Tuesday, August 21, 2012

28 weeks!

My favorite part of being 28 weeks pregnant is that if our baby was born today, it is very likely baby would survive outside the womb! How exciting! Hubs and I spent the weekend cleaning out my closet, building a changing table, and getting ready for baby! I just finished Natural Childbirth The Bradley Way by Susan McCutcheon and now have a list of list I need to make to prepare for labor and delivery! I thought I would be more nervous for delivery but am actually getting very excited! I am excited to see how God has designed out bodies to deliver a baby!

My other favorite part of being pregnant is the sweet time I have alone with baby before we fall asleep or before we get out of bed. I get to feel baby move and kick! It is so fun! I look forward to it daily!

My bump is getting bigger and the more challenging parts of being pregnant have come. I have some minor aches and pains, but more so I just feel like I am slowing down. I cant walk as fast or get out of chair as quickly as I used to be able to. But my goal is to keep moving till D-Day!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I cant believe that tomorrow I am 24 weeks... I have been having some freak out moments over the past few days! We have not bought a single thing for baby R! Well I take that back we have one blanket and a pair of booties... I am pretty sure that wont cut it. We are coming up on 3 months away and that seems like nothing!

Just ordered two books I am so excited about! Thank you Amazon.com

Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way: Revised EditionLink

Husband-Coached Childbirth (Fifth Edition): The Bradley Method of Natural ChildbirthLink

We decided to forgo the Bradley childbirth class as long as we promised ourselves to read. Thankfully these books will arrive just in time for our trip to the lake... I am sure Hubs is really excited to be forced to read. It will make for interesting conversations I am sure!

The next few things on my list of must have:
Car Seat
2 bases
Uppa baby Stroller
Co-Sleeper or King size bed
Rocking Chair
Coming home outfit (for some reason this is really important to me)

The rest of the stuff we will hopefully get at our shower :)

Baby R is moving TONS! I have heard mothers get annoyed by this, but I LOVE IT! Besides the few aches and pains I have been experiencing I truly do LOVE being pregnant! I have been craving a scone... so I think I am going to attempt baking them myself????

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The first time I felt baby...

I remember so clearly the first time I felt the baby move... at the time I thought it was baby, but wasn't quite sure. I didn't know what to expect, but now after feeling the baby move daily I know exactly what its like. I love feeling the baby move.

The very first time was when we were in Cinque Terre, Italy. Cinque Terre was one of our most favorite place we visited. Early one morning , while we were still in bed, I felt small flutters just below my belly button. Everyone has told me early on it would feel like gas bubbles, but I like to think of it more like butterfly kisses :) at least that is what I am reminded of every time I feel the sweet baby move. I was just under 18 weeks.

I cant wait till I can see the baby move visibly and when Hubs and see and feel it!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Blogging has become a distant memory, but after thinking I should journal about baby and me as we both grow, I thought blogging would be the perfect memoir for our precious baby.

I found out I was pregnant on March 6th, Travis was on his way home from Texas so I knew I needed to come up with some quick to share with him our exciting, yet shocking news! Shocking it was... as I had gone a year with doctors telling me how hard it would be to become pregnant. Travis and I were not trying at all... we were waiting till we got home from Italy to start that journey. Well God had a different plan! Just getting home from Italy last week, I am almost 20 weeks. Half way!

Here is a look back on the last 16 weeks (16 because, I didn't know about baby boo till 4 weeks)

It all started on March 3rd when I was 2 days late, I didn't think much of it, because my cycle had been so messed up the past several months. My good friend and neighbor, Brooke and I rented some movies, ordered pizza, and shared a bottle of wine... it was wonderful. I am glad that wine doesn't affect baby in the first few weeks, or so I have been told

March 5th... I had a sneaky suspicion that I might be pregnant, but I didn't want to take a test till I knew the next time I talked to hubs was in person. He was flying home from Texas on March 6. He arrived home around 9pm, so at 7pm I took the test! SURPRISE!

This was my reaction followed by jumping up and down and screaming "oh MY" I was freaking out to say the least...in a good way!

Hubs got home around 9pm, I picked him up from the airport and told him I had special treats for him at home...hehe! So I sent him on a scavenger hunt to find... "a bun in the oven" then to the bedroom to find a shirt that said "soon to be worlds best dad" and on the  back our due date which at the time we thought was Nov. 11, 2012. He was SHOCKED can I say SHOCKED!!!! He thought we needed to be sure and I should buy another test for the morning. So I did :) Here are the results...

Our first doctors appointment was at 7 weeks. the first thing Dr. Keller said when he came in "well, this is a surprise" Um Yeah! We got to hear our babies heart beat for the first time. It was 164 bpm. Then we saw our baby for the first time.

You couldn't really see baby from the outside, but I was feeling the physical changes in my body

The next several week of my first trimester I did a lot of sleeping. I don't know that I have ever slept so much in my life. I would take long lunches just so I could go to my parents and sleep a few hours. I would turn off all the lights in my office to sleep 20 minutes before my next appointment. I even was known to park in a parking lot and sleep for 20 minutes.

I ate a lot of citrus... oranges and lemonade tasted so good to me.

I also ate lots of crackers at work, the salt seemed to get me through each appointment. Besides my snacking on saltines and citrus, I craved spicy Mexican food and tomato sauce. Hubs took me out for Mexican a lot...Poor guy is probably sick of it

Soon after our first doctors appointment, I flew to Washington DC. this was the first of our Babies many travels before it is born. I was so lucky to get to spend a day with Aunt Mar and Uncle Steve. Uncle Steve has a conference in DC right before mine. Our trips overlapped one day. They were so excited to hear about Baby!
 We spent the day in George Town. I ate a cupcake for Baby and for my Sis. She loves Georgetown Cupcakes.

When I got home Hubs and I went grocery shopping and parked in the expecting mothers spot for the first time. It was so fun!

Baby Bump still wasn't showing... but I sure did feel like it was. I was about 8 weeks here.
April 12th, 2012

While at the Grocery Store we bought ingredients to make cookies with Blue and Pink M&M's so Hubs could announce our SURPRISE at work. Everyone has been so excited and supportive of us.

April 14th... after a few cookies and two days of growing... not much change.

 April 30th I started getting more of a bump... I took this picture to see all the visible veins. I was just shy of 13 weeks. when my blood flow doubled. Baby was getting all my blood!

We got to see baby again on my 13 week check up. It was so fun! I had my cyst checked again. They were not growing so Dr. Keller said it would be a normal pregnancy from here and I didn't need to keep getting ultrasounds. Though I love getting them :) Babies heart beat was 160's again and we got a new due date of Nov.9, 2012

I was starting show just a bit as we got ready to leave for Italy, Greece, Turkey, and France. Our baby is already a world traveler!

I cleaned out my closet so it would look more organized, if anyone comes to look at it and wants to buy it... wink wink! We will probably be here when our baby is born so I am making some room for baby clothes.

I was so worried that my sis would have her baby while we were in Italy... but she waited for me to come home!!! YAY We got to be prego together a few more days till...

sweet Sophia Lynn was born June 13th at 1:17 pm. She weight 8lbs 2 oz and 20 inches long. Isn't she perfect! She will be 5 months older than our baby.

 More blog/journal entries to come about being pregnant and all the changes going on inside :) Our Baby is growing and almost the size of a banana...maybe that is why I keep craving them. HA!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Sometimes, I still cant get over the fact that Hubs favorite day of the week is Monday! Its not like I hate Mondays, but seriously favorite day of the week. I think not! Give me a FRIDAY!!!

This past Friday didn't disappoint. Hubs and I baby sat 3 beautiful kids and had a blast! Are we getting old?

Saturdays... I LOVE THEM TOO!!! This past Saturday was Hubs and my day to just be together! We ate out every single meal... who does that? Well we did and we tried new places! Breakfast (at 11am) we went to Tartine Egg white omelet for the lady, Salmon Tartine for the gentleman. Lunch was at a new restaurant in town Kabob House we split a Hummus Platter, Felafel's, and Hubs had some Gyro Meat stuff I wouldn't touch. Dinner was out with Hubs parents! It was a great day! Filled with lots of Fun!

Sunday we had a dinner party and now we are onto MONDAY, BLAH! Oh well, I am VERY thankful it SUNNY outside!

Yay for a Sunny Monday!

Friday, November 11, 2011


I am thankful for today! I am thankful for a great friend and her precious son who graced me with a lunch date! My friend Shelby moved away from town several months ago. We hardly get to see each other anymore, but when we do, we could talk for hours! I so miss our Friday morning coffee and walk, but am so thankful for lunches and hours of time to catch up!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today is the TENTH day of November! I cant believe it... this month is nearly half over and I still feel like it is summer time (when I don't look outside and see the snow) Reality hits when I walk outside and feel the cold air or when it is dark on my drive home from work. Hubs and I were discussing the other night it is kind of relaxing to have it dark so early...

One thing I love about summer time is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. But the farmers market is over and now we get to celebrate fall and all it has to offer. I found this great article on Shape.com it is 50 fall foods... it is a great reminder to the awesome food that is in season right now.

so today I am thankful for the change in season and that God provides for us in each season!

In honor of the TENTH day of November...