Baby Shower

Kali, Jenn, and my lovely mom in the background.

This past weekend, Ian and I went to Las Cruces for my baby shower.  My mom did an amazing job!  From the cake to the games, it was a fun time!!  All ladies in the family, who could attend, were there.  My best friend from Colorado drove down with her mom, and Kali surprised me by showing up!  I was told she wasn't able to attend, but when I answered the door, there she was!  My friend Tanya also showed up to join in on the celebration. 

Before the shower I was nervous about the whole thing.  I really don't like being center of attention, and so the idea of everyone looking at me open gifts made me extremely nervous.  Weird? Maybe, but I don't like it! So my mom and I decided that the guests would play bingo while I was opening gifts, which took some of the attention off of me and put more on the gifts.  When I opened a gift I said what it was and if it was on their bingo card they marked it down.  I think there were some cheaters in the crowd, but it was a fun time! :)  We played about 5 games, and all were fun!  My little sister helped out a lot!

I also wanted the girls to decorate onsies for me.  There were 12 onsies that were decorated, and Max will wear one every month for a picture that shows how much he's grown.   They all turned out great, and I can't wait for Max to wear each one of them! 

Max is spoiled already and he's not even here yet!  His grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends gave him awesome gifts that he will get much use out of.  He has a fabulous stroller, that I am so excited to put him in and go for walks, a swing that will sway him to sleep, books that we will read to him every night, clothes that will keep him so stylish, baby soaps/lotions that will keep him smelling just like a baby, and so much more! 

I'm now 32 weeks!  32!  Only 8 weeks to go!  Ian and I have a prenatal care class tomorrow.  I'm pretty excited about it.  :)  It covers first bath for baby, changing diapers, swaddling, feeding, symptoms to look for when baby is sick, and other informative stuff.  Next week we start our birthing classes.  Umm...we'll see how those go.  I've heard there is a video that could possibly make me more freaked out about labor.  We shall see! 

Diaper cake my Auntie Cari made.

 Cake my mom had made for the shower...so yummy!

31 weeks in this picture.



Steelers shirts for Daddy and Max!

Ian's first Father's Day Card.

Today is all about Daddy!  Max may not be here yet, but Ian is already in daddy mode.  He has been working very hard this weekend getting Max's room painted. It's now light blue on top, and a darker blue on the bottom. (North Carolina colors) It's looking so good! He is so ready for Max to be here and is always telling him that he can come when ever he wants. Just seeing the way he talks to him in my belly and the things he's doing for him now, it's only a glimpse into how Ian is going to be as a dad, and it's pretty wonderful. I cannot wait to see him hold Max for the first time, or how he's going to react when he spits up on him for the first time! There are definitely going to be funny moments with Max and his daddy, and moments that will make me love Ian even more. Less than 10 weeks and Max gets to meet his daddy! I can't wait!


Needles, Shmeedles

Okay, so I stated yesterday that I wasn't worried about the shot that I was getting today.  I go to my appointment and when they call me back, I'm all smiles.  The lady who is about to poke/stab me is laughing because she thinks I'm excited about the shot.  I thought they were going to give me a shot in the arm.  Well...I go into the room and the shot is waiting for me on the counter.  There was a lot of medicine in the syringe...or whatever the thing is called.  The shot is not in my waiting arm, but in my hip.  I've never gotten a shot in my hip before, so I was a bit nervous, and the shot/medicine looked mean!  Plus the lady was way too excited to be poking me.  The poke/stab didn't hurt, but the medicine going in stung.  Really it wasn't that bad, but I'll have to get one with every child that I have.  Now I know what to expect though, and I will not make anymore comments about not being worried about needles.  Sheesh!  If this shot is getting such a reaction from me, I can't even imagine labor.... that freaks me out beyond words.  I have 12 weeks to get ready, but really are you ever ready?



I am officially 28 weeks!!  3rd trimester I have been waiting for you!!  Now I go see my doctor every two weeks.  I went last Thursday for my glucose test.  The sugary drink wasn't nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be, but I am glad I won't have to drink it again...at least not any time soon.  My results came back normal..112.  Tomorrow I have to go get a shot because I'm Rh-.  I've been poked with needles so much, that it doesn't bother me at all. 

So I've never really been one who likes to shop. I mean, I can always buy books, but I get bored when it comes to shopping for clothes.  Since becoming pregnant though, I have to say I've turned into a shopaholic!!  Only for baby things though!  Ian didn't know how I felt about baby things until this weekend when we were in Vegas visiting friends.  We went to the Nike store and Ian turned into the shopaholic!!  He bought Max baby Jordans.  They are so adorable!  I left him in the store and he comes out with not only the shoes, but some bibs as well!  He also said he wanted to buy him another pair of shoes!  It was cute. :)  We also bought him a few outfits.  Baby clothes are too cute!

I know I haven't put a picture showing my growing belly, but I will soon!  I can hardly wait until I can post pictures of Max!