My sweet littles

My sweet littles

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Music to Our Ears...

Travis & I were in awe as we listened to the most precious sound in the world on Monday- the sound of our little one's heartbeat!!! What an amazing experience...God is soooo very good! Even though we have been aware of our pregnancy for a couple months now, it has seemed more like a dream than reality until that moment. I know that neither Travis nor I can completely wrap our minds around the fact that we will become parents in a few short months. What an unbelievable blessing!! I'm trying so hard not to take one second of this pregnancy for granted...just trusting whole-heartedly & watching in amazment at the control & power of the Great Creator.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The most wonderful time of the year!

Welcome to my very favorite time of the year...& this year, I'm pregnant to boot!!! So Fun!!! I love, Love, LOVE the holidays! This year, Travis & I are doing something a bit different for Thanksgiving. We (he rather) has planned a fabulous trip to South Texas for a bit of fishing and relaxing with some of our dear friends from Houston. We decided that this may be the last holiday that the grandparents will allow us to miss a family function once the baby comes & Travis is even further justifying his need for some coast fishing by saying that this just might be "his last opportunity for this kind of trip" before we become parents. In any case, come Wednesday we are off to sunny Matagorda.

Baby Epperson has now grown to the size of a lime...they grow up so fast! (He, he!) Next week we will get to hear the baby's heartbeat (God-willing) & see him or her in our 2nd sonogram. I have to admit that I have become extremely envious of my sweet sister-in-law. She is 4 weeks ahead of me and gets to find out the sex of their little one in a few short weeks. I, on the other hand, won't find out until January. Travis reminded me that it's probably good for me to be forced to work on my patience and take a backseat to someone else every once in awhile....I'm sure he's right!
I'm very excited to report that we have purchased the rest of the baby's nursery furniture. We ordered a beautiful dresser w/ a gally rail for a changing pad & chest of drawers from KidSpace last week. YEAH! I just love them! We have a white Stephanie Anne crib that we bought from a family in Dallas & a black denim glider that one of my very generous patients gave to us- so I chose a black dresser & chest of drawers...hoping for a shabby chic look. Both of the bedding sets that I've picked out (boy & girl) have some black in the fabric so I think everything will come together nicely.

Next post, I'll have some new pics of our nugget & hopefully my first belly shot @ 12 weeks! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving~

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Our Baby's A Kumquat!!!

That's right...our sweet little nugget has grown to the size of a kumquat- measuring about 2 inches long & weighing in between 1/4 & 1/3 of an ounce!

Our next appt with Dr. Owen & sonogram is scheduled for Nov. 24th & we complete the first trimester! We continue to pray deligently that God will bless the rapid development of our little one & that we will receive an excellent report at our next check-up. I thought in this post I would include some of my new-found food favs (& some not so new) courtesy of pregnancy.

  • Baked Ruffles w/ French Onion Dip...never been a big chip fan until now! In moderation, of course:)
  • OJ
  • Mexican food
  • Chicken Salad
  • Gramsy's Mac-N-Cheese
  • Honey Crisp Apples....throw in a bit of Peanut Butter & you've got the perfect snack!
  • Sonic Grilled Chicken lunch staple as of late.
  • Clearly, comfort foods & anything salty have hit the spot!
  • And the one MAJOR aversion......COFFEE (drip & even my once favorites caramel macchiatos & pumpkin spice lattes)-anyone who knows me, knows that this was truly a blessing! It would have been extremely tough for me to kick my coffee habit...thankfully, the aroma & mere mention of coffee turns my stomach!

    or PREGNANT!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pregnancy HodgePodge

So good! At 9 1/2 weeks, my pregnancy is going great!!! I have felt wonderful, which I am certainly aware is an incredible blessing! The baby is growing properly and I'm told, is now the size of a grape! So fun!! At each stage of pregnancy, compares the size of the fetus to a piece of fruit..a bit comical, but a great visual. The only negative side effect I have experienced is a recently diagnosed bladder infection....bummer. I've been put on antibiotics and instructed to consume large quantities of water, yogurt and cranberry juice...delish! All in all...I have absolutely loved being pregnant- especially as we successfully approach the end of the first trimester! Grow, Baby Epperson...GROW!!!