baby fusch update

psalm 139:14-16 "i praise you because you made me in an amazing and wonderful way. what you have done is wonderful. i know this very well. you saw my bones being formed as i took shape in my mother's body. when i was put together there, you saw my body as it was formed. all the days planned for me were written in your book before i was one day old".

i read this verse today in my morning bible study & couldn't help but read it over & over.
what a beautiful verse & such a relevant one in my life today.
brings me to tears.

it seems it has been awhile since i wrote about baby fusch.
i will try to not let that happen again!

where to begin...
i am ALMOST eleven weeks.
can you believe it!?
the baby will be the size of a lime.
this is what thebump.com has to say about week 11...

Your fetus currently enjoys a 1:1 ratio between body and head, and has skin so transparent that blood vessels show right through. But, fingers and toes are no longer webbed, and hair follicles, tooth buds and nail beds are forming -- setting up a significantly more attractive future.

anyway, blake & i had an appointment on monday morning.
we actually got to hear the heartbeat!
our doctor warned us at the beginning that we shouldn't panic if we don't hear it because it is still kind of early.
well after a minute or so of searching, there it was.
pumping away.
167 bpm.
it was so amazing.
better than a sonogram!

we have our next appointment in two weeks where we will have some major testing done.
please keep baby fusch in your prayers.
in addition, there is a slight chance we may find out the sex of the baby.
my sister in law, lindsey, was sent to this same doc for testing.
he was able to tell them that he was 99% sure they were having a girl...& that was at 12 1/2 weeks which is where i will be.
pretty exciting but we aren't holding our breaths.

about me...
surprisingly enough, i am blessed to say i have YET to be sick or for that matter feel nauseous.
i am truly shocked at this considering the other two preggers in my life were both sick.
HOWEVER...i have definitely had other symptoms!
i would say the three most obvious ones for me have been my eating habits, needing extra sleep (i have never been a naptaker) & using the restroom in the middle of the night (never did that before either).
i cannot describe to you how hungry i get and so often too!
i have to eat 5-6 small meals a day to keep the baby happy.
and overeating is NEVER a good feeling.
also, most things that i loved before: grilled chicken, veggies, salads, etc. sound absolutely disgusting.
even the thought of seeing them. really.
it's all ramen noodles, pizza pockets, chicken nuggetts, pickles & pretty much anything else that is salty.
good diet huh.
i have mostly had water to drink plus some decaf hot tea every now & then.
i have tried really hard to stay away from sodas & even more so caffeine this first tri-mester.
we will see how long that last!

as far as my lil tummy goes...it is slowly starting to firm up.
it gets harder & harder to suck in each day.
but NO stranger in their right mind would ever ask me if i was pregnant at this point.
probably won't be obvious for another month or two.
but friends & family MAY be able to tell. ;o)

i plan on starting my baby bump series at 12 weeks, once i am back from cali & florida.

i hope each & every one of you are having a wonderful week.
i am off to cali today to visit rachel in san diego & erin in huntington beach.
i will be there for six days & it will be great although my boys will be missed.



week 25: baby durrett


baby durrett: week 24

calypso cocktails

one of my favorite stores, calypso, is having an evening of cocktails this wednesday.
they will be featuring their new fall collection.
if you are in the dallas area, you should definitely take the time to stop by especially if you have never been.
they are located in preston center, off northwest hwy & preston.
you will love it!



cutest kiddos

here a few pics from the lakehouse of some seriously cute kiddos.
i just had to share...
hope you all are having a fabulous week.

happy hump day!


baby durrett: week 23

happy tuesday!


more birthday fun

this past weekend we invited a bunch of friends & family out to the lakehouse to celebrate blake's big 3-0.
as always, it was such a blast to be there with everyone.
there were over 30 people that came out to play including friends from new york, oklahoma, austin & of course dallas.
TONS of food, drinks & fun was had.
buddy definitely had a fun time- chasing boats & riding jet skis!

thank you so much to all our wonderful friends & family that came out to celebrate.
you made blake's day so special & one birthday he won't forget.

i heart cohen

just a few of cohen's MANY expressions he made within a matter of 2 minutes at the lakehouse.
no joke.
this kid is hilarious & so happy to be around!!
his smile is truly contagious.
i mean anytime blake knows the carrekers are coming over, he ask me if they are bringing cohen hoping that i say YES.
it's so cute.
i tell you...those carrekers have sure set some standards for the rest of us!


week 22: baby durrett