September 27, 2011

Baby Update

I decided that I need to make this blog a little bit more about baby. I hope to be better at blogging once I am working part time and I have cute and fun pictures of baby to share. Our life right now seems pretty un-blogworthy. Things revolve around church, housework, work, and more church.

Here is the first glimpse we had of "little monkey" as our baby is fondly called. This was at 9 weeks.

We took this picture at 12 weeks to announce to our friends and family via facebook that we were expecting an arrival in February :)

I am finally starting to look pregnant in everyday clothing so I decided to have Philip snap some pictures. Here is what we ended up with.

Little Monkey Update::
How far along?
20 weeks and 3 days
Total weight gain/loss: 8lbs gained
Maternity clothes? Thankfully I work mostly from home so I can wear yoga pants and a t-shirt and be comfortable. When I have to wear real clothes I use my Bella Band over my unbuttoned jeans or wear the one pair I have the fits under the bump.
Stretch marks? a little...
Sleep: I wake up several times a night to go to the bathroom but other then that I am sleeping well.
Best moment this week: When Philip got to feel the baby kicking!
Miss Anything? Working out - I have some serious back pain which has caused me to be able to only do short workouts at home.
Movement: TONS especially between 8 and 9 at night.
Food cravings: Currently I am craving oranges!
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of our unclean dishwasher!
Have you started to show yet: A little bit but I can still hide it pretty well.
Gender: don't know yet
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:
Our ultrasound on Thursday and shopping with my mom and grandma this weekend!

This weekend while my mom and Grandma are here we will also be doing some nursery prep. So far we have painted the room green, set up the hoosier cabinet we will be using as a changing table, painted a dressed and a bookshelf, hung shelves in the closet and bought fabric. Here is the fabric we choose so you can begin to imagine what the room will look like.

My family has been SUPER helpful in getting things ready. Grandma has been working on recovering the family bassinet and she also made new cushions for my rocking chair. Mom has been sewing like crazy, curtains, crib skirts, etc. I am excited to see the whole thing come together!

This weekend I will be back with an update about the gender of baby Travis!

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