Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Week 18.

We are getting closer and closer to finding out what this little bundle I'm carrying is! I am so excited. I'm going to start off the new year with plenty to do. I feel like I've just been on pause (baby wise, everything else is in fast forward) until I know what this kid is.

In January I am going to clean up my craft room and get it more situated, then start turning that space into a baby zone! I already have a ton of clothes from a local ladies garage sale (both boy and girl!) so I will pull out the appropriate stuff and start washing and hanging stuff in the closet! Another major project is making the crib. The plan is right now to make a crib for the little one. It will be able to be used for all the future kids as well!

The crib goes well with my log living room. 

 This is kinda what we are looking at. We think it will be cool to have a crib made for the baby that is made from cedar from his/her Gramps place. It will be a lot of work as well, but a labor of love!

 I will also attempt to make bedding. Probably wrangle my mom to help. There are so many tutorials out there that I think it won't be too hard. Not sure exactly what I'm going to do bedding wise, but will figure it out along the way. Sometimes Pinterest can be a blessing and a curse. So many ideas and options. What to do... what to do???

As far a baby progress... We are the size of a bell pepper now! About 5 1/2 inches from head to bottom! Muscle flexing is going on and plenty of growth spurts. I feel like I'm really starting to grow as well. 

I still feel wonderful! I am so blessed and definitely don't take it for granted. Most the time I don't even remember I am pregnant, until I look into the mirror!

Hopefully my chalkboards will improve with time. I just kinda quickly do them. 

Hope everyone has a great week!

Mandie and Lil' Mac

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Week 17.

I know I haven't been doing a weekly chalkboard update, but it doesn't seem like a whole lot is changing with me. {as far as appearance goes}. I do feel like he/she is growing a lot. Last night we were sitting in the living room watching TV and I tried sitting real still to see if I could feel Lil' Mac move. I think that I've felt him move in the past, but it also could have been wishful thinking and dreaming that I felt him move. Well last night I am pretty certain that I felt Lil' Mac moving inside of me. It is a pretty cool thing and I hope that it continues to pick up!

We set a date to find out what Lil' Mac is.... drum roll please.....     


I thought that it would be a great way to bring in the new year!! {Plus that's right at 20 weeks!} When I told Bobby when we were going to find out he was excited, but also mentioned that that was the day it all started for us! {I believe you can go to the page about me and read our story!} We had known each other, but sparks flew that New Years Eve 5 years ago!! I am so excited to find out and give this kid a name!! 

I took a horrible picture last week {Week 16}

Week 16
 I finally got around to doing another board! I had thought about doing one at Week 14 or 15 when it was an apple, then he was an avocado... now at week 17 we're the size of a turnip! I love this little turnip inside me!

My husband got home right when I was getting done taking my picture. I'm not sure if he was making fun or if he's just plain silly, but I had to capture it on camera!! What a goof!!

Maybe he's gaining the baby weight!! Ha!
Someone asked me if I was having cravings. I said I wasn't, but my husband was! A few weeks back he was scouring the fridge looking for pickles. He found some pickled okra and pickled jalepenos. I say go for it cause I don't want that stuff!!

As far as an update on my pregnancy!
I stole this from other blogs I've seen it on! 

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain: 9ish
Maternity clothes? No, loving leggings, though!!
Stretch marks? none yet!
Sleep: Wonderfully! Not getting up in the middle of the night much yet!
Best moment this week: Getting to feel undeniable baby movement!

Miss Anything? I would love to have a soda, but I didn't drink sodas much before anyways!!
Movement: Like Gas!
Food cravings: I just keep saying junk food! But I have been eating at least 2 {sometimes more} Cuties a day!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No. Just have ugh moments every once in a while. Need to keep food in my belly!
Gender: ??? We're on team boy!!

Labor Signs: No.
Belly Button in or out? In, even though my husband says it will pop out any moment!
Wedding rings on or off? On. It's been cold, so they are loose!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy & EXCITED to say the least!
Looking forward to: Dec 31! Giving our sweet child a name!!

So that is it for this week! 
Be Merry!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Finishing Up Thankful November!!

I believe I left off at Day 27.

Day 28!
I am thankful for family and spending time with them... and great food.
We made our way to my parents Wednesday night and then got up and started making preparations for dinner! Bobby and Tyler (BIL) got up before the sun and went duck hunting! The rest of us cuddled by the fire, made homemade hot chocolate and then got busy with all the fixin's! I love all the yummy Thanksgiving food!

Day 29.
I am thankful to be the aunt to the sweetest girl on the planet!
Miss Gracen Kate is the most adorable thing ever!! I could spend everyday with her! My sister had to work Friday morning, so I got to keep Miss G while she went to work! We had the best time feeding and playing outside! If you want this girl to be your friend, just say "outside"! She'll be right there!!

Day 30.
I am thankful for in-laws.
We left my parents Friday night and headed to where Bobby grew up! It was good getting to see that side of the family and catch up with them! We also got to drive around in ole Rosalea, Bobby's old Willys Jeep!

P.S. This was not taken over Thanksgiving! We actually wore our jackets this year!!

Hope everyone else had a wonderful thanksgiving!
Here's to celebrating our Savior's birth! Got to do some decorating!!!

Merry Christmas!!
Mandie and Lil' Mac