September 24, 2009

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Happy Birthday to Tobes - he's the big TWO years old :D
I can't believe how fast time flies...it feels like we were just bringing him home!

And sorry for the lack of belly pictures!
Here's week 26!

Next week i'll start my THIRD trimester! Can you believe it?! Cuz i can't ;)

P.S The room is put together, just let me straighten it up some before i take pics and post them. I used all the furniture to hang the baby clothes to dry :)
Only 96 days to go...
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Happy 1st day of Fall!

September 22, 2009

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And i can't forget - it's officially the first day of my favorite season!!!

& only 2 days until Toby turns the big TWO years old :)

Wonderful cool weather, pretty leaf colors, just the perfect crisp time of the year!
Before we know it, it'll be halloween then thanksgiving, then christmas, and somewhere between then and new years (or maybe a bit after new years) it'll be baby villa's birthday :)
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"Loads" of laundry :D

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This is only the gender neutral items! LOL, i didn't realize i really had that much stuff stored everywhere :)

It's 4 loads of laundry and thats not counting the bedding i still have to wash.
But i can't wait to put away all the tiny adorable things :)

I'm in my last week of the 2nd trimester - and for being this far, i generally feel pretty good. I tire easily and my feet swell sometimes, but i don't have too many big complaints. And my appetite is starting to pick up!

The room is all set up, furniture wise. It looks really good - i'll take pics soon and post them, i just need to pick up a little. Now, i just need to organize and find homes for everything and decorate with pictures and such.

It's going to be a great nursery when we're done.
Only 98 days to go...can you believe it?!
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September 17, 2009

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Nothing beats this time of the year! My room smells delicously like pumpkin spice, i have the exchange holiday catalog here & i'm catching up on all my fave shows that came back - it just doesn't get much better. Unless manny was here with me :)

He's on a duty-drive run right now but should be home in an hour or so!

I had my OB appt today - ugh, i'm so tired of sitting around a waiting room for hours on end. My apt was @ 9:30, but hoping to get a headstart i showed up at 9. It did me NO good :( They didn't take me to the nurses station for weight & blood pressure until around 10 am. Then, i didn't see the doctor until a bit after 11, and didn't get to leave until 12! It's silly, because the appts don't take that long, they just can't get people in and out in a decent time. Which is why i never work on appt days, because there is no telling what will happen or when i will be done.
But - the baby's healthy. My sono was good, my blood pressure was good, i gained 4 pounds (1 lb a week lol). It looks good! I have to see the nutrionist on every visist now - just so she can keep an eye on my weight - but i personally feel better about my weight, for gaining the 4 lbs.

Baby is still kicking - i notice it more and more as the days go by. Its mostly flutters or gentle kicks - but every once in a long while, i'll get kicked hard :) As weird as they feel, i love those movements. I guess i said "kick" alot - but as manny brought up, how do we know it's not an arm? LOL!

So, we got the changing table & bedding in - we just haven't gotten a chance to put it together. And no mattress yet, so the bedding will stay packed away. We went to buy the wardrobe at Ikea a few days ago, and they are out of stock. All the ikeas in this area (NJ, Connecticut, Brooklyn) are all sold out! Shipment for them won't come back until November. I have to work on Saturday, but manny needs to go get uniforms anyways so he's going to drive down and get the wardrobe at the VA store. It's a long drive - but he's the best hubby <3 br="">
And since i am a multitasker - it took me just now to finish this and manny will be home in about 10 minutes - so i'm done for tonight!

Only 103 days to go...
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September 9, 2009

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I'm not usually crafty - not that i don't want to be, i just am not usually great at it.
Well, i love these glass coasters Arisbel gave us - i just never got around to putting pictures in them. I mean, who really has pictures that will work that small? I decided today i was tired of looking at them with their generic insert, so i pulled out my stationary that i NEVER use ( even though i should lol) and decided to fix them up.

I started with this:

And ended with this:
Not bad for a 2 minute craft? I got cute new coaster and put to use a good piece of stationary that would have otherwise never seen the inside of a mailbox :)
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Ms Jezabel found a new purpose for the basket from the baby shower.
She's now peacefully napping in it ontop of the kitchen table, safe away from toby :)
So, big news! The baby started kicking a few days ago!!! Manny & i were laying in bed watching tv and i felt was i call a flutter in my stomach. I thought maybe it could be the baby so i layed really still and i felt it a few more times. I told manny and he just smiled really big and wanted to feel. The baby wasn't moving hard, so i ate some toast and then layed back down and put his hand on my belly and a few minutes later we both felt a big kick! His eyes got so big and happy - it's one of the best moments of my life <3 div="">
Since then, baby doesn't kick much. Usually after i've eaten and i'm laying down. Sometimes it feels like a flutter and others it feels like the baby is kicking itself off my stomach to move around. But i love it!
We had our ultrasound yesterday. Baby V is being very stubborn and refusing to show the goods. Yesterday he/she was sitting on top of the placenta, so even though the legs were open, the placenta was blocking the view. I guess he/she really wants us to be surpised. I think we're going to try one more time, at a place out in town that does selective gender ultrasounds. We pay $50 and they look for the gender. If that doesn't work, i suppose we'll just be surpised with what it is! Otherwise, baby v is healthy and growing! The only pictures we got at the ultrasound were its arm and heart though. It wasn't feeling like showing us it's face or anything else!
We got the room all painted up last weekend - i LOVE it - it's exactly what i had in mind :) The bedding and changing table are in the mail. The crib is put together in the room. The stroller is safely in the box in the room. And we'll be buying the wardrobe next week. It's starting to come along and definitely get more real :)
I'm feeling better today - i've been kind of blah the past few days. Just tired and nauseous. But i'm not looking forward to working the next 3 days starting tomorrow.
I'm going to try to attempt to clean or at least pick up the house today and do some laundry.
The pregnancy is good - still not really gaining weight, but that's hard when most foods turn me off. Last night, the thought meat seasoning even made me naeusous. LOL, i tell manny i'm going to write a book about how my pregnancy so doesn't follow the typical pregnancy.
Manny is good - being very helpful around the house! Last night he cooked dinner since i wasn't feeling well. And he's done such a great job with the baby's room :) And running out to fix my cravings lol - last night he made a run for chocolate icecream with reese's ice cream topping. Then another one for popcorn :)
Toby & Jezzy are good - both just had their checkups. Toby just has to go back in November for vaccines. They are a handful, but good!
Fall is almost here :) Only 2 weeks to go!
And only 111 days to go...
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Week 23

September 3, 2009

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Here's "the belly" picture of week 23. I'm officially out of regular pants and into maternity pants. Luckily my regular shirts are still working good, for the moment.

We got the crib in the mail yesterday - i'm itching to put it together, but first we have to empty out the baby's room, paint it, steam clean all the carpets in the house, then the crib can get put together!

We also went ahead and bought the stroller - i'm still as much in love with it as when i first saw it. I just can't wait to have the baby to put in it ;)

*Baby's new ride! I LOVE this set - it has so many good things about it, including a spring the basket so no matter how the baby is sitting or laying, the basket pops down then right back up :)

I've decided to paint the baby's room white and sponge paint over it with "chilled lemonade" yellow. I still have the bedding i bought off lejeune yard sales, but i did find some ADORABLE pottery barn bedding on ebay (i'll post a pic if we wint it). Keep your fingers crossed we get it! And the rest of the room will be done with yellow accents - aunt marys yellow blanket draped across the rocking chair, a yellow lamp, a rug w/yellow in it. It will be a very charming and peaceful place for the baby to have! I'm just too excited to get it all started :)

We're getting the changing table soon and we'll be buying the wardrobe with the next paycheck.

I think it's all slowly starting to get more real for the both of us - especially with all this baby stuff invading the house - invading in a good way, that is ;)

Now onto the baby - no movement yet :( It's really kinda bumming me out, but i guess he or she will move hard enough for me to feel in it's own time. I rescheduled our sono appt for next tuesday, the 8th. Keep your fingers crossed we can see the gender! Then my next checkup is the 17th. So far everything seems to be going well - i'm tired but i feel good. I get naeusous here and there, but usually when i'm too hot and moving around alot. Luckily, the weather has changed so fast here! It doesn't get higher than mid 70s :) My favorite season is just around the corner - i can see it and feel it. And smell it, i love walking past the grocery store on the corner and when the wind blows all you can smell is the cinnamon pinecones outside! It's happiness :)

Can you believe we're down to about 18 weeks to go?!

Only 117 days to go...i still can't believe it's going by soo fast now!
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