Sunday, July 20, 2008

Finally, AN UPDATE!

I know you've all been waiting on pins and needles for me to post again--sorry to make you wait so long! Things have been very busy for us as I'm sure you all can imagine. (And yes, I know that things are only going to get busier 3 months from now!)

Baby Arden is doing great--our last appointment was July 1st. We were lucky enough to have another ultrasound done and they confirmed that she is indeed a girl! Good thing, since I had already picked out nursery decor and furniture! We were also able to get a better look at her face and heart and everything looks perfect. She is also measuring right on target with our due date, she weighed 1lb. 4oz. and her heartrate was 154. My next appointment is July 30. Unfortunately most of my appointments from now on will not be very exciting, but I will do my best to keep you updated on her stats as we get closer and closer to her due date! We have scheduled our 4-D ultrasound for August 15--I PROMISE I will post those pictures as soon as I can!

As for me, I'm feeling great! My tiredness/exhaustion is starting to creep back in, but that's definitely to be expected. I'm also starting to experience the joys of swollen legs and feet, but again, this is not coming as a surprise. Otherwise I'm feeling great and just trying to enjoy every minute of this pregnancy. The wonderful Alabama summer is a bit difficult to deal with as I am already very hot before even walking outside, but I know I will manage. At least we are blessed to have A/C! I can't imagine having to go through pregnancy without it!

Well, I guess I've made you all wait long enough--here are the long awaited pictures! I don't really many because I've done a terrible job remembering to take them, but these will have to do. The first 2 pictures were taken when I was 20 weeks. The others were taken this week--week 25. Enjoy!

20 weeks
25 weeks

I forgot that I had this ultrasound picture with me (remember, I'm still not able to update from home. Please remember to encourage Geoff to get our computer fixed!). I know it has been awhile since I posted a picture of Arden--she definitely looks more like a baby now!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Update coming soon!

I know, I know--I've been a HUGE slacker (thanks to all of you who have pointed this out to me!) I am making it my mission this weekend to give you an update on what's been happening in the VanZoeren house. You may even get lucky and get pictures! In the meantime, please encourage Geoff to get our computer fixed so we can have internet at home again--that's about the only way you are going to get more frequent posts! Hope you all have a great weekend--stay tuned for an update!