Thursday, April 27, 2006

I'm 20 weeks today!












These pictures were taken by the great Dr. Troy M. Nunley, otherwise known as Troy or my hubby. These were taken today, Thursday, April 27, 2006, shortly after my doctor's appointment. As of today, I am 20 weeks pregnant (5 months pregnant)!

Whoo hoo! I'm half way through the pregnancy. Time has flown by, to be sure. The 5 month mark is supposed to be yet another milestone in pregnancy.

By the number of pictures posted on here, you might think I'm mighty proud or something like that. The only thing about which I'm proud is that the little baby girl and I have made it this far. I am VERY proud and delighted to be carrying our child!

Otherwise, I'm feeling a bit self-conscious looking at these pictures (okay, I feel fat and blubbery), but many family members and close friends asked to see recent, pictures of me . . . pregnant. Christine (CCP), these pictures are dedicated to you (she's been asking incessantly about seeing pregnancy pictures of me); so, here you are, dear friend.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

lilies

Last May (May 2005), when my parents came to attend Troy's PhD graduation from the University of Missouri, in Columbia, Missouri - Daddy brought lilies in a pot for me. Well, after laying dormant for the winter, it is blooming once again! These are the first two flowers to bloom. The leaves are only just coming out. Aren't they gorgeous?
Thanks, Daddy!

happy birthday manda!


Today is Manda's birthday. Happy birthday Manda! She came over to snag some of Lily's Zucchini & Leek With Ground Turkey Soup (see my Pregnant Women and Babies blog for the recipe) that I had set aside for her hubby and her. She was gracious enough to let me snap some photographs of her. She's sporting one of her new tops, provided to her by family for her birthday. I cherish our friendship, and I'm glad the Lord has placed you in my life.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

baby stuff from rhonda

A friend of mine, Rhonda, came by to pick me up this afternoon. Like me, she's expecting. But, her little one, Maverick, is due to come into the world much sooner, in about six weeks.

Our plan was to go to Children's Orchard, a store that sells mainly secondhand baby's clothing.

When she came over, Rhonda was bearing gifts. Thanks Rhonda. You're so sweet.


This is a sweet little onesie and socks she got for our little munchkin.


She also gave me this little number for when munchkin is a little bigger.


Rhonda gave me an extra boppie she had.
This will definitely come in handy, whether for sitting or for feeding.
You're amazing Rhonda.

Rhonda also gave me an extra pregnancy pillow thing-ee. I'll definitely find a use for it. Thank you so much for all that stuff. You're so considerate.

on our front porch

This creature was on our front porch this past Sunday, April 23, when our friends, Manda & Johnny, came over for a visit.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

church picnic

Troy and I went to our church picnic for a couple of hours today. The picnic was hosted by our church, First Church of the Nazarene, McAllen. Very toasty was the weather. The only genuine distraction from the heat, for me, was taking pictures. The people were quite friendly. But, the heat, especially with my pregnancy, seemed almost intolerable.

As I was snapping away loads of pictures, all around, left and right, people wondered if I was a hired photographer. One person asked whether I was a professional photographer, I think. Don't I wish? Anyways, I had a lot of fun taking pictures of people. Taking them candid was a challenge. Here are some of the fifty or so pictures I took.



Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Stuff for the Baby!

This past Friday, April 14, Troy and I bought clothes, for the first time, for our little one.





This is a little onesie with a skirt attached to it that we purchased at J.C. Penney, on sale!
















This is an outfit we purchased, also on Friday, at Gymboree. Every item - hat, shirt, and shorts - was on sale. Isn't it cute?















Johnnie & Manda


Our good friends, Manda and Johnny, came over for dinner this past Sunday (April 16), and they were so sweet to bring an Easter basket with them. In the basket were some of the usual Easter goodies - candy. But, one item in the basket was more unique - newborn slippers!









Then, yesterday (Mon., April 17, 2006), Troy and I got a Priority Mail package from Christine and Ted Poston. In it was a lovely baby card and a 3-pack of Gerber sleep 'n play everyday essentials, for 0-3 months. How cute!











We have such sweet and considerate friends! Thank you so much for thinking of us. We love you all.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

I Have Started Our Baby Registries

I got loads of help from one of best friends, Christine, in jump starting my baby registry. The bigger ticket items are all on Babies R Us. So far, hubby and I are registered at Babies R Us and Target. Both of the registries were started online with a "Baby Bargains" book (by Denise & Alan Fields) on hand! Woo hoo!

Babies R Us
Target.com

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My 18 week sonogram

This are pictures taken at my 17 weeks and 5 days sonogram, done today. This was so amazing, considering the last time hubby and I saw our little one was in January. And, back then, all we could see was a little thing the size of a morsel of hair, not even as big as a rice grain. Today, we saw a load of stuff . . . head, eyes, nose, neck, spinal cord, butt, stomach, arms, legs, and the heart (with its chambers). This is, to us, evidence that God exists.


The top image is the baby upside down. You can see one arm and one leg hanging down. I can't remember what's in the second image. A head and some other stuff?



The top one shows her head on the left side. Her backside is towards the top. You can see her breast bones and spinal cord. The bottom image looks like a head and body shot.



The top image is a butt shot. That one was the last picture the sonographer took. Looks like it's a girl. But, given how small she is, the sonographer is not absolutely certain. The bottom image is a picture, I think, of the heart.