Saturday, September 27, 2008

11 weeks and counting

11 weeks

We went into the Doctor's office to have the CVS testing done and while we were there we had another chance to see the baby on sonogram.
When they first tried to sonogram the baby, my uterus was having a contraction and the baby's head and upper body was pinned by the walls of the uterus. The funny aspect of this situation were the legs that were still free and kicking quite vigorously as to say, "get me out". The nurse said that this was totally fine and that there aren't any problems with what was happening, it just made for bad pictures. (See picture #2).
A little bit later the doctor came in to do the procedure *more about this later* and did another sonogram. We actually got to see the baby free him/herself (all the while still kicking) and then sink to the bottom in the fluid and make itself at home at the bottom of the uterus. (See pic #1). Justin and I found this experience totally funny and we were both in awe. At least we know that this kid won't give up on the tough situations and will get him/herself out of "tight" predicaments. hahahahaha :)

CVS Screening:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The passing of a dear companion - Puppy Jupe

I know this will be news to those few that read my blog and I am truly and deeply saddened to bear this news. Puppy Jupe passed away today under the Oak tree in the front yard of my parents.
I just spoke with mom and she said that life was normal for PJ. She took her off the lead and let her roam the yard after dad leaves for work. PJ looked at mom for the all clear to go and play but this time lingered for just a little longer which seemed strange to mom. After mom reassured PJ to go and play and a pat on the cheek, PJ walked around the house and was in the front yard doing what PJ did: just soaking in the sunlight and being a great dog.
Mom said that she was out at church and dinner with friends when Dad called and gave her the news that PJ passed away under the big Oak and was at peace.

We will miss our beloved dog. Saved from a lonely life and a broken leg by Uncle Wayne in the beginning and given a second chance to be a family dog to many. She was a good trucking dog, a great companion to Jupes and Korbars alike. We will love you forever!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Little Bundle of Joy - 8 weeks

So don't shoot me since I haven't had a chance to update in a while. For all the questions that have been floating around.....

To-date feeling: nauseous, anxious, tired, excited
Why: pregnant with 1st child
What we won't be doing: decorating a room, re-painting a room, giving the child a nickname too early, introducing pastels into the house
Due Date: Our anniversary....April 14, 2009 (this will be our 2nd anniv.)
What we will be doing: asking family and friends to think of the neutral palette when buying gifts :)

Justin and I are excited that we are able to share this news with everyone. We had to hide the news until we were able to tell our parents and Nanny at the same time and we were fortunate to have that oppportunity when everyone came over for dinner August 23rd. That's when all the news/phone calls/text msgs/emails broke with the rest of the family and friends.
(If you don't tell my parents....Nanny was the first person to know....hehehehehe)

We love all the support that everyone has shown us and wanted to thank you for all your blessings and love as we try to figure this phenom out.

From 8 weeks