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Pregnancy Update: 2 down, 1 to go

Third trimester starts this week! Eek! Pregnancy has been great so far, baby girl is growing, growing, growing, and so is my belly! Chad and I are both so blessed and excited for what’s to come. There’s a lot to process, and a lot of unknowns, but we take it day by day and learn something new about pregnancy and babies every day.

We had a great Christmas with family (despite my terrible cold that left me voiceless on Christmas morning – yuck!). Needless to say, grandmas, great-grandma, aunts and nieces are all very excited for baby girl and showered her with all kinds of pink gifts. Who can resist buying cute pink baby things?

We built the crib and changing table this weekend, so we’ve got a start on her nursery. And the boxes of other things are piling up across the house (why does such a teeny tiny thing require so much stuff?!?). One day, it will all come together. I hope.

Here’s some new belly pictures, our Christmas family pic, and the start of our little monkey’s nursery. Just 3 more months until this bun is done baking!

22 weeks pregnant

22 weeks

Christmas Family Pic (22 Weeks)

Christmas Family Pic (22 Weeks)

26 Weeks Pregnant

26 Weeks

26 Weeks 3 Days Pregnant

Getting Rounder



Changing Table

Changing Table

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We’re having a girl!

We went to have our ultrasound on Thursday and found out that our little one is a baby girl! She was moving so much and stretching and rolling around. We could see everything – her little fingers and toes, her tiny beating heart, and even her spine and ribcage. It’s so amazing to see how much she’s growing in there! I’m 19 weeks now and she’s about the size of a mango – 6 inches long and 1/2 pound.

Baby Girl Ultrasound at 19 Weeks

Our Baby Girl's Ultrasound - 19 Weeks

I started feeling flutters the night before Thanksgiving. It felt like little sparks going off in my belly and I just knew it was our little one kicking away. I’ve felt her move more and more each day. I have to say this may be the most exciting part of pregnancy – starting to show, feeling those first movements, and finding out that it’s a girl all in the same week!

Speaking of Thanksgiving, we had Chad’s mom and stepdad down here for the first Thanksgiving at our house. And we deep fried the turkey! And it didn’t catch on fire! It was the first time I had fried turkey and it was soooo good. And it only took about an hour to cook so no slaving in the kitchen all day for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to do it again next year!


Thanksgiving with Fried Turkey!

We’re looking forward to Christmas with our families and reaching more milestones with our little baby girl. Next up: choosing a name and setting up the nursery.

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Baby makes 3!

Big news! Chad and I are expecting our first kiddo in April! Today I’m 14 weeks and 3 days (about 3 months) and my due date is April 26, 2012. The baby is healthy and so is my pregnancy so far. We’re so excited and our families are all super excited, too! We feel so very blessed and loved and are looking forward to this new adventure!

Our first ultrasound - 8 weeks and 6 days. Our little gummy bear!

Stay tuned – I’ll be posting belly pics and more fun pregnancy stuff as the journey to 9 months continues!

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