Handsome Fella or Lil’ Lady…..

FINALLY, I can share if we are having a handsome fella or a lil’ lady!! I thought I would share the photos from our two gender reveal parties and they could to the talking this time…..we are so excited!!!

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25 Weeks

25 Weeks, Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How far along? 25 weeks, 2 days.
Maternity clothes? Yes
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up often, usually around 4 for a few hours. Apparently, baby thinks that’s the right time to get up. πŸ™‚
Best moment this week: Still feeling lots of movement and we share gender with family this week! πŸ™‚
Miss anything? I don’t think I’ve ever craved gluten so much!
Movement: Yep! I think it’s the best feeling in the world!
Food cravings: Steak, fish, and lots and lots of sweets!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still cottage cheese, raisins, string cheese…but not as bad as first trimester.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender: We know the gender, but we can’t tell you yet, sorry! πŸ™‚
Labor Signs: No thank goodness, baby needs to stay in there for at least 15 more weeks.
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On except at night I’ve been taking off all my rings.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Both.
Looking forward to: Sharing the news on the gender and hearing the heart beat tomorrow at my appointment.

 

Hope you all have a wonderful ThanksgivingΒ whereverΒ and however you celebrate!! We are thankful for a healthy baby so far, and can’t wait to share the big news with you all next week! Lots to be thankful for! πŸ™‚

Monday Musings: Prince or Princess??

This is the week!!! By Saturday evening Curt and I will know if we have a little Prince or a Princess on the way!! EEEEKKKK!! I am SO excited to find out!! Unfortunately, we will not be sharing the news with everyone right away….sorry! We thought it was perfect timing to wait and share with family on Thanksgiving. Then I have another idea of how to share with friends so I promise by the first week in December, or perhaps the last week in November, if you are lucky….I will be posting if we will be having a dude or a dudette.

But for now, here is my weekly belly photo update!!

23 Weeks, 2 Days

How far along? 23 weeks, 2 days.
Maternity clothes? Yes,
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up often.
Best moment this week: Still feeling lots of movement and baby is getting. Offer and stronger.
Miss anything? I don’t think I’ve ever craved gluten so much!
Movement: Yep! πŸ™‚
Food cravings: Steak, fish, and lots and lots of sweets!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still cottage cheese, raisins, string cheese…but not as bad as first trimester.
Have you started to show yet: Yes!
Gender: I still think its a boy, Curt is unsure again. We will find out this weekend! So excited!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On except at night I’ve been taking off all my rings. My fingers tend to swell a little at night.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Both.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender and buying clothes for Baby Boy or Girl! πŸ™‚

So we had to take this photo 3 times, I’ve learned that 3 is the limit Curt can handle taking the same photo. I just look so blah in the mornings!! Maybe it’s the flash. Who knows! But I make poor Curt wait to drink is coffee and continue his morning rituals until I’m satisfied. Lately, I haven’ t been satisfied with any of my photos….ahh such is life! Anyways….I keep asking Curt do I look fat? and he is like no you look pregnant….Hmmm….does every pregnant woman think she just looks chubby vs. preggo? Or is it just me??

Anyways!! Happy Monday friends!

Boy or Girl?!

So first, let me show you my 21 week picture and update:

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How far along? 21 weeks, 2 days.
Maternity clothes? Yes,
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up often.
Best moment this week: We just got back from our big ultrasound! It was great, and everything looks and sounds good!
Miss Anything?lots….gluten food mainly
Movement: Yep! πŸ™‚
Food cravings: Sweets, pancakes, muffins, anything but protein
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still cottage cheese, raisins, string cheese
Have you started to show yet: yes.
Gender: Now, more than ever I think it’s a boy! πŸ™‚ After this appointment I really feel like its a boy. See note and picture below!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody….Happy…Both.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender!!!

Now, before we got pregnant and through out most of my pregnancy so far I was pretty adamant about not finding out the gender. Curt is more practical and has always wanted to find out but I always told him this is the one true surprise left in this world let’s keep it that way….fast forward to 20 some odd weeks later and to our BIG ultrasound where many find out the gender and I’m changing my tune. I don’t know why….we got closer and closer to this appointment and the more excited I became! I really, REALLY want to know! So at lunch we decide that we will have the tech write it down in a sealed envelope. And here it is…..

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The envelope that holds the knowledge of if we will be welcoming Baby Girl Aucutt or Baby Boy Aucutt in 4 months….what to do?!

I would love to find out and we can buy clothes for him or her and we can start using the name we chose (just when we are alone). But I also feel like we might as well just wait. Oh the temptation to know! I’m still fairly confident baby is a boy…and even more so after this appointment but we won’t on know until we open that envelope or wait until he or she decides to come out.

I think we may wait and find out on our anniversary which is November 13. Just a few short weeks away! And then we can tell family and friends in a special way around Thanksgiving.

So tell me, did you find out the sex or did you wait and why? I’m torn and also very excited! πŸ™‚

Half Way There!!!

Monday Musings will have to take a backseat today so I can share my 20 Week Update! I can’t believe I’m half way there! Next week, we have what will hopefully be our last ultrasound. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE having ultrasounds, but if everything looks good they shouldn’t need to have another one. So let’s hope for a good one!! I’m very excited to see how much Baby A. has grown since our last one at 13 weeks.

How far along? 20 weeks, 2 days. Half Way there! Woohoo!
Maternity clothes? Yes,
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up often. I usually wake up every night around 2am or 3am and I’m wide awake for about an hour or longer.
Best moment this week: feeling the baby move more
Miss Anything?lots….gluten food mainly
Movement: Yep! πŸ™‚ Especially when I’m hungry, which is like every 45 minutes….Feed me mommy, that’s what I think he/she is saying!
Food cravings: Sweets, pancakes, muffins, Β anything but protein
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still cottage cheese, raisins, string cheese
Have you started to show yet: You tell me. πŸ™‚
Gender: we aren’t going to find out, for the longest time I thought boy, but now I’m leaning towards girl. I think I’m leaning towards a girl now because ALL our books reference baby as a she, and the movements are so light nothing like I expected, almost dainty haha. I’m sure they will get stronger, and if we do have a boy please forgive me for the dainty comment. πŸ™‚
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody….Happy…Both.
Looking forward to: our first baby class this week, and feeling baby move and get stronger.

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19 Weeks

So no picture this week…I have actually taken two but didn’t like how I looked in either so no picture and now it’s so close to Week 20 picture and I thought I would just share my update. Look for my half way photo this weekend! Half way! Can you believe it?! We just ordered our crib, I can’t wait to start the nursery! πŸ™‚

How far along? 19 weeks, 5 days
Maternity clothes? Yes,
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: I wake up often.
Best moment this week: feeling the baby more
Miss Anything?lots….gluten food mainly
Movement: yes! πŸ™‚
Food cravings: Sweets, pancakes, muffins, tuna
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still cottage cheese, raisins, string cheese
Have you started to show yet: yes.
Gender: Dont know. I think it’s a boy!
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Moody….
Looking forward to: Curt feeling the baby move and seeing my stomach move.

Monday Musings

**So I didn’t like my 19 week photo today and now my hubby isn’t here so you will have to wait a few extra days for my weekly baby bump photo.
**it always amazes me how sometimes I can’t seem to dress myself, I can’t tell you how many times I have needed Curt to zip me up, tie a bow in the back of a dress help with a clasp etc. what do people do when they live alone? Just not buy those items? Or maybe they are more flexible and can reach back there?
**So far during this pregnancy I think one of the hardest things has been choosing a daycare. I think that was more overwhelming then trying to think of names, choose a doctor, pick paint color etc. Choosing the place where our child will go for 8 hours a day, choosing a place where they will see my child more than me, it makes me sick to think about. Luckily, we found one we both love….but look for a blog post soon on working moms and my thoughts.
**Speaking of pregnancy….I really haven’t shared much about it yet. As you know, I’m 19 weeks. Almost half way done! Keep cooking baby! πŸ™‚ The first trimester was rough, I was pretty sick and exhausted all the time. I don’t know why it’s called morning sickness, it should be called all day/don’t try and ever get anything done/good luck getting through work sickness…just saying. I ended up taking a prescription to help three times a day! Eventually I got down to one a day, then one as needed and I haven’t taken any of the pills since about week 13, so I am VERY happy to be well into my 2nd trimester and feeling much better.
**We are also going with A Midwife vs. an OBGYN, it wasn’t a hard decision and I couldn’t be happier with our decision. Again, I will share more on why we chose that route later.
**I am currently listening to 90s alternative/grunge on my Pandora….Hootie just came on. Awesome.
**Have you decorated for Fall yet? I have, my owls are out, my Halloween decor is out, my pumpkins are ready to be carved and my Fall scented candle is on. I LOVE Fall!
**Curt and I always try and go to a scary movie around Halloween, I love Fall but I am not one for dressing up and going out, we also don’t get too many kids in our neighborhood for trick or great night. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t prepare and buy a ton of candy for the two kids that come to our door….I can’t help if we have leftovers….don’t worry Baby A loves candy so no worries on it going old.
**As I mentioned we try and see a scary movie every Halloween, and the past several years we have gone to Paranormal Activity. This year is no different, we will be going to Paranormal Activity 4 this year, 4! Eek! We love them!
**In a couple weeks we will register for Baby A and I am so excited! What are some things first time moms need, I need help!