Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baby Shower!

I traveled to Tennessee last week.... while we were having a nor'easter storm in Virginia. Luckily the rain/winds stopped in time for me to fly out on Friday (the 13th) morning. Very uneventful trip. Flying did not seem to bother the baby. He is really moving now and his kicks are getting stronger everyday. What an amazing feeling :)
While in Adamsville I was able to go to my brother, John Michael's, football game. They won!!!! And now are able to advance to the 3rd round on the playoffs. The Cardinals have had a great year. It was a lot of fun to go to the game and see everyone and see how the town is really supporting the team. It definatly wasn't like that when i went to school there.... but then again we didn't win to many games then either! They have only lost one game all year. I am very proud of and excited for John Michael!
On Saturday Emma, Janice (my best friend from home), and I went to Jackson because I didn't have anything to wear to the shower. Well, just so everyone knows no one seems to make maternity dresses!!!! We looked for hours! I even tried to wear a regular size, but i have just gotten to big!!! Finally bought the ONLY dress we could find and we were ready for the shower!
The shower was Sunday and it was wonderful. It was hosted by Emma and Janice and they did a wonderful job. I had such a good time and got so many nice things. There were about 35-40 people there and many i had not seen in a very long time. I must admit the baby presents are much more fun than the wedding presents :) I got so many things i would have to mention them here for fear of leaving things out. Sara made me a beautiful blanket with a "C" on it and i know it will be a beautiful blanket for "coming home". I also received a quilt that my Auntie and great grandmother--Granny Browder pieced many years ago and was quilted by Sara. I love having things that people made. I got lots of clothes, the bouncy seat i had picked out from Gran, his first piggy bank and baby book from my mom, the cutest swing, and gift cards galore! Can't wait to go on a shopping spree for him!
I ended the weekend (on Monday) meeting Clint's mom and grandmother in Nashville. We had fun doing a little shopping at Opry Mills and eating at Cracker Barrell before they took me to the airport.
It truly was a lovely weekend and i was so glad to see all of my family. I miss them so much and look forward to one day living closer to home. I am truly blessed with a loving and supportive family. I know everyone is so excited for the little guy to get here!
Oh, Clint stayed here all weekend by himself with the dogs. He was very happy for Baby and me to return home! We took the dogs and the four of us went and had Christmas pictures made so look for your Christmas card soon!!

Me and My belly---23 weeks

Clint's family

The hostess' of the shower

Some of my Gran's side of the family

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New To Blogging

I wanted to create a page that our families and friends could come and "check up on us" since we live so far away. It is my hope to keep this updated with important information and pics from the pregnancy and ESPECIALLY once the baby arrives!
Clint and I feel like we are so blessed and the blessings just keep coming! After marrying on April 11, 2009 we found our we were expecting our first baby on July 11, 2009... not exactly planned but very much welcomed. Since then we have found our we are having a little BOY and he is due to arrive March 18, 2010.
At our last doctor appointment (October 28th) we had our second confirmation that we are having a boy, he weighed approximately 13 ounces, and he is quite stubborn... the ultra sound tech had me get up move around, empty my bladder, etc just so she could get the pictures she needed. She finally got them and we got the wonderful report that everyone looked wonderful with our little guy.
We still don't have a name for him. Clint and I are battling that every day :) We have it narrowed down to a couple of names but have decided to keep them to ourselves until we make a final decision. Which will hopefully come soon! We have decided the middle name will be William after Clint and a long line of men in his family. I know when we decide we will have the perfect name for him :)
He is a very active guy. I was sitting on the couch a few nights ago and Chasper was sitting on my lap with his body touching my belly and the baby decided to start dancing. Evidently they were strong enough Chasper felt him and kept looking at my belly like "would you please stop! I'm trying to sleep" ha! We hope the dogs will adjust well to the baby.... they are our babies too :)
I have my first baby shower this weekend in Adamsville and I am so excited! I will share pics when I get back to Virginia.

This is baby boy Corbin in the lower right hand corner.. sucking his thumb :) Picture was taken at 16 weeks and 6 days.

This is me at 20 weeks! Finally showing a little baby bump :)