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Baby Update

15 Jan
26 Weeks! I’m into my 3rd trimester now! I can hardly believe it. This pregnancy has been flying by. In a little over 3 months we’ll have a baby! Everything is still going fine. I feel great. The baby is sure a busy munchkin…it moves around a ton. We’ve started going to birthing classes, and I’m not sure if they are making more excited to have this baby, or more scared. Overall I think they’re really good, I’m just scared, as I’m sure most new mom’s are.
My mom said that in your 3rd trimester you start nesting….I agree. I have this urgent feeling to clean and organize everything. I started working on our office and our closet. (They needed the most help.) I also have all these ideas for things I’d like to start sewing for the baby. Blankets, burp clothes, and nursing covers just to name a few. I’ve been inspired by the Bebe Au Lait nursing covers and I’m going to try to make one for myself. I’ll take a picture if it turns out.

22 Weeks!!!

12 Dec



We had another ultrasound today!!  This is a 3D ultrasound of our baby.  (It doesn’t really have a hole in its head, it just looks that way because of how deep the ultrasound goes.)  The doctor couldn’t get the baby to roll over to get a full face shot, but isn’t it a cute profile!!!  There are more pictures on our flickr page.  The doctor measured about 30 different things and said everything looks great!  The baby weighs 15 oz.  We did not find out if its a boy or a girl, it will be a surprise.

I thought I was at 21 weeks this week, but apparently my math was off and I’m really at 22.  My tummy is really starting to grow now.  I feel like everyday it gets bigger!  I’m feeling really good though and starting to feel the baby move every once and awhile.

The picture of me above was taken in the baby’s room.  We decided to go green, and I really love the color.

17 Weeks!

15 Nov


We had our 17 week check up yesterday.  We got to hear our baby’s heart beat again!!  The doc says everything looks great.  We scheduled our ultrasound for Dec 12!!  Our clinic does the 3D ultrasound too, so we’ll get some great pictures!

There are so many things to think about when you’re having a baby.   What color should we paint the nursery?  What will we name the baby?  Will we be good parents?  Cloth verses disposable?  Are things really safe?  And the list goes on.  Most of the time I just like thinking about being a mom and having a cute little baby to take care of.  I’ve recently been thinking about my childhood and my dolls.  I loved dolls.  There were two cabbage patch dolls who got the most attention and love…Creamy and Kimberly.  (Not sure where I got the name Creamy from, but that was her name.)  I loved taking care of them, dressing them, changing their diapers, feeding them, and bringing them everywhere.  As a little girl I remember being so excited to be a mom someday.   Granted, the dolls didn’t really need to have their diapers changed, and they never cried, so I know there will be a big difference with a real baby, but I’m still so excited to be a mom.   23 more weeks, give or take until we have a baby of our own!  I can’t wait!!

Anna at 14 weeks

24 Oct

As of today I’m at 14 weeks and feeling great.  My belly is starting to grow and I can no longer button some of my pants! Even though I know my tummy is going to grow its still hard seeing it get bigger.  (And this is only the beginning!)  I went shopping for maternity clothes last weekend, and that was pretty fun.   Stretchy pants are soooo comfy! However I realized that maternity clothes are very expensive.  So I went onto craigslist and found a couple people selling their maternity clothes for really cheap.  I got some great stuff and saved a lot of money!  What a blessing!

Dustin and I have started thinking about our nursery and I think we’ve settled on green, but not exactly sure what shade yet.  My mom is going to make the crib bedding so we’ll pick a color to match it.