Friday, April 13, 2007

The Peanut Gallery

So yesterday was our 20 week sonogram. This means we are 1/2 way there! YAY! Since we're not finding out the sex of the baby, the technician had to ask us to look away from the screen from time to time so we didn't see something we were not supposed to. It was much more difficult for us both than we anticipated. I just kept thinking, If I just turn my head to the right, I can know the sex of my baby! Alas, we refrained, and the sex of Peanut Ballard is still unknown to all except the sonographer. I told her to beware, because my mom might try to track her down! While we were looking at Peanut, he was yawning real big and sucking down lots of fluid. I guess it was time to eat. It was fun to watch her reactions when we would poke my belly and it hit her in her head.

The doctor says everything is really healthy and there's not a thing that she's worried about.

Below is The Peanut Gallery. These are all of our sonogram photos from 8 to 20 weeks.

This is Peanut at 8 weeks. It's a bit tough to make out, but if you look closely, you can see a big round head and little bity body with short arms and legs. This is actually how Peanut got his name. While looking at this photo, my sister Courtney said she looked like a little peanut because her head is as big as her body. So, it stuck!

This is at 12 weeks. It's a surprisingly good photo considering it's only 4 weeks after the first one. You can make out his mouth and nose and everything!

This is one from yesterday. It's looking down at Peanut's face from the top.

This is the side view of Peanut's head. It looks like she's even making a kissing face. And you can see his hand in the backgound.

This is my very favorite. It's Peanut's teeny, tiny footprint. Look at the little toes! How cute! Don't you just want to kiss it?!
So things are progressing as they should. I feel great and Peanut is starting to kick so that I can feel it which is a good sign!
Thanks for all the love and support from friends and family. We can't wait to introduce you to Peanut once he/she arrives!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Thanks to some serious help from family members, we managed to get the hard labor for the nursert knocked out this weekend. And I must admit, I am very excited about. It really has turned out even cuter than I imagined. And thanks to the hard work of some other family members, we've ordered Peanut's furniture. It should arrive early June, giving us just enough time to finish everything else before Peanut's arrival!
Guess what?! I can sew! Who knew?

Daddy in his famous coveralls getting the first coat on the wall.

Kyle, Daddy & Lindsay figuring out how to get the border and chair rails up on the wall. Very clever, those three!

We've got the paint and border on the wall. And mom finished the valance which is hanging.

The hard work is done. Now we just have to get Peanut here!

Baby Bump!

In the spirit of documenting the many stages of pregnancy, we're taking pictures of my baby bump along the way! This first pic was taken at about 15 weeks. Not sure if you see it? Trust me, it's there!
This photo was taken last week at 19 weeks. You can't tell me you don't see growth in those four weeks!