Monday, October 19, 2009

12 weeks!!

As of yesterday, we are officially 12 weeks along! We read that the baby is about the size of a lime and is developing reflexes this week. It also says that if we push on my abdomen the baby will move in response (although I wouldn't feel it) but how cool! I'm starting to get some energy back which is great, there for a while I was feeling a bit comatose. That energy will be much needed as I finish up the masters program this winter. Two nights a week, 6-10pm - yuck! But hey, after 6 1/2 straight years of college, 2 more months is nothing to complain about!
Grant is going to start moving furniture out of the 'office' tomorrow and we'll slowly start to convert from office to nursery. He's awesome...just sayin'. Finding places for everything currently in the office is going to be interesting. No one told us that one of the symptoms of pregnancy is a shrinking house. We'll figure it out :)
Ok well we're posting the first 'baby bump' picture for 12 weeks. It just popped out of no where in the last week! (You can see Bella pawing at me to pick her up lol). If Grant develops a sympathy bump, I'll make sure and post that too. Ha!
Well...Look closely - he/she is saying hello!
Grant and I spent some time at UofA campus yesterday and decided to finally go find my name in the Senior Walk. We snapped these photos with Grant's phone - not too shabby!
Old Main at UofA Campus
Brittney Ann Skelton on 2008 Graduating Class Senior Walk
2008 Senior Walk

We also had some Fall pictures taken yesterday at campus. It was a gorgeous day for pictures and Colter did a great job! Here are a few of the un-edited pictures we he gave us today (a bit more professional than our camera phone!)

A quick picture of our little growing 'plus one'

Had to get a picture with Jax and Bella


What does a wife do when she asks her husband for toilet paper because there are only 2 squares left on the roll and his response is "fold it"?
Answer: Wait a few minutes later when he's in the shower getting ready for work and steal the towels. Try folding that.

Hehe...ok well it was funny at the time :)
Go Hogs...gave a good fight against Florida. Let's beat Ole Miss!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


We just got back from our second appointment. We got a little nervous when the Dr. said the heartbeat can only be heard 1 out of 3 times. But we immediately heard the heartbeat!! He just looked at us for a few seconds waiting for a reaction...we didn't know what we were hearing haha. Once he confirmed it was the baby's heartbeat he got the reaction he was looking for. So exciting! OH! And he said the heartbeat was about 160 beats/minute. The old wives tale says anything over 140 beats/min is a girl - we'll see! For those who know about my surgery when I was little, the Dr. said the scar on my stomach shouldn't cause any complications. Everything went well and we will go back on Nov. 9th. We'll be 12 weeks this Sunday. Wheew - exciting!
Grant and Jim started on the crib this week. They are using red oak with red mahagony stain, it's going to be so beautiful!

Ok well we're off to our cell groups! More updates soon.

Psalm 139:13-18
"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!"

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This kind..or these...or those?!

Grant and I got our halloween costumes today at Spirit Express. We saw the perfect teal and brown stroller as I was going into the dressing room to try on my kids large Yoshi jumpsuit and dino hat (you see I'm a midget of sorts, or 'midgee' as my co-workers call me). Ok, what's funny here is you think I'm kiding. Yes, the stroller was perfect. And you bet I'm going to be Yoshi for halloween, and Grant Mario. Don't laugh. No really, please do. Could two people without a sense of humor honestly dress up as Mario characters?
We've been hearing some great advice and stories from parents (or aunts, grandmas, etc...) with children from newborns up to college students. One of the most common things we hear is "start stocking up on diapers now!". We can look at diapers all day, read the packages, etc...but let's be honest, we don't have a clue! We'd like to get a head start on diaper buying and would love to hear what brand/s are prefered by our friends and family. Check out the poll at the bottom of the page and vote for your favorite brand.

Thankful for the Hogs finally stepping up their defense and whooping Auburn. Go Hogs!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


With the help of a couple experienced bloggers we finally got this set up and ready to go (thanks Emily & Alicia)! We're excited to have a place to keep everyone updated on the big events in our lives. As most know by now, we found out a few days before Labor Day that we're expecting our first baby! We had our first appointment on September 15th...set up finances (oh yes, fun indeed), did blood work (more fun!), filled out paperwork, and asked lots of questions. We will be 11 weeks this Sunday and have our second appointment on Wednesday, Oct. 14th. We've yet to hear, see, or feel (other than my increasing waistline) the baby so this is going to be a big day when we finally get to hear the heartbeat! It's hard to believe that the first trimester is almost over already. The due date we've been given at this point is May 3rd! We've starting picking names, colors, furniture and even names for the grandparents (although G.G., Papa Lew, GDad, and MeeMaw Skelton are good to go already from our niece and nephews!). Grant and Gdad (Grant's dad, Jim) have talked about building the furniture themselves as Jim has become quite the woodworker and what an amazing keepsake that would be from Daddy and Gdad. (Ok...ok...I'm having a moment, that's the first time I've actually typed 'Daddy' in reference to Grant). Hmm..what else do people want to know. Oh! morning sickness! There are probably a few mom's growling at me right now, but I've been very blessed to feel great so far. The only big issues have been fatigue and my new superhuman ability to be excessively clumbsy. Especially with food. Assuming the food actually makes it to a table without me dropping it, my hand seems to have miraculously forgotten how to get it into my mouth as it generally ends up on cheek, chin, lap or floor.
Well that's it for now! More updates to come. Thanks everyone for all the prayers, congratulations, and support.

Goodnight and Go Hogs! Beat Auburn!