"Before you were conceived we wanted you, Before you were born we loved you, Before you were here an hour we would give our life for you. This is the miracle of life. ~Maureen Hawkins"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nursery Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek at Lawsons nursery.  We decided to go with owls and turtles but couldn't resist this chubby little bird so he has snuck his way onto the wall mural and a little bit of the crib skirt.  The main theme is turtles but the wall mural and crib blanket will have owls as well. I will post more pictures after it's all put together.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

27 Weeks!!! And a new picture :)

How far along? 27 Weeks!! Some books say this is the first week of the 3rd trimester. Some say it's next week. If I go by the doctors due date, I am 27 weeks on Friday. If I go by my due date, I am 28 weeks on Monday. Either way, we are almost to the third trimester 

Baby's size? Little Man should be about 13-14 1/2 inches and 1.5-2 lbs. However, we had an ultrasound yesterday and he is weighing in at a whopping 2.6lbs  Big boy, but love those chubby cheeks.

Weight Gain? -12

Stretch marks? Nope.

Belly button in or out? In. I think it’s going to hang out in there for the long haul.

Sleep? Same, I did sleep in a bed that had a mattress pad over the weekend though and it was heaven so I will be investing in one of those very soon.

Foods I am loving? Nothing in particular at this point.

Foods I am hating? Meat. Which is weird because most people crave meat when their pregnant with boys. My husband says it’s because I’m so stubborn LOL

Best moment this week? Seeing him on the ultrasound!!!

Movement? Yes! Are you kidding me? This kid is a mover and a shaker and I LOVE every minute of it!!! I definitely want to meet him in September and hold him in my arms but I could be pregnant forever and love it, feeling his little kicks and movements. It brings a smile to my face every time.

Symptoms? Same.

Gender? All Boy!!!

What I miss? What I miss is nothing in comparison to being pregnant. :)

What I'm looking forward to? Another ultrasound on July 20th and my baby shower on July 31st.

Emotions: Pretty mellow lately. Other than the occasional irritation with stupid drivers but that was there before I was pregnant 

This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were to be born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle.


Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

How far along? 25 Weeks!! Only 15 weeks to go!

Baby's size? Little Man is the size of an eggplant! About 13-14 1/2 inches and 1.5-2 lbs.

Weight Gain? -10
Maternity clothes? Yes, and I LOVE them.

Stretch marks? A few but nothing new

Belly button in or out? In. I don't think it will ever get to be an outtie but that's fine.

Sleep? Could be better if my hips didn't hurt so much and it didn't hurt to roll over and I didn't have to get up multiple times a night to pee. Other than that, sleep is great :)  But I'm not complaining. I'll take it.

Foods I am loving? Nothing special
Foods I am hating? Meat

Best moment this week? My birthday weekend and Little L moving a lot for DH.

Movement? Definitely!!  We have a mover on our hands and I love it.

Symptoms? Sore hips/pubic bone, heartburn, sore boobs, tired at night, emotional.

Gender? A LITTLE MAN!!

What I miss? What I miss is nothing in comparison to being pregnant.

What I'm looking forward to? Continuing to work on the nursery (I'll post pics when it's all done), registering this weekend.
Emotions: Still getting irritated more easily than usual but not to bad.

Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Birthday Weekend and 24 Weeks!

24 weeks and a few days late ;)  Not much to update things are still moving along smoothly and Little L is moving all over the place making my stomach jump and roll all over. I could sit and stare at it all day. 

In other news, this weekend was my birthday and my DH took me to the coast for a three day getaway. It was absolutely amazing and just what we needed. 

Friday we slept in and then headed out, we stopped on the way at a popular casino that has the best buffett.  Yummy yummy. We didn't gamble for very long because I didn't want to be around the smoke but I did win $130 on a machine before we got back on the road. :)  We arrived at the condo we were staying at for the weekend and it was so nice.  Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (both with large jacuzzi tubs) a living room, dining room and kitchen.  It was like our own little home away from home.

Saturday we slept in a little and then headed out to the local outlet mall. I had a blast shopping for Little L. He made a haul.  Heee heeeee heeee

After shopping we stopped at one of the famous Clam Chowder restaurants and had some yummy Slumgolion (sp?) and Halibut fish and chips. It was so delicious.

After lunch we headed to the local aquaruim. It was alot of fun and I had gotten a half off coupon on Groupon so that made it even better.  We bought Little L a baby stuffed turtle and a book about turtles. His nursery is going to be turtles and owls. (post on that later). This isn't a very good picture because of the flash but I wanted to get a picture of DH next to the crazy crab.  That is so not ok!!!  Good thing we don't live in Japan.  I would freak out if I saw one of these without 2 feet of tempered glass between us.

We went back to the condo to rest after the aquarium. My ankles were nice and huge after all that walking so I wanted to put them up for a while.  That evening we headed to the local casino since they have a nice non-smoking section and I could hang out in there while DH played some cards.  He has been wanting to go for a long time so it was nice he got to do something he wanted to do.

Sunday (my birthday) we got up early and headed for home.  We ate at a cute little breakfast joint then went into one of the local towns and did some window shopping and whale watching before leaving for home. 

On the way home we stopped at some popular outlets and I of course had to buy Little L some more clothes :)  The deals were just too good to pass up.  All of the clothes above we got at 70% off :)

By the time we made it home we were exhausted and headed to bed early so we could be rested for the Monday morning work grind but the weekend was so worth it.  I have the best DH in the world and am so lucky he spoiles me the way he does.  Such a great birthday weekend.  And, Little L was nice and active all weekend which made it even better :)