Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Its a girl!!!
The pictures are in and we are officially having a girl! We are so excited to finally know what our baby is. In an instant it became more real than I ever thought possible. Our little 14 1/2 cm and 11 oz baby is a girl. She is perfectly normal from what they can tell. She wasn't posing for the camera so the pictures are a little strange but the hub has put together a great video. Also, here's a picture of my growing belly between 20 and 21 weeks.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
We even went to the Grand Ole Opry one night. Check out our pirated video of some of the talent we saw. Among the 8 artists during the night we got to see Keith Anderson, Rodney Atkins, and Trace Adkins (no relation). The hub really liked the buckaroo song from Rodney Atkins. He'll get his own buckaroo or buckaroo'a' in a few months!
The wife's Reading First soap box: For those of you out there interested in education (have children or will ever have children) we are encountering a critical point in reading instruction. Congress has already cut 60% of funding and will not renew the No Child Left Behind bill this year. I have been teaching in a reading first school and have seen the positive and remarkable difference this has made in the lives of so many of our students. Without this money, millions of our young children will be left without this great reading instruction. Write to your state officials telling them you support the Reading First initiative. If you have any questions let me know.