Tuesday, October 23, 2012

happy birthday, dad

We have been very busy around here enjoying each and every moment of cuddling while we can.

Minden wanted to make sure we took a moment to wish her dad a very happy birthday. This little lady hit the daddy jackpot with Nate. I love seeing them together.

Happy Birthday, Nate. I hope you enjoy your first birthday as a dad.

Love - Julie, Minden and Cooper

Friday, October 12, 2012

minden marita

October 8, 2012
12:43 pm
7 lbs 2.9 oz
18.5 inches (before her first adjustment, measured 19 inches today)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

maternity photos

A couple weeks ago we had our maternity photos taken. I could not be happier with how they turned out.

When we look back at these photos I hope it reminds me of everything we were thinking and feeling during these final weeks of pregnancy. Our last weeks together before we become parents to this little lady, and Cooper's final moments of undivided attention from us.

Here are a few for you to enjoy!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

36 weeks

Baby girl,

What a week. Time is flying by and we are keeping really busy. So far this week we had our birth class on Monday, met with our doula on Tuesday, met with a potential daycare provider last night, and attended a Hawkeye event tonight (more on that to come!). Needless to say I am ready for this weekend.

I had a baby shower here last weekend. Your Grandma Berger and Aunt Lisa came up to visit and attended the shower. Meagen even made it to this shower. She was unable to attend the shower back home, so it worked out great to have her at this one. Once again you were spoiled with all kinds of goodies.

On Sunday we ordered a few more things to help finish up your room and prepare for your arrival. In fact the car seat just arrived tonight. We have a fun weekend planned of getting things unpacked, put together and reorganized. I also want to get the hospital bag figured out this weekend. Can you believe at the end of this week I will be considered full term? I can't.

I am still sleeping on the couch. I tried to sleep in the bed the other night. I made it until 11 pm and had to move. Cooper joins me for snuggles in the morning.

You are growing so fast already. It's fun (and strange) to be able to feel your little foot kick and push out. I love sharing these moments with Nate. You had the hiccups this morning and he got to feel those. You were squirming in my belly at work today and my coworker could see.

Keep growing little lady. Just a few more weeks until we get to meet you.