Married to the Man of my Dreams.

Mommy to the most beautiful baby boy.

Loving Life and realizing everyday that...

it is All Worth It!

Friday, March 6, 2009

16 Weeks

Once again - WOW! 16 weeks!?!? Where has the time gone. We have so much to do and we are already almost half way through the pregnancy. We had better get our butts in gear! The baby is now the size of:

an Avocado! I think we will have to have some guacamole (minus the margaritas) this weekend to celebrate this milestone!

Here is what Baby is up to:
Watch what you say... tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean the little one can now pick up your voice and his/her ears are close to their final position. Eyebrows, lashes and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming. Get ready for a growth spurt. In the next few weeks, your baby will double his weight and add inches to his length. Right now, Baby is about 4 1/2 inches long (head to rump) and 3 1/2 ounces. His legs are much more developed, his head is more erect than it has been, and his eyes have moved closer to the front of his head. He's even started growing toenails. And there's a lot happening inside as well. For example, his heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood each day, and this amount will continue to increase as your baby continues to develop.
Pretty amazing, huh? And guess what... I am feeling SO good. No more of that "all day" or "all evening" sickness for me :::knocks on wood::: The last time I felt crummy was on my birthday while we were eating (what was) a wonderful dinner at Maggianos. That is SUPER exciting for me because now I am loving being Pregnant!

Speaking of getting our butts in gear (beginning of post) Jason and I are going to work on the Nursery this weekend - How Fun! At the very least we need to get everything that is in there out and maybe get it all taped for painting. We have decided to paint the room green and then we can do pink or blue accents. See:

We will also be celebrating our Niece's 6th Birthday this weekend which means I will be baking a cake. Abbey's request this year: A horse cake. AND I get to go out for a girls night with my friend Trish for some PF Chang's and a movie. I LOVE weekends!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dr's Appointment

I had a Dr's appointment on Tuesday. It was a quick one: weight, blood pressure, pee in a cup. The best part was when Dr. Saunders used the Doppler to listen to Baby's heartbeat. It was at 160 and you could here the baby kicking!!! Little kicks here and there - I LOVED IT! Poor Jason is in Utah for work so he missed he. He sounded disappointed when I told him about it. Our next appointment is on April 1st (April fools day, hmm?!?) and it will be the anatomical ultra sound where they check out Baby's organs and systems to be sure everything looks good AND we can find out if Baby is a boy or a girl!! Yay!! I have added a poll on this subject - so be sure to vote! At first my gut feeling was that it is a girl, however, lately I think it might be a boy. Jason thinks it is a girl!

Monday, March 2, 2009

A sweet gift...

I got my hair done Saturday and my hair stylist surprised me with the sweetest gift...

roses, body lotion, body butter and lip balm. The lotion and body butter smell SO good and the lip balm is amazing. I just love the roses - they are so dainty. Can you tell she hopes we have a girl!

I am so grateful with all the sweet things everyone has done - it makes Jason and I even more excited for Baby (if thats possible!).

Sunday, March 1, 2009

15 Weeks...

Wow - 15 weeks already. I can't believe how fast time goes - which leads to me getting nervous about getting "everything" done. Baby is now the size of...

an orange! Yummmm - I LOVE oranges and they have been one of the things that have sounded good since day one of being pregnant! So what's Baby up to you ask? We'll here's the scoop!

Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now out measure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Baby is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though I still can't feel his/her movements.

As you all know I have been complaining about how busy I/we have been. Work has been super, crazy busy as well - which is good (we need to save money for maternity leave!). As I type this I am at work on a Sunday and I worked yesterday morning as well. I did not have to be at work today until 11:00 am and guess what Jason did?!? He made the most DELICIOUS breakfast for us...eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast. Jason cooked the eggs over easy, which in my 33 years I have never had them that way. YUM! I cut up some cantaloupe and we actually sat at the table (we usually sit in front of the TV :) ) and had this amazing breakfast together. We even used these cute little juice glasses that we got for our wedding that I am not sure we have ever used!!! WOW - it was SO nice. I should have taken a picture of the table - it looked so nice. I told him that we might have to make this a Sunday tradition - he just laughed! Thanks Jason - I am one lucky girl!

How Big is Baby?

Being as busy as we were for a couple of weeks I haven't been posting about Baby's milestones. So I will go back in time so we can get caught up...

Week 12: A Plum!

As you move into the second trimester, baby shifts into the growth and maturation stage. After weeks in the critical development stage, almost all of baby's systems are fully formed.
Week 13: A Peach!

Your fetus is forming teeth and vocal cords... savor this, their non-functional phase. Baby is approaching normal proportions, with a head now only one third the size of the body. Intestines are in the process of moving from the umbilical cord to baby's tummy. (Much more convenient.)
Week 14: A Lemon

Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Yes - I am one of those people that actually like Valentine's day. We celebrated by going to Commanders Palace for a FANTASTIC dinner with RK and Todd.

And the baby got the cutest little Valentine from my Mom...

Isn't that adorable? The lion is SUPER soft and makes different noises when you pull his tail or squeeze his paw. Thanks Mom!!! The baby will LOVE it!