Friday, July 29, 2011

Busy Busy!

We have been super busy these past couple of weekends with nursery projects (pictures soon I promise!!). I'm so thankful that John knows how to do so much around the house! I'm a pretty savvy tool getter;)  I have definitely noticed that I get short of breath a lot easier lately. Last weekend the nursery closet got a makeover and the room got a new fan. It's amazing the difference that a new fan makes! It's all part of our "remove all the brass from our house" project.
I should have posted this picture a couple of weeks ago. When I was little my great grandmother got all of us humpty dumpty pillow dolls. I LOVED mine! I always said that I wanted my child to have one too. My sweet mom (Nana) ordered one for Quinn.
As you can see, my "nummy" was very loved;) John likes to refer to him as "that thing" lol.  I just hope she loves her Nummy just as much as I did.
We had a good week. I had my glucose screen on Monday. No gestational diabetes for me! The "juice" wasn't that bad. I kind of thought it tasted like an orange sunkist. The hardest part was having to go so long without eating! Also, John finally felt a really good kick from Quinn last night! He has tried before, but she always stops moving as soon as he puts his hand on my belly. The movements are getting stronger lately, and I'm so glad he finally got to feel one! Now I just hope Nana gets to feel one when we are back in MS next week.
I'm so lucky to be pregnant after my sister and sister-in-law. They have been so nice with offering to let us borrow a lot of their stuff. Jessica sent me a huge box of maternity clothes this week.  Between the two sisters, I am now set until she comes! Well...depending on how much the baby girl decides to grow between now and then.

Friday, July 22, 2011

6 Months Already!

I am officially 6 months pregnant today! Cannot believe that I am so close to the third trimester. Here is a picture from this afternoon. Not the best angle, but you get the idea :)
6 Months

Here are a few pregnancy updates:
  • weight gain: between 12-13 pounds
  • no big food cravings (except fruit!)
  • no problems getting comfortable when I want to go to sleep. The problem is shutting my brain off at night. I keep thinking about all the things that I want to do. I'm hoping this gets better when I start back to work next week.
  • not 100%..but I'm pretty sure that I have the making of an outie belly button forming on my hands
  • I cannot judge the size of my belly. I tried a few "large" and "flowy" shirts on today, but then I found out that they were too small:) I have officially hit the maternity only phase..along with upgrading to John's t-shirts:)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Summer Fun

I'm back! We spent almost 2 weeks with our family and friends in both Georgia and Mississippi this summer. It was wonderful, but it is always nice to be back home:) I really missed our doggies this last trip. We started off the trip with our big Mason family reunion in Lavonia, Ga for the 4th of July weekend. It was SO much fun! Here is a picture of the group in their red, white, and blue or as their favorite American patriot.
We have theme nights at the reunions. The first night we dressed up like people of Wal-Mart, second night was Saturday Night Fever, and the third was American patriot/red, white, and blue. We don't post pictures. That way everyone has fun with no worries. I will say that I did expose my belly and thongs for the wal-mart shopper night, and I like to think that Quinn is going to be proud when she sees those pictures of her mother:)
I learned a few things at the reunion: 1. Quinn likes to do flips in my belly for hours at a time when I indulge in too many desserts (I believe she is going to have a sweet tooth like her father). 2. bending over has become a little more difficult than it used to be. 3. choosing a room on the 3rd floor of the house while being 22 weeks pregnant was not the best idea. On that note, I would like to send out a huge apology to all of my bridesmaids that were pregnant and put on the 3rd floor of our house at the wedding! My theory was that the 3rd floor would be the quietest for you to sleep. I have now seen the error of my ways. I know it is almost 3 years late, but I'm so sorry. Thank you all for being such troopers about it.
After the reunion weekend, we got to spend a few days in Meridian with John's family, and it was so nice to see them! I got to spend a whole day with Jena and sweet Mary Evans. She started crawling and learned to wave while saying, "Bye, Bye."  I cannot believe how fast she is growing up! She fell asleep in my lap a few times, and I just wanted to hold her the whole time. That weekend we went to Biloxi for the Lumber Convention. My Grandfather was honored for his years of leadership. It was a surprise, and he really had no idea. I'm so glad that we were able to be there to celebrate with everyone. While we were there, my roomdog Jill came for a visit!

I cannot believe that it had been a year since we were together. I miss her, and we just picked up like no time had gone by between us. A couple of pregnancy notes from that weekend: 1. Jay's large truck is not pregnancy friendly. There definitely needs to be a stool or place to step up in there somewhere. 2. I had a lot of fun dancing the last night we were there before going to bed. I ended the night dancing to "Brick House" with Dad, and Quinn was still dancing around an hour later while I was trying to go to sleep. I think she is going to love music just like her parents!
Now that we have been back home, it is back to house projects, painting the nursery (which is checked off the list now), and doing my baby registry. I make baby registering a note all of its own because it took me an entire day (maybe more) to actually get that done. I went through a lot of emotions while getting that together. From, "WTH is that", "OMG I don't know how to do any of this, and we only have 4 months left to learn", to "I'm so excited about our showers, and I cannot wait for her to be here."  I did mention that was all in about 24hrs right?  
That is all the catching up I have for now. We had a good 6 month check-up for my birthday yesterday, and I have officially entered the last year of my 20s. It is crazy to think that soon I will be able to use the phrase, "well, back in my 20s..."  It is going to be a wonderful year:)