Friday, May 25, 2012

20 Week Bump Shot

I'm getting caught up on the baby bump shots! Below is the 20 week shot:

I have to tell on myself that I'm not wearing the same clothes as normal but I was just too lazy to change. And it's all black, so samesies. 

Hope you all have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

19 Weeks and Nursery Inspiration

Shocker, but I'm a little behind on my posting...below is my 19 week shot, even though I'll be 21 weeks this Thursday. Oops! 

Now that I'm at my 'half way mark,' I'm feeling some urgency to get started on the nursery, create a registry (which we did a couple of weekends ago), prepare for the arrival of our child, etc. So, some urgency but not too terribly much. 

So, without further ado, below is our inspiration board for Baby Wilson's gender neutral nursery!

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It is very colorful but the walls will be white wainscoting on bottom with light gray paint on the top so I think it will balance well. And, if it's a girl, we'll bring in a little more pink, and, if it's a boy, we'll bring in some more yellow and greens. And, to clarify, the baby picture will be a framed picture of Baby Wilson - not some other random baby. 

So, you like?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day and 18 Week Bump!

Hope that all the moms out there had a great Mother's Day yesterday! We had a pretty relaxing weekend, which included making a 'pallet' in the living room floor and having movie night on Friday and then DVR day on Saturday. So relaxing!

We also met up with my mom for an early dinner on Saturday to celebrate Mother's Day but baby brother, Patrick, had to work:
Someone needs a tan. Um, that would be me. 

My mom actually got me gifts this year which was really sweet. I got said gifts and read a card and then cried. That's another addition to the side effect list - I'm EXTREMELY emotional. Below is the short list of things that will make me cry at the drop of a hat:
  • Anything that talks about the bond of family, being a mother, the love for babies, etc. This one is pretty normal, I get it. 
  • Anyone who I think looks lonely or sad. This spirals into questions of 'Do they have a family?' 'Does someone love them?' 'Why does God bring people into this world to make them sad?'
  • Baby clothes.
  • Hearing about stories of disease, death, etc. This is normal too, I suppose. 
What gets me is the intensity of the crying. I can't just tear up anymore...I pretty much all-out cry - chest shaking, puckered lip, the whole shabang. Just another joy of pregnancy, I guess!

Also, another weekend accomplishment, we finally created our baby registry! It was pretty intense going through each aisle and seeing ALL of the stuff we need to be fully functional...and we even questioned some things - do we really need a bassinet and a Pack 'n Play? Probably not. And we obviously had to register for everything gender neutral, which wasn't really that hard! There were actually a lot of things that were cream with both pink and blue - which I'm a fan of. I know everyone says to just do yellow, but I have to confess that I am not a fan of that practice. A boy can deal with a little bit of pink, if that's the case, and a girl can deal with some blue. Easy enough. 

And, finally, here is the 18 week bump shot:

Until next time!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Weeks 16 and 17

Got sidetracked on the 'ole blog posting - oops! Anyway, that just means there is more progress to share!

Week 16 Pic:

Week 17 Pic:

Quite a difference from week 16 to 17!

I'm feeling pretty good for the most part! I'm very thankful to not feel exhausted anymore but holy back pain. It has come out of no where and even hurts when I lay down! 

Also, we could have found out the sex last week, but we are going to let that be a surprise! However, we did get a shot that makes me think this baby could be a girl! Check it out:
No idea why this is showing up upside down...

But as you can see, those are two legs and a random arm...and there doesn't appear to be any appendages between the legs. But, I'm no doctor so I guess we'll see in October!