Monday, October 4, 2010

Moving Along!

Today I am 35 weeks along. Can I say "wow" Look at that belly! It just pops right out! No wonder I waddle around like a duck. And yes...I really waddle.
We're getting excited. I'm washing baby clothes this very moment.....I was actually excited to do laundry so I could play in little boy clothes. We'll see how long that lasts!
Next item on the list is packing the diaper bag...what the heck do you put in those things anyway? This is all a learning thing for sure! Do you think it's too early to strap the car seat in? :) Anyway, just an update. Maybe next time I'll come with pictures of a little boy! Much more fun.

Friday, September 24, 2010

How the Summer went

Lots has been going on this summer! It seems like I can't keep my head on straight! A few recent things. A few weeks ago Ryan's family had a huge get together for Grandpa Martin. He has been sick so we all got together one last time for a family dinner. Was a fun time. I really like this picture of Ryan and Grandpa. They are 2 of a kind!

This picture below is of Ryan's immediate family. Next to Ryan is Jaron's girlfriend Laura and she is holding Daphnie's little girl Lucy. Next to Laura is Jaron, Ryan's brother. Then Daphnie, Ryan's sister, then Chris, Daphnie's husband, then Ryan's mom Alice. Sitting below Alice is Ron, Ryan's dad. Then little Emma, also Daphnie's daughter is setting on Grandpa JoAnn's lap. And Grandpa Martin is holding Porter, Daphnies little boy. Porter was born in May, so he and Parks will be the same age!! That will be nice....or maybe lots of trouble!

We didn't make any family trips this year. We have mostly been sticking around home due to my growing belly. Here are a few pics I haven't posted....

Below is me at 6 months.

The picture below was taken at 7 months.

And finally, picture below is the most recent, taken at 8 months.

I'm currently 34 weeks. Definitely getting ready. Starting to have lots of little complications. I guess thats the rules of the game. Visits to the doctor have been frequent, but so far little Parks is doing well. He has already turned upside down and positioned himself to come out the right way! Lets hope he doesn't decide to flip in the next few weeks.

My ankles have decided to welcome swelling and are now huge! See picture probably will be disgusted. I am. Thank heavens it's not summer cause I do not want to be showing these bad boys off.

My shoes officially do not fit. Not so bad I pass to wear flip flops to work. My flip flops are more comfortable than shoes anyhow!
I must be getting excited, every night I have dreams about my little man. I sure hope he looks the same as the baby I'm dreaming of. The little baby I pack around in my dreams is teeny tiny with a head full of brown hair and looks just like Ryan when he was a little baby. Can't wait to see him. I really can't wait to just get him out of my's getting hard to pack him around. Even though he isn't that big!
Well, thats all for now. Hopefully I can make a few more posts before Parks comes. If not, I'll definitely be back for posting pictures of him!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Few Things last post kind of got deleted. I decided it was kind of wierd having my ultrasound on the blog. Maybe I was just being a grumpy pregnant woman that day, who knows, but anywho, I decided to save those pics for family.

If you haven't heard, it is a boy. We decided to name him Parks Kenley Darrington. We wanted something different, and didn't want to stick with family names... didn't want to hurt any feelings. So it was easiest to come up with our own. Parks it is. We love it.

The first thing we bought for him....his bedding! I ordered them today. I wanted to get it here so we could match paint colors and get his room painted. Plus, Im going to be making alot of the crib sheets, if it ends up being cheaper than buying them. We'll have to do some checking around. I suffer from matching syndrome, so I want his sheets to match his bedding as well.

Here is a picture. Kind of hard to see. I bought it from JCPenney. I also bought the matching mobile. There are so many different kinds of bedding out there, but when I saw this one, I wanted it. It just seemed to fit. I love the little dogs and the mobile is adorable with its little stuffed quilted dogs.

I did get a registry done at Target as well. Probably a little early, but thats ok. I wanted to get it done. We probably won't plan on any showers until October. I think I spent 2-3 hours in that store looking over everything possible! My feet definitely hurt after that was over. Ryan wasn't feeling good, so he didn't come. Good thing our tastes are the same so far.

I'm almost 22 weeks now. Past half way, feeling good for the most part. I might need a wheelchair for our trip to Florida in September....haha! My feet get pretty sore after awhile, as does my back. Maybe I should wear better shoes than flip flops...but its so hot thats all I want. And they feel better on swollen feet. Oh the joys!

Anyway, just wanted to give an update! Hope everyone has a great 4th!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What's that poppin?

Today . . . . .I am convinced that I am popping a bag of popcorn in my belly. Thank you little Baby D. Not quite sure what you're doing in there, but it's making for an interesting day!

I sure can't wait for our ultrasound later this month...hopefully....crossing fingers....begging the doctor.... I'm dying to see this little one because it's moving all over the place! I haven't felt alot yet, but that popcorn popping is evidence that something funny is going on in there.

Why do I get the feeling that I'm in for it the next few months....I'm thinking this little one is going to be kicking the heck out of my insides. Is this a sign our kid is going to be ADD? Lol...I hope not! :)

By the way, Italian Nachos from JC's are absolutely amazing to say the least. Who would have ever known? But....fresh salsa on the other hand...sick!

I'm going home in a few weeks to see the fam. I can't wait. My sis is coming all the way from New York. Hooray! Haven't seen her since I got hitched, and haven't seen the kids for even longer!

Memorial Day weekend wasn't too exciting. Ryan golfed and I got some shopping done. The rest of the time we sat at home. Kind of nice to relax anyhow.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sweet 16!

Alright, here we are, momma and baby. 16 weeks. I'm growing. . . . in areas I didn't think I could grow! All the sudden that lil belly popped out of nowhere. I'm kind of glad it did, because before I just looked like I had a gut. I'm not to picture friendly these days. . . I scare myself.

Not much to report. . . .in a couple weeks I have more blood testing and then hopefully on June 21st I can have an ultrasound. We need to find out what this little bugger is! I hate not being prepared. I've never been able to run on the spur of a moment. Drives me bonkers. This is driving me bonkers....much patience is needed! And then I stress myself out even more when I realize how much "stuff" we are about to add to our house for this little baby... I'm still trying to figure out where the queen bed and sewing room are going to go....and how they are going to be mixed in together.
I haven't had any wierdo cravings like some women have. I do really like Cherry Limeade's from Sonic, and of course, french fries. And sometimes I really want oranges. But thats about it! The funny thing is, everywhere I look, I see pregnant women. I never noticed them before, but my....they are everywhere! :)
Happy Monday, lets hope for a good week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Puppies, Puppies Everywhere!

Relax.... not real puppies! That wouldn't be good.... Anyway, So you all know I'm obsessed with fabric and I'm constantly searching online for the newest stuff for my bags and wallets. Well the other day I came across these little lovely's......

Yes....I'm officially convinced that this is the most adorable fabric I've ever seen! I saw it and made up my mind, if we find out that our wee little lemon (size this week) is a boy, you can bet that there will be something in his room made with these fabrics!!

I'm contemplating doing my own crib bedding.....I might be completely out of my mind though. If I did it myself then I could pick exactly what I wanted. These two prints would be so cute mixed together for crib bedding...and even cuter if I were to throw in this print.....

I'm smitten. These. Are. Perfect.
So, now for an update on how we've been doing. Today starts my 2nd trimester. Wohoo! They say you're supposed to start feeling better....i'm thinking "they" are a bunch of liars. :) Or, maybe week 13 decided to end 1st trimester with intent of never being forgotten. Here's how last week went....
*Monday, came down with a sore throat.
*Tuesday, sore throat turned into a head cold. Went to the doctor and he said, "Sorry, you can take tylenol and suck on some halls." My thoughts, ugh, I just paid you how much money to tell me that? Why did I make an attempt to even come in here for help? And, thanks for freaking me out since you couldn't find my babies heartbeat for what seemed like a century! This isn't my normal doctor, I went to her husband because she doesn't work on Tuesdays. So I went home from work Tuesday afternoon in hopes of kicking this cold in the butt with a serious dose of "SLEEP" Tylenol doesn't work. Tuesday night, chills, low fever and throw up. Yep....pretty sure I've got the flu.
*Wednesday, still throwing up everything I already threw up Tuesday and all Tuesday night. I couldn't stop. I was one crazy barfing machine. Disgusting. to the doctor again. But this time, both my doctors were out, so here we go with doctor number 3. Thank heavens he is hot of the press, just out of medical school. Pretty up to date on his stuff. This guy checked to make sure I wasn't starving the baby since I was starving myself, found the heartbeat in less than 30 seconds and even helped my fat pregnant self up off the table. How considerate! He knows how hard it is for a pregnant lady to set up, even though you're only 13 weeks, you still feel like a cow and you still can't move like a normal human. Or maybe I'm just not a normal human?? Doctor prescribed me a miracle pill. Some dissolvable tablet. The second that pill was dissolved, my stomach stopped hurting and the vomiting stopped immediately. Thank you thank you thank you!! I could eat!
*Now you tell me why they don't have a pill like that, that pregnant woman can take every day for nausea?*
The first doctor that comes out with that pill, and deems it safe to take during pregnancy, and as often as daily, is going to be the most loved doctor ever! He'll need to run, and run far far away because he'll be being chased and smothered by fat pregnant ladies all over! We'll just want to show him our gratitude for his invention.
*Thursday, still a little sick. Still didn't go to work, but was able to at least wash the blankets and the bedding. I didn't want poor Ryan to get my flu bug!
Wow, what a week huh....dear Mr. Flu Bug, if you ever come back while I'm pregnant again, you will be so sorry. AHHH!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Cavewoman at 13 Weeks

Well, it's that time of year again. Time for Fun Night at work. Every year our bank has an employee company party where they do awards and so forth. Last night was Fun Night for this year. Our theme was "Through The Decades" Our branch decided to dress up together as "cave people" I made my costume, this is how it turned out. .

Not too bad. Only problem, it was FREEZING yesterday! So....I had to pull out the long sleeve shirt! Brr. Ryan insisted on taking my picture when I got home, as you can tell...he can't hold the camera still. Every picture he took was blurry! Thats ok, you get the gist.

I'm also gonna use this as my 13 week picture! Ha...horrible because you can't see my belly. But it's there....oh's there and it's sticking out! A couple of our friends were teasing me and they said that if they didn't know that I was pregnant, they would have thought I was getting a gut! :( Sad face. hehe. Actually...if you look close, you can kind of see it. Too bad blogger doesn't let me draw an arrow. I knew I would show early because there really isn't anywhere else for it to go but straight out.

I think my hips are expanding, which probably is a good thing, because I don't think a baby would come out of there! My rear is going to be J-Lo-ing it by the time I'm done I swear. Lets hope not....YIKES! All is good though, I was in desperate need of a few pounds. Just not too many!

Happy Friday!