Thursday, May 7, 2009

Well Hello Strangers!!!

So this is me at about 4 months (15.5 weeks).

We are all moved in and are loving our home!!! Maverick is loving it too! The yard and garage are great!!!



I have a new favorite Photographer !!! Check out this awesome web site just for new babies/families!!

She comes to the hospital when you are in labor and takes sentimental pictures of all the family waiting and the first moments you have with your baby before all the family come in and after the family come in. The pics are so sweet and unforgettable! Check her out!!

The second trimester is better then the first, mostly because I am starting to actually feel pregnant and not just fat. I just went and spent a lot of money at motherhood maternity because none of my clothes would fit anymore. It's weird to have a full closet of clothes you can't wear...and very depressing too.

Lately I've been thinking about what our baby is going to look like. I have no idea who he/she is going to favor more. I can't wait for 3 more weeks till we get to find out if it's a he or a she! We have definite names for both. I can't wait to share them with everyone!! Some people have told me to wait and not find out what the sex is but I don't really want to wait. I want to plan and decorate and I DON"T like the colors yellow and green which is what I would be getting if I go "unisex" for all my shower clothes and bedding... There is no way we are waiting....I love surprises but I figured we've been surprised enough lately I would like to plan our first child as much as possible.

We have been really praying about what to do as far as childcare when the baby comes. I am planning on taking off all of November and December but going back to work in January. Of course I would love to work only one or two days a week and be at home with the baby the rest but that's just not feasible right now in our lives. So if you know anyone who keeps kids out of their home or anyone who wants to watch a newborn full time (8am-4pm) let me know!! I am anti-daycare and would really like my baby to grow up being taught by a christian woman/mom who I can trust. My mom used to do it for teachers in Mansfield when we were young. She watched like 3 or 4 kids during the day. I remember it well. Speaking of my mom, she actually volunteered to watch the baby but she would have to watch a few kids at a time in order to make as much money as she is making now at her job. So if you know anyone who is looking for childcare, my mom might be interested. Most of my friends are stay at home moms or use a family member who doesn't work.


Jennifer said...

Your house looks awesome!! Ya'll did a great job! Will you PLEASE come help me decorate my house, you are such a good decorator and I am Not!!!

Ashlee said...

Congratulations on the house Katie!!! How exciting and the timing is so great with the little one on the way. By the way...did I see surgical drapes as your drop cloth?!?! ;) looks very familiar!