February 22, 2008

Family Pics

Our amazing photographer friend, Lynsey, (we loved her before we knew she took great pics!) took some family pictures of us at the park behind our house last Sunday.

Here they are!

I love them all, but I especially love the one of my two precious boys with Asher's hands on Charlie's face. I will treasure that one forever because she captured a memory that I see quite often...Asher adoring his Daddy.

We can't thank you enough, Lyns! She is incredible to work around a very active 13 month old and still get such great pics!

February 12, 2008

We're thinking PINK!!

It's official...I'm wearing Maternity! I was changing from running shorts to go to dinner and was awfully uncomfortable trying to fit into most of my regular jeans! I decided...since we were about to go eat Pancakes at IHOP that it was NOT worth the discomfort of trying to squeeze into my regular jeans...Baby Girl would have no room for pancakes!

So, I tried on a pair of real-waist maternity jeans that my sis had handed down to me...and they felt so great! Though, they were a bit big and super annoying that I had to keep pulling them up in back, they beat trying to suck in and button up my new bulge! (Why is it that you ALWAYS have to pull up maternity pants--even when they do fit! I feel like I have enough going on trying to hold one baby, and keep my tummy covered without needing to make sure my backside isn't showing! Somebody really needs to do something about this...it'd be the next great Pregnancy invention.)

I will probably be able to still wear a few of my "fat" jeans for the next week or so, but I'm glad to finally be able to start wearing Maternity soon!! It's been annoying because all season I've only bought two shirts (since I was pregnant last winter and had cleaned out my regular winter wardrobe pretty well then) and have basically been rotating between a total of 5 shirts because I thought that I'd be wearing maternity anyday and that it would be a waste of money to buy anything new!
(Heather, I may try to squeeze into my favorite jeans for the next week, but they'll be yours soon!)

On another note: yesterday, going into our sonogram, Charlie and I were both thinking boy, but only because we've been so fickle and had no real "feeling" either way this entire pregnancy....this poor baby, we haven't thought much about her, we've been so distracted with Asher! For the last several months, we've been thinking girl, but a few days ago, all of a sudden...we both switched to boy.

As the sonographer was taking different pictures of the baby, I kept seeing her pass by the bottom of her legs. I said, "I don't see anything between the baby's legs...does that mean it's a girl?" (When we had gone with Asher it was so obvious that he was a boy once we knew what to look for!) And she said, "That's what I'm thinking, we need to get a few more shots to make sure." Well, sure enough we never found anything between the legs and did, indeed, see her "girl parts".

Charlie was grinning from ear to ear as soon as she told us, "Yup, it's a girl!" I didn't quite no what to think other than, "Oh my gosh, I've never really thought of having a girl...all I know is boys...what am I going to do with a girl other than dress her and decorate her room?"

We're getting very excited, though, and can't wait to see what a little Apel girl is going to be like!

February 11, 2008

The Results Are In!

All of them. As of the time that we found out what we were having, the official poll results were 2/3 GIRL and 1/3 BOY.

But the real results are that we are having a...


We are extremely excited and can't wait to see our little girl. We'll be going through names and getting her room ready and I'm sure a lot of other things. Just check back for more!

February 5, 2008

I hope you've registered!!

It's time to vote! Do you think that our new baby is a boy or a girl?

Use the poll below to vote, but, also, leave a comment with what you voted for so we know how you voted.

We are finding out this Monday, the 11th, so check back soon!

Also, look for a long post about: Asher's First Christmas, Asher's First Steps, Asher's First Time in Snow, and Asher's First Birthday!! (We are waiting to add the video footage for these.)

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Belly Shots

No, not those belly shots.

This is Kirby's first picture at 5 weeks.

Here is the 15 weeks belly pic of Kirby. Yes, she's at 18 weeks, but there hasn't been drastic change. Kirby will be taking another picture in 2 weeks for the halfway mark.