Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Hi All,

We are headed to Florida tomorrow, pray for safe travels. We will be Stuart from the 21-25, Titusville from the 25th-30th and Gainesville from the 31st-2nd. We cannot wait to see all of you who are in Florida VERY soon. For those of you who we will not see Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, enjoy your time with family and friends it is so precious.

Love to you all,
Meghan and James Darlson

P.S. We will be posting on January 4th to announce the sex of this little one. So don't forget to check back!

Monday, December 10, 2007

08-07 Class Christmas Party

14.5 week Belly shot 105 LBS

Hi All,

"Oh my gosh, I really am pregnant"! That was my first thought after seeing these pictures of myself tonight. All of the books I am reading say I should really start growing between 14 and 20 weeks. Boy oh boy, I didn't know how much I have grown till seeing these. I can't wait to see you all who are in Florida VERY SOON! We will be in the state from December 21st through January 1st. Love to you all.

More to Come,


House Pics!

Hey There,

Ok, so for months people have been asking to see pictures of our house. I am sorry I have been neglecting you! We undertook a major home improvement project with the help of James classmate Brian.Thanks again Brian!! The boys tore down the wall between the living room/dining room and kitchen. IT LOOKS AMAZING, it really opens the main floor up. Here are the results and some pictures of the outside. ENJOY!

Meghan and James

James Hero Shot

Hi All,

This is James "Hero Shot" in front of one of thie T-38's he flies.

Isn't he handsome!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

12 week 6 day ULTRASOUND

Hi Everyone,

Well, here it is the 2nd picture of our baby! It's not as clear as the first one because the baby would not stop moving. He or She is a jumping bean, the arms and legs were flailing everywhere it was adorable. We also got to hear the heart beat which was about 150-160 beats per a min which is normal. So everything is progressing well. Our next appointment is on January 4th at 10 am and it is a BIG ONE because we will find out the sex of the baby as long as He or She is cooperating and showing their goods :) We love you all and look forward to updating you with the gender in about a month!!!!!

More To Come,

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

12 week belly shot, 106LBS

Hey There,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We had a great time in Va. Beach! Here is my 12 week belly shot and a picture of our Christmas tree. We have our 12 week fetal appointment tomorrow so be on the look out for a new ultrasound posting soon.

More to Come,


Do you think I am growing?

Monday, November 12, 2007

Baby Names

Alright Ladies and Gents,

This is a post you must respond to! We need your help with baby names...... we really believe this Baby is a boy BUT you never know so here is the list. Be honest you won't hurt our feelings, promise! If you have ANY SUGGESTIONS send them!!


William Andrew Darlson (we would call him Will)
William James Darlson
Patrick Mac Darlson (we would call him Mac)
Patrick Andrew Darlson
Henley Andrew Darlson


Adalie Cavanaugh Darlson (ad-a-lee) or (ad-a-li)
Claire Cavanaugh Darlson
Ainsley Cavanaugh Dalson
Aubrey Claire Darlson ( we would use both names as her first, it's southern thing)

10.5 week belly shot! 106 lbs

Hello Everyone,
Well we have made it halfway through the 10th week with no morning sickness! I don't want to jinx myself but I think I may be over the worst of it. I haven't been sick to my stomach for about 9 days but my appetite is not back to normal yet. My food aversions are as follows: all meat, fish, eggs, mushrooms, and beans. I have been living off of PB&J sandwiches, baked potatoes, cereal, crackers, applesauce, yogurt and pudding cups. I hope my appetite improves soon because this Baby needs some more variety!

James' training has been going pretty well. He has been in phase III for about 2 months now and has about 4 and a half months to go! He has soloed in the T-38 several times now and just passed his first check ride last week. So now he starts formation flying this week. He's been having a blast doing all the aerobatics so far.

We leave for Va. Beach in 9 days for the Thanksgiving Holiday with our family! We're both really looking forward to getting out of town for a few days, relaxing, and spending time with loved ones. I'm also looking forward to getting back, however, because then it's Christmas decorations time! Which actually means I'll be putting James on the roof to hang lights while I take charge from the ground :)

More to Come,


Sunday, November 4, 2007


Hey All,

As most of you know I went to Chicago last weekend for Claire's first bridal shower. She is getting married in Stuart, FL. on May 3rd 2008 and this was the first of many celebrations of the upcoming wedding. We had a wonderful girls weekend in the city, although I skipped out on the night time bar festivities since alcohol and smoke filled environments are not allowed for the pregnant lady! I felt great the whole trip until the morning I left to come back to Columbus. I think my body was rejecting the thought of going back to Mississippi because on the way to the airport for my return flight I started vomiting and it continued the whole day! OH the joys of pregnancy....
Next up is our trip to Virginia Beach for Thanksgiving, we are so excited to see family and be together for the holiday. We have been homesick over the last month and we are in desperate need of a trip to see family. Not to mention James needs a break from pilot training.

More To Come,

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Our Baby's First Picture!

Hey Everyone,

Today was a very exciting day, we had our first doctors appointment! They ran a couple of tests and then did an ultrasound. Dr. Woods says our little baby is doing just fine. Everything is normal and looking good. We were thrilled to see our baby's heart beating away! It was an awesome experience. Do you think the baby looks more like a lima bean or a peanut? The doctor said most girls start off looking like lima bean and boys are more like a peanut. James and I think the baby looks more like a peanut....... maybe it's a boy!

More to Come,

P.S. Next Doctors appointment is on November 28th.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Rough Week

Hey There,

It's been a week since I last posted and a lot has changed. I have now started to actually feel pregnant. On Monday morning sickness hit me at 5am and did not let up until about noon. I don't feel like eating anything but crackers and cereal and the smell of most food makes me gag. James brought home Taco Bell one night I about threw up right there in the kitchen from the smell.
Work has been rough this week with my lack of energy and constant state of nausea. Not to mention emotional outbursts - a coworker said something smart to me and usually I would just let it roll off my back but on this day I immediately burst into tears! Pray that these symptoms subside soon otherwise I may loose my mind.
On a happy note, the Gators won against Kentucky yesterday which James and I were thrilled about. GO GATORS! Our first Doctor's Appointment is on Tuesday and I am going to Chicago for Claire's first bridal shower on Friday :) Lots of things to look forward to.

More to Come,

Saturday, October 13, 2007

First Belly Shot!

Hey There,

James took the first "belly shot" this morning. We were both surprised that there is actually a very small "baby bump" there. I feel like my pants are a bit tighter but have actually lost weight because of a decrease in my appetite. We will try to put a new belly shot up every week. Enjoy!

More To Come,


6 week, 110 lbs


Hi All!

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post not much has been going on pregnancy wise. No morning sickness to report but I am still tired all the time, I went to bed at 7pm last night! I don't think I have been in bed that early since I was in elementary school.
James has been busy with T-38 training and he caught the cold I had last week so I have been nursing him back to health :) As for me, working two jobs has kept me plenty busy. My 4 year old class is a handful but I enjoy the children.
The weather has finally gotten cool here and the leaves are changing colors. It's a pleasant change from Florida where you never see the change of seasons. James and I are going to pumpkin patch this weekend, it is right outside of town and you can pick your own pumpkin and then cut it from the ground. Last year we carved the pumpkin and then roasted the pumpkin seeds and they were so yummy, I think we will do that again.

Happy Fall To All,

P.S. The pictures above are the jet James flies and its cockpit.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


Hey Everyone,

I always heard you will be tired when pregnant but I never imagined I could be this exhausted! I have been averaging a 2-4 hour nap daily for the past week and still getting into bed early between 9:30-10pm. Most of you know this is out of character for me as I am usually a night owl. I have read you get your energy back around the 12th week, let's hope this is true otherwise one of the two jobs I am working will have to go. Poor James has even been neglected, with all the extra sleep I need home cooked meals and laundry have not been getting done. Love to you!

More To Come,


Hello Friends and Family,

James and I are happy to announce that there will be a "Little Darlson" joining our family in June of 2008! We found out we are pregnant on Saturday, September 29th and could not wait to share the news with all of you. James or I will be posting messages letting you know how the pregnancy is progressing. Be on the look out for prospective baby names, belly shots and ultrasound pictures, our first one will be on Tuesday, October 23. We hope you all will be able to enjoy the anticipation of this new life through this blog since we are so far away.

More To Come,