Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
In April, after being on the market for six days, we sold our house in Norman! The best part of it is...the new owners were kind enough to let us live here until we move in July...so we can rest easy as we finish up things in Oklahoma and welcome our little boy into the world.
I am now 38.5 weeks pregnant and if he doesn't decide to come before, we'll have a baby in our arms on Friday, June 11th! We couldn't be happier (even with the touch of nervousness we both have). Out lives are about to change dramatically, but we've heard that things only get better :)
In terms of pregnancy stats...there is not much new to report. He is still measuring on track; I feel good and can still exercise; sleep is becoming more difficult and the bathroom trips more frequent, ha ha; but, I have been blessed with a very pleasant (for the most part) pregnancy, and I couldn't be more thankful! It helps to have such an amazing husband taking care of me :)
Also in April and May, many sweet ladies hosted a few showers for us! We traveled to College Station and Clayton and then had a local shower in Norman. Everything was wonderful, and we are so thankful for the amazing friends we've been blessed with.
On our way to the shower in Clayton, we stopped in Amarillo for a final ultrasound (thanks to my mother-in-law). We got to see the baby in 4D and it was amazing -- so lifelike! With every ultrasound, the fact that we're about to be a family of three has become more real. While they said he was measuring large and could come as early as May 29th, he's still inside :)
And yes, we did finally decide on a name...Carter Thomas Fisk. Carter...obviously my maiden name (as I have my mom's maiden name). Thomas...after Saints Thomas More and Aquinas (patron saints of the parishes where Jeremy and I have grown in our faith together and excellent models of lives lived for Christ). We wanted both a family name and a biblical/faith-based name, so Carter Thomas it is!
As Friday draws near, it's difficult to imagine how much our lives will change. The emotions that come with adding a new life to our family, fueled by "the unknown," span the spectrum...yet, we are are extremely grateful for the blessing of a child and pray that parenthood only makes our love for each other and for others grow deeper. Next post....Baby Carter!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Measuring right were he should be.
Weight gain: 14 lbs.
And he is head down (praying he stays that way)!
That's all I've got.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
So, I’ll try to do a little recap of the last seven months:
In October, Jeremy and I found out that we are expecting a child…due June 17th! We couldn’t be happier to add a member to the family, and the past few months have definitely been centered on preparing for the baby and making some major life decisions accordingly.
At almost 17 weeks:
We were able to make a trip to San Antonio right after we got the news to celebrate my college roomate Stephanie's beautiful marriage to Jarrett.
In December, we were told that the little one is a boy! How much fun it will be to have a little guy running around the house…and hopefully a big brother to a sister someday. December was also the last month of my short tenure at Mary Abbott Children’s House. While a wonderful organization that is so desperately needed, it wasn’t the best fit for me emotionally. So, with the support of an amazing husband, I retired early (VERY early).
Our first Christmas tree as a married couple:
Eggnog might become a Christmas tradition:
First Christmas together:
In January, we took an early “babymoon.” In the middle of what seemed to be the coldest winter for us in a long time, we went to sunny Scottsdale, AZ for a few days. While there we managed to get a round of golf in (Jeremy playing, me keeping score), cheer the Horned Frogs on in the Fiesta Bowl, go on daily hikes, shop a little, and just relax in our beautiful surroundings.
I also got to spend a girls weekend in Dallas with two of my best friends from college (Lindsay and Erin) who are also pregnant!!
Since then, Jeremy has been hard at work on his thesis in a geophysics master’s program, and I have been a stay-at-home-mom in waiting. What a blessing it has been to have this time to see Jeremy more and to be able to do little things here and there to support him through this busy time with school. He will complete his master’s degree sometime between May and August of this year.
In March, Jeremy and I made a decision that will shape our future together. Rather than continue with a PhD in geophysics here at OU, we have decided to move back to where I was raised (Clayton, NM) and join my dad, mom and brother in the ranching business. It will be a big change for both of us, being that I haven’t lived there since high school, and Jeremy hasn’t lived in the country before. But we think it will be a wonderful place to raise a family and grow even closer as husband and wife. We’ll be working together daily and enjoying the closeness to our Creator that a life in agriculture can bring. Plus, we’ll be so much closer to both sides of our family – such a huge blessing for us! Moving plans aren’t finalized, but we hope to be in New Mexico by the first of August.
Finally, we’ve put our house on the market here and hope to have a buyer before we leave.
Attached are some progression pics of the pregnancy. If I can keep this up, expect posts of our final appointments with the baby doctor and updates on our move. Again, this will be more of a memory book for us than anything else, so hopefully I can do a better job . Love and blessings!