Monday, July 28, 2008

Eating out (lots), fabric shopping, and my big ole white belly

We had a great weekend. I worked late on Friday and Jeremy met me in town for dinner. We went to Noodles and ran into our friends Dean and Lyndsey and their baby, Hudson. So we all ate together. Food was great and we had a good time catching up with them. Hudson led Jeremy around the parking lot by the finger for about 15 minutes. It was so cute!

Saturday I worked a long day, hit the trail across the street from the salon for a walk/run, and then got a pedicure! It was great. Then I decided I was done for the day and went home to veg on the couch with the new people magazine and a movie on TV. Jeremy and his friend James had been working on James' new house most of the day and they wanted to go out for dinner. I was too pooped to go with them. So they had a boy's night since James' wife was out of town and I was asleep by 8:30!

Sunday we went to church and then met our friends Will and Krissi and their daughter, Presley and our other friends Matt and Mindy and their boys, Maddox and Mason. Jeremy and I then headed out to shop some for our vacation in Florida that's coming up in a few weeks. We got home in enough time to take a nap before it was time to head back to church that evening.

Monday my mom and I headed out to run errands together. We looked at the cribs at Kids Furniture and checked out some fabric for baby bedding at Fabric Gallery. They have the most beautiful things to pick from. I could not narrow my choices down at all! Here's just a few of the many things I loved!
Much cuter in person, but different than all the pink and chocolate you see these days for a girl. That orange was a little pinker in real life.

The red looking fabric is actually more of a fuschia pink. I loved all the back and white patterns. There was also some black chenille and white chenille that would look great with both.

Here's my most recent belly pic! I am 14 weeks 5 days in this pic.

These are my trusty maternity workout shorts that I think I will wear for the rest of my life. So comfortable! Anyway peanut is growing! I go to the doc tomorrow and I think I'll get to schedule my big ultrasound!

Monday, July 21, 2008


We had heard a baby furniture store in Rogers was having a liquidation floor model clearance. So Jeremy and I, along with his mom and dad, ventured into Rogers to check it out. Yes, it probably is too early to be thinking about nursery furniture, but with a sale, I didn't want to miss out!
Boy did we have lots to learn about furniture. I had heard a lot of advice on whether to get a convertible crib or not. So many people had said they never used it as a toddler bed or a full sized bed. I have this gut feeling that I will use it! I know that may be naive, but I really am considering it. They say you'll use it for the next baby and won't get toddler bed usage out of it. Yes, we may use it on baby number two, but we have a unique situation. We may not get a baby number two. This may be the only chance I have. And maybe not, you never know what God has planned, I could conceive easily the second time, or have luck using frozen emrbryos, or adopt. I have NO idea what my future holds. So I can't really plan like a lot of other moms can. I can say that I would probably use the full size bed headboard because I plan on buying a dresser that matches and just plop a changing pad on top for a changing table. That way I already have matching furniture for the future full sized bed! Besides, its almost impossible to find a nonconvertible crib these days. So please let me in on any information about this! Let me know if there's something I haven't thought about!
Here's the cribs we're looking at. Let me know which one is your favorite!
Crib 1: You can't really see some of the details with this picture...I took them all with my Iphone, but I love the knob footings.

Crib 2: Yes we like dark wood!

Crib 3: I really love this one, but I believe it is the hardest to get (4-6 month delivery time) and you have to pay for the extras. This one's not a clearanced one...actually only one of these are.

Crib 4 : I also love this one. It is much easier to get, I believe they had it in stock or the delivery time was very short. And since we don't know what we're having yet, its very gender neutral...don't you think?

Crib 5: Also gender neutral and easy to get ahold of.

Crib 6: This is the clearanced one. It is really growing on me. I wasn't sure how much I'd like the black...but I do. It could be gone by now for all I know, but it has a dresser that matches it.

All the cribs that I have shown have matching furniture that I really like also. I wouldn't be disappointed with any of them, I know, but I usually need some help narrowing things down! So vote on your favorites! I really would appreciate it!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A pic of your baby!

Here's some info for you preggies out there. J's cousin, David, called Jeremy to tell him about an ad he heard on KLRC about free ultrasounds. Jeremy forgot to tell me about it and David's wife, Catherine told me about it when she came in to get her hair cut.

So here's the deal. Basically a clinic in Siloam Springs is teaching techs how to do ultrasounds. They are looking for pregnant women between 7 and 20 weeks to practice ultrasounds on. The next set of dates they are taking appoinments for is July 30- Aug 1st, I believe. So here's the number to see if you can get an appointment if you live in Northwest Arkansas. 479-549-3322 The name of the place is New Beginnings. I had them give me directions because I am not very familiar with Siloam Springs.

Let me know if you try it out!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Belly Shots!

I had the big heartbeat appointment July 1. I was so scared and ready to hear that fast little heartbeat. Jeremy went with me. I had been warned by so many people that there's a chance they won't be able to hear it because I was only 10w6d. Well when she put that doppler up to my belly, bam! It was right there. Beating away. About 150 bpm the doc said. I was SO relieved. So excited and in so much disbelief! There is a living being inside me. How weird, strange, and very cool is that?
I have been taking belly shots as time goes by. By no means have I been that organized to do it every week on the same day like I wanted to. But here they are. Yes, you are looking at my bare belly, sorry for the oogy skin pics. Yes I am showing...if you know me, I am. I can hide it at work because I wear an apron all day, but at church...not so much. No denying. I feel like maybe its too early to show this much? I don't know I've never been pregnant before. What can you do? Suck it in? No, that doesn't work. So here are the shots!

4 weeks 2 days. I felt so puffy and bloated at the time. What I would give to still be able to stuff myself into those pants now.

7 weeks 4 days. I forgot which way I faced for the previous picture. oops!
9 weeks 5 days. Yes I had been working out. That's a rough picture!
10 weeks 6 days. Late picture taken after a busy night working Vacation Bible School. I think I'm bigger now that I'm almost 12 weeks. Were you girls this big this early with your babies?