Mary Harper is now as long as a leek (more than 19 1/2 inches, head to heel) and weighs nearly 7 pounds. 95% of the way there...WOW!! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb. Phew...what a relief and blessing to have made it this far with a healthy pregnancy. Now I just pray I have a safe delivery that results in a healthy baby girl!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Lots of useful gifts at this shower!
Monty & Shalia Lankford, Glen & Jill Casada, Doug & Rose Grindstaff and Bob & Janie Yeager threw a couple's cocktail party/shower at the Lankford's for us Sunday night.
Beautiful desserts that even matches my nursery! :)
Future Congressman Mary Harper Brown with Congressman Marsha Blackburn :)
Posted by Mary-Kate at 10:12 PM
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I can't wait to rock my new baby in her new room...after we fix the air conditioner upstairs that is. Apparently I'm not the only one having a hard time operating in this heat. And of course it breaks during one of the hottest summers on record! I hope for Josh's sake it just needs freon. For someone who doesn't like to spend money, he's been really great with sitting back and letting me "nest". But with all the additional house and baby expenditures, I think he may be the next thing to break down if we have have to replace the air conditioning unit upstairs!
UPDATE: Air conditioner guys came and the problem was just a breaker being off from one of the last storms. So once they flipped the breaker back on, it started working again! That's a relief in more ways than one! :)
Posted by Mary-Kate at 1:23 AM
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Speaking of "honey dews" - my list for Josh is growing quite long! And I have been busy too! I feel like I am squeezing in so much right now because who knows if she'll wait 5 more weeks to arrive. We should find out soon if she's going to take after me (and arrive late) or Josh (and arrive early or on time).
Lindsay (of LDS Designs) and I have been working hard to finish up the nursery and other rooms of the house! We have however decided to scale back our plans a bit and instead of trying to decorate the entire house before MH arrives, we have settled on finishing up four of my "priority" rooms (bedroom, living room, kitchen and nursery). Then we'll start back up with the rest of the house after MH arrives and we all get settled. We are having the upstairs and bonus room recarpeted on Thursday (with the softest carpet of course for Mary Harper's little knees) and we are waiting on furniture deliveries for my bedroom, living room and nursery. So hopefully we'll have some completed rooms soon and I can post some nursery pics! (Oh yeah, we also finished the landscaping last week too)! Nothing like having a baby to knock off a few items on a to do list!
Posted by Mary-Kate at 10:45 PM
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
The fatigue has set in! I had a baby shower over the weekend and couldn't even open all the presents myself because I got so out of breath (and the carpal tunnel didn't help)! And of course, I entered my 3rd trimester of pregnancy in one of the hottest summers on record. Our house could literally house penguins, Eskimos and Polar Bears - plus we no longer have to use the freezer on our refrigerator to house our frozen foods. :) Throw in a few restless nights, tossing/turning and frequent bathroom breaks and I think this must be God's way of preparing you for fatigue and lack of sleep once the baby arrives.
I am late in uploading pictures from some of my baby showers so below are some shower pictures. Our first one was back in May and I was barely showing! I had no idea what I would like 3 months later!
Our 1st shower was hosted by Robbie & Heather Beal. It was held at one of our favorite places, Boxwood Bistro.
Some of Josh's mom's friends hosted a "Grandmother & Mom-To Be" Shower so we both got presents! As you can tell from the photo, it sometimes is not always clear to me what certain objects are!
Some wonderful Republican Women hosted a shower for me at Cheekwood in Nashville. As you can imagine, I received lots of elephants!
My sister Nancy hosted a family shower at her house for us and we all enjoyed getting to spend more time with my new niece Naomi! She is really adjusting well!
My girlfriends hosted a shower for me at the Franklin home of dear friends Dr. Ken & Linda Moore.
Isn't this the cutest sign ever?!
Posted by Mary-Kate at 1:55 AM