Friday, August 30, 2013

Week 21 Breakdown

My mom got our stroller and carrier from Target. I love it! So far it's the first thing bought off our registries. We went to BabiesRus, Buy Buy Baby and Target to register. 

I really need to go back and add a lot of random items on there. Our experience registering was weird. Every one of the employees we worked with were super slow and wanted to talk a lot. I can tell where that's what they want them to do so it makes you comfortable, but it was driving us insane. My mom looked over at me once and said, "I bet you want to grab that keyboard and type it yourself" and of course she was right. I have control and patience issues. 

Anyway, our house is starting to feel like a home now. Norah is getting settled in and is super happy. 

I can't wait to see Archer again. I hope we can schedule our 4D sonogram soon!

How Far Along: 21 weeks and 7 days

Size of Baby: 6.5 inches 

Gender: BOY! Archer "we don't have a middle name" Price 

Movement: He is kicking  loads every day especially when I lay down.

Weight Gain: 11 lbs

Maternity Clothes: 

Sleep Habits: Well, we just purchased our first King sized bed so sleep has been wonderful. It hurts when I turn on my right side, but other than that all is well.

Cravings/Aversions: Potatoes from McAlister's and popcorn

Emotions: I've cried at lunch this week and become really angry over nothing. It's an emotional roller coaster this week. The good thing is I completely recognize it's my emotions and try to calm myself down. It's a mess.

Symptoms: I've been pretty tired lately. I've been going to be around 9:30. My lower back on the right side also hurts but that could be from Norah dragging me when I try to walk her. 

Weddings rings on/off: Off

What I Miss: My wedding ring and seeing Cody more. I'm really tired of our opposite shifts. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: Ordering the baby bedding and painting Archer's room.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Week 20 Breakdown

It's been a wonderful week! We finally got to close on our new home on Thursday! This is our lawyer, Perry. We felt like we signed a million papers that day! I cannot believe we are finally homeowners!!! 

We headed straight to Adam's Bistro in Greenville to celebrate with their wonderful Red Velvet White Chocolate Cheesecake. It's like $8 a slice and worth every penny. We got to just enjoy the moment and that was nice. The next few days were crazy, but first here's a breakdown of our baby this week... and a few special updates! GENDER!

How Far Along: 20 weeks and 7 days

Size of Baby: 6.5 inches 

Gender: BOY! Archer "we don't have a middle name" Price 

Movement: He is kicking a lot... every day... every hour... sometimes it's almost painful, but still soooo much fun. 

Weight Gain: 11 lbs

Maternity Clothes: love my stretchy pants. Heading to the seamstress this week to get some pants hemmed to fit me. After that I'll have loads of pants for winter.  

Sleep Habits: Well, we just purchased our first King sized bed so sleep has been wonderful. It hurts when I turn on my right side, but other than that all is well.

Cravings/Aversions: Still drinking a lot of Orange Juice. I've have also fallen back into a bad habit of drinking soda. I'm not a huge soda drinking anyway, but something makes me want it. I'm trying to guzzle water at work to stay super hydrated. 

Emotions: I have done really well considering we just bought a house and moved this week. I think I only had one or two good breakdowns. I just wanted to have a quiet moment to myself after everyone left. Luckily, my new tub in my new house was the perfect fix. 

Symptoms: Well, it could just be the weather, but my sinuses are crazy right now and my ears hurt a little. I'm still having a fever every now and then.  My hands and feet are also swelling over night. It's soooo weird in the mornings. My hands feel huge. 

Weddings rings on/off: Still off and my fake gold ring broke so now I'm empty handed. 

What I Miss: My wedding ring. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: A clean house with all the boxes unpacked and thrown out... putting Archer's room together... and a weekend with nothing to do!

Friday we went to the Village Bakery in Pendleton to have our gender reveal. Our favorite photographer, Brett Seay came to capture the moment. The bakery said they would make a pastry filled with either cherry for a girl or blueberry for a boy. 

Of course, I wore blue since I've thought it was a boy the whole time. There were moments at the end where I was thinking I was wrong, but I guess not.  
The top photo is where we began pulling the tasty pastry apart... The bottom is where we thought it was a cherry filling. I was freaking out b/c in the sunlight, it totally looked like cherry and not blueberry. Everyone including Brett came in close to check and we all tasted it to make sure. Ha.
We were so excited. We really didn't care if it was a boy or girl, just healthy and happy. Of course, we had a girls name already... but still no middle name for Archer.
The pastry was sooooo good.
The little tie is one of Cody's from when he was little. 

He is so cute.

Here's some photos of our gender reveal with our family on Saturday! 

All of our sweet guests we had at our home.

The Moms

Poor Kylee just couldn't get her can to work and Coleton made her cry!

But she got him back!

Love these sweet friends!

Me w/the Moms!

Auntie Em w/Fran

Devotion: Cora drove 8 hours to be here with us for this moment. Love this girl and her sister, Mary so much!

Norah wasn't sure what to think, but she is loving being back in South Carolina!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Week 19 Breakdown

Today was a wonderful day! We got to see our little baby. I cannot explain how sweet it was watching it twist and turn and punch and kick. It was just perfect to see that everything was ok and the baby was growing right on schedule... well two days early. They said I am actually measuring 19 weeks and 4 days.

You can see the little fist raised in the photo. So crazy. 

AND YES, we did have the opportunity to know if it's a boy or girl, but we asked them to seal it in an envelope. We are going to have a special photo session with our favorite photographer, Brett! I am so happy to be able to experience this moment and find out what we're having. EEEEP! 

Here's the latest details... 

How Far Along: 19 weeks and 2 days

Size of Baby: 6 inches - large red pepper (see photo!)

Gender: we find out next Friday!!! 

Movement: I have been feeling a lot since my last post. A lot of kicks. It moves a lot when we're laying in bed and Cody talks to it. It sounds weird, but it happens way more then than any other time. I love it. 

Weight Gain: 10 lbs

Maternity Clothes: My cousin gave me this stretchy pants from Motherhood that are amazing. 

Sleep Habits: It's been better lately. I've been sleeping on my right side a lot more. 

Cravings/Aversions: Orange Juice is the only thing that seems to quench my thirst! 

Emotions: I have been pretty happy lately, but I totally have my mood swings on occasions. 

Symptoms: My headaches are pretty normal. I have been trying to take breaks from the computer to help alleviate them. 

Weddings rings on/off: Sadly, off. I found the fake plastic gold ring that the  preacher used at our rehearsal and have been wearing that. I am glad we kept it! 

What I Miss: Cody being home on the weekends. It's move in weekend so he is swamped at work with the students so he's having to work on the weekends for the next few weeks. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: We should close on the house soon and start moving in! We have our gender reveal on the 23rd and one with our family and friends on the 24th! I am so excited!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy 3 Years!!!

I cannot believe it's been three years since Cody and I were married. Marriage has been the easiest thing I've done in my life. I am so happy and blessed to have a husband that is my best friend. We like each other and that is why it works. He knows how to make me laugh and put me in a good mood. He is ALWAYS there for me.

I love that my friends love him and he always makes them feel welcomed and not the third wheel. I love that he loves frozen pizzas, hot dogs and still plays video games.

I hope everyone finds a love like the one we have. We are so excited that we starting our own little family now. I know he will be wonderful father. Our child is so lucky that Cody will be their dad. He is going to love this child more than anything want to be with it all the time. I already know he will be smitten. 

God couldn't have given me a better mate. He knew what I needed and really gave me everything my heart desired and everything He desired for me. It's been amazing to see all the things about Cody that God made that fit me so well. 

Cody, you are my favorite. Forever and always. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Week 18 Breakdown

How Far Along: 18 weeks and 3 days

Size of Baby: sweet potato

Gender: We find out this time next week! 

Movement: Still nothing. 

Weight Gain: 9lbs

Maternity Clothes: I have started investing in a few nice sports bras that make moving comfy. 

Sleep Habits: I haven't slept well the past few nights so I turned the air down a bit and got rid of a few of the gazillion pillows on the bed last night and sleep great. I got up to go to the bathroom only once at midnight when Cody got home. It really is a blessing when I can sleep through the night and not have to go at 3 in the morning. 

Cravings/Aversions: Orange Juice. Weird, huh? 

Emotions: I had a slight emotional breakdown on Sunday morning. Thank God for a husband that doesn't think I'm insane and just holds me and goes and buys me a biscuit to help! It took me forever to calm down and stop crying. 

Symptoms: My head hurts most mornings, but I try to eat and drink lots of water before I take any medicine. My feet have started to feel like they are bruised and are painful to walk on some days. It's weird. 

Weddings rings on/off: On

What I Miss: the beach... ha. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: Our anniversary is tomorrow! We have the gender reveal and hopefully closing on the house on the 15th... this month is so busy but full of a lot of great things!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Week 17 Breakdown

How Far Along: 17 weeks and 6 days

Size of Baby: Large onion

Gender: We find out in 11 days!!! I took this gender predictor quiz last night and it said girl. I have taken it before though and it said boy so... yeah. My good friend Emily and Mrs. Karen think it's a girl. They are the only ones claiming it for sure though. Can't wait to know!

Movement: Still nothing. 

Weight Gain: 8lbs

Maternity Clothes: Loving my new clothes still. Some stuff is still too big and I have to get the pants hemmed. 

Sleep Habits: I have found myself sleeping on my back more lately and can tell my lower back is hurting a little. 

Cravings/Aversions: Meh. I can't wait til I crave something. I haven't really wanted anything lately. 

Emotions: Stable. 

Symptoms: My blood sugar dropped on Saturday and I almost passed out. I had to lay on the floor and have Cody feed me. We slept in and didn't eat until late and I got really hot. I got really dizzy and couldn't move much. It was scary. My stupid sinuses are also crazy. Apparently the blood vessels in my nose are getting larger so it's making it hard to breath... and this is another reason why I'm not getting great sleep. 

Weddings rings on/off: On

What I Miss: Enjoying food. Exercising. 

What I'm Looking Forward To: Gender reveal, moving into the house, Jennifer and Chris's wedding this weekend... 


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