25 Week Pic

Since I know you’ve been waiting and I promised, here’s our weekly 25 week pic! I really am going to get better at this especially since there’s not much time left!

Enjoy and Happy almost Friday! Yay!




25 Weeks and A LOT happening!

Happy Hump Day Everybody!!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We had a great time hosting some very good friends who came from out-of-town to celebrate with us. We started this tradition a few years back with our friends Jason & Charles and Chris & Ashley. We really love the new tradition we’ve created and it’s always nice to have a planned time of year when we are all able to get together! The first year we went to see Jason & Charles in Tucson, AZ and last year we spent the holiday up in the North Woods of Wisconsin at Jason’s family’s cabin.This year was the first year we had ever hosted a holiday of any kind at our house. Thankfully everything turned out great thanks to everyone helping out in the kitchen!

Once everyone had gone and we were back to a quiet house, we started Christmas decorating! It’s been 2 years since we’ve had our own tree up so as you can guess I was more than excited to get everything out! Kody even wanted to join in the Christmas fun once I found his Christmas pajamas!

We received a wonderful present in the mail from Jim & Peg right about the time we were decorating the tree! Isn’t this the greatest gift! Thank you guys again so much for the ornament! It means so much to us already!


Onto other things happening around the house…. We’re currently in demolition mode! That’s right! We started our master bath renovation on Monday and the demo has begun! We’re so excited for this project and can’t wait until it’s finished! It’ll be so nice to have a fully functioning master bath; it’s been so long!!! I hope you guys stay updated on this with us. I put Dustin in charge of the updates on this one for you! So far I think he’s doing pretty good. You can follow the “old/new” blog on the renovation here: http://makinghouseahome.wordpress.com/

I’ll keep you updated here on the progress too!

So let’s talk baby!

We picked up our crib this past weekend! I’m so excited to get it put together but unfortunately the baby’s room as become a “holding room” again due to the reno. I think we’ll be able to get some stuff out of there pretty soon though. Everything from our hall closet had to be shoved in there but once the electric is wired we should be able to get it “kind of” back to normal!

25 weeks and 3 days today! Only 14 weeks and 4 days left! Can you believe that?!?! That’s like 3 months away!! I just know it’s all going to fly by in an instant. According to my baby info, baby girl is about the size of an eggplant! She’s now about a foot long or more and weighs around a pound and a half! And I’m pretty sure she’s been growing some hair, if I am just going by old wives tales because I’ve had some serious heartburn lately! And I haven’t forgotten about belly pics! I’ll get one again soon! It’s amazing how bad I am at remembering those! Lol. 🙂

Have a great day and more to come soon!


Weekly Pregnancy Stats- 24 Weeks

Since it’s been awhile since I did any weekly update stats, I figured I’d fit them in today! I can’t believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving and I’m already planning out what I’m making for the day! This year has just flown by but I think that’s happened every year! We’re so excited to have friends in town this week to celebrate the holiday with us. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family as well!

How Far Along: 24 weeks to the day!

Size of baby: Still an Ear of Corn

Total Weight Gain: 14 as of last week

Gender: GIRL!!!!!!!!

Movement: Full on kicks! Baby girl spent last week turned around kicking my insides, talk about a very interesting feeling. Lucky for me she finally turned back this weekend. I’d much rather feel her kicks that way!

Sleep: Pretty good, except for the middle of the night potty breaks and naturally waking up early. What is that all about? I mean like 6:45 on the weekends? That’s supposed to be my sleep in days. Oh well, guess I make it up for it by crashing early!

What I miss: Well this has nothing to do with pregnancy but I’m really missing the radio station here in Charlotte that used to play Christmas music all day up until Christmas. Sadly, it changed to a different station and they no longer do that! I tried finding a replacement station yesterday but had no luck. Oh I just thought of something to do with pregnancy….my brain. I’ve lost it, or it’s left me, I’m not sure, but it’s definitely no longer inside my skull. I’ve had some real bad dumb moments that Dustin can attest to! And just today at lunch I was saying something and TOTALLY forgot where I was going with the story and had to stop, lol!

Cravings: This week was pretty good on cravings, nothing I can recall! That might have something to do with me going to the doctor and seeing the new number on the scale and my midwife suggesting more protein and less carbs. Sigh….. but I just love biscuits SO much!

Symptoms: Heartburn started yesterday after indulging in a chicken wing (see, protein!) and again after dinner. As I’m typing this I have it again after the SALAD I had for lunch. Really? A salad?

Worst Moment this week:  This week was pretty good so I can’t think of many worst moments. Our weakest moment was probably when we went looking for countertops for our bathroom re-do and wandered to the baby store and ended up buying a crib. What can we say, we were dazzled! So our new baby crib is coming in a few weeks, woohhoo!!

Best Moment(s) this week: This week was pretty great with lots of highlights!

– Mena and Marian coming for a quick visit early last week

– Going on a girls shopping weekend to Gatlinburg. We had a great time and I got some great deals on Christmas gifts and baby clothes!

– Christmas show last Sunday with mom last Sunday

– Grandmommy visiting this weekend and she was able to come by the house and see the nursery.

Have a great Thanksgiving week and hope I you eat way too much food! 🙂