November Morning

Monday, June 4, 2012

We're Having a Boy!

Well, my pregnancy has continued to go along smoothly.  The only things I suffer from are daily stuffy and bloody noses which partially inhibit my ability to breathe.  I continue to use a saline spray for my nose and sleep with a humidifier so as to ease these annoying pregnancy symptoms.  I do feel grateful though that this has been my biggest problem.  I continue to grow every day and have enjoyed feeling my baby move around inside of me!  It's also been fun to have an excuse to buy some new clothes!

This is me at 16 weeks.

This is me at 20 weeks.

Despite my desire to not find out what we were having, I ended up being persuaded to find out the gender at my 20 week ultrasound.  We were both thrilled, especially Dave, to find out that we are having a boy!  We have decided to name him Dawson which means son of David.  The ultrasound was really exciting because we finally got to take a peek at what is happening inside of me.  Dave said that the ultrasound finally made everything seem more real to him because he could actually see our baby.  I was relieved that all is normal and healthy with our boy.  The ultrasound technician said that our baby is measuring about a week big.  This means that I could potenitally have my baby a week earlier or I might just have a bigger baby.  Because of work and scheduling I really hope that my baby comes exactly on October 17th or any day after; earlier isn't ideal for me.  We'll just have to see what happens.  Unfortunately the baby wouldn't turn to give us a cute profile picture (I guess he prefers to either look sraight up or down) but I love the pictures we did get and I love watching the DVD of our ultrasound too!

This is a view from the top of his head looking down.

This is a view of his right leg.

This is his spine.

Ultrasound technology is amazing to me!  Getting the ultrasound has been the best part of pregnancy for me; it's made me so excited to meet my sweet Dawson.  We decided to celebrate finding out that we are having a boy by buying some cute clothes.  While I was pretty disappointed to see that baby apparel is nearly 75% female, we managed to find a few cute items to start Dawson's wardrobe.

Parenthood is something Dave and I both find to be exciting and scary at the same time.  We're looking forward to the new adventure that awaits us.  I'm glad I get to share the experience with my best friend.


The Nursery

Over Spring Break I decided to paint the room we will use as a nursery in our home.  The whole process of painting is not very much fun but I do love the end results.  Plus, our house is just so white, it needs color! 

 Well, I got the room taped and a first coat finished with on the first day.  But by that evening my back was in so much pain.  I was dreading doing the second coat the next day.  Luckily my sister agreed to help me.  She was nice enough to do all of the parts with the big roller while I followed after her painting close to the baseboards and ceiling. 

I wanted to do a grey and yellow nursery with the walls being grey and all the accessories being yellow.  Well, for some reasong the grey color I chose turned out to be on the bluish side of grey.  I wasn't too happy about it, but it certainly didn't bother me enough to re-paint the room.  I guess the blue shade was just a sign of things to come!  Now that the painting is done, it's time for the fun part.  We still need all of the major furniture pieces as well as all the cute decorations.  Time to go shopping!

Our Lawn Mower

We were so excited to see the sod we laid this winter turn green in April!  We let the grass grow pretty long in order to give it a good start and then decided it was time to mow.  We bought a great Honda lawn mower that will hopefully last us many years (I can't believe how much they cost!).  Dave was really excited about his new toy and I had to get a couple of shots with him and our new lawn mower.

Dave did and continues to do a great job mowing the lawn.  We have also managed to stay on top of the weeds in our front yard so they don't get out of control!

We are so proud of our new lawn and are excited to make more improvements to the front yard next year!