Thursday, July 29, 2010

Coming soon....

July 29th, 2010

So, we made our first big baby purchase and they should be arriving sometime today. Cloth Diapers...YAY! Some people think we're nuts but I think it's going to be a great investment. Sure we have to spend a few hundred bucks right off the bat to get our diaper stash, but when you think of it, we're going to save so much money in the long run. The package coming today will be about half of our stash which I paid $200 for. I will probably end up spending another $200 for the next around $400 total. Sounds like a lot right? But in reality, if we were to use disposables, we would be spending $60-80/month for the next few years of baby's life (hopefully we'll be potty-trained in 3 years haha). That's anywhere from $2,000-3,000 for just one baby. We can use these cloth diapers until baby doesn't need them anymore AND we can use them for our other children if we decide to have more. Sounds like a good deal to me! And of course you can't overlook the fact that we won't be contributing to the piling up of diapers in the landfill. That definitely gives a person that proud feeling of doing what's right! The other great thing about them is that they are super adorable too! A baby's gotta be lookin' good ;)

I can't wait to try them out....everyone I've talked to who cloth diapers loves it! And hopefully, the trend will catch on and more and more people will start cloth diapering. That would be fantastic. If you are interested in cloth diapering...check into it. Do some research and I think you will find that it really is the way to go.

I sure wish the Fed-ex dude would hurry up and get here!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

17 Weeks

July 15th, 2010

Tuesday was such an awful day! Usually I love Tuesdays because they are my day off from work, but I didn't get this Tuesday off and boy can I feel it coming up on the end of the week. I was on-call at work on Monday night and only got 1.5 hours of sleep. Needless to say, I was running on empty come Tuesday morning at work. Of course we had to be super busy that morning too....never fails!

I left work around 12:45 pm and headed back to Fargo for my OB appointment. I was excited to go to my appointment and then go home and take a nap. Guess what, that didn't happen either! I waited for over an hour to see the doctor but it was worth the wait. I met my doctor for the first time on Tuesday and he's great! I really respect him and it's nice to find an OB doctor that I can trust. He measured my belly and said that it's right on track. He also listened to baby's heartbeat and it was beating at a strong 152 bpm! I don't think that beautiful sound could ever get old. He also talked to me a lot about what happened with Gabriel and told me a personal story of how he and his wife lost triplets. How heartbreaking....he knows how it feels to lose a baby (they lost 3!) All and all, I'm very excited to continue this pregnancy under his care. We set up our big ultrasound for August 10th! I cannot wait. Good thing we are going to be busy the next few weeks so August should be here in no time.

Still feeling baby moving...I love those little flutters! I can't wait to feel them from the outside so that Danny can experience it too. Anyway, so far so good. Thanks for any prayers and we appreciate anyone who could keep saying a prayer for our little one! There is nothing more amazing than the gift of life!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Feeling Flutters

July 10th , 2010

I'm pretty sure that I felt baby move today! I remember what it feels like from last time and I've been feeling little flutters throughout the day. It's amazing...definitely my favorite part about being pregnant. There is nothing more exciting than feeling the first movements of your little one. I sure have missed that feeling! I'm just so happy, I had to share!

Oh, and Danny got to hear baby's heartbeat for the first time today. I used my fetal doppler and of course when he was watching, I couldn't find it right away. It took me a couple of minutes but I did find it eventually....what a beautiful sound! Baby's little heart was beating at about 155 bpm! Danny thought it was pretty neat.

Gosh, it's amazing how much I love this baby already! I can't wait to meet him/her in December!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blog neglect....oops!

July 6th, 2010

I feel like I have some catching up to do. I don't know why I've been neglecting my blog for the past couple of weeks. Guess life just gets in the way sometimes!

Anyway, what have we been up to.....lets see. On June 23rd, Danny and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary. Well, we actually didn't get to celebrate until the weekend because he was out of town for work. So that Friday I came home to a dozen huge peach colored roses. They were beautiful! Danny cracked open a beer and I poured up a glass of sparkling wine (I wanted to at least feel like I was celebrating with a drink haha) and we relaxed at home together. Then on Saturday, we got dressed up and went out for a nice supper. It was fun, we don't do that very often! I can honestly say that this has been a great year and I am so in love with my husband! I can't imagine my life with anyone else.

This past weekend we packed up and headed home for the 4th of July. We got to visit both of our families and many of our friends. It was a blast but I'm so exhausted! I'm not used to staying up late and being out in the sun all day anymore....I feel like I need an extra week off just to recover. It was so much fun though and I'm happy we got to spend some time with everyone.

Next month we are planning on moving out of our apartment and moving into a townhome. I cannot wait to get out of this apartment. The only good thing about where we live now is that it's cheap. Otherwise, good riddance I say! Our new place is going to be so much nicer. We will have much more privacy, won't have to walk up 3 flights of steps to get to it, a 2 stall attached garage, and our own washer and dryer. It's going to be heaven! We are hoping to start moving by August if anyone has some free time, feel free to come help haha ;)

And to end this post, I thought I would share another picture of my growing belly. This was taken a week ago. My next appointment is next Tuesday. Hopefully we will get to set up our ultrasound then. Danny and I still have to decide if we are finding out the gender....hopefully we can make up our minds by then!


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