Saturday, November 25, 2006

And the winner is.....

Ok, since we have FINALLY decided on a name and I am 99.9% sure we will not change it, I will officially announce it. Our little girl's name
is Marissa Kaylee Dawn. I found the name Marissa in the baby name book a few weeks ago and it was just what we had been looking for, a name that was unique but not too off the wall. I was also drawn to it because the book said that it is a combination of Maria and Luisa. Maria is Jose's mom's first name and Luis is Jose's middle name. So her first name is after Jose and her grandmother. We came up with Kaylee from Kathryn, my mom's name, and Kimberly my sister's name. And Dawn is my sister's middle name and I really wanted to use one of her names in the original form. Also Kay is Deb's (one of my bestfriends)middle name and sissy's (my little sister) middle name. So she will be named after 5 people but her name will still be very unique to her. I think the three names flow really well together and it just fits.

So unless she is a he, we are done with the name game :)
Just 13 more days to go! Dec. 8th will be here soon but it seems to be taking FOREVER!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Movie Night on Thanksgiving

Last night after we had all stuffed ourselves with turkey, dressing, potatoes since 1:00 p.m., I decided to insert some movies we had recorded when Ruben was just several months old. He was such a butterball back then. He rarely laughed or giggled on camera. He would always wait until the stop button was pushed.

Well, Ruben was sitting on my lap and he was just fixated on the monitor. He couldn't take his eyes off the movies. He recognized himself and just couldn't turn away. It was so cute.

I'll look into the possibility of posting some video on here and share those movies with you all.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thanksgiving Day Pictures

Roo & Maw Maw

Nana & Mommy

Roo & Mommy

Ruben and Dad playing game cube before Thanksgiving Dinner!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

28 Days!

It's so close! She will be here very very soon. I'm so glad because this bedrest is driving me insane. I am so tired of our room and our bed. The walls seem to be closing in on me but it's necessary because the more I am up the more pain I am in.

Ruben is taking it all pretty well. His Nana and Mamaw have been staying with us and helping out with him. He loves to have us all in one place. When they were coming in the door the other day he was standing on the porch and yelled "Mommy, Nana and Mamaw are home!" It was so cute!

We have most everything ready for her. DD and Jose brought her cradle, crib mattress, dresser, and a rocking chair from my mom's today. So everything is set up and ready for her.
We have also decided on a name. However, I don't want to jinx it so I may not tell until she is born. We have went through so many names and I really want to stick with this one this time around. It's actually not one that has been on any of our lists. We are not sure of what middle name or names we will put with it though. I want to name her after my sister and my mom so we may go with two middle names or try and combine my mom and sister's names. For one middle name we may go with Kaylee, combo of Kathryn and Kimberly. It's not so obvious but we will know the reason we chose it and she will know she was named after two very special people.

Well, it's time for me to go back to my cave!

Monday, November 06, 2006

More Halloween Pics


Our Little Leo!

Roo was Leo from  Little Einsteins for Halloween. He loved his rocket ship that we ordered for him.
We sprayed his hair with red paint, though it doesn't show up that well in these pictures.
He only went trick-or-treating at the center where Jose works but he had a blast and got a lot of candy.