Sunday, February 28, 2010

Its a GIRL!!!

I am excited to say that we are having a girl! Her name (which we have changed our minds last minute...just like we did with Colin) will be Carly Erin Stapleton. The name just fits!

I have to say I am WAY more excited about having a girl than I thought I would be. I never thought I wouldn't be excited. I knew I'd be happy either way. But I am just kind of surprised how into this "girl thang" I am getting. I bought 2 of the stinkin cutest outfits at Target after our dr.'s appointment and was sad that we didn't have enough money to buy matching shoes and hairbows too! haha. It was really fun to look at all that with Jeff. He actually kind of got into too. It was interesting to see what he liked/didn't like.

Carly was VERY cooperative with showing us know. She was spread eagle and unashamed! I usually am not very good at "reading" sonograms, but as soon as the picture popped up I said, "Thats a girl, isn't it!?!" She said, "99% sure....she's wide open!" I almost posted the anatomy picture on facebook, but Jeff thought it "inappropriate to post his daughter in that way." I thought that was funny that he said that.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow pictures and a few other things

We were without power for a little over 12 hours so we spent our "snow day" of no school with Jenni and Tim. We played in the snow at ETBU. check out my facebook album at...

Jeff's parents are coming today and Jeff's dad is going to be installing a sprinkler system this coming up week. Its going to be a nasty job with the ground being so wet and with melting snow. YUCK!

And.....I am so excited to say that we have settled on names (yes! even a boy one!) Or atleast the way Jeff worded it was, "That will be the name unless I think of something else." I think he just doesn't like to officially commit until its really really time to! haha. Anyway, if it is a girl her name will by Sydney Erin Stapleton (same initials as me!). If its a boy it will be Jacob Wade Stapleton (same initials as Jeff!) But we would call him Jake all the time. I am really excited about those names. We had our boy names narrowed down to Jake or Brady. I really do like Brady, but for some reason Jake just seems to fit with our family. AND....when we talk about it Colin perks up and starts saying Jacob and Jake (actually he pronounces it "shacob" and "shake."

2 more weeks and then we will know if I have a Sydney or a Jake in my belly! Who knows, Jeff may totally change his mind and think of a new name when we find out! That is what happened with Colin. We decided that his name was going to be Riley if it was going to be a boy and then when we had the sono Jeff changed his mind and said, "colin." It just stuck!

And, I don't know if anyone will do this, but in honor of Valentines Day I want you to leave a comment telling me how you met and how long you have been with your spouse/significant other and your favorite thing about him/her! I leave the first one. Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Simple Woman's Daybook

FOR TODAY Monday, February 11, 2010...

Outside my window...lots of snow! and hopefully more snow coming tonight!

I am remembering...a valentines day when jeff and i were dating that it snowed. we went to the church we attended at the time and played in the field. fun times.

I am thankful for...a mudroom off our backdoor. we played in the snow today and it was nice to come and strip off the wet clothes without making a mess in the rest of the house.

I am creating...valentine cards tonight for my class and for colin's class at daycare. IF we have school tomorrow I will have a class party and then leave to go to colin's class party at 4:00. Excited that I will be able to go!

I am sit on my butt tonight

I am reading...To Live is Christ by Beth Moore and my mom finally brought Forgotten God by Francis Chan that I will try to start reading in my so called free time.

I am hoping...there is no school tomorrow! or atleast late arrival.

On my mind...boy or girl?

From the learning rooms... i am loving teaching writing with my kiddos! i have loved watching them develop writing skills over time and love how some of them are starting to add some creativeness to their writing.

Noticing that... this baby is moving more and more. really love that!

Pondering these words..."If Jesus gives us a task or assigns us to a difficult season, every ounce of our experience is meant for our instruction and completion if only we'll let Him finish the work. I fear, however, that we are so attention-deficit that we settle for bearable when beauty is just around the corner. - Beth Moore

From the kitchen... dominoes pizza!

Around the house... The Office is on, jeff is next to me watching it, tim is watching it, jenni is showing colin pictures of clip art puppies and he is laughing hysterically.

One of my favorite things... a clean kitchen

From my picture journal... my C-man in the snow!

Monday, February 1, 2010

pregnancy survey.....because I feel like it.

Height?5 foot 3
Pre-pregnancy weight?enough. lol.
About The Father
Height?5 foot 9
Are you still together?always
About Your Pregnancy
Is this your first pregnancy?no. second
When did you find out you were pregnant?Oct. 30th
Was it planned?yes
What was your first reaction?my heart was racing and
i instantly called jeff's name
Who was with you when you found out?jeff
Who was the first person you told?after jeff, we called our moms
How did your parents react?my mom gasped and asked
if she could tell jan who
was with her at the time.
jeffs mom was mad that
she couldn't scream
because we called
her at work.
How far along are you?17 weeks
What was your first symptom?missed cycle
What is your due date?July 13th
Do you know the sex of the baby?will find out on Feb. 26th!
If so, what is it?either one would be SO great!
Have you picked out names?Sydney Erin or Leah Joanne
for a girl,
still debating on the
boy names.
possibly Cooper or Carson?
I'm still rootin for Grant though!
Just wish jeff liked it.
If so, what are they?oh....see above.
How much weight have you gained?about 5 pounds
Do you have stretch marks?just some leftover ones
from 1st pregnancy
Have you felt the baby move?just a little
Have you heard the heartbeat?yes!
About the birth
Will you keep the baby?absolutely!
Home or hospital birth?hospital
Natural or medicated birth?medicated
Who will be in the delivery room with you?jeff and the grandmas
Will you breastfeed?not sure yet.
Do you think you'll need a c-section?i hope not.
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time?probably
What's the first thing you might say to him/her?hi!
Would you let someone videotape the birth?only if I was the ONLY
one to see it.