Friday, October 30, 2009

Dr.'s visit

We had a visit to the Dr.'s on the 29th. It was time for my Gestational Diabetes test. For this test I had to fast for 4-6 hours before hand, and for a pregnant woman that is very hard to do. Along with this test they also check for anemia. So I got a call back with the results, my glucose is good at 97, but my iron is low. I was wondering why I was so tired all the time, I've heard that my energy should be around normal at this stage. So I am now on an iron supplement. Other than that Every thing is great.

Baby Shower!

So Christie and Millicent(Matt's Grandma) threw Natalie and I a baby shower on October 24th. We got a lot of fun stuff. It was a brunch and so Christie made a bunch of cute decorations with eggs and pumpkins. It was very interesting for me, I hardly knew anyone there! So we took a picture of everyone with the gifts they gave us.

Me siting waiting for the presents.

This is Marla McCafferty. She gave us a giraffe that sings, wrist rattles, and a pink Pooh outfit.

Luann Metcalf gave us a bag of "bath" items, a pack of 5 onesies, and some bibs.

Charlene Martin, (Matt's great aunt) was able to give us a tote bag that had a onesie, a bib, and a couple of blankets in it, along with a pack of diapers.

Christie's gift was two sleepers, and a teddy bear coat!

Tyra and Katlin (my sister-in-law and niece) gave us a lot of things. Bibs, bottle washers, bed sheets, onseis, passifiers, a snot sucker, a bag of "bath" items, nail clippers, and a pack of diapers.

Natalie will be ready for bath time with some duck wash cloths, a duck hooded towel, and a ducky robe, from Marilyn Morris.

Julie Morris (Matt's aunt) gave a very cool sound spa.

We recived books, a pair of socks, a blanket bear, and a rubber ducky from Luanne Smith.

Millicent gave us an engraved birth certificate box and a pink princess teddy bear.

Natalie will be able to start saving early thanks to Doris Smith and this pink piggy bank.

And Tricia Johnson(aunt) gave us a classic Pooh blanket and a pack of onesies.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I spent the weekend at the In-law's. It was nice to be able to get out of my place for a while. Saturday Christie and I went shopping for Natalie. We got some really good deals on a few cute outfits for her, and a "travel system". When I first started this journey I didn't know what a travel system was so I will explain for those who don't know. It is a stroller and an infant carrier. The one we got has a leave in car seat base and is Winnie the Pooh themed. It is green so it should work for future kids too. The infant carrier attaches to the stroller, and the stroller folds very easily. I'm so excited.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

So far So good

So I am now 23 weeks pregnant or 6 months, same thing as far as dates are concerned. Matt says that I now look like I am actually pregnant and that it only took 6 months to get there. We've been collecting stuff for Natalie, mostly from Matt's mom, Christie, and I know there will be more to come. It is official Natalie will be sleeping in a castle, very exciting. We are getting ready to paint her bed room too. This morning I took a tally of the things we have for Natalie. So far we have 15 newborn onesies (mostly white, but we do have 5 pink, 1 black, and 1 yellow), 6 receiving blankets, 4 bibs, 3 bottles, 3 beanie hats, 1 pair of mittens, 2 pairs of socks, 1 headband, 36 newborn diapers, 1 diaper bag, 2 newborn seat belt pads, and then 8 outfits for when she gets bigger. Also after a week of being to tired to even get dressed, I have caught the nesting bug. I want to get the house clean and spotless ( I tell myself good luck with that), and everything decorated and in order. I am very thankful to my mother-in-law for helping with the decorating, it makes things just look and feel nicer to actually have color on the walls ( yes I have lived here for over a year and haven't really put anything up). I almost can't believe that I have 4 more months until my baby girl gets here! Time to get stuff done!