Friday, February 27, 2009

25 weeks

Well folks, this one will be short and sweet. Here is my 25 week picture. You all can be the judge. Josh and I are going to take his mom to Ann Arbor tomorrow for the day and do some shopping, and perhaps hit an outlet mall up in Howell, since we didn't get to do that last weekend because of the snow. I am ready to hit the hay, I am seemingly always tired anymore. Perhaps it is my attempt at walking more and exercising more.
Yesterday I did way more than I should have and spent most of the night in pain. I have to keep in mind that there is a very thin line of what is healthy and what is not. It was so bad I took some tylenol before bed, and I try not to take anything if I can help it. Anyhow, I am off to bed. Catch ya all later!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Our crib came!

So its a photo taken from DH's phone, but it will do for right now. The crib came in this afternoon and we decided to run out and pick it up. It was not so hard to put together and I think matches the flooring pretty respectibly. I was soo excited to go out and get it, that I wouldn't even wait until tomorrow after Josh got off work. He was home and I knew my mom wouldn't mind us borrowing the van for a little while. I thought for a minute that the box wasn't going to fit, but it magically slid right in with very little effort.
I really like it, it is simple, but very cute and is a 4 in 1 lifetime crib.
I am sure to have more later about something baby related but I am working on getting back out of the house for my FIL's birthday.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

24 weeks, doctor update, and nursery progress(again)

Ok so I think I look pretty good in this picture. Hahaha. I finally got some new pants so I have more clothing options to choose from. Definite changes going on here, I am starting to feel better, though I still don't like being stared at when I am out walking.
I had my 24 week check-up, and this baby is getting big. Big enough to worry the doctor and suggest more walking and eating better. I don't know how much more I can do. I try to eat well, get my stretching and exercises, who knows what will happen. But the baby was looking good....sleepy, and all curled up, but the baby is 1 lb. 12oz. (whoady big) in the 95%ile. The test results from my last appointment came back well within the normal limits, but now we have a baseline to keep in watch for high blood pressure. I will go for my glucose tolerance test in a few weeks, and we shall see what comes of that.
We also went out and ordered the crib this afternoon, and while I thought we were going to have luck and get it right away, we have to wate 7 to 14 days for it to be shipped to the store. Either way, its great to know that within a couple of weeks we will have a place for baby to sleep. The room is almost painted completely, we just have a couple more places where the paint needs touched up, and the floor needs a going over once or twice, but then we are good to go.
Hopefully soon I will be able to get my sisters and MIL on the same page with planning a baby shower. We shall surely see.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


So pictured above is the before pictures of our nursery. After much trouble, as you have heard, we finally got that border down. I wish I would have gotten pictures of the room empty before the primed walls and the painting...but what I have will have to do. My husband did a great job, well at least I think so. There are a few more touch ups that need to be done, but overall the hard part is done. Here are a couple pictures of the after. It is a little lighter in the pictures than it is on the walls I think, not to mention that both windows were open.

I took the paint swatch to BRU to make sure that the color matched the bedding, and this is one of the best matches that I had. I am still debating about going with a dark wood or a that I see the painting and the closets, I am leaning towards the natural. I think it will turn out just wonderfully...ooh I am soo excited.

Friday, February 13, 2009

23 weeks

Pardon the messy picture...but the closer shot I look way more than a little jacked up and so I chose to use this picture instead. Again I am definitely losing my little "fat valley" LOL, and an all around more pouchy tummy is emerging. I am done trying to look cute when walking around. my tummy sticks out, I rub my belly, and hold my back when I walk. It makes me feel better. So all you people out there staring at me, I don't give a shit what you think....I am pregnant, and I don't have to wear a shirt telling you so to justify my behavior. I do get a lot of looks and snickers, and I have to really work hard at focusing on my baby and not getting upset. I have always tried so hard to not look like a huge cow when I go out in public. It is hard to walk around in the mall knowing I can no longer suck in my gut to help me "look better" in the eyes of others, but at the end of the day I know my little one will love me no matter what.
Tomorrow is a big day, Josh is going to start priming the walls of the goodbye pinky/red walls, hello Western Cactus!!! I am so excited, we got a fantastic deal on paint, and I know Josh will do a fantastic job getting the nursery ready.
So here's to one more week of building a baby!!! My hard work is starting to show I would have to say.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

22 weeks and work on the nursery!

So Josh is working on getting the border of the wall in the nursery, and while it seems to be going well it is hard backbreaking work. A word to the wise, do not put up bulletin board border with wallpaper does not come off as easily as you would suppose. Because of the chemical smell of the DIF, I am not able to help too much, especially because as of late I have been having pretty yucky dizziness issues. Also by this point, I feel heavy and full in my tummy area all the time. It is kind of uncomfortable. But now I know I am feeling the baby wiggle around in there, and that makes it all much more worth it. It was awesome too that Josh felt the baby moving. One night as we were getting ready to sleep, he turned to hold me and placed his hand in just the right spot and started feeling the movement that I was trying to determine was happening. It was just so awesome that I started to cry, I never thought he would feel the baby this early.
We have all the supplies and paint ready to get started working on painting the nursery, which makes things feel more real. I cannot believe that we are beginning to prepare our baby's nursery. It is just a crazy thought, that some day soon, we are going to have a child, crying, pooping, and hopefully at some point sleeping in that room.
So I have a picture for you all, the thing you probably come to find on my blog....this picture is crazy, I will have to say.

I wouldn't sceam "POP" but I might be inclined to whisper it quietly under my breath. We shall see what the coming weeks have to say about my waistline...haha I do not think anything else is new. So until next time, happy reading!