Saturday, July 28, 2007

Life happenings

Not too much exciting going on here. I had an okay week at work with a few difficult days dealing with some incredibly rude customers. I have a hard time understanding how some people feel it's okay to treat other human beings. Gggrrrrrr!

Tomorrow celebrates 16 weeks of pregnancy. I feel as if I've felt the baby move a few times here and there but I'm not absolutely sure. I'm looking forward to the time where I feel movements that I know are little kicks. :)

Phil and I went to our town's Burning Mountain Festival last weekend in downtown New Castle. There was a band and about 15 booths or so. Pretty small town event. Today, we went to the Mountain Fair that I heard about yesterday at work. It's located in downtown Carbondale and Phil and I found it to be very similar to Strawberry Days. I've never seen so many little craft fairs as here in CO. I was driving in another little town, Silt today and saw that they have the Silt Hay Day coming up next weekend. I don't think we'll make it to that one.

Not much else to say. I'll try to post 16 week pictures tomorrow if I can get Phil to take some. Some days I feel like I hardly look pregnant and others I feel like I look pretty big. Fun fun fun.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Congratulations Michael & Emily

Just wanted to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to my good friends, Michael and Emily, on the birth of their beautiful little girl, Rylinn Elizabeth! She was born July 18, 2007 and weighed 6lbs. 15 oz. and is 19.5 inches long. I can't wait to meet Rylinn either next time we get to Southern CAL or you come visit us in Colorado!

Monday, July 16, 2007

OB Appointment & Baby Gifts

Today I had my 14 week appointment with my OB doctor. I had my 1st trimester genetic screening a few weeks ago and everything looks good. Yeah! Doctor and I were able to hear Baby's heartbeat on the Doppler. It brought a big smile to my face. While at the doctor's office, I found out that my doctor's primary nurse, Christy, was in a rollover accident on July 8th and was seriously injured. She's in ICU and I'm not sure if she's gained consciousness or not at this point. She had 2 young children at home. I'm sure their family would appreciate your prayers.

For Phil's birthday this week, his parents sent a box with a gift for him and some baby items. I thought the gifts were absolutely precious. They sent a diaper bag (no picture), a onsie that says "Grandpa Rules", a pair of baby socks and my favorites, two baby blankets from when Phil was a baby. The Mickey & Minnie blanket was hand cross-stitches by Phil's mom and his 1st dad before Phil was born. The pink and blue blanket was hand-made by his Aunt/Grandma Hazel (I'm not exactly sure about this one). I thought these were all precious gifts for our little one.

A few weeks ago, my mom sent my first baby items to me in the mail. She sent a little Winnie-the-Pooh hat and a swaddle outfit. Cute huh?

The theme I chose for the nursery is based on the book, "Guess How Much I Love You." When I was a child, my mom used to create my birthday cards and inside she'd draw a stick figure with it's arms all the way across the card and underneath she would write, I love you thhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssss much!!!!! I always loved those cards and used to try to recreate them when I made birthday/Christmas cards. Well, I told my parents that when I was in college and for my birthday one year my mom sent me the book, "Guess How Much I Love You." I loved it. Well, a few months ago, the local bookstore was having a 50% off sale on everything in the store and I stumbled across the baby book based on the book. Of course I couldn't pass it up. My mom is planning on painting four canvases of pictures I select from the book. We'll also add a few other details from the book into the room as well.

At some point, I'll have to post some pictures of the baby blankets I have from my dear Great Grandma Della who passed away just a year ago. She made over 400 baby blankets AFTER she turned 90, all of which she gave away! Amazing huh? She was so generous in all she did and is greatly missed by everyone in our family. Most of the baby blankets she made were given to the pregnancy crisis center.

The crib is coming along. I have it half built so far. :) Pics to come soon. I'll also post about the good buys I got at the thrift store today!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Baby Belly Pics-13 weeks 3 days

Here are some pictures of my slowly growing baby belly. I took these at 13 weeks 3 days. On Sunday, I will officially be into my 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Yeah! My next OB appointment is on Monday. We should be able to use the doppler at this point although I'm secretly hoping for another ultrasound too. I am still throwing up about every other day or so and feeling sick every day. I guess that's life being pregnant...for me anyways. This is my favorite and most comfortable pregnancy outfit right now.

The other week, I was looking for a crib in the papers and on ebay as my sister and niece are going to be coming to visit in August and we need somewhere for Bekah to sleep while she's here. I bid on a crib on ebay that still had two days left on it and I only upped the bid by less than $3 so I thought surely someone would outbid me. However, when I checked two days later, I had won the crib! So, I accidently bought this crib and got a better deal than I would have in the stores. It's a 3 in 1 crib which means it also converts to a toddler bed and a twin. The color didn't really match the picture online but I do like the crib still and I think it'll work great for Bekah and the baby. The last picture is the picture from ebay. We still haven't assembled the crib yet.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Phil!

Today is my husband's birthday! I'm so excited to be able to spend this special day WITH him since I have not been around on many of his birthday's since we started dating and got married. Phil and I have continued to grow closer in our love and support for each other through the years and I am so blessed every day he is in my life! I love you babe and wish you much happiness today and in the years to come!

Friday, July 06, 2007

4th of July

Here's a few pics to hold you over. Phil and I drove to a town named Meeker about an hour and a half from where we live. We went with Jessica, my co-worker, and her husband, Ben. I'll tell you more about it later when I feel more up to writing.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Barefoot, Pregnant but not in the Kitchen

Well, here's my first baby bump pictures. From the front you can't really see anything and from the side you can just start to see the baby bump. I am exactly 12 weeks today. Enjoy!