Sunday, March 30, 2008


I saw our new baby update email. Now our baby is "like a Chinese cabbage". Really? I am not really understanding what the obsession is with comparing kids to obscure vegetables. Oh well, apparently our baby is so cute you could just eat her up.

Kristen and I are doing great. This pregnancy thing is wearing on me. My back hurts, I get leg cramps and just blow up at the smallest thing. :) Just kidding. Kristen is doing amazing. She is getting to the point where her back is starting to hurt but I don't hear her complain at all. I did yard work friday and my back hurts. You better believe she is hearing me whine. A lot! She even helped me do some of the yard work and I know her back has to be hurting. She's a trooper.

Her belly is absolutely adorable. We had her work recognition ceremony/dinner last night and she got to dress up. She was so cute!

I better go. Just woke up early before Sunday school and need to go get ready. Keep watching for more updates as the big day gets closer. We are going to Houston and San Antonio next weekend to visit Kristen's friend and family. Then back home to relax until a wedding in May.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More Stuff!

We got more stuff for the baby this last weekend! Kristen's parents were in town and her and her mom went shopping. John and Michelle bought us a new stroller and car seat! We had it picked out on the registry. There are only a few big things that we really need and this was one. Its nice to have this out of the way.
Some other things that she bought include clothes and a stuffed animal. A purple hippo. Its really cute too. Kristen bought a baptism gown too! She had a hard time finding one that will fit our daughter since we are doing it early and that wasn't outrageously expensive. It is very cute.

That's about it for now.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Baby Room

It was requested that I post some more pictures of the baby room. Here they are! I hope you enjoy.

Here you can see the new butterflies hanging from the ceiling and the flowers painted on the wall. Don't pay any attention to the crooked hanging there. I will get that fixed soon. :)

Another butterfly and the finished family frame. If you look real close you can still see the picture of steven in his cheerleading costume.

The wonderfully comfortable rocking chair that Kristen did a great job of picking out.

And finally the dragonflies that Kristen painted. They turned out very well (even though they kind of look like bumblebees in this picture).

I hope you have enjoyed the tour. Please exit to your left.
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Monday, March 10, 2008


Our appointment today went very quickly. We got in quickly and everything was good with the baby that we could tell. Kristen got her blood drawn for the orange slice test and we were on our way.

We will find out the results of the tests sometime this week I think. Now we get to wait another month until we make another visit.

Belly Picture!

I wanted to make sure to get a picture of Kristen and I out here so those of you who can't come visit us can see the progression of the cutest belly on the planet. And Kristen's too.

I hope to get some more pictures and keep them up here. I know that there are a few of you that probably won't get to see us until after the baby is born. Hopefully those of you that can come see us will.

I think Kristen and I are going to try and make a trip to Wichita the weekend after next. We want to see Grandma and Grandpa (we haven't seen them since late last year). We haven't seen her family since then either. Its been a crazy year so far. We are planning to go down Friday and Saturday and coming back in time to make it to the 5pm (contemporary) service on Sunday. It will probably be one of the busiest services but with the trip we have no other options unless we want to watch the live internet broadcast that morning. That goes into a whole other post. How sweet is it that our church is doing a live internet broadcast!


According to our latest info email from babycenter, the weight of our child "isn't much more than an average rutabaga." That's comforting to know that a little rutabaga is what is kicking me from Kristen's belly! :) I am not even sure what a rutabaga is actually. Couldn't they have used a coconut or cucumber or something that maybe I would have an idea what it is! How do they expect us dads to figure this stuff out when they use cryptic vegetables to compare our child to (it is a vegetable right?)

Anyway, to a more serious topic. Kristen and I have our next appointment today. We were hoping to have it when Kristen's parents were in town so they could join us but the doctor is going to be out of town the rest of the week and we had to move the originally scheduled appointment to today. That's kind of a bummer. I will try to get an update later today on how the appointment went. Kristen has to drink a bottle of orange slice (or that's what it looks like anyway) and they will do some tests on her later. I try to keep up with the names of these tests but can't do a real good job.

The baby seems to like church. That's where I first felt her kick and then yesterday she was playing. I felt her kick and pushed back (no, not too hard) and she would kick again about an inch away. That went on for a few kicks. I think I wore her out. She was kicking hard too. Kristen says she is going to be a soccer player. I am thinking more like a kick-boxer.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lady Bugs!

There are definitely enough lady bugs for our daughter. Kristen just got done doing some painting. Below is a picture of some of her artwork. She had friends help her start them but did a lot of work herself to finish them up. I think they turned out very well. They definitely aren't going to be fun to paint over when that time comes but there is no use worrying about that now!

Other than the painting in the baby room there hasn't been too much going on. I will take a picture of Kristen in one of her cute shirts so you can see her growing belly. I love it! I think she might be getting tired of me talking to the baby. I do it a lot.

We are headed to Topeka this morning to have lunch with Chris and Chris and Dave and the girls. Christine called last night and told me that Dave had the girls while Sara was working and invited us to lunch with them. So we are going there this morning and then heading back here to help Kristen's friend work on her house.
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Monday, March 3, 2008

More Baby Room Stuff

Kristen and some friends worked on the baby room some more last night. They painted on the walls. There are some lady bugs and butterflies. There are also some flowers above the crib now. I will get some pictures up when they are finished painting. I think Kristen is left to complete them now. Everything is about half done. I guess I can help her too.
Other than that there hasn't been much baby stuff going on. Kristen's belly is growing still. I have been feeling the baby move a lot more. It amazes me every time I feel my baby girl push on my hands. I can't wait until I can hold her in my arms!