Friday, January 21, 2011

28 weeks

How far along: 28 Weeks
Total Weight Gained: 3 lbs...expected it to be much more!
Maternity Clothes: Yes! Pants all the time, but I can still wear my regular shirts for the most part.
Sleep: Annoying! I am trying really hard to sleep on my left side, but I wake up a lot on my back. I can't wait to be able to sleep on my belly again!
Best Moment of the Week(s): Andrew has been able to feel her moving some. We are having a 3-d ultrasound tomorrow! Passed my glucose test!!
Movement: Lots!! Sometimes it feels like she is going to jump out of my belly.
Food Cravings: Not any really
Food Aversions: Chocolate never sounds good. I made chili this week and haven't eaten any of it. Doesn't look appetizing.
Symptoms: Feet and Back aches after a long day at work or staying busy on the weekends. I pee A LOT...other than that. I feel great!
What I miss: Sleeping all night on my belly
What I'm looking forward to: 3-d/4-d ultrasound tomorrow. Getting to hear baby girls heartbeat every other week.
Other news: Spending the weekend in BG. Have to finish Bella's birthday present so I can order it. More on that later...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

E's first shower

We had a shower this weekend hosted by my Aunt Pam, SIL Emily, and my mom. It was amazing!! It just reminded me how blessed I am to have such loving and caring family and friends. The dining room became full of people and the shower wasn't set to start for 15 more minutes. Soon...the dining room, kitchen, and living room had people in them. It was SO much fun to catch up with all of the family and friends that I don't get to see all the time. Here are some pictures from the day...

The YUMMO cake!

SOME of the guests

this still amazes me!

sweet outfit made by auntie em

I am LOVING the girlie things! This from my friend Kayla

her first quilt made by my momma!

Two of the youngest and cutest guests!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

E's nursery

When we first found out we were expecting, I immediately got online and started looking at bedding and nursery items. WOW! There is a lot out there. I knew that I didn't want anything with animals (ladybugs, butterflies, etc.) and not too many flowers. Don't get me wrong, I like these things, but I didn't want them in E's nursery. is what we got..., there were some other Paisley prints that I liked a ton more than this, but I couldn't bring myself to pay the prices for them. Now, that I have this one, I love it.

I decided that instead of trying to find tubs to go under the changing table, I would just get the ones that matched the bedding perfectly. I didn't think that would make the room "too matchy".

A dear friend is painting a bible verse on a canvas to go above the dresser. Then, we are putting picture frames on both sides of it hung with ribbon. I want to get some good pictures of both sides of the family to put in the frames.

I also ordered her name from Uppercase Living to put above the crib. Didn't want anything that could fall on her.

We also bought a rocker/recliner this weekend. We sat in several gliders and looked up reviews in my handy dandy book (I'll post on that later or tomorrow). We found that we were going to be paying $300 for a good glider and no promises that my tall hubby would be comfy in it. So, we decided on a rocker and we got it for less than $250.

The last thing that has caused me more grief that I would have liked, is CURTAINS!! UGH! We have no selection in Evansville, and I was a little nervous about getting them off the internet in case they were the wrong color.

So, we found some at Big Lots, got a rod at Menards (after I bought the wrong size, Andrew helped me and we got the right stuff).

The shelves on the right have 2 books that my cousins got for E. They were their favorite books when they were little, so they wanted to buy them for her. HOW SWEET! The other book is a bible from Aunt Em, Adam, and B. They wrote a super sweet note in it and made me cry on Christmas:)

The last for thing *really last this time* is the closet...I am glad my hubby is handy.

I am glad we started on the nursery early, I am terrible at making decision. I bought a lot, returned a lot, then would finally make a decision. This room is almost ready for our sweet baby girl.

I have decided that every time I walk into this room, I will say a quick prayer for E. That she will continue to grow and be healthy, that she will love Jesus, and that we will be great parents to her.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A year in Review

Rang in the New Year with Kayla and Matt in Atlanta-
Bella Joy's first shower at my house-

Little bro Cory got his Eagle Scout-

It snowed in Evansville-
that's all I got...sorry...don't remember much of February (I am doing this by the seat of my pants, I could be forgetting something very important.)
I became an aunt for the first time on my birthday!! HOW FUN!! Bella Joy, Auntie Manda loves you more than you could ever imagine!

Springtime is here-

Sam and Samantha get hitched-
Cory graduated high school-
Went to Cincinnati with Adam, Emily, and Bella

Andrew and I played mommy and daddy for a week to a 4 and 6 year old-
Went to Gatlinburg with 30 family members-

Andrew's cousin, Mandy, got hitched-
Went to St. Louis with the in-laws-
Christmas in July painting party with Emily and Keila-
Travis started playing for the Evansville Otters-spent LOTS of evenings at the ball park-

Found out Andrew and I would be having a sweet baby of our own!! Due April 14, 2011.
The new school year began-my 4th year of teaching-

Celebrated 3 years of marriage to my amazing husband-
Went to Philly and NYC-

Baby Hughes will be a girl and Elsie Ann will be her name-
Annual Fall Camping trip with the family-

starting painting the nursery-
shower for my sweet friend Kayla and her baby girl, Emmalyn-
Annual Family Reunion and MS walk-

2 snow days-
Christmas celebrations-