Thursday, April 17, 2008

Good use...

Between me and Ruby, the pregnany pillow is getting some good use!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What a day!

So...I tripped over the broom Monday and crashed onto the granite floor. Hard! Banged up my knee and had some cramping. I called the doctor and was put on bed rest. At 4 am, the cramping was getting worse. Then, the doctor wanted to see me. We listened to the baby's heartbeat (144 beats/minute) and did a couple other tests to make sure everything was okay. However, my abdomen and uterus were too tender for Dr. Anding's comfort and he admitted me to the hospital for heavy-duty tests. Long story short, everything is okay and I'm on bed rest until the end of the week. Here are a couple of photos from the 10,000th ultrasound we had:

Baby Mitchell was dancing and riding a bicycle the entire time. The doctor actually started laughing! I guess Baby was soon bored by it all..hence the huge yawn in the above photo. What a character!

Side story:

A few weeks ago Ben had a dream about the delivery. We had the baby and the nurse wouldn't tell us if it was a boy or a girl. She told Ben, "You didn't want to know, so I'm not going to tell you." But then she gave in and said it was a girl. Well......she was wrong....cause we found out last night that it's a BOY!!! For real this time!!!! See for yourself!!!

With the scare of the fall and a "second chance" ultrasound, I really wanted to found out. It seems to much more real to me now! Ben and Amanda are going to have a son! Lord, please help us!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

19 weeks- pretty much half way!

Enough with the heartburn already! Come on! We should have bought stock in Mylanta Chewables (the tropical flavors)! While the morning sickness seems to be gone, my food tastes have gone haywire. I asked Ben to cook me eggs for dinner the other night only to take ONE bite and know instantly there was no way I could swallow it! The same thing happened with my turkey and cheese sandwich today! And this is the time when I should really be putting on some weight! We decided to have rice for dinner tomorrow night.

We spent the afternoon completing our registry at Babies R Us (we also did Pottery Barn Kids). Ben was having a great time until he needed to nap for a moment. He kept picking out a cute girlie outfit or a sweet boy item and I'd have to remind him we couldn't register for those kind of things since "we" didn't want to know the sex of the baby. :)

That's about it for now. We see the doctor again on April 24. Until then, I'll keep contemplating if that was a kick or just my stomach gurgling. And Ben will keep putting his ear to my belly listening for whatever it is he's listening!

Monday, April 7, 2008

It's alive....I think!

So Friday (April 4) night I'm in bed reading and about to doze off. Ben is working in his office down the hall. I was on my back and decided to roll to my right side. As soon as I did, I felt my stomach flip. Then I felt like I had butterflies. Knowing that I should be feeling the baby move any day now, I yelled for Ben! I didn't want to get excited over nothing and told Ben I thought I felt something but it was probably just my indigestion kicking in. Well, there's no way Ben can feel my indigestion, so we decided it was the baby moving. Imagine someone lightly tapping you on the arm with a finger-that's what it feels like.
And then it happened again Saturday night! Looks like I have a night kicker on my hands!

A Nursery in Progress

So, the nursery is a little slow going...especially since we don't know whether Baby Mitchell is a boy or girl. However, we have painted and chosen to go with black furniture. I know, it sounds bla, but it looks really cute with the green walls. I'm debating using black and white linens (toiles, ginghams, stripes, etc) and then filling in with blue or purple after the baby is born.

My Aunt Susan and Uncle Ed from Montgomery visited for a long weekend and took us baby shopping. It took all four of us to figure out how to fit the crib (and us) into the car. See the result below. Then, it only took 15 minutes to put 95% of the crib together. The last piece (the sliding side) took another 20-30! I just stayed out of the way (laughing and taking pictures) and Baker supervised the project