April 26, 2012

22 Week Bumpdate!




How Far Along? 22 Weeks and 5 Days
 Size of Baby P? Spaghetti squash(11 inches)
This week's major developments:
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. 
If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.
(from www.babycenter.com)


Maternity Clothes? Yes, still wearing a few of my "normal" shirts, but mostly maternity!
 Weight Gain? I go to the doctor Tuesday (May 1st) so we will see!! On my scale I have lost 3 pounds due to things that do not need to be discussed over the internet;) My next appointment will be the dreaded GLUCOSE TEST! I finally measured my belly again and I had gained 11 inches! He's ALL IN THE FRONT!! :)
Stretch Marks/belly button? No stretch marks but belly button is totally flat now...
Gender? David GAGE Pody ;)
Sleep? Still waking up from about 2:30 to 5 :( I know, I know... "JUST WAIT UNTIL THAT BABY GETS HERE!" I get it, but I would love to "train" myself to be able to fall back asleep after each feeding and not lay staring at the ceiling for 3 hours. I've never had this much trouble falling back to sleep, guess it's a pregnancy thing!
Food Cravings?Still loving Popsicles, especially the push pops in PINK!
What I Miss? Still loving pregnancy...I guess I should say I miss my sleep, but honestly I'm not that tired during the day so I won't complain anymore!;)
What I am loving? Still loving preparing for our little man and marking things off of my endless "BEFORE BABY'S ARRIVAL LIST." (It has a back too;)
 
 
Movement? He's a flipper, roller, puncher, and kicker! And I love every minute of it.... 
 
Best Moment(s) of the Week and other random updates?
  •  Well, I ended up canceling my crib order from restoration hardware after I found something else. I just couldn't risk it not arriving ON TIME! Below, is daddy and Poppy unloading it out of Poppy's new truck he purchased for Gage to ride in!;)



Luckily, I married a man who has the same personality as myself, "Let's get it done and get it done now!" Daddy assembled the crib bright and early the next morning! 

IN OTHER BABY NEWS:
  •  We are waiting on the painter to come look at the room, since mommy has to have something special on one wall, imagine that. 
  • I found a rocker/glider that FOR ONCE is not $1,000 dollars! I am excited and going to order it SOON! 
  • I also found a rug on shadesoflight.com and hope to order it soon!
  • His baby book arrived and I will share it very soon. It turned out perfect!
  • His bedding also arrived. Of course, it will be revealed once the nursery is complete! 
  • We are on the search for a coming home outfit as well! Any suggestions are welcome;)
  • Looking to schedule our parenting class and breastfeeding class during the summer!
  • Going to get a 4-D Ultrasound soon as well. Trying to make it to about 28 weeks but I am so ready to see him again!! Our insurance only pays for one at the beginning and the other at 20 weeks, so mommy needs to see that sweet face again very soon! :)
  • First baby shower MAY 5TH so very excited about that! :)
I guess that's all for now! 
Have a BLESSED weekend!

April 16, 2012

Invitation/ Name Reveal...


Invitations are now sent out, thanks to my wonderful sister! She designed them herself and I think they turned out perfect!

As you can see our little man will be named:

 David "Gage" Pody
  
David is passed down through Lee's family, he is David "Lee".
 Lee loves the name Gage and came up with David Gage, mommy loved it too, so that's what we decided! Of course, he will be called Gage.
Coming up with a name was pretty easy for us, we had two boy names and one girl name. After a little discussion, we had no doubt Gage would be perfect for our little buddy!
 

Hope you like it!:)

Have a BLESSED Monday!

April 11, 2012

I am loving....



 I am loving....
My etsy finds that are currently waiting to be purchased in my cart ;)...
I love the little tie onesies with the matching leg warmers!

This little cowboy hat is waiting to be purchased as well!!! :)


 I am loving...
My TJ Max find! These are from restoration hardware but I found some that look exactly like them in gray (& much cheaper)!


I am loving...
the picture ideas I have found on PINTEREST...









I am loving...
that my camera arrived Monday afternoon!!
It was sitting at my basement door when I got home...now time to learn more about it!

I am loving...
Our sweet gifts we have already received for our baby boy! Can't wait to share them with yall!:)


Go link up HERE and share what you are loving today!
 
Hope you're having a BLESSED Wednesday!

April 9, 2012

20 Week Bumpdate!



How Far Along? 20 Weeks 5 Days (Sunday, April 8, 2012
 Size of Baby P? Banana (6 1/2 inches)
This week's major developments:
Your baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces now. He's also around 6 1/2 inches long from head to bottom and about 10 inches from head to heel — the length of a banana. (For the first 20 weeks, when a baby's legs are curled up against his torso and hard to measure, measurements are taken from the top of his head to his bottom — the "crown to rump" measurement. After 20 weeks, he's measured from head to toe.)
He's swallowing more these days, which is good practice for his digestive system. He's also producing meconium, a black, sticky by-product of digestion. This gooey substance will accumulate in his bowels, and you'll see it in his first soiled diaper (some babies pass meconium in the womb or during delivery).
(from www.babycenter.com)


Maternity Clothes? Yep! :) Trying to find a baby shower dress now!
 Weight Gain? 11 pounds... I will know how much more May 1st at my next appointment.
Stretch Marks/belly button? No stretch marks but belly button still half & half.
Gender? BOY! BOY! BOY!
Sleep? Frequent restroom breaks and most nights still waking up for 3 hours and guess who is just a wiggling about an hour of it?? Little man! I think he has his nights and days mixed up! UH OH....
Food Cravings?None really, I am loving air head pop sickles and twirl pop sickles which have many flavors!
What I Miss? Still loving pregnancy...
What I am loving? Finally being able to buy and prepare for our little one! We have a name which I will share at a later date!
Movement? Oh yeh, he moves throughout the day and at night! Best feeling in the world!
Best Moment(s) of the Week and other random updates?
  • I have purchased his crib from restoration hardware as well as his bedding! The bedding should be here around April 15th and I am a little upset b/c it said his bed should arrive ON OR BEFORE July 22nd!! That is TOO close to his arrival. So I am calling today to see exactly what that means.... I really don't want to have to cancel the order! 
  • I also ordered his baby book from etsy, RUBY LOVE. I am so excited about it and will post pictures when it arrives! 
  • We got some baskets and a few goodies for little man's room this weekend!
  • I FINALLY got my camera ordered! It should be here tomorrow! Nikon D3100, so I will be able to capture memories and finally take pics of our home to share!
  • I also ordered a few items and used a promo code from PARENTING magazine and only had to pay shipping! I new it was too good to be true but it worked! I ordered a car seat canopy, nursing cover, and  sling for when he's a little older. If you would like the promo codes let me know:)
  • Got a few things marked off my LOOONG never ending list!! 

This is the best Easter picture we captured...

Baby boy made his first Easter load from MIMI!
She found the cutest outfits and can't wait to put him in!!
Thank you MIMI!:)

Hope you had a BLESSED Easter!

April 5, 2012

Gender Reveal w/ My Students

 My students have been very interested in how big the baby currently is, how much he weighs, and most of all if it was a BOY or GIRL... I knew I had to do something special to reveal the news.

We started the morning creating a bar graph using pink and blue sticky notes. They were able to choose and write their name on it.
 BOY= 13     GIRL=9

I had them turn around and hold it behind their backs because I KNEW I would have some peekers here!



BOY, BOY, BOY!
Most were excited, some of my girls said "AW MAN! I wanted a girl!"
It was all ok though when they were able to eat a not only the BLUE peep but the PINK peeps too! 


 Hope you are having a BLESSED Thursday! 
(ONLY ONE MORE DAY;)

April 4, 2012

19 Week Bumpdate!

 18 Weeks and 4 days




18 Weeks and 5 Days


19 Weeks

How Far Along? 19 Weeks and 5 days
 Size of Baby P? Large Heirloom Tomato (Just over 6 inches)
This week's major developments:
Your baby's sensory development is exploding! Her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Some research suggests that she may be able to hear your voice now, so don't be shy about reading aloud, talking to her, or singing a happy tune if the mood strikes you.
Your baby weighs about 8 1/2 ounces and measures 6 inches, head to bottom — about the size of a large heirloom tomato. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. Her kidneys continue to make urine and the hair on her scalp is sprouting. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin to prevent it from pickling in the amniotic fluid.
(from www.babycenter.com)


Maternity Clothes? All maternity pants, I am still wearing my regular shirts but also maternity shirts.
 Weight Gain? At my 19 week appointment I have gained 11 pounds since my 6 weeks appointment. She assured me I am right on track!
Stretch Marks/belly button? None but my belly button is half in half out...
Gender? Bring on the dirt, football, and four-wheelers!! It's a knucklehead little BOY!!
Sleep?Still waking up often to go to the restroom... Also waking up for about an hour to 3 hours in the middle of the night. Guess that's my body preparing me for mommyhood!
Food Cravings?Nothing really sounds great to me anymore... making decisions to go out to eat is getting harder. AND the thought of Firebird's makes me want to puke! Crazy, I know.... Makes me a little sad:(
What I Miss? Nothing, SO FAR I love being pregnant! 
What I am loving? My growing belly and calling the baby a HE now, instead of IT!
Movement? We have a little wiggle worm! At night I can feel him ALOT! And Lee even got to feel him Saturday night (3/31/12) I can explain some movements at flutters, a twitching eye, gentle taps, but they are now getting a little stronger. He moves mostly when I eat and when I lay down at night!
Best Moment(s) of the Week and other random updates? 
  • Going to the doctor on March 26th to see our little man in action. He was very cooperative and everything looked great! He is even measuring a little ahead at 10 ounces instead of 8! (Side note: I was 10 pounds 5 ounces when born and Lee was 9 pounds 3 ounces when born. So we have been warned!:) His heart rate was still quickly beating at 161 bpm. He gave us some great shots! It was the most exciting day! I will never forget how hard my heart was pounding as she was looking all around and said, "Ok, yall ready?!" I don't know why you get so anxious but I was so anxious! I never want to forget Lee's face when we found out it was a BOY! He is usually very reserved and stands back at appointments, but this time he was right in front of the screen asking question and question!
  • We also went Saturday (3/31/12) to register at BUYBUYBABY and Babies R'Us! It was SO much fun picking out everything! Lee of course was in charge of the scanner. Mimi and Aunt Lynie had to join us to help with decisions! I get overwhelmed easily at things like this, so having them there as support is always great! Our first baby shower is May 5th! 
  • I have really been looking at cribs and other necessities for his room. Hopefully ordering the bed this week sometime! For the record, there IS cute boy stuff you just have to dig a little harder!;) I am ready to get our next project started! 
  • Over spring break we didn't end up going on our trip but we got SOO much done to our house! It worked out great. We got our back yard sodded and pretty plants planted! The outdoor furniture ordered, delivered, and decor bought to complete the covered deck! My new curtains hung in the master bedroom. A bench for the front of our bed. A rug for the keeping room. And many more projects complete that needed to be done before our baby boy comes! We have a couple of things left on the list but NOW MOST OF THE FOCUS IS ON HIM!
  • I need to get his baby book ordered, anyone have suggestions on where I can find a unique one feel free to let me know! 

**Sorry such a long post:)**



Have a BLESSED day!

April 3, 2012

Gender Reveal Party 3/26/2012

 The Preparation:


As you will see, we went with an EASTER theme.

Supplies needed to make it happen....

Preparing the bulletin board for guest to make their predictions!!



 It was funny because every time we held up Camden a boy or girl option he always "chose" GIRL... I think he wanted to be the only boy around :)


Our reveal plan was to put a PINK or BLUE Peep in an egg, have everyone close their eyes, and open at once.... :)





 The Decorations:







As everyone entered they had to make their predictions...





Final Outcome on the predictions:
BOY: 10
GIRL: 11

SOME of The Winners!

SOME OF The Losers;)

The Reveal!:

As you can see BLUE PEEP IT IS!!





 Their Reactions...

Look at those little nosey rosies!

They are suppose to have their eyes closed... they couldn't stand it! 
Look at all the peekers!





I think the following pictures explain themselves:)







AND our plan worked perfectly!


Of course, The mini-Photoshoot Afterward:






Mommy and Aunt Lynie already bragging on our little man:




If you look closely, he is flexing and giving a thumbs up in the right picture (I'M IN TROUBLE;)



This was seriously one of the most exciting days of my life! Seeing his healthy heart and spine, little hands & feet just a moving, was the best feeling in the world! He was not a shy little guy and we knew within minutes what we were having. Lee was so into it and I will never forget the smile on his face when they she said, "Yall were right, it's a boy!" We are so blessed and thank God everyday for choosing us to be the parents of this little angel.
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