Monday, November 29, 2010

2 incredible years

Today handsome and I celebrate 2 years of marriage! I am humbled to have the blessing of my husband in my life and praise God for him daily.

[please excuse the picture of a picture - we did not get the rights to our wedding images]

I am so excited to see what God has in store for us this next year and the years to follow.
"The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

29 Weeks

Stats: Head-to-toe he could be as tall as 17 inches now and can weigh nearly 3 pounds. We'll find out soon because we have a doctor's appointment Wednesday.

Movement: Throughout the day! Due to the fact that he is plumping up, the room in my womb is starting to feel a little cramped, making it less likely that I feel hard kicks. I feel jabs and pokes from elbows and knees constantly.

Feeling: Pretty good. I'm tired of acquiring everything my students bring in - this week I've had a sore, scratchy throat and head congestion. Two weeks ago I got the stomach virus. So much for "an apple a day will keep the doctor away" and "make sure you get your vitamin C." I eat an apple and an orange EVERY DAY!!
Food: Potato soup has been my go-to food lately.

Favorite moment of the week: Yesterday! A long-overdue lunch date at Trio's with my best friends, and then picking up J from the airport! We missed him SO much! He had to travel to Las Vegas this past week for business.

29 weeks

Stay update on hubby's trip will be coming soon...
Until then here is a sneak peak....
this is what daddy got Brody.

Too cute!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Productive Weekend

Well I was baby productive this weekend and it feels good to have some stuff checked off my to-do-before-Brody-comes-list!

[today is a list kind of day]
  • Early Saturday morning mom picked me up and we updated our registry at Target. Originally, I think I had only registered for 4 items.
  • Next, we made our way to T J Max and More where my sweet mom bought Brody 3 super cute onesies and another baby polo shirt.
  • We ran into a couple other stores and then grabbed lunch at Oak Street Bistro - a fabulous little spot in our town. I'm hooked on potato soup right now!
  • After lunch we headed down town to register at a couple other stores. Having my mom along side me was so much fun and she was such a big help!
  • Today I registered us for our child-birth class. Yes, we will do a class because I want to know as much as possible before he arrives. J isn't to thrilled about the class; however, I did sign us up for the 9-4 Saturday class verses the class that meets 4 times a month. We'll knock it out in one day!
  • I also ordered the glider for his nursery today, as well as a rug and other accessories. Have I mentioned my LOVE for Serena and Lily! :)

No "preg Meg" update today...we didn't get a picture and I'm currently fixing dinner and baking, so there is no time. I will leave you on a fabulous note....I'm welcoming my third trimester today! Yippee!

Have a grand week!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What's in a name?

William is Justin's first name and I love it. I think it is a classic, strong name. Not to mention I hope he is just like his daddy; friendly and personable, confident, determined, handsome, adventurous, laid-back, God-fearing, and the list could go on. If we hadn't decided on Brody we probably would have ended up with 'Will.'

Origin of William: From the Old Norman French Willaume, which is derived from the Old High German Willehelm, a compound name composed from the elements willeo (will, determination) and helm (protection, helmet): hence, "resolute protector."

So, we've had his first name picked out since we knew we were having a boy; however, it took us about 7 months to finally decide on his middle name- the name he will go by.


One of the first boy names I mentioned to Justin was Brody. My girlfriends know I've liked that name for awhile. J dismissed that idea at first. A couple weeks ago he came in from work and vocalized his love of the name Brody. I was so thrown off because the last time I mentioned it (6 months ago) he didn't care for the name. It was like I had never mentioned it to him and he had just thought of the idea for the first time. I stared at him in confusion, and proceeded to tell him that I had already let go of that name since he dismissed it a while back. He told me he started to think about names he would want to be called and that he really liked Brody. The rest is history. It didn't take much convincing for me to picture our little boy (and one day big boy) as a Brody.

Brody is Irish, and my maiden name is Irish so we thought that was a cool connection as well.

"You saw me before I was born. Everyday of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed."
Psalm 139:16

Sunday, November 7, 2010


{his name}
William Brody Swann
Weighing in at 2 lbs 1 oz. We are SO happy he is doing great! Our doctor said he is on the small side of normal, and she thinks everything is progressing as it should. Oh, and to appease my husband our doctor confirmed that he is still, indeed, a boy!

27 weeks

Stats: Head-to-toe he is a full 15 inches (more than a foot long)!!

Movement: Throughout the day!

Feeling: GREAT!

Food: Still no cravings. He is bound to like apples, oranges, and whole wheat bread because I eat those foods everyday!

Favorite moment of the week: This afternoon...getting to see our little prince charming again on the screen and hearing his heartbeat! Also, having my mom there with us was an added joy.

Unfortunately we didn't get a good picture this time because he is breach at the moment, so we're praying that he moves positions before he gets too big. Like most women I would like a natural delivery.

I can't believe we start our two week visits now. Time sure has flown by! This time next week I'll be welcoming my third trimester!