Friday, February 26, 2010

newer baby pics

The daddy has posted pictures from our latest ultrasound (four weeks ago but better late than never I guess). Included is our proof of baby boyhood!

Check them out!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

He Moves Me

A quick word from the daddy...
I felt the baby move!
Stacey has been feeling some little flutters inside for a few weeks now, but I finally got to feel the baby boy bumping around from the outside!  It was very slight and sweet, but it was like we were communicating for the first time.  Morse code at such a young age?  He's brilliant already!  Must've gotten that from his mommy.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

21 weeks

Yes, I am a little over 21 weeks pregnant but I have an updated belly picture that is 21 weeks.

21 weeks

If you missed the other belly pictures or would like to go back and compare you can find them here.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It depends on your perspective...

We had kind of a small scare yesterday which gave us an unscheduled trip to visit the doctor. Everything is fine and the doctor just said to kind of take it easy for the next week or so but it's all good. The thing that made me laugh was that in order to help ease my mind, I'm sure, they used the doppler to listen to the baby. The heartbeat was good but she also said "oh this little boy is VERY active!" Now I'm sure to some people this is great news but I am a teacher...all I think is OH NO! not active. It all depends on your perspective!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cloth diapers

For some reason I have always wanted to use cloth diapers with my children. I don't really know why-maybe I just want to be old fashioned, maybe I like the idea that it is better for the baby or maybe for ecological reasons. Really, I think it is a combination of all three. Oh, and saving money comes in there somewhere too. Well, when you think of cloth diapers you think of the dust rags your mom used as you were growing up (they used to be the diapers she used on you when you were a baby but you don't remember them in that capacity). Cloth diapers have evolved these days and are just as easy to use as disposables (except for the whole cleaning up part) and cute too. I started doing research on different kinds of cloth diapers and found that there are many different options that could make the start up cost of cloth diapers very expensive. I could justify it because you can use them for several children so when you spread the cost out you are still saving money but that requires us to have money now... When we started looking at the easiest but cheapest route I started to realize maybe I could just make my own diapers. So I started researching that.

2 weeks ago we had 8 inches of snow and in NC that means you don't go to school for a whole week (we did make it to school for part of a day but that doesn't really count). I decided to make good use of my time and start turning out some diapers. In that week I made 24 newborn size fitted cloth diapers. These require a waterproof covering which I think I am just going to buy because making all the diapers seems like a big enough challenge for now. So, my little guy should be set with diapers for at least the first little while. Now on to the next size! Where is that snow?!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Boy or Girl?

We decided to give up on waiting until after the Super Bowl to tell what we are, everyone just needs to wear blue to the Super Bowl-not to support the Colts but because


During our ultrasound, the tech told us to feel free to ask any questions we had, she didn't mind answering questions. Lee asked a lot of questions about how it worked so she told him that when she was done doing all the measurements she needed to do, etc. she would let him play with the ultrasound. That was really cool for him and he started to understand how it works and how to turn it to get different views.

I thought it would be easy to switch from saying "it" to "he" but it really hasn't been. I thought finding out a little bit more about "what" was in "there" would make it seem more real but it hasn't as much as I thought. It is getting more real and I am getting used to "he" and telling myself I am having a baby boy but I think it is going to be more of a transition than I had at first thought.