Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Couldn't Resist...

I ordered the baby bedding this evening -- Brandon said I could. I love it! My best friend, Emily, sent the link to this bedding a couple of weeks ago, and it has been on my mind ever since. I had told her I was having trouble finding bedding that had the colors I wanted. I wanted a mix of a wide range of colors, and she saw this while Christmas shopping. It is sold by The Land of Nod. I am so happy. Now, I have to find the furniture. Thank you, Emily. I didn't order everything -- just the necessities for now. It is supposed to be in Huntsville by Christmas, so I guess Miles Connor (that's our baby boy name) will get to open it for Christmas.

Room View

Quilt Close-up
Quilt, Bumper, and Sheets Close-up

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

20 Weeks and Counting...

Here's what my belly looked like last Thursday -- pretty substantial, huh? It's hard to believe that I am only half way. Some days my belly is bigger than others. I think this was a big day. As of last Thursday, my waist has increased by 3 and 3/4 inches. This week it is measuring slightly smaller. I didn't make time last week to post this like I wanted to. Everything has been so hectic this year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's a Boy!!!!

Here is our little boy!!! He covered his face for most of the shots. He weighs approximately 13 ounces now. He is about 7 inches from head to rump. His heart rate was 140 beats per minute. The doctor said everything looks perfect. The baby was moving around a lot. At one point, his hand was trying to grab his feet and then the next second his hands were on his face. The doctors says that everything looks great on my side also. The doctor has recorded that I have gained 12 pounds -- but it is really more like 14 pounds since he didn't know my pre-pregnancy weight -- I gained a couple of pounds by my first visit.

For yall, who want to see if you can tell if its a boy -- look at the photos below. Brandon and the technician were so confident that it was a boy. I was looking at the screen thinking "if yall say so". To me, its like seeing Abraham Lincoln in the clouds.

We thought it was going the be a girl the whole time, but we were happy when we found out it was a boy. I think I was happy to be surprised because now it is all new again. I have to re imagine everything. All my pinks turn into blues and greens. We can hardly wait to meet him!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Bad Luck...

Well, Brandon and I seem to be in the trough of the sine wave of life right now. Before anyone gets worried, it has nothing to do with the baby. Brandon actually felt the baby kick last night for the first time. However, we have had the worse luck in traveling and with our cars.

It started with Brandon hitting a 6-point buck last Wednesday night while traveling for work. Brandon and a co-worker were stuck in the middle of nowhere (across the Georgia line) with no way to get back or to their destination. Luckily, the tow truck could carry two passengers. They got home at 10:00 pm only to have to leave the next morning at 5:00 a.m. in my car to get to their meeting in time. They didn't get home until Friday night from their trip. In the mean time, I was driving my old truck with NO HEAT that needed new windshield wipers, an oil change, and air in the tires. By the way, on my way to work, it rained. When I took the truck to the service station to get windshield wipers, oil change, and air in the tires, all the tires were at 15 psi instead of 32 and it was still raining and freezing. I stayed at work too long that evening getting ready for a meeting I had in Florida on Friday and the windshield froze up on the truck with no way to defrost it. My in-laws had to bring me their vehicle to ride home in, so I finally got home at 9 that evening. I was suppose to travel to Florida on Friday morning, so I had to get a rental car. To top it off, on my way back to Huntsville on Saturday morning, I get a ticket on the interstate. On my way in to work on Monday morning, the fan on my car starts making an horrible noise, so I can't run the heat. Since Brandon is now using my old truck, he doesn't have heat either.

Bottom line for Brandon is his car isn't running right now. We haven't found out the extent of the damage yet because his travel and work has kept him so busy the car just now got in to be assessed. It sat in front of our house from Wednesday night until today. The insurance company won't pay for the tow from Georgia that was $5 a mile, and come to find out, we declined the rental car option on his auto insurance policy -- so he is stuck with the truck with no heat. And he is now off again to Washington DC this evening for work.

Bottom line for me is I am waiting to get Brandon's car fixed before I put my car in the shop because we are running out of vehicles. So, I am stuck with no heat until his car gets fixed. And I am just now getting ready to leave work (8:00 p.m.)

With all that has happened, we have made no progress on Christmas shopping. We atleast bought a tree this weekend after I drove back from Florida. Brandon mostly decorated it by himself because I slept almost all day on Sunday.

All and all, at least we are healthy and the baby seems to be doing good.

By the way, there is probably a thousand typos in this post but I don't feel like proofreading it. Sorry if it doesn't make sense.