Saturday, February 26, 2011

22 Weeks

it has been way too long since i last posted... sorry about that.  i'd like to say i have been busy, but i am not really sure what i've been doing that's kept me away from the computer.  and if that isn't enough, i probably just can't remember.  i seriously understand what people mean when they talk about pregnancy brain, because i now have it!  i cannot remember a thing!!  ever!  this primarily happens to my friend elizabeth, because i scheduled myself to watch the bachelor with her not once this week, but 4 times... each time something came up that i either hadn't remembered, or i couldn't get out of.  (sorry, e!)

the big news that has yet to make it onto this blog is that we're having a BOOOOY!!!  are you surprised?  if you are, you are not alone... nick and i, along with most of our family and really thought we were having a girl.  i am in no way disappointed, just shocked that we were all wrong!  it is such a relief to know that this little babe nudging me all the time is safe, healthy and a boy!  the best part of knowing is that now we are able to start buying things.  i said before that i really didn't buy anything for baby because i wanted to know the sex before we began forming a wardrobe and designing the nursery.  since two weeks ago (when we found out) we (read: i, without permissions from nick) purchased a crib, and bought a few sweet little outfits for the little man.  i definitely am not going crazy with the clothes because i know showers have yet to happen, but we had to commemorate the special "find out the sex" day with a baby boy purchase :)  Here are some pictures of the little man:





i will address the big question that everyone asks once we tell them we know the sex:  no, we are not telling the name.  primarily because we do not know the name.  we've decided that we are going to pick 3 names that we really like and decide when he makes his big appearance.  we are also holding the 3 names close, because we want to avoid opinions from people who may not like them.  they are really not uncommon, or too unique of names, but all the same... that is the one surprise we can reveal when he comes out (since the sex is no longer a question).

although my weight doesn't show it (much) i am getting a huge belly... at least i think so.  here is a picture of my growing.. shall we say, curves:


If this is what i look like now at 22 weeks, i can only imagine what my belly is going to look like when i'm 40 weeks!  time will tell...

so now that we are beginning to think about the nursery i have been looking at crib bedding.  there is some cute stuff out there, but nothing (so far) that i am absolutely in love with.  i'm seriously considering getting bedding made (etsy.com has some fabulous designs) or making it myself.  i know of a few people who have made bedding themselves, and i am really interested in how much time it took to put everything together, not to mention the cost of fabric, patterns, etc.  is it worth it?  i am not an amazing seamstress by any means, but everything seems to be fairly simple.  i could be kidding myself thinking that it is something i could do.  i would love any input from anyone who has done this themselves.  this is what i am thinking as far as fabrics/color schemes... navy blue, white, light blue, and chartreuse:


these are just fabrics i pulled from pictures online, but you can get the feel of what i want to do... i think the primary would be the fabric in the center, (ie, bumper, skirt) with accents in two or three of the other fabrics.  i have yet to go to joanns to see if they even have what i want... i would also take recommendations for online fabric sources... thanks for the input :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Anticipation

today is monday. it seems such a long ways away from thursday. really. i think this might be the longest week ever because thursday is my birthday... but not only that (which in and of itself is fabulous, who doesn't love to be celebrated for a day?) we get to find out the sex of Baby! i am on pins and needles just sitting here waiting. we really haven't made any purchases yet for Baby because (call me old fashioned... or not old fashioned, not really sure which, now that i think about it...) i want to buy clothes that match the gender of the Babe! i am really not into the yellow and green bla outfits... i keep seeing little cargo pants for boys and sweet dresses for girls, and i remain firm, because, gosh darn it, i'm going to have a well dressed baby. of course when we purchase furniture and baby gear like strollers and pack-and-plays we will buy gender neutral items so when number two comes around (or three... twins still an option?) comes around, we don't want to buy all new things if the sex is different than number one.

still.. there are really fun options for decking out Baby's room without painting it pink or blue. i've been fantasizing about how i am going to decorate the room (by the way we haven't officially decided which extra room it will be). there are such creative and easy ideas online. i love the vinyl decals that have been popping up everywhere. etsy.com has a ton of vendors that sell them... here are a few really fun ideas:




*all these ideas are from http://www.etsy.com/people/janeymacpress

and the best part about these fun ideas? when you are tired of them you can just pull them off the wall with no damage to the paint! nick isn't so sure about these, but we'll see about that. i am carrying his child, after all...

this last phrase has been my favorite lately... i definitely use it all the time, and shouldn't i? i really can't believe i am already halfway done with this pregnancy! in all honesty it hasn't been my favorite thing... but when i hear people say they loved being pregnant, they are usually done being pregnant. we'll see how i feel when i pop the Babe out. i'm sure i will look back on this time as completely blissful. so now at 20 weeks people (read: strangers) are starting to ask me when i am due. it feels nice to know that these few extra pounds i've been carrying around lately are looking like a baby, and not like i hit the donuts a little hard. i actually like being asked if i'm expecting. and (so-far) i don't really get offended when people i don't know go in for the belly touch.

what i don't like about being prego is the serious heartburn i've been experiencing. tums are my new best friend... i've also been so extremely, incredibly tired. i could sleep all day if given the chance. unfortunately, i rarely have the chance because life comes a-calling. whelp... what can you do?

speaking of sleeping... i think i should get to it. the quicker i go to sleep the sooner thursday will come and i will get to see the Babe!!