October 21, 2012

Make This Place Your Home

This week has been a whirlwind of doctor appointments, classes, and errands. Although it was busy, it was a blast at the same time. I saw all three of my doctors and everyone said that I am doing so incredibly well with this pregnancy. As well little Caroline is doing fabulous, which is always great news. It's still hitting me on a daily basis that I am pregnant, I really just can't even believe it. Something even more awesome is that I felt her little kicks this week for real, a little thing flicking me from inside. The hubs put his hand on my belly this last week and she started going wild, I felt so bad that he couldn't feel it. I am hoping as the weeks go on that it will really set in even more and I cannot wait to see her move from the outside.

If you watch any of my YouTube pregnancy vlogs, you can see that I have one heck of a belly already. Like a ridiculous belly for being a first time mom. I know I had a little bit of chunk before I got pregnant, but this belly is all baby now. At my OB appointment I was measuring 19 weeks at only 18 weeks, but the next day in the ultrasound little baby was also measuring ahead. So everything is falling right into place together. We got some really awesome photos of her as well, too bad they were after the first pictures were put onto the CD already. We have decided she has her daddy's nose and she has my cheekbones for sure. I know it will change and she will go through stages her whole life of looking like one or the other, but that's what we have concluded as of now.

Now the even funner part of the week was our cloth diaper class that we attended at our local cloth diapering store, The Green Bambino. It was all free and so informative. I thought I had a good handle on the whole knowledge of cloth diapering before hand, but was I ever wrong! It opened up a whole other world of diapers to me, and made it even more confusing for us to choose what we wanted. So armed with all of my new information I spent a good three hours researching and watching videos of reviews on different brands and types of cloths. I must say it is a little scary going into it because there is such a big up front cost, but I know it all comes back to you over time and with even more kids. We will be buying our cloth stash next month and I cannot wait to share it all. I will be doing posts and reviews on the diapers I purchase on here and on my vlog. I want to share the knowledge I have learned and show others it's not as gross or scary to actually do the diapering as it might seem.

After our awesome class we went over to Babies-R-Us and Target to do our registries. The baby shower probably will not be until January or February, but I also wanted to get it done before the holidays started in and we have to fight the crowds and other mommies for the scanner guns. We only registered items we know that they always carry such as swings, towels, bottles, etc. Also as it gets close to the shower date we will add little things here and there, but as far as large items on the registry we are buying the BIG stuff so we get exactly what it is that we researched for hours on end. Now to end the weekend we will be painting the room and I have a few photos of the "before" for you guys. I am hoping to do a mood board this week to show exactly what scheme we are going for and to put it all together.

I cannot wait to get everything all put together! I know she won't really be in her room that often at first, but I am hoping to use it for organization more than anything and for some nap times. It will probably be both of us napping in the room I am sure. Head on over to my pregnancy vlog on youtube! AdLandreth. 

October 11, 2012

Sweet Caroline

That's right, baby is a GIRL! We are so excited and happy. Really after all we have been through in the last couple of years either gender would have been the bees knees. I know the hubs is so excited to have a daddys girl though. He already has plans to take her on daddy dates to the zoo and museum, I can't wait to see their relationship blossom. It really is the sweetest thing. We are going to name her Caroline Leigh, I love love love that name and always have. Every Caroline I have ever met has been so sweet, so I figured it can't be bad. Also her nick name will be Cora or Cara, I like Cora a lot though. That was one name choice we had for her but I feel like her last name would be too long compared to her first name.

 I hope she forgives me for this one day!

Now we can go out and buy lots of cute, frilly, pink stuff! I hope I don't go overboard, her room at least won't be too crazy. I am so thrilled to get it started soon. She won't be in there much in the first place, but decorating is just going to be so much fun no matter what. I will be creating a mood board to show you all the ideas I have in mind for it and of course the whole transformation. Hopefully next week at our anatomy scan with the high risk doctor we can get some good 4-d images. I am so happy for our little family and how it is growing!

I am pretty sure she has her daddy's nose here. I love it!

October 10, 2012

Pregnancy Brain

So pregnancy brain is taking a toll on me and this blog. Every week I say at least once to myself I need to write about everything going on, then I forget by the end of the week. Sometimes in the middle of a sentence I just completely forget what I was saying and words fall out that make no sense. I have always been the person to walk into a room and forget why, so that's not new but it is worse. I have noticed a little more A.D.D on my part just because I will be listening to something or someone and trail off in thought or just blank out. It makes me feel terrible because I have never done that and then when I realize what I am doing I have to say something and have them go back. The only thing I am not having trouble remembering are the crazy pregnancy dreams that I have. Seriously these things are ridiculous, but kind of hilarious at the same time. I don't know if I should actually post any of them here or not, they are that crazy.

Last week we went to a "fun" ultrasound for ourselves. Any ultrasound is fun, but the doctors office ones don't always just stay on baby. We were trying to take a peek at what the baby is. I have had a gut feeling it was a girl and so has my hubs. It took almost an hour for us to finally see what we knew was there. The tech was so sweet and she really took the time to look at the baby and show us everything. She was about 80% sure it was a girl, which we did get one great shot between the legs and I have seen my fair share of boy ultrasounds. This one is not a boy, I am about 150% sure now that is is a girl. I am going tomorrow morning for my free re-do session to make sure that it is a girl. As well next week we have our anatomy scan at my high risk doctors office. So we get to see LOTS of baby this month, it makes for an exciting month between the millions of doctor appointments and classes I signed us up for. I am so excited for tomorrow because I get to take my nephew with me, he is 4 1/2 and has been begging to see the baby. I don't know if he will understand really, but it will be fun nonetheless and there always a game on the phone if he gets bored with it.

This month we have several appointments, a cloth diaper class, have to register, and finally paint the room! I will update after the ultrasound tomorrow and let you know if it is is a girl for sure! You can watch my YouTube pregnancy vlog updates
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