Tuesday, March 20, 2012

24 Weeks

Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.


Shirt: Liz Lange Maternity (Target)
Pants: Motherhood Maternity

Sleep habits: Same. No changes.

Maternity clothes: I've said it before and I will say it again...someone needs to design CUTE maternity clothes!  I just ordered a dress and capris from Old Navy.  I love that Old Navy has regular waistbands and not the panel waistbands. It's been in the 70s at home and I have no warm weather maternity clothes.  I see some shopping in my future :)

Food cravings: I'll pretty much eat anything. Still. We are on vacation this week in San Francisco so I can't say that I am eating very well. I am "trying" to drink enough water and avoid extra salt but it is hard.

Symptoms: Still swelling. We had a long flight yesterday and I was really swollen but that is to be expected.  I haven't had any more Braxton Hicks contractions which is a good.

Gender: Boy :)

Movement: This is one active little boy. I love when he has his arms and legs going at the same time and I see movement on both sides of my belly.  Of course he will be kicking like crazy and as soon as Stephen puts his hand on my belly, the movement stops.

Nursery: No changes this week.

Next appointment: I have an ultrasound, doctors appointment and my glucose test on April 2nd.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Toddler Talk Thursday

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This week is a free week so I can talk about anything toddler related.

So let's talk about toddler haircuts.  I am just never prepared for them.

H.B.Nanna had a few trims when she was a baby but never anything major.  More or less just shape ups.

When we were in Disney in November/December 2011 H.B.Nanna had her hair cut in the Barber Shop on Main St. in the Magic Kingdom.  I was nervous and basically told the lady to cut less then I was originally planning for her to cut.

Since then, H.B.Nanna's hair has continued to grow like crazy.  Her new favorite game was to sit on the potty, put her head all the way back and let her hair tickle her biscuits. She of course would be so excited that her hair was in the potty.  At that point we decided she needed a real haircut!

Off to the hair cut store as H.B.Nanna calls it.  She told us she wanted bangs but she didn't want them to hurt {She really thought she was going to get banged on the head!}  I showed the girl how much to cut off the back. I was very proud of myself for not chickening out again!  Now all of H. B. Nanna's baby curls are really all gone.

H.B.Nanna of course thought that it was still to long and kept asking the girl to cut it shorter.  It took a lot of explaining but she finally agreed that the length was good.  Who knew that 3 year olds were so particular about their hair?!

I can only imagine that this is a sign of the things to come.  I would venture to say that this may be the easiest hair cut we ever have!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Warm weather means trips to the zoo with our friends.

 And ice cream on the way home because
 she was such a good girl :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

23 Weeks

Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.

Sleep habits: Same. No changes.

Maternity clothes: Still....

Food cravings: I'll pretty much eat anything.  I could do without meat. And I really trying to cut back on my late night snacks.

Symptoms: I am starting to swell.  I have to take my rings off early in the day or just keep them on all the time. My feet are swelling but luckily I work from home and can have my feet up most of the day.

Gender: Boy :)

Movement: This is one active little boy.

Nursery: H.B.Nanna's big girl room is in progress which means that the sooneer that is done the sooner we can start on the nursery.  I wouldn't imagine H.B.Nanna makes the transition to her big girl room until around Easter.

Next appointment: I have an ultrasound, doctors appointment and my glucose test on April 2nd. They didn't have the results from my Level II at the last visit so hopefully they will have it this time.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy Anniversary!

Happy 4th Anniversary to my wonderful husband and best friend!

Our wedding was such a great day!  We had rain, snow, hail and a tornado.
I know rain is considered good luck...I figure we are set for life!!

 It was such an awesome day surrounded by friends and family.

And yummy cake!!

Happy Anniversary Stephen!  I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you and our children.
Love you!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

H.B. Nanna's Big Girl Room

I have always wanted my daughter to have a girly room. Somewhere she will love to play dress up and just have a space all her own.  That is my goal with the big room change scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2012 in our house.
H.B.Nanna is moving from a toddler bed to a double bed.  From dark furniture to white furniture. From purple walls to green walls {her pick!}

We sat down at the computer one rainy day to talk about her big girl bed.  I had ideas in mind and apparently so did she. While I envisioned something little girly with flowers or butterflies she picked this:
It's not bad. Just not my first choice.  But we are moving forward with it.  At least I know it will last us a while.

I came across this on Pinterest yesterday and I fell in love. We have the perfect old dresser in the master bedroom that I can't wait to turn into a little closet for her dress up clothes.

The new room is much larger then the old.  So I have a lot more space to work with.  I would love to be able to do something like this, maybe not as much but at least some of it.

And in my attempt to keep my little girl my little girl for as long as I can, I would really like to get something like this

Oh the possibilities that this new big girl room holds!! I can't wait to get started!

Monday, March 5, 2012

22 Weeks

At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment.
If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

Sleep habits: I am sleeping but it isn't good sleep. I yawn most of the day!

Maternity clothes: Yep. I don't have much but luckily I work from home so I can work in my pj's all day.

Food cravings: I can not get enough food these days...which needs to stop.  I have a bridesmaids dress to fit into at the end of the month!!  I am big on salty and sweet foods.  Veggies are good too.  I could do without meat.

Symptoms: I am still swelling a little.  Nothing major yet and hopefully it will stay this way for awhile. This weekend has been stressful so I was not surprised when I started with Braxton Hicks. There were quite a few on Saturday and just a couple on Sunday. So far so good today.

Gender: Boy :)

Movement: Last night we layed in bed and watched my belly move.  I love it!!

Nursery: I posted some ideas for Baby Boy's room the other day.  Yesterday we went and looked at flooring for the nursery.  The carpet needs to come up.  H.B.Nanna's big girl bed got put in her new room but she is not sleeping in it yet because we haven't done anything to make it her room.

Next appointment: I am off to the doctors in abut an hour.  I am looking forward to talking to the doctor about my level II and scheduling my next ultrasound.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Toddler Talk Thursday

This Week’s Topic:
What song remind YOU of your toddler?! Here are some of my favorites!

I have sang this song to H.B.Nanna almost everyday of her life.  She really is my sunshine!

The first time I heard this song I was in the car home from work.  I was sobbing.  The words just struck me.  I couldn't wait to get home so I can find in on the internet for Stephen to listen to.  Of course I cried again.  Something about the lyrics just get...

Next Week’s Topic: In the Kitchen with Your Toddler

Baby Boy's Nursery

I have to start off by saying I always felt like I was meant to have a boy.  I love H.B.Nanna with all my heart.  She is my girl. My best friend forever {so she says now anyways}.  I knew I would have room in my heart to love another child, girl or boy but it makes me feel relieved {is that the right word?} to know that I won't have two girls to share that mother daughter bond with.  I will love my daughter the way you love a daughter and I will love my son the way you love a son. Each in their own special way.
We want to give both children special rooms.  I want H.B.Nanna's to be all things girly and Baby Boy's to be boyish.

Of course thanks to the wonderful world of Pinterest, my brain is flooded with ideas.  My original plan when I was pregnant with H.B.Nanna, was to have gender neutral bedding that I could use again.  I received one of those expensive bed in a bag sets with the fancy bumper, sheet, bed skirt and all the room accessories to go with it.  What they don't tell you is that the bumper is only for decoration and you don't actually use it once the child is in the crib. And the sheet, well that shrunk so much it doesn't fit on the mattress anymore.  If I only new then what I know now!!

I am loving the new breathable crib bumpers.  I wish these were more popular a few years ago.

I think that having a solid bumper will be great because I can use different sheets in different colors.  I won't feel restricted. I have white and red crib sheets that I can use again with Baby Boy.

I am loving the gray and white colors combination for a boys room.  Something he can grow with.  I don't love the sports/animals/trucks thing.  With H.B.Nanna her room {after we moved} was purple and we bought character sheets {Tinkerbell and Dora} to accommodate her favorite character of the week.

I really like this gray and white but maybe the gray will be a little darker. I don't know that I want the whole room done with stripes, probable just an accent wall while the other walls are gray.   I think accents is yellow, blue, green, red would be awesome. And boyish.

Our nursery furniture is a dark wood. H.B.Nanna is moving on to white big girl furniture.  The dark would will look good with the gray and white.  It is all in how you make it, right?

H.B.Nanna has quite a collection of books that she has said she would like to share with her brother. We have a bookshelf that was my Grandmothers that I often think about using in other areas of our home. I really like this idea for a book area in Baby Boy's room.

I've always liked this saying and if I am very extra creative one day I may attempt something like this.

I can't wait to actually do some of this stuff.  We have some things planned over the next few weeks but then it is full speed ahead.  I'll post some pictures as things progress.