A blog about our crazy life and how we got to where we are...which is nowhere yet! How we lived the American dream in the spur of a moment and are now digging ourselves out of the hole. You will cry, hopefully laugh and take away a little lesson learned from our experiences. At least that's what we hope! Enjoy our blog/life.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Can't hardly wait!

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

Which way is up

Had my 2nd doctor visit today. Planned to go in for an exam on my back, but they were able to pull of a full exam all together. Heard the baby's heartbeat, which was pure bliss. I just looked at Kevin and we smiled together. It was a very healthy beat, very steady and fast.

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

Baby is growing

Baby Hale now measures about 4 inches long, crown to rump, weighing about 2 1/2 ounces (like an apple). Amniotic fluid is traveling through baby Hale's nose and upper respiratory tract, this helps primitive air sacs in the lungs begin to develop. Baby Hale's legs are now growing longer than the arms and now able to move all joints and limbs. Baby Hale's eyelids remain fused shut, however, can still sense light. Also, he/she is forming taste buds, but still cannot taste.

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)

Feeling more real

So...we've been doing a little shopping. Despite our awful weekend of dog searching, (our dogs ran away and we didn't not get them back for almost 24 hrs) we mixed in a little yard sale hoping and were able to find some great baby items. Not sure what one item is called, but it seems to be useful in preventing acid reflux and we also found an 8 piece grooming set, brand new still in packaging.
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.