Monday, August 31, 2009

23 Weeks

23 Weeks

I'm 23 weeks now!!  Time passed so slowly during the first 5 or 6 months of my pregnancy, and now suddenly, it feels like there is very little time left!  Just this week, on August 26th, I realized I was just 4 months away from my due date!

Lex and I are trying to embrace and enjoy our last time as just the two of us by doing lots of fun things together-whether watching a movie on a Friday night at home, or going out to take photographs as we did this Saturday evening (so Lex could try his new camera!!) we are savoring this time-we know that we won't get it back.  We are both so excited to begin this new chapter of our lives together though!

This week we went to an Open House for Hypnobabies ( which is the childbirth class that we will be starting in late September.  I plan on trying to have a natural childbirth, and we are both looking forward to taking the classes to prepare for it.  I've started listening to the first CD that we were sent to listen to daily before our classes begin.  I must admit, though, that I keep on falling asleep during them!  I think I've got to start listening earlier in the evening!

Until next week!

Monday, August 24, 2009

22 Weeks!!

Only 18 weeks to go!  Wow!  It sounds like so far away and so soon at the same time!

This has been a great week and weekend!

We felt our little one moving even more.  I got lots of kicks and nudges throughout the week and Lex got to feel a lot of them!  It's so special and exciting not only to feel her, but to share this with him!

Here is this week's photo!  My tummy is starting to look really pointy!

This weekend was really fun!  My sister is visiting from New York City and we went to look at wedding dresses (she is newly engaged!!!) It was SO fun to see her try on dresses and help her discover what she likes!  She looked beautiful in everything she tried on!  I can't wait to see what she chooses!

We also spent some time at Babies 'R Us and worked on our baby registry.  There is so much to learn and know!  I can't believe how much research it takes just to do the registry!  I think I've got it almost figured out, though!

Here are some photos of our first baby gift-from my Grandma Cile and Grandpa Ovie!  They picked out this adorable outfit for our little one and we are so excited to see her in it!  Thank you Grandma Cile ad Grandpa Ovie!  We love it!  And we love you!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Kicks!!!

I'm now 21 weeks!!  More than half-way there!  

This past week has been great!  While I've been tired, I haven't been so achy this week, which is nice.  The biggest development is that I was able to really feel her kick!  On Friday night, I felt it for the first time when I was really sure that it was her.  When I put my hand where I felt the kick, I actually felt it with my hand!  I had Lex try to feel and he was actually able to feel several kicks as well!  It was so exciting to feel and really exciting that Lex felt it at the same time I felt it for the first time!  We've both been able to feel her all weekend, usually in the evening!  It's been so exciting to feel our little one!

21 Weeks!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Situation needing remedy!

It has come to my attention that the only photo of my husband on this blog is of him behind a book! SO, I decided to remedy the situation right away with this sweet photo of him and his kitty, Tigre. They are so sweet together..he's going to be such a great Daddy!!

Love you Sweetie!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

20 Weeks

I've officially reached the 1/2 way point in my pregnancy!!  Only 20 more weeks to go to a healthy, full term baby!  I hope I can wait that long!  I'm so excited to meet our little one!  
Here is my pregnant belly photo for the week-as you can see, it's still growing!

Our cat, Tigre, decided to join me in this photo!

Highlights from the past week include:
*Feeling tiny movements here and there.  On Friday night, I was certain I felt her move as I was laying down watching TV!
*Finding a few more maternity pieces are H&M and Kohl's (cheap or on clearance) so that I have more tops to wear to work and on weekends-I was just wearing my regular tops, but they were all getting too short, so it's nice to have things that fit now!

Have a great week, everyone!


Friday, August 7, 2009

It's A...

We had our 20 week ultrasound/anatomy scan yesterday, Wednesday, August 5th.
We're very pleased to announce that our little one is looking and doing great!! The Dr took a good amount of time looking over and measuring every part of her and told us that she is healthy and doing great!! Later that day we got the results of the blood test from our 1st trimester screen and those came back really good too!!

We also found out that it's a....GIRL!!

We are both so excited that our little one is going so well and is healthy! Now we'll start narrowing down names and deciding on things for the nursery!

I'll try to post some ultrasound photos from the day soon!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

19 Weeks!

We've reached 19 weeks-almost the half way point!  This weekend we spent time with my parents and looked at baby furniture, etc.  There sure is a lot of baby stuff!  It was fun looking and dreaming!  

Here I am at 19 weeks.  I think that the clothes I'm wearing really make a difference-I think these clothes make me look smaller than the photo last week!


Monday, August 3, 2009

The Beginning

Lex and I are beginning this blog to keep all our friends and family up to day on my pregnancy and beyond! We hope you enjoy!

We announced I was pregnant to our friends on July 6th with this photo!

Here I am at 16 weeks, on July 13th. My mom took this photo when she came to visit us! I'm just starting to show!

Here I am on July 19th (my birthday!!) at 18 weeks! My belly has definitely popped!

Our next big milestone is on August 5th, when we'll have the 20 week ultrasound and anatomy scan. We'll also find out the sex of the baby at this appointment! At our 12 week ultrasound, the Dr said that she was 75% sure it is a girl. We're waiting until the ultrasound to find out for sure! We've already started thinking of names, mainly girl names, but haven't made any choices and won't until we find out the sex! Hopefully the baby will cooperate!!

I hope to update this blog weekly and post a weekly update on my progress along with a photo of my tummy-both to keep everyone up-to-date, as well as to keep a record for myself of my pregnancy!

We'd love to hear your comments, advice, etc, as we go through this happy time! Hope you enjoy!

Hope (and Lex)