Thursday, October 28, 2010

So, I was right...

Baby D was shy but I didn't cry after all. Our appointment started off with the ultrasound tech. She was super nice and tried about everything to get this kiddo to move around but Baby D just wasn't having it. I think it more than likely Baby D was still asleep and s/he sleeps just like his/her Daddy. At one point Curtis and the Tech said they got a glimpse at the goods but neither could say for sure. So, we are only 70% sure Baby D is a girl. We go back Nov. 23 and will try again.

Until then I have decided to start referring to Baby D as "she." It just makes everything so much easier, but I'm not going to go out and buy anything girly until we know for sure. I've gotten tons of advice on how to get Baby D moving for next time but I think honestly she is really cramped and that is why she doesn't move much. I am below average so far with my weight gain and when she moves from a horizontal position into a vertical one it is already super uncomfortable for me. The tech mentioned something about feeling flutters but what I feel is more like punches or kicks. There is nothing subtle about it.

I have been so busy lately with school and work. It was so nice that Tuesday was all about Baby D. I loved getting to see her. She really is so beautiful, even in the fuzzy ultrasound images. We got to see so much since she wouldn't corporate. I almost think she did it on purpose. We saw her opening and shutting her mouth. She is definitely our child; there is no mistaking that prominent chin. She even got the hiccups! It was so cute. I'm even tearing up a little at the memory. I can't wait until I get to watch her everyday.

I can't decide if I want to bother posting the pics from the ultrasound this time. The pictures they printed are really unclear and it's hard to tell what anything is. I will for sure be posting some new bump pics soon. I ordered new maternity clothes from Old Navy and I want to model them. :) 

Until Then,

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's like Christmas! :)

Earlier I wasn't feeling that excited about the doctor's visit tomorrow. I think it was mostly the stress of the 8 page paper on library design I had hanging over my head. Now, that I am finished with it I am not sure how I am going to sleep I am so excited. It's like Christmas Eve and you know that you are going to get the most awesome present b/c it's one of two things you really want, but you just don't know which! Ugh! I just hope this kiddo doesn't decide to be shy. I will cry.  I just thought you should be warned.

Curtis is planning to take video footage with my camera so if I can figure out how to edit and post some I will. :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We have movement!

A couple of weeks ago I was laying in bed one night and felt what I can only describe as light popcorn popping on my insides. I thought perhaps it was the baby moving but brushed it off as probably just internal goings on. Then, the last few days I have had stronger "popcorn" several times a day, not just when I am laying still. I am now pretty sure this is Baby D finally letting me know "Hey! I'm in here!" It is such a neat, cool experience. :) My lovely friend Jill got Curtis and I a fetal doppler and I've gotten in the habit of listening to Baby D's heart beat and "chatting" with him/her (two more days and we will know! hopefully) every night. It felt weird at first talking out loud to what looks like to others as myself but it's easier now. I'm not sure why but it's become super important to me that Baby D know my voice. Sometimes, I sing too... :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hey Sailor Boy!

It's been too long since I posted last. I've had a project for school that basically took over my life for the past 5 days. I don't even have much time to post right now but I wanted to share this:
Isn't it so cute? My husband would kill me if I dressed Baby D in this (if Baby D is a boy!) but I just think it is adorable. It reminds me of a baby romper from the 1950's. Plus, who doesn't love a sailor? ;)
Petit Confection has a super cute collection full of adorable rompers for Boys and Girls as well as beautiful clothes of older kids.. Find this one here

I promise to update more soon. I will find the time. I have several things that have been rolling around in my head that I'd like to share.

Until then,

Monday, October 11, 2010

You mean I don't look like a cow?

If one more person tells me, "Oh! You're 4 months along? You don't even look pregnant!" or "But you can't be that far along. You're still so small," I will scream. Seriously. I'm not sure if people are trying to be nice, like "don't worry you're not fat yet," or what but it makes me feel terrible. I mean from everything I have read I am right where I need to be as far as weight goes and my Doctor didn't say anything to be about my weight gain during our last visit, so I should be good. But every time someone reacts like that it makes me feel like I am not eating enough or Baby D might not be getting what he/she needs. I know that I need to get a thicker skin about this stuff. It's only going to get worse, especially once Baby D is actually here. It just makes me so frustrated that people don't consider how what they say might be taken by the other person. Urgh!

Okay, I'm done with my vent for the day. I will try and add a new picture soon. It's just that my house is a mess and I want to clean it a bit before capturing it in the background. I really haven't gain much weight the last couple of weeks but my stomach is growing wider. My belly button used to look like a long slit on my stomach but now it is stretched to more of a circle. I won't be documenting this because I doubt anyone wants to see my naked stomach. ;)

I should probably wait until everyone else has voted but I am putting my vote in now. I am voting for a girl. I think it only fair since Curtis is hoping so hard for a boy. If Baby D is a girl I don't want her to feel like we were wishing she was a boy b/c I am certainly not. I will be happy no matter what. That said, little girls are so much fun! They have all the pretty clothes and cute dolls. I am not a huge fan of pink but I do really like purple. Just 2 more weeks to go before we find out!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hey Newbies!

I really like playing around with web design stuff. Maybe I picked the wrong career path? Maybe I've missed my calling? Who knows! What I do know is that I am loving Blog Guidebook. In the last week I have learned how to create a custom banner and buttons for this blog. So, cool! Definitely check it out if you are new to the blogsphere like me or even if you are a pro. It's an awesome resource I am sure I will be using again and again.

p.s. I had fun with my wedding pictures but have a feeling this may get a lot more exciting/addicting once Baby D arrives. ;)

Pregnancy Pro!

I am a side sleeper. I always have been, at least as far as I can remember. I don't prefer one side to the other, any side will do. What won't do is sleeping on my stomach or back. So, when the Doc told me (like I knew he eventually would) that I needed to start sleeping on my side I though, "No Problem!" and smiled smugly. This was one thing I didn't have to worry about. In this one aspect I would be a pregnancy pro.

Well, a week ago my pestering cold became more of a mild flu. I could no longer count on being able to breath out my nose. Suddenly the easiest way to breath and the most appealing way to sleep was on my back. I am proud to report I have not given into temptation but I also haven't slept very well. So much for being a pro.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lazy Day Finds...

So, I have committed to the woodland/forest animal theme for Baby D's room but if Baby D turns out to be a girl (which was not how my dream last night turned out...) I will be very tempted to change everything to this:
Matryoshka Learning Lovey by MamaMayI

 I just love Babushka or Matryoshka dolls. I have a painted wooden one my grandparents brought me from Russia years and years ago. It is beautiful and I still display it in my bed room. Plus, there are so many cute options out there. Here are just a few I found on Etsy.
Onesie or Baby Tee by valeriya
Crib Bumper Pad by SewnNatural
Matryoshka Cloth Doll by lolahpopvintagebaby

Time Out

Ever since the weather started changing three weeks ago I have had a cold. It is really depressing b/c my doctor has a limited list of over the counter medicines I can take and so far nothing has worked. So, I have just suffered on. Today, I just couldn't get out of bed. I hate missing school since no matter what I always feel behind after but I am learning that I have to take care of myself. I can't push my body to it's limits b/c it's not just about me anymore.  I decided that taking a day to rest was the right thing to do. It's given me the opportunity to sleep and pamper myself a little. I think Baby D approves. We will both feel better for it. :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My recent dilemma...

I think I am going to have to buy new pants soon or at least some longer shirts so I can use my belly band. Most of my pants fit fine standing up but once I sit down get too tight. I bought a belly band a couple of weeks ago and it works great at keeping pants up (it fits over unzipped jeans.) The only problem is it peeks out from beneath my shirts. Does anyone have any suggestions on putting off buying maternity wear? Or stores that offer cute but inexpensive maternity clothes?


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