Saturday, November 28, 2009


We Have a NAME!!!

And the moment you have all been waiting for... WE HAVE A NAME! Yes, we have gone back and forth about what to name our baby girl! We've been given many suggestions, opinions and whatnot, but all in all, we have decided to go with the name that we had actually decided on before we even got pregnant! Like a year or two ago we had the baby name talk and both decided that if we ever had a baby girl, we would name her.... DRUM ROLL PLEASE.... MEGAN! So, after much deliberation, we are back to the beginning, Megan Elyse Moore it is! We have made it official today and even put it up on her wall!!! (See pictures below) We weren't actually going to decide yet, but yesterday we ended up going to Babies R' Us just to see all the cute little baby things again, and Matt decided we should go look at something on the opposite end of the store... I followed him over there and he had led me to the letters that you put on the wall to spell out baby's name or initials. By the time we had gotten over there (close to the bathrooms) I decided my bladder couldn't wait anymore, so I had to pee, I told him to pick out the letters to our name by the time I came back, just kinda jokingly, and that we would get them.... Well, I came out and he hadn't picked out the letters yet, but was still looking at them intently. So, I said, well, lets spell out our names and make a decision. So one by one he used the letters and spelled out all the names we had discussed right there on the floor at Babies R' Us... yup, and Megan won! I told him to make the decision and he decided! We both really love the name we have chosen - Megan means "Little Pearl" awww... how cute is that! And Elyse means "God's Promise or Vow To God". I can't wait for our little Megan Elyse Moore to get here! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

20 Things I am Thankful To God For...

Wow... so much to be thankful for... where do I even start.

1) I am thankful to God for my salvation! Without him I could do nothing and would have no hope in this world, but with Jesus, thank God, I'm saved! (...but God who is rich in mercy...)

2) I am thankful to God for giving me such a wonderful husband! I realize more and more everyday just how blessed I am to have a saved husband. I don't know what I did to deserve such a wonderful man to stand beside me throughout this life, but I am glad he is mine! He treats me better than anyone I have ever known and I know he is going to be such a good daddy to our little girl!

3) I am thankful to God for blessing us with this baby girl! We prayed for her for a long time and want to give praise and thanks to the Lord for his wonderful blessings! So far she has been such a blessing to us and we haven't even met her yet! I can't wait until January!!!

4) I am thankful to God for giving me a wonderful father. He has been such a great Dad to me, and I know he is gonna be such a good grandpa!

5) I am thankful to God for giving me a wonderful mother. Mom is my best friend and although we still are mother/daughter when it comes to opinions, clothes, and anything else mothers and daughters disagree about, she is still my number 1 fan, and I am hers! I also know she will be such a great grandma!

6) I am thankful to God for a great brother too! My brother is crazy, funny, and just all around a great guy to be around. He makes me laugh, sometimes too hard at the dinner table when I get all choked up, and will make a great CRAZY UNCLE CLINT!

7) I am thankful to God for giving me great in-laws! They say you can tell how a man will treat you by the way he treats his mother, and let me tell you, Matt loves his mother, and his father too for that matter! For that I am thankful! I am thankful that we get along so well and they have accepted me as one of their own! I am also thankful that they live close by and will be such great grandparents to our baby!

8) I am thankful to God that our family is the closest family I know! Some think it is too close, but personally I love it. I love that my aunt and uncle's door is always open and it is just like we are walking in to my parents house. I love it that I have cousins and cousin-in-laws that are close enough to be considered sisters and brothers! Also, for the kiddos running around that are growing up before my very eyes that will be my baby's best buddies!

9)I am thankful to God for giving me a wonderful church family. Sometimes I take this for granted because I have always gone there, and everything has always been the same, but I can't imagine going anywhere else to serve the Lord. You will never have friends like the ones that believe in the same truths that you do.

10) I am thankful to God for grandparents, and am thankful that one of them is my pastor!

11) I am thankful to God for raising me in a Baptist home with Christian examples to follow. I just hope Matt and I can do the same.

12) I am thankful to God for my parents putting me through a Baptist school. I know I would have learned a lot at public school too, but the constant Christian examples and Bible truths that were taught really do stick with you. And I also enjoyed the small atmosphere of "close friends" and having the opportunity to participate in just about anything extra that I wanted to!

13) I am thankful to God for a warm and cozy home! God has blessed us with enough wealth to own our own house and enough love to make it a warm and cozy home!

14) I am thankful to God for mine and Matt's jobs. With the economy the way it is it could easily be different, and I am sure it is for a lot of people, but we are both blessed to have good jobs.

15) I am thankful to God for the abilities he has given me. I wouldn't call them "talents" necessarily, but he has given me the ability to do a job I enjoy!

16) I am thankful to God for all the extra blessings he gives us. The things we don't really need, a new mattress, a new computer desk, tons of stuff for the baby... he knows we don't NEED all of this stuff, mostly it is WANTS... but he blesses us more abundantly than we ever know!

17) I am thankful to God for my health. I am in good health and with all the crazy flu going around and all the cancers and heart problems people have, I am thankful that I am healthy! As I am in my third trimester I am even more thankful for this, it seems like no big deal until there is another life involved!

18) I am thankful to God for the new pastor that we are going to be getting. It will definitely be different that is for sure, but I am thankful that God has given us someone that can fill papaw's shoes and be an example to us and lead the church in the right path.

19) I am thankful to God for my dog. Yes, I am thankful for her! She is good for a nice cuddle every now and again, and I am thankful for that. Sometimes you need a companion that doesn't have an opinion of you, and will just listen to you as long as you scratch her!

20) I am thankful to God for all the little things! Like Lisa's song, I am blessed with all the little things that we take for granted. The ability to walk, talk and lead a normal life. These are actually not "little" things, but we do take them for granted, we should be thankful for these things daily!

Well, there are my 20 Things I am Thankful for this year!
There are plenty more where that came from, and too many to count!


Friday, November 20, 2009

31 Weeks and Birthing Classes

I've just entered the single-digit countdown (only nine more weeks to go!).

Here is what one website says about our baby at week 31!
"From this week on, your baby will continue to gain around ½ pound a week until shortly before birth! Other highlights this week:
Due to increasing space constraints, your baby's arms and legs stay drawn up close to the body now, known as the fetal position (oh, so that's where that name came from!). Plus, your baby can now process information from all five senses! By now, your baby's lungs are the only system not fully mature. And by mature, we're not saying that the rest of your baby's systems are mature enough to be out past 10 PM with the neighborhood hooligan, just that her lungs need a little bit more time to bake before they can kick it in the outside world. Your baby weighs about 3½ pounds and measures a little over 16 inches!"

Wow she is getting big in there! Still not settled on a name for her, but... we have 9 more weeks to decide unless she decides to make an early appearance for some reason! She seems pretty comfy in there though, so it may be a while before we get to see her. I can feel her moving around constantly now, and now it is not just kicks and jabs here and there, she actually rolls and tumbles and let me tell you it feels like she is turning my insides inside out sometimes! I am enjoying it though for the most part, except for that small issue of sleep apnea that seems to be haunting my third trimester!

Oh, I almost forgot, we went to Birthing Class for the first time this week, we were supposed to go last week but had to miss the first class because I was sick and running a fever, but we went this week and actually had fun and learned a lot! We practiced breathing and relaxation techniques to get me through some of the deepest labor pains that I may have... and Matt learned how to coach me through the pain. I don't know how well all this stuff works, but our instructor says distraction is the name of the game and the more you can distract yourself the better off you will be! I don't know that I believe all this stuff will actually work in distracting me throughout that kind of pain, but I guess at that point I will be willing to try anything!

That is my news for now... catch u later!

Monday, November 2, 2009

$20 Weekend Update!

Well, here it is Monday, and I can proudly say, we only went over our budget of $20 for the weekend, by $.50 cents!!! We ate out twice (Fazoli's and Burger Shake) and spent a total of $20.50!!! Yay! It CAN be done! :)