Friday, October 30, 2009

26 Weeks

Hi, everyone! It seems that I'm getting better at posting my belly picture on a weekly basis (we'll see how I do next week before I get too full of myself). I think there is an obvious weekly progression at this point, which is good because it makes being pregnant seem more real to me! I've also posted my 25-week picture for comparison, since the two posts are so far apart.

25 Weeks

26 Weeks
Also, today I got a pedicure, and all of the ladies in the nail salon kept patting me and asking me how I was feeling. I thought it was pretty funny. My next appointment is a week from today (November 6th). I'll let you know how it goes!

Monday, October 26, 2009

House Pictures

Hi, everyone! I'm finally getting around to posting some house pictures, even though I didn't actually take these pictures myself (Chet's dad took them when they visited last month). They're a little outdated because we've made some changes since then, but I think they do a good job of portraying how the main part of the house is laid out. I'll take some closer shots of the rest of the house and post those soon.

Front of House

Part of Kitchen

Dining Room (I guess you can call this the dining's really just a big open space that leads out to the back porch)

Living Room (the view if you're standing in the kitchen; if you were to pan the camera to the left you would see the "dining room" picture from above)

Back Porch (we love the view!)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Texas Visit

(WARNING: I didn't snap a single picture during this visit!) Two weeks ago (Thursday, October 8th), Chet and I flew to Houston for Columbus Day weekend. My dad picked us up from the airport that night and took us to dinner at Moe's Barbeque (Chet's first taste of REAL Texas barbeque...he loved it!). Friday morning my mom, Dave, Chet, and I drove to New Braunfels, and then to Austin to visit Grant at the University of Texas. Chet and I got to see his dorm room, and we walked around campus and shopped at the Co-Op. Here is a picture of some adorable purchases...

After our UT visit, Mama, Chet, and I visited the LBJ Presidential Library; Chet nor I had ever been to one (Grant couldn't go because he was attending a study group). It was really ineresting, but we didn't get to spend a lot of time there since they were about to close. After leaving the Library we stopped by the San Marcos outlet mall on our way back to New Braunfels and did a little bit of shopping. This is where we bought our baby girl's first pair of boots (they're little crib shoes with soft bottoms)!

We left New Braunfels Sunday to head back to Houston, and Chet and I flew back to Jacksonville Monday. We had such a great weekend, and I can't wait to make another trip to Texas in the middle of November!

23, 24, and 25 Weeks

Sorry again for taking three weeks to post these pictures! We had a doctor appointment October 6th, and everything looked great. We got the results of our long ultrasound (all perfectly normal) and listened to the baby's heartbeat (a strong, steady 150 bpm). Next visit (November 6th) I will have another round of routine bloodwork done, as well as undergo the glucose test to determine whether or not I have gestational diabetes. I'll keep you posted!

23 Weeks (exact same outfit as 20 weeks!)

24 Weeks

25 Weeks (not a very flattering picture - I just woke up from a nap)

Old Post: Jon and Jill Visit and Alan Jackson Concert

This is a delayed entry, but I still wanted to post these pictures. The last weekend in September, our friends Jon and Jill and their two adorable kids spent the night with us on their way down to Disney World. It was really good to catch up with them, and Andy and Madeleine are precious! It definitely gave me baby fever...

Ashley, Madeleine, Jill, and Andy

Madeleine and Chet (I don't think he's as scared as he looks!)

Andy (all ready for bed!)

Madeleine (all swaddled in for the night!)

The next weekend, Chet and I went to an Alan Jackson concert in St. Augustine at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. It was a really nice venue, and Alan Jackson was great! I, of course, couldn't resist buying an over-priced tacky tour t-shirt, but it was worth it.

Ashley and Chet (nosebleed section)

Alan Jackson on Stage

Sunday, October 4, 2009

20, 21, and 22 Weeks

Sorry I haven't posted belly pictues in so long! Even if I don't post them, you can rest assured that Chet is still taking a pictures of me each week...they just might take a while to appear on the blog.
20 Weeks
21 Weeks
22 Weeks

As you can see, I'm definitely showing! However, I think it's less of a pregnant belly and more of a my-ribcage-looks-way-too-big-for-my-body belly. The baby is moving like crazy, and Chet felt her move for the first time last Sunday, so he's thrilled! My next appointment is Tuesday, so I'll udpate you on how that goes next week. Hope everyone had a great weekend!