. (Please note…this is a long rambling for an extremely emotional pregnant lady. If you make it to the end however….I will share the proposed baby name. Good Luck to you!!!)

As I laid on the table they sonogram tech asked if we wanted to know and then explained it would be the very last thing we looked at.

So she went through the checks of the organs and head and did all the necessary measurements. It was so cool to see how our little flicker on the screen looks so developed. Amazing!! We saw the profile and little foot and then on to the main event. Well…that’s what we thought anyway.

The baby was asleep and was not ready to budge and was being quit stubborn (just like her mom), so we had to shake things up a bit. After several shakes of the tummy and literally holding my breath…we found out it’s a girl. Tears immediately came to my eyes. I asked Will if he was disappointed to which he reassured me not at all!

After the sonogram we were to meet with my doctor to go over things which also gave him a chance to go over the report and see if anything looked askew. (Everything looked great by the way!)

Anywho…As I sat in the room the tears just kept flowing and Will asked if everything was alright. I said…I had no idea I wanted a girl so much, and I kept thinking of all the fun things we will do together through the years. He on the other hand said his stress level went through the roof as he was thinking about boyfriends, driving and protecting his little girl! (He’s going to be such a good Daddy!)

When the doctor came in the room he asked if we had anything questions and Will piped up and said what shotgun do your recommend. LOL! So…the doctor (who also has a little girl) had a brief and informative shotgun discussion and I sat there and laughed.

After all the calls were made and news was spread we made our way to Babies R Us and Target to register for gifts for the little one. We are so excited to meet this little girl and hope God keeps us all safe today, tomorrow and always.

As promised...Will and I have locked in on a first name for our little princess....Mackenzie.

What do you think?