Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Playing Catch-Up

We have spent the last two weekends trying to get the nursery ready.  First, Elliot's Uncle Ryan and Aunt Brittnye came up from Austin to visit (and bring Elliot's bedding), so we put them to work!  They, along with our friends Matt and Sam, helped paint, hang curtain rods and shelves, and do a little yard work.  We had a lot of fun and we celebrated with a big diner at Babe's.  

Uncle Ryan taking care of the trim

Ryan acting silly with the curtain rod

Brittnye and Jennie painting away!
Sam, Matt, Jordan, and Ryan  
Nursery Picture #1 (lots of books)
Nursery Picture #2
I hope Elliot likes birds!
Bedding Picture #1
Bedding Picture #2
Nursery Picture #3 (look close to see the polka dots!)
So, as you can see, we have worked very hard and the nursery is almost done.  Now all we need is a baby!  2 months to go!

This weekend we are heading up to Amarillo for our Amarillo Baby Shower.  We will post pictures of that next week.  Have a good week!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Elliot's Big Debut...Kind of...

It feels like we lead off every blog post with an apology for not updating more often.  But the Rangers first home stand is finally over, amid Opening Day, a rain out, a double header, and a pre game concert, we weren't able to update the blog.  So, with all of that behind us, we should be able to put new stuff up.  

Today was a big day for us as it was our 4D appointment.  A 4D is basically a live action movie of Elliot in Mommy's tummy.  We prayed and prayed that she would keep her hands down so that we could see her face.  Our prayers were answered...  However, the placenta was anterior with means that it is on the front of the uterus.  Where do you take 4D pictures you ask??  That's right, the front of the uterus...  So we were able to get some pictures and movie clips, but it had to be taken through the placenta which gave us some distorted (horror movie-like) pictures.  So, no, Elliot doesn't have a disfigured face, her poor face is pressed up against the placenta!  You can get a decent idea of what she looks like, with a little imagination.  You can see her lips (Daddy's) and her nose (Mommy's?), but other than that, it will remain a mystery...  Joe the sonographer measured her and said that she weighed 2 lbs 7 oz, which is a little bit bigger than we were expecting...  Hopefully she doesn't keep up t
his pace or she comes early, or else we could be looking at an 8 pound baby!  Yikes!

Two of the videos are face shots and two are feet/leg shots (with a random hand thrown in there).  Without further ado, here is our shy daughter, hiding behind the placenta...  Enjoy...

Jennie has been eyeing a picture for the nursery and we finally got it today.  She is very excited.  

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Drop it like it's hot!

I hope you all have been enjoying the Flight of the Conchords!  There is more where that came from, but I won't bore you with that for now.  

You may be wondering what the title of the blog post means....

Well, after much deliberation.  We have decided to drop the last "t" off of Elliot's name.  We think that it looks more feminine and it give's it more of an original and distinct feel.  So, I'm sorry if you are in the process of monogramming something, we will understand if it is too late.  So, our daughter's official name is.... Elliot Grace Jackson!

We traveled up to A-town for Easter to see our families.  We were having a great time until Jennie got sick on Saturday night...  Oh well, it was still nice to see everyone!  Highlights included watching Sandy "work" at the Cheer Texas building, hitting up Furr's Cafeteria, seeing Berks and Jaden, bowling, and eating at the Amarillo Club.  Here are some pictures of Easter Weekend...

Thomas, Wes, and Jordan in their model pose!
Elizabeth, Melissa, Mom, Jennie, and Jamie
Elliot's Handsome Dad and Beautiful Mom
The whole clan after dinner at the Amarillo Club
Jennie and Aunt Melissa holding Elliot