Friday, September 18, 2009

A photo Journey through our Summer.....

FSU Football 2009. FSU vs Miami.

Kenny Chesney concert at the Wharf

The Hutchersons visit Pensacola.

Blue Angels with the girls.

Blue Angles 2009 on Pensacola Beach.

A weekend at home. Shawn brought home dinner.

Harper's first hike.

Our family vacation to Gatilburg to celebrate mom's retirement. Hiking Laurel Falls.

What a wonerful summer it has been!! But now we are ready for our new adventure and we are ready to bring baby Harper home. Just 6 short weeks left....

Babymoon...34 weeks.

It is finally Friday! I am headed back to the dr. this morning to have a full check up. I have been sick for about 10 days, so we are headed back for another look. We thought it was a sinus infection...but it seems to be lingering around. Our poor baby girl has been all drugged up on Robitussin for a week now, so I am sure she is feeling a little under the weather too.

We are getting packed up this morning for our weekend staycation! Shawn and I are headed out to Portofino for a weekend of relaxation. We are going to have massages in the morning an relax around the pool.

At 34 weeks...Harper has grown to around 19 or 20 inches long and is probably about 4 1/2 or 5 pounds. From this point on, she will gain about 1/2 a pound a week while her length will pretty much stay right about where it is now. She has been busy rolling around, especially at night.

Although we are beginning to slow down now, we have been very busy over the last several months...
In July we took a big family vacation to Gatlinburg to celebrate mom's retirement. It was so much fun to be up in the mountains. We took Harper on her very first hike. We also made a trip to Orlando to visit the Hutchersons.

In August, we went to the Kenny Chesney concert over at the Wharf in Orange Beach which was so much fun but it was terribly HOT! Out door concert in August wasn't the best idea, but we had a great time. We also traveled to Atlanta for Jesica an Fran's wedding. It was a gorgeous wedding...the bride was stunning!
And then in September...we took Harper to her very first FSU football game. Although it was a loss for the was a great game. WE played the Miami Hurricanes (woof) and it was definitely a close one...down to the last second. I thought I was going to go into labor right there in Doak! Fortunately we all made it out in one piece.

After our little trip this weekend...we are planning to stay around the house and get ready for our big arrival!

Blog Neglect....

I am not exactly sure where the last three months gave gone but I have had a very poor showing on this here blog. With just baout 6 weeks to go until baby Harper arrives...we are getting so excited and can hardly wait.

Friday, June 26, 2009

What's In A Name??

Well, apparently a whole lot..when it is your very own daughter. Shawn and I have been talking about baby names for a very long time now, but it isn't until you are actually faced with the decision that you realize just how important it is. We had a boy name ready to go, but had to think a little harder on the girl name, but we have finally decided on a name Shawn picked out. (Just like the china when we were getting married...I have realized he really does have opinions on all things sentimental)

We can't wait to meet baby girl...Harper Anne Hutcherson!

Glamour Shots...

Here are some recent pics of baby girl. These were taken at a little over 20 weeks (5 months). Truly amazing what they can see in an ultrasound.

Her long toes...I wasn't kidding. Shawn says that means she will run fast.

She was sucking her thumb (left) and resting her elbow on her knee?? Can you see it?
Go figure...I sucked my thumb til I was way too old. Like mommy like daughter.

IT's A GIRL. The arrow is point in between her little legs.

Sweet baby girl.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Its a GIRL!

Well...the moment of truth...I HATE BEING WRONG...and boy was I wrong. I was absolutely convinced that I was carrying a baby boy. Don't know why... just my gut feeling, so I was very surprised to hear those three words...ITS A GIRL!! Ofcourse, Shawn was gloating because he has said all along that is was a girl. Regardless, we are so excited. Although I have been pregnant for 20 weeks...knowing the gender and starting to really plan (and buy) things for her has been more fun that I could've ever imagined.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A growing belly...

The belly is a bizarre thing but sort of a right of passage for a first time preggo. It is the first sign of a growing baby, so in the beginning, I tried hard to find the makings of a bump. Then, for a just look like you ate too much for lunch. Finally, I am starting to look pregnant and strangers have started to comment. So, I guess that makes it real. Here is one at 7 weeks and then again at 15 weeks. I need to get an updated one, because I am now almost 19 weeks and the bump is offically growing....stay tuned for more.

7 weeks and counting...

15 weeks..during our trip to Chicago!