Wednesday, February 9, 2011

31 Weeks and More Nursery!!

Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 31 weeks!!!
Size of the baby: A head of lettuce (??--doesn't seem that big, maybe it's an organic one!)
Maternity clothes: Why the heck not?!?... And because he is so low, I can't wear any of the low rise maternity pants I have because they just slide down even lower and my shirts won't cover my belly!
Movement: Lots of it, and he seems to have found my ribs. He's not killing me with the kicks in the ribs because it doesn't happen that often, but I wouldn't put in on the list of my favorite movements of his.
Gender: BOY... Zachariah Hayes Morris!!
Sleep: Haha. The insomnia has set in and despite my exhaustion after work, I have a hard time napping. I am waking up a lot at night, too. Preparation for those sleepless nights have set in I guess!
What I miss: Being able to sleep in any position I please and not having to worry about getting heartburn.
Symptoms: I'm going to be real with you folks... Every morning I wake up with a really dry mouth and feel like I have lots of mucus buildup in my throat. If I don't have a "productive cough", I end up spending 10 minutes gagging over the sink/throwing up until I clear my throat. My husband thinks it's lovely. =)
Best moment this week: All the unexpected time off I have had due to the crazy North Texas weather... I have had lots of time to just relax and enjoy him moving, and lots of time to work on his bedding and room!
Here is an update of his room:
This is a view of his room from the door. You can see his crib and the bedding I have been working on, along with his curtains and one of my faves, the stroller!!
His closet, which I love and envy! When we remodeled the house, we left this closet empty, literally. It was a sheetrock box, so once we cleared the room and closet of junk office stuff was moved, it was off to The Container Store (aka a slice of Heaven this side of eternity) to design and install his closet. Can I just say that it was WORTH IT in every way!!
These are probably going to be used in some way above his bed.
This is going to be the outfit lil man will come home from the hospital in!! The story behind this outfit is this: My dad was in Italy working when we found out we were having a boy. He brought this darling and TINY outfit back for Zachariah. Not only is it special, but I'm not sure it will fit him for long! Let's just hope he doesn't take after his cousin Benjamin... If that's the case, it may never fit him!

Monday, January 17, 2011

28 Weeks + Nursery Sneak Peek!

Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: 28 weeks (Holy cow-3rd trimester!!)
Size of the baby: Head of cauliflower (I think that one is weird...)
Maternity clothes: Yes please! I tried on a non-maternity t-shirt and it didn't even cover to my belly button. Caleb laughed and told me I looked like I could be on the Faces of Walmart website.
Movement: I feel him move some during the day, but he is most active and pronounced at night. He nearly kicked the computer right out of my lap earlier!
Gender: ALL BOY... Zachariah Hayes Morris!
Sleep: Well, this one is hard to judge since I have never been one to sleep straight through the night, but it does get obnoxious waking up because I need to roll over to the other side.
What I miss: Belly and back sleeping, and being able to eat what I want without having to worry about heartburn.
Symptoms: Heartburn, starting to get "the line" (linea nigra-I think)
Best moment this week: Getting to "rock" Zachariah in the new glider... I prayed for him and imagined what it will be like to have him in my arms doing that!
These are some of the fabrics in his room... The polka dots and blue minky will be used for a pillow and possibly a blanket. The stripes will be his crib skirt. The bumper (which you will see below) is just a simple ivory minky stripe.
The glider and dresser... I'm wondering why we waited to get pregnant before buying this fabulous piece of furniture known as a glider. It's amazing!!
The bed with the bumper.
Hopefully that whet your apetite... I know it has definitely made me more anxious to get it done! I have the curtains and just need to hem them. Once we move the office furniture out of Zachariah's room, we will do a little rearranging and really start finalizing the room (read: put holes in the wall and get some art hung). Soo exciting!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My head is spinning!

My, oh my, oh my! My head is spinning with all the things that need to get done before Mr. Zachariah makes an appearance!! And to top it off, Caleb has officially begun another semester of his MBA which means my access to his assistance has depleted significantly. As he finished the fall semester in December, we began "Project Prepare for Baby" and planned to tackle the major project of painting the baby room, add crown and shoe moulding and finish out his closet. I am proud to say that those things are done. HOWEVER, I am realizing now that those "major" projects are a drop in the bucket when compared to the ever-expanding list of things that will need to be done prior to Zach's big arrival. Oh, and to side track for a sec, if Zachariah continues on his path of growth, it appears as though his big arrival could be up to 2 weeks earlier than we planned.. So, suffice it all to say that while I'm not someone who stresses out about things, I think the zits that have appeared on my face after more than a 12-year hiatus are due to more than just a conflict of hormones!

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture to post tonight... My husband is currently working on some electrical stuff and the hard-drive is not showing up on my network. I guess the power to that is off. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have a belly shot and weekly update! Sweet dreams folks!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Almost 26 Weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights
How far along: Almost 26 weeks!
Size of the baby: A large eggplant (2 lbs)
Maternity clothes: Absolutely on pants, everything else is on a garment-by-garment basis!
Movement: I feel him moving a lot, and most others who touch my belly can feel him too (as long as he is cooperating)
Gender: It's a BOY... Zachariah Hayes Morris!!
Sleep: I toss and turn, but still am getting a good night's sleep.
What I miss: Sleeping without worrying if I'm on the right side or not.
Cravings: If anything, I crave smoothies and shakes. I think it's the fact that it is cold, sweet and smooth!
Symptoms: Still throwing up on occasion, but no nausea (it must be the over-sensitive gag reflex).
Best moment this week: Feeling him move more and more frequently!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Hi. It's me again. I'll try harder this year, ok?

So, I guess you have figured out that I'm back. It's a new year, so I figured I'd start off with a bang! The few fans of my blog in the past I'm sure have fallen off the map (probably because I did, ha!), so we will all start fresh. Deal?

To recap the last year, I started off by training for a triathlon. It was a barrel of fun, and I really enjoyed it. It all came to a halt, though, when we found out we were pregnant at the end of February. That was a big 'ol surprise! I carried our sweet angel for 12 weeks, then God called him home (we thought it was a boy, though we will never know). Suffering through that miscarriage has been by-far the hardest emotional and spiritual journey I have been on. It grew Caleb and I so close together, and for that I am so grateful. This summer was a big season of travel. We trekked to NYC and Boston over the 4th of July, then on to Orlando to Universal Studios late in July. We capped off the summer with a college roommate reunion weekend at my parent's place up in McKinney. Oh, and surprise... We found out we were expecting again! September brought a trip to LA and Disneyland for Grant & Abby's wedding. October was my mom's 55th birthday. November was our 5th Anniversary, my father-in-law's 50th birthday and we found out that we are going to be parents of a baby BOY!! December was crazy with the holidays, and I think that just about covers it.

So it's January 1st, my dad's birthday, and the start of a New Year! Caleb and I started the year by sleeping in until 10 a.m., and didn't peel ourselves out of bed until after 11 a.m. Everyone keeps telling us to enjoy all these "lasts" as we prepare for so many new "firsts", so I'd say we kicked things off well! No pictures today, just enjoy the cute new blog design! Tomorrow I am hoping to start the whole torture myself to please everyone else belly pictures... Until then, goodnight!