Monday, April 19, 2010

Our Baby!

So this last weekend we went to Fetal Fotos! It was SO SO SO awesome! For only $79 we got a 10 minute DVD of baby moving around, a CD of pictures and some pictures printed off for us. It was WAY worth the money because now we have the coolest DVD ever and we get to show it to baby bear when baby bear is older and it will be SO cool! Here are our pictures and some exciting news...


-Little tiny ear like Papa Bear (Andrew has cute little ears that I LOVE)-

-Adorable Face, this picture the baby is hiding behind the placenta, they said
that it is a defensive mechanism when the baby
tries to get away from whatever is pushing on it or bugging it, SO cute!-

-Just stretching out and relaxing-

-The face looks like a skeleton still a little bit,but you can totally tell what is what-

-We counted and there were 10 fingers so no worries, Ha Ha!
I can't WAIT to hold those little hands!-

-Long, perfect spine-

-One of my favorite picture of baby's foot! Can't wait til I get to tickle those stinky little feet!-

-Nice long arm. Baby kept it's little arms and hands up by it's face almost the whole time. I pray that it sucks it thumb cause my cute nephew McKay
did in Amy's tummy and it is the sweetest picture ever!-

-Tiny baby toes!-

-The Family Jewels... IT'S A BOY!!!-

We are SO happy! When the lady told us that it was a boy I started crying I got so excited! It will be SO much fun to have a big brother cause I never had one! I won't lie, I was a little bit shocked, but I shouldn't have been cause Andrew's family hasn't had a girl for 3 generations now so I really should have known better than to buy anything pink, but o well, we'll get our girl some day! Andrew still has a huge smile on his face and is SO excited to play ball with his son (I love saying that we are going to have a son!).

So while we were watching the baby move around, the lady wasn't hurting me, but it was so cool to really be able to feel that she was actually working around something inside of me. And, I know that baby doesn't like to be pushed around because it would move every time we pushed it around a lot. Even when I lean over something and it pushes on my tummy I know baby hates it! It really is so fun that I can kinda start to sense a little personality!

I am feeling just absolutely huge lately and I know that this is only the beginning. Funny story: So we were at my parents house this last weekend and me and my sisters always share and borrow clothes. So I was going through Emily's closet and I saw a new shirt that I wanted to wear. I asked her if I could take it and if it fit cute and she said, "Ya it's way cute- it's kinda baggy though, but it's really cute!" So I put it on and wear it and I really do think it is way cute. Later that night on our way to Logan we're driving home and I look down at my tummy just to admire how much I love my little boy and notice how tight the shirt is around my belly... Funny how Emily's "baggy" shirt is not so baggy on me anymore! I thought that was funny cause our sharing clothes might not work the same as it once did. Ha Ha! Love Ya!

Thursday, April 15, 2010



I know I've texted some of my besties a week or so ago and told you that I felt it, and I still think I did that night, but this was FOR SURE!!! I'm just sitting here looking at everyone's blog and the baby is kicking up a storm!!! When I felt it the nights before I was pushing on my stomach and really focusing on trying to make the baby kick with my mind, but this was no effort on my part at all! YAY!!! It really makes me love my baby more feeling it in there! YAY FOR BABY BEAR!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

New York, Easter AND 16 Weeks!!!

I know I haven't posted in FOREVER, but I have been quite busy! Instead of making you read a bunch of crap I will have this post be mostly pictures...

I got to go to NY with my mom and sisters for my sister Emily's "Drill Nationals." They didn't compete or anything cause nationals are such a joke anyway so instead they got to take classes in NY so that was way better! I felt bad that Andrew wasn't able to go, but he would have hated to be with all these drill girls, shopping and NY traffic- he flips out in traffic...

-Statue of Liberty-

-Ellis Island-

-Chloe' being a Sweetheart and rubbing my feet-

-The Hershey's Store-

-Having fun at the Hershey Store-

-The M&M Store-

-Going to The top of the Rockefeller Center-

-View from the top-

-All the girls on the Top of the Rock-

-Top of the Rock with Chloe-

-SO disappointing! These cookies looked SO good, but tasted like cardboard-

-Backstage tour for Wicked-


-Yankee Stadium-

-On our behind the scenes tour at Radio City Music Hall on the stage!-

-The stage at Radio City Music Hall- the stage is 70 feet and the largest stage ever!-

-Eating at Stardust Diner. Best Story Ever: So for those who have never been there, it is a famous little diner that is like 1950's style and all of the waiters and waitresses sing all of these old school songs. So, as we are just sitting down and this guy comes by our table singing his fabulous song he stops in the middle of his song and says to me,
"That is Fabulous Hair!"
It was SO funny! I felt pretty fabulous the rest of the night!-

-Eating at Roxy. They are famous for their huge sandwiches, but come on- that is a
little too huge! Who could eat that!-

-At FAO Schwarts I found my twin!-

-Speaking of baby, this particular moment baby was on the right and I was lopsided! For some weird reason it made me love baby bear even more-

-Times Square-

For Easter we went and stayed at a friends cabin up in Midway. It was nice to
be away from everything and to
just relax and watch Conference all weekend.

-Dying eggs with Hubby-

-Everyone dying eggs-

-I had to show a picture of my favorite egg this year because my eggs
usually turn out not so great-

-We got to celebrate my dad's birthday in Midway cause we missed his birthday while we were in NY... Yes, he is 35 (NOT), but he is very clever!-

-Chillin' at the Cabin-


-Baby Bump at 15 weeks-

-Here is my official 16 week picture! I am seriously SHOCKED that I am already 16 weeks, I know, I know there is a long road ahead of me, but really 5 months is not that far away! I can't believe that I am going to be half way done next month!-

-Baby is the size of an Avocado-

-Cute Story: At our 15 week appointment the Dr put the monitor on my stomach so we could listen to the heartbeat. The Dr told us that it might take a second to find the heartbeat because the baby is only like 4 inches and is swimming around everywhere. After about 5 seconds we found the baby over on the left side where I usually feel like the baby is (not that I can really feel it, but my stomach is always harder over there). Anyways, we find the heartbeat and listen to it for about 5 seconds and then it fades away and stops and the Dr says, "Well, we're done- the baby swam away!" How cute! Baby doesn't like to be pushed around apparently!-

-So my waist has grown another inch and at my Dr's appointment I had gained 4 more pounds, but only a total 0f 6 so I am very happy, but surprised...
I feel like I would have gained a lot more!-
I still have been feeling great! No sickness, no throwing up, no nothing- how lucky am I! The only thing is this dang back pain! It is only getting worse and I know that it will just keep getting worse! I am doing stretches, sleeping with a heating pad, taking Tylenol (only when it is really horrible because I HATE taking anything), asking so very kindly for Andrew to rub my back and sleeping with pillows in between my legs... any other suggestions?

Also, let's keep in mind that Andrew's waist line is a 38...I am totally aware that I will pass him in the waist circumference, but if I pass him up on the scale I will KILL SOMEONE- and then probably fry them up for dinner! We've always been 100 pounds apart and I would like it to stay that way, but whatev...