Thursday, October 30, 2008

Here ya go Brooke!

I know you wanted to see a pic of my growing belly (and body) so here ya go! I am almost 33 weeks in this picture.
Also to everyone I got an update from Joe. He actually wont be starting school until March or April. He wont be able to come home and work here until his school starts. This means he will only be home for a couple weeks at Christmas and then the next time I will see him will probably be in May or June. I have been very upset about this because he is going to miss out on so much of his sons first 6 months of life. I am very very very scared of having a newborn without him. I am really glad I have family here to help me but It wont be the same with out Joe. :(

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Joe is off to FL!

Joe called me at 2:00 am this morning to tell me that he is on his way to the Naval Air Station in pensacola FL. He will be starting school there in the end of November. I have no clue what he will be doing til then. I will be sending him his phone today so he can finally talk to everyone!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Airmen Johnson

Darlene and I flew to Chicago this past weekend to watch Joe graduate. It was so good to finally see him. He was happy to be finally done with Basic Training! He looked great and was happy to see his wife and mom! We had a fun and emotional weekend. Sunday night I ended up in the hospital from having contractions and fainting at the Marine band concert. I am fine but it was a bummer to spend our last hours together in the hospital. We don't know when the next time I will see Joe. Hopefully around Christmas or sometime in Jan. I hope we get some answers soon because I am going crazy!

Darlene and Joe on the Navy Pier

Joe happy to eat some pizza

We are so happy to finally see eathother!

The Navy Pier
Joe's crazy face.

Joe with Lance in the background

Me and my 31 week belly

Lance, Mandi, and Darlene at Joe's graduation. I was so happy they could come!
Marching sailors

Joe and I in the car just taking pictures

Grandma Howell turns 80!

This month my family and I made the 13 hour drive to Ashton Idaho. Being pregnant this drive was not fun but totally worth it! My grandma Howell turned 80 this month! She looked great and It was so fun to see my Howell family!

Here is my Aunt Shelly, cousin Aubie, and Grandma Howell.

Here are all of my Howell cousins!

The Birthday girl!

Shelly, Dell (my dad), Todd, Ike, Dean, and their mother Pauline Howell

The Dean Howells

All of the great grandchildren. Our baby will be baby #9!

Ike's Family

And the Dell Howells

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Update on Joe

Well Joe called me yesterday and told me that he won't be starting school til the end of november. His school will be 8 weeks long. If he does well he will go to school for even longer. I was really upset when he told me this because we have a baby coming in December. He will be getting 2 weeks off for christmas so he might make it to the birth. Darlene and I will be flying to Chicago tomorrow morning and we will get to see Joe graduate! I am excited to see Lance and Mandi there too! I will post some pics and tell you all about it when I get back!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

New Doctor

Well I had to change Doctors because of my new military health insurance. I am no longer getting induced on the 29th. I will be driving to Kent for my doctor visits. I will be having the baby in Renton at the Valley Medical Center. My frist appt is on Wed the 15th of this month so I will let you know how it goes! I really hope that I will have the baby when Joe is home for Christmas!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

28 week Dr. visit

Today I went in to get the Rhogam shot. I was so scared! I guess I have to have now now and one after I have the baby because I have a different blood type than the baby. My mother-in-law was there to hold my hand. Thanks mom! I told the Dr. that I want Joe to be there with me when I have the baby and she said that she has to go on vacation Dec. 19-28 or so. So we are planning to be induced on Dec. 29th. I just hope I don't have the baby early! I'm not excited to have the baby at 41 weeks but I am hoping I do so Joe can be there! Wish me luck! Only 3 more months to go!