Sunday, September 27, 2009

Belly Bumps and Buttons

My bump is definitely growing! I had a break through moment last week - when a complete stranger asked me when I'm due! Yeesss! I also had a moment when I looked at my new shape and thought, "IS THIS MY BODY?" It is so amazing and, yet also, very surreal.

Tyson was finally able to feel the little guy kick on Thursday night. At first we were just staring at my belly and we could see it pop up when he kicked. It was a great moment for Ty.

While staring at my belly, Tyson was also sure to point out that my belly button is "coming out." The more I looked at it, the more I noticed that it was much more shallow than it ever has been before. So - an "outie" is probably inevitable.

We are quickly approaching 23 weeks - which is pretty amazing. We're just THREE weeks away from third trimester. And on that note...I am off to order a crib and bedding.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Remembering Chad

My cousin, Chad, passed away on September 15th. He will be greatly missed by my family!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Half Way!

Today marks the half way point of the pregnancy. I can't believe we are 20 weeks in! It seems unreal that in another 20 weeks (or less), Baby Becker will be here! My weekly email update said he's the length of a cantaloupe - and today, at the grocery store, I caught myself staring at them in the produce section. REALLY? A cantaloupe? Where is he hiding??? His kicks and movements are becoming stronger and I'm feeling them more often.

Yesterday we scored a dresser/changing table and an armoire off Craigslist. I had been looking FOREVER and the thought of spending $1500 on an armoire alone - was making me sick. Now, we will buy a new crib and get started creating a nursery fit for our little boy. I promise pictures once everything is finished.

Today was my first day with students and I survived. My bedtime is officially 10pm or earlier. Trust me, I will need ALL the sleep I can get. I forgot how exhausting the beginning of first grade can be! We had a lesson on washing our hands today. Do you think Mrs. Becker is a
germ-o-phobe??? :)

Make sure you vote on Baby Becker's nickname. We have gotten some great suggestions!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Reveal Party

We had so much fun sharing our Reveal Party with Baby Becker's Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, Aunts, and Uncles!
Here is Team PINK: Gina, Nancy, Tyson, Shirlee, Jerry, and Grandma PegAbove is Team BLUE: Denny, Grandpa Clev, Karley, Me, and Joe (Jon & Devin couldn't be with us, but they were both Team Blue, as well!)

Our "family" picture. The dogs were excited too!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Introducing: Baby Becker

We are excited to introduce - for the first time - Baby Becker. S/he was yawning in this picture and has his/her leg pulled up to his/her body.

Please, God, let this child LOVE to sleep as much as his/her mother. Amen.

We have the RESULTS

...but we're not going to know until Friday night. Everyone better be on time - because I WILL open it without you. (Karley!)

We had a WONDERFUL appointment! It was amazing seeing Baby Becker hanging out. S/he wasn't too active, so we are thinking it was nap time (I like it!). The technician was looking at everything and measuring the heart, brain, and limbs. She knew we didn't want to know - but she never told us to look away. Luckily Tyson and I aren't ultrasound savvy, because neither of us have a clue what it is. (I tried cheating...many different ways and FAILED) The heartbeat was 144 with the tech and then 150's/160's with the doctor. I'm finally putting on some weight, so I'm happy about that too! I also got my flu shot - I'm prepared for the germ carrying first graders next week!

All in all - Tyson and I feel SO incredibly blessed to have a healthy baby. Many of us rarely stop to appreciate our health and the health of our right now, we will stare at the envelope with excitement and thank God for our healthy, precious Baby Becker.