Thursday, May 26, 2011

Turnip Baby

How far along? 17 weeks 1 day

Baby's size and stats? 5-7 inches long and the size of a TURNIP! (This is the first food comparison that does not make me hungry-HA!)

Gain? I've gained 2 pounds since 12 weeks appt.

Sleep? I pee...every hour. Not getting much sleep these days.

Foods I am/ am not loving? I'm loving anything smothered in mustard.

Maternity clothes? Yes...pants always and a few shirts

Best moment this week? Feeling like this baby is so loved by so many.

Symptoms/Emotions? Annoyed right now so I won't even answer this one....

Gender? IT'S A GIRL!!!


What I'm thankful for:

Last weeks response: A wonderful group of people that I see everyday, my co-workers. They (especially one lady in particular) cheer me up everyday and give me great advice. I even made the decision to come back after the summer just so I can say goodbye to them and enjoy a few more weeks with them.

How ironic that I wrote that last week and today they were so sweet and spoiled Peighton with a book shower. She got so many wonderful books that Jeff & I will read to her for many years. The funniest part of the whole shower was when it began as a faculty meeting and Kathie came out dressed as a stork/voulcher and waved her magical stork wand to find out who was pregnant. If you knew our crowd, I would tell the things she said, but you really wouldn't get it. I'll just share a few hilarious pictures.

Kathie dressed as the stork!

Making her rounds and waving her magical wand.

Why is your face so red Nate? You never had a stork on your lap?

The stork & I-she delivered a plastic Peighton :)

(not the best picture of me, I was/look exhausted)

This week has been wonderful. I got a sweet package from Hawaii that a dear friend and wonderful hair dresser, Keiko, sent to Peighton. She sent lots of adorable bacth towels, rain boots, and cookies (for mommy). Thank you Keiko. You are soooo sweet!!

I must say I loooove my church family. When we miss a week of class, they always notice. When one of us is sick, we get cards in the mail and when we're expecting a baby girl we get a huge bag of baby clothes. I will do a new post this weekend with pictures of all the loving items Peighton has received thus far. She is definately a loved baby by many!

I also would like to send a huge CONGRATULATIONS to one of my very very best friends, Jessie, on the birth of her second baby. Ava is now a big sister to a sweet little boy named Elijah Lincoln. He (just like his sister) gave us all a scare, but is strong and healthy and happily at home with his family! I don't have her permission to post a picture so I'll just give a description. He has an adorable round nose (just like his mommy), LOTS of black hair (just like his daddy), and the most perfect lips ever (just like his beautiful big sister)! I wish we were all still in Hawaii so we could celebrate together, but soon I will get to reunite with the Robinettes! Congratulations again...we love all 4 of you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Baby Avacado

How far along? 16 weeks 1 day
Baby's size and stats? 5 inches long and the size of an AVACADO!
Gain? Actually, I've lost 3 pounds since pre-pregnancy
Sleep? I pee...every hour. Not getting much sleep these days.
Foods I am/ am not loving? I'm loving everything I loved before....loving sweets, loving pickles, and loving eating!
Maternity clothes? Yes...pants always and a few shirts
Best moment this week? Hearing her heartbeat and the sound of her kicking when I try to listen to her.
Symptoms/Emotions? OH BOY. This is a sensitive question. I have had horrible pain lately due to gas. Yes I said it, G.A.S. No one prepared me for the pain and lack of those kinds of bathroom trips.
Gender? IT'S A GIRL!!!
What I'm thankful for: A wonderful group of people that I see everyday, my co-workers. They (especially one lady in particular) cheer me up everyday and give me great advice. I even made the decision to come back after the summer just so I can say goodbye to them and enjoy a few more weeks with them.

Yesterday I had my 16 week check-up along with some elective blood work to let us know the probability of down syndrome and trisomy defects. Please pray for my nerves. The doctor said he would only call if he saw something of concern so I'm praying I don't get a phone call. This is very hard for me to be patient, not think about it, not obsess about what-ifs, and relax so please please pray that I will find peace in the situation no matter what and our baby will healthy.

I PROMISE (MOM, KRISSY, ANNA, AND EVERYONE ELSE) I HAVE A BELLY PICTURE, BUT I'M HAVING TROUBLE UPLOADING IT FROM MY PHONE SO I'LL POST IT VERY SOON! Check on Fac.eboo.k before checking on'll probably be on there as soon as my phone uploads the darn thing.

Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

15 Weeks

How far along? 15 weeks

Baby's size and stats? 3.5 inches long and the size of a LEMON!

Gain? NOT SURE.....but I sure see it in my stomach and legs.

Sleep? I'm sleeping like a baby.

Foods I am/ am not loving? Meat is grossing me out again...thought the gagging was supposed to be over by now?

Maternity clothes? Yes...well, only pants. I had to try on 4 shirts today to find something that didn't show my belly when I lift my times for shirts.

Best moment this week? Hearing hubby say "baby girl" and telling her he loves her.

Symptoms/Emotions? Very emotional. I've become dramatic. I still cry. I get overly upset when I should just let things go. I'm starting to have horrible back pain between my shoulder blades so bad it hurts to breath.

Gender? IT'S A GIRL!!!


What I'm thankful for: Having a sweet baby girl in my tummy thanks to a God who constantly forgives, asks for very little, and blesses so much!

Here is my belly shot for the week. I was at work and took a view of my feet...boy do they look so small in this picture (I am not 10 feet tall, just a weird angle I guess). This is after I ate so my belly is probably a bit out further than it is right now.



Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day 2011

Mother's day has always been an emotional day for me. This year I'm beyond blessed and excited to be expecting a precious baby girl. I want to take a moment to thank my own mother for the past 27 years.

This mother's day we went to church and came home to watch the Yankee vs. Rangers game. This year we don't get to be with our mother's, but I'm sure they know how loved and appreciated they are by us. As an adult, I have a great relationship with my mom. She's always willing to listen when I cry, complain, worry, and just want to talk. Growing up we had a few rough patches mainly because I was a stubborn girl trying to find my way. I always tell Jeff that I wish my parents had written a book as they were raising me. I'm not the perfect adult, but they never had to raise a hand to discipline me or get the point across. As I think of how Jeff & I will raise Peighton, I pray that we can do it with a gentle hand and heart.

My mom has always had positive words, great advice, and knows when not to say anything at all. She even knew I would have a girl. :) My mom gave so much and sacrificed so much of herself for me and my sisters. We never knew what life was like without food, clothing, and love. She worked so many jobs to make sure I could always go on field trips, have a yearbook, and enjoy summer camps. I remember her joining me on many field trips, school events, never missing an awards ceremony, and rooting me on during spelling bees.

I remember the day she and daddy dropped me off at my dorm for college. Daddy started to cry and I know mom did after she left, but I still remember the excitement on her face. It was become my mom's persistence and belief in my ability that I made it to and graduated college.

My wedding....was the best day of my life! My mom worked so hard on finding me a dress, putting together invitations, creating so many wonderful keepsakes for our special day, and when that day came she looked beautiful while trying to be a wedding planner, organizer, decorator, and mother of the bride. She even kept cool when a tornado came as I sat in the hair dresser's chair, a teenager fell out of a window the night before on our wedding site, rain and hail pounded our wedding site, and my cake showed up hours late. I never knew any of these details until I made it down the aisle. All because of my mom!

When Jeff & I moved to Hawaii, she smiled through tears at the airport as she watched us head off to a 4 year tropical experience. She even made 3 trips to visit us (probably for a great trip to Hawaii) while we lived there. On Mother's Day 2009, she climbed Diamond Head along side one of her best friends and has pictures to prove it ;)

Now, as I make my way to motherhood she is even more supportive than ever before. She calms me down when I have an emotional moment, day, week, month lol. She shares in my joy and excitement of my pregnancy.

I wish I lived closer to my mom so I could show her how much I appreciate her and love her. I cannot wait to share pregnancy milestones with her and hopefully see her reaction when Peighton joins us in this crazy world.

I can never imagine my life without my mom and it's all because of God who knew she and my dad would make a great parents to me and my sisters.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

SURPRISE! It's a......

Please meet our baby girl..... Peighton Joy

If you go to this link you can see the actual entire ultrasound session and you can hear all of our reactions (my friends Lily & Raul joined us) to hearing it was a girl...don't get stumped when you hear "it's a boy" that was just my husband and Raul mistaking the cord for something else. haha.

Today was the greatest experience ever! We are both so excited and worried about how we will ever afford a girl. Jeff has said since the beginning it's a girl and he's beyond thrilled. He keeps saying over and over "Im having a girl!" and "my little girl". He's already got her wrapped around his finger.

I guess the "heartbeat per minute" myth just really does not work for everyone. Her heartbeat was 158 at the appointment and has never been over 150 on the doppler at home. I was a little disappointed that we could not get her to wake up. I drank an entire bottle of sprite, ate jello, and chocolate. Apparently she is a good sleeper in there....let's hope she takes that trait to the outside world. We were able to tell in the pictures that the baby has my husband's chin and it's already the cutest chin I've ever seen.

I hope you all enjoy the video!
I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE HAVING A GIRL! I guess the voting majority was correct and I (as usual) was wrong wrong wrong.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

14 Weeks

So, I planned on doing my usual weekly update. But, I had an exhausting, annoying, cranky day so I want to just cuddle up in my bed and take it easy. When I came home I instantly listened to baby's heartbeat to make sure he/she was not as stressed as I was the usual 130-150bpm.

Anyway, so after I rest...and eat of course....I will update and hopefully snap a picture.

P.S. We are officially at 48 hours until gender scan! Let's all pray that baby cooperates so we can prepare and share the news!!!