Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baby Shower #4

This surprise shower was thrown by my sweet children at school - along with the help of Kellie Bates (the art teacher) & 2 of my fabulous moms.
They all pitched in and got us a gift card to Babies R Us, and we feasted on chips, cake, & soda! (Why I agreed to let them get all sugared up at 9:30 in the morning is beyond me!)
Several of the children also brought us gifts - a sweet princess pillow, a handmade quilt & diaper bag, a cute polka dot basket filled with diapers, baby wash, & a precious Gap bathing suit:)
It was wonderful and so, so appreciated!!!

We played the game 'Guess how big around Mrs. Pyle's belly is' and JaBrie was the winner - her string was the perfect length!

I also had to give this sweet boy some credit - his string only wrapped half way around my belly. Bless his sweet heart for thinking I was that small:)

I really do have the most amazing job in the world!

Only 26 days left until Becca's due date - although we're hoping this "bigger than average" baby might decide to make her debut a little early. (That part in quotation marks would be the words out of Dr. Estes mouth on Tuesday)
As it stands now, I will work through April 16th - but only because Spring Break is the 1st week in April, so I'll get a little break:)

We'll keep everyone posted on what this sweet babe decides to do!!!! Hopefully we'll be posting pictures of her in the near future!

Much love,
The Pyles

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

35 weeks & counting down!


I have been asked a lot recently if we had chosen a name for this sweet babe, which made me realize that maybe I never shared her name with everyone. If I did, just play along. Haven't you heard of 'pregnancy brain?'

Rebecca Ansleigh Pyle is our sweet baby's full name, but we will call her Becca.

We chose the name Rebecca because of this wonderful lady - my Grandma.

She is one of the most special people in my life. I am honored to know her, and I count my blessings that Becca will have the chance to know her as well.

~Baby Shower~
Our first shower was given by some of my wonderful friends. It was more than I could have imagined and we were very blessed with all that we received.

the sweet favors - chocolate suckers with a pink 'B' on them

the hostesses

JP's family

my family

~Work Baby Shower~
Our second shower was thrown by the wonderful people I work with. We got so much great stuff for Becca!

my great teammates

2 of us happen to be pregnant and due about 3 weeks apart - poor Terri

one of my favorite women:)
~Church Shower~

We were blessed with our third shower this past Sunday at our church. Once again we were overwhelmed by the love and generosity shown to us by our friends.

becca's first piece of jewelry

this dress was handmade

lyndsee and I - she's due in June

We are incredibly blessed to be surrounded by so many people who love us and love our Becca. Thank you cannot begin to express the gratitude we have for all of our family and friends. We are excited that in just a few short weeks our sweet baby will make her arrival. Stay tuned for pictures of our baby girl:)
Much love,
The Pyles

Monday, March 8, 2010

I'm going to be a mom!!!!!

Ok, so let me clarify before you pick up the phone and try to have me committed.
I have known for the past oh, 30 something weeks that I was going to have a baby, but how do you really prepare yourself for that?
I don't think you can.

I had my first shower last weekend, thrown by some of my amazing friends, and I think it was there that it really hit me that I was going to be a mom.
I was at a baby shower for ME!

How did that happen?

Ok, well I know HOW it happened, but is there really not more to it than that?

I mean, should somebody interview me, or give me a test, or make me take a class, or at least make me fill out some kind of form?

You can't drive a car without taking a test.
You can't teach children without going to school for at least four years.
You can't even get a Food Lion card without filling out a form.

But in just six short weeks (or less, hopefully) I will be a mom. I will have, God willing, a beautiful, healthy baby that I will bring home and be responsible for for THE REST OF MY LIFE!

Can I do this?

Don't get me wrong, I have prayed long and hard for this child. I want her more than anything in the whole world.

I don't know - I've just recently started wondering if I can actually do this. I mean, you don't get a second chance at this whole "being a parent" thing.

What if I mess up?
What if I don't do it right?
I've never done this before.
I don't know what I'm doing.

And just when I feel like I can't breathe from the anxiety of it all, I look at this sweet face and know that with a lot of prayer, and love, and patience, we will somehow make it.

Here are a few more pictures from our 33 week ultrasound this past Saturday. Needless to say, we are absolutely in love with this little girl and we cannot wait to meet her:)

yawning - it was a little early for her to be up

sweet profile

sticking out her tongue - she's done this at every ultrasound

sucking her thumb

And, I'm sure you've noticed how 'chunky' she is. According to the ultrasound tech, Miss Becca is already weighing in at a whopping 5 pounds 8 oz. Prayers for me now would be nice:)

We are very excited that we are down to 6 weeks until our 'little miracle' will be here! JP and I can't wait to meet her and kiss on those big cheeks:)

I promise that I will post pictures from my showers....soon!

All of our love,
The Pyles