Monday, November 29, 2010

Week 31!

Thanksgiving was wonderful! Sally made us an amazing meal and we had a lot to be thankful for! I know this picture is blurry, but here is me at 30 weeks and 5 days on Thanksgiving.

Since we had a nice long break for work (yipee!!), Mark and I did a lot of baby stuff. I dusted the baby room from head to toe. Then Mark helped my organize and wash all the baby clothes!
Evan's big kids pants!
Evan's smaller pants!

Evan's onsies! 0-3 months!

Evan's closet. Clothes from 0-24 months! What a godsend!

Evan's cloth diapers and his cute little shoes!

Me at 31 weeks! Evan is getting big and so is my belly! He should be about 4lbs now!

I had a doctors appointment today. Mark and I were there for 2 hours waiting. Grr! We met with the doctor for about 2 minutes. I was right on track for belly measurements. I finally put on a significant amount of weight. Can't say I am happy about that, but whatever Evan needs!! His heart rate was still beating strong at 151 bpm. He is healthy and that is all we can ask for! I have hit the mark for appointments every 2 weeks, so that means we are nearing the final stretch. SO exciting.

On a separate note, our dear friend Kristin should be giving birth within the next two days, so keep her and Dale in your thoughts and prayers for a safe and easy delivery of baby Brittnay!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Week 29!

We went for our 3d/4d ultrasound today! Warning it is a little weird, but we thoroughly enjoyed it! Little Evan looks just like his daddy! Unfortunately, Evan was asleep the entire time, so no fun movements from him. His heart rate was 154 bpm. Which is excellent. He was swallowing a lot, but that was all we got to see. Let's hope that when he is here he is just as calm and quiet. Wishful thinking huh?

2d Evan's Profile
3d Evan sleeping so peacefully!
He looks like he has some big lips. Not sure where those came from...
Plump lil' cheeks!
Look at those arm muscles!!
Evan with his mouth open. The only excitement we got to see!
Me at 29 weeks. I feel like my belly is really growing!!

Here is a quick clip of Evan. Nothing exciting to see, but a sleeping Evan.

We had a great time! I hope you enjoy seeing Evan as much as we did!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Week 28!

Thanks to my wonderful mom we finally have a nursery that is coming together. We got the bumper, crip skirt, and sheets! We have a valence, but no curtains because Pottery Barn thought it would be a good idea to discontinue them. So sad. Now I am on the search for matching curtains. Here are a few pictures of the bedding. More to come once we get the all room decorated!!
Also, a special thanks to Mark who has been very helpful and understanding as we put the nursery together. I didn't like the way the crib skirt was hanging, so he moved the crib and the mattress about 10 times for me. Thanks babe for everything, I love you!!!

The crib!

Troy had to smell all the new stuff :)

My favorite is the rug!!

A close up of the bumper and bedding!

Our cloth diaper stash. Yes we are insane, but aren't they cute!!

Me at 28 weeks!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

We have a name.....

Drum roll please..... Mark and I decided on:

Evan James Hopper

Evan is Mark's middle name and means God's Grace.
James is Matt's (Mark's brothers) middle name.

It took us a long time to agree on a boy name, but we finally feel that this one seems to fit our little guy.

Here is a picture of Mark as a kid, of course playing golf! Too cute to not share!!

I should find out Monday about my test results. I left the lab at 11:45 and my doctors office closes at noon on Friday. I'll give you an update as soon as I know anything.

****My test results came back NORMAL! No gestational diabetes for me. Thank goodness!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Week 27

My last week of the second trimester! So hard to believe. This will be a big week because we will finally have furniture in our nursery and I'll find out about Gestational Diabetes. Baby Hopper has gotten really strong. You can now see him punch my stomach. When Mark is really lucky, he gets to see him dancing in there. Pretty amazing. Marilyn and Mom got to feel him this weekend, too!!

Mom, Mare, and Me at College Station!!
Dad and me!
Mare feeling baby Hopper move!
Mark, Me, and Baby Hopper!

Me at 27 weeks!

We will have more to update you on later this week!