Monday, September 22, 2014

20 Weeks

How many weeks?: 20 Weeks

How big is baby?: Banana - 10.0 inches (starting now to measure from head to toes instead of head to rump) & 10.5 ounces.

Gender: Girl

Weight Gain: I have gained 9.2 pounds total. 

Maternity Clothes: I am wearing my maternity tops. I will need to buy bottoms soon though with the weather changing.

Nursery: It will be elephant themed (my favorite animal) with grey and white colors, with pops of color. We won't start the nursery until we move.

Symptoms: I have been feeling like myself lately. I did throw up once a few days ago though.

Cravings: Fruit still.

Sleep: I'm back to my 4 pillows. I like them better at this point.

What I Miss: Nothing right now.

Best Moment This Week: We started our birthing class. We choose to do the Bradley Method. 

What am I looking forward to?: Feeling baby's kicks. My placenta is anterior so I haven't felt anything yet. I was told between 20-22 weeks, but I have heard of people that didn't feel anything until even later. 

Next Appointment: October 21st I have my 24 week appointment with my midwife. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

What Is Baby's Gender?!

On Saturday we hosted a baby gender reveal brunch! We had some delicious food, and family and friends to visit with! Finally we got to the cake reveal - wahoo! 

The aunties are so excited to find out!
I made some fun gender reveal pancakes!
And the winner goes to....
It's A Girl!!
Another little girl to add to the group!
My mom and sister Sarah pointing to the pink cake - another little princess coming!
Pink cake!
We went out and got Emily her first girl outfit!
Well, there you have it! The Sellands are adding a baby girl to their family!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

19 Weeks

How many weeks?: 19 Weeks

How big is baby?: Zesty Zucchini - 6.0 inches & 9 ounces.

Gender: Unknown!!

Weight Gain: I have gained 7.4 pounds total. 

Maternity Clothes: I have worn a few shirts/sweaters that are maternity. I have yet to buy any pants that are maternity as I can still fit into my leggings and jeans (unzipped) ;)

Nursery: It will be elephant themed (my favorite animal) with grey and white colors. We won't start the nursery until we move.

Symptoms: I have been feeling like myself lately... I've heard this is the joy of second trimester! :) 

Cravings: Fruit for the most part.

Sleep: I've swapped my pillows for the maternity pillow, but I may swap back, I kind of like the pillows as I can move them to the areas I want right now.

What I Miss: Nothing right now.

Best Moment This Week: We went to the anatomy scan. We got to see baby moving, kicking, and hanging out. It seems so unreal. This is our baby! We made this together!

What am I looking forward to?: Finding out the baby's gender tomorrow!!!! EEK!

Next Appointment: Next Tuesday I have an appointment with a new midwife. I am switching from my doctor's office to a midwife who practice's on her own. I am doing this because I want to give birth at a birthing center instead of a hospital.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

House Inspection

We had the inspection on our house on Saturday. For the most part it went well or according to how we thought it would go. There was one issue we hadn't anticipated, but there are a few pipes that will probably need to be re-piped. It's not a whole lot of money, but it's definitely unexpected and will need to be budgeted. Luckily there was nothing major, like a foundation issue.

At this point if it wasn't a short sale we could have potentially asked for certain things to be fixed. With a short sale, if it was something major we could have asked them to reduce the price by the amount of the fix. Nothing was too big, so we have accepted the inspection as is.

Next on the list is the appraisal. Our lender will get our inspection papers Monday and will order that. No one has to be present for the appraisal. As long as the appraisal says are house is worth at least the amount we are buying it at, then our lenders will finance the house. I'm not too worried. I believe the house will appraise just fine. After that, we just have to supply all required financial documents and wait to close.

Friday, September 5, 2014

18 Weeks

How many weeks?: 18 Weeks

How big is baby?: Sweet Potato - 5.6 inches & 5.6 ounces.

Gender: Unknown! 

Weight Gain: I have gained 7 pounds total. 

Maternity Clothes: I am still sometimes wear summer dresses for work. Last weekend we went shopping for some new clothes as it's getting colder and I'm getting bigger. I got 2 bras, 2 tank tops, 1 lounge shirt, and 2 sweaters. I'll need some pants in the near future I am sure, and probably some more tops. 

Nursery: It will be elephant themed (my favorite animal) with grey and white colors. We won't start the nursery until we move.

Symptoms: I got sick once last weekend. It's becoming like once a week or a little less. 

Cravings: Fruit. Yum!

Sleep: I've been sleeping pretty good with all of my pillows. I only wake up once a night to pee. I dream almost every night. It's a little annoying as I feel like it's interfering with my deep sleep, but what can I do?

What I Miss: I think it would be nice to have a drink every once in a while. I rarely drink in general, but now that I can't at all, I notice it a little more. We are going to Canada with some friends in a month, which some will drink, and I shall not.

Best Moment This Week: We finally have our ultrasound on Wednesday! 5 days! And then 8 days until we know the gender!!

What am I looking forward to?: Finding out the baby's gender in 8 days!!

Next Appointment: The anatomy scan on Wednesday. We are also meeting with another midwife that day too so we can hopefully switch our birthing place to the Birthing Inn instead of the hospital.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Did we get approved?

The second extension deadline on our house was Wednesday September 3rd at 1pm. What did the bank end up doing?! We got a text from Jeanne at 1pm that day that the bank APPROVED the short sale of the house! After 4 months of waiting, we can finally move along in the process. 

We are working with our financing now, as they had to sit still until the approval. We have our inspection on Saturday at noon. Once that's over, our lenders will schedule the appraisal. We are crossing our fingers both of those go well, or at least good enough! :)

We have heard the scheduled closing date is October 21st. Jeanne will try to get it closed sooner once financing is completely ready. If not, we will just be ready and waiting for the date to come.

What are our plans when we get the house? We will immediately get the popcorn ceiling off, paint the walls, tear up carpet and install laminate hardwood floors, and hopefully install a 2nd bathroom. Maybe we can even throw in new appliances, if not, we will try for Black Friday. This will all be done before we move in, or that's the plan. Wish us luck!!