Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September Goals

Happy first week of September to you! I'm ready for fall even though I'll miss the warmth of summer! I'm going to start a new tradition at the beginning of each month by writing a list of goals for myself. Here are my goals for September!

1. Read 2 Books this month

I would love to have this be a reoccurring goal for me. Whenever I write things down that I want to do, I almost always do them. That way I won't only read 2 to 3 books per year. Lets do this!

2. Find Organizational Shelves for Baby's Closet

After a couple of months of donating many things, I'm ready to start looking for a shelving unit that would fit in the closet. I want to be able to store blankets, onesies, and other odds and ends. Preferably, I'd like to have something that doesn't require assembly.

3. Sew a couple of scarves for fall

I haven't sewn many scarves since last fall, but I'm wanting to do that this month. I love picking out fabric from Joann Fabric. The options are plentiful compared to what you find in stores.

Of course we are in the process of getting our baby boy's room together. I'm wanting to have it painted before my shower in a couple of weeks. We officially have 15 more weeks till we meet our first born. Can't wait!

Little Pink Book

Saturday, August 23, 2014

23 Weeks

Tuesday marked 23 weeks for me! I'm officially obsessed with counting down the weeks till we meet our sweet baby boy! I'm anxious to hold him and see what he looks like! Will he have red hair or just peach fuz? Probably the latter.

I'm anxious to get our nursery ready for the baby. It needs to be painted, and I'm determined to decide on a color this week. I want to pick out the crib and set up the different things that we've already bought. It makes me so happy to think about everything coming together.

Feeling: I'm good most days and other days I'm wanting two naps a day. It just depends. I'm learning to take advantage of the days I feel good to get as much work done as I can. That plan works really well for me.

Exercise: I've found that exercising helps greatly with being tired and any nausea! I turn on Pandora and workout to my favorite workout DVD. I need to start going for walks when I'm at my mom's house with Kitty. She's always up for a walk. I love how a little music and an endorphin rush make me feel 10 times better. Side note: Maternity work out shorts are officially mandatory. I really popped this week.

Sleeping: Sleeping has been interesting lately. I'll wake up in the morning after sleeping on my left side, and I'll notice that my left side is completely sore. Ha My baby is always on my left side so when I sleep on that side it becomes really sore. I find it amusing, and I like knowing that he's growing bigger. I love noticing his kicks and different movements more. It's completely surreal to me, especially since it's my first pregnancy.

Links I want to read later: 

Pregnancy Fears Relieved   

What to Pack in a Hospital Bag

What Men Should Know about Pregnant Women

The Best Place to Get Maternity Clothes Online... Old Navy

What You Need to Know About Having a Boy!

Little Pink Book

Monday, August 11, 2014

21 Weeks

Today, I'm on the last day of 21 weeks! I'm late on blogging for this week, but I have several things I know I will want to remember. I'm feeling him kick and move a lot more now. I was laying down and propped up on my bed working on a project today for work, and I started feeling his kicks. They surprise me each and every time. I love when I feel him move. It's the most amazing thing!

I can't wait to finish the baby's room and have everything set up for our baby boy! I've been feeling good. I've been wondering if I'm getting tired again though. I felt the need for a nap today when these past few weeks I've been able to forgo them.

It might be too soon, but I've already started to count down the weeks till we get to meet our baby. It's entirely surreal to think that we'll have a baby come December. It will be the best Christmas ever!

Little Pink Book

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Our Gender Reveal Party! It's a...

We had the best day yesterday!! I had my 20 week ultrasound yesterday morning. I drank 30 ounces of water an hour before my 10 a.m. appointment. I was so uncomfortable with that much water, but they needed me to do that in order to get the baby's measurements. :)

My mom, Bill's mom, and Bill came with me, and it turned out really fun. It was amazing seeing how much the baby has grown since I last saw him or her at my 8 week ultrasound! My mom and I went to get my cake at Blue Goose. The cake decorator read the card we got from the ultrasound tech, and we came back after she was done so we didn't spoil the surprise.

We had dinner first, and finally, it was time to cut into the cake!! I have been thinking we were having a boy since I was really early on. Bill told me this later, but he also thought it was a boy. :) Note about my dress: I didn't wear pink on purpose. Ha I decided to wear a long dress, and I only have a pink one so that's what I wore. If it had of been warmer, I would have wore my shorter black and white striped dress. I 100 percent thought it was a boy before we knew!

Getting ready to cut into the cake!

About to slice it!

It's a BOY!!!

I'm also 100 percent shocked that I was right!
Both so happy!

We had such a good time together last night. It couldn't have been better! I loved seeing Bill's reaction. I can't wait to start making a baby blanket and getting our baby's room put together!

Ahhhh... I can't believe we're having a boy first! I'm thrilled. :)

Little Pink Book