Monday, October 31, 2011

24 weeks!!

Today was Halloween, Mommy is also 6 months pregnant today! Here is a picture of us in our costume...
We were a Skeleton, complete with a pink bow on your head.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Busy weekend!

This weekend Mommy and Daddy were SUPER busy buying things for our FaVoRiTe little lady...YOU!
Luckily Mommy and Daddy were both off of work on Friday so we started the weekend with Mommy's 6 month Dr. visit.  After waiting forever, we finally got to see the Dr.  He measured you and said everything looked great, your little Buy After NFM Mommy and Daddy went to Carter's and got you a some new outfits.  I have a feeling you will be better dressed than the both of us!  Here's Mommy's favorite outfit we bought this weekend!

On Saturday Mommy and Daddy woke up early and headed to Panera for some breakfast, then we went to Wal Mart to get things to make Mommy's Halloween costume.  Once I got all of the things I needed we headed back home and Daddy got right to work on YOUR room, while I worked on my costume. 
Daddy moved all of the furniture out to get the room good and ready for your new crib.  After Daddy was done Grandpa Phil and Nanni came over to help Daddy built your crib.

Grandpa wouldn't pose for the pictures like Daddy, maybe that's because he was busy doing a lot of the work! =) Daddy's not super handy!
After they finished your crib, Nanni helped Mommy put some bedding in it to see what it looked like... almost PERFECT.  It will be completely perfect once you are in it come Feb!

After Grandpa and Nanni left Daddy and I organized your room, look at all of your stuff already!

After we did that Mommy and Daddy had a date night at home with a movie and popcorn and RELAXED!  It was a great weekend!  Love you!

Monday, October 24, 2011

23 Weeks!

Time sure is flying! Mommy is already 23 weeks pregnant with you and you sure are more and more active.  Although Mommy's placenta is in front of where you are, your little fists, feet and elbows are strong enough now for Mommy to really feel you!  Mommy even saw you move when she looked down at her tummy.  It was so cool! Daddy and I talk about you constantly we still 23 weeks later can't believe God has blessed us with such a little miracle!  We LOVE you!
-Mommy and Daddy
Mommy 23 weeks pregnant October 24 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Your first BIG kick!

This morning while Daddy was getting ready for work, Mommy was just waking up, thanks to your little flutters.  Daddy was talking to Mommy and all of the sudden Mommy felt a big kick.  I put my hand on the side of my belly and felt it, FOR THE FIRST TIME, on the outside of my tummy! I made Daddy stop brushing his teeth and come to feel it too, you kicked again!!  Daddy SMILED so big!  We had such a great start to our day, thanks to you!  We love you so much Baby Girl and are counting down the weeks to hold you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

You are loved

Over the weekend while we were in Des Moines for Aunt Keke's and Ryan's wedding, we were able to spend some time with Aunt Megan, one of Mommy's best friends from college.  It was so great to see her and she brought you the cutest gifts.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

22 weeks!

What a busy weekend!  Your Aunt Keke got married on Satruday and Mommy was a bridesmaid in her wedding and technichly you were too! =)  Here are some pictures of Mommy and Daddy (and you) on her special day.  Mommy is also 22 weeks pregnant with you!

I love you!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

First BIG purchase for you

 Today Mommy and Daddy went to Buy Buy Baby to buy you a carseat and stroller.  Mommy was very nervous about this big purchase but luckily Daddy was there to calm my nerves.  We had been researching carseat/strollers for a month and this was our second visit to the store to get one, so we figured we did our homework and it was time to buy.  Here it is, your carseat...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

21 weeks!

Here's a couple pictures of Mommy at 21 weeks, Daddy got a little carried away with the pretty tree in Nannie's yard if you couldn't tell! =)

Today was also the first day Mommy wore a whole maternity outfit, jeans and shirt!  I love you!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

First Flutters

Today about an hour after Mommy had a half cappuchino and half decaf coffee from QT, I felt you fluttering in my tummy, A LOT!  It felt like popcorn popping and little pokes made by you!  It happen at school when I was teaching reading to the kids, I hope this means you LOVE reading already!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

IT'S A...Baby Cook's Gender Reveal

Today Mommy's friend Emily threw us a Baby Gender Reveal Party. 

This is a new thing where soon to be parents get to tell their family and friends in a fun way, altogether what the baby is. 
To prepare for the big reveal, Mommy had her students vote on what they thought you were. 

Mommy also had each table of her students come up with a boy name and girl name for you.  Here were the choices.  Sorry to say, Mommy and Daddy will not be choosing any of them as your name.

Mommy also made a wives tales board for the party.  On the board there are a lot of wives tales of what the baby's gender might be, according to the board there was a 50/50 chance you were a boy/girl.  Wives tales don't really work, Mommy learned!

We were so excited to share the news with everyone. 

So many people love you already and came to hear/see the news! There was a ton of good food too!

Nani made chicken wings, artichoke dip and cupcakes!  Mommy brought some veggies, pink and blue punch, and made Daddy's favorite wings.

Emily made the BEST sweet treats; cake balls and fruity pebble skewers. 

She also made a yummy buffalo chicken dip!  As all of the guests started arriving we all ate and chatted for awhile. Then it was time for the big reveal.  Emily was kind enough to get some balloons in your color and put them in a big box.  When it was time, we brought the box outside and opened it in front of everyone.

Here's a video of Mommy and Daddy sharing the good news!!
Baby Cook