Monday, September 28, 2009

26 weeks - 14 to go!

I love my bump!

It makes me giggle. :-)

How far along? 26 weeks- WOW!
Gender? Everybody thinks it's a boy. I've stopped trying to figure it out.
Sleep: Still so-so, but getting better.
Belly Button in or out? Even, if that makes sense. It's not an inny or an outy, just kind hanging level with my tummy. The weirdest thing is that I have a mole in my belly button and I never paid much attention to it until now--it's really quite funny looking.
Cravings: Apples, cheese, peanut butter, honey, and McDonalds(SHAME ON ME!!!)
What I am looking forward to: My parents coming this weekend to help put together the nursery and my 28th birthday tomorrow!
Weekly Wisdom: Enjoy being pregnant--it's pretty rad.

What's the little one up to? (
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. He may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. He's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of his lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when he's born and takes that first gulp of air. And he's continuing to put on baby fat. He now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel. If you're having a boy, his testicles are beginning to descend into his scrotum — a trip that will take about two to three days.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Week 25 and Lil P's Loot!

Week 25 in all its glory. I'm feeling pretty darn good!

Lil P's loot thus far. I love the decor we have for the nursery so far. I can't wait to start putting it all together in October!
How far along? 25 weeks -- 15 to go!!!!
Gender? I have no idea!!! Random strangers keep telling me I'm carrying like it's a boy. Huh?
Sleep: Eh. I've had better sleep. I've become quite the night owl. I seriously cannot fall asleep until at least midnight.
Belly Button in or out? Even, if that makes sense. It's not an inny or an outy, just kind hanging level with my tummy. The weirdest thing is that I have a mole in my belly button and I never paid much attention to it until now--it's really quite funny looking.
What I miss: I've stopped missing alcohol, I actually enjoy not being hungover on Sundays!
Cravings: Apples, apples, and more apples. Good thing it's apple season!! I've been diggin' on peaches too.
What I am looking forward to: Working on the nursery October 2-4!!!
Milestones: Viabilty at 24 weeks is pretty cool--it totally gives me a piece of mind. :-) We registered this wekeend and that was kind of fun.
Weekly Wisdom: Heartburn, constipation, and hemrhoids (yes, I said hemrhoids) suck, but ya gotta deal with them.

Monday, September 14, 2009

24 weeks -- 16 to go!

4 months left of this amazing ride-- I can hardly believe it. I love being pregnant. I love looking down at my belly and seeing that little bump kick, roll, and punch. I love rubbing my belly and talking to my little one when I'm stressed or just need a moment to relax. It really is an amazing feeling.

I went shopping for Li'l P last week and stocked up on some onesies and the cutest little baby pants ever. I also bought five Dr. Seuss board books that I've already started reading to him/her. My new obsession has become finding books for Li'l P. I loved being read to and reading as a child and I want to instill that love in my child. is quickly becoming my new favorite website!

I love the way Jake loves our child so much. <3

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Special Delivery!

Special thanks to LJKC and Heatherjeany! Li'l P LOVES it! <3

Monday, September 07, 2009

Nursery Accesories

This quote will be placed above the crib.

I couldn't resist this!

And, finally, we have decided on how we will paint the nursery. It will be a light yellow with a white strip in the middle (like room picture above) then cirlces and dots in orange, blue, and white will be placed on the white strip (like above). I LOVE IT!

Labor Day Bump (23 weeks)

23 weeks
14 weeks -- what a difference 9 weeks can make!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Nursery Furniture- bought!

Leksvik Crib and Changing Table/Dresser from Ikea. Simple and budget-friendly.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Homemade Baby Food -- Great Resource

Thanks to a message board poster on the Green Living board at I discovered the above website. Talk about a wealth of information!

22 weeks (and 4 days)

Lazy blogger so you're getting this post at 22 weeks 4 days instead of 22 weeks. Oh the shame.

So, yeah, I'm 22 weeks pregnant. WOW! I think each week I'll just keeping saying wow. Just wait until I'm giving birth, that will be a WOW!

So, what's Li'l P up to this week? Lots of movement, that's for sure. Jake can visibly see the kicks and feel them. It's great to be able to share those moments with him. It makes us a giggle quite a bit. Li'l P has also been giving me indigestion. Nothing terrible, just makes me burpy.

According to Li'l P is ....

How your baby's growing: At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

1 pound?!?! Grow, kid, GROW!

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