Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What'll It Be?

Since our big reveal party is on Sunday I decided to post a little quiz to guess what the baby's sex is. All of these old wives tales make me laugh, but are fun to look at!

1. Carrying high-girl, carrying low-boy.
I can't tell. I think low, but I'm not sure. What do y'all think?

2. Baby's heart beat. Above 140- girl, below-boy.
It's been between 150 and 160 these last 2 appointments. So this would say girl.

3. Cravings. Salty-boy, sweet girl.
I've had 3 cravings this entire pregnancy, fresh squeezed lemonade at the beginning, then an orange roll from a restaurant in NWA and last night I needed Oreos. So bad. (which made me sick, but whatevs, they were delicious)
So? I guess the majority of this would say girl.

3. Chinese Gender Chart.
Funny story. Our estimated conception date is new years day. We didn't see each other that day. We don't actually know when we conceived. But, if it was in January, babe is a boy, in December it'll be a girl. Lots of help, huh?

4. Even/odd. Same as above. I'm
26. If conceived in 2011, it would be one even and one odd and that means boy. If in 2012, 2 evens means girl.

5. Complexion. This one says if you are breaking out than your girl baby is stealing your good looks.
While I don't have a lot of pimples, I do break out in hives almost daily. Haha! Same thing?

6. Morning Sickness.
All signs point to girl on this one.

7. Face weight gain. If your face is rounder than it'll be a girl.
No face gain so far, so this one says boy.

8. Pregnancy Mood Swings. If you are the Jeckyll and Hyde of pregnancy, then you're having a girl.
Considering I've cried over thin mints, I'd say I have some mood swings.

9. Soft hands is girl, dry is boy.
Definitely boy on this one.

10. If you are a graceful pregnant woman, it should be a girl, if you're more clumsy, then it's a boy.
Considering I have more unexplained bruises than ever before I'm gonna go with boy on this one. Haha!

Now my vote is boy. It has been since about 10 weeks. I can't really explain it, but I just have this feeling! I can't wait to find out so I can call babe by his or her name. I seriously have NO preference on what this babe is. Im just glad everything looks great so far!

4 days, people! FOUR DAYS!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Today was such a fun day of celebrating all the mama's in our lives. Made even better by celebrating me! We went to brunch with T's dad, stepmom, our sisters in law and nieces! We always have a blast with them and today was no different. D & E are almost 7 months and its a hilarious and fun age! I painted my mother in law a frame for her to put a picture of all the grand babies in next fall! She loved it!

When we left the Richmond side we went to see my mama at work. She was pretty excited to see her favorite people. We took her an orchid from us and Baby R picked out a bud vase just for her. ;) I also made her cry in front of her coworkers with the card I got and the note inside. I consider this a win. Ha!

This afternoon we had a great family nap, went to see my grandma and went to eat dinner. It really was a great day!

Funny story about the earrings I am wearing. They are from Bridier Baubles. And I apparently bought them in my sleep! Ha! They arrived the exact same day I sent Tyler a list from their website to get me. I have NO recollection of buying them. I've been wanting some for awhile, but because we're having a baby, Tyler's having surgery and mother's day, our anniversary and my birthday are all within a month, I never hit purchase. Or so I thought. I looked back and I bought them around 1 am one night. Hysterical. The box arrived, I looked perplexed, and handed it to T. I told him he was off the hook for one holiday! Can't say he complained ;)

And just for fun, Tyler's cousin got married last night and I noticed the bump in the mirror after dinner. Eep! I love seeing it and knowing the babe is growing every day!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sweet Baby Richmond

I have been very anxious this pregnancy. I am trying so very hard to hand it over to God. I pray and say scripture over my belly constantly. I ask the Lord multiple times a day to help me turn my worries and fears over to him, but I'm human and it's not east! It's getting better, but before every appointment I panic a little. Yesterday we had our big 20 week ultrasound. I haven't felt a ton of movement just yet and I woke up crazy worried yesterday morning. Tyler had to meet me at the doctor so before he arrived I was sitting in my car praying, holding back tears, trying to calm myself before walking into the building. As I said Zephaniah 3:17 over me and the babe, he/she started kicking. It made me laugh. The Lord knows what we need. It was a great reminder that He's got this. I need not worry.

On to the details. :)

Baby Richmond looked great. He/she is measuring perfectly and all of his/her parts are there. Heartbeat was great and still at right around 150. We are having a reveal party do we didn't find out the sex there. Even though I have my suspicions. We had the tech write it in an envelope and I took it straight to my friend Ashley who is making something for us to open at the party!

{the important envelope}

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baby Richmond

Time for another update! Im gonna cut out a few of the questions because there hasn't been a ton of changes. :)
How far along? 19 weeks, 5 days
Maternity clothes? Yep. Added wearing shirts this week, not because the belly is so big, but because they are long enough to cover the band of the pants'
Best moment last week? I definitely felt the baby move last night. While I was talking about his/her monogram? Coincidence? I think not. I've got a good southern baby on my hands.
Food cravings? Nope.
Gender? We'll know in 18 days, 8 hours and 8 minutes, give or take a few minutes ;)
Labor signs? Umm. No.
Belly button in/out? In.
What I miss: a lot. All food related. And I miss not itching constantly. Allergies are fun.
What I am looking forward to: Our ultrasound on Monday!
Milestones: I think I finally look pregnant. Instead of just chubbier than usual. Haha!

(19 weeks, 2 days)

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