Friday, August 21, 2009

It's a girl!

Well, I know you have probably gotten a phone call from us, or seen us talking about it on Facebook, but Audrey and I are having a girl! We went to the doctor yesterday with my mom and Emily and all gathered around. The ultrasound lady took some photos for the doctor (and she said she thought everything looked perfect) and then - with some prodding - told us we were having a girl!! All four of us there had gotten fairly strong signals it was a boy, so we were really surprised, but very happy! She is very healthy, and VERY active!!

We decided to name her Anna Elizabeth Adams. For all of oour children we wanted 1) first names that started with "a" 2) first names with a good meaning and 3) good biblical middle names to show them how valuable our Lord is to us. We picked this name several months ago (and a boy one, too, just in case) in about 20 minutes. Anna, of course, starts with an "a" so that fits. It has a good meaning on its own, but Audrey has a friend who has really meant a lot to her and she wanted a daughter with that name. So, Anna gets the special meaning in her name from a special person. Lastly, Elizabeth is a good Bible name that went well with Anna. So, that is how we named her. I think it is very good to have at least one or two qualifications when naming your children. It helps narrow down names and helps you think about what's important to you.

Anyway, enough jibber-jabber. On with the pics!!

Here's a HUGE smile!!

Spine shot!

Bottom of a foot!

Well, that's all for today! See ya!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Almost Halfway there!

Wow, it has been almost a month since our last blog. The month of July flew by rather quickly. We have been busy, busy, busy! We have one more week to get through (VBS week) and then we feel like we can take a breather!
My pregnancy has been going well. I have started to feel little baby Adams pretty consistently everyday! We had a doctor's appointment on Thursday and were able to here the baby's little heartbeat again. It is always reassuring to hear that sound and know that everything is okay. The baby was kicking quite a bit when we were listening.
In just 12 days we will have another ultrasound and be able to find out the baby's gender. We are very excited! And then... let the planning begin! Reed will definitely have his work cut out for him over these next couple of months at home. I have MANY ideas!
VBS starts tomorrow evening, which Reed has been working pretty hard for over the last few months. I am sure it will be a great week! It feels like there is still so much to do before it starts, but I am sure everything will fall into place and run smoothly. It always does. We are just going to basically be living at the church this next week.
After that, Emily and Claire and my mother-in-law come in to town! I am very excited for that! Hopefully we will have a really relaxing week, plus, that's the week of our ultrasound!
Reed get's to take a few days off of work to be with us too, which I am looking forward to.
Here are a few pictures that we took recently.
18 weeks, 5 days! (I know, I look tired!)

Reed looking as handsome, as ever! 18 weeks, 5 days!

17 weeks, 5 days. We thought we needed some family shots!