My best girlfriends! Meghan, me, Leslie "bride to be," Lauren & Michelle
Thursday, April 29, 2010
My best girlfriends! Meghan, me, Leslie "bride to be," Lauren & Michelle
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
--I ALREADY do and I love it, now hoping Luke can catch a feel soon!
Monday, April 26, 2010
The boys were off hunting this past weekend and I made myself this ultimate fruity waffle concoction for dinner Saturday night. Here is a picture of it! Special trip to the store during the scary St. Louis storms to get this fruit, can we say craving!?!
So do I have your mouth watering yet with all this talk of food?
Now, the important question....What's for dinner!
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
As you know I am an open book so feel free to ask me anything!
To get you going here is a question one of my friends recently asked me.
Leslie- "Are you going to tell people the name of the baby or keep it a secret?"
Answer- I would LOVE to keep it a secret. Since we are finding out the sex I feel like it is something special to reveal on baby's birthday, but we are having a really hard time picking and narrowing down, so we may have to just decide once we meet baby Wilson! Which makes it hard to keep some of our choices quiet and not get opinions on them. However based on some opinions we got from one of my grandmas... things are staying "hush hush" for quite sometime!
-Hopefully baby Wilson never has to USE these fingerprints!
Starting to feel a bit off balance? As your belly grows, your center of gravity changes, so you may begin to occasionally feel a little unsteady on your feet. Try to avoid situations with a high risk of falling. Wear low-heeled shoes to reduce your risk of taking a tumble.
-Ha! no thanks, I am still liking my heely heels!
I opted to do the optional triple screen test, this is a blood test that checks for signs of downs, and some other birth defects. Insurance covered it 100% so I figured why not, the nurse just called and all 3 tests came back negative! This is super good news!!!! The scary thing about these tests is that they can give you false positives but usually the negatives are pretty accurate, ya-hooo baby Wilson keep up the great work!
Another person to keep up the great work these days is Luker! He is once AGAIN the top closer for Citi for St. Louis! Way to go babe, I am so extremely proud of you... again!
Monday, April 19, 2010
side note- the one my mom is stilling in here you cant really see but they are the MOST comfortable thing in the entire world, If we get this one I will just sleep in babies room with baby because this thing will be my new bed!
Thanks Michelle, what a great night!
Friday, April 16, 2010
I cant believe that next time I go to the doctor it will be with Luke and some family to see if B Dub is a boy or a girl, Ekkk.... 3 weeks from Tuesday!!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Two years ago today, I was finishing up my hair appointment, getting my makeup done, hanging out with my favorite girls, and getting ready to marry my prince charming!
Friday, April 9, 2010
It got me! Some sort of bug... UGH! I usually get strept throat once a year and I thought I had made it this year without, but I thought too soon.
When I called the OB nurse she said they would rather me try and treat myself naturally without any medication... Hummm, are you kidding?
Natural remedies didn't work and they ended up calling me in a prescription. I am no doctor but isn't it healthier for baby to make sure Mama gets better asap?
On top of that I have pretty bad Spring allergies and don't feel comfortable putting all of this medicine in me at once preggers... Since there is not much you can take when you are pregnant it has left me feeling pretty crappy so I thought I would do a post of some perks!
- You get to pick out your favorite color of the jellybeans, this left us with a big bag of purple, green, and yellow, ha!
- You ALWAYS get to pick the restaurant, no matter if it is just hubby and I or whomever they always ask what the baby wants to eat
- Tired is not only a common symptom it is also a good excuse to use for a lot of things, cleaning, staying out and going to "the next place," the list goes on!
- Though it may be small so far you get a new wardrobe :)
- The pudge hanging over your jeans is not because you had too much pizza, and there is nothing you can do about the pudge for 7-8 more months, yay
- O'douls Amber, I couldn't find much I liked to drink besides water but these are pretty good!
- People are always exited to see you and your bump and always ask how you are feeling, which is nice
- Whether pizza, McDonald's, or cereal you always get to choose dinner and if it sounds good to you and you'll eat it, no questions asked!
- Ice Cream... Nuff' said
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
View from the door to the room
Another view from the door into the room.
Hats off to real estate agents, taking "room" pics is hard.
I thought I would do some before shots of Baby Wilson's nursery since in 5 more weeks we will find out what is cookin' inside Mama Wilson (don't forget to vote on the poll above!) I know once we find out what we are having it wont be long till I want to start "construction!" The room was a little boy's room from the last owners, we will still change a lot but if we have a boy we could maybe keep some of the paint. I have already started "picking" at the sailboat border ;)
We have lots of furniture to get rid of in this room, since we have not done much with it, it has been our "throw it in there" room if we don't know what to do with something. So far I have sold the desk and couch on Craigslist (I am in love with Craigslist) but we still have a long way to go!
Monday, April 5, 2010
Time to share the good news with your partner! DONE
Find out what to expect from the first trimester. Done and DONE!
Learn what's in store for the first four weeks of pregnancy. Done and DONE
If you aren't already, begin taking folic acid each day. DONE
Start keeping track of name ideas for Baby in your online Name Basket. Ummm kinda done
Begin researching hospitals. St Johns, this is where my OB is and where my mother in law works.
Choose your OB-GYN or midwife. LOVE her!
Schedule your first prenatal visit. DONE
Get to know the basics of fetal development. AKA read the emails the websites send me
Figure out your due date. DONE! Sept 27th!
Stop smoking, drinking, and cut back on caffeine. Know what's safe and what isn't during pregnancy. DONE!
Begin a pregnancy journal. DONE!
Connect with other women who are due the same month you are. DONE thanks to the blog world
Learn what to expect during weeks five through eight. DONE, so excited about this 2nd trimester!
Do Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic muscles. Ummm do ppl really do this?
Start eating a healthy and nutritious prenatal diet. DONE
Fight pregnancy anxiety and first trimester fears. Can you ever fight your fears of something like this?
Find out which prenatal tests you may need. DONE, getting the blood work done at 16 weeks and well go from there! Please Pray all comes back great and nothing further is needed!
Know your optimal pregnancy weight range. DONE, at 12 weeks I had gained a pound I cant wait to see at 16 weeks since I feel HUGE now!
Manage gas, the urge to urinate, and other uncomfortable early pregnancy symptoms. DONE?!?
Take steps to minimize your morning sickness. NONE, or gone by now!
Learn what to expect during weeks nine through 12 of pregnancy. DONE!
Is your bra suddenly uncomfortable? Shop for a new bra and learn about pregnancy breast changes. I am WAY too cheap to buy a new bra so far, although i think I will have to go do that soon!
Start a safe prenatal exercise routine. Now that is is nice out I walk but that is about it.
Speak with your doctor about getting the flu shot. DONE, got the HINI didn't get around to getting the regular one, ohh well.
Know what to expect from early screening tests. DONE
Involve your partner in your pregnancy. DONE! He is so great!
Time to share the good news with your friends! NOW is the time, they were the first to know ;)
Find out if you're having twins (and if you are, plan accordingly). Only one heartbeat!
Schedule a prenatal massage! Got one so far, looking forward to a couple more.
Manage pregnancy mood swings. I think I had worse mood swings not pregnant. There is just NOTHING to be mad about now!
Stay hydrated! Get your new water intake quota. I work on drinking as much water as I can.
Stock up on moisturizer and pamper your pregnancy skin. Done!
Find out what's in store for you in the second trimester. Done or learning now
Learn what to expect during weeks 13 through 16. Done or learning now
Revise your budget to make room for baby. Done, however I am sure more adjustments will need to be made!
Start shopping for maternity clothes. The shopping has begun, and I have a little stash thanks to my lovely sister
Sign up now for childbirth classes—slots fill up fast! We signed up! We are taking the 6 week class on labor, nursing and newborn care.
Want to get away? Plan a babymoon! Since we just went in November, no babymoon for us.
Take baby's first picture—the ultrasound! We have two pictures of our little sweetie
Find a sleep set up that's comfortable and interpret wild pregnancy dreams. Side sleep is most comfortable for me, and there is NO interpreting my dreams they are wild!
If you're RH negative, it's time to ask your doctor about a RhoGam shot. I have not heard anything on this so I guess I am good.
Take pictures of your growing belly. More pictures to come soon!
Help him be a better dad—look into parenting classes for him. He will just go to the classes with me.
So we are not even in the fourth month yet and already I feel pretty good about everything!