Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Baby Girl Chapman (BGC)

Hello All!
Last week's excitement is still ringing strong in our house.  It took every ounce of self control to walk through a baby clothing store, pass things like tutus and bows, and walk out empty handed.  But I did succeed.  Baby Girl Chapman (hereby referred to as BGC) is continuing to grow ans measures in this week at the approximate size of a papaya (8 in, 1.2 lbs)  Last week, at our ultrasound, the docotr told us that she got A+ across the board.  This news only strengthened our already solid view of her utter perfection.  She is moving a ton and I am near positive that at the end of last week, gave me a full on head-but.  I am also very proud to announce that she enjoys the Andrews Sisters (a 1940's singing/tap dancing trio that sang "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)  which has me hopeful that she will be blessed with my sense of rhythm on the dance floor rather than her father's......One can only hope.  We get excited every time one of us says "our daughter" and have to stop and take in the moment at each occurrence. 
We hope all is well with you!
Keep the FAITH!!!
Brooke, Ryan, and BGC

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

21 Weeks

Hello All,
This week's baby update will come in 2 parts.  The second part will come on Thursday and will hopefully contain news of Baby Chapman's gender.
At 21 weeks, Baby Chapman is measuring in at about the size of a spaghetti squash.  Upon reading this earlier today, I had to ask Erin what a spaghetti squash was.  Luckily, she had one, and after I carried it around her apartment for about 4 hours today, she was gracious enough to let me take it home with me.  I have included a picture!!  The baby weighs approximately 1 pound.  When I went in for my monthly baby check up last week, my doctor was impressed with the amount Baby Chapman moves.  We've got a champ.  Any last guesses will hopefully be supported or squashed (no pun intended :) on Thurdsday when Ryan and I go in for my ultrasound.  The appointment is at 2:30 Central Time and if you dont answer my call, text or email by around 4, I will be forced to let the rest of the world in on the news.  Do yourself a favor, and be available.  We are thrilled!!!  The baby gets really active after I drink a Jamba Juice.  So I'm anxious to see if that trend continues.  As time goes by, I continue to grow out of pants, but I still have some that fit if I dont keep them buttoned for too long. 

We hope all is well with you!!!!

Keep the Faith!
Brooke, Ryan, and Baby