Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Quick Update

We went to an appointment with a new midwife today, and of course she was awesome! I am pretty excited to be working with her! Everything looks great with Baby, and I have gained 4 lbs since my last appt! Yay! I'm glad to not be losing weight anymore! I am planning to start taking a Vit B pill at night, and see if that helps my morning sickness at all. I am ready for that to be done already!

Oliver is doing really well, still growing fast and learning new things every day! He loves to talk to Grandma, Daddy and his aunties on the speaker-phone, and is really into coloring right now. He tries to do everything that Daddy does, it is so cute!

We have slowly been working on the baby room, and its all painted, now we just have to put it back together and get going on all the random projects. The bumper pad and pillows are finished, and I just have a blanket left to make! I've been busy with my Etsy shop, but I am hoping that business will still pick up even more, so we can get some extra money for all these projects! Its almost "baby shower season," so I know the orders are coming! Looking forward to seeing my mumsy some time this week!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

20 Weeks and Nursery Obsession

I thought this was pretty cool; the picture on the top is Baby Girl and the picture on the bottom is Oliver. They are going to look very similar, I think!

And 20 week belly pictures! She is VERY busy in there!

Wow, pregnancy has really kicked into gear. We have movement and nausea and cravings and aches/pains! Every cliche' pregnancy thing you can think of, just short of pickles and ice cream. Oh wait, the ice cream part is true. Hehehe. I blame Ben for that, he keeps bringing it home, and then I HAVE to eat it, of course.

The nursery room got emptied out yesterday, and I found some paint in the garage that will be great (same tan/beige as the downstairs). I have so many plans, but am waiting for more hats to sell before I can put any of them into action! I did order some fabric last week, tho. I am just not into all the super girly/ flowery/ pink and brown that's out there for girls, so I am making my own design! I got a bumper from Value Village ($2!) that I am going to cover with this fabric, and also recover some pillows that go on the brown couch that is going in the room too. I have sheer white curtains to use, and am going to re-use Ollie's changing table, just paint it white. There is a matching crib that I keep seeing on Craigslist for great prices, so once I get some money, I will get the matching crib. I cant wait! Can you picture it?
Here is the fabric sample:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's a.....

Today was the big ultrasound day!

We are SO excited that we are having a little GIRL!!!!!

She looks totally healthy and happy in there! Ben and I couldnt be happier! She was very busy during the scan, and it took the poor lady a while to see everything, but she looks very healthy. The profile pictures they took of her look just like Oliver's! She is very low, so that explains why I have only been feeling movement around the same area. The ultrasound tech kept saying "She's giving me a run for my money!" because every time we thought we could see something, she would move away. I am so excited to start planning her nursery, and thinking about Ollie having a little sister! So happy today :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Waiting Impatiently....

I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning! Our big (and only) ultrasound is tomorrow morning! Eeek! I can't believe tomorrow we get to see our little bean, and find out if it is a girl bean or a boy bean!

Pregnancy update:
Morning sickness (of course, on the top of the list) is getting better slowly. Still dealing with feeling sick in the morning but if I can think of enough to eat during the day, I feel a lot better.

Right now I really love orange juice and cereal. But not together. This has been going on for a while now, and I am SO glad that I can finally drink juice without being sick!

The baby is very active, and Ben could feel the movement from the outside as soon as I was feeling it from the inside. It always feels VERY low, and I wonder if that has anything to do with the placenta being in front this time?

Last night I got out my bag of maternity clothes, and realized that I only have 4 shirts. Time to go shopping, probably to Old Navy. I love the clearance section there :)

Ollie update:
He is obsessed with counting right now. We have a few books and a song that he loves, and randomly counts things during the day. He can count to three (for the most part) but then the numbers are jumbled after that. Although, we have heard up to four a few times.

He is learning to use "big boy" cups and plates and silverware (plastic-ware), thanks to Auntie Sabrina, he has all his own stuff from Christmas! He does really well with a cup and fork! He thinks it hilarious to throw food on the floor to the dog though, which gets frustrating. Dog is spending more and more time outside during meals.

He also really likes to color, and has already broken all the crayons from Christmas. Oh well. He is so busy and talks to me all day. He loves to wave and talk to people when we go out, and sits in the stroller or shopping cart since I can barely carry him these days.

I will update more tomorrow after the appointment!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Belly Pics

18 weeks! I will be 19 weeks tomorrow. At the last appt with Heike I gained 2 pounds! Almost half-way there!

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Okay, here are some REALLY late Christmas pictures :) Things have been sooo busy around here. I got my hair cut yesterday, and then we got some new couches and an ottoman today from Craigslist. Thanks Dad :)

Ben is starting school again tomorrow, and its going to be a tough quarter for us all. He has class three days a week until 10pm. I am trying to mentally prepare, especially since Ollie has been really clingy to him the last couple days. But we will make it thru, we always do.

Anyway, here are a few of the many Christmas pictures (sorry, they are in reverse order)! We had a wonderful day and it was so nice to have everyone come to our place.