Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's a WHAT?!.....

That's right! A bouncing baby boy! What a surprise for us! We thought we were being open minded about what it could be. But we were pretty darn sure we were having a girl. Even way before we got pregnant I just knew we would have a girl first. But NOPE! Tells you how much mother's intuition I have! But we could not be more excited and the best part is that everything looks great and HE is as healthy as can be. HE was moving like crazy through the whole ultrasound. There was only a few seconds when HE didn't move. Crazy little GUY.
I wasn't really ready when the Dr. told us what it was. I was expecting her to say something like, "Okay I'm going to tell you what it is....Are you ready?" But all of a sudden she just said, "And there's the Boy parts." I looked at her and said "Boy parts?!?!?" I really couldn't believe it for a second.
So far we know that our little tike is a wiggle worm, HE weighs 14 oz, has a big head, likes to punch Mommy, likes to arch his back, has a sweet little face, crosses his ankels and likes to play with the umbillical cord.
We love our little guy already!

Boy Parts!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time to go shopping?...

So tonight I decided to do a little pregnancy cleaning. I thought I'd organize my drawers and put away a "couple" things that I can't wear. One by one I tried my jeans on and one by one they were folded into a box. Eventually I had to say good bye to 11 pairs of pants, 3 capris, and 4 shorts. This is what I have left....

I think this justifies some shopping...

And probably an additional box for storage.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Half Way!

I can't believe I am already 20 weeks along! 5 months! I will actually be 20 weeks in a couple days but oh well I'm calling it 20. I'm half way there and I know the second half won't be anything like the first half but I'm excited!

I started feeling the baby at 16 weeks! It was about 3:00 in the morning and I was half asleep when I felt it and I couldn't go back to sleep for about an hour I was too excited. The first few times I felt it, it was for sure a kick. I had no idea it would be so strong and it would scare me everytime! But now I feel mostly the little flutters and twisting around in there. It is so awesome. Billy was able to feel it kick last night for the first time. I don't think he was expecting it to be as strong as it was and was very surprised. He yelled, "IT'S ALIVE!" haha. Ever since I started feeling it I fall sleep with my hand on my stomach so I can feel it. It just makes it all seem so much more real now.

We get to find out what we are having a week from Tuesday! The 24th is when I'm scheduled. I will actually be 21 weeks because Billy couldn't come if it was this week. He is at a clinical all week long. I can't even tell you how excited I am to find out! It's been fun to see the votes on what people think it will be. If you haven't voted please do!

So far I love being pregnant. The sickness is over and I am very glad for that. I have a very strong sweet tooth. (But only for candy, not for desserts. Kinda strange) I have been very surprised at how much my back and hips hurt already. I've been told a few times that I already walk like I'm 9 months along. Then I turn around and have this tiny belly. Yikes. It all started hurting around 11 weeks. Not looking forward to what it will feel like when I'm really 9 months.
Here are just a couple pics of the last few weeks.

17 Weeks
20 weeks. (Today after church) People are starting to notice! :)

Baby Shower

Yesterday I drove to Laramie to go to my best friends baby shower. It's crazy that me and Josie were married a day apart and now are having babies a few months apart. They chose not to find out what they are having, so I am anxious to know. I don't know how they do it. She is due on December 21st and is such a cute prego lady! I'm really glad I got to drive down to see her again before she has the baby. She had a good turn out to her shower and got lots of fun gifts. And as usually we played all the baby games. For once I tied for first in three of the games! That's definetly a first I'm usually terrible at those games.

Sarah, Me, Josie and Alicia were all there together and we had a great time catching up. I love that we are still best friends even though we don't see each other much.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Zombie and A Fairy

Our Halloween costumes never really correlate. They are always last minute things we do so this year Billy was a Zombie and I was a Fairy. Next year hopefully we can think of something early enough so people actually know we are together. Billy had a project to promote the Occupational Therapy program, so I tagged a long and we went to a Halloween carnival at the college. Along with candy we slipped an OT pamphlet into their bags so the parents would see it. They had buckets of peeled grapes for eyeballs, noodles for brains, pretzals for bones, and cherries in jelly for blood. And they had to guess what each one really was. It was fun to see all the 200 kids that came through the carnival.

I think my favorite was a little girl dressed up as Cruela DeVille. She had the black and white wig, the fur coat and everything. Before the kids stuck their hands in the buckets we had them put on hand sanitizer. NO germs! And this little girl held out her hands and said, "Hold my rings!" So I took them off for her and gave her the germ X. We all giggled at her a little and she looked at us and said all smugly "Please don't laugh at me," and went on her way. Talk about playing your halloween character!

I did Billy's makeup and if I do say so myself, he looked pretty creepy.
How would you like to see this in your rearview mirror at night?!
A Zombie wearing a seatbelt... :)

I thought it was fun to wear the eyelashes. I've always wanted to try them. Although they almost drove me insane!...they were pretty fun. Although I think the glue that came with it was close to super glue...not fun to yank off.

I don't know if you can see this video very well, but at the carnival they had a fog bubble machine! It was the coolest thing I've ever seen. It was a regular fog machine but along with the fog were these big gray bubbles. I thought they were large ping pong balls at first. But then they pop when you touch them. I had to get a video so you can see how cool it is. I could have played with this all night.