Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Isabella Corrinne...

Well, we've officially decided on her name!!!  She shall be called..."Isabella" Corrinne.  We are naming her after Jeremy's great-grandmother (mamma of the grandpa that Jer looks so much like) & Corrinne is my grandma (my mamma's mom).  Isabella is a Hebrew name meaning "God's Promise"/"Devoted to God".  Corrine originates from "maiden" meaning "pure."  Her name will always have a special meaning to us all!  It is now so very special to be able to pray for her by name and talk to her by name!  She just loves when her daddy puts his face up to my belly and talks to her....she will usually give him a little kick or punch. =)  And she seems to always do a big dance whenever she hears her daddy leading worship with the band......I mean kicks and punches and wiggles all over!!!

I've been very busy as I've started preparing for little Isabella's arrival!  I've had a sewing machine now for a couple years but haven't had the time to sew much more than curtains or pillows.  Teaching seemed to take up SO much of my time!!!  So, when Jeremy was away taking our high school students on the ski trip (which I decided to sit out of this year) =).....I pulled out my sewing machine and began attempting to create little dresses for Isabella!  I'm starting with the basic jumper......I created my pattern from a 3 month dress I borrowed from Isabella's soon to be "bestie"...Charleigh!  It's a litte challenging trying to guess how big of a baby Isabella will be.....but I just did my best!  Here are a few of the dresses I've sewn...

My next sewing project is to use the leftover fabric to make little bibs that match her dresses...then of course I will be teaching myself how to make matching bows and headbands! 

Jeremy painted Isabella's nursery a few weekends ago.  It turned out just perfect...a very light pink!  Mamma Lloyd came in town this past weekend so she and Jer could paint the trees in Isabella's room!  Here is a picture of them painting......and I actually was able to help a lot too which was fun!  We decided to paint one brown tree in the corner....and two white trees on either side of the brown tree.  It's kinda hard to see the white trees in the pictures....but they look soooo pretty in person!

Here's the finished product...we were very pleased! =)

I painted the little letters to hang over her crib...Jeremy and I took our fabric to Lowe's and they were able to match the paint up exactly to match!

Mamma Lloyd gave Isabella her first little reading rocking chair!  So cute.....I mean of course the daughter of a first grade teacher must have her own little reading corner.  I plan on having a little basket of seasonal books next to her chair throughout the year for her to enjoy!  You can also see that Isabella's first baby doll is in the chair.......Mimi (my mom) gave her the doll for Christmas. (her first baby doll)

This was a little table that was originally used by Jeremy's grandpa (Isabelle's son) as a bed side table for most of his life.  Jer used it in college......we painted it black when we first got married and used it as a side table in our TV room before we had real furniture! =)  I decided to paint it green and use it as a little side table in the  nursery!  The Lloyd's also gave us a black and white of our Christmas picture in this cute little frame for Christmas! 

So, we are slowly putting her little nursery together...and it's so much fun!  We have our 30 week appointment with our high risk doctor tomorrow - so I'll have to try and update soon.
The next few weekends are going to be full of fun little showers and sweet times with family and friends! 

We continue to praise the Lord for each day that we are able to experience the growth of little Isabella.  We love just watching her little legs and arms move around......and it's so much fun to try and guess what body part we are feeling roll across my belly.  The Lord has been so good to us and we don't ever want to take one day for granted during this pregnancy.  He has continued to give me good health throughout this journey......and I'm so thankful that I've been able to continue walking most days of the week!  Some days I will just sit and pray for little Isabella....from her head to her little toes and tears will just flow down my face as I think about how perfectly and beautifully the Lord is knitting her together in the womb.  Such a miracle.....we serve such an amazing God!  Praise Him for his goodness to us each day.....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

27 weeks growin' baby bump...

Here is the most recent picture of my growing baby bump! We went to the doctor on Monday and just listened to her heartbeat. It was right around 140 beats per minutes. They want it to be between 120 & her's just seems perfect! I will see my high risk doctor in 3 weeks and then go back to my regular OBGYN at 32 weeks.
I woke up at 4:45 am and it felt like she was doing jumping jacks...and practicing her tumbling! It was the strangest feeling...she was just playing hard I suppose! She played for about 30 min. then got comfortable and went back to sleep. =)
I just love feeling her moving all around...such a sweet little feeling.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas & New Year's...

Our Christmas card we sent to our family and friends...

This was quite an eventful Christmas...we had lots to celebrate in our familly! We've all been praying for 11 months now for the Lord to provide Matt the perfect job that would be best for him and Brit. We found out Dec. 23 that the Lord opened up a wonderful job opportunity for him in Greenville.....praise Jesus! Last Christmas was a very difficult time for Jer and I....and so we had lots to be thankful for this year as we could feel our baby girl kickin' hard throughout the week. =)
We spent Christmas in Nashville with the Boyd clan....Daddy (Pappa B), Mamma (Mamma Boyd), Linz, John, Brit and Matt....along with Frankie (Brit's dog) and Chi & Smokey (Linz's dogs). It was a full house!
On Wed. Dec. 24, we hosted a big family brunch with all the cousins and Grandma from my mom's side of the family. It's been several years since we've all been together. G'ma enjoyed seeing all her granchildren, a few great-granchildren and there are 2 more on the way! Katie is due about 6 weeks after me!

Cousin pic...

Sister pic...

My mamma and sisters have been praying hard for our sweet baby girl...I can't wait for my baby girl to meet her Mimi and 2 aunties! I'm sure she will be spoiled rotten!!

Well, I had a little Christams surprise...we all sat down to open gifts and all of a sudden it felt like my baby girl was having spasms in my tummy! I finally realized that she probably had the hiccups! Poor little thing....too much excitment on Christmas morning I suppose. A few minutes later, we looked out the window and saw little snow flurries....such a fun Christmas morning!

Jer did not hold back on his appetite this week...I think this was his first helping of three. Check out his huge Turey is fun having 4 cooks in the kitchen...makes for a delicious Christmas dinner! (Well.....make that 6 cooks - John is "gravy boy" and Matt is the "turkey carver.")

All of us together Sunday morning at church. We cherish the times we're able to spend special holidays together and anxiousy look forward to the next time we're all together!

Jer and I headed down to Panama City for New Year's to hang out with the Lloyds. Jordo and Jer decided to make us homemade pizza! It was yummy!!!....they did a pretty good job...for
boys. =)

We had a girls day out...Grandma Smith, Aunty Kathy, Katy, Mamma Lloyd, Ellen and me enjoyed lunch together. Katy is due just three days after me! They surprised us with matching little girl cute!

Here we are...about 26 weeks preggo!

Grandma Smith, Ellen, Me and Mamma Lloyd...such a fun little afternoon. =)