Friday, May 30, 2008

T-Minus 24 Days....

So that's all I have left if I make it to my due date! Can't believe the time is almost here and soon I will get to meet this little munchkin in my belly. On the 27th I had an appt. with my OB and I was 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced, so its nice I have made some progress, but its really hard to tell whether it means anything or not. We are all doing pretty well though and just trying to get ready for the new addition to our family.

Phil has been busy with work, as always :) He is hosting the Passport Fair at the OV Mall today, and I am sure its going to be a huge success for him, so I am so proud of him for that! He's also had to deal with me the past few weeks and for that he also deserves a medal! ha ha

Ava has been her usual cute self. Probably the only thing really going on in her world (aside from getting ready for a baby sister!) is dealing with a biting problem at daycare. A bunch of kids from the 1 year old room just moved up into Ava's room and they are like jackals. Ava's been bit twice now in a week. One bite broke the skin on her back and looked TERRIBLE. So, I have complained about it to the Director and I hope we see an improvement soon!!

Other than that - here's some fun pictures for you!!

Posing Inside a Blackhawk Helicopter at the Ogden 20k Last Friday


Ava Schmoozing with the Governor


Posing with Mommy (she looks THRILLED, huh?)


With her BFF Kirsten (Amy & Nate's oldest) at the Pittsburgh Zoo


That's about it for us! Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gabriella Brooke

Isn’t Technology Amazing? Here are the 4D ultrasound images on Baby Gabriella Brooke Zimmerman as of May 9, 2008. She weighs 5 pounds, 3 ounces and is expected to be 7 ½ pounds or so at birth. Her heart rate was 150 (good!) and she’s got all of her fingers and toes, ha ha!! She’s got the same nose as mommy and Ava, but I think she looks more like her daddy. You be the judge:

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ella's Sprinkle

So my mom, being the sweetheart she is, suggested that we have a “sprinkle” (small shower) to celebrate Miss Ella’s up coming arrival. I thought it would be easiest to have it at my house, since we have the room. I honestly had no idea how generous everyone was going to be! I requested no gifts – but no one listened to me, ha ha! I am so appreciative of everything that you guys gave for Miss Ella. She is going to be so appreciative one day, but for now, you have to just settle for thanks from mommy!

Anyway – here are a few pictures from the sprinkle:

Monday, May 5, 2008

Dance, Dance!

Ava has been taking dance lessons since January and her recital is coming up in June. We are all excited to watch her show off her moves. She has withheld them from us so far! Every time that we ask her to show us what she learned she stares at me as if I have asked her to solve a differential equation. Regardless, we received her pictures the other day of her in her little dance outfit and they are awesome. Sequins, ruffles, to the max. Does it really get much better?

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wow - It's Been Awhile!!

So I thought that I had posted something here more recently that over a month ago! I guess its just been a busy time for us as a family. Let's see -- I guess I should update on some highlights over the last month and a half!

Ava had her tonsils and her adenoids out at the end of March. It took her awhile to recover, but she’s doing a lot better now. She’s still on her asthma meds, and still has a runny nose a lot, but does not seem nearly as sick as she has in year’s past. We are thrilled for that. Her ENT said that she has healed up really well!

She’s growing like crazy – I can’t hardly believe she will be 3 already in a few short months. It seems like yesterday that I was bringing her into this world, and now she’s walking, talking and having a little attitude! ha ha!
My pregnancy is going well – can’t believe its not going to be too much longer before Miss Ella makes her appearance! I can’t wait to meet this little one!!

April was a busy month for us as far as birthday parties and showers go. It seemed like we had something to do about every single weekend! It was nice to keep us moving though – and Ava loves to spend time with her friends!

Well – I can’t think of much else to update on. I have quite a few pictures I want to share in some posts though – so watch out for that. Hopefully, I will actually get to emailing all of you and letting you know where this blog is so that you can check up on us from time to time. I will send emails every once and awhile too.

Have a great day!!!