Sunday, December 23, 2007

Blood Pressure Scare

I went in for my 37.5 week appointment expecting it to go smoothly like all my other appointments have. Well, everything looked great exept my blood pressure was really high. It is normally something like 120/65 and this time it was 142/92. So, I had to go home and pretty much be on bedrest for the rest of the day and the following day until 2:30pm when I had another appointment scheduled to check my blood pressure. Luckily, my blood pressure had gone down to 146/74 (it's the bottom number they were concerned about). If it had been high again, they would have sent me for overnight observation. So, I have to continue to take it easy, but I don't have to be on bedrest.

The good news is that she also checked to see if I was progressing at all and I was 2-3 cm dilated and 80% effaced. I know I could stay at that for a while but at least I know that something is happening down there.
My next appointment is the day after Christmas (I don't think I want to see my weight at this appointment) and hopefully everything continues to go well.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Meet Eva Hutchings!

For Carrie's Christmas present, Aaron got her a 3D/4D ultrasound. So on Saturday we went and got the ultrasound done - Carrie was 36 weeks which is almost too late to get good video and pictures. But Eva cooperated and we got really good video, although she had her hands either in front of her face or in her mouth for a majority of the time. It was amazing to see her so clearly and we were so glad that we did it. The best videos are probably the 3rd and 4th ones, so if you don't have time to view all of them, take a look at one of those. Enjoy!

And here are a few of the still pictures that we got. And in order they are.....her face, her mouth with her tongue sticking out, her foot, her hand, her face again, her face with her tongue sticking out, and her ear.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Diaper Pounding!

Our wonderful church family from Boise Friends Church threw a diaper pounding for us on Friday, November 30th. Basically it is a baby shower but everyone brings diapers as gifts. We had a wonderful time and got lots and lots and lots of diapers. We now have 3/4 of our hall closet, plus one of the cupboards in our guest bathroom full of diapers. We are so blessed and thankful to have such a giving, caring church family to bring our little one into. She is going to have lots of wonderful church friends and church grandma's and grandpa's to love her.

Our Picture Page

If you ever feel like checking out more of the maternity pictures that we took...or looking at any of the other thousands of pictures we have on our picture site, you can see them all at I am also going to post a link to this site over in the right hand column so it's easily available at all times. Enjoy, but I must warn you, there are probably thousands of pictures to look at.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Maternity Pictures

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Aaron and I found some time to take some maternity pics. We had a lot of fun doing them, Aaron made sure of that!

Monday, November 12, 2007

The Shower

We had our baby shower on Saturday and it was wonderful. Brenda and Tami and mom did a great job planning it. I got to see several friends that I haven't seen in quite some time....although I wish I would have had more time to catch up with them, there was just too much going on. Eva got tons and tons of clothes. Her drawers and half her closet were already full before the shower (with lots of great hand me downs) and so now I am trying to reorganize and figure out how to fit everything in what space we have. She has a wardrobe that could compete with anyone's. We definitely are not going to have to buy clothes for a very long time. We slowly but surely are getting ready for this little girl to come. I can't believe we have less than 2 months now.

And here are just a few of the cute clothes that Eva got.

And finally, what is a baby shower without some babies.

And although he is not quite a baby anymore....I still had to include the pic.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Progress on Eva's nursery

I finally finished the letters for Eva's nursery and hung them up. (Oh, if you didn't already know, we decided on the name Eva Grace). And I hung up her little toy bag. It's not much, but it's something. Her nursery is slowly but surely coming together.

30 week belly pic

Here I am at 30 weeks. Just 10 weeks to go. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. Aaron compared it to procrastinating studying for an exam and then realizing that the exam is tomorrow morning. We are starting to get that "oh crap" feeling....we still have so much to do and it seems so little time to do it in.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Everything's swell

I was just thinking that it had been quite a while since I have posted anything so I thought I would just give a short update. I just passed my glucose test which is great because I was a little worried about that. But, my iron levels are low and I have to start taking iron supplements....I am not too excited about this but it's better than having GD (gestational diabetes). Besides that, everything has been going really well. My tummy is starting to get in the way a little bit. I seem to have a little trouble tying my shoes now. And I can't squeeze by small spaces like I used to. :-)

Friday, September 28, 2007

Baby Pool

In the spirit of our bun in the oven, I thought I'd run a little contest, a BABY POOL if you will. Here's what you have to do if you would like to participate. Post a comment here stating the following:
Date and time of my delivery (i.e. January 8th - 4:42 p.m.)
BONUS QUESTION: (To be used in case of a tie). Guess the weight and length of the baby at birth.
THE PRIZE: Sorry, no money or gift prize here, but, you will be deemed THE GRAND PRINCE/PRINCESS OF THE BABY POOL! :-)
Okay, so here are some details that should help you with your guess.
**My official due date is January 8th, 2008.
**This is my first baby, supposedly first baby's tend to stay in there a little longer (not so with my sister's babies though).
**We are expecting a girl.
WHO WINS? I've decided that the person who comes closest to both the date and time will be deemed the winner. In case of a tie, I'll use the bonus questions!
DEADLINE for participating: I will close the comments on December 23rd, 2007.
Just thought this would be a fun little contest....hope you think so too.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

I'm growing!

Just thought I would share an updated picture. This is me at 24 weeks (that's 6 months for those of you who don't speak in weeks) :)

Friday, September 14, 2007

Christmas in September

When we got home on Wednesday, we had all kinds of fun things waiting for us. Our crib had arrived as well as our new video camera that we bought to capture all of baby girls first moments. Also, the title to my car came in the mail. I am trying to sell my car but had lost the title and had to apply for another one. So, we got the crib put together and played with the new video camera. Then, on Thursday, our dresser/changer combo arrived for us to pick up at the store. I had an OB-GYN appointment at 1:30 (everything is still looking great), then I went home and slept until Aaron got home from work (I've been sick the last couple of days). When Aaron got home, we went and picked up the dresser and brought it home and put it together (not an easy task, the instructions for it were horrible). So, baby's room is ready for her. We still have a lot of finishing touches to add, but the painting is done and the furniture is in.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I finally finished painting the border in baby's nursery (it took me a week). So, here are the finished pictures of the painted nursery. The pictures don't totally do it justice, it is much cuter in person. :) The last picture shows the curtain that has the same design as the border that I painted. Our baby furniture should be here in a week or so, and then baby's room will pretty much be ready for her.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Nursery

We used Labor Day to start painting baby's room. It had to be cleaned out first (we had so much junk in there). The painting is a work in progress but it is coming along nicely. So, here are a few before pictures and midway through pictures. I will post after pictures once it is all done. Aaron was really cute and painted her initials on the wall when he was just beginning the painting. So, hopefully we don't change our minds on what to name her once she is born. I can't believe we have just about 4 months left until the big day!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

We're on team.....


We found out today that we are having a baby girl. It was amazing to see her moving around in there....she is a wiggle worm. But luckily, the ultrasound tech was able to see everything she needed to see and determine that baby girl is as healthy as she could be. Needless to say, Aaron and I are very excited! We don't have to call her "it" anymore!

So, here are some pictures of baby girl. There are a couple of her profile. One is her big yawn. One is her scary skeleton face. One is her hoo-ha. One is of her foot and one is of her leg. We know it's a lot of pictures, but we want to show off our little baby girl.