Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's A.......

BABY! Although so very tempting, we are still Team Green. We had our 20 week ultrasound today and it was the coolest thing I have ever seen. I was teary throughout the entire thing, even when I wasn't really sure what I was looking at :)

Our tech was nice, but not allowed to tell us anything useful besides the fact that the heart did have 4 chambers. Other than that, if they see any problems my doctor will call us.

Baby P was moving a ton. The first thing we saw was baby covering his/her face. I have been feeling movenment more and more the last day or two and now I see why! We got only 3 pictures. I wish I would have asked for a better profile picture or face picture, but I was distracted by my dancing baby.  I even forgot to ask a few questions I wanted to ask.

I do know baby is measuring 21w0d. Which is a few days ahead, but not enough to change my due date. Baby's heartbeat is 143.

I think over the next few weeks I might try some old wives tales and track what they say on here. It will be interesting to see if any of them are right (if you know of any, please leave a comment so I can try them!)

The tech told us she always refers to the baby as he, unless she hear's me refer to it as she then she might switch. Although i don't remember doing it, she did switch to she. Maybe we saw something, or maybe I did say she without even thinking about it (sorry Baby P, if you are a boy!) I'm not to worried about it, but it's fun to think about!

Here are the pictures!

Although I love my baby, I find this picture kinda creepy :)

Tiny feet

Profile. Baby P is also holding his/her feet in this picture

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halfway There!!

20 Weeks! I can't believe it! We've hit the halfway mark! Along with that mark, we've also been busy preparing for baby and hit a major milestone!

First things first....We felt the baby move on the outside yesterday, at exactly 20 weeks! I woke up and noticed the kicks were stronger than even the day before. I rolled on my back and sure enough,as soon as I put my hand on my belly I felt 3 strong kicks on my left side. It was the most amazing thing ever! I layed there for another minute just to make sure I wasn't making it up before getting Ryan. I was worried our LO would stop performing once Daddy was there, but we gave it a minute and a few shakes from me and Ryan felt it too! It was so cool! I can't believe how much stronger the kicks and movement have gotten over the last few days. I'm loving every minute of it!

We also ordered our crib this week. We also decided to use a changing table and dresser that Ryan had when we was a baby. His Dad made them, they're in pretty bad shape at the moment (due to the fact that Ryan and Ross used them as toys growing up...I've heard the stories and I'm impressed that they even made it through the two of them). Jimmy and Ryan are going to refinish them add new drawer fronts and stain it to match out crib. I'm really excited! I'll post before and after pictures after we pull them out of storage. Here's the crib we are going to use and the bedding set (unless LO decides it doesn't want us to be Team Green later this week)

We've also finished our registries and now will hopefully start working on the nursery in the next few weeks. My goal is to have it done by the first week in December when family and friends are coming in for my Denver shower. I have to start early since Sundays are out between now and when the baby comes (gotta love football season!)

Here's my 20 picture....
How far along? 20 weeks
Food cravings: Nothing new this week...
Biggest Change? Feeling baby P move on the outside!

Movement? We felt kicks on the outside yesterday, and I've been feeling more general movement all day.

What I'm looking forward to: Our "Big" ultrasound on Tuesday, although we aren't finding out the sex, I can't wait to see Baby P again!
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now the size of an cantalope! He or She is weighing in around 10 1/2 ounces!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

18 Weeks....

I have been seriously slacking this week. Instead of blogging I have spent every night laying on the couch trying not to pass out from lack of oxygen due to my aweful cough I can't seem to get rid of. It's worse at night, so I have had no motivation.

Besides that I feel great. I've been feeling the baby move more and I'm pretty sure I felt a kick for the first time on Monday. Baby seems to be more active as soon as I lay down to go to bed.

Life has been going great and flying by! Last weekend Ryan and I took 4 kids to the Rockies game. They had a blast and Ryan did great! 4 kids can be a little overwhelming, but we made it. Eliana adores Ryan, so she enjoyed getting his attention and keeping it through most of the game. Here's a few pictures from that night....

Notice Eliana's out fit...she was wearing her favorite Hello Kitty dress, the purple tutu I made for her birthday and purple leggings. She always gets attention anywhere we go because of her beautiful red hair, but add the outfit to the mix and the comments never stopped.

Just a quick shout out to one of my best friends, Lindsay who is due any day now (ok not any day, a week from Sunday to be exact). I'm hoping this formal public annoucement to Addie will be enough to get her to help her mom out a bit and come very soon. I can't wait to meet her and I'm anxiously awaiting the phone call telling me of her arrival.

On another side note, I'm not sure I mentioned this before, but I have 2 friends due within 3 weeks of me! It's very exciting to share this time with your closest friends. Cassie had her "big" ultrasound yesterday and is still "Team Green." Jess has her's tomorrow and I can't wait to find out what she's having (I'll go on the record saying my gut says boy...we'll see if I'm right! We go on the 28th. I can't wait to see Little One again!

Enough rambling from me...here's my 18 week picture....


How far along? 18 weeks

Food cravings: Oreos...I was really hoping Baby would make we eat a little more healthy!

Biggest Change? Wore my first pair of maternity pants last week to dinner

Movement? I'm pretty sure I got my first kick on Monday and I've been feeling baby move more and more

What I'm looking forward to: Going to Ryan's cousin's wedding this weekend. I honestly can't remember the last wedding I was at and not in!

Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now the size of an sweet potato he or she is now weighing about 5-7 ounces!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

17 Weeks and Other things...

It's a little late, but I just realized I never got my picture up!

Ryan and I had a busy weekend, but the most exciting thing we did was start our registry. With my shower in Red Bud, being in early November, I wanted to have a good start on a registry before the invites go out (in a few weeks). That still gives us about a month, but our weekends are really getting full since football starts on Sunday :) So we started at Babies R Us, we aren't anywhere close to being done but it was fun to get started.

We also decided on a crib today too, I'm glad to have that done. There are so many options, my head was spinning. We will probably order it in the next few weeks. We are getting the Da Vinci Kalani crib in espresso.

Here's my newest picture:

How far along? 17 weeks

Food cravings: Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries...I think about it sometimes...it's kinda gross :) haha
Biggest Change? Bump is getting bigger every day!
Movement? Pretty sure I've been feeling the baby move off and on all week...but I'm still waiting for a big kick!
What I'm looking forward to: Heading to the Mile High Market Place with a friend this weekend to shop for antiques and other useless items :)
Baby's Milestones: Baby P is now the size of an onion (like they couldn't find a better veggie or fruit to compare it to) he or she is now weighing about 5 ounces!