Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Really? Almost half way cooked?

Please ignore the toilet. My husband was around 

Well little one, you are almost half way ready to be in our arms. On Friday I will be 20 weeks, meaning there are only 20 more weeks to go. It will go by fast, right? People are starting to really know I am pregnant, there's no hiding it.  I still feel like I'm at an awkward stage though, the stage where I just look kind of chunky. My mom bought me a few pairs of maternity pants from Ann Taylor and had them mailed to me, surprise! Haven't tried them on but will let you know how they fan out. I also bought a few Old Navy Maternity pieces. No, haven't tried those on either. However, the dress above is Old Navy, I just bought a size up in their regular clothing and it's really comfortable. If only it would cool down but it is South Florida. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

And "it" is a ...

At 1:50pm on September 19, 2012 we found that you, our baby, are a little girl. Finding out you were a girl was a surprise as EVERYONE thought for sure we would have a boy. I couldn't be more happy that they were wrong. Of course, I would love you no matter what the gender but knowing that God knew you before you were created is amazing to me and your dad. You already have 3 girl cousins to play or grow up with! I am even more excited about being pregnant now that I can put a category to you instead of "it". You now are my little, growing girl. You are 9 in long and weigh about 9oz. You are growing and developing as you should. Your heart rate has been the same the last two visits, around 140 (this makes the whole "girls have fast heartbeats" theory wrong). I have gained 4lbs, I can thank my sickness for that. Praise God that that has gone away and I can/am eating all the time! Your dad and I have agreed on a name but I will probably do a separate post on that later. We can now pray for you by name, which we did last night. It was emotional, for me, just knowing that we are praying for our little GIRL. Everyone is so excited to meet you. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Boy or Girl??

The day is almost here. Wednesday Jack and I will find out whether we are having a little girl or a little boy. In the beginning I thought for sure it was a boy but I am now thinking girl. I have used a few of the "old-wives tales" methods but they were all over the place. One would predict boy the other, girl. Jack and I really have no preference. I mean, it's our baby and we will love he/she so so much. Have any predictions?

"Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be."

- Carrie Fisher

Thursday, September 13, 2012

17 week update

How far along? 17 weeks (will be 18 tomorrow) 
Baby size: Baby is about the size of an onion
Total weight gain/loss: I have gained 3 pounds
Maternity clothes? I am finding less and less in my closet to wear. Think I will be clothes shopping this weekend
Stretch marks? Nothing yet. Started using Palmer's 
Sleep: Still wake up quite a bit.
Best moment this week:Hearing the heartbeat last Wed.
Movement:I think I have felt a few "flutters" but nothing big enough to really know
Food cravings: Well...last week I made a breakfast pizza for dinner. I also baked a cake just to have one slice 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not really (never thought that would happen)
Have you started to show yet: Yes, but I'm in the awkward stage of either looking pudgy or pregnant 
Gender: Find out next Wed (this time for real. Come on Sept 19th!)

Symptoms: stuffy head nothing too bad though
Labor Signs: nope
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? On
Looking forward to: Finding out what Baby C is!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday

                                              What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I mean, it IS Wednesday. The weekend is almost here.

I'm joining with a "What I'm Loving Wednesday" post.

The first thing I'm loving is that today marks the one week countdown of finding out if "Baby C" is a boy or girl. As soon as I find out I will be shopping ! 

I'm loving my husband. I love him being "the man of the house". I love his love for the Lord. I love his corny jokes and silly laugh. 

I'm loving that fall is coming...well, Florida fall. We went to Hobby Lobby and purchased a few fall decorations and fall-scented candles. I wish I could drink the pumpkin flavored coffee items now but it's worth the sacrifice. 

Have a blessed day!

Sleep = non here

via pinterest

Ah......What I would give to be in such a deep sleep as the little one above.  Ever since becoming pregnant I  just can not seem to sleep through the night. I'm not sure if it's because I have to get up to empty my bladder or I just can't seem to get comfortable. Now, I'm no where near the point of having a big belly in my way but if I lay on one side too long I have to rotate. I would love to sleep on my tummy but guess that's out of the question. Another reason may be that I'm thinking about too much. I realize this is a personal problem and can only be fixed by prayer. I don't really worry about anything but my mind is constantly going. Sometimes I sing songs, think about people, or just count.....and count. The one good thing about this lack of sleep is that my body will be prepared for waking up at all hours of the night to help the little one.