Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fat is the new black...

Okay, so I have to start off by saying, thank you. I was feeling down yesterday and...well...a little fat. And all of my blog peeps sent me messages that honestly made me cry happy tears and also laugh hysterically. My friend, Holly, called me last night after reading my blog. She goes to my doctor's office. She always makes me laugh. At one point in the conversation she said, "fat is back!" (LOL) I followed with, "yeah, fat is the new black!" My new motto. (and for the record, we weren't talking about size, we were talking about nutrition...good and bad fat:) I feel better today and after reading your comments, I have decided to let them weigh me each month, but I'm not going to let them tell me how much I've gained. I think that will be best for me. I want to enjoy every minute of this pregnancy, including my growing belly! I seem to embrace it until the dreaded doctor's appointment and then I panic. So thanks for the pick-me-up, girls!!

Speaking of pick-me-ups. I received a package in the mail from my friend, Shannon. She sent little miss A these cute bloomers and onesie! Aren't they sweet!? One set of bloomers has her initials, the other has her name, and the onesie has her first initial. :) I love anything personalized. Shannon, thank you so much for thinking of our baby girl!

Since my first baby shower is this Saturday, I wanted freshly painted toenails. I seriously can't believe it's already here!! I'm getting so excited!

Anywho, back to my toes. I've gone to the same nail salon for about 7-8 years. Chuc and Tina own the salon. Tina has always been the one to do my her! Well today, after she finishes my pedicure, she goes to the back and comes out with this bag.

It was full of onesies, hats, gowns, and a blanket.

Tina doesn't speak/understand English as well as some, but every time I went in to have my nails done (over the past 3 years) she would ask how my doctors appointments were going. She knew that we were trying to have a baby. I don't know that she fully understood what we were going through with the IVF, but she knew it wasn't as easy for us as for some. In my many years of going there, I've had the pleasure of celebrating Tina's three pregnancies with her. :) It just touched my heart that she would bring us these gifts. She's such a sweetheart.

So many of you have sent us gifts for A and each one means so much! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I honestly can't wait to put each and every item that we've received on her. I hope she likes to change outfits several times a day, because she's going to be my little baby doll. :)

Oh, and I've had some people leave a message in the comments section, asking about A's name. Sometimes I wish that I were able to just type out her name on the blog. I love her name...I think it's so pretty. I already make up songs with her name in them and sing them to her. (LOL) BUT...I must respect my husband's wishes and I love him for just wanting to keep our baby girl safe. I would be more than happy to share it with you, just click on the email button on my sidebar and send me a message or leave me your email address in the comments section and I'll email you! :)

Love you guys,


Heather said...

I JUST did my nightly ritual of laying out and picking out AK's outfit for tomorrow and it is SO MUCH FUN! I just can't wait for you to get to do that, too!!! So glad you got so many fun goodies, too. You will love all those things, esp. the gowns. I put both of my kiddos in those gowns forever because they are so easy and cute!
You deserve to bask in and enjoy every single minute of this pregnancy!!!! :) Love ya!

Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

I love the bloomers!! looking forward to Saturday:) gald your on the right track with the weighing in at the Drs. office, just wear head phones nad ignore the nurse next time:) If you want I can go with you, and so oh my gosh you have lost five pounds just since yesterday!!

Shannon said...

Those gowns are so cute! I love little babies, boys or girls, in gowns. I'm glad you are feeling better and I love your new way of thinking next time you go to the dr. :)

Laura said...

Hey girl! Thank so much for the kind comments on my blog! That would be really great if I could borrow that book from you! I live in LR, but born and raised in NLR and still have family there, so I'm in NLR a lot too. I don't have your email, but my email address is

Love the gifts that you got for your shower!! I also love the fact that you are feeling better about everything. Keep praying for that nurse and hopefully God will move through her!


Sarah said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog since right before you got pregnant but haven't commented! I'm curious about your little A's name b/c my daughter's name is an A name! Please feel free to come check us out if you'd like and I'd love to know the sweetheart's name!

Mom of 3! said...

I love all of that stuff! And I hope you have a wonderful time at your shower Saturday! Can't wait to see all the great stuff you get! And I'm glad you are feeling better about the doctor appointments.

Love you!

Katie said...

my name is Katie and I follow your blog. I am so excited for you and your sweet baby girl that is on the way. I just had my first baby girl eight months ago and it is truly the best ride of my life. I would love to get email updates and hear your sweet girls name! :)



Megan said...

Those bloomers are absolutely adorable!!!

Heather said...

Hi Jill,

I read your blog often and I am also expecting a little girl. My due date is October 28th and we have picked out an "A" name. I am just curious to find out if it is the same one :) My email address is I'd love to hear from you!!

Joy said...

Awww, how sweet of your manicurist to do that!!!

Faith said...

What fun gifts you've been receiving, and I'm sure you got lots more today! I know the shower was such a special time and I hope it was everything you dreamed it would be!

P.S. How sweet of your manicurist!

Laura said...

Thanks girl! SOOO looking forward to reading/doing your devotional that helped you with IF! My goal is to read as much of God's Word as I can this month to heal, grow spiritually and grow strong in my faith. I just feel like I need to get close with God right now while I'm going through this!! Thanks again for your prayers and support! You are just the best and I'm so delighted to be getting to know you!!