Thursday, October 15, 2009

23 weeks!

It is hard to believe that I am now in my 23rd week of pregnancy - with only 17 weeks to go (or 119 days to be specific)!

Time is just flying by. In 5 more short weeks, I will officially be in my third trimester and in four more weeks, I will be having my first baby shower! Before I know it, this baby will be here!

I am little late again in taking my belly shot - but here it is:

23 weeks

Now for an update on the baby...

According to my fun pregnancy tracker, our little one is more than 11 inches long and he weighs over a pound now! At this stage he is gaining about six ounces each week and over the next few weeks he should basically double in size. (Which makes me wonder if my belly will also double in size!)

I am still feeling pretty good, although it is starting to get a little uncomfortable when I bend over or move a certain way. The little kid has been moving and kicking a lot lately and pretty soon I think Brian may actually be able to feel it. I can't wait to see his reaction when he actually gets to feel his little boy kick!

On another topic, tonight I am babysitting my friends 10 month old little boy while her and hubby go to dinner for her birthday. I figured it would give me some good practice, because pretty soon I will have my own little one to look after. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Decorating, Shopping & Registering

First off, I want to apologize for the recent lack in blog postings – it is crazy how fast the past two weeks have gone! Brian and I have been keeping busy with work, school, football and preparing for the little guys arrival.

With less than four months to go until the big day – I have kicked the baby room decorating into high gear! Since we are having a boy, we have decided that the colors of the room will be green, brown, orange and white. The plan for the walls was to do a light orange as the color – but after FIVE different samples of paint, we decided light orange was just not working. We finally agreed on a color that is more of a mid-orange shade, which is actually called “Orange Cream.”

My plan is to paint the room in a few weekends, and I will be sure to post pictures once I am done! I may let Brian help paint a little, but if you know him like I do, you will know that he is not that good with the little details (think edges) and that he is best left to paint only the large middle areas of the walls! (and for all your worriers out there – I did ask my doctor and I am allowed to paint as long as the room is well ventilated!)

Once we got the paint color figured out – it was time to start shopping! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE to shop online. I am always finding some great stuff at some amazing prices. Below are pictures of just a few of the things I have picked up in the last few weeks:

how precious is this wall art?

I fell in love with these bookends for the book shelf

what sold me on this crib set is the dust ruffle - it was just what i was looking for!

And speaking of shopping… Brian and I finished our registries last week! (If you want to check them out, we are registered at Target & Babies R Us)

Since our first baby shower is coming up in about a month, I wanted to get the registry done as soon as possible. As Brian is not too much of a shopper, I decided to start both registries online and add all the basics to the registry so that when we went to the actual stores, we would not be there forever. I think my plan worked, because both trips were very successful and we managed to get in and out in about an hour. The only problem is that there is SO much cute baby stuff and it was hard not to scan everything in the store!

Be sure to check back later this week for the latest belly shot and some updates on our little boy!