Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's A.........

BABY!!!!!! hehe :) You know I am going to have to keep you in suspense until closer to the end right?? Sorry it's so late that I am updating, but today has been crazy!!! Left our training in Indy around 1:30, got home about 5:30 (had to stop to eat and potty), got home home 5:45, put my stuff down and headed to the school for band practice. I probably should have just stayed home, but of course, that would have been the sensible thing to do! Well, without further ado, I now introduce to you Baby K!! Baby K was very cooperative and photogenic for the ultrasound tech :)

The tech was able to get all of the measurements that she was needing for the entire Anatomy Scan. Baby K weighs 13 oz right now with a nice strong heartbeat of 142 bpm. I found out that I gained 5 more lbs in the last 4 weeks making a total of 6 lbs. I have really popped out again the last week and a half. I know, I need to post some progress pictures. If I had some, I would...but I don't. I need to take some :)

So, as I said, Baby K was being very cooperative for the tech and she decided that she was going to take all kinds of pictures. Really wish she would have given me a few more than what she did, but oh well! Needless to say, hubby was really excited when she scanned to this...

It's a boy!!! I wish everyone could have seen hubby's face :) it was priceless. He was grinning from ear to ear! And yes, I am super happy too! I honestly just wanted to make sure the baby is healthy and he seems to be doing really well in there!! After the tech got all the measurements she was needing, he decided that he had enough and started kicking up a storm :)

I have definitely been able to feel him a lot more within the past few days. He is getting stronger by the day. He really starts to get wound up when I lay down to go to sleep (of course) and after I have a full belly. So, here is one more shot of his cute little profile! Oh yea, and I am now at the 20 week mark!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Finally here!!!!!

Today is the day!!!! We will "hopefully" get to find out what our little peanut will be!!! Boy or girl?? Ah, it's so exciting!! I won't be able to update my blog until Thursday evening though...I'm sorry :( I will be out of town for work starting this evening until Thursday evening. It makes me a little sad, because hubby had taken a personal day in order to celebrate, but we can't. Oh well, there will be plenty of time for celebrating the rest of the pregnancy!

Hubby picked up our crib on Saturday! Yay! We spent maybe 45 minutes yesterday afternoon putting it together :) It's beautiful! Now, we just need a mattress. Oh yea, and our chest and dresser :) It's so pretty!! I can't wait to start painting the nursery and putting things up, what little we have so

I think that Blaze is starting to sense that things are changing in our house. Just since yesterday, while putting up the crib, he has decided that the nursery is a nice place to be. We found him a couple times later in the evening just laying on the floor (very unusual for him) in the room. Then this morning while I was getting ready for work, he decided that he would lay in there on the floor again. Yes, this is odd. One, he very rarely lays on the floor. If he is laying down it's either on the couch or our bed. Two, he very rarely goes in the spare bedroom (nursery) unless he has lost his ball or we are in there for something.

The other thing that I have noticed, he has been following me around the house like crazy. It doesn't matter where I go or what I am doing, he is right there. Not only is he following me, but he is wanting to have his head pressed against my belly if I am standing still. This has all begun within the past week or so. He is a very smart Great Dane, so I know he senses something. It is just amazing to me :)

And lastly, the marching band and my guard girls are doing so awesome!! We have been 1st place at all three contests the past two Saturdays and Best Guard at two of them! :) I am so proud of these kids! It's going to be a great season! One of my girls took a baby bump picture, so I will have to try to post it if possible sometime.

So, sorry I will be keeping everyone in suspense until Thursday...but I promise I will let you know then what we are having!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Only one week!!

At exactly one week from today, almost to the minute we will be "hopefully" finding out whether we are having a boy or a girl. I am so excited, I can't hardly contain myself!!

Also...I am switching programs in my agency! It's fabulous news, because I have been wanting to head in a different direction for a while now, but jobs are so few and far between down here that I hadn't been able to find anything. At least I will be exploring a different avenue. Still working with homeless, but no longer the ones who are extremely hard to deal with (which puts a lot of stress on me at times). So I am excited about that!

We had our first day of Marching Band contests on Saturday! The kids did fantastic!!! We were at two different local high schools. We placed 1st at both, winning Best Drum Major in the morning and then Best Percussion and Best Colorguard in the evening!! I am so proud of my girls! Granted, it's the beginning of the season, and we still have LOTS to do, but they did a fantastic job! I think threatening them in the morning that they were going to make me go into early labor if they didn't get with the program may have worked ;) (of course, I was only kidding!)

I was so exhausted by the end of the day on Saturday that I passed out when I went to bed. I was up at 4 am and didnt get to bed until about 11:30 that evening. Talk about a long day! But it was worth it at the end :) I will post some pics when I get a chance!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

18 week update!

I'm still not quite totally positive, but I think that it may have happened. At least most of the day yesterday (wednesday). I mean, it could be something else, but I have never felt this sensation before and as often as I have the past couple of days. Yes, that's right, I believe that I am finally feeling Baby K's little flutters!! I think I felt them a lot yesterday because I was at my desk for most of the day working on paperwork and not out and about moving around.

It's truly amazing. I have been trying to concentrate as much as I can on every little thing happening, but it's hard to distinguish at first if I really did feel the baby or if it's just something I ate for lunch. I am almost positive that I am feeling the little peanut :) Really and truly awesome.

So we only have a little over a week before we get to see Baby K again. I can't wait!!! We are both so excited!! Today marks 18 weeks, so we are almost halfway there. It's craziness.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to the work week...with lots to update!

Just a little update to start off the week. I know it's Tuesday, but it feels like Monday with it having been a long weekend. Of course, they are never long enough though are they?? I actually was able to have a 4 day weekend, which was nice. We went camping at a local park. Had some pretty crazy storms, but overall managed to not get too soaked :) Yay for that!

I am FINALLY wearing maternity pants! Yes, I am excited about this because I was miserable most of the weekend having to keep my pants partially unbuttoned and wear a bellaband. Those things really are not that comfortable to me. So, yay for being able to wear pants! And, I actually found some that are long enough for my long legs! Whoo hoo! Always a plus!

Hubby and I ventured into B.ab.y's .R. U.s yesterday after getting home and unpacking. We ordered baby furniture!! So exciting!! I finally found some that I really, really like! We only ordered two pieces for now, but plan to order the final one here in a month or so. A sneak peak?? Oh sure...please go here to see the crib and go here to see the dresser. We will be ordering the other dresser/changer in the near future. I am so excited!! I love it!! We should be good to go with the furniture. There will be plenty of dresser drawers for baby's clothes and I am sure other items!

Also, my MIL is on the ball with planning my shower. She already has a date booked with their church in December. And can you believe how close that actually is?? Hubby keeps talking about Christmas (it's, of course, his favorite holiday) and how it's all about the baby this year. And I totally agree. I think when I start getting asked what I would like for Christmas, I am going to say, "Please see our Registry at..." or "Size...diapers" lol. It works for me! :)

So...there is lots to start thinking about soon! We will find out (hopefully) in two weeks what we are having! Two weeks from today to be exact! Then we will be able to start registering. Yay!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful week. I am gearing up for our first contests on Saturday. We still have lots to accomplish before then...I feel like we are really far behind right now. Busy week ahead!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A little survey! :) Thought it looked fun

For your viewing pleasure and in light of the 17 week marker, I am posting a little survey/questionnaire. I have seen this done on several other pregnancy blogs and it's really cute, so here is a little bit of info for your viewing pleasure!!

How far along? 17 weeks today!!!
Total weight gain/loss: As of my last appointment, I had only gained 1 lb. I am pretty sure that will change with the next appointment!
Maternity clothes? I am only wearing tops so far, but I probably should be wearing pants. I have a bellaband that I am currently wearing with my pants and it's working alright. I'm not sure that I really like it though. I just haven't been able to find any pants that fit me well. I don't have that much of a butt and I have long it makes it a little challenging.
Sleep: Well...with my husband and 140lb Great Dane in bed, it isn't going so well. I bought a body pillow and the one night that Blaze stayed at his Grandma and Grandpa's (we were getting our new carpet) I slept wonderfully!! I am always tossing and turning and trying to make sure I don't sleep on my back (not cool). It's a process.
Best moment this week: I think I have finally found baby furniture that I like!! Whoo hoo!! and it's not crazy expensive! :)
Movement: I am not really sure yet. I am thinking that I have felt something, but I'm not sure. And I usually only notice it in the evenings when I have settled down and when I am just laying down to go to sleep. I think I am doing too much during the day to notice anything yet :) I am getting so excited!!
Gender: We hope to be finding out at our Anatomy Scan! Which is scheduled for September 21st. Everyone keeps calling it a boy, so my guard girls and I are calling it a girl :)
Labor signs: Um, nada. Definitely too early...and lets keep it that way!
What I miss: Sunkist the best orange soda ever!!
What I am looking forward to: September 21, purchasing baby furniture, registering!
Weekly wisdom: Naps are fantastic when you actually get to take them!! :)
Milestones: I am in the 2nd trimester! Yay!! And almost to the halfway point!!