Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving & Our 1st Baby Shower

This year Kyle and I spent Thanksgiving in Utah with family and friends.  Our flights weren’t bad at all, thankfully.  Now that we live in Nashville there aren’t any direct flights to see family so we get to have a layover every time! ;) That’s what we get for moving so far from everyone! 

It is always great going to Utah because there is so much family that lives close together.  It makes it real easy to get together for games, food, movies, baking and catching up…perfect little vacation.  

This year I am thankful for so many things, I don't even know where to begin.  

Just a few:

Our Heavenly Father whom I receive blessings from every single day...
A wonderful caring husband that supports and loves me...
Our families and there unconditional love for both Kyle and I...
Baby Parker - he has blessed our lives so much and he isn't even hear yet

We were also blessed enough to have our first baby shower!  We planned on having our baby showers a little early just so I don’t have to fly all over when I am huge and uncomfortable.  Kyle’s Mom and Aunt’s did an AMAZING job planning the shower and getting everything together.  I was so impressed.  Kyle’s Aunt Karen had the shower at her house and really went above and beyond with all of the little details.  She is so crafty and creative!  Everything turned out perfect.  It was great seeing all the family and friends and being able to catch up.  

Thank you to everyone who came to the shower!  Baby Parker is already so very spoiled!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

So...I have a new love in my life...

besides this bouncing baby boy that never let's me forget about him. ;)

It's name?


If you haven't heard about it then you better get with it!

Check me out here:

P.S. It's slightly addicting!

Friday, November 18, 2011

20 weeks - half way!

It has been a big week over here! We had our 20 week ultrasound which is also sometimes called an Anatomy Scan.  This is a big scan that provides a lot of information about the baby.  We left the doctors office with a bunch of pictures and we were also told that baby is FOR SURE a boy! YAY!

     NOTE: He now looks human! =)

The ultrasound took about 30 minutes and the ultrasound technician measured everything! Baby boy’s head, heart, kidneys, arms, legs, feet, hands and chest all measured perfectly! He is in the 75th percentile and is estimated to weigh 13 ounces already!

Fun fact from my pregnancy journal:

At 20 weeks your baby’s first teeth will have developed in his gums.

Let’s hope he doesn’t have 6 wisdom teeth like his Momma! =)

  • How far along? 20 weeks, half way!! Yikes!
  • Total weight gain: Up 4 lbs.
  • Maternity clothes?  All of my clothes are now maternity except sweats.
  • Stretch marks? Nope.
  • Sleep: Great.
  • Miss Anything? Nope.
  • Movement: Yes, he is an active one! =)
  • Food cravings: Chocolate…yum.
  • Food aversions: Nothing!
  • Gender: BOY…for sure!
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
  • Symptoms: Nothing much besides my belly starting to itch.
  • Belly Button in or out? In.
  • Wedding rings on or off? On.
  • Looking forward to: Seeing all of our Utah family is less than a week!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

18 weeks


I feel human again!!  =)

I am not having any symptoms which I am loving!  I am eating what I want, sleeping like a baby and not falling asleep the second I walk in the door.  Life is good! 

Although this blog is helping me keep track of what is going on with my pregnancy I also have a pregnancy journal that I picked up from Barnes and Nobles.  I write down what I am feeling like week to week, if there is anything new and there are some spots where I can add pictures of ultrasounds.  One of the things that I love the most about the pregnancy journal is that there are little updates of what is going on with the baby and what he is up too.  

Here is this weeks:

Your baby’s eyes are now sensitive to light and his eye muscles are strong enough to move from side to side while looking down.  He will also be able to hear loud noises, though he will be unable to interpret them until the third trimester.

It is so crazy to me that he is already so far along in his development! Grow baby boy, grow!

  • How far along? 18 weeks
  • Total weight gain: Down still.
  • Maternity clothes?  Yes, all of my jeans are now maternity but I can still get away with regular shirts and sweats.
  • Stretch marks? Nope.
  • Sleep: Great.
  • Miss Anything? Nope.
  • Movement: Yes, our little man is moving around like crazy!
  • Food cravings: Not anything particular this week.
  • Food aversions: Nothing!
  • Gender: BOY!!!!
  • Labor Signs: Nope.
  • Symptoms: Not much...odd.  I am feeling normal again.
  • Belly Button in or out? In.
  • Wedding rings on or off? On.
  • Looking forward to: Visiting family in Utah later this month.