Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkin Patch!

A few weeks ago we headed out to the pumpkin patch with our family. The Day, Lewis, and Johnson families all met up together at Swan Trail Farms in Snohomish. If you have not been to this farm, it is a must! I was introduced to it a few years ago when my 4th graders went on a field trip to their Washington State shaped corn maze! They also have duck races, a pig show, yummy food and of course a pumpkin patch.

The whole family!

Here we are with our little pumpkin! This pumpkin is about 2 lbs. which was the current weight of baby Day! (Yes I know that you can't see the baby bump here... I promise to put up a few side view pictures soon!)

I cannot wait to come back next year as the Day family of three!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Small Moments, Big Milestones

As a soon to be first time mom, I am trying to take in all the small steps that this journey of pregnancy has in store for me. It began with understanding God's perfect timing and what a miracle it is to conceive! He had this baby planned before the beginning of time. He knows his name, his personality, his gifts, his future, his struggles and his successes.

God has given me many small glimpses in the past 6 months of this miracle that is growing inside me. Some are wonderfully amazing, other... not so much. It began with feeling sick and only wanted carbs. Then it was getting to announce to our family and friends. At six weeks, it was seeing the baby for the first time and hearing his little heartbeat, reassuring me that he was still there and healthy. I watch as my belly continues to grow, sometimes it seems by the minute! At 18 weeks it was feeling the first flutters of him moving, doubting that it was him at first! At 19 weeks Kerry felt him move for the first time and got to share that with me. At 20 weeks it was seeing how much he had grown and finding out he was a HE. :) Then there was the first real kick and the tiredness that never seems to go away... Each of these moments is such a blessing to me as it reminds me of the precious life that God has forming. I pray that I will not take these for granted or wish them away and that the next 3 months will be filled with new milestones: his name, creating his room, watching him move and of course welcoming him into the world with open arms and a full heart.

Thank you God for these small moments yet big milestones in bringing our son to us.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What Will It Bee?!?

For our 21 week appointment we had our BIG ultrasound scheduled... would baby Day be a "he"or a "she"? Kerry, my mom, Kyla, Grayson, Robin and Jen all joined me in getting to see the baby on the ultrasound. The tech was a bit disappointed when we told her that we wanted to find out the sex BUT not right then. We would have her find out and write it in a sealed note for us...(more on that to come!)
Even though we were not finding out the gender right then, it was still such a special moment. Wow, what a difference between the last time we saw it at 8 weeks! Being able to see the nose, cheeks, toes and legs was so amazing!It was such a reassurance that there truly was a little baby growing inside. We already tried to figure out who it looked like! :)

As we drove home, Kerry and I tried to convince eachother to open the sealed evelope but we knew the wait would be worth it. The next day, Kerry to the card to Pinkabella Cupcakes where they would discover the gender and fill a dozen cupcakes with either pink or blue frosting. That night we had the big reveal with all of our family!

The theme was "What Will It Bee?" so everything was decorated in black and yellow. Here was the look in pictures...

The "cravings table"

THE cupcakes

Our baby :)

Team Pink! (We guessed it was a girl. Notice my Dad on Facetime :) )

Team Blue! (They guessed it was a boy)

Finally we were ready to find out... Everyone got in a big circle and got a cupcake in hand. Kerry and I were going to take the first bites to find out and then everyone else will follow.... SO EXCITED!

Notice Kerry's mouth... it's a BOY!!!!

I was shocked! We are thrilled to bring our baby boy into this world. I am ready for soccer games, skinned knees and a facination with bugs! :)