Tuesday, March 2, 2010

35 weeks- only 35 days to go!!!

Well, today we are 35 weeks!!! I can't believe it.....only 35 days till we meet our sweet little girl! My belly is steadily growing and growing!! Here is a pic from last week and then this week:
As you can see....a BIG difference in just a week! Of course today's picture is right after I worked out....so my shirt is a bit tighter :) We finished our baby class, and I have to say we learned a lot. We got to tour the hospital we will be delivering at, and it is SO nice! It is brand new....so we are really lucky! We start going to the dr weekly starting next Tuesday....WOW that means we are close!
Pregnancy Highlights:
Total Weight Gain: 19 pounds so far.....YIKES!!!!!!! That is scary :)
Maternity Clothes: umm....yeah! I can't fit in anything else 
Best Moment this week: Every little movement she makes and starting to get my hospital bag packed!
Movement: All day!! It is more like jabs now.....I can feel actual body parts poking out!
Food Craving: Sweets
Sleep: Missing it! I have to get up several times a night and have a hard time getting comfortable.....it's all worth it though!
What I am looking forward to this week: My Baby showers!! My grandmother and my aunts are coming in town.....so excited!!

Ainsley is doing great too! We got to have an ultrasound a couple of weeks ago and all looked perfect! She does look big....but that's ok! The tech estimated that she was probably 4 lbs 4 oz....of course that is just an estimate!

We have ben getting her nursery ready and are pretty much just waiting on her glider to arrive! Here are some recent pics:
I have several showers coming up in the next week! My sweet class is giving me a shower Friday! I am so excited....but more for them! Then, I have my big shower Saturday.....this is the one my family is coming in town for! Then next week, my AWESOME coworkers are hosting me a shower! Jim and I are so blessed to have so many people that care for us and our sweet girl!

I will DEFINITELY post next week with pictures from this weekend! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Jim, Katie, and Ainsley

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Single Digits Now!!

Hey everyone! As usual, too much time has passed since our last post! We are now 31 weeks....and in the single digits.....only 9 weeks left! I can't believe it :) It is going by so fast, yet so slow at the same time- if that makes any sense!

Jim and I can't wait to see our sweet little girl.....I just light up thinking about it all!! So what is going on at 31 weeks??                     
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 31 weeks
Total Weight Gain: 15 pounds - I have an appointment next Tuesday, so we will see... my belly has been growing! 
Maternity Clothes: Yes!!
Best Moment this week:  Every little movement she is making.....I feel her ALL day long! It is such a neat thing
Gender: It's A GIRL! Ainsley Christine!
Movement:  Yes it is AMAZING!  My whole belly moves around :) 
Food Craving: None really...just hungry all the time :)
What I miss: Sleeping on my belly! 
Sleep:  Not much....but I have also been pretty sick :(
What I am looking forward to:  My doctor's appointment next week. 
Symptoms:  Lower back pains 

What is happening with Ainsley??
Well, at our last appointment she was already 3 pounds 1 ounce! She is around 18 inches long and getting close to her birth length. Also developing at an impressive rate: her brain connections! She is already able to process information, track light, and perceive signals from all 5 senses...isn't that AMAZING!

Overall, I have felt great...until the past week. I caught some bug and it really did me in. Luckily, we had 2 snow/ice days at school so that gave me extra time to rest! Jim has been wonderful!! He is so supportive, loving, and helpful. Anything I need he makes sure I get. Boy am I lucky!! This past weekend was the last weekend of duck hunting...which if you know Jim that is a BIG deal!! He had to miss out on a few days to stay home and take care of me. Here is a picture of him that his brother took....how cool is this:
I thought this picture was so neat....it looks like a professional took it! Too bad I can't get it to go bigger!

Well, thanks for checking in on us! We have lots to do in the upcoming weeks...including several showers in March!

Jim, Katie, and Baby Ainsley

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

29 weeks and counting!!

Hello, Hello everyone!! Pull up a chair....it's going to be a long one!

I am 29 weeks today.....I can't believe we only have 11 weeks to go! Unbelievable :)

We went to the dr yesterday in hopes of getting the 4d ultrasound....instead I walked out very disappointed!! We did get our ultrasound, however, little Ainsley did NOT want to cooperate! She would not turn her face so we could see her. She is face down and just did not want to look at the "camera." We have yet to get a profile picture of this child! She must not be mine because I LOVE pictures..haha!! On the positive side though....everything looked GREAT! She looks very healthy and already weighs 3 pounds 1 ounce!! Oh my!! :) We just can't wait for her to be here with us.

We started our Baby Class last Thursday, and both of us really enjoyed the class and the teacher. She is very laid back and informative. We are taking the class with another couple we are friends with, so that makes it fun...plus there are several other 2nd grade teachers in the class that teach in the same county as me! The teacher said we will have a class reunion when all of our babies are between 4 and 6 months...oh how fun!

We are also still working on the nursery! We have been looking for a lamp to go on the dresser. Marsha, who is like my second mom, found the cutest lamp today!!! Since my parents have passed away Marsha, and her husband John, have stepped in and really become like a 2nd set of parents to me! We are sooo lucky to have them in our lives. They are the next best thing to parents if I can't have my mom and dad here to celebrate and share in this exciting time with me! I can't wait for baby Ainsley to get to love them as much as I do! Here are a few pics of the cute lamp:

Thanks for stopping by and checking on us! I will do my best to keep you updated weekly :)
Have a great rest of the week!
Jim, Katie, and Ainsley

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

28 weeks

Hey everyone!!! I figured it was time for a blog update!! The nursery is starting to come along nicely. I can't wait to get it all done and see our sweet Ainsley in it! :) Only 12 more weeks......WAHOO! Here are some updated pics of the nursery so far....we still have a LOT to do  
I am still looking for some pink panel curtains to go with the valance.....I just haven't found any I like yet. I also got the cutest frame from Hobby Lobby that goes PERFECTLY!! Now it is just time to accessorize :)

Today, I am 28 weeks! I told Jim the closer we get the longer it seems to drag out. We are just so ready for her to be here!! Here are some highlights so far ( I stole this from another blog!!)

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 28 weeks 
Baby Ainsley weighs:  about 2 and 1/2 pounds 
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 12 pounds so far...and I am about to hit a number on the scale I NEVER thought I would see :) However, I am still working out regularly!!
Maternity Clothes: A must at this point!
Sleep: Sleeping has not been that great lately. I just can't seem to get comfortable and toss and turn all night long.
Best Moment this week:  Just getting to see her moving all around in my belly....it is so neat and weird all at the same time!
Movement:  ALL the time now!  
What I miss: My daily Dr. Peppers 
What I am looking forward to:  Jim and I are starting our Baby Class this Thursday!! I can't wait to learn all kinds of things....and see how Jim reacts to it all!!

We hope everyone has a GREAT week! I will update this weekend on our class :)

Jim, Katie, and Baby Ainsley

Friday, January 1, 2010

Baby Fun :)

Well, my Christmas Break is quickly coming to an end. Jim and I did have a GREAT Christmas and New Years.......I can't believe we are in 2010!!! Ainsley will be here before we know it! We are starting to get all of her things ready!! All of the furniture is here and put together in the nursery. The painter is hopefully coming tomorrow to get the room all ready! I can't wait. I will post pics of before and after!!

Jim and I also went and started registering! This was so much fun....but very stressful at the same time! We have a LOT to learn. There are so many different types of bottles, diapers, creams, strollers, etc. We did get somethings registered at Babies R' Us and we are also going to go to Target. Here is a picture of Jim testing out one of the strollers.....I can't wait till we have her here and actually in the stroller! 

I am now 26 weeks and 3 days pregnant!! When I looked at the ticker at the top of the blog, I was SO excited to see it said only about 95 days to go!! WAHOO :)

What is happening at 26 weeks?? Well, Ainsley is weighing about 2 pounds now and is about 9 inches long. Also happening this week....her eyes are beginning to open. The colored part of the eye still doesn't have too much pigmentation, so it is still too early to guess the color of her eyes! Though I am hoping she has Jim's beautiful blue eyes :)

My goal this year is to start updating the blog at least twice a week! So keep reading and checking in on us and leave us a message to let us know you are out there!

Jim, Katie, and Ainsley

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Recap

Hello All! I hope everyone had a FABULOUS Christmas. We certainly did :) Jim and I are so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends. We headed to my Grandmother's house (mom's mom) Christmas Eve morning and spent time with family. My dad's family also lives near there, so Jim and I headed over to my Aunt Debbie's house to visit with them as well! Overall, it was a GREAT time had by all! Here are a few pics:

In baby news: I will be 26 weeks on Tuesday!!! I can't believe it is going by so fast, yet so slow at the same time :) I passed my sugar glucose test.....which is great news considering my sugar has been really high. Baby Ainsley is moving all the time now! Jim and I can just sit and watch her moving in my belly.....so neat and weird!!! We have got to start getting things ready for her! We have a lot to do on her nursery and we haven't even registered for anything yet. We are going to start a baby class on January 7th....I am so excited to learn more about the whole process! Here is a pic of me from Christmas day.....I am 25 weeks and 3 days pregnant
We hope everyone has a great week!

Jim, Katie, and Ainsley

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Getting Ready for Baby!!

Well.....I am a blogging slacker!! Sorry :)

Lots has been going on around our house lately!! I am now 23 weeks....only 17 weeks to go! I can't believe it!! What is happening this week? Baby Ainsley is about 8 inches long and just over a pound in weight....boy has she grown! In the next month, she will double in weight. I have gained 7 pounds so far and continue to walk and exercise. Jim and I went to the dr. last week and my sugar was really high....so we are having to do the Glucose test next Thursday. Please pray that everything goes smoothly, and we are both healthy.

We also got her crib and bedding in this week!! we are still waiting on the dresser/changer combo to arrive....but in the mean time we have put together the crib and put the bedding in! Now we just need our sweet little girl here :) Here are some pics: