Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Our New Ride

Justin drove to Wilmington Thursday morning in the good ole Buick Century and came back that afternoon with our brand new car! It's a 2010 Toyota Camry and I love it!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pregnancy Weeks 5-20

I document just about everything. Partly because I'm extremely sentimental and partly because I'm one of those obsessive scrapbookers who saves EVERYTHING to glue in a book for fear of forgetting some precious memory. I get it honest. My daddy was always taking pictures of us kids growing up and my mama saved every scrap of memory she could cram into our keepsake boxes. She even saved my umbilical cord stump. You heard almost 30-year-old cord stump is in my baby scrapbook. that weird or something?

I took photos like these during Garrett's pregnancy also. I love to compare them. I've gotten much bigger - much faster this go round.

  • Week 5 - I'm just a glowing, excited newly pregnant lady.
  • Week 10 - I'm using all my might to hold back tears and vomit.
  • Week 15 - I'm starting to feel much more human and like myself.
  • Week 20 - This girl's feeling good and eating everything in sight! Justin says my belly button will be gone by Friday. I hope he's wrong!

20 weeks down, 20 more to go!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Her Name

I like names with meaning, family names especially. When we found out that we're having a baby girl, Justin asked me to come up with a list of five names. He's nice like that, leaving the hard part up to me. So, I got to work. I had a few names already in mind but was having a difficult time coming up with any more that I could actually consider using. I think I knew deep down her name was already decided. It was the name I kept coming back to over and over again. It's so sweet, pure and innocent sounding to me. When I was a little girl, this was the name I liked to always pretend my daughter's name was. I named one of my favorite baby dolls this name too. The middle name needed no consideration. I knew I wanted it to be special. I wanted it to stand for something I love very much. The name we have chosen for our daughter is:

Alaina Lee Harrison

"Lee" is in honor of my best friend and sister, Mindy Lee. Precious, attractive and peaceful are a few meanings I've found for the name "Alaina".

I love having a name for her. This isn't just a baby I'm pregnant with anymore and it's not just my baby girl either. It's Alaina Lee Harrison, my second child, my daughter.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice!

We're having a GIRL!

This is hard to distinguish but the three little white lines that the arrow is pointing to are girl parts :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Pink or Blue?

Tomorrow morning I'm scheduled to have our baby's anatomy ultrasound. I'm very anxious to see and hear that Harrison baby #2 is growing and developing just as he/she should.

I'm also excited to find out what the baby's gender is. Everyone has asked me what we'd like to have and, honestly, I can't choose. A girl would be so much fun. Doll babies, ruffles, hair bows etc. I'd have my little friend to play dress up with, have tea parties with, and someone to pass along all my girl stuff to that I've been saving all these years. A boy would be such a blessing too. I know little boys and their needs. I'd get to reuse all of Garrett's precious baby clothes and all the little boy stuff. I'd also be thrilled to give Garrett a brother. I see how close Justin and Corey are and I'd love to provide my son with a best friend. I'm so glad the choice isn't left up to me!

So, what do you think...

Will it be a little Angie or another little Justin?


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Mother-in-law!

Ms. Marilyn,
I just wanted to wish you a happy, happy birthday today! Thank you for being such a supportive and loving mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. I am so grateful and consider myself very lucky to have such a great relationship with my husband's mother. I know that I can always count on you and that means so much. We love you very much and hope you have a great day!
Justin, Angie, Garrett and Baby #2
P.S. I hate to ask you this but will you do me a favor and please use your birthday wish on warmer weather? I need sunshine, flowers, birds chirping, green grass, and short sleeves ASAP! Thanks! I'll owe you one!