39 Weeks and expecting a Big Ole Boy!

September 12th, 2008

It’s Friday, September 12 and I am a round and ripe 39 weeks pregnant!  We had an appointment at the specialist’s office yesterday to do what they call a Growth Scan, which is an ultrasound where they do all sorts of measurements of the baby’s head, belly, thigh bone and arm bones to determine an approximate size and weight.  Josh is coming in hot at 8 pounds, 6 ounces, with a margin of error close to half a pound.  So, it looks like when he comes out, he’ll be somewhere between 8 and 9 pounds.  No sweat!

I’m still out and about almost everyday…driving to doctor’s appointments , going to the grocery store, shopping and walking around.  My feet swell pretty bad and I don’t move super fast, but I’m getting around, which keeps me in good spirits.

Travis took me on our last fancy dinner date on Sunday.  We got dressed up and went out to the TPC Sawgrass and had a fantastic dinner.  I was able to stick pretty well within my diet, with the exception of a delicious piece of chocolate pie that we split.  It was so great to get out and just feel like a married couple again and not scared expectant parents. Travis has some pictures we took that night posted below.

We hope you are all enjoying life as summer winds down, college football season gets geared up and the weather (hopefully) starts cooling off a bit.  Please keep us in your prayers.  We are hopeful that Josh will come on his own accord in the next few days.  If not, the doctors will schedule an induction or C-section by next Thursday, the 18th, which is his due date and we’d sure rather go the natural route.

Love to you all.  Crisi

37 weeks and ITCHING for delivery!

August 28th, 2008

It is Thursday, August 28 and today marks Joshua reaching full term, meaning that he can safely come any time now.  Crisi feels pretty confident that he is a “September baby” and won’t be making his appearance until after Labor Day, but there are certainly skeptics among our family and friends.   They might be right if she keeps pushing herself like she has been.  For instance, she mowed the lawn yesterday in the 85 degree heat.  I’m pretty sure all the neighbors think I’m quite a slave driver after seeing her out there.

We’re very anxious to meet the Jellybean and Crisi is literally ITCHING to have him out of her.  Her belly itches all the time as her skin is stretching to accomodate his growing size and movement into the birth canal.  She’s using every lotion, oil, body butter and cold pack she can get her hands on to try to alleviate the itch, but sometimes it just seems like a losing battle.  But that appears to be the most major complaint, so I think we’re in good shape.

The tests they do at the specialist’s office twice a week are all consistently coming back perfect and he looks like a healthy, active baby.

As we get down to these last few days and weeks, we’re getting the camera out more and more.  I’ve posted some pictures of our recent day trip around some of our favorite haunts in Saint Augustine, as well as a couple of Crisi’s belly around the house.

We hope you all are doing fantastic and we’ll continue to update more frequently as we get closer to the big day!


Week 25

June 4th, 2008

Today is June 5, and we are at the 25 Week mark.  The baby is doing well and growing fast.  He’s kicking up a storm and we can feel him easily on the outside of the belly.  We are into the nursery decoration now.  We have our furniture and the crib should be showing up today.   But we still have to pick out the colors and get the room painted.  Everything is moving pretty quick now!  Here’s a picture of Cris’ belly.

We hope you are all well.  – Travis and Cris

Week 25 Belly

The baby is kicking!!!! PLUS pictures from Makaela’s 30th Birthday!

May 27th, 2008

We’ve hit a new landmark with the jellybean – he’s kicking away at mommy now. It took a while for me to feel him because of the position of my placenta, but he’s making up for lost time now. Travis even felt him Saturday morning. It was a little disarming…I was just laying down and started feeling these little spasms every once in a while. It took me a little while to finally put together what I was feeling. ( I even had to call my mom for confirmation.) And, of course, my belly is growing everyday. It seems that I’m hungry all the time, and while sometimes I just need a snack, sometimes I eat more food in one sitting than I ever thought possible! The Florida heat is starting to get to me a little bit when I’m out and about, but so far I’m handling it ok. So far, the whole pregnancy has been going great!

Over Memorial Day weekend, we celebrated Trav’s sister Makaela’s 30th birthday. We headed over to Trav’s Mom’s house on Sunday for dinner, presents and cake. Makaela is also preggers (about 30 weeks) and we got some great pictures of all of us, including her adorable 3 year old, Lucas. We hope you’re all doing great and we’d love to hear from you. Take care!