Thursday, August 26, 2010

Nursery Design

We have cleaned Jett's room {previously the office} out and we are looking forward to getting everything we need to complete his nursery! I want to find a dresser that I can paint black to match the bed and then use it as a changing table as well as a dresser. I have been looking around town and on Craigslist, but haven't found anything that I really like...hopefully, I will come across something that will work perfectly!

Since I am not a theme person, I have had a struggle with "nursery appropriate" wall art. I have looked around a bunch on Etsy {I am addicted to this site} and have seen some really cute's just so hard to decide. I have also been thinking about the idea of doing a monogrammed decal above his crib. Do you have any fun websites for wall art that I should check out?? Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated ;)

Here are the items that I have decided on for the nursery...

The Crib Bedding

The crib bedding is from Mod Pea Pod and I absolutely love it! If you haven't checked out her website you must...she makes the cutest stuff and it is very reasonably priced for custom bedding! I think that this design is classic, but still mixes in some modern elements with the circles.

The glider I found has slipcovers available and I think that I am going to go with a brown slipcover for the chair and ottoman to tie in with the brown in the bedding.

Okay, so what do you think about the design elements of Jett's nursery? I will definitely be posting pics of his room as we start putting it together, but wanted to let you know what I had decided on at least for now. I hope that you are having a good Friday Eve so far...I am so excited for the weekend to get here!

Monday, August 23, 2010

28 Weeks

How Far Along: 28 weeks today.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: As of the end of last month 10 pounds, but I am sure that will change when I head to my appointment on Friday!

How big is the Baby:
Gender: It's a boy and his name is Jett!

Maternity Clothes: I still have been living in non-maternity dresses!

Best Moment of the Week: Finally making a choice on the's so super cute! Oh and finishing up on my was definitely a task, ha!

Stretch Marks: Yes, but still trying everything I can to prevent anymore from popping up!

Movement: Yes, especially in the early mornings and at night.

Sleep: Sleeping is still fine, but it's still sometimes tricky getting comfortable.

What I miss: Nothing really...just enjoying every moment of having my sweet babe inside of me!

What I am looking forward to: Decorating the nursery.

Symptoms: Still getting heartburn from pretty much anything, but as long as I nip it early enough with some Tums I am usually okay.

Food Cravings: Root Beer and Hot Glazed Donuts from Krispy Kreme...not together though of course! The craving for donuts just started this week and is so weird for me because I have never been a huge fan of donuts. Don't get me wrong they are certainly delish, but I have always just felt like they were too sweet!

Belly Button: Still an inny, but it's getting flatter my the day!

Signs of Labor: Thankfully, no!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Sweet Baby Boy has a Name...

We are completely sure that we love our pick and won't be changing our minds, so it's time for me to let you in on a little secret.

I am so excited to introduce to you our Sweet Baby Boy...

William Jett

We plan to call him Jett, but William Jett will be his legal name. William is after his daddy and Jett we came up with from one of the baby name websites! We were browsing the website and I was saying all the names out loud to Billy and when we got to Jett he said that he liked it. My first response was "really?" {I tend to like more traditional names}, but after a few weeks the name grew on me too and we love it!

It is so nice to be able to call our Sweet Boy by his name! We are both so excited and can't wait for Jett to get here!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Heartburn is Straight from the Devil

I have had heartburn since the very beginning of my pregnancy. I usually happens everyday in the afternoon and then also at bedtime, but it always goes away with a couple of Tums.

I am here to tell you now that in the middle of the night last night {great timing I know} I experienced the most horribly painful almost to the point of tears heartburn/acid reflux ever...I am convinced that it was straight from the devil {not really, but you catch my drift.}

I literally felt like I wanted to cry! I tried my usual remedy...tons of water to extinguish the fire along with 2 my surprise and dread, this wasn't doing the trick! I was pretty much up from 1am to 4am this morning trying to put the fire out...let me tell you, it was exhausting! As I layed there I wondered what could be the cause of this beyond deadly heartburn!?!?? I had 3 hours of thinking time, so I thought about a lot ha!

I propped myself upright because that seemed to make it a little bit better and I thought about what I had eaten for dinner...a chicken strip, mashed potatoes, and a roll. That definitely couldn't be it...pretty blah if you ask me! I thought about the old wives tale, that heartburn is the sure ticket to a child with hair. Could this baby boy of mine come out with full blown 80's hair band rock star hair??...because I am pretty sure that is what it felt like last night, ha!

I was finally able to drift off to dreamland around 4am after the heartburn ran it's course, I was of course super thankful! Now that I have rambled on and on about my horrible heartburn...the bottom line ladies is that I need help! I need to know if any of you have any secret remedies for heartburn. I am telling you now that if I have the devil heartburn that I had last night again tonight I may need to call into work tomorrow, ha!

Happy Monday Ladies!

Monday, August 9, 2010

One Hot Momma To Be!

I am officially one hot momma to be...I am on fire burning up!

This is the second {or third...I lost track} week now that temperatures have been above 100 degrees everyday of the week! Not to mention the heat index, yikes! The heat index for today is a brisk 115 degrees...out of control! Is it this hot where y'all are??

It's times like these that make you want to take an extended vacation somewhere tropical by the beach where at least you have the breeze from the ocean to keep you cool. For me staying cool has come from a little beauty such as this...

Thankfully my sweet hubby has not minded that I have a fan blowing directly on my face everynight as I fall asleep! Bless his heart...I know that he has to freeze some nights because I have seen him asleep with his entire head covered up. I can't help it though...seriously, I feel like a human heater at times!

I am officially 26 weeks preggers today so that means that I have broken the 100 day mark...secretly I am super scared! Not scared to be a mommy to this sweet little babe, but scared that time is flying by and I feel like I have so much to do to get ready for his arrival! One thing is for sure, I have felt extremely blessed during my pregnancy that I really have never felt like time was creeping by super slow! I look back remembering when I first found out that I was pregnant and it feels like it couldn't have been more than 3 months ago, ha!

I hope that everyone is having a good Monday! Soon to come...the big name reveal! We have picked a name that we love and I can't wait to share!!