January 24, 2011

16 weeks and counting

I am finally 16 weeks. Wow. I am a bit surprised at how fast this got here. In a week and a half I will be 4 months. It shocks me how fast time is going.

My niece is over a month old and my stepsister (Jessica) just had her baby boy yesterday. I can't believe how time is just FLYING! I was talking to my mom last night and she made the off-hand comment, "You're next!!" and it hit me that I AM next! As long as everything keeps going well, I will be the next in our family to have a baby. A part of me is a little nervous for the unknown, but MOST of me is so excited that I can't wait for him/her to be here already!

I bet you are wondering why there is a picture of yellow flowerish things on my blog. Well, I have been trying to find things to do since Carl is in the office studying all day and I decided to start planning my baby shower. My friend Lauren is going to help me with the one in Farmington, but she has 2 kids and I have SO MUCH free time. I know she is SO busy so I really hope she doesn't mind me being the one to plan it all. The biggest reason I have started planning it is because I am SO excited (and it is still like 3 months away from now. LOL. I am such a nerd). I decided to share a bit of what I have come up with (I haven't decided IF i want to tell anyone what ALL my plans are, but here is a hint). I have made my own flowers. I have scoured the blogging and internet world and have come up with a cool theme where I can save some money by making my own decorations! This is just a piece of what can keep me busy for the next few months.

I have really looked into ways I can save money by making my own decorations and this was one thing that I thought would look good but not cost much.... (my sister Shelbie did these and made them into beautiful flower balls that I LOVED!!!!! so I will prob make a few of those too... Thanks Shelb for having such a cute baby shower that I could steal borrow ideas from).

Here is a close up of the flowers I have made.

Sorry it is not the BEST shot, but you get the idea.

Well, not much is new in the pregnancy department, other than I now TOTALLY look pregnant. I have moved from the "ate too many tacos" look to the "hmm.... I think she is pregnant" look.

Carl likes to rub my belly... it still is a little weird for me because I have never really liked him to touch my stomach... it just reminds me of how much I don't like that part of me. BUT I know it is different now. He thinks it is cute that the baby pokes out and I think it is nice for him to see a daily reminder that we are having a baby and everything is going so well.

To sum things up... I feel great (not feeling sick at all!), I finally look pregnant instead of fat, I'm planning my baby shower because I don't want to wait, and I'm an aunt now to TWO kids! Man.... what a busy time this is :)


  1. The flowers look so dang cute!!! Let me know if I can help with anything. In fact I really want to. Have y'all decided if you are finding out what the baby is or not? I need to know if you don't want to so have the nurse call me and tell me K? We want more belly pics too!!!

  2. We decided we ARE going to find out if the baby is a boy or girl and we will either know on Thursday OR February 18th, depending on what they can see :) I'll let you know ASAP what we are having... I don't think I could keep it a secret LOL. I'll probably need help with cooking and setting up for the shower at moms house...I was hoping you and Bailey could help me with it (I am going to use the same theme for both showers to help make it easier, so it shouldn't be too much work). and THANKS :) I'll try to take more pics soon