July 24, 2008

Its a Girl!!!!

Yep, thats right its a baby girl for the Banks family!!

Our ultrasound appt. went really well. Baby Julia is healthy and growing by the minute. We are so excited to be welcoming this precious baby girl into our lives. It is amazing how much bigger she is compared to my last ultrasound, you can see all her little features. Her hip bones, her little facial features, even the little bones in her fingers, it was amazing I get emotional just thinking about it.

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and excitement during this special time, please continue to pray for a safe and healthy delivery for our baby Julia:)

Julia Noelle is due December 19th!!

We cant wait for our little christmas present to get here!!!

July 18, 2008

5 Months Today:)

Well today is my 5 month mark, and i am so thankful to have made it this far without any major problems. My belly continues to grow and I am feeling this baby move more and more everyday. Some yucky things lately are my back is sore by the end of the day, i have the worst memory and have just completely lost any smarts i did at one time possess. Sleeping is a major chore, before i got pregnant i was a stomach sleeper, so that had to change, now they say dont sleep on your back either so im trying to get used to sleeping on my sides which is definitely not a position of choice for me, not to mention i have to pee at least twice a night, i have crazy dreams that wake me up and i just feel like im tossing and turning all night. I went and got a pillow thats called a Snoogle its like an amazing pregnancy pillow that keeps you from turning on your back and you can put it between your legs too which I've heard helps. Last night was my first night with it and it is AMAZING, let me tell you. I slept so good and i was comfortable, thank you Lord because everyday I was waking up in a FOUL MOOD because I hadnt gotten any sleep. All the yucky things aside though, its all worth it. Everytime I feel this baby move or look in the mirror and see my belly growing so that this child can grow, it justs puts a smile on my face and all the aches and pains go away. Its amazing and unexplainable.

So we are less than one week away from finding out if weve got a girl or a boy growing in my belly. We are so excited and we get more and more anxious everyday. At this point I have no idea what this baby is, Robert and I have gone back and forth, at first we thought it was girl but lately we have been feeling like boy. My parents both say its a girl so we will see who's right. We can't wait to start calling this baby by name and buying cute stuff. If i havent shared the names we picked i will now.

For a girl its.... Julia Noelle. Julia was my great-grandmothers name and Noelle is for the time of year she will be born(christmas), we just wanted to spell it a little differently.

For a boy its ....Kaleb Michael. Both Robert and I love the name Kaleb we just wanted to play around with the spelling and Michael was Robert's fathers middle name and its also my big brothers name so that worked out perfectly.

We are so in love with the names we have picked for our child they mean so much to us on so many different levels. I cant wait to share which name we will get to use first:)

So I guess thats it for now, next time I write will probably be to announce the sex of the baby, praying that he or she cooperates with us. Hope everyone is doing well and I'll talk to you soon.

July 9, 2008



Nothing new really just enjoying my growing belly and contemplating life. Ok so this might seem mushy, but i just wanted share how thankful I am for the life God has blessed me with. I see so many other relationships and marriages go through some stuff that I could never imagine. God has really done some amazing things in my marriage and in both Robert and I individually. As most of you know we went through some rough times there at the beginning and I know without a doubt that had we not had the desire to please God and be faithful to Him, Robert and I would not be together today. Its hard to think about now because more and more everyday I realize just how much I love this man I married. Carrying this child has made that love even stronger, and I realize how truly blessed I am to be able to give Robert this child. It is truly amazing to me to watch my husband start to become a daddy. I am so excited to be starting this journey with Robert, God has truly made him the man of my dreams and I could't imagine doing this with anyone else:) As for right now I just continue to be in prayer that He would continue to bless our marriage and give us strength to go through the hard times that life can bring.

Hope everyone is doing well, leave me a little note:)

July 7, 2008

My first post:)

Hey everyone

I decided to create a blogspot so that i can update friends and family on our life and our growing baby. I am almost five months pregnant now and growing by the minute it seems, and loving every minute of it. To catch everyone up i am due December 19th 2008 and we are so very excited to welcome this child into our lives. July 23rd we get to "hopefully" find out the sex of the baby and we are crossing our fingers that he or she is willing to let us take a peek. I am so blessed to have my husband Robert, he has been so supportive and understanding through this process. My first three months were pretty rough. I had all day sickness, i was tired 24 hours a day and my mood swings were homerun style. I am so thankful that God gave him the patience to deal with me because even I was ready to leave me. Thankfully, this last month or so has been a lot better. The sickness is gone, i've gotten probably 80% of my energy back and the mood swings are down to a minimum(for now). Right now we just enjoying this pregnancy and are so excited for whats to come.

This past week I have started feel this baby move quite a bit. I feel it mostly at night when i am laying still and when i sneeze or cough i get a couple little twitches:) Starting to feel this baby moving has made me fall in love with my child even more. I cant believe God has blessed me with this little life growing inside me. I can't wait for Robert to be able to feel our child moving. Thats it for now, i will post again soon:) I posted a pic of my evergrowing belly at 4 1/2 months:) Enjoy!