Monday, May 30, 2011

Going too fast

26 Weeks..
28 Weeks..

You can see a little bit of it in the background of the last two pictures- our new fence got installed this week! And Sadie is in Heaven! This is the first time she's really able to go without a leash..she just gets so excited being able to run that she has a hard time listening. I've been imagining another pair of feet being able to run around out there..and getting very excited!

Give or take, in 12 weeks I will meet my SON!
I cannot believe how quickly the past few months have flown.
Things will be slowing down quite a bit soon- and I'm excited to be able to get everything ready for him. I purchased the crib & dresser today. Fingers crossed it doesn't arrive damaged so we can just put it together when it comes and not have to deal with return & rebuy. I need to finish designing his room so I can get David to paint.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bright & Bold

We've been "in" our new house for about a month.. and like everything else, it's flown by! Now that we're more settled we can now focus on Eli's room! I am so excited to get things ready for him. I have always been drawn to the clean and crisp look -- I love decorating with WHITE! I thought that I would decorate his room the same way-- mainly white with just a few pops of color here & there...but then I came across this fabric that took my breath away and completely changed my mind:

(It's Alexander Henry's 2d Zoo in blue!)

I just love the bright & bold colors this fabric has. My SIL and her mother are going to make curtains, a pillow for the nursing chair, burp cloths, and a large blanket out of this fabric. I am debating whether to purchase one crib sheet using this fabric or going a bit more low key on the bedding. In this fabric I am also purchasing a shopping cart & car seat cover.

The nursery walls will be white with one blue accent wall (I'm thinking the color of the rhino!) and have been debating whether or not to paint one line of the greenish design on that wall- just in a brighter green.

I know a lady that does a great job painting, so I am going to have her put animals on separate large canvases for wall art. I'm thinking the turtle, elephant & giraffe.

His room will have a crib, dresser, bookcase, nursing chair & small table.

We only have 12 weeks left so it's time to get moving on all of these ideas swirling around in my head!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Heading down the hill..

22 weeks..

24 weeks..


I didn't know it was possible to love someone that I've never met. I don't even know what you look like, yet I love everything about you. You were love and thought about before you were even created. I am a little nervous and I have put off preparing for your arrival- I guess part of me is scared that if I do prepare, I'll wake up from this dream any find myself without a belly..without you. You have changed my life forever- and I haven't even met you yet. I love you.


Wives Tale Test

Old Wives Tales- Are they correct?
Let's see if these old wives tales lead to me having a BOY! or a girl :)
1) Sleep Position

Pay attention to which way you lay down in bed tonight. If you prefer sleeping on your left side, you'll have a boy. Right side? You're pregnant with a girl.
I fall asleep on my left :) [Boy]

2) Upset Stomach
Little girls aren't always sweet. Extreme nausea means you are having a daughter.
At almost 27 weeks I STILL get MS every once in a while! I had constant MS until 20 weeks. [girl]

3)Soft or Dry Hands
If your hands are dry during pregnancy, you are having a boy; soft—expect a girl.
They haven't changed [girl]

4)Food Cravings
Your favorite pregnancy foods may tell you what sex the baby is. If you're craving citrus while pregnant, you're having a girl.
At the beginning of pregnancy I ate a lot of oranges-- [girl]

5) Adult Acne
If pregnancy hormones make your skin break out, expect a girl.
Hasn't been so bad-- [boy]

6) Graceful or Clumsy Pregnancy
If you feel as though you're gliding through they day, you'll have a girl. Stumbling? It's a boy.
Well I haven't fallen or tripped.. [girl]

7) Face Weight Gain
If your face gets fuller, it means you're having a girl.
I don't think my face has grown any.. [boy]

8) Sugar and Spice Food Cravings
Craving salt during pregnancy? Potato chips, pretzels, and popcorn means a boy is on the way. Need a little something sweet?
I've ALWAYS favored salty over sweet but now i've leaned more towards sweet options! [girl]

9) Mood Changes
If you're experiencing pregnant mood-swings, expect a baby girl to arrive soon.
My mood hasn't really changed- [boy]

10) High or Low Pregnant Belly
If you're carrying the baby low on your stomach, expect a boy. If it's high, you're having a girl.
I'm carrying lowwwww. [boy]

11) Baby Weight
If you're carrying baby in front, it's a boy. Is the baby weight spaced all around your middle?
Pretty much just at the belly-- [boy]

12) Pendulum Test
Dangle a chain with a charm over your palm. If it swings back and forth: boy. In a circle: girl.
I actually don't have a chain with a's still packed up somewhere! [neither]

13) Model Your Hands
"Show me your hands." If you would hold your hands palms up it's a girl. Down? You're having a boy.'
I would show them palms up. [girl]

14) Toddler Advice
Get baby advice from a nephew or friend's little boy. If a toddler boy shows interest in your belly, you'll have a girl. If he ignores you, it's a boy.
A friends little boy guessed I was having a girl.. [girl]

15) Eat Garlic
Guess the baby's sex by eating garlic. If the smell seeps out of your pores it's a boy. If there's no scent it's a little girl.
Skipping this one.. eek! [neither]

16) Key to Pregnancy
If you pick up a key by the round end, you're having a boy. If it's by the long end? A girl.
Round end--- [boy]

17)Even and Odd Numbers
If your age and year of conception are both even or odd, it's girl. One even, one odd means a boy.
One even, one odd- [boy]

18) Baby's Heartbeat
If the baby's heart beats more than 150 times per minute, you're pregnant with a girl. Less than 150, it's a boy.
It's consistently been above 150. [girl]

19) Stress Test
A child tends to be of the same sex as the parent who is less stressed at the time of conception.
Hmm.. that's a tough one! I would say that David is typically less stressed than I am.. [boy]

20) Dream Meanings
If you dream about having a girl while pregnant, you will wind up having a boy and vice versa.
I have had dreams of pink....[boy]

21) Breast Size
If your right breast is larger than the left while pregnant, you are having a girl. If the left is larger, it's a baby boy.
They look the same to me :) [neither]

Total: Boy-10 Girl-8 Neither-3

Looks like a majority of the old wives tales are CORRECT!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My sweet little boy.

We found out a few weeks ago that we are the parents of a sweet little boy.
"Parents" - When did we become old?
My husband- a Father! His wife- a Mother!
& our sweet little baby
he has a name- Eli Adam.
I am so in love with this little fella.

Four weeks have passed since we took the above pictures.
Life seems to be stuck on "fast forward"
Next week, I will be 25 weeks pregnant with only 15 to go!