Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Well - it's been almost a month! Our apologies for not updating you sooner. It's been a crazy time for us. We had a lot of visitors from Colombia in Orlando for Christmas and New Years so we are now starting to really get the house ready for the baby. In the past few weeks we've painted the room, installed a new ceiling fan, fixed the shelving in the closet, put up the valance on the window and set up the crib and glider. It's really starting to look like a baby room. We are still waiting for the dresser to arrive and for our wonderful friend Scott Stafstrom to paint some cute animals on the walls. We'll post some "before and after" pictures soon.

Meanwhile, baby has been VERY active! At our last doctors appointment when we were listening to the heartbeat we kept hearing all these thumps and swishes - and the doctor said that we had "one very active baby!" He/She certainly keeps me up at night sometimes - Paul says we have a nocturnal baby on our hands! I hope not! It's really miraculous now since we feel it so much and we can really feel our little blessing everyday.

I'm attaching a few pictures from over Christmas and New Years for you to enjoy.

Our friends Sean, Donelle and Tiffany came to visit over Christmas from Panama City and San Francisco.

On Christmas Eve.

Visiting UF with my Colombian relatives. My last time in the Swamp before the Gators became National Champions! Go Gators!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Our own Epiphany

This past Saturday (which also happened to be Epiphany), I felt the baby kick for the first time!! Cristina has been feeling it for quite some time now, but I was never able to feel it from the outside. It truly is an amazing experience! I haven't felt it since, but I keep trying to get Cristina to eat and drink sweet things to make him/her more active so I can feel it again.