Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had a wonderful Christmas. My mom came up and spent Christmas with us and Reuben’s family. I made pot roast for Christmas Eve dinner and we enjoyed the company of his parents, my mom, and his Grandma.

Christmas morning we went over and had breakfast and then opened presents. It was a lot of fun, laughter, and love. The rest of the day you could say was spent eating way too much. Eating lunch, dinner, snacks, dessert… etc. We had way too much food.

Reuben and I treated ourselves to a PS3 this year. Well it is more for him of course, but I will get some enjoyment out of it too.

Evelyn still has not made her appearance yet. We are hoping she will wait until Friday (1/1/10). I have been feeling some contractions, but nothing very strong. It wont be much longer and she will be in our arms.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby Bump Session 7

Monthly "Baby Bump" Session 7 - December 11, 2009
Photos taken by Sylvia Flores

We are getting so close to Evelyn making her appearance. I am so excited to hold her in my arms. What a miracle of life it is to have watched my tummy grow knowing it is her growing inside.

We finished the nursery and are ready for her. We have a theme of baby animals and mainly pink and green for colors. I also wanted yellow and as you can see, I snuck it in there too.

Here are some pictures of the nursery. (Willy wanted in the photos too). Only 17 more days till she is due!!! YAYAYAYYAYA!

Monday, December 14, 2009

So Thankful!!!

My husband has been wonderful this weekend. He got up on Friday and decided to finish the kitchen. We have been remodeling for some time now and finally have our kitchen finished. Well almost, but it looks finished to me. One really does not realize the importance of knobs on cabinets until one is 37 weeks pregnant, bending over to the floor just to get out something from the cabinet. It is so wonderful now just to pull the handle. I just love our little house now!

So it seems not only am I nesting… but Reuben is too :)

To thank Reuben for all his hard work and for being such a great husband to me, I made a fancy fondue dinner for us. It was SOOOOOO good! I definantly think we will be doing this again soon. Maybe as a date night.

We are ready for Evelyn to arrive. The room is all set up for her (not complete on decorations but ready for her arrival). We are hoping she arrives on 1/1/10. It would be a great New Years gift for us.

We hope everyone enjoys their Christmas this year.

Many blessings!!!
Love the Betts

Friday, December 11, 2009

Session 6 cont.

Monthly "Baby Bump" Session 6 - November 13, 2009
Photos taken by Sylvia Flores

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baby Bump Session SIX

Monthly "Baby Bump" Session 6 - November 13, 2009
Photos taken by Sylvia Flores

(The progression shot will be uploaded here soon. Sylvia is still finishing that one up.)

I keep saying each time how amazing Sylvia’s photography is. I love how beautiful the photos look. It is such a blessing to have her come out each month and photograph the growth of our little miracle.

We are currently 41 days until our due date. Reuben and I took our Childbirth class this weekend and learned a lot. It was great to meet other couples that are due right around the same time we are. We are still the closest to the 1st baby of the year. We hope that Evelyn will decide to make her appearance as the first baby born in Hood River for 2010 because there is special recognition in the newspaper and also a bunch of free goodies. How great would that be?

I am still feeling wonderful. The pregnancy has been very easy on me. The only thing I keep feeling is very tired. It takes me longer to do things now too but all that is to be expected. What a miracle it is to feel her move every day inside my belly. She is such an active girl. I keep saying it feels like a gymnastics class going on in my belly.

Another wonderful moment: Evelyn was not moving in my tummy and Reuben decided to sing right into my belly. As soon as he started to sing, Evelyn began moving around to where she was situated to hear him better (her head more positioned to where his mouth was touching my belly). It was so amazing to see how she was responding to his voice and his singing. I cannot wait to see Daddy’s little girl respond to his voice once she is born. What a beautiful connection they will have.

I love this Miracle of Life!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hakola Annual Halloween Party

Every year for Halloween (for the last three years) we have attended the Hakola Annual Halloween Party. It is something we look forward to every year. There is lots of great company, food, and entertainment. Many people we only see at the annual party.

This year Reuben and I were trying to figure out a humorous costume for me to wear with my large pregnant belly. We came up with a Pregnant Geisha and he was the Samurai. Both of us already had most of the pieces for the costumes, it was just the finishing touches to add to them.

We had a wonderful time at the party, as always. It was great to hang out with everyone. I look forward to it again next year!

(More Halloween pictures to come after this weekend of our costumes)

Pumpkin Patch

Reuben and I went to the Rasmussen farms again to search for our pumpkins. For whatever reason, we were drawn to the perfectly round ones (I wonder why). We found a big round daddy pumpkin, a round mamma pumpkin, and a little perfect baby one. We also found one that looked like a skull shape.

I love fall for all the beautiful colors. We plan to carve them tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Baby Bump Session FIVE

Monthly "Baby Bump" Session 5 - October 9, 2009
Photos taken by Sylvia Flores

This month we decided to take more photos of my ever growing belly. It was a wonderful experience working with Sylvia and Reuben to get some wonderful shots.

Evelyn is growing so fast. We are now into our 30th week. I love to play “hide and seek” with Evelyn. She will push her foot out and I will find it and push her back. Then she moves her foot and I find it again. It is so wonderful to know this little girl is growing inside of me. It is such a miracle!

I love how my relationship with Reuben is growing every day just as our little Evelyn is growing. What a blessing it is to have them both in my life!