Wednesday, October 28, 2009

26 Week Picture

I haven't put a full preggo pic up yet, so I figured I'd start with this one. This was taken this past Saturday (my 26 week mark) on our way to our anniversary dinner at Burn's Steakhouse :) It was a delish dinner, as always, and we had a great time. This was our last anniversary "just us" so we soaked it all in. Amazing to think that this time next year, we'll have an eight month old baby in tow!! WOW. God has been so good to us, and I just can't wait to see what else will unfold for our family.

This Saturday is my 25th birthday! Yet another crazy happening. I remember talking with girlfriends in highschool and imagining what life would be like at this point. I cannot believe I am here already. I'm blessed to say, this is about where I hoped/prayed I would be. Not everything in life goes as planned but I couldn't imagine things being any different! :) For my birthday, we have my family and Austin's parents coming into town for the day to celebrate. We'll be spending the day painting and putting together Peyton's room (YAY!!) and ofcourse, watching the big Gator game. (GOOOO GATORS!!) I'm SOOO looking forward to this weekend and spending it with our families, that's my favorite thing to do! :)

I have my glucose test next Wednesday...not thrilled about that, AT.ALL. Pray that it goes smoothly and well!!! I hate hate HATE being stuck with needles (I've avoided it until getting pregnant!!). Then again, I don't know of anyone that enjoys it but I'm a really big baby when it comes to that. So your prayers would be greatly appreciated!!

We got the changer/dresser in about a week ago so Austin went ahead and put it together to make sure everything was intact. He did such a good job! He is quite the handyman...whether he admits to it or not! ;) That's about all I have for now...I will leave you with some pictures of his building process. (I'll update again after my bday weekend!!)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nursery To-Do List

pick paint color(s)

It seems that every nursery decision has been a hard one. I don't know why, I'm not an indecisive person, it just seems that there was a problem with every choice that I had to make. Ugh!

Maybe because I want everything to be just right?? More than likely.

Needless to say, we did choose and order the crib and furniture (I thought I would never find what I wanted!), pick/order the bedding, and have started to buy random nursery decorations. We are getting somewhere!! lol.

Now the challenge at hand is choosing a paint color! The bedding I chose has several colors in it but the colors that pop out the most are a really light aqua and orange. So we went to Home Depot yesterday and picked out sample colors of aqua and orange to test at home. I know, you're thinking orange!?! But we're talking a very light/sheer orange, more light sherbet....too bad the color we chose is a bit much. Here are the two colors we've slapped on the wall.....

Everyone's opinions/ideas would be greatly appreciated! :)

Other than that, we had a nice "cool front" come through Tampa this weekend and it feels GREAT!!! We even had our front door open (screen door closed, don't worry! ;))last night while we did some things around the house. If only it could stay this way. With it being Florida I know it won't, but I'll sure enjoy it while it's here!! :)

Gonna go enjoy the rest of my Sunday evening before work comes in the morn :p

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Preggo Update...


How far along: 24 weeks and 4 days

Total weight gain/loss: well, I lost 7 lbs in the beginning and as of my last appt. gained I'm still -3 :)

Maternity clothes: It's a mixture of my regular clothes with some maternity mixed in. The key is, as long as the pants are low, they will fit. My most of my work pants were the first to go..can't fit across the belly!

Stretch marks: none...but I'm not going to hold my breath

Sleep: I have always been a tummy sleeper. Obviously, that could not last. I have still managed to sleep on my tummy but to the side and be somewhat comfortable. We'll see how long this lasts, lol

: TONS! I first felt Peyton around 17 wks and have felt her every day since...and it gets stronger and stronger! She really reacts when Austin talks to her :)

Food cravings: Hmm, not really "cravings"...but my drink of choice when out has come to be any kind of lemonade and my love for frozen cokes has magnified (I limit myself! Don't worry!) I haven't had any food wants

Labor Signs: none. But I do have Braxton Hicks every now and then

Belly Button in or out: I have an innie and it's still an's getting shallower (is that even a word??) by the day though...

What I miss
: Weirdly enough, I kind of miss having a flat tummy! I'm still getting used to looking in the mirror and having my belly poking out!

Weekly Wisdom: Hmmm, I don't really think I have anything for this one yet

Milestones: Having my belly finally "pop" (around 21 wks or so)and feeling Peyton move. That made pregnancy a little more "real" :)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Nursery Progression

We have officially started the process this afternoon! Stage one is to move our office (which was in our guestroom/now nursery) into our bedroom. Thanks to my awesome husband, that is now complete!

We found an awesome white desk at Ikea (my FAV store!) that matches our bedroom looks pretty darn good in there if I do say so myself! :) This project will more than likely take up our weekends until we are done!

We are going to have a "Nesting Party" for my birthday. Both of our families are coming down and are going to help with putting the nursery together, and ofcourse, to celebrate my birthday :) That's when all the fun decorating will go down...what I'm looking forward to the most!!

Austin and I finally found the perfect nursery bedding. I got it Thursday and I LOVE it!! It took me a little while to decide on what "style" I wanted for her nursery. I already knew that I wasn't going to do the traditional "baby look" with animals or characters. I ended up with a colorful modern/funky look. Very bright and happy :) I searched online forever for just the "right one" and when I found it, I managed to see it on another website for HALF THE PRICE!! Great deals make me so happy :D (here it is)

Peyton has been quite active. Ever since I first felt her move, (which was around my 17th week) I have felt her every single day since. Austin loves to feel her kick too. It's neat to be able to share that with him. Every little kick is a constant reminder of my soon-to-be new job and I love it :)

Other than that, the Rumsey household has been pretty quiet. Austin doesn't travel at all this month, so I will have him home with me everyday :). I think we may be going to Halloween Horror Nights this coming weekend, so I'm kind of looking forward to that!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!