Monday, August 24, 2009

32 week not so "bump" anymore

Just when you think you can't get much bigger.....

32 week bump

I am having to get crafty with the laundry these days. Not so many things fit anymore but with only about a month to go it is hard for me to break down and get anything new. The worst though is that just in the last week or so I am down to only a few pairs of panties that work. OK, too much information.

We have swung back in the direction of possibly needing a scheduled c-section due to an uncooperative placenta that likes to hang out all too close to the cervix. If it doesn't move out of the way of Oliver's grand exit portal then he will have to get here another way to keep us both safe. We will find out in about a week what the decision will be. If it is a c-section then he will be here pretty much a month from this week. Wowza!

32 week bump
32 week bump

Thursday, August 20, 2009

McDowells come to town

Thank you also to my dad, Carolyn and Addie for coming across country to see what the heck we do all day out here in North Carolina. Thanks for letting us put you to work with projects like refinishing our wood furniture and making blackberry jam. Love you guys!

River relax

Noelle and Annie come to visit!

I didn't get a lot of photos when my friend Noelle and her cutie miss Annie came up to the farm but I did get a couple of keepers. Fun to share our blueberry picking and crazy baby goats and bunnies. Thanks for making the trip Noelle!

Annie gets some river time
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Noelle and Annie

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Celo Baby Shower

Thank you to my mother in-law Marilyn who organized a baby shower for me in Celo. Even though we don't live there it is still such an important and supportive family of people to us. It is so special how many people have known Gabriel his whole life and it is so exciting to see so many of his peers from childhood now also having children of their own. The shower was over the 4th of July weekend which was while my dad, Carolyn and Addie were still in NC so it was fun for them to meet the greater Celo family.

Celo Baby shower
Dad decorates a onesie
My dad is never afraid to be surrounded by a bunch of women.

The matrons
Emily decorates a onesie
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Mimi and Jerricho
Mimi and Jerricho who was born at the end of March. Love you guys!

Celo Baby shower
Boys will be boys
Gabriel and his knife getting ready for present opening

Gabriel tests out the baby carrier
Gabriel and the frog try on the Baby Becco

Pee pee tee pee
Laugh so hard it hurts
This face and the laughter that was the laughs so hard it hurts brand was due to the present gifted in the photo above this one. We were given a set of Pee Pee Tee Pees. Things I guess that come in handy when you have a baby boy. The instructions on the label read "place the pee pee tee pee on the wee wee." Totally laugh worthy.

Annie and Sarah
Sweater knit by Sarah House
The lovely sweater knit by Sarah House pictured in tye dye above.

Presents from Emily
I had to put this photo in because of the expression on my dear sister in-law Emily who is in the right side of the photo hiding her face in shame because she just couldn't control herself buying the most adorable things for her first nephew.

Soy hoodie
Gabriel taste testing the cutest little hoodie from Emily that is made out of soy.