Friday, August 28, 2009

Fun stuff

Saturday I went to Shiner all by my lonesome for Jamie's shower. Mom and Jamie ended up being in Victoria when I got in, so it was me and the boys all day. (Dad, Jaace, Junior, and Matt) Which means you either lay around and watch TV all day, ride the mule, look at cows, or other boy stuff that didn't interest me. Unfortunately the pool is having issues so I opted for resting on the couch and watching The Suite Life with Matt for several hours.

When Mom and Jamie got home, I started talking to Mom about the baby bed we had picked out since day 1 of baby bed shopping. I pulled up the website and much to my surprise they were offering "Vacation from Taxation" on all baby stuff at Baby's 1st Furniture. I immediately called Nick and told him that Sunday we were headed to Houston to make the purchase. After several text messages from cousin Abby, I knew that this bed was completely fine for a boy or girl. We plan on using the bed for at least 2 or 3 babies so it will be a while until it is used as a full-size bed, if ever. If we end up with 3 boys, the baby bed will go into storage. We looked at sooooo many beds and we both ended up coming back to this one. We have another 3-5 weeks until it comes....I can hardly stand the wait! Nick's mom also was in love with it when we showed her the in love with it that she bought it for our babies! Wowwwwwwwww!!! I've said this a million times, but I have the best family and I married into an amazing family as well. Thank you soooo much, Grammy and Popsy!! ;) Last night Grammy gave us a pair of pink Wrangler's diaper cover. If it's a girl, she will be super cute in them when we take her to the Houston Livestock Show next year. Nick already has his eyes set on boots for a boy and a girl. She is already set with a pink, sparkly Daddy's Princess paci, rhinestone ballerina shoes, and so much more. No worries though, because if it's a boy he is set with the cutest Janie and Jack sportscoat, several button down shirts, cowboy onesies, etc. I've got pictures of this chaos that I'll download sooner or later.

Have a great weekend! We are headed to Shiner tonight. Nick is pumped about Jaace's steer tag-in tomorrow morning. We have 2 weddings Saturday and a wedding shower Sunday morning. So much to do on weekends, so little time!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Baby beds

I never would have thought that picking out baby beds is as hard as picking out baby names...boy names anyway! We have made several trips to Baby's 1st Furniture and a trip to USA Baby, among lots of browsing online.

We found one at Baby's 1st that we LOVE! It's a bit princess-ish, but I also say that it can pass for a little prince bed with the right bedding. We also love the bed because it has lots of detail and seems like an antique. I love a white or ivory baby bed...seems more innocent and baby-like to me. Nick seems to agree with that, especially since we already have a huge ivory Pottery Barn armoire that I'm not parting with anytime soon. The only dilemma is spending $800 on it! Jeez....I had no idea baby beds were so expensive. We're pretty much sold on it though since it does convert to a full size bed ANDDDDD because the one that we liked at USA Baby was just a tiny bit cheaper, but not nearly THE bed., I need your help. I couldn't get the picture big enough for my blog.
This link should work...let me know if you think it could be a boy bed too. Of course, this will be a bed we will use for another baby or two.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another doctor's visit down!

Yesterday we had a regular check-up. Weight, blood pressure, and heartbeat. I can't wait until the day that we have an UNstressful appointment, which doesn't look like it will EVER be in our future. Our nurse, Angela, did the weight, bp, and then it was time for the heartbeat. She was having lots of trouble finding it with the first doppler because it was very static-y. She went and got an old dinosaur one and within a few seconds she found the heartbeat. It just scared us because she was not finding it with the other one. When she found the heartbeat, the baby would quickly move and she would have to find it in another spot. As she pointed out, baby is bouncing around all over the place. That's a great thing, but Lord, please don't give us a hyperactive child. :)

We waited (for quite a long time, which is unusual) for Dr. Cone to come and do his visit with us. We chatted for a little while and then he told us that my blood pressure is going to be an issue. WHAT?? I've never been told anything about my blood pressure ANY doctor I went to. He said that it is a genetic issue since I have it so early and that your blood pressure goes up anyways during pregnancy so they have to monitor it closely so that they will be able to tell if they will need to induce pregnancy early. Just what I needed to hear!!! When you try to keep stress OUT of your life, it seems that's all that you are dealt. I very rarely had stress before this past year! Jeez! Anyway, Dr. Cone is an awesome doctor and made me feel very at ease with everything. There is no doubt in my mind that he will take care of all of us.

None of this surprises me though. Why, you ask. Well, a few years ago Jennifer Pekar and I went to a palm reader because we were bored in San Marcos. Usually I would think it is all a hoax, but this lady obviously hit the nail on the head more than one time. Nick and I had been dating for a few months at this point, and she said that I was in a very long, bad relationship and then I would have one shorter one then marriage. TRUE! She also said that I would have 3 children and that all of the pregnancies would be tough. She couldn't tell me exactly what would be "rough." She said that it could be anything like bed rest, etc. While we were leaving the doctor's office, I thought about this right away. Right as we got out of the door, Nick said, "Remember what that palm reader told you?" Crazy that he remembered too.

There's no doubt that everything will be fine, but it just scares ya. I'm really thinking we might adopt our next child. ;)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

15 Weeks and Counting....

I'm definitely not sad that the time is going by quickly...I'm so ready to meet this little guy/girl. I think I'm finally getting over the days of morning sickness. It still comes and goes and I still dry-heave while brushing my teeth.

Nick and I are constantly having discussions about whether it is a boy or a girl. He has been calling it her name for a few weeks now. Neither one of us cares what it is, as long as it is healthy, but it's fun to guess! I know he would love to have a boy, but deep down, I think he wants a Daddy's girl. Either one will be perfect for me, but the poor baby if it's a boy...there is very little cute boy clothing out there.

~If you have acne while pregnant, it’s a girl. It’s thought that acne during pregnancy is caused by the extra hormones.

~The Mayan tale adds the mothers age at conception and the year of conception. If the result is a even number then mom is having a girl. If the result is an odd number then a boy is on the way! According to this, we are having a girl.

~People believe that if you are craving salty foods while pregnant, you can count on having a boy. If you crave sweets, fruit, and orange juice, you are having a little girl. *All I want to eat are sweets!

~The Chinese Gender Chart claims to have an accuracy rate of over 90%. It is based on how old the mother is at conception and the month that she conceived. This tale tells me that I’ve having a girl.

~Basically you are having a girl if your beauty disappears during pregnancy. It is said that the girl “steals” the mother’s beauty. If you think that pregnancy has never made you look more beautiful, you might just be having a little boy. -I feel like I look horrible, even when I dress up and put makeup on!

~If you have dreams that you are having a boy, you will have a girl. If you dream about having a girl, it will be a boy. Dreams show the opposite of what you are having. -I had a dream that we were having our "big" sonogram and they showed us the boy's tee-tee! I was upset with them because we didn't want to know what it was!!!

~If a pregnant woman prefers to lay on her left side, she’s having a boy. If she prefers resting on her right side, she’s having a girl. -Always on my right, but have been trying to sleep on my left as much as possible because I read you are supposed to due to oxygen getting to the baby.

~If you had a smooth pregnancy with no morning sickness, it’s a boy. If you were sick or felt really nauseous during your pregnancy, count on a girl. -Definitely had morning sickness.

~What color is your pee? If it is bright yellow, you will have a little boy. If your urine is a dull yellow, plan on a girl. that points to a boy!

My gut feeling is a girl, but only time will tell. What's your guess??

On another note, Monday we have another appointment. Blood work and listen to the heartbeat again. On September 4th we have our big appointment where we could find out what we are having. I can't wait to see what the baby looks like now that it looks more like a baby than a blob.