Thursday, April 30, 2009

All about Baby Bree...21 weeks!

So many of you have been asking about how me and this sweet baby, growing away in my belly are doing so I thought I would dedicate a post all about her =). We are over half way there - only 16 weeks to 37 weeks!!! It is coming so fast...I can't believe it! Here she is poking out and officially making me look pregnant!!!! (Thanks to big sister Claire for getting the baby bump picture for me =)).
She is officially moving and kicking!! I love it!!!! There is nothing greater than that feeling and knowing she is doing just fine in there. I know other Mama's can relate, once they start moving, you think you can start making out their little personalities =). We think she is already a little mess!! Shane and Claire have both felt her too. If we start feeling around on her, she either immediately stops moving and runs away as she is only about 12oz and the length of a carrot =), or starts hitting or kicking back, pretty hard. She moves a lot when Shane talks close to her and when the kids are loud and wild, I feel like she is doing the same =). If I wear pants with a panel, she is always kicking or hitting the seam just below my belly. That is exactly what Claire used to do!! It is all exciting! Right now, she is kicking the laptop that is sitting in my lap against my stomach =)...As well, I feel her all the time, just below my belly button, sucking. When I was pregnant with Claire, I would feel that too and me and Shane had NO IDEA what that was!!!! Now we know from knowing Claire, from day 1, she sucked her two middle fingers and the Dr. said that is probably what she was doing in utero...so little sister will probably be just like big sister! =)


I am feeling pretty good - still fighting nausea at times. Dirty diapers, dog puke, (I am literally gagging reading this) and anything that smells bad, totally sends me over the edge!!! The other day I was flying through WalMart and I started going down an aisle where I HAD to get a few things. As I turn down the aisle, I see a man that I can tell from all the way down the aisle, is going to stink. Call me mean, I call it a pregnant woman preventing a mess in aisle 7. I stop, dig around in my purse for some gum to chew while I pass stinky man, and prepare myself to run down the aisle with my basket as fast as I can to grab pop tarts, syrup and cereal =). And yes, he smelled terrible and I was soooooo glad that I had some spearmint gum!!!! Right now, Diet Coke cures everything for me! I am not even a huge DC fan, but right now it hits the spot, especially from Sonic with lime. Cravings: Chilis mini burgers, fruit, ice cream, mexican food, those Betty Crocker Mini Desserts that taste like Molten Chocolate cake, and pretty much anything!!! I think I have the appetite of a grown man!!! I am finally getting my energy back and things are moving along...


On that note, nesting is hitting early and hard!! Which is a good thing because for the whole beginning of this pregnancy, I was so miserable and on pelvic rest, laundry piled up and the house was getting neglected. Grocery trips consisted of me just going through the aisles looking for things I could stomach at the time and quick easy things for the kids! Now hold on to your seats those of you that know me all to well, I have been making 2 week long dinner menus AND shopping from a grocery list!!! Shocking I know!! I have also worked hard on the house and finally getting the laundry done, it feels so great!! I am so ready to finish my family out at 5 and meet our angel!!! Lord knows I have been preparing her wardrobe and all the necessities already =)!


We are getting started on her room; her bedding was ordered last night! So I have totally changed my mind on the whole scheme of the room =)!! Yes, many of you I was just talking to you this weekend about my plans and they have completely changed! I love the gold and cream idea, but it was not practical and sometimes I felt it was not me or Bree...so we are now doing turquoise, hot pink/magenta, red with black and white...very Rachel!! I am so excited now as the ball is officially rolling and we are moving fast as it really hit me how soon she will be here! Hopefully, the furniture and room will be painted by the end of May (right Mom and Shane =))! We have big plans for the sweetie's room and I cannot wait! Tara and all my girls are starting plans for a fun shower...well I call it a party for Bree! This is my third baby, I have had the big Saturday morning / Sunday afternoon southern baby showers and they were great. They came to me early on and asked what I wanted and I asked that they just throw a really fun, fabulous, GIRLY, party in honor of Bree!! So I cannot wait to see what they come up with, knowing Tara is in charge, I know it will be over the top and fabulous!!!

We go to the Dr next week to see her again, check her heart, organs, etc. Please keep us in your prayers that she is still doing just fine and all is well!! I can feel her little jabs all the time so I am pretty sure she is a strong, fire cracker in there =)!!

BTW - Guess who's cut healed??? YAY!!! Yes, that is chocolate on her face =)

Someone else had to have his picture taken too....=)

Have a good day!!!

24 comments:

Nessa said...

Cant wait to see the nursery and littel Bree! ;)

Jillian said...

Well you have an adorable pregnant belly!! I am so jealous that you already look pregnant at 21 weeks!! And I will pray for you at the doctors because I understand how you feel. Every time I go I wonder what they are going to say and pray that she is okay!! She isn't as active as I would like her to be but she is still active (10 moves at least in an hour)!! I will keep you in my prayers!

CAMoore said...

I think no matter what color scheme you do her room in - with your mom/Tara/Amanda/you ... you will make it look fab! I cant wait for your shower. I already put it on my calendar!! Lets PAR-TAY!!!!!

Love the baby bump pic! You are glowing! And so are the big bro and sis! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yaay!! you look adorable! and I am soo glad that you are doing better! I will def be praying for your appt that sweet little Bree is developing right on and is doing just perfect! your shower is going to be awesome, like i commented on tara's site a while ago, i can't wait to celebrate with you online=)!

writing4612 said...

Glad everything is going great!

I know the nursey will be fabulous. :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

yay! Glad you and the baby are doing ok and I can't wait to see nursery photos!

Sarah said...

aaww! So sweet!! It sounds like you are moving along great! Love to hear what your cravings are, I always ask my girlfriends and SIL's what they are craving when they're pregnant, I know I'll end up having really weird cravings when I'm pregnant!!

Can't wait to see pics from the party and the nursery!!! : )

amywelborn said...

LOVE the stinky man story...that is freakin hillarious!!!!!!! Ha!
Glad Claire is all better!
Did you make it to the warehouse sale??

Amanda said...

Oh I loved reading that! I absolutely loved feeling Addison wiggle around in there, too. Nothing made me happier! If she was quiet for a while I would have a little Dr Pepper to get her going! Maybe that's why she's so wild now! Ha!

I am so excited about this nursery and this PARTY!!!

The Heckathorns said...

You are so stinkin cute with a prego belly! There are SOOO many people in our class that are pregnant and/or about to have babies around reunion time! LOL! Too bad I won't be up there to see you all! :( Boo!

I can't wait to see picutres of the nursery when it's all done! :)

Tara Gibson said...

I'm so excited to throw the bree bash! The nursery is going to be gorgeous! I wanna see the bedding!!!

AmyT said...

How exciting!! I always loved it when they started kicking...until it was the middle of the night - I used to press my belly up against the hubs back so they would kick him too!! Hopefully - you'll be over all the nausua soon! Love the colors you are using!!! (my kiddos always have chocolate or dirt on their faces!)

Ashley said...

You are the best!! Thank you SO much for dinner my sweet friend! I loved seeing you and your sweet belly! Too cute!! You look fabulous!!! Im excited about the room, I can't wait to see all the fun details that go into it, Im ready to make Bree some bows for that cute head of hair I know she will have! Thanks again for everything! XOXO!!!

Suzette said...

You look great! And I so know what you are referring to having an appetite of a full grown man! Seriously. I am hoping my appetite goes back to normal after this pregnancy! If not, I will be 300 lbs! I LOVE food! :) ha You sound like you're doing great!

Brown Four...Never a Dull Moment said...

Love the baby bump picture...you look adorable! I'm so glad you and Bree are doing great!

Bree's nursery is going to be awesome...love the color scheme! See you on Saturday!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

I can't wait to see pics of her nursery!! It sounds fabulous! And I'm dying to see the bedding too!!

You look great! So cute and stylish!!

Lisa said...

you are just adorable!!!!! I kind of miss being pregnant. Well, the 2nd trimester anyway. I'm glad Claire's head is healing.

Lane said...

We can't wait to meet sweet little Bree! I love the sound of her room...sooo you! :) Can't wait to see that either! See ya tomorrow!

Maggie said...

Loved this post, Rachel!! Thanks so much for the update. You look fabulous!!! I can't believe how far along you are already - holy cow - where does the time go?!

OK, on my way to find the post that describes what happened to Claire's forehead. =)

alyssa said...

i've missed you!
you are too cute!!
love that belly!
can't wait to see the room!!

Jessica said...

So great to hear about an update on you and Bree. I want to get together so bad with you - haven't seen y'all in forever. I miss my girl time. Denny and I just got back from a fab trip to San Diego - that city is fab and so much fun. We spent so much time on roof top restaurants at the W, the Ivy, Hard Rock hotel, Marriott and our hotel SE. San Diego is all about the outside. It was cold outside at night so we spent most of our time next to the fire pit or under a heater, but it was so fun. San Diego is so clean and new compared to NY, but NY is still my favorite. We need to plan a girls trip very soon to NY. Of course work is work, not loving it, have a new category and I'm very very busy with it. I'm also headed out to ATL for Mother's day weekend. I hope you have a great mother's day, I know you will - Shane's the BEST!!! I miss and love you all. What up for tomorrow? Denny's birthday is on Monday, I think we are going to Crabby's on Saturday night to celebrate.

OMfreakingG I want to FOREVER 21 in San Diego and there stuff is AWESOME!!!! I'm kicking myself right now because I didn't buy anything, but they had this different brand in there store called 12 by 12. It was so cool and so trend!!!

Lisa said...

oh and I tagged you =)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

how cute. lookin good!

My name is Megan... said...

Aww! you look so great!! I'm glad things are going/getting better :) Diet Coke is a miracle worker! Can't wait to see the nursery!