Saturday, April 30, 2011

Baby Price

Our friends, Clifton and Michelle, had their baby girl a couple of weeks ago. She was a very beautiful newborn. I can't wait to see her again!

27 Weeks

I reached the 27th week of my pregnancy on Thursday. Also on Thursday, I went to the lab and did my glucose screening. The results aren't in yet, but I will keep you posted. Lately, the pregnancy fatigue has been returning. I am going to bed a little earlier every night. Also, I have been having lots of Braxton Hicks contractions. I have told my doctor and she says that it is fine as long as they don't get too close together. She also told me that I probably need more rest when they are closer together. I know that is true! The good news is, I only have 5 weeks of work left... not just for the summer!

On Friday, I submitted my official resignation with my last day being June 3. There are lots of things that I will miss about my job, but I am really looking forward to being home. I love being home. I love to cook and hope to learn to love to clean. Between work and being pregnant, I am too tired to do anything once I arrive home. I am mostly looking forward to spending more time with Grant and the new baby.

We finally settled on a name for the baby: Cullen Quinn. Both names are Irish. Cullen means 'good-looking lad' or 'handsome.' Quinn means 'counsel' and 'descendent of Con' with 'connotations of intelligence.' Con was an ancient Irish king who is listed as an ancestor of the Maloney family.

We have another appointment with the doctor on May 10. As far as I know, it is just a routine appointment. In about 5 weeks, we are supposed to have another sonogram. I am really looking forward to seeing my baby boy again.

Here are the latest belly pictures:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

24 Weeks

I am 24 weeks as of Thursday. We have a check up tomorrow. Everything seems to be going smoothly. We have been nesting in a big way. The crib is all set up, the room is painted, we have started picking out other decor for the room, we have new drawers in the closet, and Grant is working on making a custom built-in shelving unit. We have also fixed up the backyard. We really want to be able to spend lots of time with our children outside. I am not ready to post pictures of the nursery yet, but here is a picture of me.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Triston's Baby Shower

We had another baby shower at church about a week and a half ago. Here is a picture of the hostesses with Mommy. Triston is near the middle wearing black and white. I love these girls.
The latest preggo pic with my friends from September to April.

Celtic Festival Fun

Here is what we do for fun (p.s. we didn't dress up but lots of people did):

Sunday, April 3, 2011


I am 23 weeks pregnant right now. Things are going pretty well. I am not sick at all anymore, just a little tired. I wear out so easily doing normal stuff. I feel the baby moving around all the time now. I am extremely ready for school to be out so that I can get some more rest and check off some more things on my baby 'to do' list.

I had to buy a new wardrobe of maternity shirts, but my regular blue jeans still fit! I normally buy jeans to fit my hips and just wear a belt to make them fit my waist. My waist has definitely caught up with my hips now and I don't have to wear a belt.

We picked out a paint color and Grant painted the nursery green last week. I will put up some pictures when we can put the bedding on the crib.

We went camping about a week ago and I think I did pretty well. Grant did all the cooking and I helped only a little. For those of you who don't know, Grant and I love to go camping. While camping, Grant likes to do all of the outdoors activities like fishing and hiking and I like to cook over the campfire. I did miss the cooking, but sitting out and being lazy was fun too.

Our garden is doing pretty well. We have eaten lots of radishes, lettuce, and spinach so far. I am anxious for the squash, tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers to come out. I will be making a lot of ratatouille this summer!

Here are some belly pics for those of you who have been asking: