Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

The whole family after Christmas Eve church!

The lights I (and Peyton!) put up all by ourselves!!

The Christmas tree! (of course it was up just after Thanksgiving!!)
Christmas was wonderful again this year! Holidays always means lots of traveling for Blake and I, but we think maybe with Peyton next year, we will request everyone to come to us!! :) Blake and I drove in (yes the 4 hour drive because of bad weather-no flying) Wednesday night, just in time to shop for a few last minute gifts! Christmas Eve we met our friends Adam and Courtney for breakfast. We always enjoy seeing them-we are thankful for such wonderful friendships! From there we went to my parents to get ready for my favorite thing about Christmas-Christmas Eve church!! I have always loved this service since I was young and Blake knows how important it is to me! We have only missed it once in 5 years! Not sure if it was preggers hormones, or the thought that next year we will most likely stay in Louisiana for the entire holiday, or just the amazing orchestra during the last verse of Joy to The World, but tears filled my eyes...I love Christmas! I love that my Savior was born for you and me, to then save you and me!! I wanted to shout from the roof top the last verse...
He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
and wonders of His love,
and wonders of His love,
And wonder, wonders of His love!
What made your Christmas so special? Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season! have a Happy New Year blog friends!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Baby Broussard has a name!!!!

So after a lot of discussing, tons of suggestions, and a book of 55,000 names, we finally agreed upon a name for our little one!! Drum roll please........Peyton (no middle name just yet for a boy) and Payton Lane for a girl!!! Haha That's how bad it was, we could only decide on one name regardless of what gender he or she is!!
Only 7 more weeks until we know which version of Peyton/Payton we will have!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Meet Baby Broussard!!

The scan quality is not too great and if you are like me, you can only pick out the head! haha The first picture is of his face, you can actually see his eyes and open mouth on the actual copy. The second is just a side profile of head and body. He only has arm and leg buds at this point, but you can make those out as well.
His first picture!!!!

11 wks and Dr update

Hello 11 weeks and hello little pooch! Going from a 6 pack to having a little roll is a bit weird but I am embracing this time!! Haha Its the only time in my life I can cheat on our normal healthy practices! Blake and I went to the Dr. last Wednesday, just a follow up and to hear the heartbeat!!! My Dr. is so laid back and is always helpful to both Blake and I, who always ask a ton of questions! After telling us to not freak out if she could not find the heart beat (at 11 weeks its still really early to try and find with the doppler) she began to mash around. Blake commented on if it was ok that she pressed that hard on my tummy! Bless her, she said that since I am so skinny, we found it!!! I was thankful for the compliment, due to the newly settled roll on my abdomen!! So there it was, our baby's healthy heart beat! 144 beats a minute, old wives tale states that's a boy!!!! Haha So we scheduled my first ultrasound for Friday. So two days later back for more, this time it was unbelievable! After taking many pictures of parts inside of me, she finally focused on our baby!! He was moving around a bit, in fact the tech made a comment about it! I like to think he is running in there!! The heart beat was 176 this time....ummm that means girl! Yikes! These old wives tales are killing me! So I guess the suspense remains until 20 weeks. Everything looked and sounded great and healthy!!

As for me, I am looking forward to the 12th week...I hear I will have some energy and will stop this gagging mess!! I sure am over the violent gagging! Although happy to finally being showing signs of pregnancy. For the first 7 weeks I did not feel any different at all! Well then came week 8 with gagging every time I was hungry or smelled anything that didn't seem right!! Ha The sickness strangely put me at ease, I no longer felt like this wasn't real! The gagging gave me a sense of reality! Yay! But now that I am a believer, I am ready to not gag anymore!! :)

Next appointment is in January!! Will keep you posted!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Well HELLO!!!!

Ok, I have not fallen off the face of the earth!!! Work has been a bit crazy with new changes in our office, our home computer was on the fritz but got one that works!! and this pregnancy thing has got me feeling BEAT after work everyday!!!

I have to share a story from work. We have a lot special needs patients, and anyone who knows me, knows that this is such a gift to be able to work with people with special needs on a daily basis-even if just for 30 minutes out of my day! :) Since high school I have enjoyed being with special needs people, I unlike many, am not uncomfortable around them. Earlier this week a lady in her mid 40's, I would guess, came in for her annual check up. We take these patients pictures for their files to help with identification purposes. When I went for her, I realised we needed to take a picture for her file. So I called her name and when I asked if she could smile for me, she had a wonderful personality and was pumped that I wanted to take her picture! She thanked me for taking her picture and again thanked me when I told her how pretty it turned out. I brought her back to the room, all the while she is thanking me for letting her come, and thanking me for letting her sit in the "main chair" in the room! While waiting for Dr. Landry, I sat with her and we had the nicest chat. She was very excited about going home for Christmas, told me how her family was coming to take her from the home where she lives, to her real home for a few days. After Dr. Landry was finished with the exam, and after her thanking him for it, we were on our way up front when she asked if she could have a copy of the picture I took. Of course I told her yes and went to print one out for her. Our printer takes a bit so i sat at the front counter with her discussing her brand new outfit she was very excited to be wearing! A girl after my own heart!! After telling me the reason she wanted a copy of the picture was because I told her she looked pretty in it and she wanted to take it to her family so they wouldn't forget her, she grabbed my hand and thanked me more!

When I tell you this warmed my heart to spend this 30 minutes with her. She was such a joy to be around. The simple things-she was so very genuinely thankful for, and expressed it at that! I started to think about how I need to say thank you more often. I can only hope to be more like her in her gratitude to those around me.
Tell someone thank you for something small that you are truly thankful for today!!