i also had my first visit to the store buy buy baby. loved it! i actually like it more than babies r us. the store is huge and they have a wide variety of great brand names. of course i had to buy a few things for baby girl there too!
method squeaky clean bath products
swaddle me wraps (which i really hope helps this one to sleep peacefully...colic stay away!)
organic cotton mittens
i didn't walk out with this but i really wanted to...
jj cole technique diaper bag in green
shopping for this baby girl is so much fun. now i just have to decide on some of the big ticket items... carrier, car seat, and crib.
we had our 20 week anatomy scan yesterday. it was once again such a great experience. nothing more amazing and breath taking than seeing the little person i am growing inside of me move on the screen. she is healthy and perfect. we are so blessed. all of her heart chambers, fingers, toes, and limbs were accounted for. we do not take that for granted.
i found out i still have a moderate placenta previa and a blood clot because of it. the doctor did not seem overly concerned. i will just go back in 6 weeks for a follow up scan to see how it looks. i am keeping my fingers crossed it will correct itself before then.
here she is... sweet cheek's nameless baby sister
how far along: 18 weeks, 3 days
weight gained: 3 lbs
maternity clothes: a bit. some shirts and 1 pair of gap semi panel jeans. love them! so comfy. also no, still wearing lots of my own shirts and pants (with a belly band of course)
stretch marks: nope. not at all. never got them with sweet cheeks either. hope it stays that way! need to buy myself some mustela.
belly button in: way in!
baby movement: i don't think so. every so often i stop and think, "hey, was that it? did i feel her move?" then that is it. the moments gone. so no real movement yet but i absolutely can't wait.
cravings: queso tonight since we ate at moe's and i couldn't have it. darn you soft cheese!
my first belly shot! can you see it?
i think i feel bigger than i look.
not sure why i like these little wood animals from west elm but i do. i think i'll be using them as decor, not bookends. sweet cheeks is so excited to do the nursery. there is just so much work that goes into emptying a playroom/office first. i am not up for the task just yet but i am definitely putting my ideas together for what i want the room to look like. i love reading ohdeedoh right now for ideas. great inspiration there.
cailyn, the geisha, and sweet cheeks, the cupcake fairy
adorable even with a huge cupcake on her head
she went a bit higher than i would have liked her to.
later in the afternoon, we took sweet cheeks to the apple festival itself. she was focused on one thing and one thing only once we got there... finding her $2 balloon yo-yo, which she has gotten the past 2 years. (a balloon with water in it and a rubber band tied to it, astonishing right) she found it and was happy as can be. i seriously think the only reason the husband and i go to it is for the food. we had the best caramel apple and fried pickles. doesn't get any better than that.
i am pretty sure sweet cheeks will agree that the highlight of the weekend was roasting marshmallows over the newly built fire pit. we were all on our toes watching 5 kids aged 5 and under around open flames, but they all did really well. and oh my gosh were the marshmallows to die for. the kids were making smores but i seriously skipped the graham cracker and chocolate, and simply stuck with the crunchy outer shell, gooey inside of the roasted marshmallow. i could go for one right about now.
yummy and gooey