December 29, 2009

Maternity Madness

I finally decided that I had to put away the much-worn bella bands I have been sporting and graduate to maternity clothes. About a month ago, my friend Jaclyn generously lent me all of her maternity clothes (about 19 pieces)!! Then, last week right before Christmas, I decided I couldn't take it anymore and decided to head out to buy some maternity jeans. I ended up finding a Gap Maternity store in The Woodlands and scored some cute jeans with a nice comfy elastic band on sale for $15! I also picked up two cute tops and only spent $39 altogether. Then, when we went to Austin for Christmas, my wonderful sister loaded me up with TONS of cute maternity tops, jeans and pants. And since she had her baby last June, the seasons are perfect. I have another friend who also said I could borrow her maternity clothes when she has her baby in February! What a lucky girl am! I seriously don't know what I would've done without all the wonderful mommies in my life :) I even attemped on Saturday to wear my favorite pair of non-maternity jeans and I almost passed out from being so confined! Definitely have to retire most of my regular clothes for now. Since I have such cute maternity clothes, I don't really mind. My Gap jeans are already my bestfriend, it may be hard to go back to regular jeans after this baby is born...

December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

We hope everyone had as great a Christmas as we did. It was filled with family and fun. We spent Christmas Eve with Chad's family. First, we went to church and then to his cousins house for food and presents with his Dad's side, then we headed to his Grandparents and gave them their present, and then we went to Chad's parents to open presents with them. We were definitely spoiled with lots of wonderful presents, and we didn't get to bed until 2 a.m. It was a event filled night. When we got back to our apartment, Chad and I exchanged presents (Christmas jammies) with each other. We decided to copy our friends Damon and Jaclyn and make a tradition of giving eachother Christmas jammies to open Christmas Eve, so the next morning we are looking cute for pictures. The next morning, we got up bright and early and traveled to Austin to my sister's house to spend Christmas day with my side of the family. We had a great weekend, and baby Charlotte had a great first Christmas. We pretty much just stayed in the whole weekend, although Mom, Mer and I did venture out on Saturday to Buy Buy Baby, a baby store owned by Bed Bath and Beyond that they have in Austin. We looked at some baby stuff for Baby Pokorny. I got some cute bedding ideas and stroller ideas. Then that night, we all played Scrabble. We had such a fun Christmas with the family and we are so blessed to have such fun families to spend the holidays with.

Charlotte opening her very late baptism present from
Aunt Bren and Uncle Chad


Too cute!!!!


Charlotte's present from us, it's bigger than
she is!


Mer and Randall


Cousin Matt and his Grandmother


Mimi and Daddy-Glenn


Don't worry, I was drinking sparkling grape
juice, not wine ;)


Not the best pic, but the only group shot I had


Charlotte loves her Mimi


about to head home







and to top it all off, a baby bump pic...
15 weeks, 5 days

December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Today is Christmas Eve! We have a busy day and night ahead of us. We are going to church downtown then to Chad's cousins house to spend time with the family, then to Chad's parents house to open presents and then tomorrow we are heading to Austin first thing in the morning to spend Christmas with my family! Can't wait to give everyone their presents :) We did good on staying within our budget this year and we didn't even have to venture to the mall. We hope everyone has a blessed and Merry Christmas and remembers what Christmas is really about.

December 15, 2009

14 Weeks

Well, I've made it to the 2nd trimester! Still no baby bump yet, and I think I MIGHT be feeling a little baby twitch now and then, but not sure. I did have to stop watching the twins this week, because my Doctor's office said I can't lift anything over 10 lbs. I have just been taking it easy and I have a few options on making some extra cash, so that is good, even though the pay cut will be tough. We go back to the doctor the beginning of January for our 16 week appointment. It seems like I will never start to show and I am very anxious waiting for all the fun stuff to begin! Hope I get that 2nd trimester burst of energy soon, I sure could use it!!!

Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, and (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over the body for warmth.

I didn't think I would be posting these, since it's just baby bloat but here are my baby bump pictures so far!


8 weeks 5 days



11 weeks


14 weeks, am I showing yet??

December 8, 2009

December 7, 2009

12 week Dr. appt.

Last Thursday we got another ultrasound. The baby looks perfect! The neck measurement was great, the brain looked perfect and the baby was measuring right on time. We won't go back to the Doctor until the beginning of January, when I'll be 16 weeks. Then the appointment after that is to find out the sex. Tomorrow I will be in my 2nd trimester! At the doctor appointment, we got a DVD made of the baby and now we can watch it moving around and it's little heartbeat any time we want. We've been showing it off to friends and family and we're so proud. Unfortunately, I can't upload it to the computer :( But it is really cute and jumping around and even sucking or trying to suck it's little thumb. Only 2 more trimesters to go, can't believe how fast it is going by.

December 5, 2009

Dreams

Ever since we found out we're expecting, Chad has been having dreams about the baby. When we wake up in the morning the first thing he says is "I had a dream about the baby last night!" It's really cute. It's funny, because in every dream the baby looks different. The other night he dreamt it had really big brown eyes (he said they were almost weirdly big) and it looked kind of hispanic or ethnic! He said it was really cute though. Then this morning he said he had a really vivid dream that it was a boy and it had light hair and lighter skin and it was the cutest thing he had ever seen in his life. He kept going on and on about how cute it was. Then he said we laid him on a pillow when he was just 2 days old and he started crawling off of it. I haven't really had any dreams about the baby yet, but in all my dreams I am always still pregnant and as far along as I am in real life. I figure I will start dreaming about the actual baby more when I get a little farther along and can feel the kicks.

December 1, 2009

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Driving to work this morning, I heard the most incredible news and I was sooo excited. On Friday there is a 30% chance of SNOW!!! I called Chad to share the news as soon as I heard. I realize this doesn't mean it will snow for sure, but I have already gotten my hopes up. Last year, Chad and I were ticked because we moved back from Dallas just in time to miss the snow here (we were a couple of weeks late) and miss any snow in Dallas. At the beginning of '08 while we were both living in Denton, we got about 6 inches of snow. It was crazy!! It was the light fluffy snow too and the snowflakes were humongous. I had never seen so much snow before, except on a skiing trip. It was awesome. I know that there is almost no chance of it happening here, but even a snowflake or two would make my day. Let's pray the weatherman is right for a change.