Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Dear Adaleigh,

Its mommy, Today is December 14th, 2011. If you don't know yet, I think you are the most amazing, beautiful, little girl that I have never met. You are so special to me. I love spending every moment of every day with you. Your kicks can make me smile, laugh, cringe, double over, gasp for air, or most of all just adore you more. Your daddy still thinks your kicks are weird or cool, but if only for a moment he could feel that special bond we have and the way you communicate to me with your movements.

 Every morning when I wake up I rub my belly and tell you good morning, because I know how special each moment can be and how short life is. I have never wanted anything more than I have wanted you. Your daddy, and I and a lot of special people have been praying for you before you were ever conceived. We can not wait to meet you in a few weeks. Thank you for bringing so much joy to our lives.

I think about you every day and wonder what you will look like. Will you have my eyes or daddies smile? What color is your hair? Is it curly or straight? All I know is that you will be beautiful and we will love everything about you.

Please stay in a few more weeks and then come out on your own! We are praying for a healthy mom healthy baby and a non medicated childbirth. Can not wait to meet you hold you squeeze you and kiss you. You are the best thing that ever happened to us. Love you more than you will ever know.

-Love you sweet princess Adaleigh Raine!

New Mexico Life Update!

We love New Mexico, and absolutely love being a family again. Being at home with Rob is such a blessing and I Cherish every moment we are together as a family.

I miss my mom and dad, but know that this is where the Lord wants us to be right now. We are very grateful for everything our families have done to support us in this journey.

New Mexico is very different than Florida. Some of my favorite things: People are nicer, Doesn't rain everyday, Looking out my window just to see the beautiful mountains, Enough snow to make it feel like winter without having to shovel the driveway, Living on base and feeling safe walking around the neighborhood.
Things I miss about Florida: My amazing friends, family and church family, having the beach around the corner (even though I never really went).

Rob is enjoying his job and all the new experiences he is having, and I really love getting to be a housewife, and can not wait to bring home the new addition to our family.

Growing Like a Weed!! 32 Weeks!

32 Weeks!

Wednesday December 14, 2011

How Far Along: 32 Weeks 4 days

Baby's Size: Squash ~18.5 inches (head to foot) around 3.5-4 lbs.

Symptoms: Burping? Uncomfortable at times, Sleepy, Lazy, Moody, Carpal Tunnel
Sleep: Carpal tunnel is super painful at night I always end up sleeping on my hand and that wakes me up as it is painful. I am a lot more tired and seem to be falling asleep faster.
Belly Size: I think I just realized I am getting close to having a baby. My belly is growing like a weed as the Dr. Said. We are measuring 2 weeks a head at 34 weeks.
Maternity Clothes: My shirts just don't fit right anymore, so I put on a tank top first to keep my belly from peaking out from underneath.
Food Cravings: I have had two cravings once each. Green apple with salt and salad with creamy Italian dressing. 

Gender: Still a Girl!

Movement: She is still very active. Likes to put her booty in my ribs so I cant sit right. I think she will be very long as she is constantly digging her heals in my side. All the ultrasounds show her with her legs stretched out and ankles crossed ( glad one of us is comfy). I love every second of feeling her kick and punch me from the inside and know I will miss it.

What I miss: Being comfortable while driving and having my hands not hurt all the time.

What I'm Looking Forward to this Week: Going to meet our Doula and tour the hospital!