Monday, May 25, 2009

Still Ready....

Monday, May 25, 2009

This weekend was extra long and extra NEEDED! Mom left Friday, and Jerret took me (and Mr Boy Batson!) to a St Louis Cardinals game. The Cards beat the Royals and we had a great time at the game. Ok, I was hot, tired, and stuck in a little chair, but watching the game from our primo seats was completely awesome : )

See the baby sitting on my leg!?! BIG Cardinals Belly!

GO CARDS! (go away heatwave!)

Saturday met us with sleep and Jerret building things. Some photos below are the cute baby things Jerret (and helpers) worked on over the weekend. While it was hot on Saturday, we still cooked out and enjoyed dinner on our patio!

Big sister, Sadie, gets tortured by mom one more time. What a cute ribbon from Jerret's work friends! Doesn't she look so cute as a big sister!?!?!?!
Sunday I was so tired, but we still went to church. Jerret ran the control room and I got to sit next to Jake Elder, the newest addition to Julie and Matt's family! Jake was so cute and adorable! It was fun, but I did have some horrible contractions. I thought Sunday was THE day he would come into this world. I had about 8 contractions all day, but they didn't progress anywhere. So, I napped, walked, and napped some more. Jerret was a gentleman and took care of me all day and night.

Monday, no work, so we both slept in till 10am (ok, my sleeping is interrupted every hour and a half for a bathroom break), but it was great anyway. We relaxed, read, worked (ok, Jerret worked) and just hung out together. It was super great to be relaxed at our house and spend quality time together. We have some new photos of the Nursery. Jerret keeps making fun that I keep re-organizing the whole place, but I love it. I love spending time in the nursery and thinking of all the time I will spend with little boy Batson. I also started my pregnancy online scrapbook. I've taken some notes and have lots of pictures to compile for this great book. It should be awesome!

Changing table, diaper champ, diaper stacker, cute decor!

Crib (from Grandma Ash and Grandpa Mike) with the big blanket hanging! Oh yeah, and a cute picture of Mommy and Daddy by the crib

Glider from Grandma Rena with the blanket from Grandma Alice!

Another view of the beautiful crib from the grandparents!

Keep us in your prayers, along with all those other preggo friends I have at church and work. We just found out that Kameron, from work, had her baby boy at 1pm today! Congrats!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Getting Close!

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Today Rena came to work with me! We celebrated another co-worker's baby shower! What fun! Lots of babies around and lots of excitement.

Lots of excitement over the weekend, but no baby. First, the boys put together the pack and play. And YES, it did take three of them (wink wink!) Too bad it doesnt fit through any of our bedroom doorways. Guess we have to dis-assemble to get it in a room! Jerret says "forget taking this thing to Grandmas' houses! They need their own!"

Then, we have a clean house---for one last time, maybe! Its all ready for our Sunday lunch guests. Of course, I forgot to take pictures of our potluck lunch. But, it was really fun! We had about 25 friends and neighbors over for a cookout on a BEAUTIFUL day!

Crystal, Melissa and Steph at Crystal's baby shower!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Baby Boy Batson's Nursery

Friday, May 15, 2009
So, I think I am FINALLY done moving and re-organizing the baby's things. I took some photos for everyone to see the nursery nearly or pretty much complete. Only thing missing--BABY! I have SO much fun in his room. I like to check out his clothes, organize the toys, count the diapers and wipes : )

I just wanted to post what a great husband I have, too. Jerret has been so helpful and supportive that it almost makes me cry! (Really cry, not just preggo cry!) He is gonna be a super fun daddy and I'm so excited for _______ (insert baby's name) to meet him in person! We will, by the way, be announcing his name AFTER the birth! We will probably post on this blog a couple of pictures and some updates about the babe. Our cell phones will be turned on/barely used for EMERGENCIES only : ) We need time to bond, people. Technology is not needed at the hospital : )

So, here it is.....
Ok, so of course I'm taking out the photo, blanket, pillow, bumper AND bear. But, I wanted one last photo before I SIDS proofed the bed : )
Mom and Dad are awaiting your arrival little batson boy!
Walking into the Nursery
Changing table and crib view from door
Toys and closet!
Baby will be rocked to sleep there a lot!

He has LOTS of clothes already too!
Some of the 5,000 diapers! Yeah baby! Shopping the sales!

Toy basket!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day 2009!

Monday, May11, 2009
So I had my FIRST mother's day celebration yesterday! It was super fun and Jerret got me such a cute purse and he wrote a beautiful poem. We celebrated by spending time together, Jerret grilling, and a nice little nap on the couch!

(He is going be happy that he let me celebrate, even if baby is still in my belly : ) I already know what Mr. Boy Batson will get him!)

Anyway, so I thought I would share a few verses that we read together in church yesterday. The verse really comforted me about going through labor and delivery--and the bigger challenge--being a mom!
Psalm 40
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand...Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to sepak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare."

I just felt led to share these verses because they really meant a lot to me.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Wednesday, May 6, 2009
While we often post prayer requests that are our needs and wants, I try to post stuff about how great God is to us too. So, I thought I would share a post about how awesomely great my Rooftop friends are! On Monday I had a surprise baby shower at my small group! LOTS of ladies from Rooftop were there and I got super cute presents, yummy cake and enjoyed spending some social time with them. I am SO happy to be involved in the Monday and Wednesday night groups and am just super lucky to have been blessed with such amazing women friends (and those guys on Wed!). The girls wanted to be on the blog--and of course I can't miss ANOTHER shower posting! I'm so thankful to ALL my friends and family who are thinking of Jerret, baby and I during our pregnancy. We are super duper excited to meet Mr. B. and will take our computer to the hospital to post some blog pics! We love you all!
The girls at Bread Co!
Ms Kayla being silly with Jackie!

LaShandra and Laura

Sally, Cake, Stephanie and Heather!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tremont Showers Stephanie and Baby!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Happy Cinco De Mayo!

I had such a great time in Tremont getting some awesome gifts, seeing some great friends and hanging out with the family. This is a quick post--but here are the highlights!
Fish my dad, cousin and uncle caught! LOL
Billy with his son, Noah, playing in the grass!

My cake--its sideways, but you get the idea!
Lots of fun times at the shower!
Some Lake Windermere Ladies!

Lynn, Rena and Rena!
Beth (good shot!) Gayle and Linda B's!
Presents galore! What a blessing!

Momma Steph and Momma/Gma Rena!

Reading time! Uncle J with Noah!
Chillin on the couch, talking on the phone!

Noah wanted to play with all my new toys! I let him--just look at that face!
Aunt Pooh gives Noah a kiss while Sadie tries too!
Jerret says by to Noah : )

Friday, May 1, 2009

Batson Shower!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009! FIVE WEEKS and counting!!! Baby Boy Batson (whose name we plan on saving for a surprise for our friends and family!) will arrive in five weeks or less! YEAH!

We had tons of fun in DuQuoin at the Batson Family Shower! Here are some photos of the main event! Thanks to Alice and Ashley for planning such a fun day!
Steph, Ash (aka: New Mom) and J
Steph Rena and J
Steph, Alice and J
J is modeling the clothes : )
More presents!
Soft blanket
Stephanie and Rayna
Steph, Deanne (J's Grandma) and J!