Wednesday, November 28, 2007

oh, boy!

Here are some pictures from the ladies baby shower that my mother and sister threw for me on November the 3rd. It was absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I had wanted, down to every last detail.

Alison was a trooper dealing with her very opinionated and nesting pregnant sister. She ran all over town trying to find me my green roses and generously paid for them at a florist price...ouch. She did the big floral arrangments with the lime slices in the vase, exactly what I had asked for. Thank you so much sister for all of your hard work.

Mom was so wonderful. She asked what I had invisioned for my baby shower and she matched exactly what I had dreamed up in my head. She found some really cute stickers but didn't know what to do with them. I thought they matched perfect with the theme so I wanted to get floral wire and have them coming out of the floral center pieces. It looked just like a nursery mobile.

But the person who really really helped was Becky Miller. She gave mom her decorative boxes, material, vases, and glasses. Not only that but she went, without being asked, to Michaels and picked out the paper pieces to go around the vases. She was so gracious and sweet and I cannot thank her enough.

Everything about my baby shower was lovely. My cake form Cake's by Nancy turned out perfect. And Alie and Mom even got me the personalized m&ms. Wow....Elijah and I are more than loved. Enjoy!

p.s. all you pregnant ladies out there or mommies...try not to be too jealous! *wink*

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Week 33 Tuesday 11/20

For all the weight and bulk you’re lugging around these days, you’d think your little champ should weigh much more than a mere 5 lbs and measly 17 inches in height, but nope, that’s about the average size for a baby in its thirty-third week. In terms of appearances, they’re getting cuter and pudgier every minute as they pile on the baby fat for those adorable little wrist rolls and chubby toes. And as we’re sure you’ve already noticed they’re getting stronger with every passing day. Nowadays, it’s possible to observe a well-placed kick just by watching your belly—but you already knew that didn’t you? Although they’re getting stronger, your bigger-by-the-day baby is losing space to move around, so the actual rate of movement will drop off in the last few weeks, despite that powerful drop-kick they’ve been working on. Hey, did you know you’ll continue feeling their movements even during labor?
Shawn and I had a nice day together. We haven't had much "us" time lately so it was nice to be with him. Elijah gave us some entertainment with his movements. I think he is going to be a long one. His heels are constantly at my sides and poking out. It is so funny to feel his heel and then he will pull away.
As I type he has the hyccups. Precious.

Oh, we got a rug for the nursery so it is a little more warm now. I'll have to take some pictures and post them. Not too much longer and he will be here. Such a happy thought.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Week 32: Mommy, you're HOT!

In the latest womb reports, your amazing baby has now developed sensitivity to temperature! This means you’ll probably get a swift kick if you put a hot pad on your ginormous belly. For the Elton John lovers out there-- yes, baby’s got blue eyes. At this point, all babies do, although depending on their chromosomal disposition, this could easily change after birth (or even between now and labor), but for the time being, blue it is. Thanks to their recently matured lungs and a remarkably strong immune system, over 90% of babies born in their 32nd week, survive premature births. So it’s pretty much a done deal. Even if your little monkey’s planning on heading out early, their survival odds are in everyone’s favor. Time to celebrate (no, no, wait until after the birth to crack open the champagne!) We’re talking baby-showers and alcohol-free punch!
It is such a crazy thought that I am ending my 32 week about to start my 33rd. Wow. My lil man will be here soon!

Monday, November 12, 2007


Alrighty! It is official. I have now entered that incredibly uncofortable stage. You know, the stage where Elijah is stretching, and poking, and elbowing all over me. I love feeling him move...but sometimes the lil guy gets into these really weird positions and to be quite honest it feels like he has crushed my organs like playdo in his hands! Or something of that sorts.

We had our appointment with Dr. Madalenna today. He is so nice. He updated us on our ultrasound. Everything with baby Elijah's organs and extremities are completely normal and according to my growth he says that January 8th is right on schedule for my due date. I, however, believe that Elijah will be here earlier.

Hopefully we can get his room all done and his exploding closet organized. I need to stop this need to nest. For reals now.

I am so excited for the next few months to come.....this whole experience has been such a great blessing.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

sweet deals

I love good finds. So this morning I was sitting reading the Sunday paper, as usual. I love all the ads and looking at what is on sale and such.
So I looked at the Big Lots ad because that store is actually great and they had Graco highchairs for sale. $60 too. So I decided to check it out and see if they had out Graco Oakwood highchair that is disconntinued and I can't find it anywhere.
We walked back and waiting on the shelf for us was our Oakwood highchair! Shawn and I were totally stoked! Actually, I was way more stoked than him but none the was rad!
I love when stuff like that happens to me....

dorky post about a highchair...I know! *wink*

Friday, October 26, 2007

Target is the DEVIL!

Target is by far the worste store in the whole entire world! I wish I never would have registered there! Grrr!

So..we got a lot of great stuff at our couple's baby shower a few weeks ago. However, some people didn't understand that after you find something on our registry you are supposed to have the cashier scan the paper so on the registry it is marked off as fulfilled and we don't get duplicates. Well...we got lots of duplicates...lucky more than half gave gift reciepts so those exchanges weren't a problem.

However...we got a really nice moniter that we didn't register for (including the one we did register for) and a bunch of other stuff that we didn't register for...with out a reciept. We tried to go to target and put it all on a gift card for any items that will be left over on our does not take any exchanges/store returns OVER $20...and if you have used your i.d. to do a return for an item without a reciept or an exchange without a reciept more than are outta luck.

I HATE TARGET! ha. The angry pregnant lady is really comming out in me. So...needless to say...don't ever register at Target...or if you do...pray that everyone gives you a gift reciept weather it's from your registry or not.

p.s. I can't believe I just wrote a whole blog about Target!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

4d ultrasound...

Shawn and I made an appointment on the 30th of October (Tuesday) for our 3d/4d ultrasound! I am sooo excited for this! I can't wait to see Elijah's face with all of that amazing detail! It has me really really excited!

Another thing that has me excited is going to the world series! love it!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Due Date Mix-up

So...Shawn and I have been a little misinformed about our due date. We are due January 8th according to our very first ultrasound! Just found that out today at our check-up!

Not only that...but according to the due date from our last ultrasound my due date is January 5th! But we stick to the doctors original due date! January 8th!

Shawn and I went to my glucose test today and after fasting all morning and drinking 50 g of was only 106. Which is basically what it should be gestational diabetes! Fun's getting so close!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


A little over a week and then....MY SISSY COMES TO CALIFORNIA! I am so stoked! This whole living two states away thing just is not my favorite. I have grown so much since Hawaii. Gained a little too much weight in my butt and thighs! Ha! My pants are starting to fit rather uncomfy like. I think when she sees my tummy she will cry! Just a prediction!

Countdown til Alie gets here has officially begun.

Oh, we got our crib bedding in the mail!So excited to start setting it all up! Shawn is going to paint the crib this weekend and then we will get to work making Elijah's room just right!

Friday, September 14, 2007

i've gained 10 lbs since my last weigh-in. 15lbs total. Now that is love right there....

here i am at 22 weeks....which was last week cause i am now 23 weeks. so soon!

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Elijah Zion Murphy, first appearance!

Here are the actual ultrasound pictures.....Elijah makes his first appearance. He was being quite a show off. Only a few more months and I can hold him in my arms. And dress him in all of his adorable outfitts. Fun!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

What is it!?

It's a boy!! Hoooooray! All I can say is it was the most amazing thing to see my lil man running all over. He kicked at the tech because he didn't like her invading his lil space. It was so life altering to see his little bones all formed and his pretty lips opening and closing. The best part was watching him move his little hand up to his face and try to suck his thumb. God is amazing! And, well, let's just say that he likes so show off what he has. Ha. Spread eagle...waiting to show mommy that he is indeed a lil boy!
Elijah Zion Murphy will be here soon....I can't wait to meet him. Oh, and of course Shawn is exstatic to have a lil buddy.

p.s. i'll post better pictures as soon as i have time to scan them. these are from grandma fox's cell phone!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here Today Gone To Maui

Well, I have to say that spending your 21st birthday in Hawaii was a-maz-ing! I loved every minute of it! Baby really started moving a lot on the plane ride over and as the days went by I felt the kicking stronger and stronger. I can now say that baby HATES it when I lay on my tummy.

Shawn felt baby kick for the first time in Hawaii. Alie and Mom also got in on the action. Strong lil sucker.

For my birthday we went snorkling...yeah, almost did make it back to land, parasailed, and saw so many dolphins!! It made my birthday! Well, having Shawn there really made it, the dolphins were just a plus. It wasn't too disappointing coming home because the next day we knew we would find out if we were having a boy or a girl. Fun!

Here are some pictures of paradise