November 30, 2008

Daddy put Poppy's furniture together!

Poppy's nursery is starting to come together! Joe had the week off work and spent some time putting together the crib and dresser. It looks great.....We can't wait for our little Poppy to arrive!

My parents also were a HUGE help around the house this past week! They came for a nice Thanksgiving visit and I put them to work! We got quite a few things checked off the list and we really appreciate ALL of their help! -Monica

November 27, 2008

Earning our Thanksgiving Dinner!

What better way to earn your Thanksgiving meal than by completing 13.1 miles??? Mom, Dad, Andy, Cara & I woke up at 4:45am to participate in the Atlanta Half Marathon. Cara & I were so excited when we ran into Lindsey, Alison, Jenn & Jared! Jenn surprised us and it was great to be able to run/walk with her for a short time and catch up! Joe and Bailey were at the finish line to greet us....We were glad to finish and ready for (and deserving of) our delicious Thanksgiving dinner! -Monica

November 25, 2008

Sharing the Experience!

Joe and I have been so amazed throughout this entire journey....We decided it would be fun to surprise my parents & gram and share the excitement! Our neighbor, Gary was gracious enough to bring his ultrasound equipment over and give us a view of what Poppy is up to in there. He spent about an hour showing us great views of Poppy (without revealing the gender)! When my parents were pregnant with me (and Molly), ultrasounds weren't commonly available so this was the first time they were able to experience this remarkable "show!" We were able to see various organs and got to see Poppy swimming around! We're continuously grateful for this incredible exerience and so happy that we can share it with others! -Monica

November 24, 2008

24 Weeks Pregnant - November 24, 2008

We're 6 months pregnant and feeling great! Continuing to belly has really popped in the past week. I'm feeling a lot of movement lately....Poppy is an active little thing and swimming like a fish in there! Joe actually got to feel it move for the first time recently. Awesome!
My parents arrived in town yesterday and my mom got to come with me this morning to my 24 week appointment! We were able to hear the heartbeat - 130 bpm. I have started rotating doctors and she said everything looked good! -Monica