Baby kicks

It seems like every day our incredible next door neighbors are knocking on our door with more of the cutest baby things imaginable.  I cannot believe how lucky we are to have such great friends.  They have saved us thousands of dollars in baby necessities. Yesterday they brought us over an inflatable rubber-duckie swimming pool and an activity mat for baby, and the day before, they brought over this GORGEOUS Bertini bassinet.  If I could only figure out where to find this Valencia pattern, the whole nursery would be decorated like this.  I love it.  Not to mention the bassinet rocks and plays five different songs to help soothe the baby to sleep.  I think this will be one of his favorite places.


Our new bassinet given to us by our wonderful neighbors


Little Numero Uno is now strong enough to make my belly visibly move when he kicks.  Yesterday I had a bowl of chili sitting on my baby bump while I was eating lunch.  This obviously was not to his liking because I took my hands off of it for a split second and he kicked it off, spilling tomato sauce all over my white shirt.  I couldn’t help but laugh out loud.  When Ian got home, baby showed off his new trick to his daddy, who was just as amazed as I was- No tomato sauce involved this time.

Tomorrow is our 25 week doctor appointment.  I can’t wait to find out how big he is now.  🙂  We will make sure to let you know what we find out.

Night owl

A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.

~Author Unknown

Baby has started kicking like crazy around 10:00 pm every night and continues for hours.  My dad said that means he or she is going to be a night owl… Mom says, with a twinkle in her eye, “What goes around, comes around!”  Haha, oh man are we in for it if that’s the case.  Ian’s parents say he was such a happy, easy baby.  Me, on the other hand… not so much.  I didn’t let my parents sleep for the first four years of my life, and even still today- I hate sleeping.  I’m really hoping and praying the baby takes after Ian sleep-wise (and  if baby inherits his bright blue eyes, that wouldn’t be so bad, either 😉 ).  I slept in until 9:00am this morning-first time in 5 months I have slept past 6:30- after the oh-so-supportive comments from my parents, haha.  Maybe I’ll try to actually get some sleep while I still can.

Exactly two weeks from today we have our anatomical ultrasound.  I am so nervous- I’m praying everyday that he or she looks as perfect as he feels in my belly, and hopefully, if  baby cooperates, we will be able to find out if we are going to be having a little prince or princess.  Ian is going to do his best to video the appointment so we can share it with you all.