Saturday, May 18, 2013

Summertime Finally!!!

On Thursday I blogged that we had our labor and delivery prep class today at the hospital. I had a feeling this might happen.....yeah, we skipped it. Josh came home from work Friday night and saw Nate (his brother) out with the boat, and sure enough guess what Josh would rather have done on a beautiful, hot summer Saturday than sit in a classroom for 7 hours? Can't say I blame him, it really didn't take much to convince me. Especially considering I have been begging for some sun lately.
We re-registered to go June 15th instead.....fingers crossed we actually make it! I really do want to go, but I think we just needed to get this first boating adventure out of our systems first. Since winter has been so long and brutal, we have been itching to get on the boat for about a month now.
I admit, when I found out I was pregnant in December, my first thought (I kid you not), was "How am I going to miss out on all the boating we love to do so much?!?!" (not to mention the cold beer and lime-a-rita's!). One of the first things we did was Google whether it would be safe to be boating or in/on the water pregnant. Dr. confirmed I should not have any issues with boating or even getting in the water for short amounts of time. I don't plan to get IN, but as long as I can sit and enjoy the water and watch everyone else wakeboard I am happy! And, luckily today, I had no issues at all! Like I said, sometimes I just forget I am pregnant. The only thing that plagues me.......that darn bladder issue now, and you can be sure I am NOT getting in that 57 degree water for a second. I held it.....and I'll keep holding it until the water warms at least 70:)

I did rock a bikini today, but the cover-up did not come off:) I think this will do for the summer, and I am still able to get some sun on my legs and chest/face without burning my belly.

Grace was just a newborn when we went boating last summer, it was a test to see how she would enjoy it now that she is more mobile and engaged. She loved it! Lucky for Nate and Emily, they have a water baby. Hope we can say the same for Baby B, fingers crossed!

Can't say she particularly enjoyed this part of boating though. Poor thing looked a little snug:)

Said he wasn't going to do it, but I knew after seeing Nate on the wakeboard his itch to get on the water would get the best of him. Yeah, water's still a little chilly in Iowa (57 degrees!! brrrrrr) after a long winter, especially considering it just was snowing 2 weeks ago!!

Enjoying the sun and boat, one of our favorite things to do!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

26 Week Update

How Far Along? 26 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +18 lbs
Maternity clothes? Absolutely, but still mixing a few non maternity pieces if I can.
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Getting a little tougher, I feel like I have a more restless sleep. I just don't feel completely rested everyday and have been more tired this week.

Best moment this week: Our second Ultrasound on Tuesday-little guy was VERY stubborn though and we didn't get any good pictures of him.
Miss Anything? Not being stared at-Lately I feel like a circus act. Everyone stares at the belly now and/or only can talk about my pregnancy or babies in general. It's ok, I really don't mind but I just have been noticing it a lot more lately:)
Movement: All the time!
Food cravings: Oreos, fruit, fruit snacks have been a favorite this past two weeks
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just when I am so tired I get really sick feeling
Have you started to show yet: yep! and loving it!
Gender prediction:  Boy
Belly Button in or out? usually out, but you can see it move in and out when he is moving around
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy mostly, really excited about starting my third trimester. Getting more tired lately though too which is making me irritable
Looking forward to: Child Preparation class on Saturday-ALL day, not looking forward to the all day class,  but I am excited about hearing some of the things they will teach us about getting ready for labor

Labor Signs? No labor signs, no Braxton hicks contractions, so far so good!

Anything Else???? Baby B is now estimated at 2 lbs 3 oz. According to the dr. he is above what is normal at this point which is good news in terms of his development. I now start my every 2 week appt's, which is exciting but exhausting at the same time. Everything looks and sounds great!! We had the glucose test on Tuesday also, I haven't heard back news is good news. I didn't mind the drink that everyone complains about. Mine was lemon-lime flavor which made me happy because I am not a huge orange flavor fan.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Nursery Update

I have been busy working on the nursery and I am so excited about some of the progress! The baby shower definitely helped up gather some items to help fill it up a little bit!
 My mom is moving in a couple of weeks and she gave us the side table which had been my sister's for years! We repainted it green to tie into the navy blue/green theme. I also received the pottery barn throw pillow as a decoration at my shower.

I am so excited we found these! Again, like I mentioned above, my mom is moving next week and we came across these. They were golf clubs my dad cut down for me and my sister when we were little. They look a lot bigger than they really are, but they are so cute sitting in the room!
This is my project for this weekend. I bought spray paint to paint the base of the lamp and am going to buy a new lamp shade since the red doesn't fit in with room.

This was a purchase I made on Etsy-I need a frame to put this in still, I might get crafty and see what I can make.
Just a shot of the crib/bedding and golf picture I bought on Etsy. Nothing new here, I think I have shown you this one before.
This doesn't tie into the theme very well but I just love it too much not to share. Josh's cousin made us this tie blanket, and anyone who knows Josh and I know we are NASCAR fans:) Don't judge. Anyways, I think it is just so cute not to share.
I received lots of great books at my first shower, and I was blown away at the creativity of my mom for the frame shown there too. A few weeks ago she asked me for an ultrasound picture, and much to my dismay, I handed one over. I didn't want to give her one! They were mine:) Anyways I am so happy I did, because she created this cute little golf ball frame to use as a diaper cake topper, and now it looks great in his room!
This is not the nursery, obviously, but I made these purchases last week for our little man and they are just too cute not to share. I love shopping for him, even if it is just little stuff here and there. I know I will receive more at my next shower on June 2.
It is so crazy to think I am about to enter the last week of my second trimester. I have a dr. appt. on Tuesday where we will have our second ultrasound and also have the glucose screening. Wish me luck! I am excited to see the little guy again, but am not excited about being poked with needles again, I hate needles! I will post another update after that appointment! Have a great weekend all, and best of all, Have a wonderful mother's day to all the mothers out there........ AND to all the soon to be mothers out there!!!!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Baby Shower #1

My first baby shower was April 27th at my mom's house in Eldridge. My mom and sister hosted it and they did a great job! We got a lot of really great gifts and I feel MUCH less anxiety now that we have some of the basics for little Baby B. I thought I would share some of the pictures from the day:)
My mom did an AWESOME job on the diaper cake (with the help of her boss, Jaime. Obviously, they were not doing much "work" that day:) )

Opening LOTS of great presents!

We asked that everyone bring a children's book instead of a card, and my niece, Morgan, LOVED all the books. She immediately took them from me so she could read them herself.

My mom with her two daughters and (current) grandkids:) Soon enough she can add another one!!

Family picture again with Grandma
My next shower is on June 2nd and is hosted by Josh's family. Honestly, I hate showers, but I am so excited about it!!! I love being able to get things for our little guy.
I have been feeling a little baby-buying fever lately, so I may just go out today and buy myself a few fun things for him:)