Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dallas Arboretum

Yesterday morning we got up bright and early and headed down to the arboretum. Chris took a bunch of pictures(I will preface this with I don't like having my picture taken) and here are a couple of the ones in color. Black and whites coming shortly :) My apologies, we nicknamed me "angry preggo" because for some reason I look really unhappy in all of the pictures, haha! I really was having a good day :)

We also put the glider together one night last week and it's awesome! I'm so excited!
I felt the baby move/kick for the first time last Friday night, June 10th. We were at dinner and Chris noticed that I was quiet for more than a minute and thought something was wrong. I just couldn't believe it! Chris can't feel it yet when he puts his hand on my stomach but it will happen soon enough I'm sure.
Check out the first Calvin and Hobbes decor for the baby's room from Chris's Mom, how awesome is this!??! Sooooo adorable, I'm in love :)
Last but not least, Mom and I picked out bedding for the baby's room. Stripes, large polka dots, and small polka dots all in white, blue, and green matching the walls and furniture. We got fabric for a comforter(which will feature Calvin and Hobbes in the middle), bed skirt, curtains, valence, and two bed sheets(one large polka dots and one small polka dots). Very cute, but still very boyish(Chris even approved). She's just so talented, I looked online and couldn't find anything I liked. Leave it to my Mom to come up with the absolute perfect bedding for our gorgeous little boy. It's going to look so good I cannot wait to see!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cutest little boy in the world!

We had our 20 week appointment at 21 weeks and Baby Blue is doing wonderfully. He weighs 15 oz., almost 1 pound! He's in the 75% for size. The sonographer said if he keeps trending this way we could have an 8 or 8 1/2 pound baby and she literally said "we could have a little bruiser on our hands"! His heartbeat was 149, which is great. This appointment they looked and measured his brain and heart to make sure everything looked good and he is right on track with no issues. Our doctor actually said the sonogram "looks fantastic". They also confirmed that we are having a boy, oh boy did they! They also did a quick 3D sonogram and if I do say so myself, we have the cutest little boy in the whole entire world :)

Purchases this week:

Wall hanging for baby's room

And for all the Futurama fans like us out there

Remember in a past post when I said eating was still an issue? Well, no more. I LOVE eating again, and mostly sweets. And I like ham which I never really did before. This kiddo has very interesting taste :)

I believe we've narrowed names down to these two(they've been consistantly on the list for 3 weeks now, longer than any other names):

Jace Bounds Dickinson
Kai Bounds Dickinson

Chris's dad is going to come over this weekend and help Chris put the crib together and we are going to put the glider together as well(maybe we'll get crazy and try it tonite, who knows!). Everything seems to be coming together week by week, I cannot wait!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Week 20, Here We Come!

Tuesday we'll be 20 weeks/5 months! Here are the stats for week 20: Cantaloupe Average size: 6.5 in, 10.6 oz. Our next doctor's appointment is on Monday, June 13th. 

The baby and I went to NYC this week for work and although we didn't get much sleep, we did get to see a lot of the amazing city. While we were gone, Chris and his incredible parents painted the baby's room. Dolphin grey and spring green. It looks SO good!

Chris's first baby purchase(I'm not counting the Cowboys outfit since that was for me) was baby's first pair of Shell Toes! Could they be any cuter?!?

We finished our registry yesterday and all I can say is wow. So much stuff to consider/compare. Thank goodness for the Baby Bargain book a friend recommended, it was a life saver! Swings, pack n' play, exersaucer, stroller, car seats, there are SO many things for such a small person. It's really nice to have a book that compares safety, cost, and consumer feedback all in one place. I'd recommend this book for all future parents. I also cannot stop buying baby clothes, it's addicting!

We're having a garage sale at my parents' next weekend to hopefully make more room for the awesome new addition to our household. 

We've narrowed the name list down to the following, but as always, these could and most likely will change:

Jace Bounds Dickinson
Ash Bounds Dickinson
Kai Bounds Dickinson (pronounced like sky without the "s")

Everything is coming along great, next step, bedding, crib setup, and room decorations!