Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Weeks 16 and Ultrasound Story

Sorry everyone, I went on a little hiatus last week and totally forgot to update for Week 16.  Lets just say it was not as eventful as I had hoped it would be. I'll explain more below.

How far along are you: 16 weeks! (Today I am actually 17 weeks, I am a week behind)

Baby is the size of a(n):  Avocado.  Yummy

Total Weight Gain/ Loss: 5 pounds!

Stretch Marks: The same, and still using Mustella every night.  though I have noticed the very top of my belly and the right side of my belly is itchy a lot lately.  I'm just trying to stay moisturized as much as possible

Symptoms:  I got very sick last Wednesday again.  Mexican Food and Baby do not get along, though my mind keeps telling me different because I want it. All. The. Time.  I have also had really bad pain in my back and butt area.  After looking it up one night because I could hardly walk we found it is common in pregnancy. Its a pain in the butt- literally.  The sciatic nerve is in the lower part of your spine and the baby can shift and rest directly on this neve, causing severe pain.  Its mostly common in the 3rd trimester but after asking my OB about it, she said that it can happen at any time.  She also said, "it wont get better, but it wont get worse either."  Looks like something I will just have to deal with.

Sleep:  I feel as though some nights are great and others are HORRIBLE.  I am seriously thinking of investing in one of those Snoggle- magigie-pillows

Best Moments:  See our house completely painted on the outside and getting to see our little baby again... 3 times!! (More on that.)  I also got to spend the morning with my sweet niece and nephew.  They are getting so big.  It makes me sad.

Miss Anything:  A descent's night sleep and not feeling like an old lady.  This sciatic pain in my butt is truly awful.  If I get up too fast or bend over the wrong way... shooting pain throughout my body.  My poor husband he just gets to hear me yell profanities until it goes away.

Have you started to show:  Oh Yea!

Baby Is A? :  Ha-ha, we still don't know.  So much for our gender reveal party.

Belly Button In or Out:  Still in, but I can feel everything in my mid section tightening, even the hubby commented this week on how my belly is finally really starting to show and how "round" it looks.  Thanks Babe!

Wedding Rings On or Off:  On, I am really hoping I can wear it the whole pregnancy.

Feeling Happy or Moody:  Happy though, I do have a mood swing here and there when people annoy me.  It tends to happen more at work than anything and I really try to keep it in check, but sometimes its hard. 

Cravings:  Mexican food, until I threw it all up! 

Looking forward to:  Packing this weekend and getting a little bit of rest.  Hopefully finding out next week what our little gummy bear is.  And feeling baby start to kick.  I really think sometimes I feel him/ her in there but then I am not so sure.  I try to lie as still as I can and hold my hand over my lower tummy in hopes to feel something.  No luck yet though.

Goals this week:  I have an order I need to finish and hitting the gym with the hubs. So far we are 2 for 2 this week.  We shall see how it goes!!

So I had my appointment last Wednesday in hopes to find out what we were having and to let all of our family and friends know at our much anticipated gender reveal party we had planned for the following Saturday.  Little did I know is that baby was not having it!!

We first had our ultrasound followed by my monthly check up.  After about 10 minutes of the ultrasound technician prodding my belly she could not get the baby to move enough to see what it was.  She had me flip from side to side several times and poked her fingers around my belly while she waived her magic wand around and nothing.  She said she had only had one other time that this had happened.  She was determined to find out what it was for us.  So we went on to my OB apt and she asked us to wait afterwards and she would see us again.

About 30 min later she called us back in and I laid out on the table while Aaron watched on and..... nothing.  Baby was still in the same spot.  Facing my back, legs tucked and curled.  Moving to a minimum.  Aaron and I were sure it was going to work.  We even had a mini pep talk with baby while waiting for the Dr.

Aaron:  "if you don't show yourself, I am taking away one of your birthday presents!"

Me:  "Please show us what you are.  Momma really wants to eat some cake Saturday.  Better yet, if you show yourself now, I will eat an extra piece just for you!!"

I think we need a little work on our pep talks.  They didn't work.  I almost even considered doing a head stand or some cartwheels.  But I felt that 1- the people in the waiting room would look at me like I was crazy and 2- I was in a dress.

So after another 30 minutes she called us back in and same thing.  She poked and prodded had me roll over 50 times to see if we could "piss" the baby off.   But still, it didn't work.  I guess we either have a very stubborn one on our hands or a very calm, cool collected child that just doesn't care if you mess with him/her or not.

Needless to say.  I am set, I am 100% sure this child is a girl.  She is her mothers daughter and stubborn, yet ladylike at the same time.  She just didn't want anyone to see her goodies.  I know if its a boy and Aaron's son.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Exterior Paint...Check!

When we arrived at the house Friday after work we honestly weren't expecting anything to be done.

Lo and behold the painters were just pulling out of the driveway.  That's right folks, we are in the painting stage!  It appears they had just started that day.  A rough outside coat was put on and some of the trim on the front porch beams.  Nonetheless, I love it.  I am so happy with the color we chose.

And you know what that means?  We had to go buy our paint for the shutters and doors.  If you remember this post you'll know what I am talking about. 

We decided to go with Behr's Aqua Smoke 470E-3. And yes, its almost the exact same color as my Kitchen Aid Mixer, (obsessed much?)
Hopefully in the weeks to come the paint will be done and I can decide if we chose well or made a mistake. I am no decorator so I always fear the worst!!

So tell me what you think, did we choose well or do you think this exterior paint job will be a total fail??

Thursday, June 13, 2013

If these Walls Could Talk....

Now that the frame and siding are all done we got to see the house truly start to transform from within.  First all the beams were put up to separate each room where there will soon be walls.

Kitchen area where stove top will go, then stone will cover the archway, behind the wall is our laundry room

Laundry room looking at custom add on for dogie room

Shower in Master Bath

Soaking Tub in Master Bath (I cannot wait to get in this thing!!)
After that the insulation went up and had to dry a few days.


Sheet Rock was delivered!

And then two days later we had walls- Friday June 7th.

Oh my gosh, its looking like a house people!!!

Isn't it amazing to see a home truly become a home before your eyes.

I can't wait to see what they have done by this weekend.  I am thinking maybe texture and paint.  Maybe.... I guess we'll find out soon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Foundation and Frame Updates

Gosh, I haven't posted anything on the house since we found out about our sweet bundle of joy we are expecting.  Lots has happened with its progress this month.  I can't even remember week by week what has been done so I will simply let the pictures do the talking again.  I think  its just easier that way!!!

Here are pictures of the foundation and then frame going up. Approximately May 1- May 10th.

Foundation Poured approx April 30th

Frame just appeared our next visit out, Approx May 6th

Went out a few days later and we had a roof!!

The inside, fireplace with built ins.
I of course had to mark our home right away, right on the mantle.  50 years from now it'll still be there.

15 Weeks!!

How Far Along: 15 weeks and 1 day today!

Baby is the size of an Orange

Total Weight Gain/ Loss: Looks like I am down a pound from last week.  Total weight gain of 3 pounds now

Stretch Marks: The same, and still using Mustella every night.

Symptoms:  This week I have felt great!! 

Sleep:  Pretty well, last night was a bit restless but I did stay up til midnight watching Safe Haven so that just might have to do with it!  I have noticed too I am not getting up near as often to go pee.  Happy Dance!!!

Best Moments:  This week has been pretty laid back. I would say the best moments were spending time with my cousin Diane and talking to her and my sister about their birth stories. 

Also, keeping my sweet niece over night for the first time.  She is such a sweet snugly baby. I could love on her all day long!! 

And our house has walls!! So that is pretty awesome!

Miss Anything:  Ice cream!!  I ate it last week after lunch and had the worst stomach ache after that.  Baby doesn't like it I suppose.  That or anything sweet. 

Have you started to show:  Yup!!

Baby Is A? :  We find out next week!!!

Belly Button In or Out:  Still in!  But my stomach is getting harder by the day!

Wedding Rings On or Off:  On, and I got it cleaned on Sunday, looks so much better!!

Feeling Happy or Moody:  Happy for sure!!

Cravings:  Boneless Buffalo Chicken Wings, I think I ate them 4 times this week so far!!

Looking forward to:  Relaxing this weekend and finishing up a few things for our gender reveal party next weekend.

Goals this week:  Keep up with the laundry and go to the gym a couple times

Friday, June 7, 2013

14 Weeks!!

How Far Along: 14 weeks and 3 days today

Baby is the Size of a Lemon

Total Weight Gain/ Loss:  I am up 4 pounds now

Maternity Clothes:  Yes!  Pretty much wear them full time now.  I love my yoga pants when I get home from work and live in my Capri's that my step mom bought me for work. 

Stretch Marks:  None on the belly just the couple on my breast area.  Still using Mustella every night.

Symptoms:  This week I would say my symptoms were pretty terrible. I flew to NY to be with my cousin and help her out for her wedding and it was on a farm.  Lets just say cows, manure, and different smelling cooked food don't mix well for this pregnant girl.  I couldn't really go anywhere without gagging.  It was a pretty rough 5 days.  Also, my feet have been swollen off and on the last few days.

Sleep: I think I have been sleeping rather well besides the one or two times I get up to go pee.

Best Moments:  This week I watched my little cousin get married and I finally go to see my hubby after 5 days being apart so seeing him again after those 5 days was so nice.  It was almost like him coming home from Iraq.  We hugged and kissed like teenagers for 2 days straight :)  Also, scheduling my gender ultra sound and hearing Baby Evans heart beat at my Dr. apt.  Its at about 160 bpm now. Oh, and I got to spend 5 whole days with my sweet niece. 

Miss Anything: nothing too terrible.

Have you started to show:  Most certainly. I feel like I look like I am 6 months pregnant now but we we'll see.

*In Baby Evans Future Room, 14 weeks and 1 day*

Baby is A:  Still don't know.  Just 2 more weeks til we find out what our little gummy bear is.

Belly Button In or Out?  In.

Wedding Rings on or Off:  On

Feeling Happy or Moody:  Happy! 

Looking Forward to:  Planning our Gender Reveal party and finding out what Baby Evans is.

Goals this week:  Trying to walk a little more and get our house cleaned/organized and packed for our move.