Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Getting Ready for Darby!

I figured it was about time to share some updated pictures of the nursery! I've been busy putting the finishing touches on it. There are still a few things I need to do - I want to find a corner wall shelf to go behind the crib and some black and white pictures - I'm thinking I will use ones of Darby when she is first born - for 3 shabby chic white frames I have for the wall.

I've fixed the curtains with tie backs -

.. and the changing pad/cover are ready with the wipe warmer (no wipes in it yet!) and today I hung the shelf . The 3 shabby chic white frames will hang on this wall too.

My friends Andie and Mandie (they're twins!) from college sent this cute "Bless This Baby" wall hanging that just matches the room perfectly!

Darby's crib is all set to go with her cute mobile (from my one in a million friend Angela and her hubby Josh) and some cute dolls/stuffed animals from friends and family!

Here is the bouncer I put together and is all ready and waiting for Darby! (From our friends Rachelle and Mark, who are expecting a cute little boy - Jackson James - in August!!)

Here is the Sweet Peace Infant Soothing Center - aka the swing!! (from Eric's Nanna, Aunt Sherri and cousin Jordyn) It is SO cool, we can't wait to get Darby home so she can swing, we know she is going to LOVE it!

Here are the outfits I got, one of which Darby will wear home from the hospital! The one on the left is a newborn size, and the other is 0-3 months. I have heard that a lot of times depending on the baby's size, the newborn sizes can either be too big, or not big enough. I'll just be prepared either way! It's hard to see but there is also a cute pair of frilly socks and a bonnet!

I think I say this every time I post, but I just can't believe we are already working on my 34th week!! I am still feeling pretty good, just tired and have been getting bad heartburn. Sleeping isn't easy, but really since I'm not working I can't complain because I can rest whenever I need to during the day!

The other night (and last night too) Darby has had the hiccups! It's so funny to watch her bouncing in there with the hiccups. I would think it would be horribly uncomfortable for her, but I guess it's not! Eric was feeling her hiccup on Friday night and said to me "Aww, I want her out already so I can HOLD her!" It was so cute.

We don't have much longer to wait!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Updated Baby Belly!

I am so excited to be 32 weeks and 4 days today! I can't believe how time is flying. Here is an updated belly shot:
I actually don't think I've grown much in the last 3 weeks. My shirt is tighter, but I really don't think my belly looks that much bigger. Maybe a bit more round and a little lower? What do you think?
I also wanted to thank my Mom and my Sister for hosting my baby shower on the 10th! It was absolutely perfect, and thanks to everyone who was able to come! We've been having so much fun putting things together and organizing all the goodies. I will post some updated pictures of the nursery soon!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Our Chubby Cheeked Darby!

Last Friday (May 9th) we had a 4D ultrasound done! It is amazing that you are able to see so much detail on our little Darby while she is still in my tummy baking! She was SOUND asleep when we first started, with her hands on her face! It wasn't easy to get super clear pictures, but we are really happy with how they turned out. The ultrasound tech had me drink some water and lay on my left side for 4 min, which got her moving a little, not a lot though. I am sure you'll agree, she is just too cute!

Darby is really running out of room in there. We have the DVD video of the session. Her feet were in her face and on her head! She is upside down and ready to go! Just a few more weeks...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Still here!

Sorry I have been bad about posting since the beginning of the month! I promise to get better, we have just had a few busy weeks!

My Mom hosted the most perfect baby shower for me this weekend, my sister and brother in law were in town and we got a 4D ultrasound done!! I will post pictures soon!

We are working on week 32!!! Stay tuned for more!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Growing Baby Belly Update!

Just wanted to post this new pic of my growing baby belly. I feel more like a beached whale, but like I always say, feeling her move around in there is AMAZING! So I guess you could say I don't mind feeling like a whale, knowing there is a Darby in there!!