Sunday, August 25, 2013

photos from my last day of pregnancy

Having a scheduled c-section for tomorrow means I can take time to photograph my belly on my last day of pregnancy!
I'm so glad I ran into Sheila at church & was able to get a photo of our bellies!  I've known Sheila since Elementary School & we've been friends ever since.  Sheila has two sons & is pregnant with her first daughter, due just a few weeks after me.  I'm super excited to have little girls so close in age!

Amy took this photo of me & Kenton!

After church, we ate lunch at my parents' house.

My brother-in-law, Aaron's, sister is due soon with her second son.  Had to get a photo of our bellies too!

Later, at home, my mom requested that we replicate some photos from my baby book (I need to post some copies of those photos!).  My mom wore this maternity top on the day before I was born & has photos of my big sisters, Becca & Gretchen, using their doctor kits to check out her belly.  :)

My boys were happy to act out the scene.  ;)

Doctor Cedar!

Doctor Finley!

Wearing the top my Mama wore when she was pregnant with me.  :)

Later, Cedar came back for another check up.  Love my boys!  And I can't wait to see what they think of their baby sister!  Thankfully, I don't have to wait long...  :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

meeting harriet

Harriet Olcott was born on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:45 am, to our friends Carolyn, Jesse & big sister, Alma!  She weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces & was 20.5 inches long. We could hardly wait to meet her & we had our chance that evening.

Finley was fighting me to be the first to hold her; he was so excited to meet her. Then he ended up being the one who got to hold her while she was awake. :)

We were all feeling a little jealous that our baby hasn't arrived yet, but we know our turn will be here before we know it!

Welcome, sweet Harriet! And congratulations Williams family! She's such a lovely baby girl. :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

welcoming edison!

 Edison James was born at 2:58 am on Monday, August 12th, 2013.

 He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz & was 21.5 inches long.  Mama Jacque did such a great job!

Carolyn & I went to visit without the kids or dads.  How could we keep away!  He is just so sweet.  Such a blessing.

 We realized we needed to get a last photo of our bellies, since the 12th was actually Carolyn's due date.  She could have that little girl any day!!  :)

Carolyn- 40 weeks, Katrina - Almost 38 weeks!

 After dinner, Edison's parents let me come back with my family, so they could see how sweet he is for themselves.  ;)

 I love to see Finn & Kenton getting so excited to see a tiny baby.  It's pretty sweet.  Cedar was less interested.  It makes me so curious to see how he responds to meeting his baby sister.  ;)


 I couldn't quite get an open eye shot...must've been too bright by the window.

 Such a gentle boy.  I am so excited to bring a baby home to this caring big brother.  He has such a sweet heart for small ones.

 The Goss family.

Thanks for letting us visit!  Edison is perfect & we're so glad he's here!

my 9th graduating class at EEP

 Kenton & the boys came to watch as we graduated my 9th group of preschoolers.

 Love these boys.

 Even when they're a little grouchy.  ;)

 I'm not supposed to show my sweet students' faces, but Kenton got a few photos that I can share.  :)

 Two very pregnant lead teachers!

 Checking out the playground.

 Great photos, Kenton!

 So glad we got these final belly photos!  Jacque gave birth to their son just 4 days later!!

 Completely unflattering, but this photo cracks me up!  There was a fly.  Oh, dear.  :P

 Finley wanted to jump into the group photo.  :)

Our AM & PM Teaching Team
Angie, Tamy, Katrina, Jacque, Stu, Becca, Claudia & Kitty

becca's birthday

 We celebrated Becca's birthday with a picnic in the park!

 I watched the group play with the huge volleyball.  Looked like fun!  ;)

 Yummy apricot nectar cake!

 Helping her Mama.

 Time for presents!

With their first born.
Happy birthday, Becca!  We love you!

pregnancy photos

 I recruited my friend, Amy to take pregnancy photos for me.  Gotta squeeze them in before this little girl arrives!

 36.5 weeks!  Still plenty of growing to do!

 I'm excited to print some of these for baby girl's room.  I'm using a lot of coral in the color scheme for her nursery, so my tank top matches well!  :)

 These next few are pretty similar, but I like them!

 No glasses.

 I noticed & told him to put his glasses back on.  :P

 That's better.  ;)

 Love the real laughs captured here.

 I think I win!

Thanks so much, Amy!  These are so special & will be cherished.