Monday, April 26, 2010

24 Weeks and Counting

I'm now 24 weeks along! I've heard that this is the point that the baby could live outside of my body, but hopefully it won't be coming anytime soon! I'd like to wait a couple more months. Our ultrasound is two weeks from tomorrow, and we're excitedly waiting for the time to pass. This morning I tried to explain to my kindergarten girls that we would find out soon what we we're having. I told them they'd be able to guess whether it's a boy or girl, and guess the name. They did not understand though, and were hoping to be able to hold the baby tomorrow!

Yesterday I found a listing for an upholstered glider in Kennewick, through Craig's List. It was a pretty good price ($150 for a chair that retails for nearly $400), and was said to be brand new. David and I borrowed a friend's pickup and drove up to see it. It was quite the experience, in a very shady neighborhood, from pretty odd people. But, the chair is very nice, and the seller was willing to reduce the price a little bit. So, we now have a very comfortable, upholstered glider in the nursery! (It's definitely not brand new since it has some minor wear on the bottom, and it smells a little like cigarettes. But hopefully some Febreze will fix it right up for us!)

We also spent some time last night organizing our bookshelf (putting some away into the shed for storage, and some into a pile for the garage sale we're planning to have). Afterwards, we were able to have two empty shelves for baby supplies, like diapers and things, and we moved the bookshelf into the baby's room. I think we'll end up putting a little shelf next to the chair. It's starting to really come together!

David's cousin, Sara, is getting married in July, and a shower was thrown for her this weekend in Kennewick. It was in the lobby area of another cousin's apartment complex, which was a great location! It was very fun to see family and spend time with them for a couple of hours. I was able to make the cake for the shower, and it turned out pretty well. It's a white cake with chocolate ganache filling, and I think I may have eaten too much frosting while I was actually making the cake. I just couldn't eat any at the shower. :)

As a prize at the shower I won two catnip plants... it's made Taryn's day! She was rubbing all over the house, chair legs, cushions, her catnip plant, our feet, anything she could reach. I put it next to the basket she sleeps in so she can play with it... I don't think she'll be doing much sleeping there any time soon. :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunny Sunday

It's a beautiful day in Hermiston today! David had a latino league soccer game at noon, so Maverick and I got to go watch him. I think it's about 75 degrees, if not closer to 80! It's wonderful! My shoulders are even sunburned, the first time of (sure to be) many this summer. We enjoyed visiting with friends, and watching the game. Then won, 3-0, and David played defense - he did a great job!

We're at 23 weeks and 2 days right now, and I've included a picture of my ever-growing belly. The baby has been moving around a lot! For a while I could only feel it moving at night, but it's been all times of the day lately. We might have a problem once it gets here - I think it's going to be pretty active.

We still don't know what we're having (besides a baby), which is why I've taken to referring to the baby as "it." Only about three weeks until we find out at our ultrasound (May 11)! We're really looking forward to it. The nursery is going to be animal/zoo themed whether it's a boy or girl, and I've gotten a little bit of a start on decorating.
I took this picture of David and Maverick in our yard after the soccer game this afternoon. They sure do love each other! :)

Here are a couple pictures of what we have so far in the nursery. The crib was given to us by a family friend. The wonderful animal blanket was made by another friend. I made the mobile last night out of scrapbooking paper. (I know the room is looking a little boy-like, but if it's a girl I'll be sure to add some purple in there to distinguish.)
Here's the picture of my growing tummy. David took this last night (4-17-10) after a long day of shopping for baby bargains at garage sales and a consignment sale.