Saturday, March 30, 2013

29 Weeks

Only 11 more weeks to go! It's coming so fast, I feel like it's flown by.  I have a Dr. appointment on Monday with our last unexpected ultrasound.  It'll be so nice to see some chubby checks.  He's been doing a lot less kicking and a lot more shifting around.  He's not quite up in my ribs yet but he's mastered punching me in the bladder. At least it's not both.  The nursery is almost finished, we're just waiting for the last couple of items on the registry so we can fill up all the drawers and shelves.  It's turned out great and I can't wait to take some final pictures to show everyone. 
Other than that, there has been talk in the house about guests at the hospital, when/how to let people know he's arrived and lots of talks about birth plans.  We still have a couple of things to consider but honestly it just seems like most things are figured out which makes me feel a ton better.  And even more excited!
Finally, we got to see a preview of our maternity pictures which turned out amazing.  Wisper did an amazing job.  We're really excited to have her do our newborn pictures too! Check out her page here.

  • How far along?: 29 Weeks (tomorrow)
  • Baby is the size of a: Acorn Squash 15.2 -16.7in
  • Total weight gain/loss: I'll find out on Monday but I'm thinking about 16-17
  • Symptoms: On and off sleep, lots of bathroom breaks, lots of belly movement.
  • Sleep: Some nights are great, others suck big time.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • What I miss: Finally started to miss beer.  Just a little sip would be nice.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  We have one picked.
  • Movement: Less kicking more wiggling. More pushing body parts out.
  • Maternity Clothes: Still in them although I went a little target T-shirt crazy yesterday and just bought regular shirts in a size up.  They should last me the next three months.
  • Labor Signs: Not much.
  • Best Moment of the Week:  It was a long one, lots of work, not a lot of seeing hubby. We did go out on a date yesterday followed by some college basketball and strawberry shortcake making. It was delicious.
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Monday's ultrasound! ...and two more weeks to the baby shower!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Burp Cloths & Baby Blankets

I finally had some time to myself this weekend to finish some sewing projects for the baby.  Honestly, I think I finished everything I set out to do so far for the baby.  Today I finished a huge baby blanket that's gonna be great for playing on and some pretty burp cloths.... although after storing them away in the dresser I might have to make more to fill up some space.  Maybe I'll wait until after the shower though.  You never know what you're gonna get even if you don't register for things.

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Also, I finally received the moose head for the collage wall above the dresser. 
 I put it together right away and hung it up.  I love it! I know I keep saying this but I can't wait to fill this room up with all the baby gifts.  I can't wait for it to be finished and put together.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nursery Update

I'm so excited to have gotten this far in the nursery already.  I feel like we are way ahead of the game which always makes me feel so much better and less stressed out.  I couln't have done this without my wonderful husband.  He has basically done everything I asked him to do just how I wanted it done and I love that he's just as much as a perfectionist as I am.  =) Check out what we have gotten done so far.




Now we just have to wait to fill it all up!
P.S. I'll post links to the items when it's all finished in case anyone wants to know where the items are from.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Summer Neon Favorites

Has anyone checked out Gap's new baby collection? I'm obsessed with the Neon collection.  Who knew boys could be so much fun to dress?  The parrot hat for sure is a winner for me. Love it!
Even better, now 'till March 10th you get 25% off with the code GAPDEAL. Score!




And even though I'm having a boy it's not like I can keep myself from 
girly things so here it its for the moms and girly girls.


26 Weeks And A Look Back

26 weeks tomorrow and It's finally starting to feel like it's going a little faster.  I'm really ready for baby to come out already and all I want to do is snuggle with him but I'm pretty darn far and almost in my third trimester so I'll have to be content with that.  Even though I feel pretty big right now, looking back has made me realize I'm a lot smaller than I thought I would have been at twenty-six weeks but also that I have a loong way to go. I'm excited for the next couple of months.  Finishing the baby room, having a baby shower and getting to see my maternity pictures.  Fourteen more weeks to go!

 

  • How far along?: 26 Weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Head of lettuce
  • Total weight gain/loss: I'm assuming more than last week so more than 13 =)
  • Symptoms: Baby is kicking like crazy and making me a little annoyed.
  • Sleep:Pretty good
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • What I miss: Not peeing at night
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  We have one picked.
  • Movement: A little too much going on in there.  Is he dancing to some music I don't hear?!
  • Maternity Clothes: Loving maternity clothes.  So comfy.  Just found white skinny maternity pants that I've been looking for a while and I'm pumped!
  • Labor Signs: I think I might have started some Braxton Hicks... I'll wait to confirm.
  • Best Moment of the Week:  Finding my white maternity skinny jeans!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Maternity pictures in less than a week and I actually found a dress I'm super excited about.  Mama is gonna look goooood.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Week 25

Almost done with the second trimester!  It's going by much faster than the first one.  Hopefully the third trimester will fly by because I'm already ready for this little boy to cuddle with me on the couch.
 This weekend Jeff and  I went to Ikea to pick up the last of the big furniture and it's pretty much all set up.  I received the crib skirt in the mail yesterday and have some sewing projects to do.  
All the big furniture is in its place in the nursery. 
Maternity pictures are coming up next week, and baby shower date is set!
Things are really coming along.

  • How far along?: 25 Weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Head of cauliflower
  • Total weight gain/loss: 13 - double digits... holy cow.
  • Symptoms: The last couple of weeks baby had a growth spurt (obvious by my increase in size) and it's making my belly a little sore at night.  Also a little tired mid day but overall not too bad.
  • Sleep: Not too shabby
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Nope.
  • What I miss: The energy I used to have.  Not talking about baby stuff in every conversation I have.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet:  We have one picked.
  • Movement: It's like gym class in there.
  • Maternity Clothes: Pants for sure, still doing ok with tops.
  • Labor Signs: N/A
  • Best Moment of the Week:  Just found out at the Dr. Appt today that because our little man was so wriggly during the 20wk ultrasound we get to have another one next month. Woop!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Maternity pictures are coming up!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Desktop Calendar

Every month I look for a new desktop calendar for work.  I'm always taking the ones floating around the web; they have so many cute ones! This month I figured I would just make my own! 
Feel free to take it for yourself. 
There are two versions depending on where you like to put your icons.