Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Doctor's Appointments and 25 Weeks

This post is a little late because of our eventful Christmas week! Last Monday (December 21) I had an appointment with my Doctor. It was time for my dreaded glucose test and I was not looking forward to it! Luckily I was able to drink the Fruit Punch flavor instead of orange since all things orange have been giving my awful heartburn! My appointment went great and Dr. Oliveria said Aubree sounded wonderful. My glucose results came back the next day and I was happy to find out that I "passed" and would not need to do the longer test! Woohoo! My blood pressure was normal and I've gained 14 pounds. I was shocked at that number because that 14 pounds feels more like 40!

On Tuesday, we headed our for another sonogram. Aunt Mallory was able to come and see Aubree with us. Before the doctor came in, I was laying on the table with my belly exposed and Mallory kept saying "it looks funny when you laugh." :) We were able to see our sweet baby girl while Dr. Weiss took all his measurements. He said that Aubree is about two pounds and everything looks great! We go back in a month to see her again. It so much fun to see how she changes each month. We could see her little hands opening and closing around her face while he was taking her profile picture. She is such a little miracle and Jon and I are so blessed. We can't wait to meet our sweet little girl!

Aubree Mae-25 Weeks

Jon and Mon (25 weeks 2 days)

Christmas with the Cousins!

On Sunday (December 20th) we headed to Aunt Gail and Uncle David's house to celebrate Christmas with my cousins! It's always a fun day with four kids under the age of 9 digging into tons of presents! We had lots of yummy food and had a great time spending the day with my wonderful family. Aubree got a beatiful quilt from Aunt Gail and Uncle David that they found on their Branson trip. Thanks Aunt Gail and Uncle David! Below are a few pictures from our day!

Aunt Mal!

Cole and Clair opening their gifts!

Luke and Blake! They got an xbox 360! The look on Luke's face is priceless!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

24 Weeks!

Basketball season is here, which means Jon is only home 2-3 nights a weeks. Since he is the photographer, I didn't get a picture at 23 weeks last week, but I was able to track him down long enough this week to get one :) I'm starting a scrapbook for Aubree and beginning this week, we are writing a letter to her each week to accompany my belly pictures. Hopefully one day she can look back on it and see what her journey was like.

We've made some progress in the nursery and it is almost completely cleaned out. It has been my gift wrap room for the last few days, but once I get my mess cleaned up we should be ready to paint! I can't wait to get the furniture here and see what it looks like all set up. Her nursery is going to be black, white, and pink. I'll post pictures as soon as we start the nursery.

We only have 1.5 school days left until Christmas break and we can start our LONG to-do list! We still need to go register, make progress on the nursery, switch some furniture around, etc. It doesn't look like our Christmas break will be all that relaxing, but I'm looking forward to getting some things accomplished. We are having Christmas with my family this Saturday and then we'll be with the Enlow's on Christmas day. Of course our Enlow holiday would not be complete without our day after Christmas shopping extravaganza! I'll have to try and take some pictures this year! Maybe we can get Bena in action (last year she knocked a sign over on some lady's head). It's always an exciting event!

I have a doctors appointment on Monday which will include my glucose test and then we have a sonogram on Tuesday. We're very excited to see Aubree again! I'm sure I'll have much more to update after those two appointments.

The Enlow Christmas Tree! Notice my shopping is DONE :) Jon assured me that next year he will "Clark Griswold" the outside of our house for Aubree's first Christmas!

24 Weeks!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

22 Weeks!

We are back in the swing of things after a nice Thanksgiving break. We loved getting to spend time with our wonderful families and celebrate all that we have to be thankful for this year. We started Thanksgiving break off with a night at the Stars game. This has become our new favorite thing to do!!! Jon got us a great deal on some tickets and we enjoyed cheering the Stars on to victory. Our next trip will be on New Years Eve!

On November 24th we had another sonogram. I get soooo excited to see our sweet baby girl on the screen. We were happy to hear that Aubree is growing and everything looked great with mom and baby. The doctor said she weighed 1 lb, 1 ounce and was about 11 inches long. Her heart rate was strong and her head was down. I told him I thought she had been tap dancing on my bladder and he said "more like punching!" Most of the movement I have felt has been very low in my stomach. Last night was the first night I felt a kick up closer to the middle of my stomach. She decided to start a dance routine about the time I was laying down for the night! This is by far my favorite part of the pregnancy so far. I love feeling her move around! We go back on December 22nd to see her again and I can't wait! Here is Aubree Mae at 21 weeks:

Aubree-21 Weeks! What a sweet profile!

Currently, I am 22 weeks pregnant and still feeling great! I get short of breath at times, especially after I eat, but other than that I have been feeling great! We've made some headway in preparing the nursery. We sold our old furniture on Craig's List and now we're working on cleaning out the closet. Our furniture is in and we would like to get the room painted and set up before we go back to school after Christmas break. Luckily we have some expert painters to help us out from the Enlow side of the family :) Y'all get your paint brushes ready!

On a side note, I am so proud of my wonderful husband! He has lost a little over 20 pounds on his diet. I told him that he needs to keep it up so that in May he can be my trainer! I think I need someone like "Bob" on The Biggest Loser to whip me into shape and he could definitely keep me motivated! Way to go Jon! We are so proud of you!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Name Game!

Yeah! We have finally decided on a name for our little girl.

Aubree Mae Enlow

My Nanny's middle name was Mae and Jon and I both like the name Aubree. Since I offically came up with it, he was in charge of the spelling. We absolutely LOVE it and we can't wait to meet our darling Aubree Mae in April!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Half Way There! - 20 Weeks

This past Tuesday marked the half way point in my pregnancy! I'm so excited to be one week closer to meeting our precious baby girl! I had my doctors appointment on Friday and as always I had to wait a while! It was Friday the 13th and by the time I got in to see the doctor, she had just returned from delivering two babies and had three more women that would deliver that night! My doctor is absolutely WONDERFUL so I don't mind waiting for her! They checked my weight and I made sure that she measured my belly. It seems that all of a sudden my belly has "blossomed" and I feel so much bigger! I've been getting a lot more comments about it. Dr. Oliveria assured me that I had gained the perfect amount of weight and that my belly was measuring exactly as it should. She said "you're just short so there's not really anywhere else for her to go but out!" I just can't wait to see what this belly looks like around 35 weeks, ha! Joy! My favorite part of every appointment is getting to hear our sweet baby's heartbeat on the doppler machine. Dr. Oliveria put the wand on my stomach and there it was, loud and clear. She said, "Now that is a happy, healthy baby!"

From what I can tell, baby girl is resting very LOW in my stomach. On all my sonograms and when they use the doppler she seems very low, maybe an inch or so below my belly button. I guess this explains why the restroom is now my second home! I think I set a record a few nights ago by going 5 times from the time I went to bed until the time I got up! I told a friend at school that I was going to put my name on the restroom door and start having class in there!

I've also been eating A LOT these last couple of weeks. Jon on the other hand has decided to go on a diet. He has lost almost 15 pounds in 3 weeks. I am so proud of him! We went to Snuffers last week and when they brought our food the waitress tried to give me the salad and Jon the bacon cheeseburger. I said "Oh no, that massive burger is mine, he'll take the salad." I've also gone through an eight pound bag of grapefruits in about a week and a half! Yum!

Finally, we have decided on a name for our little one! We are however still working on the spelling so as soon as we get that part down, a post will be coming! Stay tuned!

20 Weeks-Half Way!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Panther Football and 19 Weeks!

Last Friday night was VERY exciting! The VA Panthers won their last regular season game, clenching the title of district champs! They had the perfect season, 10-0. Those of you born and raised around Texas high school football know what a big deal this is! The boys worked so hard as did all the coaches. My parents and Jon's parents made it out to the big game to help cheer on the team. We had a great time visiting and watching some great football! Their first playoff game is this Friday against Celina. We're hoping for another win!!!

In baby news, I am 19 weeks today. I have been feeling great, but getting LARGER by the day! My 4 inch mid-section seems to be growing straight OUT! A stranger asked me for the first time this week when I was due. It's good to know that at least I'm looking pregnant now and not just fat! Jon and I are still going back and forth on names. We have a few front runners and we hope to decide soon. Calling our little girl "Baby MonJon" just doesn't seem as appropriate now that we know its a girl. We welcome any ideas for names anyone has heard lately :)

My Canton trip with my mom and sister was very successful. I found baby girl some cute camo and pink shoes as well as some headbands. We are going to "Neath the Wreath" this weekend to hopefully find some more goodies! Below are a few pictures from the last few weeks.

VA Panthers after their victory over Paris! 10-0 and headed to playoffs! Jon is in there somewhere, ha!
Brady and Jon at Brady's Graduation party in Wichita Fallas. Congrats Brady! We are so very proud of you and all your accomplishments! Is it just me or do Jon and Brady look alike here?! :)

19 Weeks! Almost half way there!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's A GIRL!!!!!

Jon and I had our 17 week sonogram yesterday. Baby MonJon cooperated and we were able to find out that we are having a BABY GIRL! We are both thrilled! Our sweet little girl is weighing in at 8 ounces and the doctor said everything looks great! While he was getting all his measurements, she was moving around like crazy and kicking up a storm! I've felt little flutters in my stomach, but not all out kicks yet! I can't wait until that happens :) Here are two pictures of our baby girl!

Look at that cute little BUTT!!!

This one is a little dark, but you can see the head on the left side and her feet on the right.

On another note, I think my cravings have hit. I've been eating any bread I can get my hands on and pickles are my new best friend! A few nights ago I had a meatball sandwich from Subway with extra pickles. I think the lady that took my order thought I was crazy, as did Jon when he saw what I was eating! I've been feeling great though and I have much more energy than I did a few weeks ago! It's hard to believe that in a few more weeks I'll be at the half way mark! We love our baby girl so much and we are so excited to meet her in April!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sharing the News!

Jon and I had so much fun sharing the news we were pregnant! Blake and Addie were the first to know. We called them the Saturday after we found out and asked them if they wanted to meet us at Bass Pro for a little shopping. We were going to wait until after our dr. appointment, but we couldn't wait any longer! We got there a little early and found a baby shirt that said “Daddy’s Little Fishin Budd” and we put it in our cart. When they came through the door we walked up to meet them and Blake noticed the shirt right away. He said Addie already suspected something was up!

The next day we told my parents. We made bandana’s for the dogs to wear that said “Future Big Bro” and “Future Big Sis.” We took them to the bedroom and put their bandana’s on and then let them run into the living room. Dad said, “Aww, how cute, they got new bandana’s.” After another minute or so I finally said “Why don’t you read what they SAY!” Once they did they were VERY excited! This will be their first grandchild!

Dwayne and Brenda came to Van Alstyne one night to “see our new tile floors.” That is what we told them to get them down here so we could share the good news. When they got here, we gave them a picture frame that said Grandparents and inside I made a sign that said “Coming Soon! April 2010.” We celebrated with dinner and then called everyone else on Jon’s side of the family.

Mallory and TC came into town for dinner one night and we went to Spaghetti Warehouse with my parents. I gave Mallory a card about being an aunt. We wanted to make sure she got the hint because we have called her Aunt Mallory since we’ve had the dogs so we had to add a little to the card. We signed it “Baby Enlow” and added “P.S. See you in April.” I don’t think she got it until she read the P.S.

The next day we all went to my cousin’s house for Blake’s birthday celebration. Mallory made a shirt to wear to spread the word! On the front it said “You Can Call Me…” and on the back it said “Aunt Mal.” We were probably there a good 15 minutes before Aunt Gail asked Mal to help her get something out of the car. As she was following Mallory out she noticed the back or her shirt and the baby bottle patch. All we heard was “OH MY GOSH!” and they both came running back in to show everyone else. It was such a fun day.

Jon and I had a blast telling all our friends and family about our new little bundle of joy. I am amazed at how much we already love our baby and we feel extremely blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family members who share our joy! Check back Wednesday, we are hoping we have news about the sex of Baby MonJon!

Mallory's Card

The back of Mal's Shirt.

And the front...She was a little excited!

The Dog's bandana's!

Sammie modeling her bandana!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Babies, Babies and more BABIES!

Just wanted to take some time to congratulate some dear friends of ours!!! Heather and Eric Hubbard found out today that they are expecting TWINS in April! We have talked constantly since we both found out we were expecting and it is so exciting to know that our babies will grow up together! It seems like so many of our friends are expecting right now! Looks like Baby MonJon will be very busy with play dates come April! Heather, I am so blessed to have such a wonderful friend and I am so glad we are sharing this experience together!

On another note, I'm 16 weeks today! So far everything is progressing great! We go back to the doctor next Wednesday to hopefully find out the sex. Keep your fingers crossed that the baby will cooperate!

Heather and I at the Rangers Game this past summer!

The daddies to be (Eric and Jon) at the Rangers Game. The jury is still out on whether they were practicing their "tough face" or their "mug shot pose." :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

15 Weeks!

Here we are at 15 weeks. The bump has arrived!


Our baby has furniture! We were extremely blessed to have Jon's parents (Bena and Granddaddy) as well as his cousin (DD) give us our first baby gift this past Saturday! They bought all the furniture for Baby MonJon's room!!! We have to wait 10-12 weeks for the furniture to get here. Once we find out what the baby is, let the painting begin :) Thanks again Bena, Granddaddy, and DD for your generous gift! We are so thankful and we absolutely love the furniture!

The picture isn't great, so you can also see the furniture here:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Adding to Our "Full House"

As many of you already know, our house has been quite full for some time now. Besides Jon and I, we have three furry friends who keeps things very interesting! Little do Roscoe, Yoda, and Sammie Jo know, they will soon take a back seat to our newest addition arriving in April 2010. Jon and I are thrilled and feel extremely blessed to welcome our new son or daughter into this world!

How it all transpired:
I was working a volleyball camp the last week of July and woke up one morning feeling a little off. I didn’t think much of it and went on with camp as usual. When I got home later that afternoon I started thinking, “Well, maybe I should take a test just to be sure.” I went to Walmart and came back to my mom and dads where I hid the test in my suitcase (I was staying at their house during the week of camp). Jon came in that night and we went to dinner with my family. The next morning I woke up around 5 and decided I may as well try one of the tests. To my great surprise the test came back positive!!! I snuck into the living room and woke Jon up (he roams at night and this is where he ended up this night). I didn’t want to tell him there so I said “why don’t you come back to bed?” He said okay and I retreated to my room. TEN minutes later he was still on the couch where he had fallen back asleep. I went and got him again and this time he followed. Once in the room I handed him the test and said “ready or not!” His first response was to drop the test because “eww, you peed on that thing, I don’t want to touch it!” Then, he got very excited and kept saying “are you sure, are you really sure?” After another test to prove to the daddy-to-be that I was “really sure” we both just laid there, too excited to say anything. Since neither of us could sleep, we went for bagels before I had to go to camp. It was so hard keeping the news from all our friends and families. Watching their reactions was priceless!!!

Needless to say, Jon and I are so thrilled that we will soon be parents. There are of course nerves that go with the excitement, but we know with the support of our friends and family we are well taken care of! God is working his plan in our lives and we trust him completely! We are so incredibly excited to embark on this next chapter of our life! We find out the sex of our little one on Oct. 28th, but until then he/she has been given the nickname “Baby MonJon.” Thanks Addie

The picture above is "Baby MonJon" at 13 weeks :)

Psalm 139:13-18 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.