Saturday, December 22, 2012

3D Ultrasound - 18 Weeks

Today I had my 3D ultrasound.  The place was called A Miracle To Behold.  I cannot think of a more appropriate name for this business.  I saw Chloe as if I was looking through a window in my belly.  It was amazing!  She is definitely a girl :)!  I must admit I was anxious to get that confirmed, I've heard too many stories of the regular ultrasound being wrong.  She is beautiful and so busy!  I'll get to go back for a second session between 27 and 29 weeks.  I can't wait to see how much she's grown. 

My precious baby girl.

I love how she's holding her little hands under her chin.

Look at those sweet little feet!

This is my favorite......She thought something was very funny!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's A Girl!!!! (17 Weeks)

On Thursday, December 13, 2012 I found out we're having a baby girl.  It was one of the happiest days of my life.  When the nurse told me "it looks like we've got a little girl," I couldn't believe it.  Then she said "yes, it's a girl."  I wanted to jump up off the table and hug and kiss her!!  I was so happy I couldn't wipe my silly smile off my face.  I hugged everyone in the doctor's office including the doctor (several times).  I immediately texted Chris and then sent out many text messages letting everyone know we were having a precious baby girl. 

Watching her on the sonogram was amazing!  She was opening and closing her little mouth, kicking her legs and waving her arms and hands.  I think she was a little hyped up from the giant piece of chocolate cake I had for breakfast that morning!  It was a moment I'll never forget!  She's growing and developing perfectly.  They said she weighs 6 ounces! 

After the doctors appointment I went to lunch with my good friend and then stopped back by work to let everyone know it's a girl.  Everyone was so happy, this little one will have many people in her life that love her!

I left the office and was feeling a little drained but decided to stop by TJMaxx just to check out the baby stuff.  Of course I came out of there with several pink things and then Target was right there so I had to go in :)!  Needless to say I came home that day with several things for our little girl.  While finally driving home that day I suddenly felt overwhelmed with emotions.  I began to sob, tears streamed down my face and I couldn't help but laugh and cry and thank God out loud for this amazing gift and all his blessings.  Well, that was it, the flood gate was open and I didn't stop crying until I fell asleep that night.  It was starting to sink in, Chris and I are going to have our little girl, our Chloe.  I don't know why our lives have been so blessed, but there will never be a day go by that I'm not grateful and blessed for this miracle!

As for the rest of the weekend, Chris made it home and unfortunately he's been sick.  I have continued my baby shopping (pictures below) and started to sew.  I can't wait to get the nursery all put together. 

She's going to be one well dressed little girl :)

I finally got back to my sewing machine.  I bought the pink, minky fabric and used white silk binding to finish the edges of the blanket.  It's the softest blanket there could be!  I also made a few burp clothes that had to be personalized :).  I'm so happy I have this wonderful embroidery machine.  Chloe will be monogrammed frontwards and backwards!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

16 Weeks (A Little Late)

Well, I'm a week late posting this, so if we're lucky I'll get another one up this week.  Here we are at 16 weeks and although you can see a baby bump this picture does not do it justice.  It seems like this past week I've just "popped" out!  I'm still feeling good, just tired.  I do have indigestion pretty bad, tums are my new best friend! We're really excited about my doctor's appointment this Thursday.........................we'll find out what this little peanut is!!!!!

I'm ready either way!!  I made these today and think they turned out so cute!  I'll be by myself for the big reveal.  Chris is away for his annual hunting trip.  I'm not too upset, my two good friends are going to meet me for lunch and then I'm taking the rest of the day off to do some much anticipated baby shopping!!

We've started changing things around in the house.  My beloved pink sewing room is no more, that room will still be for sewing, but it will also be Chris' office and guest room.  We've painted and started moving things out.  Chris' office will be the nursery.  I'll post pictures as soon as it's photo worthy.  I still can't believe that we're making all these changes for a baby.  I'm so happy and excited, but sometimes feel like I'm dreaming! 

I've started to feel the baby move some.  It's the most wonderful feeling in the world!  I can't wait for Chris to be able to feel it!

I did a little Christmas shopping this weekend and finally got the tree decorated. 

Thought you might like to see a little of what the living room looks like now.  You can see Lilly between the table and couch.  It's starting to look like Christmas around here.  I didn't get my baking done today, so I'll work on that each night this week. 

Well, stay tuned to find out if it's a girl or boy this week!! (Keep your fingers crossed for a girl)