Sunday, February 26, 2012

{21 weeks}

How far along? 21 weekaroos! More than halfway!!
Total weight gain/loss: 6-7 lbs +
Maternity clothes? sometimes, I try not to, because it's not totally necessary now, but way more comfy. 

Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: My pregnancy pillow has been a LIFE SAVER lately.
Best moment this week: Getting clothes for my babe! Such an exciting time! We also bought his changing table (see pic below) & high chair which is vintage looking and I love! :-) The BIG KU WIN!!! ROCK CHALK! Awesome game, I don't like MU so happy to say SEE YA TIGERS!! ANNNND My bestie from college Amanda came to visit Mike and I with her sweet boy Gavin & husband Matt from Lincoln, NE ! Loved their visit!!

Us with our babies.
Changing table

My sweet boy's clothes

Little vintage high chair

Miss Anything? nope
Movement: He was practicing some football moves in there yesterday when we woke up.
Food cravings: SODA POP (oops)! I have always been a huge water drinker.  Never liked pop because it made my eyes water and burned the back of my throat, now I crave it!  I guess you always want what you can't have.  I have been craving crab rangoon again lately too & ice cream!! But on a healthy note: we walked 2 miles today with our Calvie Bear and I ate salad for dinner {with some peanut butter chocolate cake, that I'm sure cancelled everything out}
Anything making you queasy or sick: meat, but chicken is starting to grow on me again, which is good.
Gender: A sweet BOY that we can't wait to meet and snuggle snuggle snuggle! I'm so lucky that I get to have 2.5 weeks with our new little family.  Mike's taking off that long from work! Can't wait!
Labor Signs: NO!

Symptoms: I feel really great lately!
Belly Button in or out?'s on the verge of beginning to be an outie! The top part sort of sticks out and the bottom is still in.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY!
Looking forward to: Hmm, painting the nursery next weekend (well Mike and my Mother-In-Law are.....) The reason my MIL is is because I told her I don't trust Mike around the edges.  I mean he is a guy......and I pay CRAZY attention to details, but they don't want me to paint, sooooo......The nursery is really coming along, I'll leave you with our sweet door hanger.  This was the very first thing I ever bought for my future baby, before I was even pregnant.  It was a dollar at some store in Weston, but I wanted it to be the theme for my 'future' - now real life - nursery. Harmony. So sweet!

Until Next Week!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

{20 weeks -- Baby B is a........}

It's a BOY, Oy!

How far along? 20 weeks -- better late than never right?
Total weight gain/loss: I have gained a whopping 6 lbs.
Maternity clothes? of course, COMFORT IS KEY! Bought a little maternity {well I'm making it maternity} swimsuit this past week and a new shirt that is so cute and will cradle my belly just right come spring/summer!

Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: We downloaded the sleep cycle app.  LOVE IT! It wakes you up when you are in the lightest stage of sleep that way you aren't so groggy when you wake up and somehow can tell your sleep patterns.  

The first night Mike used it, because he downloaded it after I did, I got this text at work the next day....That spike on the far right is when I woke up.....

 {The WWIII part was because I was making a smoothie for breakfast and our  @^*&$^  blender wasn't working} My husband is quite the funny man.
Best moment this week: Finding out what Baby B is and getting to see him again, obviously! Which by the way, can I just say how handsome my son is???! Seriously.  And he only weighs 11 ounces! Look at this handsome little angel. We are already so so so so in love! I am measuring exactly to my due date TO THE DAY! Doc said that would be my for sure due date.  They won't 'move it up or anything.'  This little boy is perfect in every way.  They checked his brain, heart, kidneys, bladder, fingers and toes, arms and legs.  All perfect! Everyone keeps saying how lucky Baby B is to have us as parents and every time they do say that I immediately say back, "I think we're luckier to have him". Thank you, God!! We feel very blessed! 

I also this week bought this Jewel CD called Lullaby and it is so sweet.  If you are expecting, you should check it out. We bought it for $10 at Target but it's also on iTunes for the same price, I just noticed.  I was going to play some songs for baby while it's in the womb and then hopefully when he comes out he will find comfort in these songs and can sleep well to them played softly. 

Miss Anything? Wine, at girls night this past week.  Thanks,  Jan and Court for taunting me with the sangria....
Movement: Yep, lots!
Food cravings: RIBS! That was weird. I was torn between a salad and a half slab of ribs.  Meat has sounded terrible this entire pregnancy, but sounded SOO good at Texas Roadhouse with my mom.....
Anything making you queasy or sick: dishes in the sink, a guy at the grocery store talking about vienna sausage in a can.  Dry heave city......
Gender: BOY!!!!!
Labor Signs: No way!

Symptoms: Still nauseous a bit in the morning when there is no food in my tummy.
Belly Button in or out? in, but it's looking a little hmmm......different.......
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY!!!!!!!!
Looking forward to: Getting everything prepped for baby! Now that we know the gender I can begin my planning shopping that has been on hold for a while.  Some 'planning' so far.......well 2 of my favorites at least ;)...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

{DIY Mail Organizer}

What? A post that's not related to baby?!! Something must be wrong with me! I have not been total baby brain lately {ok yes I have, that's why the projects are lacking} I think baby is a pretty legit excuse though......Anyway, our mail drives. me. crazy. Literally.  I hate having it everywhere.  I don't even really like it in view at all, but I found a way to conceal it a bit.  I made a little project out of my used Kix box, look how cute it is!

This is some wedding scrapbook paper from JoAnn's.  Cute! It sits on the side of the fridge with the help of these magnets, $2 at Target.

And it gets the mail out of my line of vision.  This little -and very helpful, I might add - project cost a whopping $3 and some change. Yessss.....

I just love it! And no more mail to drive me BATTY! We are off to Lidia's to celebrate being 20 weeks pregnant! YAY!!

{Happy Birthday Le Inspired Nest}

Today marks a year of our home decorating/life journey with this blog! So very exciting! Not to mention I am 20 weeks pregnant today and tomorrow we get to see our new addition which will spark a slew of new ideas around this home!

Monday, February 13, 2012

{19 weeks in Chicago}


How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 3+, I'm thinking at least 4-5 by now...My app said I should have gained around 10..Uhhh not even close.
Maternity clothes? some

Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: Slept like a champ in Chicago! Our litle one I have discovered likes to be awake at night, or maybe I just notice it more.
Best moment this week: Travelling to Chicago with my hubby and the rest of my fam for little brother John's 21st b-day!

Miss Anything? I reeeeeeaaaaallllyyyy missed my wine this weekend. 

Movement: Most definetly
Food cravings: Muddy Buddies, M&Ms, twizzlers, still caprese sandwiches, fruit, all these sweets are so strange.  I'm normally a very salty person.
Anything making you queasy or sick: meat still grosses me out
Gender: Exactly 1 week from now we will know!!!! WHAT?!
Labor Signs: NO!

Symptoms: Still can't brush my teeth without gagging, good thing I cancelled my dentists appt in January.  No way. I also have way more energy! I have my bouts of tiredness, like in Chicago when I fell asleep at this KU bar we went to, on our table...Yikes
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY!
Looking forward to: Another 3 day weekend and MONDAY! We get to finally see baby again!

Monday, February 6, 2012

{18 weeks}

How far along? 18 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 3+ lbs.
Maternity clothes? yep -- and I'm so much more comfortable. May even wear this stuff after pregnancy...ha!

Stretch marks? nope
Sleep: I'm tired but not sleeping really well
Best moment this week: Feeling movement! Amazing! Winning the pot at the Superbowl party!  And we made some major decisions on the nursery this week! Very exciting!! 

Here are some sneak peeks.  At the last minute I changed my mind on the crib because Mike thought the original one looked cheap.  I originally wanted the vintage looking Jenny Lind crib but last minute decided on this one and I am so glad we did......

It will be perfect! And doesn't look cheap or over the top & we wanted one that had both sets of sides at the same height, because it's going to go out from the wall from the short end like this picture.  Not from the long end. 

This is our glider, which sold out the night that we bought it! Lucky ducks we are! I am literally obsessed with this glider It's the perfect amount of modern and vintage. I love the white piping too! Even Mike is head over heels for it (kind of like we are over Baby B)! 

For a footrest I really want to get a Moroccan pouf.  We had the chance to buy one over there in Morocco but they wouldn't come down on their price when we were bartering so we passed it up! Darn.  I'm thinking just white maybe. 

Miss Anything? nope
Movement: YES! I can finally say yes! It's a strange feeling but I like it!
Food cravings: crab rangoon, chocolate milk, the other day at my mom's, I contemplated dipping goldfish into the brownie mix....I didn't do it, but the thought crossed my mind.....Yikes!
Anything making you queasy or sick: meat, per usual, strong smells. I had to turn my Mums & Marigolds scent from Scentsy off the other night because it was making me sick & I normally love it!
Gender: I called baby a 'she' the other day along with everyone else in the world. but then the next day called baby a "he". My mind is confused =)
Labor Signs: no

Symptoms: TIRED! So very tired!
Belly Button in or out? In still but it's coming out a bit.
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY!!!! =)))
Looking forward to: This coming long weekend in Chicago (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) with our whole family and then the next long weekend and that Monday we get to find out what gender Baby B is and see him/her again!