Monday, March 23, 2009

Baby's moving to Rocky Top

Well, God is good and we are moving to Tennessee! I have accepted the Interim Program Director position at the John Knox Center in Ten Mile, TN (otherwise known as drive 45 mintues outside of Knoxville). Visit for more information on where I'll be working, and send any young'uns to camp there, too! We are super excited to be back in camping and in a better financial situation, too.


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Baby Spends a Day in Asheville

We had our 12 week Doc visit, which constituted of about a minute and a half of doctor time. We had an ultrasound to screen for any chromosomal abnormalities. Aunt Heather came with us and got to be the third person to see the baby.We are waiting for a blood test to come back but none of the nurses freaked out on us, so hopefully that means we are all good. Beth was also astonished that they didn't move her due date up, as she thinks she is farther along than they say. She has continued to lose weight since being pregnant, I swear I think I figure
her out and now she is frustrated that she weighs less!
The closer we get the more we are realizing that we need more than just some cool Keen baby shoes. So with that in mind, we made a visit to Target and officially created our first baby registry. So go visit at If Beth wasn't there I think I would still be lost looking for all the random different baby items that are necessary. Who knew that nipples came in different sizes! It made it all very realistic looking at all the bottles and whatnot. A little scary to think that I have a lot to learn.
Beth and I have a lot of decisions to make about work and we are trying to find the best solutions to the different challenges. It has been tough to remain faithful and patient but it has been amazing how much God has blessed us during this stressful time. Keep us in your prayers.


Sunday, March 8, 2009

11 Weeks Update

At 11 weeks Beth is feeling great. She has been learning the fine line between gas, hunger, and feeling sick. She hasn't had many crazy food cravings (except an unfortunate McDonald's evening). As you can see she is starting to show a little and is super pumped about looking pregnant, not bloated! Beth and I have been getting tons of exercise (more important for her not me) and we have been trying to walk as much as possible and even went rock climbing the other day ( I mean... I went rock climbing, Beth took pictures)!
Work has become very complicated for us. Beth has now gone to a more part time basis and does not go into the field every week, but every other week. I am currently looking for other employment, as a pregnant wife/eventual new baby does not match with the lifestyle of a wilderness instructor!
We have been trying to slowly add things we will need as we find good deals. We have recieved a few gifts from people that have started our parent collection. And we have bought some cloths and what not on super sales and it has made us realize how cool our kid will be, I promise my kid will be better than yours (I'm joking, but... not really)! We have also found a really cool website called Mama's Bargains (thanks Beka!) that sells baby and parent stuff on super great deals, go check it out and buy something for yourself or us!


Welcoming a New Ford

Welcome to the blog of the newest Ford! Beth and I are super excited to welcome him or her to our lives and enjoy our new adventure in parenting (read: I don't actually know what to expect and still think this is either not real or will be all fun and games). I am hoping to keep current updates on this blog and let y'all know what is happening in the life of Baby Ford!

Here is the picture of our ultrasound at 8 weeks. We are anticipating a due date of September 24th, or is it October 1st, or somewhere in between...they keep changing the date on us!