Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sneak Peek Of Our Maternity Pics

Check them out here.

We had a great time taking these, so glad we did it!

Also, sorry for the lack of posts lately, promise I will post an update soon. We are so busy getting ready for little miss that I have not had much time on here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

3 Years

I seriously cannot believe that it has been 3 years already and in 8 weeks or so we will become parents!

Ryan truly is my best friend and I feel so lucky to be his wife. I am looking forward to seeing him as Daddy and creating many more wonderful lasting memories together.

Happy 3rd Anniversary to my wonderful husband!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I have added a button to my blog in support of Brayden James Helvey. This little guy was born premature at 28w1d. He is doing well and being a strong little guy. If you would like to support Brayden and his family by lifting them up in prayer please add the button to your blog as well.

Here is a link to Heather's (his mommy) blog where you can read his story, get updates on Brayden, and copy the button.

Thanks everyone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

3D/4D Ultrasound :)

Here is our little miss princess at 31 weeks!

She kept puckering up her lips and here she is giving us a raspberry!

Oh goodness I am so excited kiss on those chubby cheeks all day!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Daycare Frustrations

Like most mommies this was by far the most important thing on my to-do list once I found out we were expecting. So back in April I started the search. I knew it wouldn't be easy because I had some pretty specific things I was looking for. I wanted something in between a large daycare center and a small in-home daycare. My reasoning for this is that I wanted something more personal than a large center with a high caregiver to infant ratio and in my area they are notorious for hiring individuals that are not qualified. I also did not want a small in-home daycare where it was more like a mom sitting around babysitting a few kiddos without any type of learning program.

Then during my search my MIL told me about her friend's daughter in her 30's who is a RN at a local children's hospital who just had her second child and would be quitting her job late 2010 and opening up a daycare in her home. She would be taking 3 kids in addition to her own. She would have her finished basement converted in to a daycare and would be designing a specialized program for each child so that they are learning, developing, and interacting daily. She was also going to attend some classes to help with this. We met her and her husband and she went over the specifics of her plans. She explained that between May and August they would ironing out all the details, getting certified with the state, and of course getting the daycare set up in the basement. We both liked her, her home was very nice and clean, it was on the way for both of us to work, and to top it off she was nurse. We felt like we really hit the jackpot and had found someone we really could trust with our little girl.

We kept in touch the whole time and my husband and I had a meeting scheduled for today to go see the progress and discuss any other last details. Then she calls Sunday evening to let me know they have changed their mind and she will not be doing daycare after all. What really upsets me is that I know there is no way she would have went to all the additional cost of setting everything up until they were sure. So she has led me to believe she was a sure bet all along when she wasn't, I even asked this a few times as I understand leaving a stable nursing job is a big step, and she assured me each time. All the while she was not sure and had nothing set up! So now I am almost 31 weeks along and no daycare. She could have been honest when I asked and said she was not 100% sure so I should have a back up for now just in case.

So I have started the search, again. I am noticing that those places that I would consider and are in our original price range do not have openings for newborns at this time. I have found a few other places and we are meeting two of them next next. They both are quite a bit out of our original budget for daycare, but I am finding it hard to say someplace is too much when it will be a great environment for our baby girl and we will have peace of mind. Plus if we are going to spend that much would it just be best for us to make a few more sacrifices for the extra stuff we are used to and I just stay at home with her? So many hard decisions to make, I am hoping everything will just work itself out. Wish us luck. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nursery Sneak Peek: Take 2

Lots of work has been done and we pretty much have the nursery done. All that we have left to do is add a few finishing touches to the walls and such. Take a look!



You will notice that I have her name covered up on the piggy bank, I know I'm sneaky. ;) Just not ready to share it with ya'll yet.



Sorry for the poor quality here, with the light coming in and the ceiling light I could not get a good picture. Thank goodness hubby agreed we can get a nice camera before lil miss arrives.

I swear all these clothes are not my doing. I have done really well refraining from buying all the cute girly stuff I see. Her grandmas and great aunts are definitely spoiling her already. :)

You can see here how far we have come since the last update.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Two Favorite People

My hubby and of course Lil Miss in my tum. Sometimes I just can't help but sit here with a big cheesy grin on my face because I know that I am definitely blessed!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby Class...

or that is at least what my hubby and I call it. So last night was our first class. We have it every Tuesday for 6 weeks, it is a combo class that entails; childbirth preperation, breastfeeding, and newborn are. It was fun meeting all kinds of couples expecting around the same time that we are. We also learned a lot.

My least favorite part: When the instructor showed us a female pelvis and then proceeded to show us with a plastic baby how it makes his/her way through. The plastic baby was evidently the size of a typical newborn, but it's head clearly barely fit through the pelvis. I'm hoping that baby was on the large side. So where before I was not that nervous about labor, now I am freaked out.

Favorite part: Relaxation exercises. We got to sit between the legs of our coaches and practice breathing exercises. We listened to relaxing music and I literally could have fell asleep.

And totally off the baby class subject we also had our 28 week appointment yesterday (my appointments are a bit off since in 1 day I will be 29 weeks). I passed my glucose test from last week and everything else looked good also. So that was good to hear! Next appointment is in 2 weeks, can't believe I am already at every 2 weeks appointments.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maternity Pictures...

I just booked our session for September 10th and I am SOOOOO excited! We are having them done by LeLe Photography. I have heard some good things about these ladies and their work, now after checking out their website and blog I am even more excited.

Now I just have to figure out what we are going to wear and any other special props I want to use. Any ideas that you have seen or done, pass them my way!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 Down, 1 To Go!

In celebration of the start of my 3rd trimester I bought this piggy bank for our little one's room. Who am I kidding, I don't need a reason to shop!

(This is just the example shown on the website, I am getting her name on it rather than a monogram.)

In case your interested I got this off Etsy at TemperTantrum I'm so excited to get the finished product in a few weeks!

Look at this precious face.........

This is from our 16 week 4D ultrasound. I can't wait till we have our other 4D ultrasound. This was the first time I could really visualize our baby and also when we found out we were having a girl. It was certainly love at first sight!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Long Overdue Bump Update: 26 Weeks

How far along today? 26 Weeks 5 Days

Total weight gain/loss: Since my last update (21 weeks) I have gained 14 pounds! If you remember I was at 0 pounds gained at 21 weeks. At that point I had hit the mark of my pre-pregnancy weight after losing so much with morning sickness. I was so surprised when I stepped on the scale this morning. I am pretty sure that this is not good at all. I have a doctor's appointment today. I'm scared they are gonna yell at me. Eek!

Maternity clothes? You betcha! Other than comfy clothes and some of my pre-pregnancy shirts I am full force wearing maternity clothes.

Stretch marks? Still doing the Palmer's everyday and the oil at night. I am so freaked out that now that I am gaining weight so fast they are going to start. Is it vain to pray for no stretch marks? Lol!

Sleep: Still loving my Boppy pillow as it helps me get as much sleep as possible with my ever shrinking bladder. I am getting up about 1-2 times per night to pee. Little Miss sometimes makes it hard for me to fall asleep when she is digging her limbs in my ribs or hips. But once I fall asleep she must also so that I am thankful for.

Movement: All the time and I love every second of it! Okay maybe that is a lie, I don't care for it much when I am trying to fall asleep. She is a little gymnast/karate kid that is for sure.

Food cravings: Sweets! Which probably can explain the weight gain. I need to get some willpower!

Gender: Princess

Labor Signs: Again, none, and so thankful for that!

Belly Button in or out? It officially popped well half of it anyway at 25 weeks.

Weekly Wisdom: Don't always give in to your cravings, or else you will put on weight at a insane pace. I will let you all know how that goes!

Milestones: Finally deciding on our baby girl's name! Sorry I've decided to hold out awhile on the reveal, I doubt I'll wait till her birth, but who knows. :)

What I'm Looking Forward To: To get the ball rolling again on getting the nursery ready. With vacation and such we are at standstill right now. The primer is at least up, now I just need to get my hubby to paint the rest.

26 Weeks:

Holy! Check out the change in 5 weeks!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Recap of our long weekend

Ryan and I left Thursday evening after work to head to the lake. I typically work Fridays from home since I do a flex schedule and my day ends at 11:30 am.

On Friday morning I worked from the condo while Ryan did some errands and got the boat ready for the weekend. In the afternoon 2 of our 4 guests arrived and we set out on a boat ride. We took a long ride on the calm part of the lake and just took in all the sights. We stopped at Captain Ron's for a dinner that was so delish and then headed back to the condo where we met up with our other 2 guests we were expecting. The night consisted of hanging around the condo and chatting.

On Saturday we all woke up and lounged around the condo till about 11. Then we set out on the boat. We took a short drive (the water was choppier than on Friday) ate lunch at Gator's and then met up with friends in a cove to swim and mingle. Most weekends we are at the lake we don't take long drives on the boat since I am preggo. My doctor assures us that it is okay to ride in a boat, just no water sports (tubing, skiing, jet skis etc). I still get nervous if it gets too rough so we just take it easy and ride the calmer areas of the lake and cove out and swim with friends. Totally worth it to me for the peace of mind.

On Sunday we all woke up a little later and set out on the boat again. We didn't make it too far till I determined a boat ride was not going to happen today. It was too rough to ride for my liking.We then spent the rest of the day anchored and tied up to a boat with some friends we have down at the lake. We enjoyed snacks from the boat and dinner from a dock restaurant within short swimming distance. I was spoiled and my hubby pulled me there on a raft. We watched the condo's display of firework from the boat and then headed in for the night. I think that was the longest I have ever been in a boat. We wrapped up the evening on the deck telling stories and chatting.

Monday we woke up and us girls picked up the condo and the boys cleaned the boat. After we made it back home from the lake we unpacked and headed to dinner with Ryan's family to celebrate his sister's graduation from grad school.

All in all in was a fun and relaxing 4th of July weekend. Hope the rest of you had fun and were able to relax some. :)

Now the countdown to vacation is on. 3 days of work left!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Newest Find

Since I found out we were expecting I have been browsing diaper bags. Not sure why, but this is one item I have put a lot of thought in to. Last night I made my purchase. Check out this beauty:

JJ Cole Swag Diaper Bag
It has 3 zipper pockets on the outside, 4 exterior insulated pouches, and lots of pockets on the inside for organization, two of which are insulated. It even comes with a changing pad and an area where this, diapers, and a wipes case can go. It has a little zipper pouch that attaches inside the bag, a key clip, and stroller clips attachments are included. The strap is adjustable so you can change the length to wear it over the shoulder or across the body. It zips shut which is a good thing for me since I tend to loose things if a bag doesn't.

I am laughing at myself about how excited I am about a diaper bag. :) I ordered it from diapers.com because I had a $10 off coupon and they have free 2 day shipping. Can't beat that.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Nursery Sneak Peek: Take 1

First peak at the nursery with the furniture all together and in place (minus the glider and ottoman).

Notice all of the clothes and such in the crib. I swear that I have only bought about six outfits, the rest is the grandmas. Little Miss is already getting spoiled.

(Vacuum is still in it's original spot, we still need to figure out where we are going to keep that now).

The changing table baskets arrived and now I just need to get them together and in place. Notice the beach bag, debating on returning is so it is hanging out there for now.

Crib mattress, exciting I know. ;)

Bedding and a cute little pillow I couldn't pass up at Home Goods.

And finally the paint. This our next task along with cleaning out the closet. I just need to figure out where I am going to put that stuff. I am so many clothes and apparently cannot bear to get rid of them

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thankful Thursday

~ I am thankful for our precious baby girl. I sometimes take for granted that she is growing and everything is going good so far. I was on BabyCenter and saw several birth announcement already for the September Birth Club. These women are only due one month before me, it was sad and scary. Please stay put little princess.

~ I am thankful for health insurance. I didn't realize how important it was until I was pregnant.

~ I am thankful for my husband and his support. He was especially great during the first trimester where I literally puked 24/7. If it were not for him we would have gone hungry, naked, and lived in pig stye.

~ I am thankful for the place that I work. They were so understanding when I was so sick and I was able to work from home on the days I was really bad (but not so bad I couldn't work at all).

~ I am thankful for Zofran, these little pills were like heaven in a bottle and helped so much with morning sickness.

~ I am thankful for Babies R Us. I know that sounds silly, but I love it is a one stop shop for all things baby.

~ I am thankful for full panel maternity pants. They may look hideous, but they are so comfy.

~ I am thankful for watermelon. I am thirty and crave sweets all the time, it satifies me every time.

~ I am thankful for little miss's kicks and jabs. I seriously smile ear to ear when she moves, the greatest feeling!

~ I am thankful for the love that I already have for our sweet little girl. I never knew I could love someone this much without ever meeting. She has filled me with so much happiness and I am so grateful!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bump Update: 21 Weeks

How far along? 21 Weeks 5 Days

Total weight gain/loss: 0 lbs. I am now back at my pre-pregnancy weight. It took awhile before I started gaining what I lost from the m/s, but once it started it never stopped. I am caught up now, so it can slow back down to the normal rate anytime. My appetite is hellacious these days!

Maternity clothes? I've ditched the belly band and am pretty much full force maternity clothes. Although I still wear some of my regular shirts that stretch well.

Stretch marks? Still none yet and I am totally fine with it staying that way. Still using the Palmer's and greasing myself up nightly with this "magic" oil stuff. If I get them at least I can say I tried, right?

Sleep: This is getting a little better. Seems like only on occasion I have to get up in the middle of the night to pee. I am also sleeping with this dandy little thing. Can we say in love!

Boppy Pregnancy Cuddle Pillow
Movement: Baby R is moving like crazy and I can FEEL it! It is so amazing. Hubby has felt her move a few times. It was truly a great moment for us! I love watching my belly when the movement gets strong I can see my stomach actually move. It's crazy and awesome!

Food cravings: At this point I am just loving food, maybe too much. Just trying my best to eat as healthy as possible.

Gender: Baby Girl!

Labor Signs: Again, none, and so thankful for that!

Belly Button in or out? In, but still thinking that it will pop. It almost fully flush with my stomach now.

Weekly Wisdom: I used to think that it was going to be so fun shopping for maternity clothes. I am so picky and it just seems like most things just don't fit right. I completely forgot that I had made that statement about looking forward to maternity clothes, until my sweet Hubby reminded me. Oh boy was I wrong.

Milestones: Being at the over halfway there point. :)

What I'm Looking Forward To: Painting the baby's room. Hoping that will be done in the next week or so.

21 Weeks:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nursery Loot

After we found out that Baby R was a girl the shopping began. We purchased all of her furniture online at Babies R Us.

Storkcraft Aspen Stages Crib

Storkcraft Aspen 5 Drawer Chest

Storkcraft Aspen Changing Table

I already had the bedding picked out (Ryan had agreed) and planned on ordering it as soon as we found out. Once we found out we were having a girl Ryan starting second guessing the bedding choice. You see I was always saying if I ever had a little girl she would not have a room that looked like a pink explosion. So the bedding we had picked out was red, sage green, black, and silver. He decided that it was not baby enough and looked too modern. Plus he said he wanted his little girl to have girly things. I am so glad that he spoke up because I love what we found instead.

Pink and Lime Paisley Splash by Baby Sam

Ryan's parents were so generous and bought us the chair and matching ottoman that we wanted. They are the same green color that is in her bedding (not the chocolate chenille type material I have shown below, they only have this one online for some reason) and are soft and oh so comfy. We are so thankful that we ordered when we did because to be able get the plain green we had to custom order it which takes 12-14 weeks. So hopefully there are no delays beyond that or we will be pushing it!

Newco Serenity Classic Glider and Ottoman

Tonight we finalize our choices for the paint colors and Ryan will paint hopefully next week. He already has all the furniture up and in place (minus the chair of course). I took pictures this morning and will do a nursery sneak peek with all the furniture set up before the painting begins.

I don't know about everyone elses' experiences, but I am having so much fun finding ideas and getting things ready for her room. 19 more weeks!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Maternity Clothes

For as long as I could I wore stretchier shirts and a BellaBand with my pants until about 3 weeks ago, when I hit the point where I NEEDED maternity clothes. My pants were becoming a pain to keep up with the just the BellaBand so I gave in and went shopping. I was pretty excited about this, until I actually started the process of shopping.

I ordered a few things from Old Navy online. The stuff looked so cute, but in person it seriously looked awful on me. I only ended up keeping one shirt. I also went to Target. They have some good basic items, the problem is apparently everyone in my area wears my size. I could only find one pair of capris in my size that I liked. I toured all the various Motherhood Maternity/Destination Maternity/Pea in the Pod stores. I managed to get a few shirts and bottoms that I was satisfied with. I also found a few items at Gap and got a pair of Long and Lean maternity jeans that I love.

Check them out:

Did I mention that I LOVE the full panel. This surprises me because I was sure I would like the medium one. The full panel is comfortable and smooths everything out. I feel like at this stage the medium panel cuts my bump in half and makes me just look chubby not pregnant.

I now have a couple different bottoms and tops. I am still wearing my pre-pregnancy shirts that I can. After three weeks I feel like I am already tired of wearing these outfits. I need more stuff, but have no idea where else to go. I have also visited a more expensive boutique and I really like a lot of their stuff. But in reality I can't make myself spend $80 on a shirt. I would definitely consider doing so a great pair of jeans though. I have found one brand that has lots of super cute stuff, Olian. It may definitely be my go to brand for when I need a special outfit.

Right now I am looking for a dress for the several weddings we have this summer/fall. They are all different groups of people for the most part so one good dress would do the trick. Now I just need to find it. If any of you have any tips/suggestions for stores or websites that have some good maternity dresses, please send them my way! Also, just maternity clothes stores in general, I will take any leads I can get. Thanks!!

Take a peak at this Olian dress I drooling over, just wish I could find it in my size. :(

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Feeling Yucky and Quick Question...

I woke up Sunday morning with a little cough. It was no big deal, I felt better after eating breakfast and having some water. Then came Monday morning. I woke with a cough and sore throat. I used some natural cough drops and went about my day. By the end of the evening I was extra exhausted. Now this morning I woke up with a cough, sore throat, headache and just overall felt yucky. I decided it was best for me and Baby R to take it easy and rest this off. So I took off today. Of course this always happens when I am super busy, but I reminded myself that my health is very important right now. Since I can't really take anything to speed up the recovery a little TLC had to be the right answer. So far I have taken two naps today. I don't feel 100% but I plan to go to bed early tonight so I will hopefully be much better tomorrow. Being sick and pregnant is not easy that is for sure.

On to my next little predicament. Sunday is Father's Day. While Ryan is not yet technically a father I still feel like he deserves something special (not to mention he gave me the cutest card and a gift certificate for a prenatal massage for Mother's Day). So now I am still trying to figure out what to get him. I have not gotten any leads from him, so I need YOUR help. I want to try and do something related to baby if it works out, but at this point I am getting desperate with Father's Day being this Sunday. Any ideas?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Big News Reveal...............

Yep, it's what your thinking. I am ready to share the gender of Baby R with all of you!

Let me take you back to the first ultrasound (not technically the first one, but one where we could possibly find out the gender). It was Friday May 14th and I was 16 weeks. We were going for part one of our 4D ultrasound. We bought the package where you go once around 16-20 weeks and then later on again at the time of your choice. We were told that she would only tell us a gender if she was 100% sure. So we went in and immediately saw our LO on the screen moving around like crazy. She said that since she could see everything so well I could go ahead and empty my bladder. I was thrilled I already felt as if I were going to pee my pants! Once I got back in the room she started showing us all the parts of our LO. Then she said "I'm 98%, nope 100% sure what you are having, do you still want to know?" We said "Yes of course," and she told us. I was shocked, it was what Ryan said all along. I immediately started bawling (tears of joy of course), we were hugging, it was definitely a great moment. We asked if she had ever told anyone one gender at 16 weeks and it changed, she said she is proud to say she has NEVER been wrong in 25 years. Wow, we were impressed. Still I wasn't sure we should share the news with everyone until later. (A later post on the gender reveal party.) The ultrasound went on and we got to marvel at our precious baby. We left with a bag full of pictures and a CD of everything set to lullabies (not gonna lie I have seriously watched it 10 times at least in the last month).

Now we are at the ultrasound last Thursday June 3rd,  I am 19 weeks and this one is at the OB office. We told the ultrasound tech that we had a 4D and they told us what it was. We have heard so many stories of people finding out early and it was not correct so we were not going to share and wanted to see what she said. She went about the exam where she measures and checks everything and then she said "Well I can tell you for sure what you are having, so let's see if what you were told first was correct." And we hear you're.........

This is what we were told the first time and we were still so thrilled! We have already purchased her furniture and bedding. I will sharing the start of her room very soon. We also have it narrowed down to two names, I prefer one, he prefers the other. We will be sharing it with our friends and family as soon as one of us gives up the battle we figure it out. I haven't decided if I will share with the blogger world or wait until her arrival. We shall see....

20 weeks today, halfway there to meeting our sweet baby girl!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bump Update: 18 Weeks

How far along? 18 Weeks 6 Days

Total weight gain/loss: -4 lbs from my pre-pregnancy weight.

Maternity clothes? I took the plunge last week and went shopping. I am at the stage now where most of my pre-pregnancy clothes still fit, but are very uncomfortable.

Stretch marks? None, but I know it is probably too early for that. So I am just going to keep my fingers crossed and keep lathering up with Palmer's.

Sleep: I think I have forgotten what it is like to get a full night's sleep uninterrupted. I still wake up at least once a night to pee and I still have back pain. Now it is not just my sciatic nerve, but also pain in the middle of my back. It feels like muscle strain pain, but I don't do any heavy lifting so it has to be pregnancy related. I am falling apart it seems.

Movement: I have felt Baby R move a couple times. At first I was not sure what it was, but the nervous tummy and popcorn popping feeling in there has to be our sweet baby. I am ready for some consistent moving, I get all gushy everytime I feel it which is every few days.

Food cravings: Sweets, ice cream, candy bars, and tasty fruit. Cannot get enough!

Gender: We found out a couple weeks ago and we will have our mid-pregnancy ultrasound TOMORROW to find out for sure!

Labor Signs: Again, none, and so thankful for that!

Belly Button in or out? In, but from the looks of things it will pop. The question is when? Question for all those who have went through this before. Does it go back in after the baby? I do not know anyone that had an outie so this is all new to me.

Weekly Wisdom: Your butt can grow even when you are not gaining weight. Not sure if this is wisdom, but certainly a provable fact.

Milestones: Does getting your first maternity clothes count?

What I'm Looking Forward To: Tomorrow afternoon. We get to see Baby R again and hopefully confirm the gender we found out at 16 weeks.

18 Weeks:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Vote Please!!!

I put up a gender poll, curious what the bloggy world's guess is. Cast your vote! :)

I've been keeping a secret...

well sorta, but I'll explain. A little over a month ago I found out about a 4D ultrasound place that was super close to our house. They had a fabulous Mother's Day special for a 2 part 4D ultrasound. The first part could be done as early as 16 weeks where they would also tell us what we were having if they could tell. The second is done later in pregnancy where you can pretty much tell exactly what your baby will look like. We decided to do it. The idea of being able to know 3 weeks earlier what our sweet little baby was thrilled us. The lady doing our ultrasound said she was 100% sure what we were having so we found out at 16 weeks and 1 day!

I decided not to share this until we have our mid-pregnancy ultrasound at the doctor's office and they confirm (hopefully no surprises), since I have heard that sometimes when people find out early it is not always correct. We have this ultrasound this week on Thursday. I will share then what we are having. Hopefully they confirm, otherwise I have a lot of returning to do since I just could not resist a little shopping. So stay tuned for a bump update with pictures this week and gender reveal on Friday. :)

Friday, May 21, 2010


So I think I felt Baby R move the other night. Am I positive that is what is was? No, but I'd like to think so. :)

Anyway, how it happened. I had just crawled in to bed and planned to read a few pages of the baby names book before going to bed. As I sat there reading I felt the strangest feeling. The best way I can describe it is I felt as if one side of stomach was nervous (hope that makes sense), but only for a second. I immediately though "woah" what was that? After a second I decided that it definitely didn't hurt and just went back to reading. A few minutes later I felt it again several times in a row. Then it dawned on me, this could be my baby moving around in there. I am amazed.

What do you think I am 17 weeks, does this sound like Baby R was moving or something like that?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Bump Update! 16 Weeks

How far along? 16 Weeks 4 Days

Total weight gain: Well, from the day that I got my + pregnancy test to my first doctor appointment I had lost 10 pounds. Apparently that is what happens when you puke 24/7. At my last doctor appointment I had gained 3 pounds back.

Maternity clothes? Nope, still wearing my same pants and shirts. In the last two weeks I have been starting to get the bump, now we are just waiting for the pop!

Stretch Marks? Still to early to tell, in the meantime I am lathering up with this stuff.

Here are some belly pictures, it is growing little by little:

Sleep: I am still getting up about once a night to pee. It is amazing to me how much I can possibly pee. I tend to wake up with a pretty sore back. I have always had problems with it since high school due to an injury. So I'm guessing my back is not going to enjoy me being pregnant very much. This week my uterus has grown to reach halfway between my pelvic bone and naval. I'm guessing that means my pesky little butt bone will not start to feel any better.

Best moment this week: One of my best friends is a nurse and she borrowed one of their old dopplers at her hospital for me to use. So I got to listen to the baby's heartbeat at home on Tuesday. I swear I could hear Baby R kick around in there.

Movement: No movement yet, but I am so ready for that.

Gender: Very very soon!

Labor Signs: No way, that would not be good, so thank goodness.

Belly Button in or out? It is in, it is getting wider though.

What I miss: Skin that does not look like a 13 year old during puberty. When does that glowing look come cause I am done with these pesky little pimples hanging out on my face.

Weekly Wisdom: Wear a bra at all times even if it is just a sports bra, even to bed, even my once slim B cup gets pretty heavy now.

Milestones: I finally quit getting sick in the morning last week. Up until 13 weeks I was still getting sick all day, everyday. Then it was just in the morning. Now it is a rare occasion. I can't even explain how thankful I am for that and for Zofran!

What I am looking forward to: Finding out the gender of Baby R very soon. Please don't be shy sweet baby. :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Check Out The Ticker

I don't have much time to post, but I added a pregnancy ticker and it says 177 days to go! :)

Pregnancy update post to come soon, tomorrow or Thursday. I just need my camera cord so I can share some belly shots!

Monday, April 12, 2010

WELCOME TO THE WORLD......................

LUKAS DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My sister delivered this little guy Sunday April 11th at 12:40 am. She was a trooper. She had been having contractions on Saturday, but they were sporadic and never consistent. Then all of sudden they started full force and were 6 minutes apart. By the time she got to the hospital they were 2 minutes apart and she was dialated to a 7. Apparently, you have to get bloodwork done before they can administer the epidural. Needless to say, Lukas was not waiting for that business. She progressed from a 7 to a 10 in less than 30 minutes and so my sister delivered him au natural. David and my mom said she did amazing, even with having to wait to push since once she started the rounds of pushing the contraction slowed down to every 5 minutes. I was so sure I was going to hear her screaming from down the hallway, but not a peep. We are all so proud of her and our newest addition to the family. Can't wait to spoil him rotten. :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Baby on the Brain

It has been almost two weeks since I shared our exciting news with blogger world, so now I am almost 10 weeks! Yesterday we had our first "big" appointment where we were asked lots of questions, told lots of information, and I had several things of blood drawn to check "things." I just love how I can no longer recall what all the "things" were, I only remember two (to check my thyroid and to see if I was a carrier of the gene for CF). I swear I have lost some of my brain once becoming preggo. My husband agrees, he said I get confused sometimes talking to him, and that is not like me. I hear this is normal so I'm guessing I'm not the only one?

Starting at 12 weeks I will start posting little stats about my pregnancy every other week to keep everyone up to date and to also have something for me to look back on.

One thing I was surprised about is the number of ultrasounds given in pregnancy or should I say the lack there of. I guess from watching movies and such I was under the impression that we would get one almost every time we went to the doctor. I found out they really only do 2 or 3. I already had one at 6 weeks (I am having lots of morning sickness as you already know so they wanted to make sure I just had 1 lil peanut in there and because of some pain I was experiencing on the right side). At 6 weeks our peanut was very small and hard for us to see without the tech pointing it out. We did get to hear the heartbeat which was the most amazing thing ever. I will never forget the look on Ryan's face when he heard it, so precious! I was told that every other time we go to the doctor we will get to hear our baby's heartbeat through a Doppler. So at 12 weeks I go back so I am hoping we get to hear it then.

We already have to start making some decisions for a our lil peanut. The doctor gave us several pamphlets on optional tests that we can have done. One is a first trimester quad screening and nuchal translucency test. We are having a hard time deciding if we want the tests. It is such a hard decision; it would great to have the tests and hear everything is normal, but on the other hand I hear there are lots of false positives that cause lots of worry and more testing. I need some feedback on this and I welcome all opinions.

Have a nice weekend!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Long Time No See..........And Some News

Well it's been awhile since I posted, I know same old story. I always have good intentions, but it is always something. Usually it is school and travel. Well now it is me.

I have been sick a lot and so tired. Well I know what you're thinking this sounds like and if so you are RIGHT! I am pregnant. :)

We found out the week before we went to Mexico. The trip was a great time to relax and take it all in. We are so excited! The last day of the trip morning sickness started and it has never stopped. I don't just have it in the morning though, it is all day. They need to rename it for sure!

We were trying, but we both just had a feeling it would take awhile. Well, it certainly didn't so it was a very pleasant surprise. I am currently 8 weeks. I have been dying to share the news (another reason for the lack of posting), but just wasn't sure when was the right time. I know we are not out of the woods yet, but I am ready to let the world know. Please pray for our little one to keep growing strong.

I will update you all soon with more info and maybe even share some pictures. :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Back To Reality...

It is always sad getting back to the grind after vacation. Mexico was great, really relaxing, and just what we needed. The weather was not as warm as I would have liked (hence why I am still pretty pale), it has been one crazy winter so unpredictable, so I guess Mexico is no different. I will post some pictures as soon as I get everything sorted out at home.

We have been back home for 5 days and the only thing I have done is unpack. I wish I could say it is because I have been lazy, but I have been sick. It's been a rough week for me and I am starting to feel a little better. Thank God for my husband, he has been taking care of me, the house, and our puppy. He has endured my crabbiness, puking, crying, and even a hospital visit. He is such a trooper.

Well that's my short post. Bye for now.

Friday, February 19, 2010

30 Minutes Left........

I leave work soon and then going home to pack. Mexico bound tomorrow AM. See you all in a week!!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

What Do You Want To Know???

Ask me anything! I saw a few other bloggers do it and it sounds like fun. Is there anything you would like to know about me or my hubs Ryan? ANYTHING goes! Just ask!

Swap Loot

Last week I received a package in the mail from Taryn @ Mr. Jones and Me. She was my partner in the Simply Love Swap. I received lots of goodies and here is the proof! I just love getting stuff packages in the mail and this one was definitely a great one.

This bowl was filled to the brim with Starbursts and Snicker courtesy of Taryn (I already had some jelly beans in there). My husband would also like to thank Taryn as he is the one that enjoyed these delightful treats more often than I did. Can you tell he does not eat the yellow Starbursts. Ha!

Here is the rest of my loot, I definitely hit the jackpot! (2 headbands, lip gloss, hand cream, and very soft socks infused with shea butter.)

Taryn, thanks soooooooooooo much for everything, great choices, it was as if you you knew me or something.

Also, a shout out to Katie for putting this together it was really fun!