Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nursery--in progress

Here's the latest on the nursery progress. Daddy finished painting and put together the shelves for the closet. We're almost done! Just need a baby to put in it!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our little one has been moving around like crazy lately. I now can feel her everyday and the most exciting part, daddy got to feel her last night! I could also see my belly moving when she was kicking!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Of course, we are thankful for the little bun we have in the oven. It was our last "just the two of us" Thanksgiving. We spent it with family and was complete with a "house lighting ceremony" and an impromptu Christmas carol. Then we had our own turkey day meal on Saturday because we needed the leftovers! We also put up our tree, decorated the house and are ready for Christmas. I have a feeling that next year, the holidays will be quite different!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Can't wait... play dress up! I just got my baby legwarmers (aka baby legs) in the mail today and they are just so darn cute! So, of course, I had to put some outfits together. They were from my new favorite (and soon to be daddy's least favorite) website

I also got my first "shower" gift today from a friend at work. It's the softest, cutest, little blanket that matches our nursery bedding. yay!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Halfway point!

We have officially reached the halfway point of pregnancy. Time flies when you're getting huge! Hopefully that means this second half will go by even faster, because the hugeness is coming! Can you believe the baby is the size of a cantaloupe?!? A big cantaloupe at that! We are working our way through the produce aisle and getting kind of nervous about getting to the watermelons!

Kaylee's development:

* Baby is 6 1/2 - 7 inches long crown to rump, and weighs about 10 1/2 ounces.
* The baby can hear and recognize the mother's voice.
* The mother will probably start feeling the first fetal movements.
* The toenails and fingernails are growing.
* The growth of hair on the rest of the body has started.
* The skin is getting thicker.
* The heart can now be heard with a stethoscope.

Your baby may react to loud sounds. Baby can actually hear noises outside of the womb. Familiar voices, music, and sounds that baby becomes accustomed to during their development stages often are calming after birth. This is an important time for sensory development since nerve cells serving each of the senses; taste, smell, hearing, sight, and touch are now developing into their specialized area of the brain.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

20 week OB appointment

We had our 20 week OB appointment today. The doc reviewed all the results from our ultrasound and she said everything looks fantastic! Clean bill of health for Kaylee thus far. I guess she is measuring big and my belly is measuring small. I have officially put on 2 pounds. Gaining weight is not one of those milestones I have looked forward to but it had to start sometime. I also found out I have an anterior placenta, which means the placenta is in between my belly button and the baby instead of behind the baby, so to speak. Anyways, that is the reason I have only felt movement a few times. There is essentially a pillow between the baby and my stomach and her kicks are not yet strong enough for me to feel. She sure is active though. We were able to hear her kick and roll over on the doppler monitor when we were listening to the heartbeat (I had know idea as to what I was listening to until the doc pointed it out).

At today's appointment we talked about birth plans, childbirth class and inductions. It was weird to discuss such things but the doc says we need to start thinking about what our plans are going to be. Not that I haven't been thinking about it, but it seemed so official coming from the doc. One thing we did learn is that our doctor will induce as soon as we miss our due date, so we won't have to wait too long. I'm pretty sure I would like to avoid the induction route but glad, if it comes down to it, I won't have to be waddling around uncomfortable and huge!

Halfway to my due date tomorrow!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

just for fun...

Madame Zaritska, using her mystical powers, has the following prediction:

The day you deliver, outside will be windy. Your baby will arrive in the late night. After a labor lasting approximately 19 hours, your child, a girl, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 11 pounds, 13 ounces, and will be 22 inches long. This child will have dark blue eyes and a lot of red hair.

Oh, I hope this doesn't turn out to be accurate!!!

ultrasound video-anatomy scan

It's kind of long, but here is the video of our last ultrasound

Kaylee 19w3d xdi from Lisa Bergin on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

19 weeks 3 days

Today we went for our 20 week anatomy scan. She is definitely still a SHE! All of her major organs were measured and checked for abnormalities. She got "normal" all the way down the line. Everything is looking good! We go to see the OB on Tuesday. Here's the latest pics, she still looks kind of freaky. She will plump up and look more baby-like for our next (and most likely last) ultrasound

How far along? 19 weeks, 3 days
Total weight gain: 0 pounds --everything I lost, I gained back so I am right back where I started
Maternity clothes? YES and loving them. I know there will come a day when I want to burn them all, but they are treating me right lately
Sleep: starting to get uncomfortable, still can't get enough of it
Cravings? almost everything--the appetite has returned
Best moment this week: Passing the anatomy scan with flying colors
Movement: sporadic
Gender: girl
Labor Signs: None.
Belly Button in or out? In.
What I miss: happy hour
What I am looking forward to: daddy being able to feel her kick
Milestone: we registered, chose nursery bedding and got on a waiting list for childcare all this week
Next appointment: Tuesday

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We finally agreed on nursery bedding!

I think!
We reserve the right to change our minds though. :)
Penelope from Pottery Barn Kids

The childcare search...

Yes, it has already begun. While it is already depressing to think about childcare at this time, it is necessary and we are glad we started this early.

We spent our day off touring five different centers. It was nice that Matt was able to go and after we toured all the facilities he understood why I disliked some of the first few places so much. We found only one place that we liked and could actually see ourselves dropping our daughter off to every day.

So, we are officially on a waiting list. Yes, here we are, not even 5 months pregnant and already worried about what school we are going to get into!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Kaylee at 19 weeks

Almost halfway there!!!
Your baby girl is getting bigger every day. She now weighs about 10 1/2 ounces and is 6 1/2 inches in length.

Your baby girl practices breathing and in effect drinks and swallows amniotic fluid on a regular basis, processing it through her kidneys, into the bladder and voiding again into the amniotic fluid.

Your baby girl's teeth are established beneath the gums and permanent teeth are forming behind them.

Your baby's nervous system is busy this week, as she develops myelin, a fatty substance that coats her nerves. This insulates the nerves so that impulses flow smoothly to the brain. Speaking of brain, it is hard at work, with special areas forming to hold your baby's sense of taste, hearing, vision, and touch.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Today's the day...

I officially LOOK and FEEL pregnant

and definitely ate for two today!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Tried to register

Barely made it halfway through the store. So we gave up. There were just too many things. Even after all the advice from others, reviews online and other recommendations we still didn't know what the heck we were doing. We tried going off the "suggested" list but it just seemed like way too much stuff, do we really need all that nonsense?? We'll give it another go some other weekend.

On another note, we have the nursery all painted. Well, almost all of it. We (I say "we" like I have had anything to do with the painting) have to go back and neaten up some edges, but other than that, we are done! We moved all the stuff back into the room and it sure is getting full! We are now realizing how tiny her room is.

6 more days until our "big" ultrasound!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

it seemingly appeared overnight...

^Week 12^

^Week 18^

Kaylee at 18 weeks

How your baby's growing:
Head to rump, your baby is about 5 1/2 inches long (about the length of a bell pepper) and she weighs almost 7 ounces. She's busy flexing his arms and legs — movements that you'll start noticing more and more in the weeks ahead. Her blood vessels are visible through her thin skin, and her ears are now in their final position, although they're still standing out from her head a bit. A protective covering of myelin is beginning to form around her nerves, a process that will continue for a year after she's born. If you're having a girl, her uterus and fallopian tubes are formed and in place. If you're having a boy, his genitals are noticeable now, but he may hide them from you during an ultrasound. (source:

First major purchase-check!

We found a super deal on a car seat/stroller travel system so we caved and bought it. It's the Graco Literider Travel System. It was on clearance at Target and was the very last one. We went last week to decide if we wanted this particular combo and they had a bunch on sale for $100. We didn't buy it then and went back to get it last night and they were sold out! We called another Target and they had one left. We raced over there to get it and found it out that it was only $80 on clearance. It was about $200 cheaper than the stroller we were considering. Score! Yes, I already asked Matt to install the car seat, am I getting ahead of myself? :) It's just so darn cute!

Thank goodness for little girls! Especially little girls that have outgrown their clothes! The hand me downs have begun and as other mothers are cleaning out their closets, ours is getting rather full! I have two families in my class that have daughters that were born last March and April and they have no use for all the little, adorable clothes that their babies have grown out of. And they are the perfect age, so all the clothes are the right season! woo hoo! We also were given a cute little rocking-vibrating-chair thing, a baby bjorn and an activity mat. I am coming to the realization of how much stuff comes along with baby! We better start cleaning out the garage to make some room for this new little addition and all that comes with her!

Oh, and one of my students brought me a present that he wrapped all by himself, (sponge bob paper with a lot of tape) and he proudly presented it to me "this is for your baby!" It was a box of crayons. I told him that my baby will draw him a picture as soon as she's big enough to hold the crayons and not eat them! So cute!!
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