Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Reveal!!

This is it, today is the day! Scott and I found out on Thursday morning. I was so thankful that baby cooperated.. AND they were perfectly healthy :). We saw the 4 chamber heart, a healthy digestion tract, and even a silhouette of the face. Baby was trying to cover the face at one point with its hands! The cutest part was when she (the nurse) zoomed in to see the lips, to ensure no cleft lip, and baby yawned! My heart melted. It's still so surreal that little sweetheart is inside. I have finally reached 5 months (21 weeks) this week and there is no doubt I am prego! No more hiding or wearing normal clothes either.

As I sit here typing we are within 1.5 hours of the reveal party. It is so exciting and everyone has been trying to guess the gender. We've asked everyone to wear pink or red. Scott is wearing camo colors and I am wearing white/pearls (to go with the theme). We were up until 2am last night making the cake.. and trust me when I say I will NEVER use fondant again.. at least pre-made! I'll post a few pictures later on of the decoration we made and used. It was pretty difficult to find ideas on Pinterest as most of the camo is for hunting not military. We also created guess cards for guests to write down a snippet of information they guess about baby. The reveal will probably take place about midway. And the reason...

We are doing a cake color reveal. Cake is typically done at the end of a party but think once the gender is revealed everyone is going to be asking questions and pre-planning like us! So instead of waiting til the end to cut the cake and spend another hour talking, we are cutting the cake a little bit earlier!

Needless I am super excited and I can't wait to post some pictures for you all to see!!

Wiggle Worm

What a wiggle worm!! Baby is constantly moving (and all those experienced mommas have told me that however the baby is inside is typically how they will be when they come out!) The cool thing is baby has moved enough that Scott has been able to feel it a couple of times!

I've actually woken up every night around 2:45am thinking that I need to use the restroom when its the baby dancing around! Listen... we need to start teaching it night time hours ;)

I have also noticed that baby wiggles a lot just before I need to eat.. come on mom, feed me too! So needy all ready :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Camo or Pearls for a Boy or a Girl!

Countdown is set for August 21, that is... if baby decides to reveal their parts! Scott and I are so excited about finding out the gender. We are both heavy planners and truly cant imagine a big difference between waiting til now or waiting until the baby comes out. We did start our registry though and it was definitely difficult to pick out things seeing as there were such limited number of neutral items available. (I'm not going to list the registry locations until we have completed the registries!)

It's been fun trying to joke about the gender. We both wanted a girl, and I truly wouldn't mind one but something just makes me feel like its a boy. Who knows?! Regardless we have been mad planning a mini reveal for close family. We've asked the guests to wear pink if they think its going to be a girl or blue for a boy! It should be lots of fun too with our theme of Camo or Pearls (and we mean military camo!). I won't reveal too many details now though.. you know how I am about doing surprises!

I will tell you something exciting though... I've been feeling the baby move! It just happened these past couple weeks and only once maybe twice a day but baby has been pushing on my abdomen. Such a weird feeling but so cool at the same time! Scott still hasn't felt it but I can't imagine it will be long before he does!!

Onesie, Twosie, Threesie...

It's truly amazing to think about how loved this baby is going to be! I need to publicly say thank you to some really awesome family and friends..

After we came from Puerto Rico we had 1 week to empty my old office. My nursery furniture had all ready been ordered and the room was still full of well crap! Needless to say my week long cleaning frenzy was shortened further. What would be the point of receiving the nursery furniture if the room was not painted? Fortunately I had some help from my brother and cousin to empty out my office in a matter of a few hours! Then, the entire rest of the weekend was spent painting the nursery from a bright, bright red to a nice neutral light gray! The furniture, (purchased by baby's grandparents!) is ready to go. I'll post some pictures but you'll have to wait a few months for the baby shower :)

Along with the furniture, Baby's collection of onesies are growing! A good friend of mine bought one that says I Heart NY, our Aunt sent a set of Rockies Onesies from Colorado, my mom bought Baby 2 gender neutral bear onesies (I helped pick them out!!), and we bought a little shirt from Puerto Rico. It's so incredible to think how tiny these clothes are!!