Monday, April 30, 2007

Baby Names

We've come up with baby names for the future Wonder. We started early because Mr.Wonder is usually very hard to deal with on choosing a name. This time wasn't too bad. It took way longer to come up with some boy choices than girl choices.
Evelyn, Evie for short (ee-vee)
I've put them in order of preference. We'll most likely go with the first name unless it just totally doesn't fit the baby, which is unlikely. The middle name for the boy will be Joseph. The girls name, we have a few choices...Ray, Mae or Frances. It depends on a few things that I won't go into right now. So, you can let me know what you think. Unless it's something bad, then I don't want to hear it. We like the names we've chosen and any of them could be the name of our future child, so to put down the name we've chosen would be to put down our child. So, please don't.
I've got my appointment coming up, I'll keep you posted. Soon after it I should have my next ultrasound. I'm planning on taking WonderKid with me. It should be fun.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Tooth Pictures

Many of you know that I'm a little sensitive about my brown tooth, as I like to call it. I went in last week and had it whitened from the inside and had the permanent filling put in today. There is a huge difference, I'm not sure it you'll be able to tell as good in pictures as in person. My dentist was great and worker really hard to get it as white as he could. He also told me that I can get it even whiter now using bleaching trays or strips. I'm looking into that. We'll see. So, I just wanted to share a before and after photo.




Monday, April 23, 2007

Another Sign

I did another name sign for one of my nephews...

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Belly Pic

Updated: I added my 8 week picture too, I guess there is a bit of difference.
8 week on top, 12 week on bottom.
Now that I am 12 weeks and I feel a little more official I thought I'd post my belly picture. Though you really can't see that much of a difference. Please look away from the stretch marks. HeeHee! I'm super jealous that my little sister looks SO pregnant. That's cool though, I'll get big soon enough and then I'll be longing for these days.


So, I drew up a couple of names signs for my sisters kids. I had a lot of fun doing it. I did a few for the older kids before I left WA, so I can't share those. I think they turned out cute. I love doing stuff like this for the people I love. I had such a good time on this visit with my family. I kept praying that we'd have a good time and there wouldn't be much fighting. There was a little tension now and then but overall it was great. I am so glad that I had that time with my sisters before moving to Hawaii. I love them all so much and I really wish I could live near all of them, all the time, though we'd probably end up killing each other. =)
Tyner wanted the lion added after I was done. I'm glad I was able to add it in, it looks way better with it. Smart kid!Yes, I know I spelled YIELD wrong, I gotta see if I can fix that.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A Sad Day...

I'm sure most of you have heard of the tragedy that took place at Virginia Tech yesterday. Now, have I ever been to VT, I still affected by this, yes. You can't throw a rock around here without hitting a vehicle that has a VT sticker, a VT Parent sticker or a VT alumni sticker on it. I can't imagine what these people must be going through, especially the family members of students now at VT. Maybe it's just me but in driving around this morning, I saw a lot more solemn faces in the cars passing than usual. The fact that this was so random and carried out by a disgruntled student does not make this easier to live with. And the fact that some people are already trying to blame the college for the second shooting, saying if they hadn't lifted the lock down the gunman couldn't have moved on to the next location, disgusts me. There is no one to blame for this incident other than the man that was holding the gun.
There was one story that I heard that has really stuck with me and I can't seem to get it out of my head. During the second shooting, one professor held the door closed as this mad man was trying to get in and shoot his students. He held it closed and gave his life so that his students could escape through the window. This man had survived the Holocaust, had dedicated his life to shaping teenagers into adults and he gave his life for those students. There are several other stories of people holding the doors closed to keep the gunman out but I can't forget this one. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's becuase I know he was older and it had to have taken a lot of effort to keep that man out. Maybe it was just that I had a name and face to go with this story. I'm not sure, but it's going to stay with me for a long time.
I know this tragedy will have a huge effect on this community, this state. I can only pray that some good can come out of this.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Wiggle Worm

Well, I had my first official doctor's appointment today. It went really well. All my lab tests came back normal, so that's good. She only saw one baby on the ultrasound, so that's GREAT! I didn't get to hear the heartbeat but I did get to see it. I have to admit that I did tear up when I saw our little WonderBean (formerly WonderBun) wiggling around in there. And it was wiggling, a more apt description was that it was doing the twist. I have my next appointment set for 15 May and from there I'll schedule my BIG ultrasound where we find out if the Bean is a girl or a boy. I'm going to take WonderKid with me to that u/s appointment and she is so excited. She kept asking for me to bring home a picture of the baby and I was able to oblige her, so I will share those pictures with you now.

The alien-esque type circle to the right is the head, the triangle to the left of that is the body and if you look really closely there are two whitish dots on either side of the body that are WonderBean's hands. They're not great pictures, there were definitely more times that you could see the arms better and the baby as a whole, but I'm grateful for what I got. I was so relieved to see that heart beating...for some reason I was just sure it wouldn't be. I can't wait for my next appointment so hear the heart beat...and to set up the ultrasound appointment.

In other news...

We (more Mr.W) are now the proud owners of a white 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4-door truck. It is a thing of beauty. Mr.W is too excited and it is so sweet. He's been wanting this truck for a while and it will last us a very very long time. I'll post some pics of it when he gets home tonight. WonderKid is so excited. She always loved the Bronco and now I fear she'll never be satisfied in the car again.