Tuesday, October 27, 2009

8 Months Pregnant!

Well, here we are ... 32 weeks in! I can't believe I have been pregnant for 8 months! David and I were sitting around talking about how long I have been pregnant last night and we just couldn't believe where the time had gone. These next 8 weeks will fly by, I am sure. Although we are hoping she comes in 7 so we can actually spend Christmas in Tampa with our families, but this is the one time she actually gets to be in control in all her years of childhood! She better enjoy it now because I don't know when it will roll around again! :)

She moves like crazy and I can actually feel body parts poking out at me. Sometimes she rolls over so her back is poking the front of my belly. It is the most uncomfortable feeling because it feels like she is literally pushing so hard she might come out! With all her crazy movement, looks like she may take after her daddy. Oh the horror stories I have heard about David when he was a kid!! Please start praying for me NOW that she will not be as poorly behaved as my husband! :) (Love you honey!!)

I am very much enjoying being pregnant and don't want to wish these 8 weeks by too fast. This is the only time I get to be one with my little girl. It is such an amazing bonding experience. Although, having her here to hold will be the most precious thing I could ever imagine.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that well and full.
Psalm 139:13-14

Sunday, October 18, 2009

What a weekend!

Well, this was the first weekend David has had off in over a month! Those doctors sure do work a lot of hours! It was such a nice weekend to have David home especially with the weather finally cooling down! David loves the cold weather. I'm pretty much on the opposite side of the spectrum, but I must admit the weather this weekend was beautiful! I was outside in the 57 degree weather in short sleeves! Thanks for all the extra blood flow to make me warm, Cori!

We started our Friday evening off with a nice date to Chili's (we used a gift card of course!) Oh, how I love gift cards to Chili's, or to any restaurant for that matter that allow us to have a date night! :) Dinner was followed by Gator Growl, which was probably the best Growl I have ever been to! Usually I leave Growl a little disappointed, but this year was awesome! Dana Carvey was the comedian and did a tremendous job playing to both the student side and alumni side. The Jabbawockeez were there and had an outstanding performance. What an incredible group of dancers! They also walked in the Homecoming parade earlier in the day, which I walked in as well with my cheerleaders. As the cheerleaders and I were lining up to begin our walk, the entire Jabbawockee group walked by us and gave all of us high-fives. So cool! :) Growl closed out with a live performance from OAR, which was amazing! It took me right back to my college dorm room sophomore year (Well, Dave's dorm room actually!) I remember him and Dan playing OAR's hit, "Crazy Game of Poker" over and over again. It was such a great night with my hubby and live entertainment. Not to mention, the weather in the Swamp was so nice!

Jabbawockeez Performance!

OAR's Performance!

Saturday started with a little college game day and then the Gator/Arkansas game. Since we don't have student tickets this year (tear!) we were unable to attend the game, but it was nice watching it together at home. I was on the edge of my seat the entire game, trying not to throw things at the TV every time the Gators fumbled the ball (4 times by the way!!). Luckily a win is a win, but I did not like the way we got there! Oh, and by the way, Gary Danielson is the WORST college football announcer I have ever heard! Does he have something against the Gators or what? He could barely mumble anything nice about Florida. CBS needs to get some other commentator for the Gator games. I might throw something at him next time!

Not only did David and I get to spend time together relaxing this weekend, but we also did some work! Our good friends Lance and Lauren went out of town this weekend to a wedding in Kansas. Earlier in the month Lauren's parents called us about doing a "While you were out" makeover on Lance and Lauren's kitchen. It was so much fun! We put in new counter tops, tile back splash, a new sink & faucet, and new track lighting where the horrible florescent light once was. The best thing is that Lance and Lauren have NO IDEA! David and Lance have been talking about re-modeling both of our kitchens in the past few months, but neither thought it would ever come to fruition. Lucky for Lance and Lauren, their kitchen dreams have come true! They fly in from Kansas tonight and get back in town around midnight. I can't wait to hear their reaction!

To the left is the before - florescent lights, white counter tops, no back splash, old sick and faucet. To the right is the make over! Wow! It's amazing what a little lighting, color, and newness can do for a kitchen!

Let's take a closer look...
Old Sink!

New Sink!

Old Kitchen!

New Kitchen!

I just can't get over the new homey look and feel. We hope you like it Lance and Lauren! It's our turn next! :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall is here (I think!)

Yesterday morning I walked downstairs to let Maverick out. Much to my surprise when I opened the front door, a brisk chilly morning had come! I actually had to go back upstairs to get a jacket just to stand outside with Mav. It was such a nice change from the sweltering heat. But, like typical Florida weather, it warmed up to about 85 by the afternoon and this morning when I woke up it was definitely not as chilly. Fall is here, but I don't think the weather is going to be consistent just yet! Is it ever?!?

However, being that it was October 1st yesterday AND the chilly weather showed up, I decided it was time to decorate for fall! So, what did I do? Me and my big belly self went up in the attic to get all the fall decorations down. Oh, was that fun, but someone's gotta do it! :) Outside decorating is at a minimum because we live in a condo (oh, how I can't wait to have a YARD one day, but for now I'll choose contentment!). Check out the pictures below of some of my fun fall decorating festivities!

To the left is the big scarecrow sitting outside on the bush and to the right is the little scarecrow sitting next to the walkway by the front door.

I'd LOVE to go buy some big hay stacks and set up a little scarecrow farm, but that may be a few years down the road for me!

I love this center piece on our dining room table!

So, maybe there wasn't much decorating going on after all, but a little is better than none! I am just glad we are entering the holiday seasons of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. These are some of my favorite holidays of the year and at the conclusion of them this year will be the birth a newborn baby girl! Oh, how I can't wait! I did notice that I haven't put many pictures up of how my belly is growing and boy is it growing! Below is a picture of me at 28 weeks, which was this past Tuesday. For all of you folks that would rather know the months, that's 7 MONTHS! It's coming down to the wire here! :) I don't know how my belly is going to get much bigger, but I hear it's going to!

Until next time...
Danielle and Cori Belle