Monday, August 31, 2009

Belly Evolution





Currently: 18w2d

I would like to introduce you to....

Our BEAUTIFUL baby...............

GIRL!!!!!!!!! (ABOVE: her "girlie" parts)

Our perfect little lady

Mommy and Daddy are VERY excited :)

Today is the day!!!

Today at 3:00, we find out if we'll be having a sweet little man or little girl! :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

It happened!!!!!

I "officially" felt Bean move!!! (17w6d)

I've been waiting and waiting, and it finally happened last night! I'm so happy :) I've actually felt this feeling a few random times before but I could never decide if it was the baby or my tummy. Austin and I were just relaxing in the livingroom, watching tv, I was laying on my back and all of a sudden felt a little flutter, then two more! For about another 30 minutes or so they were on and off. It was so weird to go from nothing to something! It was SO neat though! I can't wait for Austin to be able to feel them ;)

Oh, and Happy 18 weeks to Bean! He/she's the size of a sweet potatoe this week :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Welp, I've returned from a lovely weekend at the beach! It was VERY hard to come back...I even tried convincing Austin that we should both quit our jobs and just stay there ;). Needless to say, that didn't fly.

We had SO much fun! We drove down (over?) Friday night after I got off of work, got there around 9:30. Slept in Saturday morning, had breakfast at the cafe there, and hit the beach for a few hours. It was AWESOME weather! There was a constant breeze so it was never sweltering. We played in the water and Austin tried to look for sand dollars, and had no luck :(. After we'd had enough sun, we showered and hit St Armand's Circle for some late lunch, shopping, and ice cream! We had lunch at The Columbia. I had this interesting salad, that all it consisted of was red onions and tomatoes with a balsamic vinaigrette, YUM!
Afterwards, we walked the circle looking at all of the cute shops and ended the afternoon with some ice cream at Ben and Jerry's.

That evening, we were bored so we headed over to an outlet mall. We did some damage (as I ALWAYS can, especially at the outlets!). I got my first few pieces of maternity clothes! Austin waited outside my fitting room as I showed him everything I tried on...he got a kick out of the strap-on belly they give you to use with the clothes, lol. My pants have started to get a *tad* bit uncomfortable, so I wanted to go ahead and get some pants so I'm not stuck when I can't wear my normal ones anymore!! I was telling Austin that shopping in a maternity store makes me feel so old! I don't know why...

Anyhoo, we left late this morning and before heading home, I took Austin by my old house, when we lived in Bradenton. It's always fun to go back and see how things change, and it was especially neat to do it with him :). So now, I sit here, back at home, dreading the work week....with my head POUNDING. Arg, the one complaint I have with pregnancy. I guess since I skipped the morning sickness I had to get something lol.

OH! One more tidbit of info: At my drs appt last week they gave me my referral to make *THE* u/s appointment! YAY! So August 31st at 3:00 we find out if Bean's a girl or boy! These next 7 days better FLY!!! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Running away....

to Longboat Key!

Austin and I are escaping to Longboat Key for the weekend! I LOVE Longboat Key....and I figured now would be probably the last time this body sees the sun, in a bathing suit. lol It might be scary if I wait too much longer! Now that we have a bun in the oven, we are trying to squeeze in as many trips as we can. I can't wait to relax with my hubby...ahhhhhhhhh :)

Hope everyone has a quick and painless Friday and has a great weekend. I'll recap Sunday night with pictures!!

Toodles! :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Baby items...

This weekend, Austin and I went to Babies R Us to pre-plan what we want to register for. (Yes, I understand we are a little early in this, but hey, we're excited!) We pretty much just browsed the entire store, tested out strollers and carseats, and looked at nursery furniture. There are SOOO many decisions!! We narrowed down the nursery furniture to two styles and I think we *may* have decided on a stroller/carseat pattern/brand, yay!

Here are the two crib styles, we are going with white furniture...

Here's the stroller/carseat combo we really like so far...(Graco Metrolite: Utopia)

We're still early in but it doesn't hurt to be prepared!!! (Not to mention, it's fun!! ;))

Monday, August 10, 2009

My hump, my hump, my lovely baby bump



Alas....I think this is the beginning of "something" ;)

Bad Friend

I threw my best friend, Jennifer, a baby shower oooohhhhhhhh a good MONTH ago...and I never posted or put up some pictures :( BAD BAD BAD!

Without further a-do, some highlights from Jenn and Halle Grace's Shower: