Thursday, July 14, 2011

Update... mostly on Baby!

I am amazed at how quickly the time is flying by since I've been pregnant, but suddenly, it's been almost two months since I last updated! I check in to read up when I can, but never get around to writing much, so here I am.....

Since my last update, we have gone on a vacation to Pennsylvania to see my family, had many baby doctor appointments and some milestones, some low points, and some high points, so here we go! This will mostly be baby-related, as I still haven't had the energy to get in my craft room....

Last week, after returning from PA, we had our almost-20 week ultrasound to check on the baby and all is perfect! Two hands, two feet, saw the heartbeat and the spine and the belly and all that cute stuff!

Here's a photo of baby, looks like sucking its thumb!

And then, here's our acrobat! Feet up in the air, butt wiggling around, and head at the bottom. :-)

And here's what I was waiting for...................


We have already picked out her name: Ava Mary. :-)

This was such a huge day for us. Jon could hardly keep his excitement in. He started calling people to tell them as soon as we got out of the doctor's office!

So, seeing her has definately made pregnancy so much more fun and exciting. We started our registries and started picking up little things here and there. It's so real now!!!

To make it even more real:: I started to feel her move! I was worried because I hadn't felt her but suddenly, last week, I did! SOOOOO AMAZING!

I still struggle with some morning sickness (still on meds for it) and now am dealing with elevated blood pressure and a horrible cough (not sure if it's a cold or a by-product of acid reflux), but honestly, it's all worth it! Once we got to see baby girl, I realized that it is all worth it!!!


In the excitement (and exhaustion) of everything that my body is going through for the past 20 weeks, I still have not spent more than 10-15 minutes in my craft room. I think I'm in mourning because I know that in the next few months, it will no longer be my craft room as that will become the nursery and my craft room will be moved to the dining room until I find a more permanent solution. I go in and just look around and imagine what it'll look like very soon and it's soooooo weird to think that it'll be Ava's room soon!!!

In trying to get me back in the spirit of crafting, Jon let me order some new cartridges from when they were having their 4th of July sale ($17.76 on most carts), and they arrived today, so I THINK I may actually go play tonight.

(sorry it's sideways; I can't turn it)

I got My Community, Car Decals, and Sesame Street Font. (Can ya tell I'm getting in kid mode? LOL!)

We'll see what I come up with. :-)

I hope you are all well!