Friday, October 20, 2006


Honestly, there isn't too much to tell. Things in the Faris house have been pretty routine. We have finally started working on Beckham's room. Josh is painting, I am helping where I can. Everyone tells me not to paint due to the fumes, so I am complying with that...even though I really want to help. We have alot left to do, but I really think it is going to be SUPER cute when it's all finished. We have changed the bedding from what I posted a while back. It's still a sports theme, but we liked the colors better on the new stuff. I will post pics when it is all painted and put together.

I had a doctor's appt twice this week. Yes, I am a paranoid first-time mom, and ran to the doctor for no reason this week. Although, they reassured I can never be too careful, and that I wasn't the only one who had been there for the same reason. Beckham moves constantly!! Well, Tuesday I didn't feel him move hardly at all. Like, for 2-3 hours! He perked up a little that night, but not like he usually does. Then Wednesday morning, he was the same way. So I called my Dr. and they said to come in. So, I get there, and of course...I sit down in the waiting room, and Beckham decides it's play-time! I couldn't believe it! He was squirming all around! So I went ahead and let them check everything. I felt like a big dummy though! As for the second appt...I had my regular visit with my Dr. She confirmed everything looked fine. From here on out, I start seeing them every 2 weeks and I get an ultrasound every 4 weeks. CRAZY!! It feels like it's getting really close! My next appt will be a yucky one. I have to do my glucose test, and form what everyone tells me, it's really bad. They make you drink this really sweet orange drink, then draw blood an hour later. Sounds fun, huh? Then I also have to have my Rogham shots (for the B- blood thing). More fun. But the good thing is I get to have another ultrasound and see how big he's getting! That's kinda the whole reason for them. This thing with the 2 vessel umbilical cord can cause him to stop growing at any time, so we will be measuring him regularly to make sure that's not happening.

So, all that to say, we are all well here. Josh got to spend a few hours in Chicago this week. He's gearing up for his big trade show in February. They are doing some fun, new stuff on their booth this year, so he's actually enjoying work a little more right now. Praise the Lord!! It is going to keep him a little busier, but in a good way!

Can you believe the holidays are so close??? Halloween is almost here and it always seem like the year flies by after Halloween. We all get busy with family, parties, shopping, etc... I am still trying to wrap my brain around the thought that this is our last Christmas with just Josh and I. Never again will the holidays be same!! It's an absolutely wonderful thought, and yet a little bit of a scary thought at the same time. For months, people have told me that my life was going to change...YADA YADA YADA.... You hear it so much, you almost resent people who say it. And yet, when I sit and ponder things, they are SOOOOO right! But I know it's a good thing. It's just a strange feeling.

Well, that's all the rambling for now. I'll will update later with nursery pics and hopefully some new ultrasound pics in week or so. Here are a few little facts:

I am 27 weeks pregnant.

Dates and numbers:
There are 89 days until my due date on January 18, 2007 (Only 80 days until my c-section).
I am 191 days pregnant.
I am 6.3 months pregnant
1st trimester: April 13, 2006 to July 12, 2006. (0 - 12 weeks)
2nd trimester: July 13, 2006 to October 25, 2006. (13 - 27 weeks)
3rd trimester: October 26, 2006 to January 18, 2007. (28 - 40 weeks)

Monday, October 02, 2006


Fall is by far my favorite time of the year! I love that the weather is cooler, and we have a whole 3 seasons before it gets blistering hot again. I love the color changes in the trees, yadda yadda yadda... But the BEST part about fall is...ALL OF THE PUMPKIN FLAVORED FOODS!! Yes. I LOVE pumpkin stuff and I personally think you should be able to get all of these delicious treats year-round. But you can't, so I savor the short time I am able to get all of my favorite pumpkin flavored things!! Among my favs are the Pumpkin Latte at Starbucks, the Pumpkin pancakes at IHOP, and my very favorite...the Jack in the Box Pumpkin Milkshake!! YUMMY!!!! I had my first shake of the season today, and it totally was everything I expected it to be! So try these out, and let me know if you run into any other yummy pumpkin goodies anywhere else I should try!!