Sunday, March 01, 2009

Sophie's First Snow


Sophie enjoyed her first snow. Check out the rest of the pics in the photo gallery.
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Sophie's First Birthday Party

Sophie's first birthday party was a success. Thanks to all of our family and friends that joined us. Sophie had a blast and so did we. There are some pictures from the party in our photo gallery, so check them out.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Sophie's First Halloween Costume

Sophie had to dress in her Halloween costume for a birthday party this weekend. Doesn't she make the cutest rabbit. If you want to see all of the pictures from the party you can check them out in the photo gallery.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Camera

Michelle got a new camera for her birthday (early present). Its a Nikon D60. We are still trying to figure out how to use it. We've taken a lot of pictures of the past week trying to learn more about the camera. So check out the photo gallery and enjoy!!

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Little Summer Fun

Well there is really nothing better than spending a nice summer day at the pool. Sophie got to experience this for the first time this past weekend. Her grandfather, Evans, is home from Saudi Arabia for a few weeks so I imagine she will be spending several hours on the weekends at their house by the pool.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sophie Now Has Bling

We finally made time to get Sophie's ears pierced, and they look great. Check out some of the new pics in our online gallery.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

More Pics of Sophie

Check out the Photo Gallery... we added more pics of our beautiful little girl :)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Happy Holidays!!!!

So a lot has happened since we last posted... Michelle's father (Evans) has come home for the holidays (from Saudi Arabia), we've had visitors from out of town come to see Sophie, and of course Christmas at our families houses.

Sophie is still doing well... growing like a weed, and we continue to be amazed by her.

I've uploaded many new pictures to our online gallery so check them out. There are actually several new collections there.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sophie is Here !!!!!

Well our little girl is finally here... and I must say she is beautiful. Both Michelle and Sophie are home now and everyone is doing well. Here are the details that everyone wants to know

born at 8:54am on Monday morning (11/5/07)
6lbs 8oz
20 inches
and a head full of hair

There are some pics on our photo gallery.

Thanks to everyone for all of the calls, visits, flowers and gifts.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Updated Pics

I've added some updated pics of the nursery in our online photo gallery. You will also find some pics from the first baby shower held in Columbus at Aunt Faye's house.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cartoon for Week 35

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sorry for the Delay....

I've posted some updated pics on our Online Photo Gallery. Included are pics from the second 4-D we had and more pregger pics of Michelle.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sophie's unveiling...

We went for our first 4-D Ultrasound yesterday. Even though Sophie wasn't cooperating very well, we did get a few good images of her. Check our online photos to see all of the images.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Been busy...

Sorry its been awhile since we posted anything. Michelle and I both have been very busy lately. We are heading down to Gulf Shores today for a much needed long weekend. Make sure you check back next week for a post and pictures from the beach.

Well since we last posted Sophie has gotten even more clothes (her closet is almost full). We also ordered and received her pack-n-play and the glider for the room. Now we can sit in her room and read her some of the books we already have.

Everything is going great. Sophie seems to be growing at a fast rate. Check back soon for pictures of her growth.

I've also updated the pictures of the nursery so check those out sometime.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

July 4th Update on the Nursery

Well we have finished the majority of the modifications for Sophie's room. Today we installed dimmer switches for the lights and the ceiling fan, we finished painting the bottom portion of the walls and hung a curtain rod for the valance. Check out the updated pictures in the Building the Nursery photo album.

Happy 4th of July!!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

22 Weeks or should I say 18 Weeks to go!!!

Week Twenty-Two

Your baby weighs close to a pound at this point!

Your baby can now hear your conversations more clearly than before! When you talk, read, or sing, expect her to hear you. Studies have found that newborns will suck more vigorously when read to from a book they heard frequently in utero.

Eyelids and eyebrows are fully formed.

Fingernails have grown to the end of the fingers.

Be prepared for all those "Why" questions coming! Your baby's brain has entered a stage of rapid growth, especially in what's called the germinal matrix. This structure deep in the middle of the brain serves as a kind of factory for brain cells and disappears shortly before birth. But the brain's amazing expansion program continues until around the five birthday.

With some help from mom, baby's liver is starting to break down bilirubin, a substance produced by red blood cells.

Length is 10.94 inches (27.8cm); weight is nearly 1 pound (430gm).

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Cartoon Catch Up

Week 19
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Week 20
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Week 21
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Week 21 -- Finally caught up...sorry!

Week Twenty-One

White blood cells are under production. Leukocytes (or white blood cells) form our body's defense sytems. They help fight infections and diseases.

Your little one's skin has changed from translucent to become more opaque.

Your infant's tongue is fully formed. If you were able to peek you might catch your son or daughter practicing giving you a raspberry!

Her womb and vagina are formed. Unlike males, females have a limited supply of eggs in their lifetime. At this point your daughter will have 6 million eggs. This amount decreases to approximately one million by birth.

Baby swallows more this week. After your baby takes in amniotic fluid, her body absorbs the water in the liquid and moves the rest into the large bowel. This is good practice for her digestive system!

Wake and sleep periods become more consistent. Some research suggests that baby sets her internal clock to match the outside world's even before birth! Your eating and sleeping habits as well levels of light and noise serve as her signals.

Length is now measured crown to heel.

Baby measures about 10.51 inches (26.7cm) and weighs nearly 12.7 ounces (360g).

Week 20

Week Twenty

You're half way there!

The rapid growth stage is about over. While things have slowed down, this next stage is vital to survival.

The baby's heart grows stronger. Find a quiet place, lay flat on your back. Locate your own heartbeat by finding your pulse. Next lay your hand on your belly. You may be able to distinguish the two heartbeats!

Her legs are reaching their relative size. With the increase muscle develop occurring as well, you will start feeling much more than tiny flutter kicks soon!

Immunities are being transferred from you to your baby now. These immune cells will protect her from viruses you've already had for up to six months after birth!

The nerve cells for taste, smell, hearing, seeing, and touch are now developing in specialized areas of the brain. Production slows down as existing nerve cells grow larger and make more complex connections.

Your baby may startle in reaction to loud sounds. Amazingly, she can actually hear noises outside of the womb. Familiar voices, music, and sounds that baby becomes accustomed to during her development stages often are calming after birth.

Her uterus is starting to develop. She has approximately six million eggs in her ovaries. About one million will remain at birth.

Baby is about 6.46 inches (16.4cm) and weighs around 10.58 ounces (300g).

Week 19

Week Nineteen

Your baby has the same awake and sleep patterns of a newborn. She has a favorite position for sleep and recognizable active and rest periods.

Throughout baby's body, nerves are being coated with a fatty substance called myelin, which insulates the nerves so that impulses can flow smoothly.

Scalp hair becomes apparent this week. It has sprouted and continues to grow.

The milk teeth buds have already developed and over the next few days the buds for the permanent teeth will begin to form behind the milk teeth.

The uterus starts to develop. The vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes are in place.

Your baby is swallowing amniotic fluid and her kidneys are making urine.

Your little one's size is around 6.02 inches (15.3cm) and 8.47 ounces (240gm).

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Chair Rail is up!

We finished putting up the chair rail this weekend in Sofi's room. The railing is on the wall and it's painted. Now we are just waiting for the crib set to come in so we can match colors for the bottom portion of the wall. If you want to check out the progress on the room go to our Building the Nursery Photo Album

Baby Registries Added

As many of you know we have already created baby registries at a couple retailers (Target and Babies "R" Us). I've added a new Baby Registries section on the right hand side of the screen.

Monday, June 18, 2007

It's Time to Start on the Nursery

Well it's finally time to start on the nursery. We've cleared the room out and began working on the chair rail. To see the progress as of the nursery check out the Building the Nursery below
Building the Nursery

Sunday, June 03, 2007

18 weeks!

Week Eighteen

Vernix (a white cheese-like protective material) forms on baby's skin with the lanugo (soft, lightly pigmented hair covering the body and limbs); both serving to protect your baby's skin during the months in water.

Your placenta continues to grow and nourish the baby. Don't forget those prenatal vitamins!

Tiny air sacs called alveoli begin to form in lungs. He'll be putting these lungs to good use in just a few months!

Her vocal chords are formed. She goes through the motions of crying but without air she doesn't make a sound.

Features of your baby's heart, including ventricles and chambers, should be visible during an ultrasound.

Your baby measures about 5.59 inches (14.2cm) this week and weighs about 6.7 ounces (190gm).

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day at the Zoo

We had a great day at the Montgomery Zoo. If you haven't been we would definitely recommend it. Great day trip for the family at a really good price. If you want to check out some pictures from our visit look in our Online Photo Gallery

Montgomery Zoo - Memorial Day 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

17 Weeks

Week Seventeen

By week 17, your baby weighs about 4.97 ounces (140gm) and is 5.12 inches (13cm) long.

He or she has a much more normal "human" appearance now. She holds her head more erect and her body and limbs are longer in proportion to her head.

Pads are forming on his tiny fingertips and toes. Soon those individual swirls and whorls will be apparent.

Her eyes are looking forward now, but they are still firmly closed.

Meconium (composed of products of cell loss, digestive secretion and swallowed amniotic fluid), is accumulating in the bowel. This black gooey substance will become your baby's first poop!

The umbilical cord is growing thicker and stronger and continues to rush blood and nutrients to your growing baby.

If your child is male the prostate begins to develop.

Her skeleton is tranforming from cartilage to bone. The bones remain flexible to make the journey through the birth canal easier.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Week Sixteen

Fat begins to form underneath skin, providing your baby with insulation for the coming months.

Did you know that both baby and placenta are now about the same size?

Your little one has reached 4.57 inches (11.6cm) and approximately 3.53 ounces (100gm).

His head and neck are held straighter now.

This is a week of "mights!" You might hear the tiny thumps of his heartbeat with an external monitor now. The genitals are developed sufficiently that an experienced sonographer might be able to determine if your baby is a boy or a girl.

Her heart is pumping as much as 6 gallons of blood a day and beats at a rate about double your heartrate.

If you could take a peek inside, you would witness your child's reflexes in action! (Sucking, swallowing and blinking are now evident.) She is probably even hiccuping even though you don't feel it yet!

Your baby has learned to breathe! This is apparent from the regular movements of his chest. Isn't it amazing that he is able to breathe "underwater," inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid? These actions help the lungs to develop and grow.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Week Fifteen

Week Fifteen

You may begin to feel some fluttering movements as baby kicks, flails, twists and turns (but don't panic if you don't yet). She can also grasp, squint, frown, grimace and maybe suck her thumb!

Your baby's legs have grown longer than the arms and the body is now longer than the head. And you'll be happy to note that he is moving those arms and legs often!

His skin is very thin -- so thin blood vessel are visible. It's covered by a fine, soft layer of hair called lanugo. Lanugo comes from a Latin word meaning "down." This hair is thought to help insulate your little boy.

The three tiny bones in his middle ear have begun to harden. The auditory centers in your baby's brain haven't developed yet, so she might not really understand what you say but her hearing capacity is in the process of developing.

Fingernails and toenails are growing.

Eyebrows are beginning to grow and even the hair his head is sprouting. It will probably change color and texture after birth.

All this and your little one is an amazing 3.98 inches (10.1cm) long and may weigh 2.47 ounces (70gm).

Week 15 Cartoon

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Week 14

Week Fourteen

Thyroid gland has matured and your baby begins producing hormones which will be used throughout his or her life.

In boys, the prostate gland develops

In girls, the ovaries move from the abdomen to the pelvis

Your little one may have learned to suck his thumb by this point!

Your child's bones are getting harder and stronger by the day!

Your baby's skin is very transparent still

Lanugo (very fine hair) covers the baby's body and will continue to grow until 26 weeks gestational age - Generally this will be shed prior to birth. Its purpose is to help protect baby's skin while in all that water!

Your baby is 3.42 inches (8.7cm) long and weighs about 1.52 ounces (43 grams) - approximately the weight of a letter!

Another option for a girls crib set

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