Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guest room turning into the Baby's room

Our guest room a week ago....

And our guest room now....

Wahoo!!! We sold our bed! Soon you'll get to see pics of the baby's room! I'm hoping we'll get to set up the furniture next week. The furniture is so beautiful! I love it and I cant wait to set it up!

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

18 Weeks!

18 Weeks!!!

This "little mama" is quickly becoming "big mama!". I weighed the other night and... I was up 17 lbs!!! (That was right after I had dinner. I weighed again later and it wasn't quite as much.) I think my body really needs to slow down. I'm eating fairly healthy and I don't think I'm over-eating at all. What can I say....oh well. I just hope the doctor doesn't tell me I've gained too much. :/
I don't have my list of changes in our baby this week...I'll try to update it later. BUT I do get to see our baby soon! I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! We'll find out Thursday, April 28th what we're having! I honestly don't know which I think it is. Ahhhh I can't wait to find out!!!!!

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

16 Weeks!

16 Weeks!
Sunday, April 3rd - Saturday, April 9th

I really feel great this week! I love it! I'm so excited and I can hardly wait to see this baby! Chad's birthday was Tuesday and his parents and grandparents came up to celebrate. It was great to see everyone. I'm so thankful that even though we don't live in the same cities as our parents, we only live a few hours away.

My favorite thing this week is the Nature Valley Almond Granola Bars...they are so tasty!

Our baby is the size of an avocado this week, about 5 inches long. His or her eyes are making small side-to-side moments and can even perceive some light. He/She is also sharpening his/her sucking and swallowing skills. Within the next week or so, the pads on our baby's fingertips and toes will become adorned with completely individual swirls and creases...fingerprints.

I had an appointment on Monday and they checked the heartbeat again...she said it sounded great! They also scheduled my ultrasound!!!! It will be Thursday, April 28th. I can't wait! I haven't decided how we'll tell everyone. I love what several of you have done with the cake...the color of the cake or icing inside reveals the gender. However, since our families don't live in Joplin with us, I don't think we'll do that. I'd like to do something creative, but I think I'll probably be so excited that I'll just blurt it out....we'll see.

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

15 Weeks!

15 Weeks!
Sunday March 27th - Saturday April 2nd

I never got around to posting a picture last week...sorry.

I'm feeling sooo much better. I'm not nauseated at all. I'm super tired, but I don't think I can blame all of that on being pregnant. I just get busy and end up staying up too late. 8 more weeks with students! I can't wait until I can sleep in a little later than 5:45. My appetite has grown a lot this week. I still don't like meat, red pasta sauce, or salsa...weird, I know. I'm able to pretty much eat anything else though. I'm so thankful for that! I'm not really good at eating healthy, but I'm trying to eat fruit instead of giving in to all of my junk food cravings.

You can definitely tell I'm pregnant. I still think it's weird that I'm showing so much more than my other pregnant friends. I can't even imagine what I'll look like in 10 weeks....or 20 weeks! Will I fit in my car and still be able to reach the pedals??? Every time I pass by a mirror or window where I can see my reflection I kinda stare at myself. I feel like I look so different. It makes me smile. I'm so excited!

My next doctor's appointment is on Monday. They'll schedule my ultrasound at that appointment. I can't wait!!!! Another piece of the baby's furniture is supposed to be delivered on Monday too. We're listing our guest bed on craigslist. Hopefully it will sell quickly so we can get the furniture set up. I know I have plenty of time. I just want to see what it's going to look like.

Our baby this week - Tiny bones in his or her ears are in place this week, making it likely that the baby can hear our voices! The backbone is strong enough now for our baby to work on straightening his or her head and neck even more. Baby's crown-to-rump measurement is between four and five inches in length, about the size of an avocado. Our baby also now has eyebrows and eyelashes.
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