27 February, 2010

18 Weeks and a Sweet Tooth

It seems like these past few weeks I have been craving sweets!   I came across the new Hershey's Bliss in white chocolate last week in Wal-Mart, and they are just that...pure Bliss!  As soon as you put it in your mouth, the chocolate starts to melt all at once, and it is soooo good!  I can't describe how I feel when I eat this chocolate except I. Am. In. Heaven!  It really is the best white chocolate I have ever eaten!  At first I started to shy away from it, since it is about $4.00 for 8 1/2 ounces, but I am so glad I bought it!  I am also glad that Easter is around the corner because the candy aisle in Wal-Mart has become my best friend!  Snickers eggs, Reese eggs, Starburst jelly beans, you name it...I have eaten them all in the past few weeks!  

So, Wednesday is the big day when we find out what Baby H is, and we are curious to see what everyone thinks the baby is.  Most of my side with a few exceptions think it's a girl, and so do Wade and I.  I have always thought I would have all girls, and I just couldn't see myself with a boy.  However, I would love to have a boy first and then a girl so he can look after his little sister!     

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 18W1D
Total Weight Gain/Loss: we will see Wednesday!  
Maternity Clothes: I have a few pairs of jeans and they are so comfortable! 
Best Moment this week:  feeling Baby H move!  It is the best feeling in the world!  
Gender: we will find out Wednesday
Movement: yes, and it is amazing!
Food Craving: anything sweet!  
What I miss: cold turkey sandwiches and sleeping on my stomach!
Sleep: Wish I could get more of it!  My left hip has been killing me, and I am constantly waking up and catch myself sleeping on my back!
What I am looking forward to: Wednesday!
Belly Button: In for now!
Symptoms: left hip pain and low back pain

24 February, 2010


I don’t know how the time has been getting away from me, but it seems just yesterday I was posting my 16th week, and I am now almost 18 weeks!  Originally, we were supposed to find out on March 9 what we were having, but due to some scheduling conflicts with a trial I have going on at work, I had to change my appointment and luckily, they could fit me in a week earlier!  We will find out next Wednesday, March 3 what we are having, and I am so excited I can barely sleep just thinking that next week I can start buying pink or blue!  My good friends, Drew and Mandy, just found out they are having twin girls, and I am so excited for them!  Maybe we’ll have a boy so that way one of the girls will have a prom date for sure! ;)  Wade tells me for our bank account’s sake, we need to have a boy! Ha! Here are a few pics that my dear husband took tonight.  I really don’t think I look this big, but I guess certain clothes make me look like I am 8 months pregnant!  I am anxious to see how much weight I’ve gained since 3 weeks ago, I still have yet to gain a pound!  Sorry for the tired and no make up look, but it was a rough day at work, and I am very very sleepy!



I will be back for my 18th week post in a few days! :)  

16 February, 2010

Crib Bedding

On March 9 we will find out what Baby House is, and I can’t wait!  I have been looking online at crib bedding and cribs, and these are a few of my favorites for a boy and girl. 

Bonavita Sheffield crib   Source

So far, this is the crib I plan on having my mom purchase for us.  Either in the black or the espresso (for the last boy bedding option) depending on the sex of the baby.

Shannan bedding Source

This is my first choice for the girl bedding except I will add a 3” pink border to the bottom of the skirt.  Her name will be monogrammed in the white portion of the bumper.  It is very cute and playful.  I love it!

Delaney crib bedding    Source

This is my second choice for the girl bedding.  I will have the name monogrammed in the pink portion of the bumper.  It is so chic, and I am just in love with it! 

caden lane crib bedding  Source

Looks like I have too many choices for girl bedding!  I love how luxurious this fabric is and will go beautifully with the black crib I plan on getting.  I must say I have been looking at mostly girl items!  I have always dreamt of having a mini me to dress up and spoil rotten!  :)

toile and stripes crib bedding

This is my first choice for the boy bedding.  I couldn’t find a bigger picture.  It is black and white toile, stripes and gingham.  I just adore the pom fringe on the skirt!

Sweet Pea Giraffe bedding   Source

I love how fun this bedding is!  The colors are perfect, and I just love it!  I would add a 3” chocolate brown border to the bottom of the skirt.  If I end up getting this bedding, I will order the espresso crib.

Happy Mardi Gras to all of my Louisiana friends!  Laissez les bon temps roulez!  I have enjoyed my day off work even though I had to go grocery shopping and do laundry! :)  I have to take my banana nut bread out of the oven before it burns!

14 February, 2010

Week 16

I think this past week has been my best week so far!  All of a sudden I had a burst of energy and began cooking and cleaning again!  Poor Wade had gotten used to eating sandwiches and fast food for supper! :)  My doctor's appointment went great.  I still have not gained a pound, but she said I may gain only 15 pounds the entire time!  She said every woman gains weight differently, and I am one of the lucky ones, and this should not affect the baby.  She did tell me to try and eat more which I don't have a problem with since I have my appetite back.  I have been cramping lately, so to be on the safe side, I had a cervical ultrasound which came back fine.  My doctor wanted to make sure I wasn't contracting or anything.  I tried to convince the ultrasound tech to take a peek and let us know the gender, but there were like 6 ladies ahead of me, and they were backed up.  I was a little upset but we will find out on March 9, and I cannot wait!  It will be so exciting to finally start calling the baby by his/her name and to start shopping!!!  

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 16 weeks 2 days
Total Weight Gain/Loss: still zero
Maternity Clothes: I have a few pairs of jeans and they are sooo comfortable! 
Best Moment this week:  scheduling our ultrasound for March 9 to find out the sex!
Gender: we will find out soon!
Movement: not yet
Food Craving: peanut butter and fruit
What I miss: cold turkey sandwiches and sleeping on my stomach!
Sleep: Wish I could get more of it!  These potty breaks are killing me! ;)
What I am looking forward to: March 9!
Belly Button: In, and I hope it stays that way! 
Symptoms: None

06 February, 2010

Week 15 and feeling great!

Wow, I cannot believe I am fifteen weeks already!  It has been two weeks since I last posted due mainly to extreme exhaustion and nausea.  Last weekend I had a migraine that lasted for three days, and I don't think I have ever felt any worse!  I am always on the go, so to be lying on the couch for three days straight was a killer for me.  I had planned to go to New Orleans for my cousin's baby shower and go shopping so my weekend was ruined!  I was fine on Monday so I did go to work, and I have been feeling great ever since!   I am so glad to have my energy and appetite back, and I even think I may have gained a pound from all the ice cream and chips I've been eating!  This whole eating and holding down food thing is new to me, so I have not gained a pound since I have been pregnant.  I actually weight seven pounds less than before I was pregnant!  I can't wait to go to the doctor on Tuesday to see if I've gained any weight (is it bad that I want to gain weight?!)...I know if I haven't, I am going to be in trouble this time!

                              Pregnancy Highlights

Total Weight Gain/Loss: none so far…we will see when I go to the doctor on Tuesday because my belly sure has been growing! :)
Maternity Clothes: a few pairs of pants and they are great!
Best Moment this week: Making it this far!
Gender: We will find out not this Tuesday but my next appointment!
Movement: none yet
Food Craving: chips, fruit
What I miss: A medium rare steak from Outback and cold turkey sandwiches!
What I am looking forward to: finding out the first of March if it’s a boy or a girl!
Symptoms: low back pain