Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Baby Shields- Boy or Girl? No One Knows!!!

The past two weeks sure have flown by! Things have been going great. Ever since I've started my 5th month of pregnancy I have a crazy amount of energy. Well I still get tired but I'm actually cleaning, running errands, organizing, decorating, dancing, crafting, baking, cleaning, cleaning and CLEANING! Last weekend was too funny I was literally running around the house like a mad woman who has ADD. Which for those of you who really know me know I don't believe in ADD, yup I'm a teacher and don't believe in it! It's called parenting! (Alright now I'm off my box) :) But anyways if I believed in ADD I was totally distracted by the ONE million things I needed to do. I was running around the house cleaning, decorating, redecorating, and then somehow I ended up going through lots of clothes to get rid of them! Totally random! I was doing this all while Brian was watching football and just starring at me like I've gone crazy. He just kept laughing and saying HOLY COW LET THE NESTING BEGIN, blah blah blah! hehe! He was so glad to see me with lots of energy though!

On to the good news.... We had a sonogram for baby shields last Monday. We were told this was the time we would find out the sex of baby Shields. So we had a gender reveal party planned with our family and close friends! We originally were calling it a sex party, too funny! Then my dad started asking, "So whens the sex party?" Yup you guessed it......things got real Awkward!! lol For some reason it wasn't so funny anymore when my dad started saying it so..... Gender Reveal it was! I made these Ahhhhdorable invites on Etsy and sent them out!

Pretty cute huh? So we went to the appointment of course we were SO excited the WHOLE day and the days leading up to our appointment. I kept getting cute text messages from Brian while I was at work that day.... one of them saying: I'm so ******* excited! haha! We decided that we would find out at the appointment and then keep it a secret until our reveal party. Well Brian decided that because he can't stand surprises, he has to know!! The appointment went great. We got to see our baby, the spine, the brain, the heart, the arms, the legs. However, it was curled up on my right hip and facing my spine. So we didn't get to see the face, feet and it was hiding it's goods! We couldn't tell if it was a boy or girl. It was moving around tons but the feet were so curled up that there was no way to find out. BUMMER! We were not too disappointed because we had warned ourselves for this to happen. So we have another appointment Jan. 9th to do another sonogram to see if we can tell then! Which means the Gender Reveal Party got canceled! Boo!! Oh well it's okay!! We were so thankful that our baby was healthy and right on track with it's growing!! That's the most important part. We feel so blessed and keep continuing to pray every day (a million times a day) that this baby gets here healthy as can be! 

On to the next question that I keep getting.... is the nursery done? ha NOPE! What nursery? Just kidding we are using one of our guest bedrooms that will be turned into the nursery! I have not started on anything, I want to know what we are having first. I have not bought one thing for this baby yet. We have been lucky to have been given a brand new crib, an amazing rocking chair from Pottery Barn and then I'm repainting an old vintage dresser that I refinished, this will be the changing table! So I've got the basic here. We will be getting new carpet in our house, which includes the nursery next week so that's a step! We will then paint the room. As in we I mean Brian. I love painting but he says I'm a horrible painter. He used to paint houses growing up so he is really particular! 

Funny Pregnancy Story: Last week was a crazy, crazy, crazy week at school. It was jammed packed with fun activities, a field trip to crown center, crazy behavior, Christmas parties and more! Anyways my day on Friday started at 5am to finish packing up Christmas goodies for my friends at school. It was a crazy day because we had 2 parties and a Christmas singalong. I was beyond tired. After school my friend Jenn and I went to HyVee so I could make Christmas cards for the firehouse. We were trying to kill time before our 
work Holiday Party that night that started at 5. I left the party around 9. I still had to get groceries at Hen House on the way home. So around 9:45 I walk out of Hen House. I loaded up my car with the groceries and then..... I go around my car and get in the passenger side. WHAT? hahaha. I was the only person there. I was so tired I guess I thought Brian was there and he was going to drive me home. So of course I start laughing at myself and hoping NO ONE saw me do this. I get back out of the passenger side and walk around to the driver side and drive myself home, which is like a minute away. I get home, go inside, let the dogs out, get ready for bed and an hour later I realize CRAP all the groceries are still in the car. This mama was ONE TIRED MAMA! haha! Oh man!!! Of course when I told Brian he responded with, "Well I hope you don't leave our child in the car when you're tired!" hehe! Ohhh geeze, last week was a long week and Friday was an even longer day to say the least!

Here is the official update:

How far along: 22 weeks ( 5 1/2 months)
Total weight gain: 13lbs
Maternity clothes: Nope, still fitting in my clothes. When I work I do wear maternity slacks because they are comfy comfy!
Stretch Marks: I just bought stretch mark oil and boob tube! ha! They are suppose to be WONDERFUL. I can't wait to use them, they better be worth the money I spent on them! 
Sleep: great! 
Best moment this week: Seeing our baby at our appointment and seeing Brian's face when we got to see our jelly bean!
Miss anything: nope
Movement: LOTS! 
Food cravings: I have been loving this vegetarian bean and rice burrito at Taco Bueno!
Anything make me queasy or sick: nope. Well Brian got food poisoning last week. I was doing a great job taking care of him until I heard him puking. I had to go down stairs cause it was starting to make me sick.  I could still hear him and started gaging. 
Showing: OH yes! I love going over to see my family at my parents house, but every time I walk in I hear, "OH MY GOSH YOUR BELLY!" Guess I'm just getting used to it.  Someone at the firehouse (no names) said, "Oh wow you look like you're going to pop." I responded with WOW thanks I only have 4 more months to go! ha!
Gender: unknown!
Labor signs: no
Wedding rings: On! My fingers have shrunk because of the winter so they are sliding off! Guess my fingers aren't swelling so that's good!
Happy or moody: Happy all the time! Well I'll admit I was moody twice this week to my sweet sweet husband!
Looking forward to: Christmas with the family! I'm on break from school which is an amazing feeling and is exactly what I needed!

About the whole touching my belly thing, I'm trying to get better at letting people touch it. I think it's just when people are rubbing it, talking to it and singing to it what weirds me out! Every time I go to my parents Brian's on belly patrol so no one touches my belly. I'm slowly getting okay with it, slowly I said. hehe!

Next up: BELLY PICS!

22 weeks

22 weeks

Off I go! I'm finishing getting our last Christmas present for our nephews, getting our Christmas cards mailed out and crafting, crafting, crafting! Ahhh I'm so excited to give our Christmas gifts this year, homemade gifts are the BEST! :)


  1. What a cute little mama! Love the story. Kind of like when you got in the back seat of your mom's car when there was no one in the front :)

  2. Gower hahaha just like when I got in my moms back seat!!! Too funny!!!

    SaraKota is getting BIG!