Tuesday, June 12, 2012

23 weeks

How big is baby this week? The size of a large mango.

Due Date: October 8th, 2012

Symptoms: SLEEPY!!!!

Cravings: grape juice

I am loving: SEEING the baby kick!!  It's not too often but there are times where he gets a good kick in and we can see my tummy punch out.

Sleep: I don't think i'm getting a full nights rest.  I am constantly tossing and turning.  I'm getting used to going to the bathroom.  I think if I could lay in one spot for a little bit longer I would feel better rested.

I miss: subway sandwiches, shrimp & wine!!!!!!!

I am looking forward to: a weekend at the RIVER!! Even though I won't be floating this year, it will still be fun hanging out with all of our friends!!!!

I'm spazzing about: nothing.  it's summer, so i am not complaining!

Best thing about this week: getting in the pool!!!! :)

Milestones: His sense of movement well developed by now, my baby can feel me dance. And now that he's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound, I will be able to see him squirm underneath my clothes. Blood vessels in his lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that my baby's ears pick up are preparing him  for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as the dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze him  when he hears them outside the womb.

Movement: oh yes :)

It's a...: BOY - no name yet

Exercise: we've done some walking.  that's it.

Diet: doing my best.  eating a lot.  as soon as I finish one meal I'm ready for the next... :/


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Gender Reveal

It's the new fad.  But there is a reason...it was SOO much FUN!!!  Thanks to Pinterest, planning was super easy, the only tricky part...not telling anyone what we were having!!!

We decided to go ahead and find out before the party.  End of year at school is hectic and I procrastinated getting a cake booked.  So I would need to make our own cake.

We went to the sonogram dr on Monday morning.  We had to wait a while to actually be seen so the anticipation was driving us crazy.  When we finally got to the room, the dr asked us right away if we were going to find out the gender of the baby...YES was all i could say.  As soon as they put the stick thing on my tummy we could tell right away!  Baby was in the perfect position.  The dr said everything looked great on the sonogram.  So we went to eat lunch with my mom and dad.

I then had to go back to school for the afternoon but i did FANTASTIC and did not give any hints to ANYONE!!  I think bets were being placed that i would slip.  But i was determined.  We had to continue to keep our lips sealed until Saturday.  It ended up not being too hard...at school we were getting things finished and rooms packed up for summer.  At home we had just ripped out carpet and put in laminate floors and painted the living room.  A lot of work had to be done before Saturday....we were BUSY!

But Saturday finally came!  Here are some pictures from that night.

Guests chose a lei to cast their vote...we gave them some pointers to help them out as well.

Team Pink

Team Blue

Instead of a guest book, we had a baby book to sign.


And for some reason I am missing the inside of the cake but it was BLUE!!!!

Friends and Family

Thank you everyone that came and shared our excitement!  We were beyond blessed with the LOVE in our home!  Next task...naming this little boy of ours!! :)


22 weeks

How big is baby this week? The size of a spaghetti squash

Due Date: October 8th, 2012

Symptoms: a lot more heartburn

Cravings: none really

I am loving: feeling MORE movement

Sleep: hasn't been too bad until this week.  starting to get uncomfortable, a lot of tossing and turning, waking up extremely hot and burning heartburn

I miss: subway sandwiches-still

I am looking forward to: getting the nursery ready/finished.  all fabric has been ordered, waiting on one more to come in.  all furniture is here but it hasn't all been put together yet.

I'm spazzing about: nothing.  it's summer, so i am not complaining!

Best thing about this week: feeling baby move a lot more and having M finally feel the kicks.  we can also see my tummy bump out when he kicks.

Milestones: At 11 inches  and almost 1 pound, baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment

Movement: oh yes :)

It's a...: BOY - gender reveal post coming soon

Exercise: none and i am feeling pretty guilty about it.  i have enjoyed laying on my couch this week.  but i won't be able to do it much longer so i will kick myself into gear next week!!

Diet: pretty healthy.  this week though sweets aren't as repulsive as they have been so i have been indulging a little bit.