Hello blog world! Long time no talk :)
The Thursday before my baby shower, I got the biggest surprise! My mom, who I was for sure was not going to make it to my baby shower, was coming home, and she was taking me crib shopping! I was really down about her not being able to come and all, so this was a big spirit lifter for me. I was shocked when she threw in the bit about getting the crib and bedding :) We went to the store that she has bought all the grand kiddos cribs at, and we looked around and I fell in love with the masculinity and sturdiness of the Munire Magestic crib! I ordered it in the color shown below...it goes great with the nursery colors and the bedding I picked out. The only downside is that I ordered it at about 30 weeks, and it will take 8 to 14 (!!) weeks to come in, so I will bet ya the baby is here before his crib gets here. Its okay though because we are using a bassinet for the first month or 2 anyway.
So here is the crib (pic from internet)!
And here is the bedding! I love it and it matches our paint perfectly! I love how its not like everything else I have seen...
We also got a gate to keep the doggies out of the nursery because they are nosy butts! It has a little door that swings open so I don't have to try to swing my leg over while holding the baby :)
And here I am in all my 32 week glory...Lordy, he is getting huge!
And last but not least, here I am from my shower which was August 29th! We had so much fun and everyone was so generous! It was mostly family with a few friends thrown in and we had a great time. I would show you more pictures, but seriously, I looked like a whale :( Its okay, it had to do with the angles and me sitting down with my comfy dress, but I really don't mind if it means this little boy is growing big :)
For our shower we received out Graco Travel System (in the Little Hoot pattern...so cute!), our high chair (also Little Hoot), a gazillion receiving blankets, our scrapbook and baby book, cute clothes, a diaper bag, and way too much more cute stuff to even mention! I am very grateful for the wonderful people in my life!
In un-baby related news, I started back for the fall semester 2 weeks ago and it has taken over my life with school and all. I was very hesitant to start school this semester, because frankly, I thought I was crazy for doing this with a baby due in the MIDDLE of the semester, but it turns out I have some awesome professors who understand my situation and I have made arrangements for the week or so I plan to be out of class. From every one I have talked to, it will be harder for me to leave the baby with my husband or mother in law, then it will to actually sit in class. I am worried about the whole breastfeeding thing too, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it. For now, I am focusing on keeping my grades up for the next month and however long so I am in good shape when I am out having the baby. Luckily, I only have class 2 nights and week for 2 hours or so and one class on Saturday for 4 hours, so I am not gone too much.
Well onto my boring survey :)
How far along? 32 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain/loss: 19 lbs so far
Maternity clothes? yup
Stretch marks? They are there, but mixed in with some old school ones
Sleep: The worst part of sleep is getting a good solid 5 hours in, then waking up to pee and not being able to get back to bed. It has happened to me 3x in 2 weeks.
Best moment this week: Our friends had a baby girl this week and we got to visit Miss Kathryn in the hospital...she is beautiful!
Movement: he has gotten more active recently...I saw something move all the way across my belly!
Food cravings: Spaghetti and anything with beef in it
Gender: BOY! Handsome and adorable!
Labor Signs: Some Braxton Hicks more frequently
Belly Button: still in, I dont think it will ever pop out!
What I miss: nothing! I am getting really excited! Well, I do kind of miss my energy!
What I am looking forward to: Having this handsome boy in my arms!
Weekly Wisdom: You can do it...This is my mantra lately!
Milestones: School started which means time is going to fly! Am I ready? I sure hope so!
Oh yeah, and I almost forgot... He has a NAME! We announced it to our family and friends and the baby shower and now I will announce it to the internet world! :)
Our little monkey will be Mr. Keyser Maddox Johnson :) We love it!
( and it is pronounced Kaiser, you wouldnt believe how many people have thought its Key-ser and in lock and key. Oh well, Keyser is the original spelling and we love it so thats all that matters :)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Hello blog world! Long time no talk :)
Posted by Chelsey at 3:47 PM