Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Time is flying by!

I can't believe its been almost 26 weeks already!  In just 14 short weeks little miss Kayleigh June will be an official part of our lives!  Drew and I are really excited. We can't wait to meet her. Luckily things haven't been too hectic lately and with the up-coming holidays time seems to be really flying by. 

We purchased all of Kayleigh's furniture for her nursery.  I'm really excited to finally put it all together. Her room is going to be SO princess and girly - she will be so spoiled. Here is a picture of the actual furniture and bedding we purchased (I couldn't believe they actually put the two together - I decided on that well before Babies R Us posted this so apparently I should be working with their creative marketing team. Haha!). 
The only thing not picture here is the ottoman we picked out. This furniture line is called the Disney Princess line. Her crib converts to a toddler bed and eventually into a full sized bed. The crib comes with a canopy that isn't pictured. So as she gets older if she decides she doesn't want a canopy bed we can remove it.  But honestly what girl WOULDN'T want a fancy canopy bed? I know I always wanted one. The bedding line is called Petit Tressor Versailles. And it is gorgeous.  This small picture doesn't do it any justice. Right now her nursery has 3 white walls and one blue wall.  We are going to paint the blue wall the exact color purple in the bedding.  We got pretty much everything you see in the picture minus the mirror and the rug. All that is left is to get some purple curtains to hang under the valance, a bronze curtain rod to match the base of the lamp, white wood letters to spell her name, and decide which pictures I want to hang in her frames. 

Not only did we purchase her furniture and bedding, we also purchased a good deal of her bigger items when Babies R Us had a great sale going.  We got her stroller, car seats for both cars, the pack and play, and the monitor.  We also got a great Black Friday deal on her jumparoo which was 50% off. Everything left on our registry is the small stuff like bottles, pacifiers, a bouncer, crib sheets, toys, etc. We saved a great deal of money buying everything on sale.  She also has a ton of clothes already, her first pair of pink fuzzy snow boots and a tummy time play mat. I have been on the lookout for great deals on headbands, bows and flowers and even cute little hats. 

At 26 weeks I am really starting to show.  Kayleigh is an active little baby, especially at night after dinner. I can lay down in bed in the evening and she starts dancing and tumbling around. I love it! I haven't gained a whole ton of weight - although I have my next appointment on Friday so we'll see where I'm at then. For the most part all my weight gain has been all baby! As I prepare to enter into the 3rd trimester I expect to gain around 1lb a week - although I'd rather keep that to 1lb every 2 weeks so I only gain about 6 more lbs. But there is a good chance I'll gain about 12 more lbs total which isn't bad considering I have only gained 5 in the past 25 weeks! My glucose test is coming up this week as well so I have my fingers crossed that I pass with flying colors!

Here is a recent photo of the Kayleigh bump! This was taken Thanksgiving evening at 25 weeks along. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

21 weeks, 6 days!

How far along: 21 weeks 6 days!

Size of our baby:  A banana.



Total weight gain/loss:  Total gain:  4lb.

Maternity clothes:  All maternity bottoms but I can still wear a few of my pre-pregnancy sweaters.

Stretch marks: Nothing and hopefully I can keep it that way!

Sleep:  Still up during the night about 3 or 4 times to pee and Drew always wakes me up when he comes to bed.

Best moment this week: Hearing the doctor say we are totally boring and normal. :-)

Movement: All the time now! Even Drew has been able to feel some of her more stronger kicks. She's a mover and a shaker!

Food cravings/aversions:  Candy - mostly chocolate candy like reese cups and butterfingers.

Belly button in or out: In. And I'm pretty sure its going to stay in.

What I miss/What I am looking forward to: Looking forward to finally starting the nursery. But that won't happen for another two months. 

Weekly Wisdom: 
If it's a girl, she's already got a lifetime's supply of eggs in her womb -- about six million of them!

Over half way to baby!

Wow - time seems to be flying by. I can't believe its already November and I'm in my 22nd week of pregnancy. We had our monthly OB appointment yesterday and I was excited because it was with Dr Mcknight.  She is the OB that is my favorite in the practice (she's also been my gyno for the last 3 years). In previous appointments I hadn't gained any weight - in fact, I had actually lost weight. So I was nervous stepping onto the scale. I felt as though, with my belly finally popping out, that I should have gained something.  And sure enough I had! I have officially gained 4 lbs.  Not that I want to gained a lot of weight, I just want to know that little Kayleigh is growing just like she needs to. 

When Dr McKnight started measuring my belly her first words were "Wow baby sure is growing fast! Which of you was the big baby?" I was startled at first to hear that because I was barely 6lbs and Drew was only 6lbs 10 ounces at birth. So neither of us would bring a "big baby" gene to the mix. But as I thought more about it, I realized that Kayleigh has always been about 7-9 days ahead of her actual guesstimated age - so the fact she seemed big for her age made sense. She probably is farther along than our due date suggests. After hearing her strong and steady heartbeat (147!) our doc asked if we had any questions. We asked about the due date and normal questions that had arose and then I asked her about my weight gain and if everything was okay.  And her response was "Yep, you're boring.  Everything is normal." What an amazing thing to hear. :-) Especially after the way things started out for us. We are now just chugging along with a normal and healthy pregnancy.

Even more exciting - I have been feeling Kayleigh kick for about 3 weeks now. I officially realized what they were about two weeks ago and now I feel her all the time. She's very active. Drew has even been able to feel her kicking when I put his hand on my belly.  It's such a great feeling. It really does feel like bubbles in your lower tummy. And since there is nothing down there now but her, there's no question about what it is. Some days she gets me really good and I wonder if she is purposely headbutting me or doing flips. And naturally - if I get up to go to the restroom at 3 am, Kayleigh is right there awake with me, kicking away. I can't say I mind it though. Feeling her kick just reassures me that everything is going okay. Next appointment I have my glucose testing. I am hoping I pass so I don't have to sit through the three hour testing! That would not be a fun day. So fingers crossed I pass with flying colors!