Sunday, November 30, 2008

Liam's Baptism

While the family was in town, Baby Liam got baptized. It was a great ceremony and he even got raised up by the priest at the end like in the Lion King! It was a nice ceremony and we're really glad that we got to be there for this event in his life.


We were so glad to have all the Smith Family in town for Thanksgiving! Cameron smoked a turkey and Mal and Lea cooked up a storm. I wish I could say I contributed more to the kitchen, but it's not true at all. I woke up on Thursday with some pretty bad back pain. Thinking it was just normal stretching and the baby moving things around, we tried to go about the day and headed on to Mom's house. After we ate our Thanksgiving dinner, I still wasn't feeling so good. Cameron, Lea and mom took me to the ER when my pain got really bad. Turns out, I have two kidney stones :( One that has already worked itself out and one that they refer to as a ticking time bomb. The dr. recommended we spend the night so they could monitor my pain and make sure the baby was never in any stress. They eventually moved us up to the labor and delivery floor about midnight on Thursday night. I felt so bad that all the family had come in town to visit us and we had to leave for quite a while, but they were so nice about everything. We were very relieved that the pain had really subsided by Friday afternoon. My doctor came to visit me in the hospital and we decided that the pain level was low enough that I could go home. I was so relieved because the rest of the family was already in town and we were supposed to be hosting mom's birthday dinner at our house that night. Cameron did a great job hosting that night and cooking for all 17 of us! He was great throughout the whole hospital ordeal and slept on the tiniest cot I've ever seen in my life! We decided the plus side to this whole adventure is we really do like the hospital where we'll deliver in April. Here's some pictures of our Friday night dinner and baby Liam! He's getting so big, I just can't believe it, he's such a great baby. It was so fun to see everyone and we really are thankful we have such wonderful family. I didn't clean one dish or pick up one thing that night...thank you all so much for taking such great care of us and being so supportive! We're so glad everyone came in town to visit!!

It's a GIRL!!

We found out on Nov. 26 that we were having a little girl!! We could not be more excited. Cameron's parents and sister were all in town already so we took them along with my parents and Alex. Cameron and I went in first to get some measurements of the baby and I totally wanted to find out right away, but Cameron was a good boy and told the technician we'd wait till everyone else walked in the room. We all got to find out together and it was so much fun! The baby is perfectly healthy and growing right on schedule! She's already 9 ounces. She was sleeping for most of the sonogram so the doctor had to move her around quite a bit to wake her up. Once she was moving though, she put on quite a show for us! Here's a picture of her waving to the camera and another one of her profile. I think her belly is precious, it's so full and looks like a little bubble. She looks so perfect and we're so grateful that she seems to be doing so well!!

I also put some pictures below of our time with David, Lea and Rachel. They all flew in to Dallas on Tuesday for Thanksgiving. It was great having everyone here!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


We went back to the doctor on Tuesday this week. We got to hear the heartbeat right away- it was 150-160. We were so excited it was easy to hear this time- DD must've been right where the doctor placed the dopplar on my right side. Everything looks good and we're on track. Today DD's the size of an apple, 4 inches, 2.5 ounces. Definitely starting to get a little bigger in my belly. The nausea is really starting to go away for the most part and I've got a lot more energy.

Not sure if you can see my belly in my Halloween costume, but here's some pics from last night's Halloween party at Liz and Justin's house. Cameron was a pimp and I was a witch. We got to hand out candy to all the little ones on our block, then went out for the night. We had a blast, but the recovery today is a little rough for one of us!! I also am putting in a pic of our first pumpkin on Blackstone Drive. Cameron did a good job carving it, but we're definitely going to have to work up to something more creative next year.

I can't believe it's November already! We've started thinking of things for the nursery, but are kind of waiting to find out what exactly it is before we buy too much. We'll keep you posted...