Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Recent View

This is going to be a short pregnancy update.... I'm 33 weeks today! I really am feeling great! I went to my appointment this past Tuesday, and my blood pressure is starting to go up. :(
I was so shocked, I feel fine! I'm so blessed, the office that I work at is closed this week, so I've been home taking it easy.  I have an ultrasound Monday afternoon, and my next doctor appointment Tuesday morning.  I'll have more information then. 
For now, here was my view today while relaxing in bed.  (Ignore the Pizza Hut commercial in the background.. focus on Stevie's leg up in the air and Sam sitting at the end of the bed) They're keeping me company!! :)
Love to all!

Christmas 2011 Recap

It's hard for me to believe that December is almost over! Clint and I had a wonderful Christmas.  I actually don't have a lot of pictures, because a new camera was on our Christmas list :)

Most of my list this year consisted of comfortable clothes for after Miss Ryan gets here, PJ pants, black slouchy boots to wear with tights, and a comfie, warm house rob.  I feel like a mom already! ;)
This Christmas was definitely different, all our "events" were spaced out nicely, so there were several days of rest and relaxation. I'm sure this was the last relaxing Christmas that we'll have from here on out once we welcome our little Ryan girl!

Here are a few pictures: **We did spend time with Clint's family, but I don't have any good pictures!! :(

32 weeks, relaxing after opening all of my goodies!

Clint, me and my parents.... my new boots!!

Headed to my Aunt's house - the last year it will be just the two of us.  FYI, I was running really late this day, because I couldn't find an outfit that I liked... my belly is definitely starting to get bigger!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

30 weeks picture

The picture is a little late... this was last week when I was 30 weeks

Thursday, December 8, 2011

30 weeks! I can't believe it!

I'm at week 30 of my pregnancy today... and it's hard to believe that my little girl will be here soon!!
As of right now, I'm scheduled to have a c-section on February 9th - so that means that tomorrow there are officially only 2 months until Ryan is here!

I start going to the doctor every two weeks - my next appointment is Monday and my last ultrasound is Monday also. I can't wait to see her sweet face... and find out what she is using to poke me in my left side.  Clint and I really think there are two feet on my left side, we can feel them pretty well. I guess it could be two elbows or two knees though.

I'll get an offical 30 weeks picture posted tomorrow. I feel huge, but everyone keeps telling me how I'm "so tiny" We'll see how long those comments last!! :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bow Holder

I was crafty this weekend! I made miss Ryan a cute little bow holder!
It was really easy - I bought the letter and ribbon at Hobby Lobby.
I painted the letter... it took about 3 or 4 coats of paint and then I cut 3 foot strips of ribbon to attach to the letter.
I hot-glued the ribbon to the back of the letter, and discovered that the ends of the ribbon at the bottom wouldn't lie flat against the wall... so I hot-glued two pennies to the ends of each ribbon... it worked perfectly!
Now, I just need some more bows!! :)
I stole this idea from Pinterest! Super easy!!!
Enjoy Thanksgiving this week... I'm looking forward to time with family and yummy food! No diet this year!!!!
My next Dr. appointment is one week from today, I'll be 28 weeks!

Monday, November 14, 2011


My mom loves horses.... she has always loved horses! She has 3 full grown horses living at her home, she and my dad live on about 4 acres of land and enjoy raising a variety of different animals. Mom's heart is sold out to horses though. 

I like horses... I don't have the love for them that my mom does though. She swears that the horse obsession skips a generation.  So, Ryan will probably have the "horse-lover gene". 

Not only does Mom love having horses to ride, she really loves teaching kids about horses. So, once she found out I was pregnant, she started shopping around for the perfect pony.  She found him!! Clint and I met him Saturday night... he is beautiful and has a sweet deposition. 

Meeting  the pony for the first time. He is amazing! It's hard to tell in this picture, but Ryan was wiggled around funny and my stomach looked so weird! For the first time, my belly was crooked. :)

P.S. The pony doesn't have a name yet. Right now, he's just "the pony". 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

3 months

Wow... yesterday starts the official countdown. Three months till Ryan is here! I'm curious to see if time will drag or fly by.  I hoping with all the holidays coming up that it doesn't drag by at a tiring rate. 

Clint touched up paint in her room last weekend, I'm painting a few things - a wall hanging and a step stool. We haven't really started shopping for a dresser yet... that's still on the to-do list.

I'm 26 weeks today and feeling good. Every once in a while, I'll get a good jab in the ribs - not sure if it's a foot, elbow or arm... but some pointy body part. I passed my glucose test - yay!! And, I'm looking forward to eating lots of yummy food at Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Crib and baby bedding

Last weekend, Clint put together Ryan's crib. I love it!

We decided to go ahead and put the bedding on it too, just to complete the picture. My mom bought the bedding set for us from Babies R Us... both Clint and I love it very much! It looks a little pink in this picture... it's actually purple.
We decided not to paint the walls. I like the color that they are, and I think they look really good with the color of the crib and the bedding. We have some touch up areas to work on and I'm trying to decide if I want to add a border or something else to snaz it up. 
There are really only a few baby items in her room, but I just love walking in there and knowing that in a few months, I'll have a sweet baby in the nursery!!
Blessed beyond belief,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sweet Face

I know all I post about is baby, baby, baby. Mostly, I use this blog as a way to update my family on what's going on with me - and right now it's all baby!!

Clint & I had a 3D/4D ultrasound yesterday... it was AMAZING!!! I'm 23 weeks today. Miss Ryan kept me up last night wiggling all around! I think it was 2 a.m. before I actually fell asleep. I'm sure there's only more to come :)

Here she is sucking her thumb
Snuggled up

Here's a yawn

It was such an amazing experience!! We got to take a DVD home, and I'm sure that's all I'll be watching for awhile!
"I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made." Psalms 139:14

Friday, October 14, 2011


This song has been on my mind lately.... so amazing!
by Addison Road

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our baby's name

We actually decided on one name for our baby - boy or girl - back when we first found out we were expecting. Clint and I both really like "traditional boy" names for girls. (Our dog is named Stevie.... and she's a girl). 
Her name will be.....
Ryan Elizabeth

Elizabeth is my middle name, and my mom's middle name as well.  We wanted to pair a "girly" middle name with her first name. I think it flows perfectly, and hopefully it will fit her well too!

Side note - before my Grandmother passed away, Clint and I told her that if baby is a girl, we plan to name her Ryan Elizabeth.  My grandmother's response was "Oh... I don't really like that. Everyone will pronounce it wrong... like Ri-an since we live in Texas." My grandmother never ceased to speak her mind - turns out, she didn't like my name when my parents picked it out!! : )

Friday, October 7, 2011

I'm addicted....

I don't know what it is about this place....

I'm craving it SO MUCH!! I eat the #5 - chicken fried steak with double mashed potatoes at least twice a week! Healthy right?? Maybe that's why I've been able to put on 3 POUNDS in one week. I need to slow down a little!
I never really ate at Grandy's before I was pregnant - maybe once or twice a year - now I gotta have it!! :)
I'm 21 weeks as of yesterday and feeling good! I'm finding that baby Moore has a pretty regular wake-movement cycle each day. Typically she moves between 9:30-10:30 a.m., around noon - 1p.m. and then MAJOR movement from 9:15 - 10 p.m. each night. Nighttime is definitely the time she is doing major belly-surfing! ;) I can see my belly move and Monday night, Clint felt our baby for the first time. I wish I could have captured the grin on his face... he was beaming, and I of course, was crying!
Loving this special time!

Friday, September 30, 2011


I'm borrowing this quote and changing it around a bit... I don't have the orignial author or citation. My Grandmother emailed it to me this morning - it's precious:

Instead of wishing away 9 months of pregnancy, I will cherish every moment and realize that the wonderment growing inside me is the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

I thank God everyday for my miracle!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

20 Weeks - Halfway There!

I'm officially 20 weeks today!!

I feel like my belly is starting to stick out now! :)
I'm feeling great, loving feeling baby move, and enjoying the 2nd trimester.
I can't believe September has flown by so quickly! I'm looking forward to October and sweater weather.
I'm surprised that I haven't had many cravings - I enjoy apples and apple juice, but that's about it... nothing that I feel like I "have" to have right now.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We're having a.....

Baby GIRL!!!
The sonogram technician said our baby looks like a little girl.
Unfortunately we don't have any "girl shot" pictures... it was hard to tell exactly what we were looking at. We are excited either way, and happy that baby looks happy and healthy!!!


Yes... Clint & I know the gender of our baby.
I'm posting pictures tonight or tomorrow. 
Hang in there... the wait isn't much longer. :)

Monday, September 19, 2011


Baby Update
I had my 18 week appointment and ultrasound today!
Here's a picture of me and Clint right after our appointment...
Ok the sun was RIGHT in our eyes!!! :) We did find out if the baby is a boy/girl... but I have to make you all wait until after I tell my cousins' kids on Friday. So sorry!!! Baby looks great!

Here I am rockin' my baby bump! (And the awesome new maternity clothes that I got - thanks Mom!!)
I had the best day... Clint and I are SO blessed!!!
It's hard to believe I'm almost halfway through the pregnancy....
I'm feeling great... definitely enjoying the 2nd trimester.
I'm looking forward to picking out precious nursery stuff and decorating!! I'm so excited for our little family!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


I felt our baby move!!!!
Last night, I was laying in bed... very still... and I felt what I can only describe as a little fish swimming around in my tummy!!

It was the best feeling EVER!!!!
I have an ultrasound Monday - is Lil Bit a BOY or a GIRL??? Followed by my 18 week Dr. appointment. No news will be posted to the blog till I see my cousins kiddos on the Sept. 23rd... you will all just get to wait a little longer :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I need new pants!!
I am so excited! My mom informed me that she wants to take me shopping for maternity clothes this Saturday! I am definitely in need of some new dress pants for work - my favorite 2 pairs of pants do not even come close to zipping or buttoning. I use the BellaBand to cover up the fact that my pants aren't anywhere near closed!! I wore a cute long top and tights yesterday... by about 5 p.m. the tights weren't so comfie any longer. I need to buy a bigger pair!
Looks like baby Moore - (whom my Grandmother refers to as "Lil Bit Moore" :)) is growing!!
I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror... and laughed - I definitely have a little belly.
I weighed myself this morning - 133 pounds - up 4 from pre-pregnancy! Woohoo!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Little Bump

I'll be 17 weeks on Thursday... hard to believe we find out if we're having a boy or girl on Sept 19th!
Here's a picture from tonight... almost 17 weeks

I feel like I look smaller than my picture at 12 weeks. Maybe it's the way I'm standing or maybe it's just me. Anyhow, my next doctor appointment is on Sept. 19th and I'm worried I haven't gained enough weight. I'm really trying, but it's hard when I don't have much of an appetite.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Special Gift

At the end of July, I went to visit both of my Grandparents. Turns out, it would be the last time I saw my Grandmother. What a special visit... I'm so glad I saw her.
She has a special tradition for each of her grandchildren. When they are pregnant with their first baby, she makes them a "pregnancy basket" filled with individually wrapped gifts. There is one gift for each month of the pregnancy for mommy to open. I got my "pregnancy basket" on that last visit to my Grandmother's house.
I'm amazed at the fact that I have a basket full of presents to open from my Grandmother - even after she is gone. I open each one on the first day of the month - but I opened my September gift last Friday, after Grandmother passed away. The gifts aren't marked as to which one to open when, but one had a card with it, so I opened it up. It was a spa lotion set, and soft, cozy socks. The card is now near and dear to my heart.
I am so blessed.

Friday, August 26, 2011

My Prayer Warrior

WARNING..... Emotional blog ahead

My heart is breaking as I write this..... my dear, sweet Grandmother passed away unexpectedly early Thursday morning. She turned 82 on August 11th. Right now, I feel so many emotions. I want to write so many things, but I keep erasing what I write. It doesn't do her justice... it's not good enough.
I'm so sad that she won't get to meet our sweet baby.... she was so excited about this pregnancy. In February 2010, my grandfather passed away... she missed him so much. Then, in May of 2010, she was in a serious car wreck with my aunt and uncle. She worked so hard and recovered well. She told me on multiple occasions how much she was looking forward to meeting Baby Moore. It seemed to both of us that this baby was such a light, an inspiration for her to look forward to.
Now, darkness fills my heart when I think that she won't be there on the day that I deliver, she won't rock my sweet baby, or sing to him/her.
Oh the stories I could tell of her keeping me when I was a baby... when my mom was working. I was spoiled beyond belief. 
She was also my prayer warrior. I could call her with any concern, any request.. anything... she would say "I'll pray." She meant it, and I never once doubted that she remembered every request. Or on occasion, when things were really tough, I would call her and she would pray over the phone. She said this baby's middle name should be "pray". She prayed every evening for my health, and for the baby's healthy development. I will have to take over the role of prayer warrior for my baby and my family.
I truly hope to be at least half of the woman of God that she was. 

Monday, August 22, 2011


I had my 14 week check-up last Thursday with Dr. Sudella. I have to say, I think he's the best Dr. ever :)
Right now, baby is the size of a navel orange:
I'm feeling pretty good... especially now that I'm entering my 2nd trimester. However, I'm not able to eat red meat at all - it makes me nauseous and dizzy... no thank you. I'll pass.
So, I'm getting pretty tired of eating chicken. I've only gained about 3 lbs. I was pretty nauseous weeks 6-12. My Dr. doesn't really have a "goal weight" for me, he simply encouraged me to gain what I can. He did say he'd like to see me gain one pound a week from here on out.
For those of you who don't know me well, I have very high metabolism and it's hard for me to gain weight at all. This has been my primary concern so far during this pregnancy. I'm trying to eat healthy, but also trying to gain weight.
I'm looking forward to feeling our baby MOVE!!!
Monday September 19th will be a big day! Sonogram at 8:30 (hopefully baby will cooperate and we'll find out if we're having a boy or girl!) and then 18 week check-up right after.
I'm planning a gender-reveal party for friends and family sometime after that appointment - any cute ideas??

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rubberbands and Bellybands

I'm officially 13 weeks today - my pants are getting a little tight!
I can typically use a rubberband looped around the button of my jeans so that I can wear them however I have to use the BellaBand to make my dress pants fit! It's fun seeing change!
Here's a picture from last Friday when I was 12 weeks

There's a tiny baby bump showing!
I've had a few friends and family loan me maternity pants, I've bought one pair at Old Navy - they're still a little stretchy and baggy :)
I have my 14 week check up in one week!

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