Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Can you say Mama?" - - "Dada"

This video about sums up my efforts during the past month....sheesh Libs, does BIRTHING you count for nothing?! :)

Christmas 2010 - 1st Christmas with the babes.



Where do I start describing this special Christmas? I teared up trying to fall asleep on Christmas Eve thinking of how my baby girl will only be 8 1/2 months old once (could it be the cutest age ever?!) and next Christmas she'll be running around! That was my only pity-party. The rest of the weekend was 100% JOYFUL - with two loving families that light up around Liberty and showed her such a good time.
Short recap: Christmas Eve Mass with the priest we can't understand, Charlie saying "Oh no!" dropping toys and Liberty being adorable. Christmas Eve feast by Grandpa Ted and playing with Uncle Andy. Christmas morning at the Wyatts, Christmas afternoon at the Wheelers. Christmas day feast by Gma. Found the secret to perfect naps while traveling - Pack'n'play in the walk-in closet. Musical table, cars, trike, Statue of Liberty Barbie, a million books, a billion clothes. Charlie on a TOMMY! rampage (his love of Thomas the Train is extreme - Uncle "CAM!" is another favorite). Charlie naming me Aunt "BOBBY!". Even Michaela and Baby J came to visit - so the only family member we were missing was Patrick (who thankfully got to call us from Afghanistan!) We love our family and this Christmas was so much fun! Thank you for all the gifts and meals family!

P.S. Santa tells me every year it is "toned down" Christmas and ever year he lies!



Friday, December 17, 2010

My Christmas cards will be late - so here:


Everyday I meet the mailman at my mailbox and he always has bad news for me - no Christmas cards yet! At this rate they might not make it to you in time for Christmas, so I made this picture to post here. Merry Christmas everyone! We hope your holidays are as special as you are to us!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Santa's Lap: I won't cry mom, but I also refuse to smile.

We went to visit Santa Clause (at my gym! lol) and we got special treatment as the first kid with Santa. The kids in the gym daycare didn't even know Santa was there yet! So we tested places to take pictures and tried to make Liberty smile but she refused. She just kept looking at us like "You're joking right? THIS is Santa?" I'm sorry if she felt letdown, but Cameron and I had a good time snapping a few pictures.
Thanks Grandma Jo for the adorable Christmas sweater dress!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

8 Months Old - Paparazzi Shoot

Here is my JOLLY BABES at 8 months old. The latest scoop:
  • Liberty crawls (for real) on carpet, tries to crawl on the tile but opts for her faster army crawl (accompanied by the funniest heavy breathing, you must see for yourself to appreciate)
  • ADORES our cat Cheetah Girl and tries to communicate with her with dolphin-like squeals.
  • Pulls up to stand. S-C-A-R-Y
  • She claps. A lot.
  • I'm keeping all pictures of her double chin
  • She is about 22 pounds
  • Yes she rocks skinny jeans
  • 2 teeth
  • Very ticklish
  • Laughs AT you, not only WITH you.
  • Has eaten every food we have tried on her.
  • Is soooo peaceful on stroller rides
  • Total daredevil in the swing
  • Drinks from a sippy cup like a drunken pirate
  • Finally paying attention to books
  • Likes slapping our hands away from our covered faces when we say "where's mommy/daddy?" & being chased while crawling
  • Attracted to Mickey Mouse and not CNN (sadly).
  • If you ask "Where's Cheetah Girl?" or MEOW she'll look around for Cheetah.
  • It is getting impossible to change her diaper on an elevated surface - wiggleworm.
  • Sucks her thumb and cuddles before every nap/bedtime.
  • oh so much more......she is our favorite thing in the world. Hence the 31 images below. Don't make fun.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Our first Thanksgiving as a family of 3 was great! We headed up to Flagstaff and had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal at the Wyatt's. Only thing missing this year was Andy :( Friday I got to do some Black Friday shopping and had a lunch date with Cameron! Saturday we had another feast at the Wheeler's. Only thing missing this year was Patrick :( Liberty sampled some mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy and a mum-mum biscuit (see pictures/video). It was a relaxing getaway with bright sunny weather (still with a high of 45*) and a snow storm on our last day (high of 23*).

Monday, November 29, 2010

Clapping and Pulling Up

Liberty is 7.5 months old in these videos. Right before Thanksgiving Liberty started clapping! It was the perfect party trick to bring up to our families in Flagstaff:) Her other new trick however (pulling up) was NOT so good to travel with. Sleeping in the pack'n'play went horribly since all she wanted to do was get on her knees, pull up and bounce. Here are two videos showing off her new skills. Please excuse the mommy voice and bizarre outfit she's in. haha.


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Crawling and Jumping

Here is a quick video of Liberty doing her Army crawl around the house. She now easily sits from crawling too which is really talented of her! Also, below is a video of her jumping in the jumperoo - and trying to have a conversation:)


Sunday, October 31, 2010

HALLOWEEN!!! Statue of Liberty

We had a very fun Halloween! I made Liberty a "Statue of Liberty" costume and we took her trick or treating to about 3 neighbors homes who we knew would want to see her. She also had her first taste of candy (sour twizzler) which she throughly enjoyed.

I know I should post the "best of the best" pictures for this blog - but honestly it is just easier to share our entire albums and I'm too worn out to do much editing (and can't bring myself to delete even the not so good pictures of my little angel). So forgive the 30 pictures and enjoy our LADY LIBERTY!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Carving our Pumpkin

Halloween is my least favorite holiday - but this year things are looking up. For one, my child is amused by everything - including pumpkin goop and posing for pictures with her daddy:)

Visit with Ann McCarthy and Liberty's First Purse

I use to babysit Ann's 4 kids - going on vacation with them and also flying out to visit a couple times once they moved to Connecticut. Ann is one of those special life-long friends and I'd do anything for her children. So it was really nice to see her face again and have her meet MY baby. We met up while she happened to be in Phoenix and Stacey (another babysitter and friend of mine) and her newest addition Tobee (3 weeks older than Liberty) came too! It was great to catch up and Liberty was a social butterfly despite it being way past nap time - she fell asleep 30 seconds after we hugged Ann goodbye - before we made it to the car:) Ann got Liberty a gift - her 1st Purse, which she loves!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Patch with Helsels

We went to the Desert Botanical Garden's GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL along with Liberty's Aunt Kelly, Uncle Doug and Cousin Charlie! We went in the Monarch butterfly exhibit (1,000+ butterflies!), rode the hay ride out to the pumpkin patch, picked our pumpkin and really enjoyed the day! A few funny things that happened: Cameron put the baby sunscreen on himself (don't recommend it), a random lady asked to take a picture of Liberty at the pumpkin patch and Charlie was more interested in the water bowls than the petting zoo animals.
Fun time had by all!

First Tooth and more...

6.5 months old = 1st tooth has cut through! She hadn't been acting any different except 1 thing: Usually the champion napper - for 2 days in a row during her first nap she woke up after 30 minutes and cried! This was so strange since she never cries! So I popped my finger in her mouth to check her gums and sure enough - the beginnings of her first tooth was poking through:) Her naps are back on track thankfully. She doesn't seem to mind the new tooth too much but she has started sucking in on her bottom lip right over the tooth and do new things with her tongue so we know she feels it!

Liberty is also very much enjoying her highchair, the jumperoo and sitting on her playmat. Here are some pictures from our days together.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

6 months old

This post is a little tardy...but for those of you tracking my beautiful daughter - here are your Dr. apt stats!

Weight: 19 pounds 7.5 ounces (95th percentile)
Height: 28.25 inches (99th percentile!)
No teeth yet.
Sleeping: 7:30pm-8:00am and 2 naps (1.5 hours long)
She got her first cold last week.

Dr. Z said she's measuring like an 11 month old!?!?! Dear God. Liberty is a growing girl - she can sit independently, and has started scooting (inchworm crawl) - and a few times she has gotten up on all fours and rocked back and forth...so crawling is right around the corner for us. I'm excited one minute and sabotaging her the next - stop growing up baby girl! Or at least slow down please, I'm having so much fun with you just the way you are!

Isn't she so so so pretty?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things....






San Francisco Family Trip

Liberty took her first plane ride to San Francisco! Liberty got to meet her Great Granddad before his hip replacement surgery. The bionic GGdad is going strong! We love visiting San Francisco - staying with Uncle Thom is always a highlight. We also visited during Fleet Week so we went over to Crissy Field to watch the Air Show and Blue Angels preform. We got to hang out with Andy who has moved to Walnut Creek right outside of SF...we miss him alot. Liberty loves her Uncle Andy:) Grandma Jo and Grandpa Ted even watched Liberty so I could go into the city and ride cable cars to my hearts desire. Liberty traveled well and has zero 'stranger anxiety' yet - so she just lights up when she sees new faces. She was great on the plane despite a 2 hour delay returning home. However she is very into 'shouting' with her high pitched voice for the fun of it. So I can't say she was a total angel on the plane - but passengers thought it was amusing/cute.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Grandma Jo and Grandpa Ted = LOVE!

Don't you just love this picture of Liberty with her adoring Wyatt Grandparents? She had a ball with them in San Francisco - more pictures to come soon:)




Saturday, October 2, 2010

Oktoberfest in Tucson

Each Oktoberfest we try to spend with Two-Dad in Tucson - listening to Polka records, eating brats and admiring his yard. Liberty was only 2 months old the last time we visited Two-Dad, Aunt Mimi, and Aunt Nancy (GREAT Aunts now I guess) - so it was really nice to visit as a 6 month old - she just loves everybody. It was a really nice day trip and I got to see my mom too! Bonus!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Daddy and Liberty



Like father like daughter...


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mommy and Liberty

My little jellybean!

Up to Flagstaff to see Patrick

Patrick had his mid-deployment leave and he visited Flagstaff. We went up to see him, Michaela and Baby J. We had the whole Wheeler-side family together!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Strike A Pose

I went a little camera-happy the past couple days. Liberty loves a good photo shoot. Outfit #1 she looks like a boy but I had to get this onesie because it quotes our favorite movie Cool Hand Luke w/Paul Newman. "What we have here, is a failure to communicate." haha true dat. That's my new phrase with Liberty:) Outfit #2 was the same day because she puked on Cool Hand Luke. So I went to the other extreme and dressed her like the girl she is in a lovely dress from my bff Molly. The bow is compliments of Kris. Outfit #3 was the next day - a-la Old Navy. These pictures should hold the paparazzi over for a few days:)


Friday, September 10, 2010

5 months old and Labor Day Weekend

Liberty is our funny 5 month old. She is ticklish and giggles like crazy. She likes carrots and dislikes peas. She can roll over both ways, cracks up with Aunt Kelly, is a daredevil who loves to swing, and is still our sleeping champ.
Over Labor Day weekend we went to Flagstaff for the first time with her. We celebrated my mom's birthday and spent time with the Wyatts and Wheelers. Andy was also in town - we hadn't seen Uncle Andy in a month and we look forward to seeing him again for our San Fransisco trip in October. Cameron and I even got out for a lunch date (fish tacos of course) AND a movie date thanks to wonderful babysitters. Kelly hosted a cookout and we got to hang with cousin Charlie too! Liberty was also introduced to the Satterwhites and Gustafsons - her biggest long-distance fans:)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Swim said the mama fish...

Our long-time friends Jenny and Jason came over to splash around. Looking forward to future swim lessons with instructor Jenny! Liberty is sporting a vintage swim suit from 1983 - a hand-me-down from Mama!




Smile, Brow and Dimple

It's so hard to catch a smile on camera, but here is a cute one! Liberty has a million expressions - here are three we see often:) Excuse the drool.



Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rice Cereal

We fed Liberty her first food, rice cereal. Her first experience with a spoon was a mess as we expected. But we didn't expect that she would HATE it! hahaha. She made a yucky face for almost every bite! I feed her a little bit once a day now and she has warmed up to the idea. No more totally revolting faces...now she is more fascinated with the spoon/bowl and rubbing the cereal everywhere with her hands. Sorry for so many photos. I'm still trying to figure out my camera and the best setting for a wiggly baby. There is a cute little video within the photo album. Click below.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Where's Baby? (new couch)

We scored big at my parents garage sale - a new couch! A MASSIVE couch. Can you find baby Libby?



Big thanks to the Wyatts for the fabulous delivery service! And to Doug for help loading! AND to the Wheelers! We love it! XOXO

4 months old

Our tiny baby is not so tiny anymore! 16 pounds 1.5 ounces (90th percentile) and 27 inches long (off the charts - 98th percentile). I'm happy to report I accomplished my goal of no more daytime naps in the swing. She is napping and sleeping through the night in her crib in her own room now. The past month she has started grabbing and putting toys in her mouth, has cooing "conversations" - especially with daddy at dinnertime. She sits up (supported) and can put some weight on her legs. She LAUGHS! and her neck and sides are starting to be ticklish. We are getting ready to feed her cereal and her first baby-foods very soon. That will make for a fun blog post! Here is a little of what we've been up to:

Tummytime!

Liberty has rolled over tummy-to-back once and seems close to rolling over back-to-front since she sleeps a lot on her side. We work on it daily. Now if mommy could only be so motivated to do a few sit-ups while on the floor...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pinetop Golf Tournament

Each July my entire family gets together for a memorial golf tournament in remembrance of my Uncle Willie. While we don't golf, we still like to see all my 8 (soon to be 9) cousins, and other relatives we don't see very often. Our nephew Charlie was adorable and Liberty made her debut. Plus it always rains and that's a nice change of pace. This was our first overnight trip with Liberty - she napped for the 3 hour car ride to Pinetop and back, and continued to sleep through the night. What an angel:)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Toes to Mouth and "Bbbb" sound

Two new tricks in one day! Liberty found her feet and tries to put them in her mouth. Also, all the sudden she started this new noise - in addition to OOooos and Aahhhs she now does this blowing bubble noise that we find pretty entertaining.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thumb Sucker!!!!!!!

Oh yea our prediction has come true. Liberty has never been a fan of pacifiers and we rarely have ever thought to give her one since she seems content 99% of the time. However, at nap time (IN HER CRIB! YEA!), when she is trying to fall asleep our little girl soothes herself with some good old fashion thumb sucking. She often has her hands/fingers in her mouth as babies do, but I was able to catch her first time really figuring out how to get her suck on...see 2 minute video below.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Whale of a Good Time.

My mom and sister came to visit for a day. My mom wanted to decorate Liberty's bathroom so we set out to Target and tackled it that evening. The Whale/Fish theme turned out SO CUTE and Liberty loves going in there and seeing the colors now. I'm sure she'll love it for years to come - thanks Gma! Liberty also swam a little with cousin Charlie. It was a really fun visit.

3 months old!

Our sweet girl is 3 months old! She really does have a sweet personality. She also is pretty independent for a baby I think. She likes going for a stroller ride right before her bedtime feeding, and her new favorite things include always having her hands in her mouth and sitting up (assisted of course). God answered my prayers for a good sleeper. She has slept ALL the way through the night (8pm-8am) about 7 times. The rest of the nights she is still getting up for a snack once around 4am, but goes right back to bed until 7 or 8am so I cannot complain! She also takes two naps - both about 3 hours long which is crazy good I know. No tears. I hope this love of napping continues...probably since I'm blogging about it things will change:)

Goal for this month: to get her napping in her crib instead of her swing. She sleeps at night in the pack n play in our room so I know its possible. And maybe move her out to her nursery entirely??? :( I'll miss my little pal. Prediction for next month: I think we'll have a thumb sucker on our hands:)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

4th of July Party!

We had such a fun swim/cookout Independence Day bash! It was our first 20+ people party at our house and we had such a good time. Three of Liberty's little friends came too - including Adalyn who is 1 month younger than Liberty. They were sporting the same festive outfit so we had to snap a few pictures of that! Our neighbors also managed to shoot off about 20 real, professional fireworks without Gilbert police showing up - which was an added bonus. Liberty was a social butterfly right up until about 7pm when she decided to take a cat nap in the middle of the party. 4th of July is my favorite holiday and I was so happy to be able to spend it with so many good friends.

Laughing with Daddy

The long holiday weekend meant lots of playtime with Daddy - to Liberty's DELIGHT! The pictures speak for themselves.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Baptism

Liberty was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church on June 19th, 2010. We had a family cookout and swam before the 5pm Saturday evening Mass. Following the Mass at St. Timothy's we dressed our little girl in the heirloom gown made from Two-Mom's wedding dress. Exhausted from squeezing into the gown, she fell asleep in Kelly's arms for awhile. Liberty's godparents, Kelly and Doug, promised to watch over her and help her with her faith journey. It was a special sacrament, and Deacon Dutch even called her his "favorite" because she smiled the moment he blessed her with oil.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pictures of Smiles and Playtime

Finally caught a smile on camera. Here are a few pictures from the past weeks of our cutie pie.
Liberty is just starting to laugh. She also bats at the hanging toys on her playmat. Soon she'll grab them I bet. She's also following objects a full 180* and has great head control. She especially likes to "track" my blackberry with her eyes. She also likes her Sophie Giraffe and the creature Kelly crocheted (we've named Susie Q).

Monday, June 7, 2010

2 months old!

Look who's 2 months old! Liberty's Dr. says she is now in the 97% percentile for length - coming in at an impressive 24 inches long (comparable to a 4 month old!). She weighed 12 pounds 14.5 ounces! That means she grew an entire inch and gained over 2 pounds in only a month. She's growing like crazy and has been very healthy (no illness, not even diaper rash!). This past month was a fun one. She smiles and coos now which has been so fun to get her to grin and "talk". I posted 2 videos (scroll down below) if you want to see her smiling face in action! Also if you want to cruise the slideshow pictures at your own pace, just click on the show. She has a million different facial expressions and outfits to show off.
Oh I almost forgot - guess who is sleeping from 9pm-4am & 5am-8:30am!?!?!
THAT'S MY GIRL!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Firsts

First Smile! 5 weeks old and she smiles when we try to make her smile! Big gummy smiles, small side grins, cooing with open mouth...she especially does this during diaper changes which she has grown to love! Grandma Jo got to witness a bunch of smiles, and Liberty loves to smile when we get in her face and kiss those cheeks.

First Out of Town Trip! Uncle Andy graduated!!!!! We headed down to Tucson (2 hours away) to attend his UofA College of Business graduation ceremony. Liberty slept the whole way to Tucson, slept a little at the graduation, slept a little at sushi dinner and slept on the drive home. We managed to time feedings pretty perfectly. It was nerve racking because she is a still hard to predict 5 week old - away from all the comforts/tricks of home (like that blessed swing).

First time meeting Two-Dad, Mimi, Nancy! Before the ceremony we stopped in to see Two-Dad (Liberty's GREAT Two-Dad) and my Aunt Mimi and Aunt Nancy. It was a very short visit but it was still a special visit. I hope we see them again soon, but at the very least we try to celebrate Oktoberfest in Tucson each year (Two-Dad loves his German music!)

First time meeting Cameron's Aunt Jane, Lolita (from Alaska) and Uncle Thom. We got to visit with family we hadn't seen since our wedding! Liberty had tons of love showered on her this weekend and Grandpa Ted cooked another fancy brunch at our place for everyone.

First time meeting Uncle Patrick, Aunt Michaela and Cousin Jameson! Patrick is on Army leave for 2 weeks before he goes to Afghanistan for a year. I thank God we got to hug him and have him meet Liberty before he leaves to serve. Jameson is walking and it was so good to squeeze that little guy - we hadn't seen him since January!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

1 month old!

Liberty went for her 1 month checkup and is doing great. She now weighs 10 pounds 4 ounces and is in the 95th percentile for her height at 23 inches already. I think her hair gets more red with each passing day! We've gotten a peek at a few smiles which should be "for real" very soon. She is a good baby with a big appetite (sad for mommy with a low supply). It was so wonderful to experience my first Mother's Day holiday with Liberty as a daughter and the most supportive husband in the world. Here are some pictures of our little 1 month old!

Monday, April 26, 2010

First Weeks with Liberty - Bathtime and Grandparents

Liberty is almost 3 weeks old and we have had such a good time with her. Gma & Gpa Wheeler, Aunt Kelly, Uncle Andy...all have been by to visit. And lots of friends with the much appreciated food train! Grandma and Grandpa Wyatt came for a couple days too and spoiled us with 2 fancy dinners and lots of cuddle time for Liberty. Joan also brought a photo album of Cameron as a newborn and I think Liberty is a Cameron's mini-me. Liberty's cord fell off on day 9 so we have been able to do a real bath and "tummy time". She really liked the bath water part, but not the towel dry off part. The second bath was a spur of the moment emergency bath due to a lovely poo diaper. The past weeks have been really enjoyable. There were a couple challenges as Liberty was jaundice after coming home and not getting enough milk from me, so we are forced to supplement with some formula until I can increase my milk supply. She's back to her birth weight of 9 pounds and totally healthy now.

Here are the pictures we've taken over the past weeks - click the slideshow to see them all (69).




Monday, April 12, 2010

Liberty Ann Wyatt BORN 4/7/2010

9 pounds, 22 inches
Born at 5:01pm on Wednesday, 4/7/10

We've been home since Friday and have so enjoyed these first few days with our daughter! She is a good nurser, sleeper and has adorable moments of just being alert and following our voice around with open eyes. She really looks like Cameron's newborn photos and weight/length were the same! We were scheduled to be induced on Wednesday morning, but went into the hospital early because labor had started on its own - everything progressed nicely and Cameron was a A+ coach. Thanks for all the well wishes...it was a wonderful pregnancy, labor, delivery and the first week as new parents has been a dream. Check back to this blog if you ever want to know what the Wyatt family is up to!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Overdue at the Zoo! and an Easter BBQ!

Hey that rhymes!
We spent Easter weekend trying to walk this baby out at the Zoo and with friends at an Easter BBQ. We figure we had better make plans or go crazy waiting. I was asked both at the Zoo and at Church "When are you due?" and had to say "Four days ago!" which was strange to say. Sunday's BBQ was hosted by the Marti's who are expecting their baby in 5 weeks. The Pittman's and Heppner's came too - so we had a fun photo shoot with Ella (11months) and Sienna (6 months) and all their Easter dress glory. Liberty can't wait to join her little friends!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

40 weeks - DUE TODAY!

Liberty Ann Wyatt is due today 3.31.10. But, after a checkup at the Dr at 5pm today, contractions till 10pm, and a prediction from our Dr. that "you'll be in labor by 8am tomorrow morning" - Liberty is still hangin' out and has not been born yet! (p.s. I'm 3, 80%, -1)

Maybe she'll come this Easter weekend.
Next Dr. apt is Monday if we haven't given birth by then!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Still waiting...

UPDATE: It's April 1 and I'm still pregnant. No baby yet:(

We've been waiting around for Liberty to make her entrance into the world. I haven't had a single painful contraction and I'm getting anxious to have this girl outta here (she's bruising my liver). We've had such an enjoyable pregnancy that I waver between wanting her to take her time, and other days I'm ready to mommy her and wish she was HERE for us to love on.
We've been taking lots of walks and even trespassed to do some swinging this weekend. Come on Liberty - join the fun! 3 days till due date...



Saturday, March 27, 2010

39 weeks - 7 days till Due Date!

Not much to say...we are just waiting for little miss Liberty to show up! The Dr. said no change in my labor progress at this weeks appointment. (still 2, 60%, -1). Cameron and I have been lounging around, taking short walks and enjoying the 75* weather with time out on our patio with Cheetah Girl. Last weekend we made some extra room in the garage & laundry room for our stroller/baby stuff, did some grocery shopping and are just trying to pass the time...
If you try to call or email me and get an auto-away message...that's a hint we are at the hospital!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kelly's Baby Shower

My good friend Kelly had her baby shower this weekend. She is 33 weeks and lives nearby - so we've had a good time comparing pregnancy notes. We are looking forward to being first time mommies together. Kelly and Ben are going to be surprised by their baby's gender - so Liberty must anxiously wait to learn about her new playmate. Here is a picture of the gang at Kelly's shower - we are all in Book Club together and a Married Ladies social group. Samineh and Chelsea (on the right) are new mommies of a 6 month old and a 10 month old. And Cheray on the left is 20 weeks pregnant - something is in the water at book club!

Friday, March 19, 2010

38 Weeks

Here we are at 38 weeks. My latest Dr. appointment has us progressing nicely. Cameron and I were a little shocked when the Dr. offered to "move things along" and told us we could potentially have her within 48 hours. We said no thanks and plan to enjoy at least 1 last weekend planning for her arrival and savoring sleep/restaurants/quiet. Also, my good friend Kelly who is 5 weeks behind me in her pregnancy is having her baby shower this weekend and I don't want to miss it! I spent some time this week working, going to a Spring Training game and walking 1.5 miles at Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Still no contractions!!
We are SO EXCITED that she'll be joining the family so soon, I can't wait to hold her! Please pray that our delivery goes as smoothly as this pregnancy has! Stand-by.





Saturday, March 13, 2010

37 Weeks - Full-Term

So I'm having a baby anytime now.
If born today she'd be healthy. The longer she stays, the more plump she gets. Dr. said she's 6 pounds right now!
I'm not feeling any contractions yet, but Liberty is low and I'm progressing right along.
(for those that really care I'm 1-2, 60%, -1).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Liberty's Nursery

Here is the photo album of Liberty's Nursery! Click on the slideshow to see pictures bigger.

A couple special things to note:
  • I bought the handmade pink and white dress on the Island of Capri, Italy on our honeymoon 5 years ago.
  • Some of our maternity photo shoot photos are on the wall. Later the gallery can change to showcase pictures of Liberty.
  • The two photos in the closet are baby pictures of Cameron and I. My sister Kelly crocheted the bib (and the critter on the changing table).
  • Bookclub girlfriends made the Glider a reality. Kelsey generously gave us the glider, and Terra reupholstered it (pillow too!). Oh and Jen made the diaper wreath on the door!
  • Liberty has her own library reading nook thanks to all the wonderful gifts of books at my baby shower!

36 Weeks

Here we are at 36 weeks! Next week Liberty will be a full-term baby and is welcome to come any time. My Dr. appointment revealed that she's head down and low in my pelvis - the Dr. was actually surprised how much Liberty dropped already and thinks my March 31 due date is right on target. So, maybe my predictions of an April baby are all wrong! She's still rolling and moving a lot. Cameron and I go on waddle-walks when we can, try to guess the body part that occasionally is bulging from my belly, and have pulled out the suitcase to pack for the hospital.