Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wow...22 Weeks!

This pregnancy is flying by. I still feel great and I am sleeping better than I was a couple of weeks ago. I am also feeling TBone move daily now. He is especially active when I am taking a bath, hopefully it's not because I am frying him. He can hear outside noises now. He is also about a foot long and could weight almost a whole pound now. From my home scale I have only gained 7 lbs but from my appointment a couple weeks ago they had it more at 9 but either way I am gaining at a normal pace. I still can't believe that by the end I will have gained between 25-35 lbs, wow!

The Mister and I got the light blue on the nursery walls this weekend and I think it looks fabulous and once it's done it will look even better. I still have an orange and navy blue stripe to add. Here is a picture of the newly painted nursery and a picture of what the stripe will kind of look like.

Here's a new belly picture too since I haven't posted one in awhile. Exactly 22 Weeks and growing. Oh and DH noticed a dark line under my belly button today, I of course can't see it unless I look really closely in the mirror and it is still pretty light. This is called a linea negra and it's just a dark line some pregnant women get but it does go away a couple months after the baby is born.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

More Exciting News!

The Mister and I are very excited that his parents are moving to town. This has been in the works for sometime now but they have now found a house and if all goes well they will be in Atlanta by November 19th! We are so excited about having them closer and they are just as excited about being close to us, the Mister's brother, the soon to be sister-in-law and of course Logan.

It's going to be so nice to have them close and when I mean close they will be about a 3 min drive from us. Before the Mister and I moved to Atlanta we all lived in Chattanooga and it was nice to see them at the drop of the hat and have dinner with them whenever. It will also be nice for Logan to have grandparents near by.

The Beginnings of a Nursery

So I have really wanted to post about this since the weekend and all week but I haven't had a second to stop and put it on words. The Mister and I had such a busy and great weekend. We went to Ikea on Friday and bought the crib and mattress. We put it together last night. It is small and not very extravagant but I love it and it will do it's job I'm sure. I just really didn't see the point of spending a lot of money on a crib. This crib will eventually convert into a small toddler bed also so we will be able to get a good amount of use out of it.

Then on Saturday we got up early and went to several yard sales that were happening in the neighborhood. We got some great wooden toys and a wooden table and chairs set. We spent the rest of the weekend cleaning out the nursery and converting the guest room into the guest room/office. At first we were thinking it was going to be pretty crowded but everything fits and actually looks pretty good.

I was really impressed that we were able to get so much done. Now I just have to pick out a paint color.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Boy, A Healthy Baby Boy!!

Well since I didn't have time the other day I wanted add another post about the great day Friday turned out to be. The Mister and I are so so excited about having a boy and even more excited that the little guy is healthy and growing and very active. I was so nervous before the appointment because I still don't really think I am feeling any movement, so to see him moving around was such a wonderful sight! I also got to hear the heartbeat for the very first time and it was so strong and fast. The ultrasound lasted about 40 minutes and they went over all the body parts so I saw the brain, the heart, fingers and toes, two kidneys and the spine. Everything looked great at least from what I could tell. Since the Mister couldn't make the appointment I asked if they would put the gender results into an envelope that we would open together later. So when that time came she had me close my eyes and took a picture. When I left the hospital I called the Mister to let him know how the appointment went and he couldn't wait so he had me open it. And there was a great ultrasound picture of a little boy!

That night we went to Birmingham and I went to Sip n Strokes with Stephanie (you should check out her blog - she has great recipes) and we painted Aubie the Auburn Tiger. My Aubie will go in my son's room! I was so excited to be able to paint something for his room. I think it looks pretty good. The next day the Mister and I also bought the little guy his first clothing item, two Auburn onesies :) Can you tell we are Auburn fans!?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails

This is just a quick update on the ultrasound yesterday. It went really well and TBone looks healthy and I heard the heartbeat and it was nice and strong. We were also informed that we are having a boy!! We are very excited!

I know this is short but we are in Birmingham however I did want to get this update on here. I will post more about it hopefully tomorrow.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Okay...I am a blog slacker

I hate missing my weekly updates but I have plenty of excuses :) Really week 18 wasn't that exciting and week 19 will be very much the same but still the baby is changing constantly. The baby is really moving around in there, however I am not entirely sure I am feeling any of those movements yet. Sometimes I think maybe I felt something or was that the baby? but I convince myself it couldn't have been. Most women describe it feeling like a gas bubble but it doesn't seem like a very good description for us who haven't felt that yet well besides it actually being a gas bubble.

So why have I been missing? Well I am really into the middle of the semester and I have a ton of projects to do. I usually have several things due a week and these are usually really large assignments that use some creativity and lots of time. I also started my Kindergarten placement last week and I am loving it. I love the 5 year olds and there is some more structure instead of just constant play time like in Pre-K. I am actually in a private school and there are only 12 students in my class. It's going to provide a great opportunity for me to learn and have some really good experience. This week I already have two lesson I have to do. Busy, busy, busy.

I am also trying to read more pregnancy books. Right now I am working on "From the Hips" and "the Modern Girl's Guide to Motherhood". I really like them both, full of wonderful information.

This past weekend I spent Saturday in Chattanooga, while the Mister went to the AU v. TN game in Knoxville. I had a great time hanging with my best girl Jen! We chatted, had Mexican for dinner, made cookies, had a fire going in the fire pit, and watched a movie. It was a great afternoon and night!

Friday is the big reveal!!! and we are also going to Birmingham. The Mister's cousin, Amber, is getting married on Saturday. We will stay with his other cousins, Stephanie and Tadd, Friday night. Steph and I are going to Sip n Strokes!! and the Mister and Tadd are going to the Widespread Panic concert. It is going to be another great weekend!

So that's all I have at the moment. My next post will be an update on whether our TBone is going to be a boy or a girl. Keep your fingers crossed that the little one cooperates for us.

Oh one more thing...the Mister started a new job today! I am really excited for him. It gets him more in line with what he really wants to be doing. I really think he is going to be great at it and will provide enough challenge for him. It's a smaller company and I think it will be a good fit for him too. He is happy and excited about it so that makes it even better!

Okay, now I am really finished.