Tuesday, February 28, 2012

21 Weeks


How far along: 21 Weeks {February 28th}
Total weight gain: 6 lbs so far.
Maternity clothes: Nana Gray brought me 3 new maternity shirts!!! I feel like I'm in hog heaven! So much room for activities...Stepbrothers Movie Quote, for those not keeping up.
Bump Size: I can finally buy baby clothes and not have the cashier ask me if I'm going to a baby shower...
Sleep: Like a bug in a rug!
Best moment this week: My weekend visit with Nana Gray and Uncle Riley! A girl is never to old to need her mom! I hope my daughter feels that way when she is a grown women.
Miss Anything: Not really, I feel like I'm at the "glowing" stage in pregnancy. My skin and hair look great and oddly I feel thin...? Maybe it's the fact that I'm in clothes that fit my ever expanding belly.
Movement: Reagan is Kicking it up a notch...literally feels like she is a black belt, kicking and punching me into motherhood.
Food cravings: Not anything really, I feed every 3 hours, and suck down water like I'm in swimming lessons again.
Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of cooking meats when I'm hungry, I can eat them just fine...but the smell is a hard one.
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Belly is tight, my skin is finally getting back to "normal", and a new uber-clingy emotion has taken over me like a monster.
Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!!
Looking forward to: Sewing Reagan's bedding next week, Nana and I picked out the sweetest fabric one could lay eyes on!

Sweet Baby Girls Name {REVEAL}

Deciding someone's name is like determining the rest of their life. Thats why I started my baby names list a long time ago, luckily Hubby likes and agrees with the majority of my list.

I've always loved a lot of my family names, so I wanted to sure to incorporate them into my childeren's names. I think it is important to pass them along and one day when they are old enough, tell them where their name comes from and talk about the kind of person they were.

Obviously finding out the gender of the baby cuts your list in half. But narrowing the name down to one can be tricky. I told many people before I knew baby was a girl that I just felt it, I felt in my soul that it was a little girl inside my belly. I kind of felt the same when it came to picking her name. I felt like this name matched her. I was able to picture myself pushing her on the swingset and calling her name as we ran through the yard playing tag of hide and seek. I can picture myself teaching her how to spell and write it once she gets old enough. I can even imagine myself bellowing for her up the stairs informing her that dinner is ready.

With all those feelings and emotions how could I deny naming her: Reagan Grace.

The middle name is inspired by my grandparents last name Gray, I had to think of a way to incorporate it into our little ones names. I contemplated spelling it Grayce, but eventually decided against it.

I think Reagan will love her name.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

20 Weeks {Halfway Done}


How far along: 20 Weeks {February 21st}
Total weight gain: 6 lbs so far.
Maternity clothes: Lovin me some strechy pants, leggings, sweats and my maternity pants! I may be ruined for buttons and zippers ever again!
Bump Size: I feel like it's getting larger everyday, and getting firm!!
Sleep: Still sleeping good! Love me some afternoon naps!
Best moment this week: Getting the nursery painted! I can't wait to post pictures!
Miss Anything: No, loving pregnancy right now! Can't believe I am half way done!!
Movement: Feeling baby girl squirming about, I feel like she is getting comfy in her new home.
Food cravings: Not anything really, my appetite is picking up again!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Sunday morning the smell of the cooking sausage made me want to hurl!
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Feeling good this week, I can feel my belly streching and growing!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!!
Looking forward to: Nana Gray's visit this weekend, she is bringing baby girl lots of goodies!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

19 Weeks


How far along: 19 Weeks {February 14th}
Total weight gain: 6 lbs so far.
Maternity clothes: I'm sure my co-workers are talking behind my back at this point, same all black outfit with scarf to hide what little bump I have.
Bump Size: I feel like it's getting larger everyday, and getting firm!!
Sleep: Still sleeping good for the most part.
Best moment this week: Nana Gray bought Baby's Crib!! At least we know baby will have a place to sleep.
Miss Anything: No, loving pregnancy right now! Can't believe I am almost half way done!
Movement: I can officially say I can feel baby girl moving about inside her home.
Food cravings: Not anything really, still being indecisive when I am hungry. I have come to the conclusion that I should stash snacks by my bedside so that when I wake up at 3am STARVING I don't have to get up!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing, I can finally brush my teeth with confidence! YEAH!
Gender: Sweet Baby Girl
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Lots more headaches this week
Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!!
Looking forward to: Painting the nursery this weekend, getting crib and furniture put together!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

IT'S A GIRL!


We we're delighted to find out yesterday that we are expecting a little baby girl!

The Ultrasound tech wasn't able to tell us much (due to hospital policy) but at our next visit the doctor will go over all her measurements and let us know how baby is looking so far!

Hubby and I went out and celebrated in style, dinner at the Texas Roadhouse complete with a {virgin} strawberry daquiri and rattlesnack bites! YUM!

After stuffing my pregnant self with treats we headed over to Ranch & Home for baby's first pair of boots!!


I know she will probably wear them twice, but I couldn't pass them up!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

18 Weeks


How far along: 18 Weeks {February 7th}
Total weight gain: 6 lbs so far, confirmed at my 18 week appointment today.
Maternity clothes: Sticking with my one pair of work pants and leggings all weekend long!
Bump Size: I feel like it's getting larger everyday!
Sleep: Still sleeping good for the most part, I usually wake up around 2 or 3 am, just cant turn my brain off.
Best moment this week: We got our heart monitor!! It seriously changed my life last night, I listened to Baby's heart beat/movements for almost 2 hours! I wish I could strap it on and wear it all day long. We also got to hear Baby's heartbeat at the doctors, 145 beats/min! Nice and strong!
Miss Anything: Superbowl Sunday was tough without the beer! I managed to make it through with my own mocktail concoction, but can't wait for a tall cold one this summer!
Movement: I've been feeling more pressure as Baby grows and stretches. Listening on the heart monitor I was able to hear the baby and liquid squish and swish around in my belly.
 Food cravings: Nothing noteworthy, I've become extremely indecisive about what I want to eat- which is new to me!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not a whole lot this week
Gender: We find out TOMORROW!! 
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Besides the fact that wearing jeans is a chore...nope
Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!!!
Looking forward to: Seeing the Doc today. And the gender reveal tomorrow!! I think it is worth throwing a party over...what do you think a "gender reveal party"...I like the way that sounds!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

17 Weeks

How far along: 17 Weeks {January 31st}
Total weight gain: 3 lbs, we will see what the official scale says next week
Maternity clothes: On the verge of a major shopping trip, getting tired of wearing the exact same thing to work every day.
Bump Size: Still sticking about the same, it makes it hard to believe baby is the size of a turnip in there.
Sleep: Really good, I’ve been sleeping hard again.
Best moment this week: I bought a heart monitor to listen to baby, hopefully it will arrive soon and we can have a listen at baby Austin.
Miss Anything: Eating spicy food without getting heartburn.
Movement: Nothing noticeable yet, hopefully next week I can start feeling some kicks
 Food cravings: Just my standard pickle craze! I LOVE pickles.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not a whole lot this week
Gender: We find out next week!
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: headaches…yuck!
Belly Button in or out: In.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy with bouts of moodiness!
Looking forward to: Starting my seeds! I'm gonna have the best looking garden on the block this spring!