Beautiful baby!

Oooooh… I am still not in blogging mode yet. So, here is a picture to satisfy your craving!

I still promise to blog the birth story….but it will have to wait til I have some extra energy.

Here is Isabela all dressed up! She is wearing one of the many outfits that our friend Tiffany sent us! Its hard to take a picture of her awake – she is either sleeping or crying (: But we got lucky on this one.

We love our little tiny sooooo much! We just can’t stop staring at her and marveling at her perfection! Praise God for His creation!!!

She’s here!

Isabela Eliana arrived on 22 April 2009, weighing in at 7 lbs and 1 oz!!

We don’t have a lot of very great pictures right now, but here is what we have for now.

I will post the birth story and more updates later, but as you can imagine, we are very busy right now!

We will call or text you when its time to go to the hospital.

I just wanted to put this out there. If you are family, friends, or a member of blogger, facebook, or myspace, you will DEFINITELY know when we make our way to the hospital.

If you are immediate family or bff’s, you will definitely know when I start to go into real labor.

I am just putting this out there, because I am starting to get more phone calls and emails from everyone asking if I’ve had the baby yet! So, my wonderful and beautiful family – please don’t call or ask me this or joke about it, because you will find me to be incredibly grouchy, uncomfortable, emotional, and irritable.

C’mon! (: Chris and I are absolutely the WORST secret keepers in the world! We will be screaming it from the rooftops, when the time comes! Just like we did when we found out we were expecting.

And my selfish reason for blogging this, is that I, yes me, absolutely am NOT a phone talker. Right Stacy ? haha. I’m sorry. I enjoy talking to my loved ones of course, but my conversations just tend to be short and sweet. Thanks to my dad’s conditioning of no phone calls over 5 minutes, I am afraid that I don’t know how stay on the phone very long, lol.

Most of the time I suck up my selfishness and make myself answer my phone calls, but I have found that the past week I have been reluctant to do so. It’s probably because so many people are calling me, asking me if I’ve had the baby, yet. I’m really trying not to be anxious, and I’m trying to just relax and not think about when she is going to come.

Alot of people are giving me crazy old wive’s tales of the things I should do to make her come out sooner. Some of them hold some medical truth, like sex and keeping active. But of course, most of them are silly.
Someone told me to clean my house all day and walk for 2 miles afterwards. Hahah. I decided to follow my midwive’s advice instead. Which is to continue with normal activity, make sure to elevate my feet several times a day (cuz they are so huge and swollen), and to get plenty of rest to ensure I have energy when I go into labor. BECAUSE, as a first time mom, there’s no telling just how long labor is going to last. (:

Sooooooooooooooooooooo, thats pretty much it. I am not sure there will be anymore belly pics. For one thing, I’m not getting any bigger and neither is Isabela anymore. My last two appts, she measured the same, and my weight gain has stalled. DONT WORRY, this is completely normal…its even normal for the mom-t0-be to lose weight during the last several weeks of pregnancy.

So, unless Chris and I are in pictures together, I’m done posing for them by myself! Yeah! I’m pretty sick of taking pictures of my hugeness. I can’t wait to have some sort of control over my body again. I can’t wait to be able to sleep in a reclining position and be able to roll over again, as well.

But mostly, I just can’t wait to meet Isabela. WE are both soooo excited, anxious to finally see what she looks like, and nervous for the days ahead.

Love you all.

39 weeks

Chris came home from out of town last night. I was standing on the porch waiting for him to get out of the car, when I noticed how perfect the light was for a shadow pic!

Here is a regular boring one.
And this is expression is really how I feel.

Super cute gifts!

Fran and Jordan Gadapee recently blessed us with the most precious gifts for little Isabela!

They were handmade (which I love) and definitely supercute!!

super cute burp cloths!
and the softest, cutest, pink, hooded bathtowel.

Aurelia and Lyle bought Isabela a sweet little night light!

ok…more to come later. I am off to my weekly appointment!

Easter Sunday

Chris and I went to church, and just went home. We had a relaxing time, just enjoying each other’s company, grilling out, and enjoying the day!

Chris managed to snap some pics of us during worship, so I thought I would share. They really aren’t great quality ):

Oh well. I am making up for the bad pics by also posting a video clip of Dave Lunsford’s release cd concert. In the clip, you will hear Lisa Lunsford ( Dave’s wife and co-music minister with Dave) singing. Lisa is so incredibly talented, inspiring in worship, and beautiful inside and out! She sings along with Dave on his cd, and if you haven’t bought a cd at or on ITunes, do it now!!! Every song on Dave’s cd was written by him – Dave is also amazingly blessed and talented as well! ALL of his music is so prophetic, uplifting, and inspiring that it is on my “labor playlist.” Meaning, I will definitely be using it, along with other music and Bible scriptures, to help me through this crazy natural and drug free labor and delivery that we are planning.

Blanket Auntie Aurelia made for Isabela!

Isn’t this just too darling!! Aurelia is a most amazing and creative auntie!

We love her!

We ALSO have an afghan blanket we just can’t wait to see coming from Grandma Nancy!! We will post pics of it as soon as we get it!