Doctor appt & Baby room

August 20, 2009

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I had my regular OB checkup today. It was actually one of the best ones, i really feel like the pregnancy is going on a good track now! My blood pressure looked good, even though i still need to take the medicine. My urine and blood tests came back normal. As far as my sono, she said the good news is that they didn't find any problems, the bad news is that they didn't tell her enough info. So i don't know if they have to look for more info or if the sono dept just didn't send the right info over. Anyhow, i'm going for another sono on Sept 1st, which i'm thrilled about! I love spending that time seeing the baby and how unique he or she is. And hopefully, i'll get a better look at the parts and we can know whether we need pink or blue ;) I asked about my weight, since i'm still 215, but the doc said it's normal with morning sickness in the beginning to lose weight and my uterus and the baby are still tiny. But i did gain 1/2 lb in a month so she's glad i'm not still losing it. She said i should start gaining weight soon, once my uterus starts getting even bigger. But she does want me to stay on the lower end of weight gain b/c of my weight now. All in all, everything is good, im told to just keep doing what i'm doing. And i don't have to go back for another 4 weeks, which is a good change from going every week or 2!

And for the really fun stuff :)
I think we've finally figured out most of the details of the nursery!
We're going to paint the bottom of the room blue and the top white & yellow stripes.
And i found some matching bedding on ebay from Pottery Barn Kids. It's blue OR yellow, whichever one we decide on, the skirt is striped and the duvet is floral on 1 side and striped on the other. And im going to get a white bumper and white sheets.
I'm going to paint the rocking chair my mom gave me and buy a new cushion for it.

Here's the crib, changing table, & wardrobe:

And a funny little tidbit - all i want lately is salads w/ranch dressing & mashed potatoes :)
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August 14, 2009

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So manny and i went out to the city last night for a show at Webster Hall (the club/concert venue that manny's brother works at). Well he so nicely and awesomely got us in to the show and upstairs in the balcony so i wouldn't get pushed around.

The show was AWESOME. The opening band was Parachute & the main band was The Script - both were great. Better than i expected :) Even manny enjoyed them, and they aren't usually his type of music. But i had so much fun - it was so nice going out and enjoying something. We never take advantage of the city like that. And the venue was a really old, really cool building. And at one point on the balcony, i was only a few feet away from Parachute :D

Before the show started, we were just strolling around the block and i wanted to go into a thrift shop. I've never been in an NYC thrift shop - they are very cool :) The furniture was very expensive lol but still very cool. It was all antique things. I did come across this childrens book that was printed in 1963. It's a christmas book, and i thought it would be fun to start a tradition of reading that book to the baby every christmas. So i picked it up and payed .54 cents for it :) This one is no longer in print, i think. But today when i sat down and really looked at it, i realized its missing a few end pages - but i can probablly make up the rest lol. It just looked like such a cute story :) And maybe i'll find another thing like it, i really want to check out the thrift stores in the city before we leave.

I still haven't felt the baby move :( At least, i don't think i have. I thought for sure he/she would make some movement last night with the noise, but nope lol. Stubborn ;) Baby is completely acting like mommy & daddy already haha. My next OB appt is on Thursday the 20th. Hopefully everything will still look good and maybe they will tell me when my next ultrasound is.

Thats it for now...i'm very tired!
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It's so amazing ♥

August 7, 2009

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We had our ultrasound today!
It was absolutely amazing :) It made everything seem REAL! It's so reassuring now, and i feel like i have a baby growing inside me instead of just thinking i'm pregnant lol.

I haven't felt the baby move yet - but boy does it move!!!

But first - everyone wants to know about the sex ;) I can't say it's 100% sure, b/c the baby is still small (the doc said it measures at about 18-19 weeks, and according to my calculations i'm 19 weeks 4 days) and even though the baby spread it's legs, we got the back view with the butt sticking out at us.
So again, it's not 100% but both techs said they thought it was probablly a....GIRL!!!!

I really thought it was a boy, but now after the ultrasound, i do feel like it's a girl. And she was plenty dramatic with her hand on her head most of the time like she was saying "woe is me" lol :)

It was too cute. And wow, baby moved sooo much - i didn't realize it was moving like that, but it's a good sign. Very active!
And plenty of personality early on! I saw her eating ( fluid, i guess lol), distinctly pointing at something with 1 finger on 1 hand - it was so crazy seeing her point lol like an adult! I also got a couple butt views - baby mooning us already can't be a good sign haha. And once, when the tech was trying to get a view of the top of her head to see inside it, i guess the vibrations were too loud for such little ears because she covered up her ears with her hands! That was the cutest of all!

And then, just when daddy got to come in (sadly, they did almost the whole thing before they let manny back in the room, he only got to see a couple minutes of the action) she turned and looked directly at the camera! It was the best shot ever, and it appears to be a smile going on :) Daddy's little girl already ♥

The tech said everything looked great, and even for the small size she got all the pictures of the anatomy she needed, even some she wasn't sure she could get because of the size. Although it took over an hour lol - baby wanted to move way too much - it was so funny! My laughing probablly didn't help that situation either lol.

So we have a healthy, happy, active baby which we think will be a girl LOL!
I add in the "think" just to be safe, but it's probablly a girl. We saw nothing between the legs from the view we got!

And our baby girl will be named Lia Alexyss ♥
After the most amazing little girl in heaven!

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Ideas for the baby room :)

August 4, 2009

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So, if any one is curious on what we're thinking about for the babys room then here's some ideas :D

Manny & i were walking around Ikea last night and found some really cute baby room stuff!

Here's the 2 duvets we really liked - and the blue elephant one also comes in pink.

We also found some really cute curtains, but i can't find them online.

And since the baby room closest is stuffed with our stuff, we're going to buy a wardrobe for the baby and we found a very big one for a good price at Ikea :) The only issue is that it's got that white-washed look to it, so i have to decide on a good color of other furniture bc i feel plain white isn't going to look right with the white washed look.

But maybe that's just me ;)

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