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Friday, July 29, 2011

Baby Shower

On July 16th 2011, my sister and brother in law hosted our baby shower. It was such a great day with many friends and family. Looking back at the pictures I realized just how happy and glowing I am. Something I never thought I would get to enjoy and here I am living a dream.
We had a BBQ with men, women and children included. It was a casual day with good food and good company. I would like to send a special thank you to all who helped us celebrate and a BIG THANK YOU to Renee and Pat for hosting such a great day. It meant to world to us.
Here are some pics of our special day ( i'm having issues uploading so this is all you get sorry)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Baby Nursery transformation complete

As many of you know, we used to have a beautiful nursery ready for a little boy. Well, when we found out our little miracle was to be a girl, we decided to start over and make is special for her. Here is the finished product, and I can now reveal that her name will be Isabella Donna Fournier. Her middle name is the name of Chris' late mother, she watches over us everyday and i'm sure will watch over and protect little Isabella when she arrives. We sure wish she was here to meet her but she will always be with her and us in spirit.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

8 Months!!

Here is my 8th month update picture. In the last week I have become quite round. Some of maternity shirts no longer cover the full belly and as you can see above, some of the long t-shirts I used to wear are also getting too short. Thank god for maternity pants to cover the gap.

Baby girl has been sleeping alot more lately and only wakes up a few times a day to say hello. Usually around 10 am, 3pm, 7pm and 3am. She seems to be on a little routine already.

We have been feeling great. On our last Dr's visit we were right on track where we should be, my uterus was at 30cm and I was 30 weeks, which I was told is how it should be. I have been maintain a good weight gain of 1/2 lb to 1 lb a week and it seems to only be in the belly, which i'm not complaining about.

I am still in shock on most days, although I feel her and know it's real, I still can't believe I'm the one that is pregnant. I'm not looking at someone else who is pregnant and dreaming, i'm the one. I catch my reflection in the mirror and just smile. I think if it wasn't for the growing bump and the occasional kicks I would still be in denial.

I worry everyday that she will be taken away from us, but I realize that is just old wounds coming to the surface and we will all be ok. I figure God wouldn't give us such a beautiful gift just to take it away.

We are almost done with the nursery, we are just waiting for the bedding to finish it and post the pictures. I have alot of the items on my registry so we still have a few weeks to go to see if we receive the items and then we will be complete.

This weekend I took some more baby items out and her swing and toy box are out in the living room and I also packed her hospital bag. I'm almost in need of a full size suitcase for her. I know I won't need that much and I will thin it down but it got me thinking to packing for a vacation in the future, we will need a bus just for her items. :)

Anyways, that's it for this weeks update. We have a Dr's appointment this Thursday and I look forward to hearing her little heart again.