Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tate's first pictures!!

This is my precious Tate's first picture debut!! I think she is beautiful already, and I can't wait to meet her. I love the picture of her sucking her thumb. Seeing her is amazing to me!! Thank you for your blessings Lord!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

21 weeks and more...

Tate now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot. I may soon feel like she's practicing martial arts as her initial fluttering movements turn into full-fledged kicks and nudges. I may also discover a pattern to her activity as I get to know her better. In other developments, baby's eyebrows and lids are present now, and her vagina has begun to form as well. (

Well, I'm more than half way through pregnancy. Very hard to believe! I feel like I just saw the "two lines" on the pregnancy test. I have to say this is the happiest and excited I've ever been in my whole life. I feel so at peace and so content! I feel great, and I'm sleeping much better. I can already feel Tate kick and move around! It's the neatest thing!! Tate loves it when I play Baby Genius/classical baby music to her at night. I've heard that this makes babies smarter. I really believe it does! We sing on the way home from work every night. On the other hand, Bella, my four yr. old Shitzu, is my other baby. I'm a little worried about Bella's jealousy towards her sister Tate. I can't talk to someone without her coming in the middle and barking until I pick her up. sheesh! I've heard of some ways to orient her to Tate. I'm going to start them now. If anyone else knows some other good way to get her used to Tate, let me know.

Belly pics are coming!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


IT'S A GIRL! Wow, Zach and I plus all of my friends and fam. except for Christal, Miranda, Pam, my charge nurse,and well that's about it thought we were having a boy. I have always thought I would have boys! So this was a pleasant surprise! Zach was a little shocked at first, bless his heart, but he is so excited now. We found out last Wednesday. Mom and Dad were there with us. This meant so much to me. I was so nervous, and they made it so much easier! Also, Tate is very healthy. No abnormalties were seen! Praise the Lord! So, TATE MCKINLEE IFFLAND will be here June 3rd. I can't wait to meet my baby girl!!