Sunday, September 28, 2014
Anyway, we are doing his nursery to a sort of night theme. The fan has spaceships and stars. The walls will have stars on them and several of the crib items we selected were stars as well. We are looking at blue/light gray/red as our colors. There are some baby animals around the room but it is not a zoo/jungle theme. Andrew does also have several red DAWG items.. Be prepared UGA to have a baby Dawg cheering for you! As far as the bathroom is concerned, we are looking to design it sort of an ocean/whales theme. It will simple and cute!
So as we were leaving his nursery I was looking down our little balcony at my dog below. Scott made a comment regarding how big my tummy has grown. I looked down admiring God's work. Scott then said, "How long has it been since you last saw your feet?" I totally started laughing! I had no idea! I had joked about it with him when I found out I was pregnant but who knew time would fly so fast I wouldn't even notice that I couldn't see my feet!
I will say, those that know me are so excited about the size of my belly and how big it has grown (I'll post a picture soon!). Those that don't know me well... well they think I am really small for 6.5 months :)
Saturday, September 20, 2014
It all started in middle school... It was in my 6th grade class so many years ago that I picked up what would be a major part of my life... My viola! I played in orchestra through high school, college, and even a community orchestra for a few years. It has been just about a year since I last played with a group but very rarely do I go a week without having the urge to play my viola. I pulled it out this afternoon so happy to see it still ready to play! After some tuning I decided to play it a little different. I had decided recently to play some classical music more often to expose Andrew even in the womb. Don't know if he can comprehend but maybe it will help him later, who knows!? Anyway, I sat reclined and placed my viola with the back laying across my belly. Then I played. I played some scales to remember how amazing it feels to make music, I played an old favorite from JC Bach to remind myself that I can still play flats and sharps, then I broke out my Disney book. I mean... Andrew is going to grow up with Disney classics!!! So I serenaded him with only the best :)
It was cool because I could feel the vibrations from my viola so I knew baby could feel them too, but every time I stopped I could feel him wiggling. It could just be him wondering what in the world that is, but I'll be hopeful that one day he will ask me, "Mommy, can you teach me to play viola?"
Sunday, September 14, 2014
I have also noticed that he tends to move more whenever Scott is talking. Maybe he is recognizing his voice frequency?! (You know I have to over analyze since I am a science teacher!). But let me tell you the coolest thing that happened today. My sister-in-law Jessie is currently away at college, University of GA (Go Dawgs!). We went to meet her today for lunch. It was seriously a quiet morning for my munchkin since he was not doing his usual wiggling. I told Jessie that we had been feeling Andrew kick for a few weeks now. She was so excited and asked if he was moving. I told her no, then suddenly he gave me a kick as if he was saying, "Nuh-uh mom, I'm awake!". I grabbed her hand and put it on my belly where I had felt him kicking. Of course he was being a good sport and kicked a few more times for his auntie :) She was so excited.. You can only tell from her Facebook post...
Jessie with Scott and Krystal
We decided on Target and Babies R Us to provide a good variety of items at various prices.
Mom has also started planning the baby shower!! Details to come later...
I also finally told my students. It was inevitable seeing as my tummy is sticking out so much :) They were all cheering and very excited asking if it was a boy or girl. For the most part they are all being very sweet about it!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Our closest friends and family were at the house all trying to sneak a peak at the cake... I overheard many "If I take a pearl out of the side, then maybe we'll see the cake color..." Let me tell you that I wrapped that fondant around the bottom so you could see nothing! It was really funny with everyone asking if we could have cake first then dinner, but we made them wait :)
We even had a technique planned to cut the cake with 2 knives and Scott was going to lift the slice so no one would get a glimpse of the cake. It was so cool though when we lifted the BLUE slice and everyone cheered! What made the night too was surprising everyone with the name.
Scott and I had been debating on names. If it was a girl she would be Ellie Marie, and if it was a boy we were between Luke and Cameron. Well to be honest I really liked Cameron and Scott didn't. BUT at the same time, he really LOVED Luke and I just liked it. So I told him to make a list of the top 20 names he liked for boys (this was after the Thursday we found out about gender). We spent a good hour looking through sites and books at names making our lists. When it came to it I wrote down the top 8 names we both shared on our list. Then we whittled it down to the top 5. It truly is a major decision but to be honest we both love Andrew and found an awesome meaning behind it that neither one of us thought of. The majority of our names were Bibically based... well Andrew was the first disciple chosen by Jesus along with Simon Peter. It was only fitting that we named our first baby boy Andrew, as he will also be raised in a strong Christian family. The middle name Charles comes from Scott's side. Scott, his father, and grandfather all shared the same middle name, and we saw it fit to continue the tradition. As my father-in-law put it... I'll just call him AC.. Just makes me chuckle :)