Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Clara Nicole Graham

It's official. Her name is Clara Nicole Graham. My brother sent me a few new pictures this morning:


I'm so excited to have a little girl in the family that will be so close to Julianna's age. They will be just months apart. Keep baking Miss Julianna! Stay in the oven as long as you can!

baby girl Graham is here!

Yesterday afternoon, my brother and his wife had their baby! Her first name will definitely be Clara but the middle name is still undecided. I think they are going to go with Clara Nicole. She weighed in at 6 lbs. and 1 oz. She was about four weeks early but she looks so perfect. I can't wait to hold her and squeeze her little cheeks!


Josh and I are becoming plentiful with nieces and nephews!

Current count:
Nieces: Dynasty, Alyssa, Lexi, Harmony, Clara
Nephews: Dakota, Gage, Daytona, Ashton, Dylan, Tyson

For a total of 11! I love having all of these wonderful children around and I really can't wait until our little Julianna is here to join in on all of the fun!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Babies"R"Us - Baby Registry

Babies"R"Us - Baby Registry

waiting on a new addition

My brother and his wife are also expecting. Yesterday, his wife went into the hospital because she has started dilating! Baby girl Graham should be here today! YAY for being an aunt again!

Monday, December 28, 2009

26 weeks and 2 days


Pregnancy: 26 weeks and 2 days

Weight Gain: about 25 pounds so far

Sleep: it's going much better right now but who knows how long this will last! i still wake up earlier than I'd like to feeling hungry.

Gender: she's a girl :)

Name: Julianna Hope Soto

Feeling: excited and anxious... only 96 days 'til my due date!

Health: my blood pressure has been great throughout my pregnancy, the doctor says my weight gain in right on track considering my pre-pregnancy weight, but I'm still experiencing yucky heartburn and acid reflux.

Movement: she moves alllll of the time--especially when I'm resting on my back or side and after I eat.

Belly Button: it's still in and it looks the same as it did 3 weeks ago so I'm not sure if it will stay in or come out. I am carrying Julianna very low so it might just stay in. We'll see!

Next Appointment: next week... I have to reschedule it because I double booked myself for the dentist and the OB. My doctor's office is very flexible so I'm sure I can get it rescheduled with no problem. I will be having my one hour glucose test at this appointment. I will get to drink a really nasty fruit flavored beverage, wait around for an hour, then have my blood drawn. I hope my glucose check turns out good because I will not want to experience that again!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

26 weeks and 1 day/Baptism Day

Josh and I were baptised at church this morning. We are going to become members of Bailey's Grove Baptist Church. Josh's mom, step dad, grandma, sister, two of his brothers, two of his sister-in-laws, and our nieces and nephews were there to celebrate with us. It was a great experience... except for the fact that the water was sooooo cold! It hadn't been warmed up so it was probably close to 40 degrees! My legs were shaking and my lips were quivering.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas/25 weeks and 6 days

Merry Christmas! 99 days until my due date!

Josh and I celebrated Christmas with my family last night and his family today. Julianna even got a few gifts from Nana and Paw Paw Graham. My favorite was the Hello Kitty socks--I can't wait to put those on her! They also gave us a gift set with different outfits, accessories, and a blanket. It's getting closer and closer to when she'll finally be here! I also got my baby bag for Christmas from Josh. It's adorable:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

25 weeks and we have snow!

Today, I am 25 weeks pregnant! We had our first snow of the season yesterday. They saw there is more to come today so I guess we'll see. This is the view of the snow from Julianna's nursery window:
My baby bump is growing every week. Here is a side view and front view:

Julianna was moving around a lot this morning. Josh got to feel her again. It's such an amazing and cool experience to feel your child move. I'm so happy that he is the father of my little girl. He is going to be a great dad!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

the nursery is coming together

Josh put together Julianna's crib today! It looks great! We got such a great deal on the crib at Babies R Us because it was on clearance. It had been over $400.00 but we got it for $150.00! We are going to buy a black dresser/changing table to match it this week.

We also got our first decoration hung on the wall. It's an Animals ABCs tapestry that I always had hanging in my room as a little girl. We re-vamped it to go in Julianna's room.

YAY for nursery progress!



6 months

Current photo at 6 months:Josh and I are getting ready to go to church. Then we're going to eat lunch and hopefully do a little bit of Christmas shopping for each other. We're almost done with all of our shopping! I can't wait to shop for little Julianna next Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2009

current stats at 24 weeks

My Current Stats:

How Far Along: 24 weeks (well, that will be true in about an hour)


Total Weight Gain: 22.4 lbs.


Maternity Clothes: Yes! I have been in maternity pants since around 13 weeks. I can still wear some of my regular tops but they seem to be getting much shorter now.


Stretch Marks: Yes, unfortunately. They're not too bad though.


Sleep: I am tired... no, exhausted most of the time. Especially when I get home from work. All I want to do is lay down, eat, and be lazy! Most of the time, I sleep through the night but occasionally the baby's movement will wake me up or my hunger will.


Best Moment This Week: Finally looking more pregnant... instead of chunky!


Movement: I have been feeling a lot more movement lately and it's getting much stronger. Our baby girl must be growing!


Food Cravings: Salsa and sour cream from San Felipe and as of today, apple crisp. I sliced up some fresh Granny Smith apples and baked some this afternoon. Delicious!


Gender: It's a girl!


Labor Signs: None and I'd like it to stay that way for awhile.


Belly Button In or Out: It's still in but as you can see from the picture below... I think it's headed out, very soon.


What I am Looking Forward to: Currently, I'm looking forward to getting the nursery complete.


Milestones: Today (well soon enough) I will have reached V-Day! Her organs are developed enough to survive outside of the womb today. And I'm also reaching 6 months today, as well. Happy 24 Weeks!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

23 weeks and 5 days

Yesterday, I had my six month checkup at the doctor. Julianna is doing great! Her heartbeat was 141 beats per minute and I'm measuring just right so that means she's growing on schedule. As for my growth... I am currently 150.4 pounds. When I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks, I was 128 pounds. So I have gained 22.4 pounds... which is mostly in my chest and belly... but mostly my chest!
I'm starting to look more pregnant... rather than I've eaten too much! Woo hoo!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

belly button

From the last pictures I took, several people commented that it looked like my belly button had popped. But it hasn't. That's my belly button ring. I didn't remove the piercing; I just got a pregnancy belly button ring to hold the place of the piercing to prevent terrible scaring that might occur. However, my belly button has definitely changed. It is no longer as in as it once was so it may very well pop in the next few weeks.

This is what my belly button looks like at 23 weeks:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

kick baby kick!

I have been feeling the baby move around for about four weeks now but last night she was kicking like crazy. Josh finally got to feel her kick! It was so exciting for both of us because he has been dying to feel her move.

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