Sunday, May 30, 2010

25wks--What I'm Reading & Baby bedding

25 wks:
These are the 3 books I'm currently reading:

I have LOVED all of them thus far!

Below is a picture of the bedding we will be using for Kynlee's crib-and it comes with a personalized pillow!
Any other book suggestions?


Thursday, May 27, 2010

24 wk ultrasound

So yesterday my husband and I went for an ultrasound! We had not seen her in about 6 weeks since they don't do them very often at the doc's office. Luckily, my sister is an ultrasound tech and is a clinical instructor for a college in a near by she can do ultrasounds for me as often as I'd like!

At the beginning of the pregnancy (especially before we found out the sex) we were there every single week. Now that I know Kynlee is a girl and she is kicking a lot I don't worry as much. I sure was happy to see her, though!

Unfortunately, she was being shy and would not show us her whole face! If she wasn't laying completely upside down, then her back was to us. Silly girl. 

My sister was able to do some measurements and she is measuring right on her due date-September 11, 2010. She is weighing in at 1 lb, 10 ounces. :)
(This is a lil more than says she is supposed to weigh at 24wks-but I know their info is just an average).

In other news, she is no where near in the right position towards the birth canal. Just the opposite, in fact. I know that there is still plenty of time and she is constantly moving around in there, but it still makes me a little anxious!

She was laying completely side to side across me and that explains those late night jabs into my side! We got to see her stretching a few times-and I'm talking good stretching-like legs all the way extended and chin/neck tilted back. It was precious!

I thought it was also neat to physically SEE her kicking me as I could physically FEEL her kicking, as well. 
This week tells me that Kynlee is almost a foot long, or about the size of an ear of corn.

Below are a couple pictures of our little angel laying upside down, showing us her spine!
They were taken from my phone at an awkward angle so they are a little blurry but you will still be able to see. 

Until next time,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Baby Blog

Hey everyone!
This morning I decided to separate this blog from my personal blog so that I can keep things more organized. 
Here I will mainly post about Kynlee and all things baby/pregnancy related!
It is still a work in progress but I hope to have it like I want it soon.
You can still read my personal blog HERE!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mama Spanx

I came across this website that mentioned maternity Spanx, or "Mama Spanx," and I got so excited!
This is exactly what I need for dresses and it's at a very affordable price as well.
Have any of you ever tried them (the maternity style that is)?
I have a pair of regular Spanx that I love(d), but those won't work with this growing baby belly. 
The kind I plan to try is called Power Mama ($32.00) because I feel it will work best for me during the summer months--> pictured below!

Also offered are Mama Spanx Maternity-Footless-Pantyhouse ($28.00):
And Mama Spanx Maternity-Full length-Pantyhose ($28.00):
I am not getting paid to talk about this, just wanted to share with all of you! 
Click HERE to see more!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Pregnancy Survey

The Pregnancy Survey

-About the mommy:
Name: Whitney
Age: 22
Is this your first child?: yes!

-About the daddy:
Name: Luke
Age: 25
Is this his first child?: yes!

-Finding out:
What day did you find out you were pregnant?: Friday, January 8th, 2010
How did you feel when you found out?: I was in shock and denial and honestly, a bit overwhelmed. Then, I was the happiest woman in the world!
Who was with you?: Luke
How did the daddy react?: He was immediately happy!

-Telling the grandparents:
How did your family react?: They were all ecstatic! Screams of joy :)
How did his parents react?: They were happy! His mom thought we were telling them that our dog was pregnant.. haha!
How often do they call to check on you?: We talk to our parents every day!

-About the pregnancy:
When is your due date?: September 11th, 2010
How far along are you right now?: 24 weeks & 5 days
Have you had an ultra sound?: Yes, many! The perks of having a sister who can do them for me, for free!
Have you heard the heartbeat?: Yes- she has a good, strong heartbeat!

-Sex of the baby:
What do you want. Boy or Girl?: I know many people say this but it honestly did not matter to me as long as the baby is completely healthy.
Do you know what you are having now?: A girl :)
Are you happy with what you are having?: Of course.

-About the birth:
Who is going to be with you?: Luke for sure.
Are you going to video tape it?: Maybe?
Natural or medicated?: Epidural, please!
Do you think you will have a c-section?: I hope not, but whatever happens will be fine.
Do you think you will cry when you first hold your baby?: Definitely!
Do you know what you will say to the baby when you first hold it?: Probably a whole bunch of stuff that no one will be able to understand through the tears!
Are you scared about the labor?: Yes.

Do you have a name picked out?: Kynlee
Is your baby going to be named after anyone?: No
Did the daddy help pick the name?: Well he agreed with it! My sister and I came up with Kynlee, but Luke and I will be picking out the middle name!

-Other random questions:
Where was your baby conceived?: At home
Have you felt the baby move?: Yes, she is moving more & more now and it's the best feeling in the world!
What was your first symptom?: Nausea for no apparent reason & my bladder constantly filling up fast!
Will you have godparents?: Yes
Who will be the god mommy?: probably more than one
Who will be the god daddy?: probably more than one
What is the baby's room theme?: As far as the crib bedding goes it will be black & white damask print, with a deep pink accent color
Are you ready to be a mommy?: Yes!
What do you think the baby will be a "daddy's girl" or a "mommy's girl"?: Way too soon to tell!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Birth Order of Children

 Hey everyone! I got the following in an e-mail, thought it was cute & wanted to share! Enjoy!

1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy.
2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible.

3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.
Preparing for the Birth: 

1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously.
2nd baby: You don't bother because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing.
3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your eighth month.
The Layette

1st baby: You pre-wash newborn's clothes, color-coordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau.
2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains.
3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown--you pick up the baby.
2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn.
3rd baby: You teach your three-year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing.

1st baby: If the pacifier falls on the floor, you put it away until you can go home and  wash and boil it.
2nd baby: When the pacifier falls on the floor, you squirt it off with some juice from the baby's bottle.
3rd baby: You wipe it off on your shirt and pop it back in.

1st baby: You change your baby's diapers every hour, whether they need it or not.
2nd baby: You change their diaper every two to three hours, if needed.
3rd baby: You try to change their diaper before others start to complain about the smell or you see it sagging to their knees.

1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour.
2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics.
3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaners.
Going Out:

1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home five times.
2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached.
3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.
At Home:

1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby.
2nd baby: You spend a bit of everyday watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby.
3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.
____________ __________________________________________
Swallowing Coins:

1st child: When first child swallows a coin, you rush the child to the hospital and demand x-rays.
2nd child: When second child swallows a coin, you carefully watch for the coin to pass.
3rd child: When third child swallows a coin, you deduct it from his allowance!

     (The older the mother, the funnier this is!) 


are a reward for allowing your children to live!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kicks for Daddy

This post is going to be short and sweet.

I haven't had much spare time lately (and another blog post to come in the future will explain why) but I did want to share that on Saturday night (May 8th)  
Luke got to feel Kynlee kicking for the first time!

I was SO was he!
She began kicking pretty hard, harder than she normally does, and so I asked him to feel-thinking that surely this time he'd be able to feel it also...
...and he DID!
I am so happy that he can finally share in that part of the pregnancy with me. :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Someone Wants What You Already Have

I got the following from a a fellow blogger of mine: Her Womb, Our Hearts
Wanted to share with you all. :) 
Click here to see this post originally. 

It’s easy to think the grass is always greener in your neighbor’s yard. And perhaps it is. At least the part you can see.

But remember…

When you’re weary of fixing another meal and doing dishes yet again, somebody wishes they had food to put on the table.

When you’ve folded and put away a(nother) mountain of laundry, somebody wishes their children had proper coats and hats to wear to school.

When you’re groaning over the highest heating bill yet this year, somebody wishes they weren’t so cold.

When you’re losing sleep and gagging over a child’s stomach bug episode, somebody is praying for a miracle over her child’s hospital bed.

When the exhaustion and nausea of the first trimester are about to do you in, somebody is weeping (yet again) over a negative pregnancy test.

When your headache intensifies over your teen’s college financial paperwork, somebody is visiting the site of her teen’s fatal wreck.

When you wake up to another cloudy, rainy day, somebody is praying for moisture to end a season of drought.

When you pick up your husband’s dirty socks and take out the trash because he forgot, somebody is wishing that for just a moment she didn’t have to do it all alone, all the time. 
The next time your situation threatens to steal your joy, try to remember…
somebody wants what you have.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Pregnancy update

Well it's been a few days since I've posted about baby Kynlee and the pregnancy so I'll try to update you all quickly.
Kynlee is kicking a lot more now. Before it felt like simple flutters, but now I can feel distinct kicks... and she kicks like she means it! ;)
Words cannot describe how much Luke and I love her already!

My next OB appointment is scheduled for May 18th.
(TMI warning...) I just received a call from my doctor's office not too long ago and was informed that they will be doing a test (colposcopy) at my next appt. because my pap smear came back abnormal.
 I am not sure what to feel. Nervous is definitely at the top of the list, though.
This is the first pap smear I've ever had to come back abnormal so I am very apprehensive. The nurse did say that it was a low-grade abnormality, so I guess that's supposed to make me feel better... but it doesn't. Anyway, the doc wants to do some more testing just to make sure everything is alright, so please let that be your prayers!

Until next time...

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