Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's a.....

GIRL!!!! We didn't get any good photos of the gender shot, but we did get a good look and the US tech said she was pretty dang sure about the gender. But here is a cute profile picture of her. We never got one with Lyla so it's fun to have this one. She has my ski-jump nose.

I am SOOOOO excited that we're having a girl because.....
1) Lyla will have a sister!!!
2) We'll be the first in Nate's family to have more than 1 girl! I was worried about that small detail!
3) We don't have to buy a bunch of new clothes!
4) I am going to decorate the kids room SOO GIRLY it's not even funny! Right now it is painted blue (from previous owner) and this will be changed. :-D
5) I have so many cute girly ideas for this one that I never did with Lyla.
6) Matching outfits. Yes, I will tortue my girls with this and they will love it... because they are girls.
7) Nate is going to have his hands full!!!
8) I just really wanted a girl but I didn't think I'd be lucky enough to have more than 1!

So, as far as the health and everything... I was pretty sure everything looks good. The US tech wasn't supposed to tell us anything, but she was really nice. We told her about Lyla with her clubfoot and so she took extra time looking at the feet just to make sure. For sure one is not clubbed and I think the other isn't either, but she didn't get as good of a look at it. But the doctor called the day after and said that as far as they can tell, everything looks good!

So, yeah! Now we gotta prepare for a house full of estrogen!!

Monday, May 17, 2010


We go in for our 20 week ultrasound this Thursday. I'll actually only be 19 weeks, but close enough. Can I just say I'm a little nervous about this one? With Lyla, all we could think about was "Boy or Girl"?, blah blah blah. We never even CONSIDERED the possibility of them finding something wrong. Looking back, we are very fortunate that they only found clubfoot and nothing else. SO SO blessed!! And I am SO glad we found out at the ultrasound instead of right when she was born... that would have sucked even more.

So yes, as weird as it may sound, I am a little nervous about this ultrasound and I'm kind of dreading it. With Lyla it seemed like the date to get this US took FOREVER to get to. But with this pregnancy, I feel like the date has just creeped up on me way too quickly!! Is it horrible to say that I really hope this baby doesn't have clubbed feet? Of course, I would much rather the baby have that instead of something more severe or heart-wrenching. And at least we would know what we had coming for us. But I just want a healthy baby. Is that too much to ask? We'll see.

On a more positive note... Nate's mom comes into town just hours before the ultrasound... WOOHOO!! We are SO excited. And then on Sunday Nate and I are leaving to Florida for a week. So, although I am a little anxious about leaving Lyla for that long, I am really looking forward to having some good, solid time with Nate.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Pat and Dana,

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! We love you both very much and are so blessed to have you be such a huge part of our lives!! We truly have the best mom's in the world!!

Below are some of our favorite pictures of us with our mom's. Pictures by Michelle.

Nate, Kelly, and Lyla

And I just had to add that I am so blessed to be the mother of this little gem below. I am the luckiest mom alive!! LOVE YOU LYLA!! And I love you little baby in my tummy!!


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Flat Grandma & Grandpa

First of all, I think it's funny how the poll to the right has turned out so far!! For some reason I just can't see us having a boy but that could be because we're just so used to having a girl... who knows! We find out May 20th!

Now, this next post is for Grandma and Grandpa Wright. They sent out "flats" of themselves so they could be with Lyla during her daily activities. This is the only way I can get pictures to them... I still have no idea how to change the format of a picture to make them smaller on a Mac. So this will do for now. Mom... I know a lot of these are "repeats" to the activities you guys did with her, so feel free to pick and choose your favorite ones.

Reading books before bedtime....

Sitting on the deck playing cards...
Looking SO COOL with her sunglasses on :)

At the park on the slide with dad, flat G-ma & G-pa!
On our walk... blooper shot. It was SO WINDY!!
A better shot on our walk when the wind took a break for a couple seconds...
Lyla even gets into trouble with her Grandma and Grandpa!

Flat Grandma and Grandpa even took a trip to California with us and met up with Matt and Candace and their family (minus Jared) at Downtown Disney!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Boy or Girl?

Do you think we're having a boy or a girl? Take the poll to the right!!