17 weeks...

Yesterday, I was 17 weeks pregnant with Baby A. Here's what's been happening in our lives since I last posted...

Mat has decided if we have a baby girl, he's not going to be able to handle it-- in a good way, of course. Sweetest tweet I've ever read.

mca twitter

We finally decided on the crib we wanted for the nursery, and we snatched it right up at a great price from Pottery Barn Kids. (It's the Kendall Crib in Sun Valley Espresso.)

crib at PB

The photo above is of the crib in Pottery Barn-- we've not jumped the ship and decorated for a boy when we don't know what we're having! But, I wanted to show you what it looks like put together since this is what it looks like at our house right now...

crib on porch

We'll get around to putting it together before Baby comes. Hopefully!

I also bought this print for Baby A's nursery IF she turns out to be a little girl. If not, I'll hold on to it until a little girl comes our way.

treats poster

I went to the doctor yesterday for a check-up, and he said everything looks wonderful! Mat and I were blessed by a great report. All tests so far have come back great/normal, and my blood pressure is "perfect." I pride myself on my fantastic blood pressure measurements. :) The doctor also told me I've only gained 3 pounds, and he and the nurse both went on and on about how great that is. They sure know how to make a girl's day!

We go to the doctor on July 13 for our next sonogram. At that appointment, we should be able to know if the Peanut's a little buddy or a little girl. We are beyond excited, and we are anxious to find out! We'll keep you posted!

Over the past few weeks, I've felt a million times better, and I am so happy that I am not someone who has to deal with morning sickness throughout their entire pregnancy. God's mercies are new every morning. Praise the Lord!

We registered and are confirmed for a couple of baby classes at the hospital where I'll deliver. I'm so blessed to go to a doctor who delivers babies at such a great hospital-- Baptist Hospital East. I think Baby A will like coming into the world there.

Finally, in non-baby related news, we just got this framed on Saturday...

mca wwa pic

Thankful to our friend, Devin Maddox, for making such great photos that we used for our Christmas cards. He's the best photographer I've ever seen. Mad props to him, and a sweet hello to his wife, Cara and cute son, Duke. We miss you guys!

Happy Hump Day!


last wednesday

Forgive me for the lack of blog posts lately. I've been either busy, out of town, or sick, and besides all that, I can't think of much to blog about these days.

In an last-ditch effort to save my blog, I took my iPhone last Wednesday and made photos of my whole day. This was not an everyday, routine, same-old-same-old day for me-- I had a doctor's appointment and we drove to Alabama, so things were a little abnormal, but you'll get the gist.  If you're bored by this kind of thing, feel free to ignore this post. My feelings won't be hurt in the least! Enjoy...

7:34 a.m.- I got to sleep in a little this day. I had a doctor's appointment at 9:30 a.m., so there was no use in going to the office for just an hour. The sun had been up for almost 1 full hour at this point in the day. First things first, I get out of bed, and jump in the shower. No breakfast for this nauseated momma.

alarm clock

My products for morning use: caffeine free Diet Dr. Pepper, Gutz, Quick Slip, and Natural Glow moisturizer (because tanning beds are of the devil).

the lineup

This little guy is always around when momma's getting ready. He frequently sits on the counter except for when the hair dryer is going. Sweet thing.

little one

After shower and hair, it's make-up time. I'm a loyal Bobbi Brown fan, as you can tell. I keep it simple. (From L to R: cheap mascara (I go through a ton of mascara-- can't afford the "good" stuff, and the drugstore kinds work just as well), BB eye liner in blackest black, BB corrector and BB concealer (little pots of miracles), BB bronzer and blush duo, BB skin foundation, BB powder brush, BB blush brush, BB eye shadow brushes, drugstore eyelash brush, and BB eyeshadow palette.)

the other lineup

I top myself off with this stuff-- Fresh's Citron de Vigne.


8:10 a.m.- Dressed (in a comfy dress for the long drive later on in the night) and almost ready to go. (I'm in a weird stage of pregnancy now-- all my clothes pretty much fit, but they are just uncomfortable. I wear a dress 95% of the time. I'm glad it's summertime!) Also, I don't know why our bedroom paint color looks yellow. It's actually a khaki-gold, but more khaki than gold. I just couldn't have you think we have a yellow bedroom, though.


8:12 a.m.- Watered the mint plant in the window sill just before leaving.


8:14 a.m.- Cats fed and petted, and Mat and I are out the door. 


8:16 a.m.- The drive through the country on the way to Louisville.

8:45 a.m.- Breakfast at Panera Bread. Water and a cinnamon roll for me. Coffee and breakfast sandwich for Mat.

9:15 a.m.- Pulled up to the doctor's office for my 9:30 a.m. appointment. I absolutely love my doctor!


9:35 a.m.- Already weighed, measured, and had my blood pressure checked. In the room waiting on my sonogram to start.


9:37 a.m.- Sonogram begins!

sonogram machine

10:01 a.m.- Pictures of Baby A. Long legs, and a strong heartbeat of 151. Peanut wouldn't turn around, but we got some cute pics of his/her backside!

peanut 1

peanut 2

10:45 a.m.- Stopped at Target for a few essentials, where I also picked up Lilly animal crackers and a dress to wear to my sister-in-law's high school graduation the next night.

target finds

11:30 a.m.- Lunch at Yang Kee Noodle-- my absolute fave.


12:15 p.m.- Went into work to catch up on emails and get ready for an afternoon of meetings.


12:45 p.m.- Made coffee for the Admissions' counselors. What would they do without me?!?


1:58 p.m.- Went to a meeting at the Heritage House. We just finished up one graduation, but we are already planning December 2011 graduation for Southern Seminary.

meeting notes

4:45 p.m.- Left work a little late. Meetings ran over, and it was my last day in the office until the day after Memorial Day.

5:26 p.m.- Back in Knob Creek. Mat goes to the church to turn on the air for Wednesday night services.

church doors

6:43 p.m.- I sit on the couch and usually watch Seinfeld, but this night there was bad weather heading east, so I was glued to the Weather Channel to make sure it was safe for us to leave home after church.

weather watching

7:37 p.m.- Mat didn't preach because of the threat of bad weather, so we left Kentucky a little earlier than expected. We were on the road to Alabama!

driving home

8:45 p.m.- Stop for dinner along the way. I'm not telling you where we ate. It's embarrassing.

*There are no more pictures after this. Half the time I was asleep and the other half of the time I was trying to keep myself from getting sick. I slept on and off until we reached Ardmore, AL/TN (yes, it's in both states).

1:30 a.m.- HOME in Boaz finally. Hugs and kisses to Valerie and Chris (Mat's parents). Teeth brushed and in the bed.

So, there was a not-so-typical day in the Alexander household, but you get the point. Hope I didn't bore you to tears!