Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Photo shoot

Here are some shots from our last photo shoot! We had Emily's 18 month pictures taken last Saturday, and this year, Dan and I decided we'd have a few of the family taken as well. It was certainly a lot easier to get Emily to do what we wanted when she couldn't walk around. Every time she was left without a present or without one of us holding her, she'd get up and run out of the room!

It's a boy!

We went for the ultrasound yesterday, and the big news is we're having a boy! It took me the night to get used to the idea (I had really thought I'd have another girl), but I'm excited. Things looked fine, and I am scheduled to go for another ultrasound on December 18 to check growth and have an echocardiogram of the baby's heart.

Monday, November 17, 2008

One More Day!

Tomorrow is the big day...the ultrasound that will hopefully tell me if Emily is having a baby sister or a baby brother! If you would like, take a guess on the poll to the right. Some people have reported that they can't guess accurately without seeing how I'm carrying. Too bad. No one but my husband sees this belly right now :) However, if it helps, I will say that I've been sick, but not as sick as I was with Emily. I also am not getting as seems my belly is out more. However, as I have seen time and time again, that really doesn't mean anything. So take a have a 50% chance of being right, which is pretty good. I will update Wednesday to let you all know what we're having!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Princess Puddinghead

Miss Emily's first encounter with chocolate pudding :)

The Great Bedding Battle

After taking most readers' advice (and going with Dan's favorite), I ordered the blue and tan comforter. I wasn't too jazzed about having the blue and tan, mainly because that seems to have been my bedroom color scheme for years and years. But, I figured, majority voted and chose that one, and as Dan said, why do I even ask if I'm going to just get what I want? So it came, and right away I was appalled. The blue was not the pretty light blue in the picture. It's was sort've a dirty looking light blue, and the tans and greys were all blended together. Still, I figured I'd wait until we had the bed, then I'd see how it looked.

Dan and his friend Joe used last Saturday to pick up our new bed and mattress. I was out running errands and getting my hair turned brown, so I was gone most of the afternoon. I came home to an empty house, and I headed upstairs. Dan, trying to be a thoughtful husband, had made the bed up for me. I cried, not out of gratitude, but because the bedding was so much more hideous once in our room. The tan walls and carpet made the entire room look like a dirty tan cave. I hated it. Dan chose that moment to return home, and I lost it. I now blame it on a combination of pregnancy hormones and two very bad days leading up to it, but I was not nice to him. I cried. I yelled. I pulled the bedding off the bed. Then I pouted.

Instead of asking for a divorce or the papers to commit me to a psychiatric facility, I must say my husband handled the entire thing very well. We went out that night and found some new (and unfortunately much pricier) bedding that we both really like. See what you think:S

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yay for new furniture!

So Dan and I have an issue: we can't seem to share a queen size bed. I know a lot of this is my fault; I'm a total bed hog. But in my defense, at this point I do need more room. I mean, I'm sleeping for two! I do like to have my body pillow in there with me now since stomach sleeping has become impossible, and I'm not supposed to sleep on my back at this stage of pregnancy. There is simply not enough room for me, the pillow, and Dan. Since we are losing our last spare bed to the new baby and its nursery, we decided to get a new bed for us. Last weekend we bought a king size bed (the exact duplicate of our bed now, just bigger) and a new mattress and boxspring. I am so excited for it to arrive! anticipation of that, I need to get a new comforter as well. I have two choices that I can't seem to decide between. Our bedroom walls are currently tan, although with option #1, I'd probably like to switch them to a light blue. Who am I kidding? I'd probably repaint with option #2 as well, but I wouldn't be in as big a hurry to do it. So which one?

Option #1

Option #2