babies

It’s A…

The long wait is over. I know all three of you that read this blog haven’t been able to sleep for a month in anticipation that I would post something about the gender of my fetus. Well, hold on to your boot straps, everyone! (that’s not even a phrase, is it?) Baby. Is. A. GIRL!!!!

Baby Girl Ultrasound3D 3D 2

I will spare you a picture of the lady bits, but trust me, they were there. And let’s all pretend that she doesn’t look like the aliens from Signs in those 3D ones, mmkay? She is the cutest! We went in to the doctor just before I turned 18 weeks, so I was a little worried that we wouldn’t get a good glimpse of anything. We wanted to try and get it done before we left for Utah so we could tell our family.

Our tech kept checking organs and different things down towards her bum for a while at first, and we were both kind of thinking that we didn’t see a whole lot, so that must mean it was a girl? Then, at the end (of course they make you wait until then, while your full bladder is about to explode), it was confirmed! We are all very excited… Jonah has been saying it was a baby sister this whole time, so when we told him, he just kind of looked at us like, “Yeah, I know. Duh.” While we were going to be happy either way, Jordan and I have both been kind of hoping that it would be a little lady, so we could have one of each. And maybe less pressure to have six kids in hopes that we get a female one eventually.

Now that I am 22 weeks, she is moving like CRAZY! I started feeling flutters around 13 or 14 weeks this time, but they haven’t been super noticeable until the past few weeks. Jordan was able to feel her move from the outside about a week or so ago, and now when I’m sitting still I can see little kicks and punches on my belly. So so sweet.

I have been trying to not go crazy with the girl clothes buying, yet, but it has been rough. Have you SEEN the baby clothes at H&M lately? Death by cuteness. My Pinterest has kind of taken the brunt of my girl window shopping. All I want to look at are nursery schemes, clothes, how to make headbands and leggings, etc. It’s ridiculous. Right now we are in the process of figuring out how to work our rooms and move things around. I have also been nesting like a mad woman who has just downed three Red Bulls. It’s hard for me to even sleep in anymore because A). Baby starts kicking up a storm, and B). All I can think about is what is not getting organized while I am laying there in bed. Does this mean my house looks clean? Heavens, no!

All in all, we are just so thrilled for our new little sweetie to come join our family. Two kids is kind of terrifying when I think about it, and it feels like forever since we’ve had a newborn, but we’ll figure it out. Yay for babies!

Twenty-Seven

How is it that THIS is sitting in baby’s room now!? I feel like people always talk about how their pregnancy drags on, but this one seems to be moving so quickly these days. I am sure I will change my tune in a couple of months 🙂

Wish we had more pictures of the set-up, but we were kind of distracted.
Walking by and seeing the crib now just kind of melts my heart and makes me all shmoopy inside. 27 weeks today!


Life Lately

Oh, hey…
Haven’t had a lot to update the past week. We’ve been doing lots of baby browsing (seriously, how many car seats are there to choose from? I never realized until now). Little man’s crib should be coming any time today! Wahoo! We are planning to set it up for FHE tonight, so I will try and do some documentation.
Also, I have been working a lot on this  project, though it is going a little slower than I would like because it has been 90 degrees and above every day and my body has become an oven.
Once that’s complete, I just have to keep working on the nursery and getting it all put together! I have some more DIY ideas (thanks to Pinterest) to keep myself occupied.
This whole nesting thing is no joke… I am not even in the third trimester, yet (one more week) and I seriously just spend every day trying to do something new to baby’s room or the house or trying to find a new thing to clean/organize. 

Also, we have decided that we might take a little trip with our friends over the Fourth to this place….


Ahhh… Myrtle Beach

The whole “having a giant belly” thing on the beach this year has been making me a little wary, but I got a sassy new swimsuit, so here’s hoping I feel a lot like this…


and less like this…


Can’t wait! 🙂

Arizona Jaunt

Last weekend, we took a little trip to Arizona to spend Father’s Day/my grandma’s birthday with our relatives.
My mom and aunt were very sweet and threw us a baby shower; the little man was totally spoiled, and we are so grateful for our wonderful family.
Now I look at his little items around the house and feel a bit more mama-like 🙂 I love to picture him in his teeny hats and onesies and think about our little family’s future.
 Great-grandma Dory!

 Baby J’s swag 🙂

 Horizontal stripes may have been the wrong choice… HAHAHA

Jordie’s first Father’s Day present!