Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Just Another Baby Update...

   So it's been a while.  I'm really not good at this blog thing evidently.  But figured I'd make a post about things that are going on and baby progress.  First of all, the baby finally has a name.  At first, we were going to go with Benjamin Clay but it just wasn't clicking at all with me.  So within a day, we went a completely different direction and I love what we came up with.  So without further ado... meet....
Maddox Josiah
   Isn't he precious? :). I had to go in for a repeat ultrasound last week because they couldn't see some things they needed to in the other one I had due to the way he was sitting.  It's crazy how different they look between 18 weeks and 23 weeks.  He actually looks like a baby rather than a little alien creature lol. I'm finally feeling him kicking and moving around.  My placenta is in the front apparently so that's why I'm just now feeling him.  It's not really consistent... just enough for me to know it's him.  Darren felt him for the first time the other night... but just once because Maddox stopped moving when he put his hand on my belly... go figure right?  I also saw my belly twitch tonight which was kind of funny.
  In other news, we got the nursery painted last weekend.  I just have to paint the stripes on the wall where the crib will be.  We finally ordered a crib.  After a couple failed Craigslist attempts, we just decided to go ahead and order a new one.  Darren is almost finished stripping and sanding the dresser/changing table so we'll be able to paint it soon.  He's also going to try his hand at a wooden monogram for the wall.  His cardboard draft looks pretty good so I have faith in him :). Mom and I went and looked at fabric last week.  We didn't have much luck.  We are going to go to her friend's workroom and look at her fabric swatches and hopefully just find some we can order.  She's going to alter Ikea panels that I bought a while back, make some black out roman shades, as well as the crib skirt.  We are going with a light gray, aqua, and yellow color scheme with black furniture.  It's all coming together. :). I've kind of been dragging my toes with it for some reason.
  Anyway.  I know I need to do some pictures.  I kind of still feel like I'm in the "is she pregnant or just really chubby?" phase so pictures aren't exactly my idea of a good time :). Speaking of pictures though... I've thought about getting back into the photography world.  We sent our equipment off to Canon to be serviced and fix a focus issue we were having.... $1,000 later, I guess I need to make sure it's all good lol It's still sitting in the box they shipped it back in.  That will definitely all change when I have my own little subject that I can use whenever I want and I don't have to set up times or ask permission of anyone.  That's why photographers have kids right?  lol j/k!
  Well... that's all I've got for now :). 24 weeks this week.  Uncomfortable but dealing with it.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see pics of the nursery - it sounds stunning. Hope the pregnancy is progressing well. I had fantastic pregnancies (just don't talk to me about newborns...!), so find it interesting how the experience differs so much between people.

    Must be wonderful to have a name picked out and start that bonding with your baby so early.