Monday, December 16, 2013

3d/4d ultrasound

We took my family in for a 3d/4d ultrasound the Saturday after Thanksgiving.    Wyatt wasn't cooperating and when we tried to get a look at his face, we got some really great pictures of his hands.   Little guy had both hand completely blocking his face.

 So we decided to see some other parts of him.   The picture below is his little foot, lower leg and thigh.   He has chunky thighs already.
 This one is his ear.
 Here is one of his little foot and ankle.
 Hoping for better luck, we went back to try to get a face shot and got this one of both hands again.
 The technician decided to take a break, so I walked around, used the restroom and did some stretches.   Luckily we got Wyatt to cooperate after that and we got some great shots of his sweet little face.

We are so in love and cannot wait to meet our little man soon!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2 more months

We made a trip home at the end of September for my baby shower.   It was so good to celebrate with friends and family.  Thanks to everyone that came to celebrate our little miracle.  Here is a picture of me and my sisters from the shower.
We also made a trip to Virginia to visit the Phipps side of the family and for James' dad's retirement party.   
Amongst our trips, we completed the nursery.  It's not a big room but we are excited with how it turned out.  Thanks mom for helping me get everything put together!
We made a quick trip to the pumpkin patch while my mom was in town for the weekend.   This place was super cool and had lots of stuff for kids to do.  I wish Wyatt could have seen how cool it was, but James was the big kid instead :)
A few weeks ago we got a tour of the family birth center at the hospital we will deliver at.   It reassured both of us that we will have the best care available when Wyatt arrives.   It also made everything very real and made us both look forward to when Wyatt is here.

How far along: 30w6d
Baby is the size of a: pineapple
Symptoms: achy and trouble sleeping
Food cravings:  Panda Express
Anything making me queasy/sick:  nope
Sleep:  is hard to come by these days.  I consider a night where I remember waking up only 3-4 times a success.
What I miss: being able to sit, stand or sleep for any significant period of time without hurting
Wedding ring on or off: off.  I've been wearing a fake one.   I get claustrophobic when my rings are at all too tight.
Movement:  He is one active little guy.  I even caught a quick video of it one night.   You can see sometimes that he is laying to one side.
Labor signs:  nope
Best moment of the week: spending my 4 year anniversary with my 2 favorite boys!
What I'm excited about/looking forward to:  having family come visit for Thanksgiving and getting the house ready for Christmas.   He will be here before we know it!
I can't believe it is 2 months until my due date.  We are so excited to finally meet our little man.  I  included this last picture just because I think James looks so cute. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Halfway there!

I wrote this almost 2 weeks ago and forgot to post it...oops!

Yesterday we had our 20 week ultrasound.  Not that we would have been able to tell if something was wrong, but it was really interesting to watch as they checked everything from his brain to his heart.  The doctor commented that Wyatt is "a mover and a shaker" as he kept moving throughout the ultrasound, making it take longer for them to get all the images they were looking for.   He started out belly up, flipped spine up, and then flipped again to belly up before they were done.    Sounds like we will have our hands full when he arrives!  The doctor said everything looked good and he is already 12oz.   We are so thankful that we have had a normal pregnancy so far.

How far along: 20w2d
Baby is the size of a: a banana
Symptoms: mostly tired
Food cravings:  sweets and French fries :)
Anything making me queasy/sick:  not at the moment
Sleep:  I get tired easily and go to bed early but my sleep has gotten a little more comfortable with the addition of a few extra pillows
What I miss: feeling in control of my emotions
Wedding ring on or off: on.  haven't noticed any swelling
Movement:  I feel him move daily now.   sometimes it is subtle and I have to pay attention to notice, other times it is not so subtle
Labor signs:  nope
Best moment of the week: getting to see him at the ultrasound and being told that everything looks good
What I'm excited about/looking forward to:  getting the nursery all put together.  Now that we know what crib/changing table we will use, I just want to get everything put together.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

It's a boy!

We were so excited to go in for our first 3-d ultrasound on July 20.   It was absolutely the most amazing thing to see this little baby moving around and I would go every week if we didn't have to pay for it.   The ultrasound tech purposely waited until near the end to reveal that we are having a boy!   We would have been thrilled either way, but it was so much fun to know what we were having.   Here are a few of my favorite shots from the ultrasound.
I love this one because you can see so much of him.  As he grows, we will not be able to see this much of him in one shot.

I think he was getting tired of the pictures.  If you look closely, you can see his little fingers spread on the side of his face, as if he is pushing.

Silly little guy was blocking his face with his fist.   Even these 3 pictures show how much he was moving his arms around.
A little survey I stole from a friend about my pregnancy so far:
How far along: 16w5d
Baby is the size of a: Avocado
Symptoms: Crazy emotions, super sensitive sense of smell
Food cravings:  sweets and chipotle.   This kid is going to be made of guacamole
Anything making me queasy/sick:  Too much milk, certain smells
Sleep:  I get tired easily and go to bed early, but sometimes have a hard time going back to sleep when I wake up
What I miss: deli meat, although my doctor told me yesterday that it's fine to eat as long as its fresh
Wedding ring on or off: on.  haven't noticed any swelling
Movement:  although the pictures show he is active, I cannot feel it yet
Labor signs:  nope
Best moment of the week:  hearing his heartbeat again at my checkup
What I'm excited about/looking forward to:  getting the nursery all put together

Thursday, July 18, 2013

And baby makes 3!

As you all know by now, we are expecting a baby.   We are so excited to be starting our family and feel blessed with this amazing gift.     My due date is January 9, and we look forward to meeting our little one.  We had our first sonogram 6 weeks ago, here is the picture.    So amazing to see the little heartbeat and realize there is a child growing inside of me.   We go this weekend to get a 3d ultrasound to find out what it is.   I have felt like it is a girl, but the vast majority think it is a little boy.   Either way, we will be so excited to know and be able to start planning.

Being the over achiever that I am, we already have 1000+ diapers stocked up.   I have to say, I love looking for deals on all the baby stuff.  It has become a game to see how cheap we can get diapers and what we can get discounts on.   So far we got a new baby carrier for less than half price (thanks for the tip Annie) and a gently used stroller. We are blessed to have such an amazing family and be receiving so many hand-me-downs that will save us $100's.   Baby Phipps is spoiled already!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pacifica Pier

Since we were new to town and didn't know anyone yet, we decided to drive around town on Superbowl Sunday and ended up at the Pacifica Pier.   It was a cold but pretty day on the coast.   We also tried a great little Mexican restaurant while we were driving around town.   It is so nice to live near authentic Mexican food again.
 Some nice lady stopped and offered to take our picture.
 Looking out at the pier from the boardwalk.
 I thought this one was cool because you can see a hint of the rainbow that the waves caused.
 Looking back at Pacifica.

We feel lucky to live less than 10 minutes from here.    

Monday, February 4, 2013

Family Pics 2012

The Montgomery side of the family had family pictures done over Christmas and here are a few of my favorites.

 All the females of my generation.

 A good picture of our relationship.

 James couldn't resist the tractor.  You should have seen him playing with the shifters.   He is 30 going on 5 ;)
 This is my favorite picture.   Love this man!