Thursday, July 22, 2010

T-minus THREE weeks

I'm 36 weeks pregnant today!  AND... we have a delivery date!!!!  August 12th!  Unless she decides to come before then.  Went to the doctor on Tuesday (7/20) and I was dilated 1 cm and 50% effaced.  Dr. Marks said her head is sitting directly on top of my bladder.  Yep, could have told him that!  I lost a lb between visits, so now my total weight gain is 18 lbs.  I'll take it! 

Haven't been very good about posting pictures (or posting in general), so here's a few pictures of her (unfinished) nursery and from a couple of baby showers.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Growing baby and belly - 25 weeks

I wanted to document a few things about my pregnancy thus far, since I know my memory will fail me!!  I'm finally starting to look pregnant!  My baby bump has really come a long way in the past two weeks.  I FINALLY felt her ever so slight kicks/punches for the first time around Week 22.  Matt was able to feel her for the first time around Week 23/24.  She has since starting moving all the time!  She's VERY ACTIVE!  But I love it and so far LOVE being pregnant!

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along:  25 weeks
Weight Gain:  So far, I'm at 11 lbs.  However, I go back to the doctor on Monday, so that number will increase!
Maternity Clothes:  Yes and I'm lovin' the comfort!  Started wearing maternity clothes around Week 20-22 (I think).  I still prefer regular tops, though.  I was wearing my belly band for a while before converting to maternity clothes.
Gender:  Female - Kinley Reece Watson
Movement:  All the time!  Girlfriend is quite the busy little bee!
Weight:  She weighs 1 lb, 12 oz.  Got an ultrasound yesterday (May 6th).
Cravings:  Nothing!  Although I do enjoy a taste of something sweet after practically every meal.  :)
Sleep:  I sleep pretty well for the most part.  I get up about two times per night for bathroom visits.
Symptoms:  I don't think I'm going to hit that 2nd trimester high that I've heard so much about (considering my 3rd trimester is a mere two weeks away).  I'm still tired A LOT, but seem to push through it everyday.  I've never had to take a nap break at work, so I'd say I'm doing pretty good! 

We found out yesterday that her crib is in!!!  WooHoo!  Matt, his dad and older brother are picking it up on Saturday.  Her bedding is in, just waiting on that crib!  We're also waiting on her curtains and glider.  Still need to pick up a dresser/changing table.  Overall, I'm feeling really good about our progress towards her room!

Here's a picture I took yesterday in my office at work - Week 25:

Friday, March 5, 2010

Kinley Reece Watson

We found out on Monday that we're having a baby GIRL!!!  We are over the moon excited!!!  I really thought our biggest argument would be picking a name and just the pressure with naming another human being was MAJOR!  But, her name was actually so easy to agree upon!  Matt picked the middle name - spelling and all!  Here's a couple more pics of our little sweetie.  Looks like she already has her momma's hands! 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Baby Watson

It's certainly been a while since my last post - I'm not as into the blogging world as I had hoped! But here's an attempt to do better - with the first picture of Baby Watson! We've been keeping it under wraps this time around to make sure all was going to be well with this pregnancy before we made our annoucement. Well, I've made it to the 2nd trimester and everything is going perfectly! We got pregnant FIVE weeks after my D&C!!! We're due around August 19th! We couldn't be happier and are already in t-total LOVE with this child!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Trees

I think this is the first year that I've actually been proud of my Christmas tree! Last Christmas I asked my mom for new ornaments - much needed new ornaments, mind you. You can imagine my excitement after waiting an entire year when I finally got to use them! The first pic is with Miss Marley. She follows me step for step and was so "involved" in the entire process that I just had to get her to pose with the tree. Little sidenote about Marley: I was not thrilled when Matt decided to get her in October of last year. I've never been around big dogs and she was already BIG at nine months when we adopted her. It's taken over a year (I know that's awful, but it's true) for me to finally feel like she's part of our family. She's getting out of her puppy stage and is finally adjusting to us, as we are to her. I guess it helps that she is spoiled rotten and now likes to lounge around the house waaaay more than she used to!

The next pic is a tad different b/c I wanted to add a little something coming out of the top. I think I still want other things on top, but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out.

I also included my mother-in-law's two trees - I thought she did a great job. Once my mom gets hers put up, I'll have to post it, too. She's so creative and has such great taste, but hasn't put it up yet b/c she's getting new hardwoods! WooHoo!

Thanksgiving weekend

I have been doing such a poor job of updating this blog. I need to do better, but can't make any promises! We had such a great Thanksgiving holiday. Every year, we drive to El Dorado for lunch with my mom's family. I wish I would have gotten a picture! After a short visit, we head back down south for dinner with Matt's family. I enjoy family time so much!

The Friday after Thanksgiving was the big play-off game between Cabot and Springdale Har-Ber. We dressed the part and had such a great time, but unfortunately, Cabot lost in the last SECONDS of the game! Boo! At least we got a couple of cute pictures!

Hayden always manages to get sideline pictures with Mascots!

Posing with my sister and sister-in-law pre-game.

Watson family

Saturday night we went over to Brad and Tina's to watch the Hogs play LSU. What a great game, too bad we lost! UGH! Let me just say that I feel so fortunate to have such great friends. We always have the absolute best time! I've told myself, the next time we get together, I'm getting a picture of ALL of US! Group photo!

These pictures are just too cute not to post. The thing that got me started (obsessed) with reading other people's blogs were pictures of their cute kiddos. I can't wait to be able to upload a picture of my baby - one of these days. But until then, here's some adorable pics of Hayden, along with our friend's precious kids.

Who can resist sleeping kids???

Future love connection? Like in TEN years!

My dad with Baylee-isn't she precious and his dog Gracie. He's so good with kids! Can't wait to give him a grandbaby one of these days!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

What a great weekend we had! We went up to Fayetteville for the game (well mainly just to visit with Mike and Jen and all our tailgating buddies - we didn't actually go to the game - trick or treating was way more important). Hayden's costume request was a green Power Ranger, so of course, we complied! He wanted to wear it to the tailgate, so he got all kinds of wear outta this thing. Right when the game was starting, we heading out for our trick-or-treating adventures. He had so much fun hamming it up all day. He's such a great kid! I hope we're making some wonderful memories for him! Here are a few pics:
This is what happens when you back talk the Power Ranger!
Muscles with Aunt Jen!!
Hayden and Uncle Mike were there for our dancing entertainment!