Saturday, October 31, 2009

Just wanted to give a quick update -
I am 39 weeks pregnant and will be induced on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. We have to arrive at the hospital at 5am Tuesday morning! Hopefully we will get to meet our sweet little man sometime that day! I am very excited, nervous, anxious, name it, but I know the Lord has my best interest at heart and will be with me the entire time! I am blessed that my mother will be with Wes and I also - she is arriving today and staying with us about a week and a half! Please keep us in your prayers as we enter this new chapter in our lives!
Have a Blessed Weekend!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mini-Photo Session and Baby Update

Just wanted to post a few pics from my mini-photo session (33 weeks pregnant) that my wonderful husband did (
I do love some of these shots - although I am not fond of the weight I have gained these past 8 months. Oh well, it is all for a great cause, right!
Also, another baby update - We had a 35 week check-up today...everything went well! I am measuring at 38 weeks though, but no worries. I have an ultrasound next week so the doctor can get an estimate on size and weight. I have a feeling our little man is going to be on the hefty side since his daddy was almost 11lbs. and 23 inches long - I feel like my mother-in-law gave birth to a toddler :) But all is well - so that is all that matters! I guess that is all for now - I will keep everyone updated on the doctor visits! Have a great week - it is almost Friday!!!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Has it really been almost a month since I have posted anything....
It really has!!! Just wanted to give everyone a quick update on what's been going on with the Roberts' at the 504 Cottage....

1. Wes' Photography business is going strong! The Lord is continuing to bless him (us) with continued bookings and we are looking forward to the 2010 "Wedding Season!" Please pray with us that we continue to look to the Lord for guidance and run our business with honesty, integrity and glorify Him through all that we do! If you are in need of a photographer (and a great one at that) look him up -

2. We have had the Swine Flu!!! Yes, that is right folks...Last week, Sept. 28, I visited my regular physician for what I thought was a bad chest cold. Well, I was told I had bronchitis and was given an antibiotic and told to stay home a day or so and rest. Well, by Wednesday, I was miserable and worse than I was on Monday. I had a scheduled 34 week OB doctor noticed that I was obviously deathly sick and was running a fever - along with all of this - our little man was not moving very much and I was having some contractions (at 34 weeks). So my OB doctor (who I love, love, love) sent Wes and I on over to the hospital so that they could monitor the baby and so that I could get a flu swab. They were able to get the baby to move by some force and we established a strong heart beat on the monitor after about an hour of monitoring...the contractions were thought to be coming on because of dehydration. After that was over, we headed to the Lab at the hospital for the flu swab. We left the hospital and it wasn't 10 minutes later that my doctor called and said that I had tested positive for Type A flu virus (H1N1) and he was going to call in Tamiflu for both Wes and myself. On top of me being sick as a dog, Wes was coming down with it as we both stayed home for most of last week and just did nothing, but watch some movies and sleep! We are both on the mend, but have been told the cough and congestion can last up to 2 weeks after the initial virus is we are still coughing and blowing our noses :) Thankfully, little man is still ok and it has not affected my breathing much!

3. With all that said, we are 35 weeks pregnant! Only 5 weeks to go...or as my baby counter says 32 days....what!! We are not prepared...still have lots of little items that we need to get to make our little man comfortable when we bring him home...I think Mommy is going to need a few things as well :) But needless to say, we are thrilled and can't wait to meet him!!! Wes and I are so thankful for God bringing us this far with the pregnancy - we pray little man holds out a few more weeks so that he is properly developed! On a side note, I was able to pencil myself into Wes' calendar and he did a mini photo shoot of me pregnant at 33 weeks...I will try to post those tonight :)

4. Home renovations are still in the works, but have obviously been pushed to the back burner...
We are waiting on our painter to begin working on the outside - I love the colors I have picked out for the 504 cottage! We do, however, have all new doors and windows! It is nice to be able to open a window for some fresh air. The original windows (1940's) were painted shut and not in operation. We did make sure the contractor saved them for us - so if you are in need of an old window for decorating...let me know we have about 15 of them :) We would also like to do some landscaping in the spring...back and front yard - and fix up our small back patio area!

*I believe that is all for now...I am excited that Fall has arrived here in Alabama! The weather cooling off really makes a pregnant woman happy! I hope you have a great week and your October is filled with beautiful fall colors and pumpkins on your door step!