Monday, January 3, 2011
Here are just a few of my favorites:
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Sunday, January 2, 2011
Ugh! I know I'm inconsistent at blogging, but I have had really good intentions the last month or so, and our internet has been messed up at our house. So, again, I'm way behind, and I'm missing all of Jestyn's firsts. I'm going to attempt to catch up over the next few posts. I'm sure many pictures will follow :)
Jestyn has taken over our lives, and we love it! I can't imagine my life without her now. It is so crazy how much a baby can take over your life in such a short amount of time. Our house has been taken over by baby stuff, our schedules revolve around her, and she consumes all of my time. She has been such a great baby though! We are so blessed, and we know it. I could go on and on about her cute faces and sweet noises and funny moments...and I probably will since this is my blog! Ha! I just want to bottle up everything about her, so I never forget any little part of her. One thing that almost everyone says is that she is very alert for a young baby. We have multiple pictures of her wide awake and smiling, which is so rare for her age. I love that she is alert though! I really think that she's advanced, and I'm not biased at all!
Here she is in the hospital still. Looking back now, she is so tiny and has changed so much already! We got her dressed up for some pictures that someone comes around and takes then wants you to purchase. And of course she woke up and was a photogenic little cutie :)
Posted by Jessica at 11:47 PM
Monday, November 29, 2010
My baby girl is here! Jestyn Reese was born on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 1:21pm. She weighed 7 lb 15 oz and was 21 inches long. She is perfect :)
Posted by Jessica at 12:58 AM
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Last weekend, our friends threw us 2 different showers. We were surrounded by so many friends, and they were both better than I could've imagined! We have the most incredible friends, and everyone was so awesome to us. God continues to show us how blessed we are!
First up was a couple's shower at the Bradt's on Friday night. They are THE most generous and thoughtful couple. We had an Italian feast. She made her homemade spaghetti sauce and the most beautiful cheesecake! I am terrible and forgot my camera, so I don't have any pictures of all of our friends...but check out this cheesecake!
My other shower was Sunday after church at the Hughes' house. I had so many friends show up! I felt like a very lucky and loved girl. Again, I didn't take my camera. I need to work on that. Seriously. But I did get some pictures from people smart enough to remember their cameras:
Heather, me, Erika, Christina, Mindy, Nicole, and Teryn. I love these girls! They were so great to me!
As you can see, it was a great day filled with great friends and family! Like I said, Jimmy and I feel so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. We are really so appreciative!
Now we get to find places to put all this great stuff.....
Posted by Jessica at 10:01 PM
Monday, September 20, 2010
So I'll start with what I ended my last post talking about. It has now been so long ago, but Jimmy's mom, sister, and nephew came to visit us in August. They came for Watonga Days, and we were so excited to get to spend some time with them. We've only been around his nephew, Ramerio, once before, and that was last October, so we were very excited to spend some more time with him. He is SUCH a cutie, but I may be biased because he looks identical to Jimmy's baby pictures. I didn't get all of the good pictures uploaded, but here's one:
With football season comes fantasy football. Yes, I'm a total fanatic of fantasy football, although so far my teams are struggling, and it has been frustrating for me. I have players that are good, solid performers and they just haven't put up big numbers in the first two weeks. Of my 3 teams combined, over the last 2 weeks, I've only won one game. Upsetting. I'm going to have to ask some of them to step up and live up to their hype.
Posted by Jessica at 10:16 PM
Friday, August 27, 2010
So...once again, I have failed to blog lately. I have missed some big stuff in the last few weeks, so I'm going to do a little catch-up post.
First, I'll be 28 weeks tomorrow! Whew! 3rd trimester, which sounds so close to meeting my baby girl! I am very ready, but not feeling at all prepared still. I'm working on it though. My nesting instincts have somewhat kicked in, and I'm busy cleaning out the nursery and trying to make room for all of the necessary baby stuff. I've always felt like my house is lacking storage space, and that feeling has magnified now! Babies require a lot of stuff, which is equivalent to a lot of space that I don't feel like I have. Oh well, we'll make it work. I also am going to register tomorrow! Doing that will make me feel like I've accomplished a big task! It may not seem like a lot, but looking at everything tends to overwhelm me! Again, there is SO much stuff they need!
She is moving around like crazy now. I love it! I've just started feeling her more consistently. And she still lets me sleep at night! I really, really hope that continues. I love my sleep, and I have accepted the fact that I won't get to enjoy it near as much in my future! I feel really large, but I'm also aware that I'm not nearly as large as I'll be a few weeks from now. And next week, my doctor's appointment is the dreaded glucose test. I've been told all about it, so I hope I can down the drink quickly and without much nastiness. After that, I'll start having bi-weekly appointments, which I know will make the time fly by even quicker.
A big event that I missed...and possibly I did this subconsciously :) was my big birthday. Yep, I'm officially 30. Weird stuff. I don't feel it at all. I'm not sure what it's supposed to feel like, but 30 has always seemed like it would be life-altering. We didn't do much, which I was just fine with! Jimmy took me out to eat at Castle Falls, a local German restaurant. It was something different for us, and we both had a good time just talking about our future and how different this next year will be for us. We are so excited to be at this point in our lives, and it was really fun spending my "big" day with my favorite person!
Well, the other topic I want to blog about involves pictures, so I will have to wait until I upload those onto my computer. Maybe in the next few days? Or maybe next month at the rate I've been going. I have a lot of nesting to do in the near future, you know!
Posted by Jessica at 5:29 PM
Friday, July 23, 2010
I will be 23 weeks along tomorrow! Crazy. Everyone has told me that the last half of pregnancy goes much faster than the first half, and so far that has absolutely been true. I feel like these next few months will fly by too. Not that I mind. I cannot wait to hold my baby girl. I cannot wait to see what she will look like. I cannot wait to smell her. I especially cannot wait to watch my husband holding her. Aw, that will melt my heart :)
All that being said, I feel like I'm not prepared at all! The nursery is not even close to being ready. I have a lot of work to do on that. Once that is ready for her arrival, I'm sure I'll feel much better! Oh, and the whole labor thing...I have no clue about that. Any part of it. I should probably take some birthing classes or read a book or something. I feel like that is something I will feel better about once I study a little.
I still feel great though, thank the Lord! Other than my crazy left hip and looking like I'm a teenager again with my acne, I have had a wonderful pregnancy so far. And I am starting to feel her moving! I just LOVE it. It's just the cute little flutters so far. I have only had one or two swift kicks, so I may take that whole LOVE statement back when I'm trying to get some sleep in the near future!
So other than pregnancy and my whole life changing, everything else is going great too. I joined my sister, parents, and grandparents today to take a trip to Eischen's. Yummy. It had been months since I'd been, and I just love it every time I go. My mom and grandparents had never been, but I think it was a successful trip all around. Gotta love their fried chicken and okra. And the nachos. Mmmm.....Anyway, it was an impromptu party for my mom as tomorrow is her birthday! Glad I got to see her and spend some awesome family time. I'm hoping to spend the rest of the weekend with some good friends, a little relaxing, and maybe even a little nursery cleaning. Maybe.
Posted by Jessica at 11:24 PM