Thursday, April 15, 2010

it's probably just a food baby...

It's official: I can feel the baby kicking. There's an actual creature inside of me, moving around and I can FEEL it. It would be really weird if it wasn't so amazing. At first, I blamed it on gas. But just last week it became undeniable. I've only felt one kick from the outside and that was pretty incredible too. Nick's a little frustrated that he hasn't been able to feel anything yet and I suspect he'll be able to in the next few weeks. But, in all honesty, I kind of like having a little secret with my boy. It's just between us for now.

By the way his name is Calvin (we're 99% sure) and we haven't settled on a middle name yet.

I can't wait to see his little* face!

*Or if he's anything like his mama, his BIG, FAT face. Stay tuned for proof.

Monday, April 5, 2010

March Favs

This is going to be pretty random, but what can I say? I am a woman a varied interests...either that or a scatterbrained pregnant lady. And it's only 10 days late! Here goes!

First and foremost (what does foremost mean anyway?)...

My absolute favorite thing in March was our ultrasound on the 23rd where we discovered the sex of our baby. Read on to find out.

Yay! A Boy! My prediction from many months ago was right! See here for proof.

The ultrasound tech (who was very UN-excited throughout our appointment)put the wand on my stomach and I immediately could tell it was a boy. The tech lady took a few pictures of his head and spine and then just types on the screen, BOY PARTS. Nick and I looked at each other and I asked her, "Does that mean it's a boy?" And she said, "Looks like it." And then she moved on.

Oh well. We were thrilled. Nick started crying, I couldn't stop laughing. Everything else looks great!

Now onto some more shallow favorite things.


I cannot get enough. Any flavor, any time of day. I told my work people I would announce the sex of the baby at staff meeting by the flavor of muffins: blueberry for a boy and raspberry for a girl. I made two dozen blueberry muffins and haven't looked back. My favorite ones are the blueberry lemon muffins from Starbucks. So good.


Baby Clothes
Nothing, and I mean nothing is cuter than watching your husband go through racks of baby clothes, trying to find the perfect outfit for his unborn son. We went to the Just Between Friends consignment sale in Grapevine while visiting family and while I was looking for stuff for the baby's room, Nick picked out 4 of the cutest outfits of all time. Oh man, I can't wait for baby's first fashion show!


Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray.
Random I know, but since I started using this my hair is so super soft and manageable. I spray it on my wet hair and then blow-dry it and then another little spritz before I flat iron it. I love it.


Makeup and Hair Tutorials on youtube.
This one is really embarrassing. I am NOT someone who gives a damn about makeup. A few months ago, Nick brought home a ton of makeup from Target that he got a great deal on. I looked it all over and then said, "Any chance you could bring some magazines home next time? Or candy?" Anyway, the picture above is of two sisters who call themselves Elle and Blair. They each have channels on youtube which you can find here and here.

They're pretty. They're perky. They have tens of thousands of dollars worth of makeup. The videos become sort of addicting, or maybe just to me. But the truth is, I have learned a new way to curl my hair and am mastering the art of eyeliner thanks to these girls.

So that's my March favorites! Stay tuned for some belly pictures!