Sunday, November 22, 2009


Our pastor Matt had a great message today and really reminded me to be thankful for the tiniest things. We had some fun with our great friends Jared and Marcie and Derrick and Jenny (both of whom are also expecting) when we watched Marcie's copy of "In the Womb" and we watched the process of how a baby grows inside the womb from it's tiniest state to the moment of birth....which the guys were a little unprepared for to see up close and personal. We saw when it was just a tiny embryo and started to get eyes and had its little arm and leg buds and of course, Rowdy's favorite, the tail :-) Thankfully babies lose their tail somewhere around 7 weeks (I think/hope) but they are just the tiniest little miracles. We got to see our sweet miracle not once but twice this week in 3D and it is just the most amazing thing. It makes me all the more anxious to have Bella here and see her up close and study all her tiny little features that I know will be beautiful.

I'm in love with her tiny face

She has her leg crossed over her near, sometimes your foot is just your best friend

Smiling away

The umbilical cord kept getting in the way of her face but it's still pretty darn cute

Poking herself in the eye with her foot

Sunday, November 1, 2009

26 Weeks

Happy November! I can't believe I am actually saying that! I am 26 weeks pregnant now and about to exit the 2nd trimester and venture into the 3rd trimester, holy cow! We have been working on the nursery and furniture is in now, I love going in there, its so relaxing! Its nowhere near done but it actually looks like a nursery now with the furniture. Bella is getting very used to stretching her legs and punching her little arms. She is kicking around the clock now and its really fun to watch my belly dance around....strange....but fun. We have had a very busy few weeks and it doesn't look like November or December will really be any slower though I think I will be moving a little slower. Below are some pictures of nursery and other things we have been up to like our friend's Stephanie and Stephen's beautiful wedding, I will post some of Rowdy and I when I get them from my parents, we of course forgot our camera. Also, there will be a new belly pic soon, but for now, the other fun pics will have to do. Sleep is no longer my friend, I remember being frustrated in the first trimester because all I wanted to do was sleep. Now, my back has turned on me and sleep has become incredibly frustrating, how I miss being able to sleep like 10 hours in the first trimester! Also, Bella is going to have a lot of little friends by June of next year so it will be a fun, baby filled first 6 months of 2010 and I can't wait!

The new Motte's and sweet longtime friends :-)

More wonderful friends (and a lot of new little friends to be!)

Pumpkin carving with the girls

Looking into Bella's new room

Love the crib (thats the stroller blanket hanging over the edge)

Our first child trying out the crib, she was not too thrilled

She already has a lot of fun little things

Auntie Ashley and Auntie Erica already picked out some adorable outfits for her!

She is truly my daughter, her closet is already filling up!

Align CenterMy view, ummmm.....where did my feet go?