Thursday, January 21, 2010

4 Things...

1. I'm going to be an aunt...for the 7th, 8th, and 9th time! My sister and brother-in-law were approved to adopt a sibling group from Ethiopia today. Here's her blog, if you'd like to read about their adoption journey:
I think it's funny that I'll soon have 1 kid and she'll soon have 7. :)

2. Here's my 32 week picture. Well, it's 32 weeks, 6 days. I can't even claim that I forgot to take it. Really, I was NOT in the mood. Pictures are not my friends these days. But then I knew I'd be mad at myself if I didn't do it.

3. I had a wonderful baby shower thrown for me last Saturday! It was a small group...just the way I prefer it. :) It was so good to see friends and family.

Alice received so many sweet things...clothes, crib sheets, toys, books, girly accessories...
and a box with a baby in it!
Alright, so it's really a carseat. (YAY!!)
But, I think it's funny that it had a huge picture of a baby on the box.

4. We went to have a 3-D ultrasound last weekend, too.
Yes, we know they're creepy looking.
But, I started to convince myself that Alice is a boy, and that she likely has a cleft palete or club foot.
(Have I ever mentioned my over-active imagination?)
Any of those would be okay...we would love her/him none-the-less.
But, I just wanted to know so I could prepare.

Here's a couple of the pictures:
Her little feet...

Oh! And she's still a girl!

Her fat cheeks...

We love her so much already!
It was really fun to get to see her yawn, stick out her tongue, wiggle her toes, etc.
We can't wait to meet her.
About 7 weeks to go.
Thanksgiving was more than 7 weeks ago and that seems like it was just yesterday!


RachelRLake said...

Mel - pictures should not be your enemy. You're beautiful! and so stinkin' cute at the same time!

I can't wait to meet Alice!! It's going to be so stellar to finally hold her instead of always talking to her through your belly!

Justin and Victoria Nelson said...

Can I just say that I'm so happy for you guys? You're going to be the greatest mom! And I have to admit that when I saw the pic of the baby shower, I let out a big "aaaw, I wish I could've been there." I miss u guys =)

All right, now it's baby countdown time. Sooooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!
Love you guys,

Chrissy said...

You are just BEAUTIFUL!!
And you are a wonderful Aunt for the 5th, 6th and 7th times!
Tell Baby Alice that her Aunt Chrissy can't WAIT to meet her!! I am so excited to have my VERY FIRST NIECE!!

Chrissy said...

I just realized I only counted MY kids in your Aunt count! Ooooops... not a slam on any other nephews, of course! I MEANT 7th, 8th and 9th time!