Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby Bump session 2

Monthly "Baby Bump" Session 2 - July 8, 2009

(Includes previous session)
Photo taken by Silvia Flores

Each month the new session will be added. I can't wait for the final pose where I hold my little one in my arms. :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Introducing BABY BETTS

***See the posting below FIRST for all the details to explain this post :)

WELCOMING: Baby Betts – Estimated Due date January 2, 2001
(The date would show - 0102 2010. If you notice the first 4 numbers are just opposite the last 4)

Here is our little Baby Betts at 11 weeks old.

Here is my monthly photo taken by Silvia Flores of my “Baby Bump”.

Every month until the baby is born she will take my photo in the same pose. The final pose will be with me holding our new arrival. Once all the photos are taken, she is going to compose them into one photo to show the progression of my pregnancy. I have seen the other ones she has done and just loved them. I will continue to post up the “Baby Bump” photos as we take them.

We can’t wait for the new arrival. I am enjoying each stage so far of my pregnancy. In the first trimester I did NOT have any morning sickness. I know I was one of the lucky ones. I just felt tired all the time. Now into the second trimester (as of this week we are 15 weeks along), I am feeling great. I had three days I was down with a horrible migraine but other than that things are running smoothly. I now only have one pair of jeans that fit. I am living in spandex and gaucho pants. You can officially see a Baby Bump showing (no hiding it now). In 4 weeks we find out if we are having a boy or a girl. We are so excited! I am also looking forward to starting to feel the baby move any day now.

It has been a blessing not to be working. The Lord has a plan for everything and his timing was right on. Somehow he managed to put Reuben and I on a path together that will work out very well to welcome our little arrival at the end of Dec/early Jan. We could have a Christmas or a New Years baby, how exciting.

I will try to keep up with the ultrasound photos as we get them and my ever expanding Baby Bump.

Change is in the Air!

Over the last few months there have been many changes for Reuben and me. “Many” may be an understatement.

First, in April, I got laid off from my job. It was very stressful for Reuben and me, but with God’s guidance, we have managed to pull through it. We reworked our budget and are able to survive off of his income and my unemployment. I have been looking for jobs, but I have not had any luck (even with many interviews).

In the beginning of May, we had the biggest change occur for us. We found out we are expecting. Reuben and I are so ecstatic to be parents. We were able to tell our parents on Mothers’ Day. It was wonderful. I had purchased two sets of booties (one pink, one blue) and put one of each color in a little box for them to open. My Mom came to visit and we had Mothers’ Day with both his parents and my mom. They both got to hear the great news at the same time. Reuben’s parents are already grandparents but they cannot wait until the new one arrives. For my Mom it is her first grandchild. It is so fun watching her joy.

June had changes all of its own. We decided that in order to stay financially stable with only one steady income, and to prepare for our new arrival, we put in our 30 days at the house we were in and moved. It was a difficult decision for us because we LOVED the home we were in, but the sacrifice will pay off in the long run. The plan is we are remodeling one of the rental homes on Reuben’s parent’s lower property and then move into there. In the intermission between the times we were out of our home (end of June) and the time the new home is ready for us (probably mid August), we are staying at his parents’ house on the farm. All our stuff is in storage, so that part sucks, but it has actually been pretty nice being around the family. Each week the new house gets better and better. NO we do not have any before pictures because we do not want to share the “before” with anyone. It is just better kept that way.

Now into July, we are still at his parents’ house (a few weeks now). As of today I am 15 weeks pregnant and defiantly starting to show. I only have one pair of jeans that fit me. Oh the joys of spandex and gaucho pants! The new house is about 1/3 finished (living room and office completely done with new paint and carpeting). We are currently working on the Master bedroom, Kitchen, and Bathroom. Once we are all finished (hoping for the end of July begging of Aug), the entire house will have new interior paint, new carpet and vinyl, entire new kitchen, and look like a cute cottage. It will be perfect for welcoming our new arrival at the end of the year (beginning of the New Year). It is also wonderful to be living so close to his parents for any support we may need with being new parents. Now if I can only get my mom to move closer.

We are looking forward to the many new changes to come the rest of the year and into the future. Welcoming our now little one will be such a joy. Reuben and I cannot explain our excitement to be becoming parents.

Blessings to you all!