Friday, April 29, 2011

Our Baby GIRL!

On Thursday, we got to see our baby daughter (yup, we're having a girl!). Ultrasounds are so cool. Even if it means holding your pee until it hurts. Worth it.

We thinks she's pretty cute.

Her cute little feet.

I've already bought fabric for her nursery and a pattern for her blessing dress which I'm going to make out of some leftover fabric from my wedding dress. We're getting so excited to meet our baby girl!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The past 20 weeks have gone by surprisingly fast. The 2 1/2 months of vomiting seemed to really drag on, but I can't believe I'm already halfway done being pregnant (theoretically). I'll post a picture soon.

Most of my jeans still fit but my shirts are getting pretty tight. I'm looking more pregnant than just chubby. Last Saturday, Adam and I went for our usual morning swim. Partway through my breaststroke set, I felt Baby Kay. I stopped Adam to tell him. He was excited and wanted to feel it. But it's too soon for that. So far, that's the only time I have definitely felt our baby move. It's pretty exciting.

We also spent part of the weekend working on the nursery. Our townhome is pretty big. The baby's room hasn't really gotten much use or attention. It currently houses an electric organ (think old lady's house) which my mom's friend gave us. We are planning to get rid of it. If you know anyone who wants an organ, they can have ours for free. Otherwise, it's going to the DI toot sweet. It's time to make room for baby furniture. We also were keeping our winter stuff, ski gear, and some camping stuff in Baby Kay's closet. That all got sorted out and some was sent to the basement in totes.

We are keeping a long list of baby names on a white board in our kitchen. Our favorites change in and out so fast. It's kind of unnerving. Hopefully when we meet our baby, we'll know what name to go with.

I have an ultrasound and an appointment on Thursday and I'm sure I'll have more to blog about at that point. For now, here's to hoping the next 20 weeks go by quickly and smoothly.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Break

I'm a little late on blogging about what else is new.

We went to California with Brittany and Kody. It was pretty much the worst trip ever. Ok it wasn't. Luckily we have good friends because we did not have good weather. Seriously, the weather was ridiculous. But I think we did a good job making the most of it.

We stayed in Santa Barbara with Brittany's grandma for 3 days. On the last day, the weather was good enough to get out. So we checked out Solvang and the beach.

Then we drove to San Francisco where we stayed for 3 days. We drove up the coast, rather than the fast way. Bad idea for a car sick preggo. I got sick. Shocker. So we found our way back to the main freeway and took that the rest of the way.

We only got a few hours of good weather in San Francisco. This was spent in China Town. We were kinda hijacked by a guy named, Jackie Chan Number Two. He made us follow him around and told us bizzare stories. It was pretty sweet. Then we got sick of him and ditched him at a store.

We drove to the bay bridge in crazy, hard rain. We got out just long enough to get a picture, and ran back to the car. Another car load of people applauded our speed.

We went to the park and to the seven sisters which is supposed to be the street the Full House house is on. I can't guarantee that we saw it, but it's a possibility. We also got to look at Alcatraz from afar, since we couldn't go take the tour...crappy rain.

We drove home over Donner's Pass past Lake Tahoe. I-80 was closed and we had to wait a few hours. We also had to purchase snow chains. Now, we are awesome at putting them on and taking them off though. We were even offered money for our services (I didn't feel good about taking it though). While I used the restroom on the east of Lake Tahoe. The others managed to sell our chains and even made a tiny profit. We stopped in Reno to eat a whole bunch of food. Adam ate his weight in crab and prime rib at a buffet. Then we drove on. I had the misfortune of vomiting in the rain standing barefoot in mud. That was a real low point for me. The drive was about 21 hours long. We got home at 7 am. That last bit was really crappy but it was worth it to get to sleep in our own beds. Home sweet home. It was a cold, wet, driving packed trip. Frankly, it was kind of a disappointment. But luckily we were there with good sports and we managed to have a really good time in the record breaking, flood causing torrential rain that was our Spring Break.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hooded Lion Towel

I made this cute hooded towel for Baby Kay. I think this turned out pretty cute. If you want to give it a try, you can check out the tutorial at This & That Creative. The tutorial might be a little hard to follow (because I wrote it) so if you do try it and have questions, let me know. I'm happy to help.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Glider or Armchair?

Which one's better for a nursery? Thoughts? I've heard some people can't live without their gliders, yet some people hate them.

I kind of think the armchair is a little cuter and likely more comfortable but it's stationary.

What did you use? What do you think? Just curious.