Monday, September 3, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
and we had a great time celebrating another year of his life.
And the family.
The next night we went to the Brave's home opener
thanks to a gift from Ramsay, Rush's sister.
It officially feels like Spring!
All in all, we had a great time celebrating!
I am so thankful to have spent another birthday with you. I feel so blessed to be your wife. You make me so proud every single day and I am so glad that you are the leader of our family. You make me a better person, you lift me up, and you always give me a reason to smile. On your birthday, I always tell you that "this year will be the best one yet" and this one is no different. I can't wait to see you as a father. Jack is such a lucky little boy to have you as a daddy. I can't wait to see you back in your element in East Asia. I can't wait to see all that you can accomplish in the next year. You are an incredible man and you deserve to be celebrated!
I love you!
Oh the baby bump! At Easter, I was a little over 23 weeks.
You know you're starting to show when your grandfather bursts into spontaneous laughter as you enter a room. He assures me that he wasn't making fun of me, but that he was just genuinely that happy to see me. Sure... Not that I blame him. I am continually becoming more of a sight to see.
I started my Easter Sunday observing the ninth grade girls Sunday School class at First Baptist for a seminary paper. I started going to First Baptist in the ninth grade and still treasure all of the friendships that I made there. I couldn't help but get a little nostalgic. Instead of heading to the worship service afterwards, I spent my time in the nursery with the bed babies. I love working in the nursery with my mom and I especially love the extra practice.
After church, we all went to my Aunt Sylvia's house for good food, fellowship, and the annual egg hunt.
This picture makes me laugh (notice the top right corner)... What Ben lacks in observation skills, he certainly makes up for in cuteness.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Last week, Rush and I got to go for our 20-week appointment.
The 20-week appointment also meant that we would finally have a real glimpse of our sweet baby and we could finally answer the question: Boy or Girl?
This was Rush’s early morning excited face before we left for the appointment.
And we’re naming him Jack Warren Stuart!
Rush picked out the name and I really like it. I had two qualifications: something short and something masculine. Jack covers those bases quite nicely.
We absolutely loved seeing him on the ultrasound. At that point, I hadn’t even felt him move, so to see our lively and very healthy little guy was quite a relief. The ultrasound tech said that he looked perfect.
He’s a stubborn one, just like his daddy. The ultrasound tech kept trying to get us a really pretty profile picture and Jack wasn’t budging. He was apparently quite comfortable in the position he was in. The tech pushed on my stomach pretty forcefully several times to get him to move and, at one point, baby Jack came up swinging. Maybe he has a future in boxing…
Jack also tried a few times to put his foot in his mouth and, when that wouldn’t work, he just decided that his hand would have to do.
I am so anxious for another 20 weeks to go by so I can meet my sweet little boy!
We had some family over that night to share the big news and there is one little boy that is particularly excited about having a boy baby cousin.