Monday, March 23, 2009

6 Month Check-Up!!

I went to the doctor today for our once a month check-up. The doctor said everything is great. I however, did not think so when the scales informed me of my 7 lb weight gain! I did not think that was normal, but the doctor assured me that it was fine as I have only gained 8 lbs my entire pregnancy. I simply gained back what I lost in the beginning! In fact, 8 lbs is excellent for almost 6 months pregnant. I am just excited to have an appetite for something other than saltine crackers and Sprite! Hopefully the warm weather trend will continue and I can get a good walk in every afternoon.

Leland is VERY active these days! Jason finally felt him kick several times. I can tell he his growing like a weed because my belly is getting larger and his kicks are getting a lot stronger!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Nursery is Complete!!

We got our newly recovered chair back on Sunday. It looks great! It makes the perfect spot to sit and read or just cuddle with our little boy!

My mom and I took a 4 week sewing class. We learned a lot, and I can't wait to make more outfits for Leland to wear. They are identical to outfits in a baby store right up the street for $65, minus the monogram. Here is what we learned how to make over the past month....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Lovin It!!

We are loving this warm weather and longer days! It is so nice to come home and have a good 2 hours of daylight to go for a walk and cook dinner on the grill!

We are also loving that I am at the half-way point of the pregnancy!! I can tell a huge difference in the past few weeks. I am not getting sick near as often, I am getting more energy, and most importantly I can feel Leland kicking up a storm!! Jason has not felt a good kick yet, but I can definitely feel every one of them from the inside!

The past 20 weeks have flown by, so before we know it, our little boy will be here!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy 1 Year Anniversary!!!

This time last year, we woke up to temperatures in the 60's and beautiful weather for our perfect wedding! After the wedding, we stayed at the historic Tutwiler Hotel in downtown Birmingham. Scenes from our balcony a year ago looked like this..........

We did not have a good experience at the Tutwiler a year ago and were given a gift certificate for the "romance" package to be used within a year for a do-over! We chose to use our gift certificate on our first anniversary. We stayed at the hotel again last night and everything was perfect! We walked in to this.....

The room was complete with chocolate covered strawberries, champagne for Jason, and sparkling grape juice for me! We got all dressed up and had a fantastic dinner at 26, a restaurant downtown!

We had a GREAT night! Quite different from last year, we woke up to 2-3 inches of snow on the ground! The view from our balcony looked quite different!

Here's to a great first year of marriage, and many more to come!!!

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Jason and I were married on March 1, 2008. We are each others best friend and wouldn't trade our lives for anything! Jason was born and raised in Newnan, GA and I was born and raised in Birmingham, AL where we now live. We have an awesome family that is always there for us. We had a beautiful baby boy, Leland Matthew, on July 22, 2009. He is now growing like a weed and so much fun! We have a very hectic life, but we love it! We take everything that God gives us and deal with it the best we can. We know he has a plan for our family and can't wait to see what the future brings!!