Friday, November 22, 2013

Gender Reveal!

I guess today....well technically Wednesday was the day.... Sorry everyone, I've been lazy and haven't posted yet.

It's gender reveal time!!

On Wednesday we went to the OBGYN and got an ultrasound done. Jake and I were both pretty nervous, but giddy with excitement. It was a shock to see just how much our little one has grown since the 9 week ultrasound. (We're at 21 weeks now!) I'm sure I annoyed the ultra sound tech with my little squeals of excitement and "trying to be funny" nervous comments. Our baby sure is a wiggly one--frustrating the ultrasound tech with all its moving around.

Baby's head! Lookin' good!

Two moments really stand out to me from the experience.

1) Seeing our baby grab it's toes with it's hands and kicking at the "camera". It just made my heart melt!

2) Sneaking a peak and Jake and seeing him inch closer and closer to the screen with nervous excitement and happiness emanating from his face, and then him turning to me with his cute and nervous "we're going to be parents" smile.

I'm sure this sounds all so cheesy, but that was such a beautiful moment, kind of like earlier this week when Jake felt the baby move for the very first time. This little baby has stolen our hearts already.

So you ready to find out what it is?

Here's a riddle :)

In mommy's belly I will grow
Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes
Some don't know what my gender will be
Although you might already see
Guess if I'm a girl or boy
I'm sure either way, you'll jump for joy
Read this riddle with great care
Look really close, but please don't share!

(I can't take credit for the :))

21 Weeks

They gave us lots of pictures :)

It's a girl!! 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

DIY Christmas Tree

Okay, so maybe it's a little early to start decorating for Christmas....but I really think it depends on your perspective.

Christmas is less than a month in a half away. That's almost here! I'm ready for all the holiday cheer........hold the snow storms please!

Anyway, so this last Wednesday Jake planned a fun date night for me--making chocolate dipped pretzels, decorating for Christmas, and watching a Christmas movie. It was really a sweet gesture considering he's definitely the type to only decorate for Christmas/listen to Christmas music/watch Christmas movies after Thanksgiving is over. (Personally, I think it helps get me more into the mood for Thanksgiving....or maybe it's just all these pregnancy hormones running rampant.)

Well, during our date night we made our Christmas tree. Yep, made it! It all started last year.....

Still living in an apartment, not having space, money, or storage to purchase a "real" tree, I decided to come up with my own version that would still bring some holiday cheer into our home. I scowered Pinterest for some ideas. I came across some good DIY trees, but nothing that really peaked my interest. I finally found one type that was made out of foam cones that seemed pretty doable. But knowing the price of foam cones, that still seemed on the pricey side. Luckily, I've never been one to let that stop me, so it stemmed into something much more affordable, cute, and (bonus) cheap enough that there was no guilt in throwing it away after Christmas was over.

Back to present day:
Well, since doing that last year, I've been thinking about making a cute Pinterest tutorial all year for it. So I finally I did! My first one (with Jake's help)!

Also, and as just an update. We will hopefully find out baby's gender this week! Yay! (As long as baby cooperates and proves not to be too bashful :) )

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