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!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Ummmm...Kona Grill

I met one of my dearest friends, Jamie, last night for dinner at Kona Grill...Holy Yum! I had never been there but I WILL be going back soon. It is so good! I had the Macadamia Nut Chicken with White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and I had some Sushi - the FULLY cooked kind and it was Delish! The only thing better than the food was catching up with Ja - she is the best. One of those friends that you don't skip a beat with no longer how long it has been since you have seen each other. Thanks Ja for a great evening! On my way out of the mall I picked up a Cinnabon for breakfast this morning - another Holy Yum! I only managed to eat half of it but that means I still have half at home :)

Easter Catch up



Happy Belated Easter! Once again Jason & I hosted Easter at our house and it was a rainy & drizzly day. But that did not stop us from having our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Jason did a great job of hiding the eggs and this year the bonus eggs were in a great spot - out front in the cul-de-sac! Church, Food, Family, & Friends always makes for a perfect Easter.



The Easter Bunny happened to leave some goodies for the Baby Boy! A cute little basket with a car and some M&M's (for Mommy!?!) made their way from my sisters house and the most ADORABLE stuffed Lamb made its way from my moms house.



THANK YOU EASTER BUNNY!!!

At the end of it all everyone was sleepy and as we watched some golf my precious niece, Abbey, cuddled up next to me and fell asleep. She's the BEST!

Our Spring Storm

We had quite a snowstorm here in Colorado over the weekend and I thought I would share some photos...



Needless to say it made for a very lazy weekend. Jason and I watched movies, ate homemade vegetable soup (thanks Mom!) and just hung out. It was nice but looking back I feel like a total slacker! Now we are in for a week of 70 to 80 degree weather - you gotta love Colorado!

Monday, April 20, 2009

I feel HUGE!

I am sure every single pregnant gal feels this way but HOLY COW! I am only 22 weeks and I literally feel as if there is absolutely no more room for this baby boy. My skin and uterus can't possibly stretch anymore and my organs have no where else to go. What freaks me out is that I am only 22 weeks. How in the hell am I going to feel when I am 32 weeks - ugh! So much for my Mary Poppinsish outlook!

Gratitude

Have you ever kept a gratitude journal? I did for a long time because Oprah said so... :) It was actually a wonderful thing. Every night before I went to sleep I jotted down 5 things I was grateful for from the day. So simple. Yet such a big impact. I learned to notice the little things that happened throughout the day that I was grateful for. The front row parking space, the green light, the stranger that held the door. All of these small things made the few bad things that might happen, well, less important. It really puts a spin on how you think of things and I became much more appreciative.

I thought about this yesterday morning listening to the birds chirp - sounds so Mary Poppinsish but that made the list in my journal many times. It is one of my favorite things - a great way to start the day.

I need to start that journal again - I really enjoyed it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

22 Weeks and Counting...

Baby is now the size of a...

Papaya! And here is what he is up to...

Watch what you say -- baby is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.
Speaking of those kicks - when he is up I sure can feel him moving around! We had an unplanned trip to the Dr. today - I was having pain on my left side to the point of not being able to stand up. Jason met me at the Dr's office and it turns out it is what they call round ligament pain and there is not much you can do about it. Of course my mind was spinning at what in the world could be wrong. Baby's heartbeat was good and I have felt him moving around today so no worries - just pain that I have to put up with! Jason is going to put a play list together this weekend so we can play music for the little one. Oh - Jason felt him kick for the first time last week which was really exciting.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Been Blessed Studios

How lucky are we !?! We received a FREE session for our maternity photos from Mandie with Been Blessed Studios. How did this happen...well let me fill you in. I saw an advertisement for Been Blessed Studios in a local neighborhood directory. Of course it caught my eye since I was expecting so I jumped on the Internet and checked out the website. I loved the gallery I saw on the website and made a mental note to consider Been Blessed for our photos. Fast forward weeks later... for some reason I jumped back onto the Been Blessed web site and clicked on the link to check out the Been Blessed blog. The latest post was advertising a free session for maternity photos or newborn photos. I replied and we are booked for July 18th - how exciting! After talking to Mandie on the phone it turns out that both Jason and I went to high school with her husband and they live right down the street. Such a small world! Check out Mandie's website: http://www.beenblessedstudio.com/main.html . The photos of the newborns are ADORABLE!

Playing Catch up...

Once again it has been so long since I have posted and wonderful things have been happening every day. On April Fools Day we found out that we are having a BOY! Very exciting and unexpected. As I had posted previously Jason thought it was a girl and in the beginning so did I. To our surprise it's a boy! So the search for the perfect name begins. I am so glad that we found out what we are having - it makes it all so much more real.

I have just started to show. I will have to start posting belly pics - there just hasn't been anything to see up until now. Also - I can feel him moving all around. He seems to be more active at night which thrills Jason as he says the baby is already like him (a night owl!).

We still have done nothing with the nursery but we are now thinking of the blue/brown option since we now know which team we are on.

We are in our 20th week already and baby is the size of a Cantaloupe!






Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed!

The results from our ultra sound were great - everything looks just as it should and Baby is measuring right on track. His heartbeat was 164 and Jason got to hear him kicking. The Dr. is not thrilled with my weight gain. I have actualy lost a half of a pound which means I have only gained one and a half pounds. This suprised me as I feel as though I eat a lot and I am always full. So I will be working on my caloric intake. I need to gain 4 pounds by our next appt in May.