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.