Week 25 Registries and Festivals!

Wow, what a busy week!  And yes, I know I'm another day late.  But, hey, I'm pregnant, I have an excuse.  So here's the recap:

Last weekend my folks were in town and we spent both Saturday and Sunday with them.   Saturday we spent they (the - and you did so good last week) day registering.  I never knew how much stuff there was we would 'need' for a baby girl.  I've scoured the web and drained my friends of all their info and I'm sure I've probably missed the most important stuff.  Oh well, I'm sure it won't take us long to figure it out.  JD was game for about the first 10 minutes, then he left mom and me for another store (apparently REI and Academy Sports were more interesting) (two and a half hours in BabysRus?? NO THANKS!).  We found some super cute (yes, I just said super cute) (There's nothing wrong with super cute.  If something is really yummy, I say it's super delicious).   outfits for the future baby, and since my mom was dying to buy them, we let her. Thanks meme! (yes, muchas gracias!)

Who knew they made Under Armor for babies????
Sunday, we met up with the folks again and checked out the Summer Shade Festival in GP.  Had some decent (crappy) BBQ, got stung by a bug, and probably didn't drink enough water, but we had a good time.  After the festival we headed to a fabric store to find some fabric for my mom to make some stuff for the baby.  I've decided on a grays, yellows, and pinks (since it's a girl) for the room....that we don't have yet.....anyways, we found some good stuff.  So, I put in my order for a custom crib skirt, crib sheet, and curtains.  I also found a huge pink shaggy ottoman that I just couldn't resist.  Right now it's propping our feet up in our temporary home.  And I'm sure if CJ doesn't like it, Sofie will be more than happy to take care of it for her,

I"m not a huge pink fan, but I LOVE THIS!
Speaking of CJ, she is becoming quite the little acrobat.  She's not a morning person (thank you Jesus!) but does seem to be a night owl.  But I guess we'll see how she really is in a few short months.  According to my prego website, she is about 13 1/2 inches long and weights just about 1 1/2 lbs.  That would probably explain why I'm feeling her more and more each day.  I had another prenatal appointment this past week and everything is right on track.  JD has started his own little ritual of checking my bellybutton every day to see if it still exists.  And as of right now, it's there, but barely hanging on or IN I should say (yes, JD I know, I'm a dork) (a sexy dork though, so it's ok).

We still  haven't heard much news on the home front.  But everyday we are a bit closer, or so we pray.  However, this weekend we are back to the basement spending some Labor Day weekend fun with JD's folks.

                 ***BOLO  Brooke's Belly Button***
                                Last seen near Cora

Week 24 = 6 Mos

Ah, the comforts of sitting in a chair in our new apartment.  We have upgraded to to (ah, yes, double words, a clear sign of pregobrain) furniture (and the term "furniture," it should be noted, is used very loosely.  If you  look at the coffee table in the picture, you will notice that the coffee table is a cardboard box.  You might be a redneck if your coffee table is a cardboard box.  hmm), no more sitting on the floor with the dogs.  Our apartment still clearly looks like like we are poor college kids, but hey, it's a start.  Hopefully, we won't be here for much longer.  

From eating on the floor to.....
Why, yes, that is a cardboard coffee table.
I've done a bit more on the whole registry thing.  And I've started looking at nursery design ideas, but it kind of makes it hard when I don't have a nursery to decorate.   Ah, but a girl can dream.  I'm not too much into themes and I'm trying to stay away from the room being overly girly (thank God!).  Just in case the she turns into a he on delivery day.  Not only would that be confusing, but I think my husband is a little confused as well (The only reason your husband gets confused is because when you have pregobrain and try to explain things, they don't make any sense).  In all the 'what to expect when you're expecting' and all the other prego articles and tidbits out there, I've read about how husbands can gain the baby weight and get all the other sympathy symptoms.  Apparently, JD took over my sweet tooth.  Instead of me sending him out for some weird or sweet something  or another to satisfy a craving, he sent me to Whole Foods to look for a specific item.  A cookie sandwich with creme filling dipped in chocolate.  Now if that isn't backwards then what is?? Actually, what's backwards is the fact that Whole Foods has quit making the most delicious thing they ever sold.  WTH!!!

Nope, not for me!
Now I'm not gonna say I don't enjoy something sweet every now and then, because I do.  But, hands down, JD is the one with all the cravings.  And I'm sure in the weeks to come I will take back my reign over all things sweet.  Never!  The Cookie Crown is all mine now.....  :-)  

Week 23 Movin', Movin', Moovvviiinnn'

Today, er, yesterday (since I'm a day late here), CJ was 23 weeks in the making and that makes only 118 days more to go to D day!  And that also makes a CJ a little bit (a lot) more noticiable.  More noticeable in the looks area for me and more noticeable in the feeling the girl move and dance all day long in my belly area.  It has been this week that poeple that I see on a regular basis have said something to me about finally looking pregnant.  Well it's about time since my regular clothes haven't fit for some time now.  I did do a little prego wear shopping this past weekend with JD.  He either liked it or said it looked like I was wearing a parachute.  And while I've always wanted to go skydiving, the parachute look is not exactly what I am striving for.  I've also been working on my baby registry list.  I have scoured the internet for the 'best', the most 'logical', and the 'can't live without's' list, but the best list I've gotten so far has been from my friend Amy.  She was great in pointing out the things I never would have thought about.  One particular is the needed for ZIPPERED footed pj's.  And while I don't want to plagarise (is that possible on a blog?), I'll just quote what she said "When it is 5am and you are half-asleep trying to change them, the last thing you want to deal with are those damn snaps.  They NEVER line up right."  Yep, makes sense to me.  So for any of you that have some ideas you'ld love to toss my way, feel free, I am open to ALL suggestions.  But don't be offended if I don't take you up, while I like to get other's opinions, I am quite (SUPER) stubborn and usually (always) still insist on doing things my own way.

Josh's missing soccer ball?

Other noteworthy news:  WE ARE NO LONGER LIVING IN THE BASEMENT!!!  Woo-hoo, hip-hip-horray and huge *sigh*.  Don't get me wrong free, rent is always a good thing, but driving and (an) hour plus each day to work and 1 1/2 plus after work is not my idea of quality time.  Although, I did increase my music and talk show knowledge during these trips.  We moved into an apartment this past week and have been adjusting all week.  The apartment is kind of bare right now and will probably stay that way.  I feel like a poor college kid again, eating on the floor with boxes as TV trays, sitting on the floor with the dogs because we don't have any furniture, and sleeping on a blow up air mattress.  Let the fun begin.  Especially since we are hoping to only be here a month.

Weeks 21 and 22 Oh and It's a GIRL!!

First of all, sorry for the delay in getting this out.  Last week, the hubs (I guess I'm hubs?), Sofie, and I went to the beach for our summer vacation.  Thanks to my cousin, were (we?) had a little beach house all week to ourselves.  We enjoyed the beach, the sun, and all the food that Grayton Beach had to offer.

out for a little beach side concert

gotta protect our faces!

"NO daddy! I can do it all by myself"

All in all, we had a wonderful vacation, no dogs, no work, no sunburns, and no basements!  

The Tuesday we left for the beach, we also went to the doctor for our week 20 check up and sonogram.  Everything was right on schedule and according to the sonogram tech, our baby is very photogenic!  Most of  what I understood from their conversation was that the spine, the stomach and the heart all looked great.  Oh, and yes it's a girl!  Or, they said "it appears female".  So CJ is now Cora Jaqueline.  But I guess we'll see if she really stays a she and doesn't pop out a Corin Joseph.  Sofie is ecstatic that she is going to have a little sister.  When asked what she was going to do with her sister, she replied 'teach her to swim'.  And of course she asks constantly to hold the baby.  CJ has been a lot more active lately and we have even been able to see a lot more movement from the outside.  My clothes are slowly getting tighter and I'm less and less able to were my 'normal' clothes.  I've yet to find a place that has good prego clothes for short chicks like me (suggestions wanted!).

Here's CORA!

HOUSE UPDATE:  we are still homeless  :-( .....but not for long  :-).  We actually signed a lease at an apartment that is a lot more convenient than where we currently are.  Not that I mind free rent, but an hour drive to work and back is not my idea of fun.  We also went and looked at a few more houses with our realtor this past week.  We saw some cute houses, some small houses, and some scary houses.  But nothing came even close to comparing to *sigh* our favorite house.  Speaking of our dream house, we have been told we might be able to actually close.  The liens are in the process of being taken care of YAY (THANK GOD!!!!) !!  And the bank that owns the property won't start the foreclosure process until the first of October, so that gives us a little over a month to close.  Here's praying!

But for now, back to the basement....

Thanks Angie and John for the awesome beach house!
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