Monday, August 27, 2007

Baby Showers Completed

Well, we had our last baby shower this past weekend. Alex and I have amazing friends! Our friends threw us a total of four showers and definitely showered us with lots of fun times and needed baby gifts. I even had my entire family come in town for one of the showers and then some of them came back in town for another shower!!! It has been a fun journey and now we get to finish up Brooks' new room and prepare for his arrival.

I am 34 weeks and 3 days along today. We have another, and probably our last, sonogram coming up this Wednesday to look at Brooks' fetal growth. I look forward to seeing him again. He is still very busy in my belly which is a good sign. I am still feeling great with very little symptoms of pregnancy (besides a growing belly). My mom and I are still walking 5 1/2 miles three times a week and I get in an extra one to two walks with the dogs on the other days. Hopefully this will help my endurance during labor and delivery!

Alex is taking a guys trip to the cabin over Labor Day weekend. He is really looking forward to a fun getaway with his buddies and I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the pups by my parents pool! We need to enjoy our relaxing times and getaways now because we will be wishing for them when the baby comes :o)

That's it for now! Signing off...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Maternity Photo Session

I am 32 weeks! Not much longer to go! A friend of mine referred us to an amazing photographer here in Dallas, Hal Samples, to get maternity shots taken. He actually has little to no experience with maternity photography. He specializes in community awareness type photography and also dabbles in other things. He just did a photoshoot with the Polysphonic Spree for their new CD cover and a video! He is extremely creative, and takes more of an artistic approach to photography, which is why we decided to go with him.

Alex and I spent three hours at his studio in Downtown / Deep Ellum. He took over two hundred amazing photographs! We had so much fun and can't wait to go back with Brooks for his newborn pictures. Hal will be shooting Brooks' newborn, 3, 6, 9 and 12 month pictures as well. Check out his Web site at You can see more of our pictures if you click on the store button and the maternity section.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Our Last Hoorah

I am just over 31 weeks now and feeling great! However, I am almost to the point where I cannot travel anymore so Alex and I took our 2nd (and last) babymoon vacation last week - this time was to Colorado (the first was Mexico). We spent a couple of days with his aunt and uncle at their place in Brush, about an hour east of Denver, his parents and our niece. We relaxed quite a bit, Alex played some golf, and we enjoyed spending quality time with family. We left Brush and headed for heaven - FINALLY, the mountains I have been craving for so long! A friend of mine was generous enough to let us stay in his condo for the week which sat at the bottom of the ski slopes in the quaint ski village of Keystone. The weather was amazing, especially coming from 100 degrees here in Dallas!!! The days were in the low 70's and nights in the upper 40's. We spent three days enjoying the sites and getting in plenty of hiking - 21 miles in 3 days - and the hiking trails were fantastic! The views were breathtaking, especially at 11,000+ ft! I was in my element and loving every minute of it. After our stay in Keystone, we drove to Boulder for our last day and night in Colorado. I haven't been back in 5 years and it has changed quite a bit. We met up with friends for lunch at my favorite pizza place, The Sink, and spent the day walking Pearl Street and playing at the creek. We attended the Marc Broussard & Toby Lightman concert at the Fox Theater on The Hill that night - it was incredible! Sadly, we had to get up and leave the next morning. It was hard as always to say goodbye. I look forward to another trip to the mountains, but next time we will have a baby boy to bring with us!