Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bowen Reed Robertson

I am so happy to announce the birth of our newest nephew, Bowen Reed Robertson. Mommy Rachel & baby boy are doing great! He was born yesterday the 19th around 1:00pm, weighed in at exactly 8 pounds, & was 20 1/4 inches long. I just received a picture of him on my phone and he is a beauty! Congrats to brother Randy & sis-in-law Rachel! Love them & can't wait to hold him! :)

Babies, Babies everywhere...

It was awesome when Chad & I announced that we were pregnant to find out soon after that my older brother Randy & his wife Rachel were also pregnant! Not only that, but we have the EXACT same due date. CRAZINESS! We must have gone to the same bar-b-que is what the family keeps saying, ha. This baby is their second child. Their first boy is named Ethan and is 5 years old (he's precious). She started her progression about 2 1/2 weeks ago & has been quite miserable ever since. We got excited about a week ago as they went to the hospital, only to find out it was false labor (boo). But, I found out yesterday that her doctor has given her the option to induce this morning & she has taken the offer. At first she had said no, that she would just let nature run it's course. But, I know she's been super uncomfortable so I don't blame her for wanting to get it done & get him here! His name is going to be Bowen Reed & I can't wait to see that precious little face. Here is a picture of Rachel & Ethan at Halloween:
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We are so excited for them & can't wait to hear the good news! Please say a quick prayer for their healths & comfort. Thanks! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Success...

We officially got our Christmas tree up & beautiful last Saturday. Since then, I have also finished our Christmas shopping for both of our families this season (woo-hoo)! All of the presents are beautifully wrapped and adorning our floor underneath our purdy tree. All we have left are a couple of gifts for each other & also some fun stuff for little Kenna. Ahhhhh, it feels good.

On another exciting note, my mommy is set to arrive here this coming Saturday! She is going to be here for 2 full weeks and we are super-excited about that. Honestly, I'm quite excited that she will be a relief to my obsessive cleaning & 'nesting'. It's going to be so nice to have her here once Kennady makes her debut, too. She's an amazing cook (hence why she is in charge of making & serving Thanksgiving for all of our visitors), she's great at cleaning as she goes, and most of all, she knows so much about loving and caring for babies. Can't wait til the weekend gets here!

Only 6 days 'til our due date, ya'll! It's crazy exciting! We can't wait for her to be here (I know, I sound like a broken record, but seriously). Chad wanted me to start jumping up and down yesterday to coax her into getting here earlier, haha. I know, she will come when she wants to & if she's anything like her mother, she'll probably hang in there as long as possible because we love ourselves some warm, cuddly sleep! Ha. Please continue to pray for us. Both of our healths & an easy (ha), successful labor day (whenever it may be).

If I haven't filled you in yet, we have several visitors coming to see us next week. Mom is Saturday, my best friends Nicole & Kyla & bro-in-law Chris are coming on Tuesday (her due date), sis-in-law Cathy is coming on Wednesday, & my sis Laura is going to be here on Thanksgiving Day. We are 'planning' on having Thanksgiving dinner as we usually would, secretly hoping that she has either come by then or decides to on that day. :) We shall see how it all works out pretty soon! Visitors are fabulous & we can't wait for them to all arrive! :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Storage...dun,dun,dun...

Well, we have decided to wake up this morning and get a move on things! We are about to eat some Chick-fil-a & head over to the dreaded storage building to reorganize and pick out some of the things we can't live without this winter...some of which just happens to be pretty & decorative for Christmas! :) I am so excited to get the tree up. Thanks for all of the support!

Now, wish my poor husband luck with getting in there and rearranging everything BY HIMSELF. I really do feel bad for him and wish I could be of more help. This 'can't lift anything over 20 pounds thing' is soon to be over though, come another 10 or so days!! (woo-hoo!) Ya'll have a great Saturday! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas already...:)

So, do you people think I am crazy if I go ahead and dig out all of our Christmas decorations and put them up this coming weekend?! I realize it will only be Nov. 14th; but we also have a baby about to be here, we both love the homey feel that the Christmas tree brings to the beginning of winter, & we are having Thanksgiving at our house with family and friends & I think they will appreciate it, too. Are those good enough reasons to go ahead and pull it all out and put it all up? I will admit, I am a little afraid that if we don't do it right now, we won't do it at all this season (after Kennady gets here), mostly because we may be doing a little traveling at some point in there & life is going to be hectic enough with our sweet little lady!

I'm really trying to rally some of your support, so help me out! Maybe if all of you believe it's a great idea, I can get my hubby to the disastrous storage unit this weekend! It's such a mess there that we avoid going at all costs...but this is important and fun :). Come on Christmas! :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Belly Dancing Video...by ME :)

Well, I did exactly what I said I was going to do yesterday and vegged out and lazed about all.day.long. It was great. HGTV kept me entertained, but so did this little lady in my belly! I decided to get the camera out to see if I could capture just a little bit of the crazy movement that was going on inside my tummy. It turned out pretty cool. She was VERY active during Color Splash, ha. Just thought I would share! (it's about a minute long, so hang in there.)


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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Eh...

I don't know if it is just that I can't decide what to do today, or if it's one of those 'rut' days where you just wanna lay around and do NOTHING. I can think of about 15 things that I COULD do, but just don't wanna. So, I think HGTV is going to be my entertaining friend today. Design to Sell, The Unsellables, Design on a Dime, Color Splash, & Spice Up My Kitchen all have a follower today. :) Maybe soon I'll make myself & Kenna something for lunch.

P.S. We have officially made it to Week 37 so we have a happy, full-term baby in my belly! Miss Kennady can arrive anytime she feels like it now! Come on down & meet your parents little lady! :)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

MJ will live forever...

Chad & I went and saw Michael Jackson's "This Is It" movie yesterday. It was really enjoyable if you liked his music and if you enjoy watching some amazing dancers do their thing. It's almost 2 full hours of his preparations with his crew for their proposed upcoming world tour. He was an amazing artist and was very 'hands on' with everything he did. And it's very hard to believe that he still had those moves & vocals at 50 years old!

When we got to the theater, a woman was waiting for (prego here) to get out of the car so she could get into hers. She had a cool 'Michael Jackson: This is it" t-shirt on, so I complimented her on it. She then asked if we were going to see the movie and we said yes. At that point she said she had an extra ticket and graciously gave it to us. So sweet of her! And it saved us $10!! :) The movie was good and I'm glad we saw it. It's only in theaters for another week & a half, so if you're interested you better go check it out (though they will definitely have it on dvd for collector's pretty soon).

We did absolutely nothing last night for Halloween. Never had even one person knock on our door either (which is good because we didn't have candy to give them, ha). Chad made himself a pumpkin pie & I made myself a key lime pie. Good stuff, but totally boring compared the party pics I've seen so far! ha. That's okay, next year will be a blast with our little Kenna Bear! :)