Wednesday, February 10, 2016

35 Weeks

Passing 35 weeks means it's about time to hit the air! Three more days until Eliana and I leave. I am excited and ready- at least mentally! I had a check-up today and everything is still looking good. The best part is that Jadon's head is down now! Yay! Drew and I both thought it felt like he had flipped but the doctor confirmed it today so that is exciting. My lower back is feeling more pressure and pain now and I can tell I'm squishier closer to my ribs. 

I've put on some more weight over the past couple of weeks making about 28 gained so far. That's how many total I gained with Eliana so hopefully I won't add too many more over the new few weeks. We'll see! I'm keeping up with my workouts and walking around town a lot. I've not gotten too swollen yet, though at the end of a day where I've been on my feet a lot my ankles are a little swollen. Other than waking up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom everything is good though. I'm eager to get to Istanbul and have another ultrasound at my appointment on Monday. We're anxious to meet you Jadon!

And for comparison's sake...35 weeks with Eliana...

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This Week

Sick day selfie 

Skyping with Gracie 

Pre-dentist bakery visit 

Modeling the mask she got at her school party 

Never one to pass up an opportunity to be dramatic!

Friday, February 5, 2016

34 Weeks

Only one more week until Eliana and I leave for Turkey! Amazing! I am really starting to feel the tiredness take over again and feeling large and bulky. I am back to almost daily afternoon naps and am so thankful that I have the opportunity to do that. My back is bothering me but I am still keeping up with my workouts and walking around town so I'll be okay. Mr. Jadon is still moving and shaking and having the hiccups. Fun times!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Snow Day #2

It snowed almost all day on Friday so Saturday morning while I was partying with the girls, Drew and Eliana were building a snow man! I am pretty sure fun was had by all!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Baby Shower #2

The girls on my team had a baby shower for me on Saturday. The girls here five years ago threw me one for Eliana but it's been five years and almost everyone who was there today was not there five years ago so when they asked if I wanted to do something I said yes. Most of these women have walked with us through this second round of infertility (a couple weren't here who also were a big part of the journey!) so it was really sweet to celebrate with them this second miracle God has given us. I have been so blessed with sweet friends along this road. God is so good to give us community to do life with. I am thankful!

We played games, ate delicious brunch food and they showered us with diapers, wipes and toiletries (and a couple of awesome homemade treasures!). What a great morning!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Hairstyle Fanciness

Eliana's choice for her hairstyle yesterday was quite interesting. She really wanted the ponytails to be curled but we don't have a curling iron...yet...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eliana's Creativity

Just a sampling of Eliana's creativity over the past few days...

Making her own shapes with the pattern blocks...

Building a house out of books for her Rapuzel doll...

Drawing a picture to help her remember to have a good attitude when she's in the time out chair...

33 Weeks

Another week down! Nothing much new to report this week. My workouts are getting pretty tough these days, doing my errands is definitely more difficult (I don't have a car, remember!) and my glut muscles are almost always ready to cramp. Lovely! Jadon is moving a lot though and seems to be doing quite well. Only a few more weeks and we can hold him! Yay!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday Fun Day

The weather has been warm and beautiful this week so we took advantage of the opportunity to go to the park today. We really enjoy this park as there are lots of rides and they are still the same price even though the dollar continues to increase in value, meaning that each ride only costs $.13! Eliana loves it and it a fun way to spend the morning. we are blessed!

Work it girl! 

 Huge cotton candy!

 Riding the Ferris Wheel

Thursday, January 21, 2016

32 Weeks

Another week down! I'm thankful to be over jet lag now and that the only thing interrupting my sleep is my need to use the bathroom throughout the night! I had my 32-week check-up this week and Jadon and I seem to be doing well. He is measuring right at 32 weeks and we heard his heartbeat strong and loud. The only problem is that his head is till up next to my ribs on my right side. I know we have time for him to flip but I'd appreciate your prayers for a quick flip and that he'd stay in place so I can have a normal delivery. I'm really not worried and know everything will work out so pray that stays the same too, no matter what.

This week we also put up the crib and I have worked on washing clothes and getting the room organized for Jadon to join Eliana. It's getting exciting! 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

River Walk

Okay, so here's one more post from of my favorite things we did while we were in America was go on an afternoon walk on the riverwalk in Murphy with Drew and Eliana. It's such a great little walk through the woods and next to the river. The weather was cool and the sky was clear and the three of us had a great time together. We didn't do much as a family during our vacation since we were with so many people and this was just an hour of sweet time together. Eliana is so fun and curious and the surroundings were wonderful. I do love North Carolina! Nothing would have made me leave except God telling us to go. I'm thankful for the chance to be back and enjoy it when I can. I sure am blessed!

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Eliana got her first set of Legos while we were in the US from a friend and she loves them! She has put them together three times this week and loves meticulously following the instructions and doing exactly what they say. She is her father's child! I've enjoyed watching her work on new skills and am happy she likes them since we bought her a set for her birthday. I'm pretty sure I never did Legos as a kid but maybe if they'd had the great girly sets they have now I would have been interested...maybe. Yay for girl inclusion!