Sunday, July 26, 2009

Getting Bigger!

Here are some belly pictures. We'll start off at 16 weeks when I apparently had the energy to blow dry my hair (of course, AFTER the first trimester was over). I look back at that innocent smile as I was just starting off in the pregnancy. I thought I was big back then. :-)

No longer blow drying my hair, it's the natural look for me at 20 weeks. This was when we found out we were having a little girl!

Here I am at 24 weeks. Getting bigger, of course. :-)

And finally, here I am at 28 weeks (this was just last week). I laugh when I compare this picture to the first one. I like getting bigger because I know she's growing! And no, if you see me out and about, I'm not "about to go at any moment", like many strangers seem to think. Pregnant woman get big, ok??? I still have 11 more weeks of growing, for crying out loud! :-)

It's all worth it because I have this precious little girl growing inside of me!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Nursery

So we've been working on the nursery lately. And by working, I mean painting! Lots of painting. I got a little fiesty with Todd and ended up painting his side. It was really punishment for making fun of me. We won't go into why he was making fun of me. No one really needs to know about my paint in the outlet mishap. :-)

Once we got the walls painted, we turned toward our mural. Watch it grow...


Ta da!

We still have a ways to go with getting this room ready for our little girl this October. We'll keep posting our progress!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Baby Luke!

On May 23rd, we had another little miracle added to our family - Luke Christopher McKenna. And to make a long story short, he really was a miracle. Luke wasn't due for another 3 weeks. That particular day, Rachel realized she hadn't felt Luke move all morning. She called the doctor thinking she'd tell her to just take it easy and call back in 24 hours if she didn't feel anything. Instead the doctor asked her to go to the hospital. A few short hours later, the doctors decided to deliver. God was really watching out for Luke that day because after he was born, the doctors realized the umbilical cord was wrapped around his little neck FOUR times, which is something the doctors said they had never seen. He was born at just the perfect time!

After almost a week in the NICU, multiple tests and time for Luke to wake up from the whirlwind of his birth, he finally got to go home. He's healthy, growing and adjusting to his new world. Here's big brother Max who is really gentle with his baby brother. :-)

The first time I got to see and hold my new nephew - nearly a week after he was born! They only let parents and grandparents into the NICU at the hospital.

Todd was one of the heroes of the day. He watched Miles and Max at our house while everyone else was up at the hospital waiting for baby Luke to arrive. Here's a picture of Miles finding out that his baby brother was born that afternoon. What a proud big brother.

And because Rachel and Josh missed our "Finding Out" party while they were in the hospital, Todd and I made a special visit to Shawnee Mission Medical before our party to let them in on our baby girl secret before anybody else.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Our Finding Out Party!

It's about time I posted a new blog entry! I know it's been forever. I have many back-log entries to add, but I thought I'd first start with our "Finding Out Party", which is when we announced to our families the sex of our baby after keeping it a secret for nearly two weeks!!! It was very fun to go to Party City to pick out LOTS of fun pink decorations.

Of course we kept that we were having a girl a surprise until everyone arrived. We asked everyone to wear blue or pink based off what they thought we were having. Since I thought we were having a boy from the very beginning, I of course wore blue and since Todd guessed girl from early on, he obviously wore pink!

Our little nieces and nephews - Max, Emri, Miles and Ava - and Wrigley, who is wearing a blue lei because he also thought we were having a boy. Or maybe it was just wishful thinking because he wants a little brother to play with. :-)

Part of the pink decorations were fun flamingo straws. There were so many fun pink decorations to choose from - I love the whole girl theme. :-)

Between our parents, looks like there were an even number of boy and girl guesses. But lo and behold, the pinks win! Todd, mom and dad - nice guessing!!!