Monthly Archives: February 2008

MiLLie’s BaBY ShOWer…..


Today was very special because I was able to spend time with all of my close friends and family.  The Lord has truly blessed me with lots and lots of wonderful women in my life.  It is a great thing to have such strong Christian women to model my life after!  (Being raised mainly with 3 guys as father figures I definitely find it interesting to see how other women do things)….Today there were soooooo many wonderful goodies.  Not only did all of my closest family and friends come, but I also got to share all the loot with them!  A car seat, bouncy seat, itty bitty ballerina socks, diapers, bibs, burp cloths, bottles, decor baskets, gift-cards, booties, bloomers, embroidered receiving blankets, a handmade burp cloth and bib, bunny rabbits, baby hangers, Peter Rabbit book, crib sheets, knitted hat, booties & a “fabulous” handmade knitted yellow blankee!  I am sure there are some things that I left off the list….but to make a long list short would be an understatement.  Oh and not to mention the fact that so many of those wonderful women I talked about above helped out with flowers, gifts, planning & organizing, invites, getting food prepared, decorations & volunteering their homes…I know I’ve said it before but I will say it again and again, I am so thankful for everyone’s support & generosity.  It doesn’t go unseen!  We love you all and hope you all will keep our family in your prayers & hearts.     Cindy Sobel-My Doula/Birthing Coach Cindy my Doula/Birthing Coach   Aunt Ginny & Mehgan (soon to be sister-n-law)       ginny.jpg      Aunt Gwynne & Nancy (Millie’s Grandma)
Nancy & Gwynne         Me, Sweet Baby Benton & Taylor (sister-n-law) Me, Baby Benton & Taylor      Mehgan, Mary, Danielle, Me, Melinda, Danielle sh.jpg    Top Row: Mehgan, Me, BrookeBotton Row: Mary, Danielle, Melinda, Danielle shower.jpg    Mema~Millie’s Great Grandmother, My Grandmother
mema.jpgMe holding up “Spoil Me” Bloomers!mi.jpg   Melinda holding Millie’s uncle Simpsonmelin3.jpg    What a room full of beautiful ladies….and 2 handsome baby boysx.jpg   Mema & Mema~Both of Millie’s Great Grandmothersz1.jpg         Tripp already trying out Millie’s car seat~tr.jpg         Emily & Jennifer (fellow neighborhood mommies)k1.jpg            Wow big mama~km1.jpg 


Millie’s Papa helping out with the nursery


papa2.jpgThis Sunday was exciting because we finally got some things hung on the walls in the nursery.  I hope to have some pictures up pretty soon.  Actually, we didn’t hang anything.  It was my dad (PAPA) who did all the work!  He is a perfectionist when it comes to hanging things on the wall.  He brought his famous level over to make sure the job was done well.  This job was a little challenging for him due to the stud in the wall but he figured it out.  Thanks Gwynne & Bruce for the peg-shelf, Nancy for the pink angel sign & dad for coming over to hang them!  We appreciate everyone’s willingness to help us decorate our little nursery!papa-1.jpg       

Happy Valentine’s Day


Happy Valentine’s Day to you all.  This morning Stephen and I woke up and exchanged cards and small gifts.  As he was leaving for work he mentioned he had bought Millie something too!  It was the sweetest thing.  He bought her this adorable yellow eyelet dress with matching bloomers from Baby Gap.  I am so blessed to have such a terrific husband.  Millie is going to be a DADDYS GIRL no doubt!!  She doesn’t quite realize how lucky she is yet…..she will soon enough though! 

Today’s Check-Up


Today I went to the doctor and had a regular 33 week check up with Doctor Allen.  Everything looked good she said.  My weight, measurements, urine, blood-pressure & Millie’s heartbeat seemed to all be perfect!  I am so blessed that I have not had to struggle with my pregnancy (other than the morning sickness in the beginning). Stephen went with me and asked Doctor Allen to check the position of the baby!  She felt around on my belly and felt a head down below and some feet up which means she is in position!  She was breech earlier on in the pregnancy so we were a little concerned with that.  Thank goodness she figured out which way she needed to be…already a very smart girl.    me3.jpg   



 This was me as a baby and my original copy of my birth announcement! 
nur.jpg    The precious moment dolls were in my room when I was little~2.jpg      
pic.jpg  This was my grandmothers old highchair~hc.jpg           We have recently had Millie’s room painted and are so glad that is done.  It was pretty difficult for me to pick out the paint for her room.  I wanted pink and Stephen wanted to leave the room beige.  With the help of Aunt Ginny and Memaw I finally decided on a cream color called “Flour Sack White” by Ralph Lauren.  It turned out beautifully and we both love it.  (It’s washable paint as well which I’m sure will come in handy)We are using a Wendy Bellisimo Vintage Tea Berry Theme.  You can see all of her stuff on the Babies R Us web-site.  Lots of cute little bunnies with accents of pink & green!  It’s really a vintage inspired room which I love anything vintage or older looking!!  I will try and post some pictures once the paint dries and we get the furniture pushed back….   

Getting Ready for Millie “now” & Some Highlights of Mommy & Daddy “then”…..


The past few weeks have been crazy busy for both Stephen & myself.  Our schedules have been filled with appointments to interview pediatricians, OB checkups, our new small group, childbirth classes, breast-feeding classes, breast pumping classes, getting her nursery painted and decorated, and so on…..Oh, and I have totally been in the habit of nesting no doubt, washing clothes, walls, toilets, floors, door knobs, etc..  it’s a little OCD for sure….I just want everything ready if something were to happen!! We are getting very close to finally meeting our little bundle of joy.  I would like for family and friends to always have a way to stay in the loop with our little family!  I will try and up-date as much as possible so that you all can keep up with all of the excitement.  God has blessed us with so much in the past year and we are very thankful.  Hope you will come with us on one of the biggest journeys of our lives (other than marriage!) Feel free to add your comments as
well~ Love,Kristin & Stephen      21.jpg    3.jpg   Stephen & I celebrating our 1 Year Anniversary & that we were going to be parents in 9 months… (at Chateau Elan)~we took Shag dance lessons that night (with Dewit Hinson), saw the Tams perform, & danced to some fabulous beach music!  Stephen can’t wait to teach Millie some of his best dance moves……       hhh.jpgUs on our wedding day!  It is so amazing to me how much we’ve accomplished together and much more to come when Millie gets here…..         
 Some of our engagement pictures taken by DSM Photography.jpg                u1.jpg                      s2.jpg    s3.jpg         us2.jpg