Archive for February, 2011

I Owe You One

February 27th, 2011

So I know I owe y’all my 17 week photo and for that matter I should probably get started on my week 18 photo. (Woo hoo for 4 months along!)

But I’m not giving that to you today. Sorry. But I will show you what I’ve been doing lately. You know, when I’m not at work which was every day for 9 days straight. Thank god for a weekend off!

I “pregnified” my xBox avatar!

Yep, it’s really come to that. I’m putting off doing anything of importance and instead making an avatar that only sort of looks like me look pregnant. Oh and I added and Syracuse University shirt too! Go Orange!!!

Yep, I promise I’ll write more this week. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday, plus another book review to write and two “week” photos to catch up on!

Book Review: The Baby Bump

February 23rd, 2011

I thought I’d start a little series on here of book reviews. When I first found out I was pregnant I dragged my husband to the book store to buy some baby books. The Baby Bump was one of the first books I picked up!

I was immediately drawn to this book by it’s brightly colored cover. But don’t worry, I didn’t just pick this book just because of it’s cover. I’ve never been one to just read non-fiction books with the greatest of ease. This non-fiction book was perfect for me. The book is broken up by months of pregnancy. Then each section is broken up with pictures, quotes from experienced moms, and small tidbits of advice. It’s a lot easier for me to take in all the important info this book has to offer when it’s broken up.

One of my favorite parts of this book is when they tell you how big the baby is each week in comparison to a common fruit or vegetable. My friends and family get a kick out of me telling them what fruit the baby is each week and it helps me picture the baby’s size more easily.

This book is definitely more of an overview into pregnancy, leaving out all the dirty details. I definitely recommend this book as a first book.

Into the Woods

February 15th, 2011

I started getting a little antsy waiting to paint the baby’s room. I think I’ve mentioned before that I like to keep busy and have multiple projects going on all at once. Well the nursery was definitely going to be my new project.

About a month ago I decided to drag my big sister into Babies “R” Us. I’d never been in a baby store and was just dying to see what it had in store for me. Let me just say it’s very overwhelming. It’s definitely going to take us multiple trips when it comes time to register for our baby shower.

I had it in my head that an owl themed nursery would be adorable. That is until I stumbled upon this bedding set:

Is it not the most adorable thing ever? It features not just owls, but every adorable woodland creature imaginable. And thus our nursery theme was born. (For those of you curious folk, it’s Tree Top by Carter’s.)

I love that the set is very neutral so it’ll work for a boy or girl. We decided to go with a sky blue for the nursery walls since blue is both mine and my husband’s favorite color.

We ran to Home Depot one Friday night and picked up all our supplies. I was so excited to get started that I painted all the edges and cracks that very night!

The next morning we woke up and got to work on the remainder of the unpainted walls. By the way, it’s very convenient to have a super tall husband. He painted all the top parts of the wall up to the ceiling while I painted all the lower parts so he didn’t have to bend down. We make a great team!

Meet my perfectionist husband inspecting the walls to make sure we didn’t miss any spots.

Then the following weekend I decided I wanted to repaint some furniture to go with our color palette. We had an old dresser and side table I thought would be perfect for the nursery. They were actually in this room before when we had it set up as a guest room. I’m glad that we’re reusing furniture so we can spend our money on other things like all the expensive gear this baby’s going to need.

I decided to go with a medium brown for the furniture so that it would remain neutral against any color we might want to add to the nursery later on. And I decided to sport a sexy painting mask after getting lectured by a friend of two little kids. (Pregnant ladies are not supposed to be painting…whoops!)

I also replaced all the hardware on both pieces so they look more coordinated now! And check out that cute frog frame on the table! I found that for $5 at Target in a Valentine’s Day display. I decided it’s matched perfectly and had to have it.

I’ve got a couple more projects for the nursery up my sleeve but I’ll makes you wait for another day.

How’d you decide how to decorate your nursery? Did your husband/partner help or were you on you own?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th, 2011

Myspace Valentines Day Comments

I hope everyone has someone special to spend this day with! And in honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d share something sweet my husband said to me the other day.

We were talking about the first time we went out. I asked him to come out to a bar with a bunch of my friends to celebrate my birthday. We worked together at the time and I had a crush on him but I had no idea if he’d actually show up. When I talked to him on the phone that day it sounded like he wasn’t going to come. But he did show up.

He told me that was the best decision he’s ever made. Sweet, right? Who knows what would have happened with us if I had never worked up the courage to ask him out in the first place…

So Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all!!!

Week 16

February 12th, 2011

Yeah, I know, I missed week 15. It was uneventful. No doctors appointments, nothing really new.

Week 16 just started today but I figured I’d get a head start this week so I don’t forget to do it again.

I feel like I might finally be showing ever so slightly now although my pants still fit. I just look a little chubby. I can’t wait until I transition from the “chubby” phase to actually looking pregnant, but I know it’ll come. Baby steps.

I’ve been working on some projects for the nursery. Hopefully I’ll get around to showing you this week. Ooo and I scheduled my 20 week ultrasound! March 14th we’ll finally get to find out if it’s a boy or a girl! I can not wait!

The baby is the size of an avocado this week. It’s seems like it’s growing so fast! And supposedly this week, with it’s ears developing, the baby can start to hear my voice. How cool is that?