Thursday, August 25, 2011

Goodbye Mississippi, Hello Texas!

(For Now.) This past Wednesday, August 24th, my husband graduated from Technical School. We are SO proud of him! Sadly, I could not make the trip since I am 9 months pregnant, and it broke my heart! He wakes me up every morning on skype to tell me goodbye before he leaves for work and that he loves me- So when he woke me up wearing his dress blues the day of his graduation... I lost it! I cried for so long after he left... Oh hormones. 6 months ago, when he left for Mississippi, we thought the separation would last forever, but luckily it has gone by faster than we thought it would. We've been lucky enough to be able to travel back and forth to visit each other- but as husband and wife, we are MORE than ready to finally live together!
The past 6 months, Cody has been doing detailed training for his job in the AF. He's learned to hack computers, protect computers from being hacked, and plenty more in depth stuff that I literally cannot wrap my brain around. If you know me, you know I can work very few things on a computer: FB, e-mail, and Word. So Cody trying to explain his work to me.... I get lost. All I know that he is going to protect the USA's cyberspace, so he pretty much rocks.
While Cody is ready for the next chapter of our lives to start, I know that he learned and grew so much while in Biloxi. He met some really awesome guys that he respects and became friends with over the past couple of months. A few of them are dads- and they've given him some great advice throughout the pregnancy! I'm sure he'll stay in touch with a good number of them.
I am so proud of my husband for everything that he has worked to accomplish so far in his military career. I love to brag about him to everyone that will listen and I am so lucky that he chose me to share his success with. Cason and I will always be his biggest fans! We love you so much Daddy!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

38 Weeks

Cason and I had an appointment today and it went GREAT! When the Doctor came in, he saw my swollen feet, poked them, and said, "Woooo! Puffy!" Haha! Cason's heartbeat is good and strong, like always - I absolutely LOVE hearing it. He then checked to see if I am dilated...... And I AM! We are dilated to a 2! Finally! I can't believe our baby is almost here. I am SO excited!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August Update!

Family Update
After finding out our next station, Washington DC, we've begun planning the next chapter in our lives. We've been looking at houses and areas that we would like to start our family off in- Virginia is ultimately where we would like our house to be located. While it's been fun house hunting together, doing so over the internet can get complicated and frustrating. We're taking it one day at a time though and once we move to the DC area, the military gives us 10 days to house hunt and sign a lease. So no need to worry about it now! (But of course I do.)

We have known since finding out about our new addition that we would need to buy a new car. After looking and debating over different makes and models, we finally found EXACTLY what we wanted!
It's a Ford Edge and we LOOOVE it. It's the perfect family car and we're excited about all the future adventures we'll have in it. Thank you Cody for spoiling me like crazy!

Our move date is September 15th- We have to be on base in Maryland September 19th. Luckily Daddy B has agreed to drive Cason and I in the Edge, so I can focus completely on the baby. We're so excited to get our life started in our new location!

Baby Update
Cason is growing, growing, growing! He is a very healthy baby, and is estimated to weigh ~7 pounds. We've begun our weekly visits to the Doctor and have been dialated to < 1 both times. Basically, Cason has not dropped and has no intention of making his appearance anytime soon... Even at 37 weeks. So the Doc estimates he'll weigh close to 8 pounds by the due date- this is all estimation of course. 

At the last visit the Doctor came in to talk to me about inducing since we're moving so soon after the delivery. If any of you have talked to me throughout the pregnancy, you know that I am 110% against inducing. I am a firm believer that Cason will come when he is ready- I would NEVER bring him early for my own comfort. Anyways, Doctor  Dawson told me that he really thought it was a good idea to bring him close after the Due Date just because we both (Momma and Baby) will need time to recover before we move across the country. So we agreed to induce on September 2nd if he has not arrived yet. I'm not crazy about the idea- but I understand the Doctor's reasoning and I am SO excited to meet our baby boy.

Momma Update
I'm huge. My feet are grossly swollen and my fingers are so swollen that I haven't been able to take off any of my rings in weeks. But I am healthy! Blood pressure is always good and I'm still carrying him like a basketball- so no extra weight, except the swelling. (Thank you morning sickness, yoga, work, and pilates.)

I graduated Aug. 12th (see post below this one). I also had to quit work because I couldn't really do a lot and I really just wanted to stay home and do nothing- and so far, doing nothing has been nice! I already miss my boss and coworkers though. I'll have to visit sometime next week once Khloe starts school!

Khloe is my 3 yr old BFF. I am living with her and her mom these last couple of weeks- and it's great! Khloe keeps me entertained and Jennifer helps keep me fed and answers all of my pregnancy questions! I love them both to pieces.

Daddy Update
Cody graduates ONE WEEK from tomorrow! He took his last test yesterday, so it's easy stuff from here on out. We are SO proud of him! Thank goodness these 6 months of separation are over a week from Friday! He'll load up his stuff and head this way on Friday (maybe Saturday). I wish Cason and I could go watch him graduate- but sadly that is not an option. We'll be cheering for him in Texas though!!

He is really excited about working in DC and has been in contact with many people already stationed there. He has been doing a phenomenal job getting us ready for the move. I haven't had to do anything (except shop- which I am awesome at).

We've also been getting really excited for football season. If you know Cody, you know that he is a HUGE Cowboy's Fan. He is constantly keeping me up-to-date with all the changes with the new coach and everything. We're excited about having NFL Sundays at our new home and Cason already has two Cowboy's Onesies. Daddy made sure he was prepared!

Well that's what has been going on in our lives! I promise to update after our next Doctor's Appointment- which is Thursday! We are SO close to meeting our baby and being together! The next month will be the best and most crazy month of our lives!

Association of Former Students

I am officially a Fightin' Texas Aggie Former Student! Whoop!
After 3 years (and a summer) of hard work, I graduated from Texas A&M University! All of my family came in to watch me waddle across the stage- and even my husband surprised me by flying in and showing up on my doorstep! I didn't think I would get to see him again until the end of the month- right in time for Cason's birth... So him showing up was the best graduation gift ever.
 After graduation, we all headed to Red Lobster to stuff our faces and open presents. My parents gave me a beautiful James Avery cross necklace- it's a tradition in our family. My older sister, Sarah, and Cody both received one when they graduated. I love mine and have worn it every day since!
It was the best weekend- I loved getting to see my family and getting to spend the weekend with Cody. I am so thankful for the love and support given to me by all of my friends and family. I couldn't have done it without you all!