Thursday, April 9, 2009

Welcome to the world Isabelle Elise Makoutz!!!!

Who knew that when we went to bed Sunday night we would be waking up to our little bundle of joy ready to enter the world.
Isabelle was born April 6, 2009 at 6:13pm. She weighed 5 pounds 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is a very healthy and happy little one. Hope you enjoy the pictures. I will write more about her arrival another time. Please know how much we love and appreciate all of you. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

Joe, Jess, and Isabelle

Thursday, April 2, 2009

29 days (or less...)

Up until this point things have been fairly easy. As the time grows nearer, however, my body is beginning to become very uncomfortable in ALL positions; sitting, laying, standing, etc. Things are definitely pushing, pulling, stretching, and tugging. But putting that all aside we continue to look forward to welcoming our little bundle of joy into the world very soon. Joe and I feel very fortunate that the pregnancy has gone "normal", and that Isabelle and I continue to be healthy. Her heartbeat is always very strong and steady. We are counting down at this point, and going to doctor's appointments weekly. We have our hospital bags packed for whenever Isabelle is ready.
Joe continues to work very hard at Assurant, and I am in the process of preparing for a long term sub. So much to think about, and to prepare for. We thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers. We will try to post at least one more time before Isabelle comes, and then the moment we have all been waiting for... :) We can't wait for her to meet all of her incredible family and friends.

We love you and thank you!
Joe, Jess, and Isabelle

36 weeks and feeling like it!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

33 weeks and counting...

So this week will now be 33 weeks and counting. It's amazing to think that soon she will be here. What will she look like? What will she be like? Will she be healthy? So much to think about...but in the mean time, I just seem to become bigger and bigger, and she continues to kick harder and harder. She is very active still, and makes sure that it is known that she is around. It is so fun to watch her at this point, but the anticipation of looking at her face, fingers, and toes grows deeper and deeper.
We have been busy putting together the nursery the past week. It's getting there, but not completed yet! Her wardrobe on the other hand is becoming quite large and Joe seems to think it should be completed, but I'm guessing it will continue to grow. We took some pictures of the nursery for you all to see. Hope you enjoy. Have a great week and thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers.

Joe, Jess, and Isabelle:)

Baby Isabelle's new bed!!

Here is the paint choice we (or I) finally settled on.:)

This is the same rocking chair that my Grandpa rocked me in when I was a baby (and older). How special to keep the tradition going.

Here are ALL the clothes in her closet so far. Those are just the things that are hung up. There are a lot more in containers and on shelves:) She is going to be one cute baby!!
Isabelle bump at 32 weeks!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Isabelle bump at 29 weeks!

28 weeks and counting....

We had our check up for February, and everything is looking very good. They ran blood tests and glucose tests, and everything is appearing normal. My low iron was the only thing of concern, which in the grand scheme of things is really not a big deal. Nothing a few extra vitamins (and a big steak:) won't take care of. We have slowly, but surely, been putting together our nursery. It's been fun rearranging and setting up furniture in just the right spot (for that moment). Until the next day when it seems maybe a different arrangement would work better. Maybe it's just the fact that it is hard for a pregnant women to make up her mind:) Good thing Joe is a patience person. We now will start going to appointments every three weeks, since the time is getting closer. Hard to believe only 2 1/2 more months and our world will be blessed with such a special addition. It sure seems to have gone by fast.
Isabelle is a mover and shaker the last few weeks. She moves constantly. Sometimes I wonder if I will have anything left inside when she is all done with. She likes when daddy talks to her and seems to react everytime Joe touches my "belly". It's AMAZING the things the react to, even when they are in the womb. She also likes to roll around, and I think snuggle with my diaphragm because WOW is it hard to breathe at times. It's been fun getting to know and recognize her movements, as well as the frequent hiccups she gets. It's fun to be the mom already I can't imagine what it is going to be like having her here. We really can't wait!! Hope all is well with everyone. Take care until next time...
Joe, Jess, and Isabelle
"Isabelle" bump at 28 weeks!

Baby bump at 27 weeks!