Thursday, November 5, 2009
Honestly, he seems so content in there I am not sure he is ever going to come out! I hope he's not one of those kids that is going to try and live with us until he's 35!!
Now it's the waiting game...
Monday, October 26, 2009
Oh, and did I mention my warm cuddly dogs are all around me, snuggled up fast asleep, snoring! Just rubbing it in!
I just want one really good nights sleep before he gets here...just one! Please God, I know you can bless me with this!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
We got some really great 3-D 4-D ultrasound photos...they're so amazing!
Monday, October 12, 2009
How far along? 36 1/2
Total weight gain/loss: almost 50 lbs
Maternity clothes? Oh yeah!
Stretch marks? Yup
Sleep: Yes, please! :( Not getting much
Best moment this week: Too early to say
Movement: All the time, and everywhere!
Food cravings: Not really
Gender: Boy oh Boy!
Labor Signs: A few, but what do I know?
Belly Button in or out? Still remains in, but has surfaced from being totally in.
What I miss: Sitting on the couch with my husband.
What I am looking forward to: Knowing when I crawl in bed it will be comfortable, being close to hubby again and sitting on the couch and taking a bath where my tummy isn't sticking out and freezing because I can't get it under the bath water.
Weekly Wisdom: Baths are not for super pregnant people!
Milestones: Dialated 1-2 cm and doctor can feel baby H's head!
"You're getting big" This is an understatement that I have heard a million times this past weekend! Everyone kept saying it! My reply? "Getting?? *sigh* If I get any bigger!" I just can't! I can't get any bigger...I can barely get out of a chair, bed or anything else for that matter. I'm knocking things off of counters and I totally underestimate the size of my belly when trying to walk through small spaces! Please, someone tell me why I try to turn sideways like IT'S going to help!
And! they're telling me I am due Nov 5! I cannot go through this for 24 more days...Dear Lord, this is my prayer! HELP!!
Oh! and lets not forget my fathers ever so gentle, sweet and very subtle compliment, "Mandy, you look like a tick about to pop!"
How about all the ladies we run into in the grocery stores...
Them "so when are you due?"
Me "November 5"
Them"November?!?!? You're not making it to November!"
And God knows this is how my body feels!
Okay, I am done ranting...it helps to get it out! Thanks for listening.
On a good note, my last obgyn visit the doc said that I was measuring about 1-2 cm and he could feel the babies head...good signs I guess. I'm on weekly visits now...getting checked every time...so please, say your prayers for Kev and I!
I will update Wednesdays...after all my visits...hopefully not too many more Wednesdays though!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
This is sorta the inspiration for our nursery. The colors are very similar and we just picked out a wall paint like this one today! I love the paper lanterns and the french boards on the wall (not over the bed though, kinda scares me) I am trying to figure out what I would like to do for art in the room. It's not a boy/girl theme, it's just more of a modern pattern.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
An update on the pregnancy. I have my gestational diabetes test done at our last visit and I have not heard from them yet, so I am assuming everything is a-okay. Baby Hale keeps me awake a lot! He moves so much I'm pretty sure he's going to be a hyper one - just like his daddy.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Kev is ecstatic, he gets his little baseball player...lol We chose the name Brady Alexander Hale - but not sure what we're going to call him for short. We love the name Alexander! I hope to find the time to post the ultrasound pics!
We've been working on our house, getting it baby Brady ready, but goodness...being pregnant and doing a lot of work is hard! And on top of that I am working at my job finishing up some wedding invitation orders and taking online courses! Haha, I pray God gives me the strength and time. I will post pictures of our progress on the house as well.
Friday, June 12, 2009
That's right! I can't wait to find out the anatomy of our baby. I find so many cute little things I want to buy like right now! It's driving me crazy. Oh, and the other day I drive by Carter's and their having a big 75% sale...go figure! You think that will be around when I do find out, probably not! Haha, that's just the way it goes I guess!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
The doctor said during the exam she felt that some things were larger...meaning I could be further along than we expected! (This could explain why I feel so large and NONE of my clothes fit) I will find out exactly how far along at my next visit, June 29th also when I get the anatomy of the baby via ultrasound. Very exciting!
Due to my not knowing how far along I am I will not post what the baby looks like, etc. Because I really don't know! haha. But the not knowing is kinda fun, I just want to make sure I know before I go into labor.
I will keep you posted!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
It is suggested we can start talking to baby Hale now, conversations or just narrating whatever we are doing. Reading a book and/or magazine can also be helpful. It's wrote that talking to them is the best way to help them develop language skills.
(Kevin will probably be talking in Italian to the kid)
Last night I was poking around on www.craigslist.com and glancing at baby cribs when I came across this beautiful Lexington Crib. It's work is beautiful! It's off white with a brushed look, very shabby chic! I am so excited about it. I can't believe we bought a baby crib...we have a baby crib in our house! This is so surreal! I cannot wait to find out what the sex is so we can start decorating the room!
I plan to make my bedding because I want something unique and special, and it's less I have to put on my registry. I enjoy creating unique things and I figured this is something special my mother and I can share.
I will post pictures once we get the bed assembled.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I need to get my back checked out as soon as possible. As the nights wind down I start to feel like someone has beat me up with a baseball bat. I can barely bend over and pick my self back up, when I get out of bed to go to the potty it's the hardest thing for me to do! Any hints on how to help this?
Monday, May 18, 2009
I've had this blog for some time now but never really shared it with anyone (kept forgetting) however, since the occasion, I feel it would be a great way to keep everyone updated on the mine and the baby's progress.
For starters, I had my first doctors visit May 12 and they basically confirmed I was pregnant, Kev's response, "she better be...after all we've been through!" Which was my exact thought, I'd better not been sick for nothing, ha! Anyways, they also took some blood and gave me a TB test, which turned out fine. Haven't heard any news about the blood draw yet. I go back for my second visit on the 10th of June, hopefully an ultrasound, but at least an update on how the baby is doing. We'll have to wait and see.
As far as how I have been feeling; I've been much better. I was pretty sick at first, and brushing my teeth in the morning has and still gags me!
I am beginning with the weird cravings such as, peppered beef jerky, funyuns, pickles, and ice cream is awesome. Chicken grosses me out, and basically everything (meat) I prepare other than pasta I cannot eat! Physically, I am okay, however, I am starting to have a lot of problems with my hips and lower back tailbone area. I hope to see a chiropractor soon!
As far as how Kev is doing...he has been amazing through all of this! He puts up with my mood swings because he knows I am not intentionally being that way, and he tries to make sure I am always comfortable. And it may be too early, but he makes sure to talk to our "blueberry" (the baby) every day. He is also keeping me pretty motivated on movement. I don't want to lay around and get fat. We take walks in the evenings, and summer league baseball is starting so I will be working there on the weekends, and on Sundays I attend his men's league baseball games. As much as it wears to me out to go here and there (but doesn't stress me out) I still want to keep at it for the physical affect for the baby and I.
In addition, I follow my progress on thebump.com to see how I and baby are and should be doing:
(I have a little baby bump)
For mom-I have graduated to the the second trimester at 13 weeks! They say this should be a comfortable and enjoyable stage for me...I have been counting down to this time!
(Baby is the size of a peach! Averaging 2.9 inches and .81 oz.)
For baby-he/she is forming teeth and vocal cords but they are still in nonfunctional phase. He/she is approaching normal proportions, the head is now only 1/3 the size of the body. The baby's intestines are in process of moving from the umbilical cord to the tummy.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
I know, it looks wimpy and not so fulfilling, but you will be surprised!
On top of that, it's sooo simple!
Grocery list: (Makes 1 large pan)
2 boxes Delallo Imported Italian Lasagna (very important: OVEN READY NO BOILING)
2 jar Kroger brand Home style three cheese pasta sauce
2 8 oz bag of mozzarella cheese
2 16 oz low fat small curd cottage cheese
And that's it! You may have a little left over, but that's okay!
Preheat oven to 350
Get your 13 x 9 pan, spray with cooking spray (or line it with olive oil <-that's what we do)
1) Lay your first layer of lasagna down, 2) then apply amount of sauce (consistency to whatever you like) don't spread yet, 3) then a scoop of cottage cheese, then spread. 4) After spread evenly, apply a good thick layer of mozzarella cheese - that's it!
Repeat steps 1-4 until you have a full pan! Oh yeah and top with the sauce, cottage cheese and mozzarella!
Bake for 50 min (or until golden brown on top)
And WALLAH! You have the easiest meatless baked lasagna ever! And it's good, and somewhat healthy!
And it doesn't seem so professional because it's a recipe I just pulled off one day...so I hope everyone likes it!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
My Inspiration? My four-legged loves!
Meet Alex, Jersey and Lola
Alex - the smaller brown and white beagle
Jersey - the medium black and white cocker
Lola - the large tan and black shephard
What makes the world turn for my husband and I are these little lovies! They are so fun to just sit and watch and they love us no matter what! No matter what!!! The only other being that can do that is God! It's amazing how amazing dogs are!
GOD = DOG It's pretty simple! The love is unconditional!
They love to watch for squirrels and other animals in the window, it's pretty cute to see them up there!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I think this article is absolutely true. Kev and I do alot of things here, but some we can work on..and I believe this is what gets us through "those times". I'm printing it off and Hanging it on the fridge!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Why Lemon Sugar? For the bitter sweet moments in life!
Getting married is a great and exciting adventure, but at the same time, your not daddys little girl anymore. Life is changing drastically and it will continue to change.
Getting older is also pretty bitter sweet, I am sure more will agree than disagree. You're wiser, however, older.
You can figure the rest out!
Let me know what you think about the name, it took me a few trys to find it...I hope I made the right choice!
At a time of reminiscing...I was there. I thought about a great friend I used to have in grade school and how she was doing. Sooo...I just looked her up on facebook, messaged her and we met up for dinner, I am so happy! She is the same great person I remember her being - we talked for hours on end, and there is so much more to tell. She met Kev and they hit it off great.
So go ahead, don't be shy, facebook that long lost friend and invite them out for dinner and drinks!
I never thought I would be a "blogger", but it is the best way to keep everyone up to date; if you care (?)
But it's not just about us, I will start leaving great recipes, party tips, great hangout spots, etc. So stay tuned!