and so it begins…

and so it begins…

I guess the posts about the baby were bound to begin at some point, right?!  We’ve saw our little peanut about 7 weeks ago on an ultrasound and will get to see him/her again at the 20 week ultrasound in 3 weeks.  Our baby’s heartbeat is the sweetest sound I’ve ever  heard and I might tear up replaying that sound in mind.  Now that I’m about 4 weeks into the 2nd trimester, I’m feeling alot better and have tons more energy than I did in the first few months.  I think my only complaints right now would be the constant hunger (I’m like a bottomless pit!) and the backaches.  Other than that, I really feel pretty good.  I’m not sleeping very well at night, but I think I’m even adjusting to that.  I’ve started doing prenatal yoga which is awesome and walking at night with Matt and the dog once it has cooled off outside and it really feels nice to have the energy to be slightly active again.

We are taking the obligatory weekly pictures of my growing tummy, but I’m (obviously) not posting them every week. I think I’m still a little self-conscious about it because I think I just look like I need exercise and I’m not convinced that I actually look pregnant yet.  I’m running out of clothes to wear…haha.  I’m in that awkward in between stage where most maternity clothes are still too big, but my clothes are getting pretty tight.  Getting dressed sucks these days!

this was taken at the end of the 1st trimester.  If you know I’m pregnant, then its obvious, but if you don’t…I think I just look like I need to eat less!

We’ve started making plans for the baby’s room which has been lots of fun!  We found the baby bed (it’s been ordered) and my parents brought the chest down for us last weekend and we’re also going to refinish the chest that was mine and Jillie’s when we were little.  I think its all going to look really good.  My mom found the fabric (it’s khaki linen) to have the bedding made out of, so now I’ve got my eyes peeled for accent fabric for the bedding, curtains and decorative little pillows.  We’re also keeping our eyes open for a chair for the baby’s room.  I don’t want a normal looking nursery glider, I would really prefer something like an overstuffed chair (like something you’d find in your living room) that rocks or glides.  In a perfect world, I would be able to have it recovered and put it in the game room once we’re done rocking babies in it.  The only problem we’re finding is that chairs are OUTRAGEOUS!  So my task includes finding the chair, but at an affordable price!

Here’s the layout of the baby’s room…Matt is so skilled!

Speaking of stuff for baby, I knew the onslaught of baby gear was bound to start at some point, but we are well on our way to a nice collection of hand me downs from my family…and I’m sure there’s more to come!

We’ve gotten a few little pieces of clothing, mostly just onesies for those first few weeks, hats, socks, and even a few pair of shoes in case we have a baby boy.  We’ve also gotten some baby gear; changing pads, waterproof pads for the carseat, toys, and even an awesome jogging stroller that’s never been used.  My mom bought baby some books from the book fair at her school and my grandmother and aunts gave me some soft little “lovies” for baby to love on.  We’ve also received a swing, exersaucer, jumper seat, bumbo chair, and an activity mat for the floor.

my cousin gave us this swing that her brother’s twins used and then her little boy used and it looks brand new and works great!

little clothes and hats that were Ben & Jack’s!

In addition to great things for baby, I’ve also been quite fortunate to get tons of hand me down maternity clothes!  I know those will come in handy soon.

I’m so thankful for a family who already loves our little baby so much and is as excited as we are about this new little life!

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