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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

1. I'm grateful for the different programs the military has...I went to a Bundles For Babies class on Tues and at the end they give you a bag of baby items worth about $75 - that sure is nice to have!

2. I'm grateful Kayla's surgery for her tubes went well and she bounces back pretty quickly. Later that day we went to the bowling alley for a quick dinner and then some bowling. 10 frames is just a bit long for her attention span, but she still had fun.

3. I'm grateful for the free movie that was playing on base yesterday. Joe and Kayla met Jim and Katelyn at the theater to see Alvin and the Chipmunks (and a nice father/daughter date!). Both girls really enjoyed the movie and were up dancing and singing too.

4. While the guys were at the movies with the kids I was at Jennifer's house for my baby shower. I'm grateful Jennifer organized this and we had such a fun time. Although I have saved almost everything from when Kayla was a baby, it is nice to get some new things for this baby.

Sue and I trying to figure out all the candy bars that comprise this "poopy" diaper


Cute sleeper!


One of my friends made this "diaper cake" filled with all sorts of goodies


This cake looked almost too pretty to even cut up, almost, knowing there was a raspberry filling inside sealed the deal!


5. I'm grateful that I'm 36 weeks today! 36 weeks! I can't believe I'm in the "home stretch" now - it really doesn't feel like we're this close to having another baby. Maybe that's because we haven't done much for preparations! I've had some requests for recent belly pics...so here they are!






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46 comments:

Beth said...

Those are awesome pictures - and I love that Kayla is "loving" your belly too! She'll be a GREAT big sister. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you reach "home base"!!!
~Beth~

StephthefutrRxDr said...

Adorable pics. I did my first grains of gratitude post today too! I have a cute story for you, me and my husband met my family this weekend at a hotel in Tunica and of course I got to see my sister Janice who has Ds. Well I was using the internet in their room and it projects on the TV and I decided to pull your blog up because I had told my parents about Kayla and how cute, smart, etc she is. When Janice saw her picture on the screen she said "is that me?" LOL we all thought that was soooo cute that she thought Kayla was her when she was a little girl. It was so cute.

amy said...

you really are in the home stretch! Wowsers

LauraJ said...

you are just one beautiful pregnant lady! my goodness! Those pictures were very lovely. And all those happy goodies!
4 Weeks!! 4 Weeks and counting!! I'm wondering msyelf where has the time gone??

Karen said...

Fabulous pics..I so wish I'd looked as good as you when I was pregnant. Now that I am planning my son's birthday party on 22nd Feb (actual birthday 21st), I think of how many weeks you have left - he was born when I was 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Exciting!!

That cake looked amazing. Alvin and the Chipmunks was a cute movie, I took my son recently.
xx

Me said...

They are really sweet pics! :) Kayla looks really excited in those. :) Also that cake looks so good!! :)

Trace

annie said...

Lots of great things to be thankful for! You have a very cute pg belly!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

Aww I love your belly! SO cute! I always wanted to be one of those cute pregnant moms... oh well! LOL

Renee's Reading Corner said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Glad things are going so well. Can't believe it's so close to baby time! Have a wonderful week.

Corey~living and loving said...

oooooooooo so much to be grateful for.
Darling pics. surely those to be cherished.

Katie said...

What beautiful pictures, and you look amazing! I looked like death on legs at 36weeks!
YAY! Not long now :)
xxoo

Michelle said...

I love the belly pics!

And my own gratitude - I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog this past fall & opened up a world of blogs with beautiful children with DS. Sorry I'm such a minimal commenter lately - but I'm still reading!

O Mama Mia said...

Oh I am licking my screen for that cake!!! {{droooooooool}}
You look FAB & oh so cute with that little basketball of a belly!!

Much More Than a Mom said...

You look fabulous! I can't believe you're that close already!

Anonymous said...

Your baby shower looked like it was fun, relaxing and beautiful!! Beautiful because Of Jennifer hosting the party for you!!! and having wonderful friends... Loved the pics of you and belly and Kayla.. Michelle you are Beautiful!! That was nice that Joe/Kayla and Jim/Katelyn had a great time watching the "free" movie, "alvin and the chipmunks!! It does not seem possible in just a few more weeks and you will be holding a precious bundle in your arms... :) a family of Four!!! Love to you all.... Love mom/grandma

Christina said...

Oh Michelle, I love those belly shots! I wish I had gotten some when I was prego but I was so uncomfortable with how I looked I never bothered! I can't believe in just about 4 weeks you'll have another baby! I wonder if she/he will have those beautiful blueberry eyes as well!?

rylie's mom said...

Beautiful pictures! Looks like you got some nice things for the new baby! Wow-36 weeks,what an exciting time!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

WOW 36 weeks already.

What a great cake. Sounds like a great week.

HUGS!

Kerry said...

I love your Grains for Gratitude... it always perks me up. What great pics!! I can't believe you are so close... you better have a laptop so you can keep blogging from the hospital ;)

Kerry said...

I love your Grains for Gratitude... it always perks me up. What great pics!! I can't believe you are so close... you better have a laptop so you can keep blogging from the hospital ;)

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Great pictures! The cake looked so yummy, too!

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Princess Morgan said...

Great, great pictures!!! You look beautiful! What a pretty cake. Yum!! I am so excited for you guys. I pray for a safe delivery & healthy baby. Kayla will be such a great big sis! She is so precious!

Kacey Bode said...

You look so great!! Kayla is going to be such a sweet big sister!!

rachel said...

thank you for sharing. that little one will be in your arms before you know it!

Cheri said...

Look how pretty you are!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

What a great GOG! Glad Kayla's tubes went well and that your week was a good one. That cake was adorable!
The belly pix are too cute. You are the cutest pregnant lady I've ever seen!
Have a blessed week ahead :)

smileymamaT said...

AWwwWWWwwwWWW!

Bet Kayla can't wait to see that baby... what nice friends you have, and what nice little baby things!
Chocolate bar poopy diaper - funny! If only they all smelled that good, LOL!

Mayhem And Miracles said...

Your cake was gorgeous!!! Love that and all the fun photos. It seems like your pregnancy has flown by.

camille said...

You look so great! Wow only 4 more weeks to go, I can't believe it!

Tanya said...

Love the pictures! Kayla is going to be a great big sister :) My MIL makes diaper cakes too - they're always so cute.

Every minute counts.... said...

I am so glad that things are going well. Can't wait to "meet" the new baby!!

Noel

Tara said...

Fantastic pictures! Can't believe that baby will be here before we know it. I love your grains of gratitude posts. They are so uplifting.

By the way, is there any cake left? That looked wonderful!!!!

Linda said...

What a great post - the pictures are great Michelle. It is such fun getting all those brand new baby things. It somehow finally makes it all seem "real".
You look wonderful. I'm so thankful everything is going so well.

Sue said...

I love your belly pics. How fun to get time for a shower. Baby stuff is so much fun. I can't believe you're 36 weeks already!!!

Killlashandra said...

What a wonderful baby shower! Raspberry filling does sound super tasty. All your pictures are great. It's nice to see pregnant pictures, somehow after the baby is born it's easy to forget about the pregnancy part. My mom told me that once and went out of her way to make sure there were a few pictures of my pregnant because there were certainly none of her pregnant with me or my brother.

Shelley said...

Oh they are such wonderful photoes - you and Kayla look so happy and relaxed. I can't wait to 'meet' the baby!!

jessica said...

Wow! I can't believe you're 36 weeks! I thought my pregnancy went by fast... your's has flown by (at least for me, lol!)

mom2noah said...

How precious, I absolutely loved the pictues of Kayla and baby to be. You in the home stretch, I'll be thinking of you and praying for comfortable & safe delivery real soon.

JennaG said...

I love all your pictures, Michelle. They are just great--I love pregnancy pictures. I'm so glad that Joe is back, and I can hardly wait to see your new little one--it won't be long. I know you guys are so excited.

Megan's got 47 said...

What GREAT pics to have! Sounds like you have a lot to be grateful for. Sounds like a fun filled weekend.

chelle said...

awww so precious! 36 weeks wow! Where has the time gone!?!? Are you excited!??!? It is so amazing (exhausting) but so so wonderful!

amy flege said...

oh michelle this belly shots are so precious! you look great, by the way! I cant believe you are 36 weeks already! were has the time gone?????i am getting boy vibes for some reason!! maybe we should get a poll going for you!!!

mum2brady said...

Michelle - the pics are gorgeous and the shower looks like so much fun! I'm so excited for your new addition - can't wait to find out what it is and what you name your new little one! Sooo exciting! I love newborns - they are my favorite, and it lasts such a short time! Kayla will be a wonderful big sister :) Thanks for sharing your gratitudes each week!

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Those pictures ARE gorgeous!!! I am so excited for you. And that shower - how fun! Isn't it great to have friends and people who love you? That cake looks beautiful!!! And the poopy diaper thing - how funny. But what I wanna know is, did you have to eat the candy bars?

Jen said...

I think you look absolutely beautiful. You really look great.

And that cake....love it...and raspberry filling...your killing me....yum!

Conny said...

What a precious Mommy & Daughter Shot! And you look so pretty!!! Can't believe the baby will be there any time soon!!!!