Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Nursery Progress 9-24-10

Here is a quick tour of the nursery thus far...it looks a little empty, but I am so glad that the big furniture is finally all put together!! I can't wait to start adding personal touches now!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Over half way there!

Things are moving a lot faster since school started. I feel like from 17-22 weeks just flew by! The weeks were going by very slow during the summer. Starting about week 20 I really started to show. I feel like the past 3-4 days I have gotten even bigger!! I am LOVING my baby bump right now...just little and cute...don't know how long it will last before I start getting huge, swollen & miserable, but right now I am just happy in the moment! I borrowed some adorable maternity clothes from another pre-k teacher in my county and they are really showing off my belly. I am very grateful for Kerri & Jessica for sharing their clothes with me! They are being put to good use & saving me a lot of money! I went to Kohl's and bought 2 plain shirts and spent over 40 dollars! I am a thrifty shopper & like to find things on sale...better yet CLEARANCE!! LOL

I was pumped to get the wall decal for Bentley's nursery in the mail yesterday! It is chocolate brown with his initials...it looks very fancy and swirly and his initials are very pretty together. It is going to go above his crib. I'm planning on getting my friend Bonnie to come over and help me hang it because she has done it before!! My friend Stacy & I are going to Studio on Third Avenue to paint a picture that I am going to hang in his nursery. It is baby blue with a chocolate brown tree branch and a little birdy sitting on it. It looks very very sweet and I'm happy that he will have something painted by his mommy to hang in his room. :)

I still haven't felt him move yet. Supposedly, you can start to feel them around 20 weeks. I don't know if maybe I just don't know what to expect or if he is just too small. A friend told me to try laying on my tummy to see if I can feel him but I tried last night and nothing! I'm gonna keep trying though. I am bound to feel something soon! I'll be 23 weeks on Tuesday.

I am getting excited about showers coming up in the next few months. I have one shower in October at Steve's work, three in November, one at school, one my friend Jenna is throwing outside of school, and one in Greenville that my family is throwing, and then one in December that my mom's friends are throwing for me!! I feel very blessed to know so many caring people. I can't wait!!! Bentley is going to be very spoiled!! I was always spoiled as a child, but I don't feel like I was ever a brat....hopefully I wasn't :) There are two kinds of spoiled...bratty rotten spoiled & sweet spoiled. I sure hope Bentley is sweet spoiled!! :) I think I have learned a lot teaching pre-k about how I want to raise my kids & disciplining. Steve is going to be great too. He is great at teaching, training, and disciplining our dog...that sounds crazy but I think it's just a glimpse of how he will be as a daddy teaching his child. I love him so much! Sometimes I just get teary-eyed thinking about us being parents together and I'm so thankful that he gave me this miracle that is inside me right now.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

21 Weeks

*I am obsessed with Reese's Puff cereal!
*I have gained like 8 lbs. and I am showing for sure! Some pants won't button..I've been using belly bands on some of my old pants :)
*I have had a horrible cold that will not go away...I wonder if Bentley can feel me coughing so hard?? Probably not :)
*Mama & Aunt Susie bought me some cute stuff at Belk's that was on sale...love it all!
*I went to an upscale consignment sale and got some sweet stuff. I also bought 2 darling outfits from Kimberly Ray, a teacher & friend at my school.
*Steve & I used the prenatal listener that Jenna got me...we think we heard the heartbeat, but not 100% sure!
*We had company last weekend...they have a 7 month old named Colt so I got some mommy practice and he was just the sweetest angel!
*Hopefully Steve & I can start working on putting the hutch together this weekend...I can't wait.
*I bought Bentley 4 more Disney movies...bought boy movies this time since I knew I was having a boy...last time I got princess movies:-) I bought Cars, Dumbo, Monsters Inc., and Peter Pan.
*I go back to the dr. in 3 weeks to take the glucose test for gestational diabetes...hopefully it will be negative
*I went back to Zumba last week and did really well...only bad thing is I haven't been back! I need to get my exercise on! Maybe when it cools off :)
*My cousin Lauren just found out she is pregnant...her baby will be due in May...SO EXCITED that our babies will be close in age and can play together!
*I have 1 shower already scheduled in October and 3 showers scheduled in November...I can't wait!
*I bought 2 maternity tops at Kohl's...maternity clothes aren't cheap!!! Luckily I have some good friends that have helped out with that! :)
*I can't believe I'm over half way there...it's been so easy so far and I'm looking forward to the next couple of months while my belly grows (probably gonna be ready to get rid of my belly come Thanksgiving)