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.

Monday, August 17, 2009

20 weeks today!

Today I am exactly 20 weeks, the half way point! Hopefully the second half will fly by!

*How far along?: 20 weeks
*Total weight gain: 8 lbs
*How big is baby?: I think about 7 inches, and a little less than a pound
*Maternity clothes?: Yes!
*Sleep?: with my snoogle
*Best moment this week?: Finding out we are having a boy!
*Movement?: Yes! I love feeling him move!
*Food cravings?: Pickles and lemonade (no, not together!)
*Labor signs?: way too soon for that
*Belly button in or out?: It is starting to come out, yikes!
*What I miss: My ankles (they disappear about halfway through the day)
*What I'm looking forward to: Setting up the nursery
*Milestone: Big ultrasound

The rest of the 19 week ultrasound pictures


Face (he is looking up)

His feet

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Baby Toole is a boy!!!

Well, we had our big ultrasound last Monday and our baby boy was not shy! In fact, he was very cooperative and let the tech get all the shots and measurements she needed. It is amazing how much has changed since our last ultrasound! Everything was perfect, and measured spot on at 19 weeks. She measured all the body parts, and we also saw the brain, the 4 chambers of the heart, the kidneys, and the spine, which the tech said all look great! Here is how we told our parents what we are having:

My parents- we sent them a package that had 2 wrapped packages, one labeled Bubbe (Grandma) and one labeled Zaide (Grandpa). My Mom's contained chocolate and bubble gum cigars and my Dad's had a real cigar; all were labeled "It's a boy". Here are some pictures- thank you Sarah for playing photographer!

The cigars, with ultrasound pictures

All ready to be sent

One final touch

"What is the arrow pointing to?"

The revealing ultrasound (more pictures to come- Sean left them at work!)

For Sean's parents, we baked cupcakes and filled the center with blue icing.

Sean making the blue icing

Filling the cupcakes

All ready!

Is Bailey going to have a little brother or sister??

We are so excited for our baby boy! His name will be Jacob Walter. Jacob is a name we both really like, and Walter is Sean's middle name, his Dad's middle name, his Grandfather's middle name, his Great-Grandfather's first name...we're not sure how far back it goes!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vote: Is Sprout a boy or a girl?

With our "big" ultrasound right around the corner, we are curious to see what our friends think we are having! Make a comment and let us know what your guess is!

Just for fun, here are what the old wives tales say:

The hair on your legs is not growing any faster during your preganacy, so it's a girl.
Your feet are not colder than they were before pregnancy. You are having a girl.
You refuse to eat the heel of a loaf of bread. You are having a girl.
Dad-to-be hasn't been gaining weight along with Mom-to-be, so it will be a girl.
The maternal grandmother doesn't have gray hair (dyed or natural), so a girl will be born.
You had morning sickness early in pregnancy, so you are expecting a girl.
You are not looking particularly good during pregnancy. Therefore, it must be a girl, because girls steal their mother's looks.
Your chest development has been quite dramatic during pregnancy. You should expect a girl.
Since the sum of the mother's age at conception and the number of the month of conception is an odd number, it will be a girl.
You are craving sweets, which means that it is a girl.
Your nose hasn't changed during pregnancy, which indicates a girl.
You have been craving fruits, so it is a girl.
Your baby's heart rate is 140 or more beats per minute, so it's a girl.
You must have orange juice every day, so it's a girl.
You are not having headaches, so it's a girl.
Your belly looks like a watermelon, so it's a girl.

Your urine is a bright neon yellow color, so you will have a boy.
You show the back of your hand, so it's a boy.
You use the handle, so it's a boy.

You have a 15% chance of having a boy.
And you have a 84% chance of having a girl.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Belly pictures

5 weeks- nothing but bloat! (pre-pg jeans)

11 weeks- still bloat, still pre-pg jeans

14 weeks- a little bump!

15 weeks

16 weeks (definitely maternity pants)