Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Sweetest Gift

We had a wonderful Christmas and were blessed with many great gifts and a wonderful time with our wonderful family! Jason's favorite gift, which I love too, was a new camcorder from Grandma and Grandpa to record all of the sweet moments that we will share with our sweet guy for many years to come! My favorite gift was actually one given to Hudson from Grandma and Grandpa...it was 2 smocked outfits made by Grandma that were Jason's when he was a little boy:) Thank you so much JittaBug for passing these precious and priceless little clothes on to us :)

Here is a picture of the 2 longalls:
Here is a picture of my sweet guy (& Aunt Stacey) in one of the precious outfits! Isn't this THE sweetest picture?! Love it! :) I love looking at pictures of my sweet Jason...I love him so much and feel so blessed to have him as my husband and as the father of our sweet baby boy.

We officially made it to 37 weeks today! YAY! And are getting more and more excited each day to meet our angel! I can't believe that in a matter of 3 weeks or LESS, we are going to be blessed with a sweet baby boy...our precious Hudson:) I am anxious about my appt on Monday, as we will get a good idea from the doctor where we are with the progression of everything! I have had a ton of contractions very close together tonight, so I HOPE that has helped put us a little closer to meeting our baby! ;)


Love,
J&E

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Another Week!

We successfully made it through another week! I went to the doctor on Monday and there has been no change, which is wonderful news! I will go back tomorrow for my 36 week visit. One thing different though is baby's movement. Up until Monday afternoon, Hudson had been SO active! I don't mean a kick here and there...I mean crazy movement 24/7. Well that all changed, as he now is just calm and hanging out quietly. I feel him move every now and then, but no where near to what he was doing. Finally slowing down or quiet before the storm?? I sure wish I had a crystal ball!

Monday was my late grandmother, Mary Ann's birthday. My goodness I miss her so much. She was my absolute world and I wish she would have been given more time on this earth with us. My Granny loved Christmas and one of my favorite memories from my childhood was spending Christmas at her house. She always wore festive Christmas clothes, as most Grandma's do;) She had two special turtle necks that I remember the most: one black with red poinsettias and one red gingham with holly berries. I decided to have a special Christmas memory bear made out of her red shirt for Landry's first Christmas and also one for Hudson. I found a lady on Etsy to make a small bear out of a red and white polka dot fabric and she then made a little shirt for the bear out of Granny's shirt (I couldn't bring myself to have the whole shirt cut). They turned out just perfect! I named them Mary (Merry) Bear :) So now, they each have their own MaryBear for Christmas. She was such an angel and I miss her so very much.

We had a wonderful Christmas! Lots of gifts for everyone! Even some for sweet baby Hudsy:) We are so very blessed for all that we have and to be apart of such a loving family. I started getting sick on Thursday and it has lasted until today...but I am soooo much better than I was! I sadly passed it on to Jason and Stacey :( Mom and Dad Fill are still holding strong! And how about this snow?? Who would have ever thought Alabama would have a white Christmas?!?

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!
Love,
J&E

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We're Moving Right Along Schedule...

I went to the Dr today for a check up. The Dr was so happy that we made it another week! I am currently 34.5 weeks, but am measuring a little ahead at 35.5. We need all of the extra weeks we can get! I realize that this can change and he may not grow as much before the next appt. There is no way Baby Boy is going to stay until mid-January, so basically we are just waiting on him any day now and praying he will stay just a little bit longer!!...2 more weeks and we are in the clear! Please keep our angel and his health in your thoughts and prayers! I know he is going to be just fine...he's just displaying traits given to him by his mother...doing things on his time and in his way;) He must know I am talking about him because he is doing some serious moving around right now and has the hiccups :)

Love,
J&E

Monday, December 13, 2010

Nesting...

I know I have been "nesting" throughout this entire pregnancy. I have become overly obsessed with to-do lists and heaven forbid something be out of place or look cluttered! I have had to take a step back a few times and just tell myself to stop obsessing over every detail and RELAX! So far, that has worked...well maybe 90% or a little less of the time. Well, since our little event that occurred last Wednesday, I am seriously in overdrive!

Why?? I have this major goal or yearning I should say to have everything DONE and in its place before our little guy arrives! My sweet Jason worked his tail off over the weekend on the nursery and we only have a few small things left to do. We rushed to Buy Buy Baby Friday night to pick up some last minute necessities for baby Hudson. My yearning to have everything in its correct place is even making me so very ready to take down the Christmas decor inside! Which is crazy, I know! I LOVE the Christmas season so much and I always have so much fun decorating everything....but honestly the tree has lights and a bow...no ornaments...and I am ok with that. There is garland on the mantle and a few festive items here and there, but that's it...so you would think I would not sit and stare at the few items and count the days until they can come down! Nesting or neurotic?? Perhaps both! All I know is that there are times when I begin to question my sanity and rationalization skills! My sister assured me that this was all normal...but also to get ready for the mother of all ups and downs after baby arrives. Given that I am an emotional person not pregnant, I am a little nervous about it. Thankfully, I have a wonderful husband who is my very best friend that will hold my hand through it all...as he has done for the past 34 weeks of this pregnancy...well actually since the day we met. Hudson and I are so blessed:)

Jason felt the tree was lacking something so he went out and bought some candy canes for it :) However, given his love for all things sweet, I believe he bought them to enjoy eating them while working. I must say he placed all of the candy canes quite well on the tree yesterday....but today there are some serious gaps! ;)

We knew prior to last Wed that baby would be here soon and that this was all really happening...but now that he could be here at any moment over the next couple of weeks has really made things so real. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers, especially our little boy. After all, it does not matter if the garland is still up or if the throw pillows are in their correct place....we just hope and pray for a healthy little boy...that is the ONLY true thing that matters. Thank you to everyone who has been so sweet to offer to help us out and who are thinking of us, we appreciate all of our wonderful family and friends so much! If you are still reading this novel of a post, I am most proud! I did not mean for it to be so long, but I just wanted to document everything:)

Love,
J&E

Friday, December 10, 2010

Some New Photos!

Here are some new pics that I thought I would share :) I chose not to do the traditional maternity photos as we have been taking photos of my belly throughout my pregnancy...that I do not intend on displaying anywhere other than Hudson's baby book! ;) But here are some great maternity/Christmas photos Catherine Mayo took of us!

This is what we used for our Christmas Cards:) I liked it for the cards, because I plan on keeping all of our cards in an album and it sort of documents Dec 2010 for us ;)

The 3 of us :)

Mommy & Hudson

Love,
J&E

Our Eager Little Boy...

It has been a bit eventful in the Fill household lately. We have had a few hiccups along the way, but the biggest came on Wednesday. Sweet boy is just really ready and eager to come into the world! Long story short: I went into preterm labor and had to go into the hospital. They finally got baby and I stabilized and thankfully he is still safe in my belly! The goal now is to make to tomorrow, each and every day. The big goal is to get through the next 2-3 weeks. We are home now and taking it easy, praying that baby boy will stay inside just a bit longer! My medicine is thankfully keeping things under control right now, so thank heaven for that! I am just really glad that this is all under control at the moment and can be handled and monitored at home!! Hudson will be considered full term on Jan. 1st...so everyone hope and pray he makes it until then to avoid going to the NICU. But, as my doctor said...if he has to go, then that's where he needs to be and be thankful he has that option. They did give me 2 steroid shots to help mature his lungs, so we feel a bit more at peace knowing that if he just can't make it any longer...they have taken that precaution to help him. I go back to the dr on Tuesday...we'll keep you posted.

Now: GET THE NURSERY DONE and get all remaining baby gear that we need!! I am absolutely not stressing, nope not one bit ;)

Hope everyone has a great weekend! Keep us in your thoughts and prayers...
J&E