Happy Holidays!

I realize I am extremely late doing the mandatory "how our Christmas went" post. Sorry.

Little Button is going to be one spoiled little baby.  She got some Cardinals oneies, some more oneies, some bibs, a cloth book, a sock monkey, gift cards, and a Cardinals receiving blanket.  I'm sure I'm forgetting something too.

I guess in general, Christmas went better than usual.  We didn't play the whole, let's go to every party we are invited to.  We even took some naps last weekend.

Monday mom and I went to the fabric store and between the two of us, we got enough material to make Button about 7 flannel blankets.  I realize kids puke and poop on stuff but really, will she really need a different one for each day of the week?

Tuesday, I got her crib, dresser, and bookshelf ordered.  It should be here sometime soon.  Then, I'll get Matt busy putting it together.  I also ordered a wall decal for her room.

We haven't really thought too much about names yet.  We only found out she was a girl on last Thursday and then we were busy with Christmas and then it was back to work.  I might keep that a secret anyway.

She still moves around a ton and I love it.  Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for her. 

I got my mom's Etsy shop started.  We still have to get a bunch of stuff added but you can check it out here  Make sure to check back to see what else will be added.

Hope you all have a fantastic New Year!


And Button is a...........

We found out today that our little Baby Button is perfect.  Button's heart, brain, fingers, toes, spine, head, and belly are all perfect.  Button is quite the little wiggle worm already.

But there is a 90% chance that our little Button is a

I knew it.  I can't wait to buy her some Christmas presents.

Hope you all have a Great Christmas!  Our present came early this year.


For your viewing pleasure

Matt and I went to the doctor Friday afternoon.  We got to hear the heart beating.  It's such a relief every time I hear it.  The sonogram is set to happen Thursday.  

You can still do the poll thingamajigger over there. ---->

There have been several people that have been slightly obsessed with seeing pictures of my belly. There is not now, nor will there ever be, pictures of me, pregnant or not, with my bear stomach showing.  Sorry. 

The Christmas rat race started for us Saturday.  We went to my Grandparent's Saturday and Matt's Grandparents Sunday.

The first picture comes to you from my Grandpa and Grandma's house.  I had thought that my belly was finally bigger than Matt's.  But looking at this picture, it's hard to say for sure.  I'm pretty sure we were both pushing our belly's out.

And here is a more, somewhat normal picture.

Today, I am 20 weeks pregnant and Baby Button is celebrating by doing flip flops in my tummy. 

I absolutely can not wait to find out if the baby is a boy or a girl.  I haven't bought a thing because I wanted to wait until we found out.  Seriously.

Hope you are all having a great week!


Button, School, ect.

I took my last final last night.  I have to have about a 75 on it to get an A in the class.  Hopefully I was able to pull that off.  

I'm still undecided on what to do next semester. I really don't want to have to take an evening class.  The class I signed up for in the evenings is about 30 minutes from where I work and 45 minutes from where I live.  I'm due May 7th which is probably about the week of finals.  What if I have little Button in class?  

I have a doctor's appointment this Friday.  Hopefully, all will go well.  I still worry all the time.  I'm 99% sure that I feel Button move though.  

I only had to call our insurance (Tri-Care) around 37 times to get my first sonogram covered.  As long as the doctor will say that I'm having my next sonogram for a reason that Tri-Care will cover, I will have one on the 22nd.  If not, I'm not doing it.  The first one would have cost around $1400.  No thanks.

I put up a poll on the right sidebar of this page for you to vote if you think Button is a boy or a girl.  

My mom had her first craft show this past weekend.  It was a pretty good time.  We did a lot of people watching, sold some stuff, and ate some movie theater popcorn.  You can click here to visit her Facebook page.  My goal is to have her an etsy website made before school starts back up.

I also need to get around to showing you all a picture of my big belly. I eat cookies everyday.  It's amazing to be able to get away with it.
This weekend our holiday family togethernessism begins.  No one better touch my stomach.

Hope you are all having a great week!


Pregnancy: 18 weeks

How far along? 18 weeks today!

Total weight gain/loss: Who knows?  I gained probably more than average the first two months because I quit my weekend job and took up laying on the couch.  I would say altogether, I've gained about 15 pounds. 

How big is the baby?  According to my phone Button is approximately 5 inches long and weighs about 5.3 ounces.

Maternity clothes?  Oh gawd.  I think maternity clothes are a big waste of money.  I bought two pairs of jeans after I found out I was pregnant that are a size bigger than normal.  They still fit without my belly band (for now).  Although sometimes I unbutton them when I'm sitting at my desk.  Especially right after lunch.  I've bought a couple of shirts.  I bought a couple pairs of yoga pants.  A girl at work gave me a couple pairs of pants and a couple shirts. I can pretty much wear whatever to work, so I am going to.

Sleep: Well, I think I'm over the being exhausted all of the time.  But at night, I wake up many times to pee.  The dogs look at me like I'm nuts.

Best moment this week: Saturday afternoon nap.

Movement: I feel little flutters every now and then.  It mostly happens while I am at work so I'm guessing Button doesn't like it here either.

Food cravings:  In no particular order and not mixed together: hash brown casserole, Kit Kats, pickles, cookies, any sweets.

Gender:  Don't know.  Should find out the 22nd but I think it's a girl.

Labor Signs: Oh good gawd no.

Belly Button in or out? In, gross.

Stretch marks?  On my boobaculs. 

What I miss: Cigarettes and booze.

What I am looking forward to: My next doctors appointment and finding out if Button is a girl or boy.

Weekly Wisdom: Hmmm, I only feel dumber lately, not smarter.

Milestones:  I wore a maternity shirt (and pants) for the first time to Matt's Christmas party on Saturday.

Current Annoyance:  People that think it is cool to touch my stomach.  I've snapped twice about that.  (Told ya I would).  Also, people who put their two cents in on stuff that's none of their business.  For example, drugs vs. no drugs during labor and breastfeeding vs. formula.

Hope you all have a lovely week.