Thursday, October 4, 2012

I'm 3 Whole Months Old!!!

It's so fun to watch how fast babies grow.  Lily turned 3 months old this week and already she is smiling, laughing all the time, grabbing with her little grabbers and talking up a storm in her little baby babble. Love this girl.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

I'm Growing So Big!

My sweet Lily is 2 months old! How the time flies....

Monday, July 9, 2012

Holy Moly, I'm a Mom!

Lily Belle was born on Monday, July 2nd at 9:58pm. She was 6lbs 13oz and 20 inches long....not to mention she has the longest fingers I have ever seen. This whole past week has been a complete blur...literally, I still don't know what day it is! But I don't mind, seeing this sweet face makes me forget about everything else in the world.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Any Day Now...

We are in the final stretch people!! I am no longer counting weeks....we are down to DAYS!! 16 to be exact! And none too soon, the very end of pregnancy is NO fun.  I'm swollen, achey and I waddle.  I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror yesterday and I swear I look like a know, "they weeble and they wabble but they don't fall down." Sigh.

The nursery is pretty much done and I finally hit my nesting phase yesterday so I've been cleaning the house from top to bottom in between breaks of having to prop up my cankles. Hopefully that means that Ms. Lily will be joinging us sooner rather than later.  Keep your fingers crossed.

We're about as ready as we're going to be, but I have to admit that I am terrified of the delivery and the mommy learning curve.  My husband keeps telling me there's nothing to worry over, women have been doing this for hundreds of years and my retort is always the same, "That maybe so but 'I' haven't been doing this for hundreds of years....this is MY first time!"  Lord help me.

The next time I post she'll hopefully be here!

Until then.....

Sunday, April 29, 2012

9 Weeks and Counting

I realize I've been away for quite awhile but honestly things have just been so busy! Growing a baby is hard work!

I'm 31 weeks now, so finally making my way to 8 months....almost in the final stretch.  It seems so far away yet too soon...does that make sense? I guess I just worry because there is so much the husband and I still need to get done and there seems like there is never enough time or as is the case these days, I don't have the energy. 

It's amazing the physical changes that happen with pregnancy, for one being that I easily feel as though I'm as large as a house.  I never thought I'd see the day where I waddled or that my husband would have to fork lift me off the couch...but alas, that is my daily reality.  But despite the negatives, there is nothing like feeling Lily Belle squirm around and kick like there's no tomorrow...she's always quick to remind me she's here. :)

Anywho, I just wanted to give a quick update since I've been away so long but I'll try to get on a bit more before the baby comes...if I can get the nursery pulled together soon I'll definitely post pictures.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It's a...Foot?

So we had our 20 week scan yesterday and the butterbean was uncooperative when the ultrasound tech tried to get a good profile picture, BUT we did get an excellent picture of the baby's foot. :) Fortunately the baby was more cooperative when it came to finding out the sex and it turns out we're having a girl! I couldn't be more excited! So is my family...we have been dominated by boys for years so when they got the news yesterday, there were celebrations galore.

The husband is still insinstant that he doesn't want to know what we're having so I have to sneak things into the house and hide them in the baby's walk-in closet. We'll see how long he holds out. :)

I give him a hard time but honestly, he's the best husband a girl could ask for. He's so patient and sweet to me and I know I picked the very best person to not only be a strong partner but to be a father to my children. Who would have ever guessed 13 years ago that this is where we'd be?????

Sunday, January 29, 2012

5 Month Mark!

It's funny how things can seem like they've gone by so fast....yet took so long. I guess it's because I never thought the days of my head in a toilet would ever be over and now that they are (for the most part), everything else is zooming right along.

I'm excited to say I have a nice little belly now and I have to admit, the best thing about this part of being pregnant is not having to suck it in anymore! As a woman, I've been sucking it in for as long as I've known what "sucking it in" meant! You girls know how it is....

Things have been going pretty well now that I'm feeling better and more like myself. That first 14 weeks or so I was pretty much down for the was AWFUL. I was always throwing up, sleeping and feeling like I had a monster case of the flu. I didn't even cook the whole 3 months because just the smell sent me running to the bathroom and since the husband doesn't know how to cook....we ate a lot of sandwhiches. I've told the husband if he wants anymore kids....we're adopting!!!

In about 2 weeks (on Valentine's Day) we get to find out what we're having!! Correction, " I " get to find out what we're having...the husband is insistant on being surprised and I'm just as insistant that I need to know. I've never been one that's good with surprises, nor do I have the patience for the planning nazi part of me HAS to know. Of course I've had my fair share of people giving me a hard time and lecturing that it's so much better to be surprised and I find myself getting REALLY annoyed. As far as I'm concerned, the decision to find out gender is a personal choice...they made their choices and they should respect that I've made mine instead of laying on the lectures and voicing obvious discontent.

The husband respects my need to know and I respect his wish to be surprised, so I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure he gets his wish. I'll be keeping the gender quiet from most everyone (except you of course....he doesn't read my blog) and I'm planning to get the basic part of the nursery done within the next 2 months so he can help me and then I'll do the final decor by myself with the touches of pink or blue (the lecture from the naysayers was why can't I just do the whole thing in neurtral....and my retort was...because I DON'T WANT TO! Sheesh.

For the most part I think we've got the names down. For a boy it will be Ethan Harris. And for a girl we are leaning towards Lily Spring (Spring happens to be my middle name and I was having trouble coming up with another middle name to match Lily that didn't sound totally country.) So now I'm just counting down the days until I find out which name the Butterbean will get!! I'll post the ultrasound pic and stuff for you as soon as I get it....can't wait!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hello Second Trimester!

Today I am 14 weeks and 1 day....which means I'm finally in my second trimester...I just hope the Butterbean gets wise to the news soon.

I have been one of those unlucky folks that has been sick ALL THE TIME and if I hear one more person say, "Well I was never sick..." I'm going to punch them...hard.

Friends neglect to tell you about the projectile vomiting or simultaneous peeing on yourself as your facedown in the toilet and yes, I have to carry a bucket in the car because apparently I suddenly can't drive 5 minutes down the road without throwing up. Oh there are looooads of fun things I am learning about each day.

BUT, last week I got to see the Butterbean kicking and squirming across the ultrasound screen and suddenly.... it all seemed worthwhile.