Thursday, May 31, 2012

Baby McGuire is a...........

Well, the bad news is that Mark was not able to go to my appointment with me. Today is the "last day of the month" and that means that it is the busiest and craziest day at Mark's company...He told me last night and was pretty upset about it - so was I. :( I then texted my friend, Michelle, and just told her about the Mark situation and that we were sad  but still hoping to find out what the baby was going to be...a boy or a girl! So  Michelle quickly replied, "CAN I GO??!!" So I asked Mark if that was okay and he said, "of course!" So 5 minutes later I get a text from my friend Sarah saying, "Can I come too?!?" haha So I said sure and we would see if they allowed both of them in the room. My doctor's office said yes, and they videotaped the whole thing for Mark :) Happy my girls were there with me. I later called Mark as soon as I got out of the appointment and asked him if he wanted to know now or when he got home late tonight...he said NOW. So I squealed, "Daddy's little GIRL!!!!" He was very happy and said, "my mom is going to be SO happy!" haha...Here are some pictures below...

my cold water and fruit smoothie on the way to the appointment ( I was told my many what to drink to have the baby up and moving so that we could see a clear picture!) 

The flowers I bought for my mother in law. I drove to her house, poked my head in the doorway, and said
"ready for some good news?!" and walked in with her flowers...SHE CRIED AND LAUGHED AT THE SAME TIME :)  She is thrilled! After having 3 boys herself, she is ready for some bows! I had already gone to see my mom, and she is very very happy for a 3rd generation Scorpio GIRL - she will be feisty like me and my mom, ha. 

My happy mother in law, Debbie - recovering from knee surgery and now happy to have something to shop for online while she rests. 

WWWOOOOO HOOOOO!!!! My little girl is on the way and looks healthy :) I AM A STATE OF PURE to SHOPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crossing our fingers...Boy? Girl?

This week I have been spending time with my mother in law, Debbie. She had knee surgery on Tuesday morning at Broward General. (With that said, I want to thank Lana Farrell- my favorite nurse- for keeping an eye on her post operation! Love you, Lana!) She is doing great, and I will say that it has been nice spending time with her- just the two of us. We, of course, have been talking about all things baby...TODAY ESPECIALLY.

Tomorrow is my next ultrasound for my monthly OBGYN appointment. I was told last month that if that baby is positioned just right, we will be able to see if the little guppy is a boy or a girl...
I have been counting down the days since then for Thursday, May 31st!!! So tomorrow morning at 8AM, Mark and I will venture over to my doctor's appointment and get the ultrasound followed by the regular check-up appointment where I just ask my doctor questions and she checks the baby's heart beat, my blood pressure...ect. 

I am posting this today to ask you all to join me and Mark and cross your fingers in hopes that the guppy will give us a show tomorrow!!! And if you're wondering (like many ask us) what we are hoping to have - a boy or a girl- we do not care. We would like a boy and a girl one day, so whichever decides to come first will be fine with us. (And of course, if we get 3 girls one day, I wouldn't be upset ;)  and if we have 3 boys one day, Mark wouldn't be upset ;) haha. But on a serious note:  All we hope for is a healthy and happy baby!

Some cute baby girl pictures I found...
I am obsessed with HUGE bows on baby girls. 

look at this little angel...

Cute baby boy pictures I found...

 preppy boy <3

A future Nole

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Beginning of "the bump" & Memorial Day 2012

Hello friends & fam!

Wanted to start blogging a bit more than I have since now I will be undergoing a lot of changes that I will want documented for Mark, myself, and our growing family to read in the future. With that said, I decided I would track my pregnancy and the growth of my tum tum! Many of you have seen ladies you know do this...week by week taking a photo of their stomach. As it may be typical or boring to some of you, it is a mind boggling and exciting thing to experience. Personally, I have ALWAYS looked forward to becoming a mother. I think I was always one of those little girls who during recess playtime wanted to "be the mom"  when we played "House" on the playground. I have always loved the idea of being a wife, running a household, and raising kids. For me, getting to see my body change and, in the end, produce me and my husband's first baby is mind blowing for me. Some girls are a bit scared or bothered when they think about their body "getting fat" or losing their figure...I AM THE OPPOSITE. ha. I am one of those people who see a pregnant woman and think it is one of the most beautiful things in life. When I found out I was pregnant, it took a while to really hit me that I was going to be actually growing a living being inside of me. So, I will be tracking the baby's growth through belly pictures because, unfortunately, I do not have an ultrasound machine in my possession. 

Last Tuesday  May 22, 2012- 16 weeks pregnant
As you can see, I look like I have a gut...nothing really there yet. I had to take this one because I knew it was about to begin!
Then, not even a week later I actually look like I have a baby bump! The tiny little growth spurt happened so incredibly quick. You spend weeks and weeks and weeks WAITING for something...then BAM - a little bump! Finally. Which brings me to our Memorial Day Weekend. 

This year, Jared and Jacki Roche drove down from St. Augustine to spend the holiday weekend with us. They arrived late Friday night and stayed at our place. On Saturday morning, Jared and Mark went golfing (as usual) and met us back at the house around 3 for lunch at Bru's Room in Pompano.
We then drove over to the hotel in Ft. Lauderdale for our beach weekend. :) We had a great time with Jared and Jacki. Although they live 4 hours away, we make it a point to see them when we can and they do the same for us. They are great friends and we are lucky to have them. Also, let me not forget to mention how much we love Zach Muilman :) He spent much of the weekend with us - attention ladies, he is single and I am on the hunt for a NICE girl for him (sorry Zach - if you're reading this, please don't kill me.)

At our Mexican dinner (right before the flash, Mark put his hand on my belly :)  Makes me smile at the little things he already does that shows me how excited he is to be a dad. 

Me and "uncle Zach" who has named the guppy "Jack" because he says it  is a combination of Joe (Fisher) and Zach.  I like how he just assumes the baby is a boy... 

My favorite picture of the weekend. HAHAHA. Oh, I love this man...

Me & Jacki  behind the hotel on the intracoastal

Jared & Mark - Tank top buddies 

This is just to explain that my husband doesn't always wear awful shirts (thank GOD). It is pretty much a thing he and some of his friends do to to look as ridiculous as they can.
Last 4th of July...The start of the TACKY TANK TOP tradition. Matt Davenport  was involved in this decision...and Zach apparently missed the memo both years or is just not tacky... 

And that's it! Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!