Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The nursery is complete!

Now all it needs is a baby!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Belly Pictures

Time for some more belly pictures! I have really fallen behind on this!

29 weeks

30 weeks

31 weeks

32 weeks - 8 months

33 weeks

34 weeks

35 weeks

36 weeks - 9 months

38 weeks (we missed a week)

And here is a cool picture Sean made - 5 week bloat vs. 38 week belly

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Baby Shower #2 - Tallahassee 11/28/09

My Tallahassee shower was thrown by my amazing Tallahassee family - Missy, Marcia, Linda, Louise, Nora, Ann, Mary, and Elaine. It was a nautical theme just like Jacob's room! The food was great and the shower was so much fun - thank you Tallahassee family! And thank you to everyone who came!

The cake! Yum!

The favors- they are little sailboats!

Thank you to Sean's Mom and Aunt who made the trip to Tallahassee for my shower! I loved having them there!

The delicious food

The diaper cake that Nicki made- adorable!!

Me with the hostesses

The "kids"

Baby Shower #1 - Orlando 11/8/2009

My Orlando shower was thrown by my awesome friends Star, Joanne, Holly, and Courtney. Thank you guys! And thank you to everyone who came!

My Mom and sister and I, ready to go!

Shower guests

The food was so good!

The beautiful cake that Courtney made!

The diaper cake that Holly and Joanne made- isn't it cute??

Opening presents

The shower was a duck theme and everything was so cute! I had a great time!


Time for some blog catch up! Starting with the babymoon we took at the end of October. We decided to go to Asheville, NC for our last vacation just the two of us. It was beautiful there, with all the leaves changing. We want to go back next fall! Here are some of the highlights:

The beautiful leaves

Me on top of Chimney Rock

We took the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad to the cutest little town that I cannot remember the name of!

The mountains at sunset

Can you guess what restaurant this is? It is the Biltmore McDonalds! The fanciest McDonalds I have ever seen. I saw it featured on the travel channel shortly before our trip

We also toured the Biltmore, but they don't let you take pictures :( We had a great time and I think Asheville was the perfect babymoon trip for us!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


35 weeks down, 35 days to go! Well, technically this day was Monday but I am a little behind on the blog.

*How far along?: almost 9 months
*Total weight gain: pass
*How big is baby?: Should be about 6lbs. I think he's bigger!
*Maternity clothes?: Sadly I am outgrowing some of those!
*Sleep?: not so great
*Best moment this week?: Doing our registry completion at Target (and the worst moment would be paying for it)
*Movement? His movements are a little more subtle since he is pretty crowded, but he still moves a lot
*Food cravings?: These have pretty much subsided, although there was a recent event involving crab legs
*Labor signs?: Nope, the little guy is behaving himself
*Belly button in or out?: Still even with my belly, I'm starting to think it might never come out (and that's ok!)
*What I miss: sleeping on my stomach, walking somewhere without getting tired, wearing heals, having more than one pair of jeans to chose from, a heartburn free day, I could go on...
*What I'm looking forward to: the arrival of my little man! (but not for at least a few more weeks hopefully!)
*Milestone: Entering the final month!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Belly Pictures

26 weeks

27 weeks

28 weeks - 7 months

*How far along?: 7 months
*Total weight gain: I think I will pass on this question from now on ;)
*How big is baby?: About 2 and 1/2 lbs, according to my books
*Maternity clothes?: Yes!
*Sleep?: I fall asleep quickly but get up a few times a night
*Best moment this week?: Sean coming home after being away for a week
*Movement? His kicks are getting harder, and I can see my belly move when he kicks
*Food cravings?: anything sweet, like cake...mmmm. And pickles still
*Labor signs?: Unfortunately YES! (see previous post). But not anymore
*Belly button in or out?: It is about even with my belly, so not really in or out right now
*What I miss: tuna sushi
*What I'm looking forward to: the nursery furniture arriving
*Milestone: Entering the third trimester!

And one more picture, just shopping for some necessities...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scary night!

Well, little Jacob gave us quite a scare the other night! I had been having cramps for 3 days, but they were so minor I didn't really think anything of it. But on the third day, I figured I should call the doctor. So I called late in the afternoon when there were about to close, and to my surprise (and horror!) the nurse told me to go straight to labor and delivery! So I left work and flew to the hospital in record time. They hooked me up to a fetal heart monitor and another monitor to see if I was having contractions. His heartbeat was fine, but I wasn't too worried about that since he was still moving around like crazy. The contraction monitor said I was having very, very small contractions- yikes! Also, the nurse checked my cervix and said I was a fingertip dilated. Yikes again! They gave me a shot of terbutaline to try to stop the contractions (although I don't think it worked). Then they did the fetal fibronectin test and drew some blood, and Sean arrived to keep me company while we waited for the results.

Thankfully, the fetal fibronectin test came back negative, which means it is very unlikely that I would go into labor in the next two weeks. Here is a little info about the test:

Fetal Fibronectin

The bloodwork came back fine, so they discharged me and told me to see my doctor in the morning. The next morning, my doctor did not seem at all concerned about what had happened. She checked my cervix again and I was still only a fingertip dilated. She said they do not consider a fingertip to be "dilated". I was still having contractions, but she said not to worry unless they get more intense. This was Friday morning, today is Saturday and they have finally stopped!

Listen here Jacob, 27 weeks is TOO early for you to come out! You need to wait at LEAST 10 more weeks! Thank you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

More belly pictures

Well, my belly has really exploded! I have even started receiving stranger comments, which was very exciting. My first one happened around 22 weeks, when I was standing in the pickle aisle of Publix with my hand on my belly. She said "Are you craving pickles?". I laughed and I was very excited that someone could finally tell I was pregnant! Here goes...Deb getting huge...

18 weeks

19 weeks

20 weeks

21 weeks

22 weeks

23 weeks

24 weeks (6 months!!)

So I am now 24 weeks, which is a very important milestone. Most babies born before 24 weeks do not survive; at 24 weeks, chance of survival jumps to 50%. Don't get any ideas Jacob- you need to cook in there for about 16 more weeks!

Here is Sean working on the closet organizer in the nursery- it looks great! It is now finished, more pictures to come.

Monday, August 24, 2009

We got our stroller!

After lots of research and trying every stroller in the store, we decided on the Uppa Baby Vista. It has everything we want in a stroller, and even came with a sun shade, bug screen, and rain cover. Here are some pictures:

Here it is with the bassinet

And here it is with the seat (facing out)

The seat can also face towards you

And our infant seat works with it as well, which will be great for when the baby is sleeping and we don't want to wake him up. Also, check out that huge basket underneath! The wheels are made of foam so they never go flat, and you can lock them and jog with the stroller.