Friday, September 10, 2010


This week has been busy, exhausting, and (not-surprising) emotional. It has all ended, however, in some added letters to my name. Heather Wade ARNP, FNP, DNPc. What a mouthful! It stands for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate. It's been a ton of hard work, and I don't know if I have the stamina to finish out the doctorate. I keep telling myself it's only 3 quarters, and I have the most supportive husband in the world so I am going to try to stick it out.

The funny thing is, the letters I am most looking forward to are Heather Wade, MOM =) These letters have also been hard work this week. Mike is calling me waterworks McGee.. it's a new term of endearment!

The 'root' of 25 weeks is a rutabaga. The average rutabaga weighs ~1.5 lbs (same as Baby Wade!), but the rutabagas at Whole Foods were tiny. Mike and I measured out four to total the weight. Thanks for working with us here. Length is already at 13 1/2 inches- amazing! Development is pretty similar to last week, but the hair is really coming in now (is this why I have heartburn? ). If we we could see the baby, we would know the color and texture!

I also wanted to post a picture of the nursery colors and patterns. My mom and I are going to make the bedding and curtains using a combo of these three designs. I found it online and fell in love! If it's a girl, I will accent with hot pink, and if it's a boy, I'll accent with navy blue. The nursery is coming along. The closet is completely cleaned out, and we have gotten rid of some extra furniture. Paint is the next step.. let's hope I don't cry at Home Depot.

I'll be in STL the next 2 weeks, so I don't know that I'll do much blog updating. Hopefully I will see many of you!

We love you! Mike, Heather, Oskee, Owen/Lucy


  1. hey friend! loved just catching up on your blog! you're doing a GREAT job keeping up with it consistently, i'm the worst about consistently updating ours! you are looking beautiful and glowingly pregnant! i'm so proud of all your hard work on your boards! you are so right, MOM are the BEST most God given letters behind our names for sure! so glad ya'll had a good vacation. we loved hawaii when we went with mike's fam a few years ago. LOVE the names ya'll have chosen for baby wade. our little man's name is still out with the jury! haha so sorry i won't get to see you in stl. really sad i'm missing your shower! i'll send a gift your way soon! love and prayers and tell mike hello and give that sweet baby belly of yours a big hug from me and abbie!

  2. ps. i love your stories about being emotional! tonite i balled while everyone around me at church was standing singing the hymn "majesty"! it's so embarrassing but mike just looked back to make sure i was ok and went on with the singing. i definitely prefer for him not to draw any more attention to me that i already do myself. he was proud of how i managed to get myself composed by the time the song was over. it's INSANE how the tears just roll and i can't stop them! so girl, i'm right there with you with the tears making themselves known OFTEN!