Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Quincy!!

Our first child (yes we treat him like he's a human) turned 2 years old in doggie years yesterday (March 29, 2010). Kelly likes to refer to his human age (24 years old). We have been telling him the past couple of weeks that it is time for him to get a job now that he's an adult! ;)

Anyway, I went to pick him up a special gourmet treat from Claire and Harley's in Manhattan, but they were closed yesterday. So we improvised and gave him two of his favorite things mixed together (apples and peanut butter). He was in heaven! (see below).

Oh, and yes the due date is tomorrow and there is no baby yet! I have an appointment in about an hour and am hoping to get some good news!

Friday, March 26, 2010

What an exciting time in our lives....We are about ready to become parents. We have both been anxiously awaiting our daughter's arrival for the past 9 months. I must say that this past 9 months have went really fast, but these last few are dragging by for me. She can't get here fast enough. I am not even to my due date, but I feel like she is late already. This is probably because Kelly and I have been swearing that she will come early this whole pregnancy. I have been getting things organized at work for the past month, but finally got everything organized and set for April and May. To give a quick background on my job, I coordinate and take care of executing all of the e-mails for GTM Sportswear. Not just a job you can put on hold for 6 weeks while out on maternity leave. So basically, I planned the e-mails for the next 2 months. Took a lot of planning ahead, but will totally be worth it.

Another exciting turn of events, is the Cats NCAA Tournament Appearance thus far. As of last night, we are officially in the Elite 8 and hoping after tomorrow, the Final 4. Luckily this has kept Kelly and I somewhat preoccupied so we are not just sitting at home anxiously awaiting the baby. My thoughts right now....the baby needs to wait until after tomorrow's game to come, but then she has a nice window until next weekend when we will be playing in the Final 4! Hopefully she can get her timing down!

We attended the pep rally for the team on Monday night and here are a couple pictures from that night...HOPING FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BABY!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Forgot to post the latest sono pic earlier. I had a sono done at around 34 weeks and the first thing the sono tech said was "Oh my gosh...she has a lot of hair! Be sure to bring barrettes to the hospital!" I had a ton of black hair when I was born, so we were both already expecting her to have lots of hair. I just can't wait to see her and her hair! :) The sono pic below is of her face, but she was being shy with her hand up there in front of it. People are saying she looks like Daddy, so we'll see!

Can't forget the other sweet baby in my life right now...my beautiful Goddaughter Brynlee. I don't see her nearly as often as I wish, but her Mommy sends lots of great pics. Like this one....

LOVE HER!!! (and her Mommy and Daddy!)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ok, now I think you are pretty much caught up on our lives...

So, here we are today, between 37 and 38 weeks pregnant and ready for our little girl to get here!

We have the bags all packed and in the car, so we are "officially" ready.

Last Doc Appt: March 9th
Status: 1 cm dilated, 50% effaced (progress!)

Family pic before we become a family of 4! ;)

Dad to be and Big-Brother to Be

Mom at about 37 1/2 weeks...
Did I mention that Kelly and I became an Aunt and Uncle in November. Henry Gilden Schmitz was born 2 days before Thanksgiving on November 24, 2009. He is just about as cute as they come. Just absolutely precious!

24 weeks...

My baby shower...about 31 weeks...

About 33 weeks...

Boy or girl, boy or girl???? The big question on everyone's mind. We found out in November, that we are indeed expecting a little baby girl. This was such a great day for us and we are both so excited to have a daughter.

I must admit, my pregnancy (especially the first few months) was pretty painless and easy. I did not suffer from morning sickness at all and only threw up once. Pretty lucky, huh? I feel blessed, but keep thinking in the back of my head "what terrible things are going to happen to me in the pregnancies that will hopefully follow?" But for now, I just feel lucky to have had a smooth pregnancy.

Here are some quick shots of me early on at 15 , 17, and 18 weeks.

Let's begin in the beginning...

We found out officially on July 30, 2009 that we were expecting a baby. I had "a feeling" and since I had some pregnancy tests around the house (since we were trying), I thought I would give it a shot. I took 3 pregnancy tests that night, but the line was so faint we still did not believe it. I took one more in the morning on the 30th and was pretty sure that 3 previous tests were not lying. We went to the doctor that afternoon and found out our due date would be March 31, 2010!

Needless to say, it was hard to keep this a secret from our family and friends. We told our families on September 4, 2009 before a K-State football game. We had the families over for a BBQ as a thank you for helping us with our house that past summer. Quincy was thrilled to share this news with a shirt that said "I'm The Big Brother Quincy."

Welcome to our blog! After seeing many friends of mine creating blogs, I thought, why not?? Also, I thought it would be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends and to post fun things going on in our lives...which will be changing greatly in the next couple of weeks!