Monday, September 20, 2010

I'm a horrible blogger....already. Wow.

Well, some major things have happened since my last post : ) We found out that our little one is a girl!! We had all been thinking boy so this was pretty surprising. Mike and I had picked out the name Grace several weeks before our big ultrasound, so her name will be Grace Elaine. She was moving around like crazy for the first 20 minutes of the ultrasound. She showed the tech everything right away so thhe tech had no doubts about the gender, it just took a while to get her to calm down enough to show us. After about 20 minutes, she went to sleep, got the hiccups and would not move. The tech kept trying to jiggle my stomach, but Grace decided that she was done showing off! Our due date got moved up 3 days, so I'm now due January 7th. Here's our little girl:

We're so excited for her to be here. Mike has been hard at work painting her room because the nursery was originally blue.

Now it's a very pretty pale pink that will match the pink/chocolate brown look we're going for.

Excuse the corgi in the picture : ) He was mad that he wasn't allowed in the room all weekend, so he kept coming in the doorway and standing there.

I plan on doing dark wood nursery furniture and putting this decal up over the crib:
Mike is worried that it looks too Asian, but I love the pandas and I really hope someone will buy us this off of our registry:

We ended up buy fabric that my grandmother is making into a dust ruffle and curtains because I can't make myself spend over 150 dollars on bedding that won't even really be used. We won't use a bumper and a quilt can't be used for quite a while.

I'm 24 weeks 3 days today and am definitely showing. She has been kicking a lot and I can now finally see the kicks from the outside. However, as soon as Mike puts his hand on my belly, she stops kicking! She's stubborn already. I can't wait for January, but I know there's still a lot to get done before we're ready for her to be here.

Hopefully I'll be better about updating!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Introducing myself : )

I am finally starting a blog. I have been telling myself for months that I should record everything going on with my pregnancy and 4 months into it, I'm finally getting around to it. It's going so fast!!

Well to start, I'm Stephanie. I am originally from Wichita, KS but moved to Liberty, MO to attend college. I met my wonderful husband through a mutual friend in 2004 and we got married on June 21st, 2008. As much as my parents wanted us to move back down to Wichita, we decided to live in Missouri and bought our first home in Lee's Summit in April of 2009. We have two dogs who are spoiled to death, a 4 year old Corgi and a 1 year old Lab/Airedale Terrier mix.

I have always wanted kids, but we wanted to graduate from college and get settled into a home before seriously thinking about starting a family. Finally, in December of 2009 we decided that it was time and we were pregnant in late April 2010!

We are so excited for this baby. This was our 7 week ultrasound to date the pregnancy and so it doesn't really look like much : ) This Thursday, we have our anatomy ultrasound where we will hopefully find out the gender. Mike is really hoping for a boy, but as long as it's healthy, I'll be happy either way!

Baby is due January 10th, 2011, which still seems extremely far away to me. I know it will be here before I know it, so I am just trying to enjoy every moment of being pregnant. My first trimester was very difficult due to extreme morning sickness and exhaustion, but the 2nd trimester has been much easier. I have muscle pain and am still tired quite a bit, but compared to the first 12 weeks, this is a dream. I'm excited to have a place to document all of the ups and downs of pregnancy and hopefully will be good about writing regularly! Oh and if you didn't get it from the name of my blog, I'm a librarian by day so there will inevitably be book reviews on my blog, just a warning!


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