Monday, January 31, 2011

I think I'm in love.

Today I found this bedding on Kelly's blog (http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/). I absolutely love it! I am doing the nursery in brown and pink and this gave me the idea to throw in some lime green. I am really loving it.  I do love the zebra and giraffe print. Don't you?


Her nursery is adorable. She's giving me some gread ideas!



Sunday, January 30, 2011

Nursery Progress

The nursery is coming along! Robert got a lot done this weekend. Here are a few pictures of the progress.





And here are the finished walls! The wood looks great!





Next comes the varnish on the wood...It will be done before we know it and then we can start decorating! I can't wait to see the finished product!









Friday, January 28, 2011

25 (almost) Belly Pic

Whoa baby... look out. Momma's belly is gettin big.
I'll be 25 weeks Monday, but I thought this largeness needed documented.
{Sorry for the bad pic- I took it on my phone}

Here is a baby at 25 weeks pregnant. It's hard to believe our little girl looks like this!

So, tonight we are going to Kansas City to the Plaza to eat at Fogo De Chao!! It's my parents 25th Anniversary and we are going to celebrate. Our reservations aren't until 9:30 so I guess we will have to do a little baby shopping. Darn the luck.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I think we've found a model...

Tonight I decided I was going to take a stab at making some bows for Lexi Belle. After watching YouTube videos, I thought I had it...I still need some practice but at least now I can somewhat put one together! I needed a model to see what they looked like and look who I found...
I think pink is her color. 
{She HATED these things!}
Too funny!
{This is when she goes to cheer on the Bulldogs}

I've got a lot more practice, but I'm sure LB will have a nice collection of bows when she gets here!






24 weeks {and one day}

                                                        Lexi Belle Stats
Lexi Belle is the size of: an eggplant {about 9 inches}

Lexi Belle weighs: 1.7 lbs. {she's gaining an average 6 oz. a week! Here comes the weight!}

Major happenings this week: Her hearing if fully functioning! Her little face if almost fully formed with eye    lashes, eye brows, and hair! She also has her sense of balance...she knows when she is upside down or right-side up!

Mom Stats
Total weight gain/loss: Gained 9-10 pounds


Maternity clothes: Down to very few pre-pregnancy clothes. Even Shirts. Definitely only maternity pants will do.

Stretch marks: None.

Sleep: Normal

Best moment this week: Feeling Lexi Belle constantly move! I can feel her roll around with an occasional jab. It's the best feeling in the world! She's getting stronger and stronger. {see video from last post.}

Movement: Yes!

Food cravings/aversions: Nothing much this week....I guess Cajun/spicy things. I came home from the store and had the ingredients to make Cajun Pasta and I had a bag of Cajun chips...Robert said, "Cravin' Cajun?" Ha!

Belly button in or out: In

What I miss/What I am looking forward to: Starting our little girl's nursery :) Seeing LB on the ultrasound next week!

Milestones: Working toward 40 weeks!

Symptoms: Back is somewhat hurting and I lose my breath when I bend over. Shortness of breath is getting worse...and I still have 16 weeks! Oh boy...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Snow day Projects...

While sitting inside staying warm yesterday, Grandma and I did a little "crafting/sewing"...Baby Lexi Belle will have some cute little shoes to wear when she's born!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

23 Weeks, Baby Nursery Progress, and the closet might need to be a little bigger :).

Total weight gain/loss: Gained 9-10 pounds
Maternity clothes: Down to very few pre-pregnancy clothes. Even Shirts. Definitely only maternity pants will do.
Stretch marks: None.
Sleep: Normal
Best moment this week: Feeling Lexi Belle constantly move! I can feel her roll around with an occasional jab. It's the best feeling in the world!
Movement: Yes!
Food cravings/aversions: Lucky Charms, corn dogs...don't know why?

Belly button in or out: In
What I miss/What I am looking forward to: Starting our little girl's nursery :)
Milestones: Working toward 40 weeks!
Symptoms: Back is somewhat hurting and I lose my breath when I bend over. 
 
February 2nd is the next appointment/ultrasoud. Can't wait to see Lexi Belle again...and honestly, I'll feel a lot better when we see her and they can once again see without a doubt she's a little girl :)

As for Lexi Belle's nursery....here is the progress so far... I dropped the ball and didn't take pics when the framing was going up...but here is where I started and I plan to keep it updated as more gets finished!

{You can click the bottom right-hand corner with the 4 arrows to make the video full screen}

video

And finally...I got in this sweet little outfit today for LB.  I think we might need to change the specs for her closet...the collection is getting bigger by the day. {But it's just so fun!}




Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Lexi's Nursery

I ordered these letters in light pink and brown to go over Lexi's bed.
Product Image Canton 4-in-1 Convertible Crib in Café Espresso by Delta Children's Products
Her crib :)
Product Image DaVinci Kalani 3-Drawer Changing Table - Espresso
The changing table
Baby Love 4-Piece Crib Set
her bedding

Of course there will be a lot more to go in there, but as for now...this is what I have picked out. :)

22 Week Pic & Snow Day #2

 I got to stay home due to the slick roads! We were out of school yesterday and surprisingly we got out today, as well! Unfortunately I've had a horrible cold and haven't done much but lay on the couch and watch T.V. Oh well. I'm lucky we didn't have school because I would have been miserable. When you're pregnant what you can take is very limited. So I don't know if you've heard of it, but I was told to use the Neti Pot.   


Yes, this is what you have to do. (No, that's not me.)
Talk about crazy.  Surprisingly, it works. Gross. 

I hadn't been outside much in the past couple of days, but today I went out and here is what I saw on the front of our garage...
 
Look at these monsters. They are HUGE!

Ellie likes the snow...

And here is the belly pic for 22 weeks....I'm not big on these but a couple of my friends want to see it...so here it goes. 
Huge. 
I was laying on the couch this morning and I could see her rolling around. I'm going to try to get a video of it the next time she's really moving. Usually it's just kickin' and jabbin' but sometimes she shifts all around. I'm so glad I can feel her all of the time. It's pretty amazing. 



Monday, January 10, 2011

22 Weeks

Today we are 22 weeks. Here are the stats:


Size of baby: Lexi is the size of a spaghetti squash
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 7 lbs 
Maternity Clothes: I wear maternity jeans and pants but everything else is regular.
Gender: It's a girl!!! Lexi Belle Hollinsworth
Movement: I've been feeling the baby a lot more lately!
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good!
What I miss: Nothing really 
Cravings: Nothing in particular
Symptoms: This is the easy time. I feel great!
Best Moment this week: Really feeling Lexi kick a LOT!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

It's a...

GIRL!!

We found out today that we will have a sweet little Lexi Belle! We are beyond excited and can't wait! Everything measured great and she's a healthy baby with long legs and a chubby belly! We got some great pictures from the ultrasound. We could see her little face and feet....legs, arms. belly. It was amazing. She's transformed from a lima bean to a sweet little baby. It was such a great day and we were so happy to get a good report on LB. Her little feet are 3 1/2 cm long. :) Heart rate was at 163 which is perfect.

After the ultrasound we did some shopping and mom and I had so much fun buying some girly things! LB should be set for awhile.

It was such a good day that we got to share with our parents. So glad they were both there to share this big surprise with us. I'm still trying to take it all in that we are going to have a baby girl. Robert and I couldn't be any happier!