Monday, October 17, 2011

Top 10 signs you know you're pregnant!

10.) You move into a new house with more room to accommodate the baby and all their belongings and you still don't have enough for room!

9.) Your center of gravity begins to shift and you trip, fall and run into walls.

8.) You seriously ponder the thought of investing in Charmin Toilet Paper and Tums because you use them so frequently.

7.) Your belly reaches a point where it should be mandatory to wear reflectors.

6.) You get your own personal party where "Ooooooos" and "Awwwwwws" echo throughout the room.

5.) Your belly plays a multi-functional role: It serves as a nurturing womb for baby, Table duster and a TV Tray!

4.) Suddenly everyone cares for you as if you have a disability.

3.) You begin to wonder if nine months without a menstrual cycle will be worth all the pain and suffering of labor.

2.) People begin to actually read the blog to keep up with the breaking baby news!

1.) You are more grateful and appreciative for the simple things in life. Things like not loosing your breath when doing the laundry, getting to sleep on your stomach, receiving back adjustments from Josh.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Baby Shower - Huntsville, TX

The weekend was full of excitement! We had special visitors from Minnesota - My Aunt Jenny and Cousin/God-Daughter Makayla. They were in town for my baby shower, which was hosted by my sister, Jackie.

The shower was magnificent! Summary of the Shower: good food, goofy games, amazingly delicious cake, fantastic fellowship and generous gifts!

Andrew's Mom, Grandmas and Great Grandmas

Baby Andrew and Me

Makayla and Me
Once we got home and Josh returned from the SHSU vs. SFA football game I updated him on the festivities that took place at the shower. Then he opened his gift from Jenny and Makayla - "Josh's Diaper Tool Kit". Looks like he is ready for some serious diapers!!!!!

Jenny was the official photograoher for the event... stay tuned for more pictures!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dr. Appt #7

Well... this appointment was pretty unproductive! I sat in the waiting area for about 25 minutes until my name was finally called. Did the usual... pee in a cup and weight. Then it was back to a private room where they took my BP (123/80). The Doctor came in checked the babies heart rate, confirmed that my glucose test results came back great and then asked if I had any questions. A few seconds late I was out of there... I was in the back for less than 10 minutes! That was a very expensive 10 minutes I'm sure. I guess I would rather be safe than sorry, but overall I have had a very smooth pregnancy... Mom and Baby are doing Great!

I will have two more appointments just like this one: 32 weeks and 34 weeks. After that it get's interesting!

In other baby news... This weekend marks my first Baby Shower!!! I am getting super excited!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

An Unexpected Blessing

Exciting news in the Elliott household! We received an unexpected blessing from the good Lord above!
Josh was offered a position at St. Luke's Hospital in The Woodlands. He will work as a Part Time Licensed Athletic Trainer. He works for the Hospital, but is doing contract work with Montgomery ISD. Right now he is working Monday and Tuesday evenings at Jr. High football games.

This new position definitely comes with its challenges since it's a new program, but the pay is worth it. Josh expects his first paycheck this week!!!!

Injury highlights so far: two sprained ankles, broken thumb, and one ambulance call. The ambulance wasn't for a serious injury... the kid's parents weren't at the game and he wouldn't stop whining. The coaches called the parents and they said to transport him to the hospital.

Our New Home

Josh and I have been searching for a new home over the past two months. We needed a little more space with a baby on the way and we wanted to get out of our current neighborhood (not exactly family friendly). We narrowed our search to some townhouses in Alden Bridge - The Woodlands, TX. Last weekend we finalized our decision... it was getting close to the end of our lease date in the apartments (October 31st). We selected a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhouse with a two car garage. It is about 1,550 square feet on a corner lot. The home was built in 1997, but has had some remodeling work done recently. New tile in the Kitchen/Dining Room, new carpet downstairs, 2 inch blinds in all windows, new AC unit, and energy star appliances. The rental includes all the kitchen appliances, but no washer and dryer. Not a problem at all because we have our own.

We will move in just a few short weeks; I will slowly be packing up the apartment throughout that time. The lease starts October 15th, but we will move the majority of our furniture and belongings on October 21st. I think we will be having a Move In Party that weekend... being seven months pregnant is no bueno when moving. We could use the help unpacking!

Our new address: 2 Timberstar St. The Woodlands, TX 77382. Here are some photos of the front of the house. We will post inside pictures after we get moved in.