Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ruthie's wall letters

Tonight, since we know that Baby Teapot is a girl, we decided to go ahead and paint her letters. Matt and I sat down and painted her letters with Polka-dots all over them. I am so excited about hanging them.

As for our other child, Maggie now loves the boppy. This weekend I went to a consignment sale at a local church and bought lots of great things for great prices. One great find was a boppy cover that is very similar to the one we had seen at the store. However, to get the cover we also had to get a used boppy. So here is Maggie enjoying the consignment sale boppy with out the cover that is now on the one my sister bought me. She loves it and it actually kept her down at the end of the bed for the whole night instead of her getting up and moving around. I think we may let Mags have the boppy, she just looks so comfortable, don't you think?

2nd ultrasound and change of due date

Today we went to the doctor and got another ultrasound. They informed us that Ruthie is a girl!
We are very excited about that considering we have already started decorating for a girl.

Here is a great picture of her face

Ruthie's profile
We were informed today that more than likely we are now due somewhere between January 17th-20th instead of the 6th. We go back in 3 weeks for a third ultrasound to see if that date changes again. We are hoping it doesn't!
As for mommy, I only gained 3 lbs! 3 lbs, people!!!!!!! This is amazing for a person who has always struggled with her weight, and also has not been able to be as active b/c of a hurt foot. While seeing our baby girl today was great this totally came in 2nd for most exciting thing to happen at the dr.'s office.
Lastly, the semester is well under way. We have tests and papers due along with pages upon pages of reading! Pray for us! Thanks!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

3rd Anniversary

This was our last anniversary just the 2 of us and not having to find a babysitter. Kinda crazy.
We decided to go to an Italian Restaurant, Giuseppe's, that we have been wanting to go too since we moved here. Then we went to Starbucks for some coffee. When we got home we had a nice quiet evening with Maggie watching our wedding video and relaxing.

Here are the flowers Matt got me. We didn't do presents and decided to go out to a very nice restaurant instead, but Matt still got me flowers! I love flowers!

My handsome husband at dinner!

Both of us at dinner

A pregnancy photo in the dress my sister, Merry Anna, bought me

I feel large these days. Matt assured me that I am not growing exponentially as I feel like I am.

Week 25

Wow! 25 weeks! only 15 or so left to go. It just doesn't seem possible!
Here are the stats:

The Bump:
Baby's now the size of an eggplant!
That oh-so-handy sense of equilibrium is kicking in, and baby's learning to distinguish right side up from upside down.

Baby Center:
Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Nursery Furniture

This weekend we got all of our furniture thanks to Kathy and Steve (Matt's Parents and the best In-Laws ever!!)

Here is Matt enjoying the chair after he finished assembling it.

Here is Maggie afraid we are moving again b/c of all the stuff we are moving in and out of the nursery. We are not moving sweet Mags!

When I awoke yesterday, Matt had already assembled the crib and was working on the chest of drawers. I helped with the drawers, but we not feeling well, so that is all I helped with.

Here is the chair and ottoman in their corner.

Here is the crib

Here is the chest of drawers fully assembled and in it's corner

Here is the wall over the crib. We plan to put either a canvas painted with a bible verse or her letters over the crib. That is to be decided.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Week 24

I can't believe we are now at 24 weeks! My friend Clare informed me that I am at Viability Day! Hooray! Onto the info.

The Bump:
Baby's now the size of a papaya!
Baby's skin is becoming more opaque as the fat starts to pack on. And, thanks to the formation of small capillaries, her newly thick skin is taking on a fresh pink glow.
Baby Center:
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts her at just over a pound. Since she's almost a foot long (picture an ear of corn), she cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but her body is filling out proportionally and she'll soon start to plump up. Her brain is also growing quickly now, and her taste buds are continuing to develop. Her lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help her air sacs inflate once she hits the outside world. Her skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.

Ruthie is now a ear of corn or a papaya again. We go to the dr. on Sept 29 to get another ultrasound and make sure the Ruthie is 100% Ruthie. We will update as soon as we know.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Look at What Matt Stout painted for our Ruthie

Isn't it cute and notice there is now a robot in Ruthie's room!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

This week...

we have been busy!
1. Last Monday we started a new puzzle. I was excited to get to do a puzzle considering that once Ruthie makes an appearance puzzles will be something to just dream about for a while.

2. We went shopping yesterday. My sister, Merry Anna, wanted me to have a boppy and when we got the boppy we have a little bit of money left over and decided to go ahead and get the last decorations for the room besides the bedding. Here is a preview of the wall decals that we got for Ruthie. We put some up on the wall just to check them out. There are also more butterflies, ladybugs, polka dots, and other cool decorations that are not pictured.

I love the snail! We are going to put the flowers and snails as if they were sitting on the top of the back of the crib.

The Boppy, Thanks Aunt Merry Anna.
3. Yoda poster that has been moved into the bedroom along with most of Matt's stuff that was in the now nursery.
4. We are hoping to have most of the furniture this weekend. Pictures to come when that is done.

Back to reading...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Week 23

We are now to week 23. Wow!
So far the room is painted and getting cleaned out of all our stuff. We are combining closets and figuring all this stuff out.

Ruthie is growing so much. She is now the size of a papaya or large mango!

The Bump says:
Baby's now the size of a papaya!
Baby's little face is fully formed...minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples!Baby Center:
Turn on the radio and sway to the music. With her sense of movement well developed by now, your baby can feel you dance. And now that she's more than 11 inches long and weighs just over a pound (about as much as a large mango), you may be able to see her squirm underneath your clothes. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for breathing, and the sounds that your baby's increasingly keen ears pick up are preparing her for entry into the outside world. Loud noises that become familiar now — such as your dog barking or the roar of the vacuum cleaner — probably won't faze her when she hears them outside the womb.

Other stuff:
1. All my mom or soon to be mom friends should join Amazon.com/mom for great deals and specials you can only get through the program.
2. Also, the other day my friend Amy informed me that the car seat we/I want is on sale this week at Target. I was really excited b/c it is a great deal (50% off!!!). At the time we were in the car headed back to the house and I told Matt what Amy had told me. Then I said, "It would be great if someone would just call and say they would like to buy us a car seat" and then I said one of those silent, fast prayers for a car seat. When we got home, Matt check his email and 4 min before we walked in the door, his grandmother had sent us an email asking if there was anything she could buy for Ruthie, maybe a car seat!!! How amazing??? I am so thankful for their generosity and for God reminding me that even a small prayer is a prayer and he even answers them when we just ask silently and quickly!
3.This weekend Hobby Lobby was having a great sale so we bought Ruthie letters to go over her bed, a canvas for me to paint, and a cool shelf to hang on the wall. I'm so excited!
4. We have decided to change Ruthie's full name to Ruth Sara Stout. Just wanted to fill everyone in on that one!

Can't wait for her to get here so I can really enjoy my little girl!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

new outfit

Lots of stuff has been bought for and given to Ruthie, however this weekend is the first time Matt and I have bought Ruthie stuff. We bought her letters that spell out RUTH to hang on the wall along with a cool shelf with hooks and a canvas for me to paint for her. Pictures to come of that when they are up and ready.
However, Matt and I also went and registered at Target (we are already registered at Babies R Us). While registering we found the cutest outfit for a really great price since they have the end of summer clearance. Here is the outfit:
It says social butterfly on it and is covered as you can see in butterflies and flowers! Maybe she will be a social butterfly and a dancer like her mom!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Week 22

To tell you the truth, I have been so busy that I forgot today was even 22 weeks! However, it is and I will post.
Baby Center:
[Ruthie] is now able to hear outside noise from down in the womb. Studies show that baby finds gentle music and your own voice most soothing. Nipples are starting to sprout, and that little face is fully formed. And, baby's starting to settle into sleep cycles, snoozing about 12 to 14 hours a day. It shouldn't be hard to figure out when -- just pay attention to those kicks as they start and stop.
The Bump:
At 11 inches (the length of a spaghetti squash) and almost 1 pound, [Ruthie] is starting to look like a miniature newborn. Her lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and she's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. Her eyes have formed, but her irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers her body and the deep wrinkles on her skin, which she'll sport until she adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside her belly, her pancreas — essential for the production of some important hormones — is developing steadily.

Ruthie is growing and moving especially the other night when we turned on some music- Elvis, Matt Wertz, and Nickel Creek- and put some earphones on my belly. She began moving a lot and continued to for a few hours. It is so cool! I can't wait for Ruthie to grow more so I can really feel her moving as long as she doesn't kick momma in the spine or other important body parts.