29 weeks...I am now growing "like a weed," as anyone's grandmother would say.
I have been so grateful for my pregnancy experience....I have been blessed to be able to avoid many of the unwanted backaches, throwing up, headaches, leg cramps, etc, etc. I love feeling Carter's little hiccups, kicks, and full-out front somersaults in my tummy! I also love that people can really tell that I am pregnant now and are constantly asking when I am due, what his name will be, and so on! I love that :) I think pregnancy brings out the best in people :) (Except when they offer unsolicited weight analysis...that is the part they can keep to themselves!)
We also got good news from the doctor this morning! My glucose results came back...and they were fine! I'm very grateful. I know it wouldn't have been the end of the world...but I'm grateful to not have to prick my finger every day!
In the most exciting news, we visited Vision of Life on Saturday with both sets of grandparents, Gabby, Travis, and Susanna. We had so much fun hanging out with our precious family...and seeing Carter! He was super shy about the whole event, covering his face with both arms and legs most of the time. He literally was like a little pretzel. I am not even sure how he could possibly be growing for 11 more weeks in that space!
Sucking on his little toes...you'll see in later pictures that his little face looks just like Steven's...but putting his foot in his mouth, that's totally all me! lol Hopefully he won't have to do that as much as I do!
A little smirk...look at those already chubby cheeks!
Just snoozing now...with his foot comfortable resting on his forehead!
Family....leaving a little gap so Carter's face could be in the picture!
We really, really enjoyed seeing Carter...and our precious family! We had a lot of fun. Seeing his sweet face combined with visiting some friends with a 3 week old who was PRECIOUS...makes 11 weeks seem like a terribly long time until it's time for Carter to be here! However, when I look at the nursery...11 weeks seem like a pretty short time! We have been super blessed by Kristie Campbell with all of the wonderful baby clothes, car seats, maternity clothes, CDs, books, bottles, and on and on and on that she has let us borrow from her son, Will. We have been so overwhelmed by her generosity...they are really helping the nursery come to life. In fact, I am HOPING Carter will be able to wear everything that is already in his closet, thanks to Kristie! Thankfully, we definitely will not be needing baby clothes for Carter! He is SET in that department!
However, Carter did need a special outfit to travel home in...so "Grandaddy" Terry found a few items that he needed on one of his business trips.
Some precious "Roll Tide" gear for Carter...with a matching hat...so we had a onesie monogrammed for Carter to wear home with his hat and booties :)
He'll look great from the front...
And Roll Tide on his little behind!
I can't wait to see Carter in this sweet outfit. I am pretty committed to him wearing it as often as possible until I just can't squeeze those buttons closed anymore! :) Thank you, Grandaddy, for the pieces that made this precious outfit possible.
As Father's Day approaches, I can't even describe how grateful I am for the four"daddies" in my life! I am so grateful for my Daddy, who has taught me to do a million things. Daddy and I think so much alike...and do things so differently! He is one of the best people to help me talk through things....from DMV problems, clothing styles, house projects, politics, religion and spirituality, taxes, you name it. Daddy has taught me a million things...and I love him so much! I also love Steven's dad! It means so much to have a husband who was raised by someone who loves Jesus...and I have learned so much about having a giving and generous heart from "Dad"! I see so much of Steven in his dad...and I bet I will see some of those same things in my son! What a legacy of Christ's faithfulness in our family!
"Abuelito" and "Grandaddy"
I think my smile that shows my entire dental set is enough said about how I feel about these men!
My other sweet father in my life is Pa, Daddy's daddy :) Pa is one of the godliest, sturdiest, most faithful, funniest, and snuggliest men I've known. He has filled my heart with a strong heritage, love, and hope for what life can be. He is someone I want Carter to learn from and enjoy as I have. I hope I can be just like Pa one day...
I think the old Snapper was at full capacity here...just one of the many things I have learned from Pa...anything can be a good time!
Ma, Daddy, and Pa...I am so grateful I got to be raised by Daddy...and so grateful he got to be raised by Pa! What great Daddies...(not to mention Mamas!)
And the newest Daddy in my life is my precious husband, Steven. I am so grateful to have married this man. I love washing dishes with him, cleaning out the garage with him, playing with he and Maddie, making plans for our future, taking trips...I love living life with Steven. I know that Carter will have the best Daddy in the world, because Steven has surrendered his heart to the grace of God, that is both mighty and good. I am so grateful that Carter will learn how to be a man from Steven. He is such a wonderful one :) No matter what happens in life, this particular "Daddy" will be beside me forever :)
Waiting to see Carter at our 3D ultrasound!
Ok...these blogs have been getting long...I should probably bring this to a close! Happy Father's Day Daddies! I am so grateful for you!