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Thursday, May 31, 2007

baby weber is a..........

after an over 2 hour wait at the doctor's office we finally figured out that we're having another little girl! we couldn't be happier and i'm thrilled that we're totally set for clothes and accessories! woo hoo!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

it's elmo!

what a longggggggggg weekend without the internet--we just got dial up and are waiting for verizon to figure out our dsl, let me just say, i miss comcast! anywho, amelie got a new doctor kit which she adores and she was so excited about it she asked me to take a picture--so here it is!.

here's baby weber's update for this week--we find out what type of weber we're having tomorrow! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited I might burst and am just hoping that his/her legs are cooperative!

Week 20
Your Baby's Development

The 20th week is an important time for Baby's sensory development, as nerve cells serving each of the senses (taste, smell, hearing, seeing, and touch) are now developing into their specialized area of Baby's brain. As these existing nerve cells get bigger and make more complex connections with each other, the brain's production of additional nerve cells will slow.

Believe it or not, you're halfway there on the journey toward holding your new baby! Your little one now weighs about nine to 12 ounces and has grown to about six to eight inches in length. She's come a long way since her first days as a microscopic collection of cells, but has a lot more growing to do—remember, the average newborn is 18 to 21 inches long and weighs six to nine pounds at birth.

Other baby developments this week include:
Under the protective vernix coating, Baby's skin will continue to develop into three layers: the dermis, epidermis and subcutaneous layers.

Baby's nails and hair will continue to grow.

Baby's heartbeat will be stronger now, and will beat about twice as fast as your heart. You can hear it this week through a stethoscope.

Baby will take up more and more space in the uterus, and her continued growth will put more pressure on your lungs, stomach, bladder, and kidneys.

memorial day

here's a little picture of our patriotic baby from memorial day! amelie took out the cradle my grandfather made for my 4th birthday and was rocking herself to sleep in it--it made me smile. i love that kid!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

good news!

good news--we officially lived through the play! we visited steve at school and they are almost done with clean up! so he should be ours again soon =-) the kids got us a wonderful gift card to target (which is already spent, ha!) and flowers for me and a color wonder coloring book for amelie! we're so glad it's finally over and that it went well!

Friday, May 25, 2007

the great mud pit

play week is nearly over--woo hoo! steven has clean up tomorrow after a marathon length night tonight but then he's all ours again! (at least for one day =-) i can't wait because we miss him so stinkin' much! praise the Lord for good friends who entertain us when we need entertaining the most! josh and megan--you are the best! i love to watch amelie and josh because they are so different but so wonderful in their own way, what a joy! i attached some pictures of amelie and josh who were fascinated by a mud pit, yep a stinky mud pit which amelie was sure was filled with snakes (i tried to tell her they were sticks but she didn't believe me=-).

Thursday, May 24, 2007

any day is a good day for the zoo!

amelie loves many things but two of her favorites are: 1. elphadees 2. josh! so, she was in 7th heaven when we went to the zoo with josh and his mama today! the weather is beautiful and going early we beat most of the crowds! we even got to see some baby geese right at our feet as we were eating--which delighted amelie and scared me as i am bird-phobic, ha! too bad i didn't charge my stinkin' camera--i only got a few pictures--we definately enjoyed our trip and are so thankful for our fun and encouraging friends!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

we are family

My mama and aunt rosemary were here visiting this weekend and it was a joy to have them! I forget how nice it is to have my relatives nearby and long for a day when I might live close to them again. Sometimes God brings us to places we wouldn't expect but it's always the best place to be. It's not easy to be in His Will but it is good! Here are some pictures from our weekend! We love you granny and aunt granny!
p.s. I just found out that one of my favorite NJ people is having a baby girl! woo woo! I can't wait till next Thursday! Baby Weber's Big Day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

just because we're married

here's a picture of some of the flowers the kids got for me at Steve's spring concert (i couldn't fit them all in one vase)! they are beautiful and smell delightful!

it's a 3 blog kinda day

we got to go to the park this morning (one of our FAVORITE things) with amy hannah and aiden! hannah and amelie had a lot of fun swinging and playing together and aiden had fun wandering around like a little adventurer!


so today was the first day that i really felt that amelie was willfully disobedient. *sigh* she's growing up and definately at a stage where she wants things her way right away! it's kind of sad and it took me by surprise--kicking and running away on purpose is a far cry from annoying baby antics--oh boy! here is a picture of her after our little 2 year old version of an obedience talk. she's cute, even when she's mad at me!

baby weber is far more docile today-HA! here's an update!

Week 19
Your Baby's Development

Welcome to the fifth month of pregnancy! This week your baby is working on protecting her skin, as she develops a waxy substance called vernix caseosa, which will disappear at birth. Vernix is secreted by the glands in the skin this week, and protects the growing skin from getting chapped or wrinkled from floating in amniotic fluid.

During this time, you may feel Baby's first movements, called “quickening.” If you've already had one child, you'll probably feel those first flutterings about 2 weeks earlier than you did in your first pregnancy, mainly because you know what sensation to look for. This week, Baby will grow to about five or six inches, and will weigh about seven ounces by week's end.

Also this week, you can expect that:

Buds that will later produce permanent teeth are now forming behind the baby teeth buds.

amelie and daddy's ice cream party

isn't it funny how kids love food THAT much more when it's on mama's or daddy's plate? amelie was crazy about daddy's ice cream even though she ignored her own! go figure!

Sunday, May 20, 2007


amelie wanted to go outside to swing yesterday so she went into her closet and picked out her hat, boots, coat and purse--i'm so proud of her and her stylish sensibilities =-)

Our Little Family

It was nice to have a few extra people on deck this weekend--we'll miss you Granny and Aunt Peoney! Mom took our family picture this morning before church--Steven's group is giving a concert in a nearby church so we're heading out to watch this morning.

Friday, May 18, 2007

when i grow up i want to be a puppy!

my mom brought down a large cage for gigi from new york and amelie thinks it's the perfect place for: a. a nap b. her toys c. herself. i wonder how long i could keep her occupied in there? it's certainly a lot easier to keep an eye on her--HA!

someday these boots are gonna walk all over you..

granny and my aunt rosemary are here from new york visiting amelie and i--yay! granny brought amelie some big pink boots for puddle jumping and she loves them!

mr. hot tamale

so last night was my husband's spring concert and he's pretty amazing. i've always thought so but his concerts always remind me. it's so good to see and hear from so many people that appreciate him and his ministry. it makes me feel better about all the time we spend apart and although it doesn't make it any easier at least i know he's doing good work.
anyways, it was really great and amelie even sat through the whole thing! we left for one second for a diaper change and then came back for more. she was dancing in her seat for the disney medley and loved the band music.
anyways it was great and my husband is one hot tamale and i love him, although i will love him slightly more when the play is done.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

tgfi--thank goodness for internet!

so i was totally without phone, internet and cable for almost 24 hours...i don't know how i've survived, i totally went through withdrawl but now i'm getting my fix!
yesterday i had a doctor's appt. and got to hear the baby's heart beat which is, as i've said before, the best sound ever! yay for baby weber! i also got a lecture from the doctor because i haven't gained any weight, just lost 8 pounds and i was like--seriously, i'm not trying to lose weight--i can't lose weight when i'm on a diet one would think it would be impossible during pregnancy--so now i have anti-nausea medicine which will hopefully make life more enjoyable and food a bit more edible.
in amelie news we had company today!! amelie had a blast with her buddy josh (well it was mostly a blast when she wasn't clobbering him or stealing his toys). he is such a good sport! they even "talked" to each other on the phone. they make me happy. yay for friends! yay for internet! yay in general!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

swing girl

here are a few pictures of amelie's favorite pasttime--swinging! we also bought a little trike today but no pictures yet as she is still riding it "flinstone style" and not with the big girl pedals--hopefully she figures it out soon and that will translate to hours of "fun" riding up and down the sidewalk!

baby's 18! (weeks....)

baby weber is growing strong and fiesty--moving around a bit more each day--it's one of the best feelings in the world (and the most reassuring!)! my in-depth ultrasound is coming up in two weeks and i can't wait to find out what brand of weber we're having! i'll try to keep my excitement at bay until then....

in other news, amelie and i are going bike shopping today--we have a LOT of hours to kill this week and next week since daddy is on super duper never ending play practice schedule so ya'll should totally invite us out for a play date =-)

Week 18
Your Baby's Development

By now, the bones of Baby's inner ear and the nerve endings from the brain have developed enough so that your baby can probably detect sounds clearly. Experts believe that one of the most comforting sounds she hears is Mom’s heartbeat. She may also hear your voice, your stomach rumbling, and the sound of blood moving through the umbilical cord to and from the placenta, which is now almost as big as she is.

And that's not all! Here's what else is happening to baby this week:

She will begin to swallow, and may even feel thirsty sometimes. Some experts think thirst may trigger your baby to swallow. Since amniotic fluid is constantly being produced, Baby’s swallowing of excess fluid helps keeps it at a constant level.
Baby's chest will continue to move up and down to mimic breathing, but she's not breathing air — just swallowing and inhaling amniotic fluid. This is a normal part of your baby’s development—this intake of amniotic fluid will not harm her.
If baby is a girl, the vagina, uterus, and Fallopian tubes will be in place by the end of the week.

i love her like a fat kid loves cake

so, that is my one and only rap reference but i couldn't resist using it b/c i just heard it on someone's myspace page...for all of you non-rap aficionados (including me of course) it's from 50 cent (fi--tee--cent is the proper annunciation yo). anywho, it's monday--bleh. i can't wait for school to be over! it's been going really well and i'm so going to miss teaching when it's over because i was born to teach but i think i was born to teach junior high or younger, not seniors and their bleh attitudes, it makes me tired and sucks the life right outta me. it's a good thing amelie and steve are around to breathe new life in, i'm so thankful for a good weekend with them and miss steve already (stupid busy spring musical/teaching piano lessons/singing all day on sunday schedule). it's going to be a longggggg week!

it's tough being a baby

here are some exhausted amelie pictures--praise the Lord for naptime because mama definately takes advantage of it (by sleeping!) everyday! i hope they never end...
anyways, we had a wonderful weekend--it's been a huge blessing to have steven home saturday and sunday! it's been a few weeks since we've had him all to ourselves and we enjoyed every second of it! now if only we can survive till june when we can have him to ourselves again! yay for daddy!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

aw, almost like a person

so here's a picture of amelie hugging the monkey at the zoo--she loves that stuff! anyways, i decided to put that picture up b/c i have no relevant picture for amelie's latest milestone.
for the last two weeks my sweet little baby has gone from using phrases to conversing in complete sentences ("complete") with me. sometimes now she'll use 2 or 3 sentences in a row and it totally blows my mind. where did the time go? and when did my baby become a little girl? God is soo good, i'm glad she's growing and learning and that she's stringing together some words, it's a good thing. i love that kid, seriously, i can't stress that enough!


amelie and i were lucky enough to get to go to the zoo today with our good friends megan and josh. it was overcast and we were nervous it was going to rain but it turned out to be perfectly cool and breezey without being cold--and no sun beating down on us, it was fabulous! here are a few pictures of us enjoy the zoo--yay for summer!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

it's coming...

only 14 more teaching days for me and i can't hardly wait to be done! i love teaching art but i love being home all week long with amelie a whole lot more! woo hoo! here's what baby weber is doing this week!

Week 17
Your Baby's Development

As your pregnancy progresses, your baby's first feces are starting to build up in her bowels. Called meconium, this sticky substance is made up of dead cells, digestive juices, and swallowed amniotic fluid. Meconium is usually not excreted until after birth, although occasionally Baby may release it into the amniotic fluid before delivery.

Baby is now almost five inches long and weighs about four or five ounces. She is firmly anchored via the umbilical cord to the placenta, which continues to grow with her. The placenta, which is now more than an inch thick, contains thousands of blood vessels that exchange nutrients and oxygen from your body to your baby.

Big happenings this week include:

Layers of fat are beginning to develop under the skin to help keep Baby warm and protect her after birth.
A rubbery skeleton continues to develop, although Baby's bones are still primarily cartilage, flexible enough to enable her to pass through the birth canal.
A protective coating called myelin is slowly beginning to cover Baby's spinal cord. This coating will help protect the cord for the rest of Baby's life.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

home sweet home

being home is always sweet but sweeter when daddy is here too! we miss him when he travels and can't wait till he gets home!

at least it isn't monday

today amelie and i got to travel with my husband, who is a music teacher, and his travelling/ministering choral group. they do such a nice job and amelie really enjoyed watching daddy play the piano and made sure to announce it loud enough that more then a few heads turned our way. he's out again with the group tonight so amelie and i are relaxing at home and relaxing always means blogging!

Friday, May 4, 2007

quality time

just a picture of amelie and steven hanging out. daddy's doing homework and amelie's watching pingu--what else is new? =-)

lil' baby weber

i can't wait to meet this little one! i'm sure it'll be totally worth the wait and the : nausea, uncontrollable gag reflex, tiredness, insomnia, forgetfulness, absentmindedness, and tight waistbands. ha!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

yay for summer!

so we finally got out to the park! it was a beautiful day and the park is right off the river so there was a great breeze. praise the Lord for good weather and friends to play with (and for mama to chat with!).

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

i'll keep my smartness to myself!

amelie is a closet counter....wait, i'm not sure that came out right. she only counts when no one is listening. she'll tempt you by starting off...1...2...3.. and then she'll change to nouns...ball...triangle...etc. so everyday when we walk down the stairs i count them out loud for amelie and sometimes she will count along, sometimes she wont. but the other day we were talking down the stairs and i was counting as usual and she was doing nonsense number 1....2....5...13....20...6 and by the time we got to the bottom i was up to 13 and she said, "14...15...16....17!"
it'a probably only a moment that a mama can appreciate but it feels good to know she's learning even when she says crazy things instead of the right answers. i love that kid, she surprises me everyday.