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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

We Have Movement!

Kim has been experiencing a little weird fluttering feeling in her stomach every now and again and it appears that this is becoming frequent enough to call it - baby movement! That is so cool. The baby bump isn't large but she is starting to show and now she is feeling our little one. AWESOME!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Sunday Summary

I'm all the time looking at other blogs to get ideas for our own and I've seen titles like Wordless Wednesday...the theme being pics only with no blog or explanations for the day so I'm inventing Sunday summary which will sort of catch up the end of the week and give the wrap-up on our "hectic" lives.

In summary....I didn't do anything exciting this weekend. Kim had a sort of a girls night out Saturday with the Cartersville gang but I stayed back to watch the Dogs beat on LSU, I was supposed to wire up the stereo but I only found the strength to wire up the DVD that we bought in August....I just had to have that DVD player! I treated myself to some JD's BBQ and then narked out on the couch that Kim has been keeping under lock and key lately.

I was productive to a degree as I did ride for about 18 miles Saturday and that must have kicked me good because I haven't felt great since I got off the bike. I was able to secure the CFO's nod to purchase Photoshop this weekend (I'm only kidding honey...) but loading and using the program in order to make our blog all flashy will probably take all winter. I'm tinkering with the camera all the time so I can be ready for those cute baby photos that the entire family will be looking for once 'little bit' arrives but now I'm needing ideas on how to pitch the necessity of a DLSR camera to the board. I'm thinking Christmas but with budget cuts at the Hall Corp. I may have to shelve the camera until spring/summer timeline. The new little pocket camera is just that....a pocket camera for those everyday run of the mill photos. You gotta have the mac-daddy for baby portraits and the cute little hold still moments....right?

There are some events coming up this week which include our 2nd Annual Sit out by the street with the chiminea and hand out candy for Halloween Event....already a hit in its inaugural year, the event has been brought back with s'mores on the menu and hateful kids that just walk up and hold out their hands for free stuff. I don't mind the kids with manners but I take issue with the brats that walk up with the Walmart plastic mask and demand candy with nothing more than an "Umph". At least pay me the respect to ask for a Trick or a Treat. Eh well....Then Saturday will be the UGA v. FL game hosted at Casa de Hall. No formal invitations will be sent so please drop in for some chow and football.

Man, I have alot to do to the house before then. Alrighty...Keep prayers coming for Kim and baby and I'll be posting more later.....Maybe on Wordless Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Weeks 17 and 18

Week 17 - Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop

Week 18 - Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and he weighs almost 7 ounces. He's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. His blood vessels are visible through his thin skin, and his ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from his head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around his nerves, a process that will continue for a year after he's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound.

Pregnant Woman Chillin'

She'll stroke that I put this on the blog.....hehehe

Monday, October 20, 2008

Happy Anniversary Kim

I have lived a charmed life because Kim has put up with me for 13 years on October 21st. We've been through the best of times and some of the not so best. But despite my flaws, Kim loves me more than I deserve and more than I could ever give in return. What a wonderful wife, friend, and soon to be mother. You are a blessing. I love you.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Good Weekend

An Apple Festivus for the rest of us!

Kim and I had a great fall weekend and I'm pretty bummed about going back to work tonight. From a sickness standpoint....we're getting so much better than we were. I'm very pleased that Kim had a good Sunday because we ate like garbage yesterday at the Apple Festival and I fully expected for her stomach to bother her today. I started the apple festival day off with a corn on the cob which sounds a little strange but the corn is fresh, they have awesome seasoning, and it's just my thing. We then shared a bloomin' onion with Lance and Celeste and ate some of their peeled potato chips. THEN, Kim got a fried pie and I took on a fried pie with ice cream. All of that was with intermittent shots of fresh apple cider. Sooooo gooooood. I was looking for Brunswick Stew but my guy hasn't been there for the past two years and I'm to the point that I think I'm going to find my own recipe and make it for one of the menu items when we host the UGAv.FL game.

We left Ellijay and drove to the Cherohala Skyway in Western North Carolina hoping to see some fall color. The peaks of the mountains (around 3500 ft and up) were beautiful, but I think the leaves need another week or so. Kim didn't show signs of being car sick until we were already down the mountain and the little winding road from Tellico Plains back to Blue Ridge proved to be a little much for Kim and Celeste toward the end. We powered through some chow at O'Charleys and that ended the 10,000 calorie day for us both. (Hopefully we didn't eat 10,000 calories but we ate a lot of food Saturday....I forgot the Family Traditions biscuit that started the day for all of us.)

For whatever reason, Sunday's have been bad days for Kim but today was another perfect day. We didn't kill it and we didn't sit on it. We just got some stuff done that was still lingering from painting the office and I worked a little around the house. Like I said, it was a perfect fall weekend.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monthly Visit

I had my monthly check-up today, and all is well with Mom and the "little one". I was able to hear the baby's heartbeat again today, which still blows me away. I could literally sit there and listen to the heartbeat all day. While listening to the heartbeat it kept making different noises and the midwife said it was the baby moving around. It won't be much longer before I will begin to feel the "little one" moving in my belly. Adam and I have truly been blessed and we are so thankful for this little miracle in our life!

We were finally able to make an appointment with the specialist for NOVEMBER 11th, and should be able to find out the sex at that time!!! Needless to say, we are SO excited and the 11th can't get here soon enough...then we can stop saying "little one" and say he or she! :)

My biggest craving right now is Chik-fil-A strawberry milkshakes...I just want to be sure I'm getting enough calcium. :)

I believe we have decided on the furniture posted on the blog. We should be ordering in the next couple weeks since they say to allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

Stay tuned for more updates....

Monday, October 13, 2008

Our First little ones...

We wanted to give our boys a Blog time as well. Baxter is under the planter and Rocky is laying by the grill. How could you not love these little guys? If a fire truck comes can listen to them howl and start to dislike them a little but all in all, they're good boys.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dawg Love...

It wouldn't be right to not show some Dawg love as well. We painted a little something in the basement a couple weeks back......before all of the madness of the living room and office began. This is basically a projected image on the wall and TONS of tape. I think it looks pretty good for a rookie.

The basement is a work in process and still needs some serious attention but it's not really getting all of the time that it needs right now. We have tons of UGA stuff and general sports stuff to hang and I need to install some new baseboards but hey...its the basement so it'll be ok. I've also got UGA standing watch over the yard with the flag in the background.

Oh and by the way, our yard that just happened to get (I have to brag a little) Yard of the month. I'll not say another word about it...until I get it again : )
Kimmy's sweat made this possible....God love her. The yard isn't in top notch condition but no body has a super green yard with the lack of rain. Little Bit will probably never have to cut grass because Daddy likes it too much.


So this is what the living room looked like about two weeks ago....the walls were painted with a sanded paint and then covered with a glaze in order to cover some booboos and give the walls a bit of a suede look. The idea was great but the color....a golden, not so much. A year after moving in we finally got motivated enough to change it and this is the final product:

We also did the office but in a bit of a darker can hardly tell during the day but it is a little darker (almost looks yellow in this pic but I promise it's not). We turned the desk around, put up new blinds, painted the windows, scraped the windows...OMG I'm sick of painting.

But while we're sharing, the Dining room looks pretty sweet too....we painted this room back in the spring but it hasn't really gotten alot of coverage since we don't really have a "formal" dining set. This room was a deep red with a white bottom when we moved in and the top is now more like an Olive color and I opted for an off-white to soften the blow a little. Yeah, Kim and I are done with reds in the dining room.

Next up, the nursery or the hallway/kitchen. I love to paint. No seriously!

Catching up to weeks 15 & 16

Just to keep up with fruits...We're making strides everyday toward a pumpkin (what the bump website deems the final product so to speak.)

This is what baby is doing and I'll post later on what we've been doing:
Week 15 - Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements.

Week 16 - Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. And, if you're interested, an ultrasound might be able to determine gender.

I think we're a little bit into November before we know the sex....just hang tight everyone...we're ready to learn what Little Bit is just as much as everyone else is. And we're tired of calling it Little Bit and It. I dropped the Elmo thing because I don't want that to carry on after the baby arrives. More later......

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lots of Updates coming

We've been waaaaaay busy with painting and turning the living room and office upside down over the past week so posting has been a little on the back we bought a new computer and we'll catch everyone up with our latest goings on. More posts coming over the next day or so.