Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baby Room

We're slooooowly but surely cleaning out our second bedroom to start working on the baby room!








We're leaving the white bookshelf and the futon (at least for awhile), and getting rid of everything else.
We're planning on putting up a chair rail about 3 feet up, and painting the bottom part of the wall a chocolate brown, leaving the top part white, and doing multicolored polkadots and stripes. I'm not sure how we're going to do it yet though...one wall with stripes? No stripes at all?
I'll put up more pictures as we get further along! Anyone have any great ideas?

Monday, January 21, 2008

12 Weeks!

11 weeks down, 29 more to go!! I think most of my baby bloat is gone and now it's really baby belly! :) I haven't had any morning sickness at all, and I think I'm past that stage anyway, so I'm really enjoying this pregnancy thing! (I'll probably change my mind in July)
I can't figure out how to put the pictures side-by-side...but here is the latest comparison!

10 weeks (1/6)


12 Weeks (1/20)

Friday, January 18, 2008

until I have my own....

I'll just keep bragging about Kim's!
Austin's smiling now!!



Sunday, January 13, 2008

Uncle Ian

Cute picture of Ian practicing his daddy-skills with his nephew Austin:



Baby Belly, etc.

Well as of today, I am 11 weeks along and I'm already wearing maternity pants! I can still squeeze into some of my regular pants, but usually I have to keep them unbuttoned. Here are some pictures:

Me at 8 Weeks
10 Weeks!
I had my first appointment on Friday with my midwife - no mom, that doesn't mean I'm delivering at home. Actually it's a group practice, so I will meet all 5 of the midwives throughout my pregnancy and whoever is on call when I go into labor will be the one to deliver. They only deliver at the hospital, and they don't do water births. Basically the only difference between what I'd get from them and what I'd get from an OB is the midwife will be with me the entire labor & delivery - not just the last 10 minutes. And I also see a lot more of them while in the office. They can order meds for me, etc. I haven't completely decided if I want an epidural or not, but I'm leaning towards a natural birth as of right now.
Anyway, the nurses and the midwife were really nice, answered all my questions, and we got to hear the heartbeat (see previous post)! It was amazing - it really makes it feel 'real' now. I knew I had a little one growing in me, but to hear the heartbeat was incredible. I kept it together while in the office, but as soon as I got out to my car I bawled - I'm such a crybaby.
We're working on clearing out our second bedroom so that we can start working on the baby's room - I just don't know where to put all this stuff! I'll post pictures of the transformation!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Heartbeat!

I got to hear Baby's heartbeat at my first appointment with my midwife! I recorded it, since Ian couldn't be there.

video

The heartrate was 140 - is that a boy heartbeat or girl heartbeat? So far everyone who has an opinion says it's a girl - except Danielle, she thinks it's a boy. I'm starting to get the 'girl' feeling, but I'm not sure if that's because I really have a gut feeling, or because it's what everyone else says.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

First Post & Austin

Hi all! I'll be using this blog to post baby-belly pictures and other fun pregnancy stuff....more will be added soon!

Meet my new nephew, Austin LeRoy Taylor! He was born December 16th, 2007. This picture is him at about 30 minutes old!