March 17, 2011

Baby name reveal and pregnancy update


How far along? 21 weeks

Total weight gain/loss:
 Officially up 9 pounds...and I've also decided to stop looking at the numbers on the scale at my doctor appts from now on. 

Maternity clothes?  Pretty much exclusively at this point! Not to mention the "maternity shoes" that I now need because apparently when you're knocked up your feet get fatter too. 

Stretch marks?  None so far! I currently have 7 bottles of lotion/body butter on my night stand and I alternate every night.  So I guess if I make it through this without stretch marks I will never know which lotion helped..or if it's just in my genes! My Mom had 3 kids (and gained 50 pounds with all of us) and never got any...and if you really want to know, my Grandmother didn't get any either.  So there is hope!

Sleep: Is most definitely totally for sure getting worse.  I'm getting to the stage where I can't get comfortable and I get hot...I can't even imaging what it's going to be like when I'm the size of a whale and it's July. 
OMG KILL ME NOW!  


Best moment this week: Adam has finally felt her kick! He had his hand on my stomach and she kicked pretty hard.  He jerked his hand away and said,"Oh my Gosh!! You have a human inside of you!!!!!!"

Thank you, as if I didn't already know that Genius!  

Movement: All the time.  Mainly in the most inconvenient times of the day but I'm not going to complain too much about that!

Food cravings:  Fruit and cereal! Look at me, being all healthy and all! Oh, wait, yes.  Yes I did just devour a huge cheeseburger and bag of fries from Five Guys.  

Gender: Still a girl! Although I keep having these horrible thoughts of her maybe being a boy, like after all the clothes, bedding, dolls, and stuff that has been bought in pink.  

   
Labor Signs: None! 

Belly button in or out?  In for now.

What I miss: Being able to bend over without turning blue in the face.  I went to the shoe store last night and looked like the biggest freak trying to bend over and put shoes on.  I predict this is only going to get worse.   

What I am looking forward to: Three things:
1) Our 4-D ultrasound on April 14th
2) Spring Break to be over with so I don't cry while looking at everyone's beach pics. Jealousy doesn't even begin to cover it. 
3) April 9th because OH MY GOD I'M GOING TO THE BEACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Weekly Wisdom:  Just totally ignore other people's birth stories.  For example, one of my clients today said,"Oh my gosh, I would totally tell you what happened to me during labor but it would totally freak you out.  Like my epidural COMPLETELY wore off right before I started to push.".....I'm all, "I thought you weren't going to tell me..I WISH YOU DIDN'T TELL ME!" 
   

Milestones: 126 days to go! That sure does seem like a long time though!


Well, in other news a lot has happened! Most importantly though, behold...she has a name!

*Presley Grace*


What's even more impressive is that there wasn't even a knock-down-drag-out between Toasty and I about this! Naming this little meatball has been very difficult for me.  There weren't any names that either of us liked except for a select few.  Then, not only do you have to come up with & agree on a first name, but then you have to start thinking all over again and come up with a middle name.  At this point in time I was fresh out of being able to compromise so  it was pretty much whatever Adam wanted.  So Grace it is.  It has no personal significance to it, he just likes it.  The only counter-offer I had was Presley Danielle- for two reasons:
1) Danielle is my middle name
2) Her initials would be PDP and I could call her P-Dizzle.  Because I'm mature like that.

Anywho, in other news...not only does she have a name but she also has a bed to sleep in! Can I get an AMEN??

Turns out, I have the best family in the world and my Aunt LuLu & Melanie offered to buy her baby bed and dresser.  Seriously, like what did I do to deserve all this?!  My Mom and I made a trip to Babies R Us and found exactly what we need.  We got it ordered and they told us it would arrive in 7-14 business days, but tonight they called and said it was already in.  I am going to go pick it up on Monday!

 This is the bed, it looks black here but it's Espresso.  We wanted to keep it simple and it was on sale.  So there ya go...sold! It turns into a toddler bed and a full size bed also.
 We were going to get the longer dresser thingy that you can put a diaper changing pad on but it only had 3 drawers (with a little door/cabinet thing) but then opted for the chest of drawers.  It looks short in this picture but isn't short in real life.  I figured we Adam would most likely be changing diapers on the bed/couch/floor instead so this is what we got.  


Now the only thing we need is a rug, glider chair, and wall decor.  My best friends Mom is going to paint some canvases that matches Presleys bedding! I also want to get a hair bow holder, and a pretty mirror.

While in Birmingham my Mom and I went to BuyBuyBaby which, if you didn't know, is like Bed Bath & Beyond but better because it's all baby stuff! We seriously spent two hours in there! My Mom bought this for Pres and it's perfect!


Well, I had hoped to write more, but it's my bed time because someone has to work in the morning.  Why doesn't everyone get spring break? 

WWWWHHHHHYYYYYYYY???????????

4 comments:

  1. I stopped looking at the scale at the dr too! I would step on backwards so I didn't have to see the numbers. I figured if it got to be bad, they would tell me. {And they did!}
    Love the name...very cute!!

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  2. I don't think my mom had any stretch marks either, but I see myself doing pregnancy Kelly Ripa style. Ya know, getting as fat as possible... so I imagine this will take it's toll on my skin.

    You still look great! and crack me up!

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  3. You are so cute you almost make me wish I were pregnant again.. almost!

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  4. you are adorable!!!!!

    i gave you a blog award over at http://loveainslee.blogspot.com/2011/03/im-slacker.html

    have a great weekend

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