Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Halfway Point!

How far along? 20 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 12.5 lbs.
Maternity clothes? love them!! looking for some shorts for the warmer weather...
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Ehh... had a kink in the neck this past week, but other than that I am getting sleep, just maybe not as sound a sleep as I would like.
Best moment this week: Seeing our little baby at our anatomy scan!  I absolutely love this profile pic of our baby!

Miss Anything? Nothing too much this week. 
Movement: I am feeling more and more flutters!  Still waiting for the day when Ross can feel these movements too.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nada
Have you started to show yet: Yes
Gender:  oh... we know and you will too at the end of this post!! Keep reading, and NO cheating! ;)
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happier than I've ever been in my entire life!! 
Looking forward to:  Registering and deciding on a theme for the baby room and getting started on crafty projects for decorating the room. 

Drum roll please.... Now, what you all have eagerly been waiting for!!!!

This toy chest was mine from when I was little, one of the many homemade treasures to be restored and passed down to our little one.

WHAT??? That's right, our little one showed us 3 lines and no 'winky'!

Little Baby Crown is in fact, A little GIRL!!!

We are so excited to spoil our little girl with love and much, much more.  
Crown family score card: Boys, 2  Girls, 4! (pets included).

Wishing you all a very wonderful Wednesday!  Happy Spring Break to many of you, and may you all have a very Happy Easter!!

~ Miss Kasie ~

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

19 weeks down!

How far along? 19 weeks
Total weight gain/loss:  +12 Lbs. 
Maternity clothes? Definitely rockin’ the elastic banded maternity pants; my blue skinny jean pair are my favorite!!
Stretch marks? Nope, thinking my cocoa butter regimen is working!  ;)
Sleep: Sleep could be better.  The last few nights have been rough.
Best moment this week: My prenatal appointment when I got to hear our little one’s heartbeat again!  Oh, and the constant comments my preschoolers make about baby Crown.  One in particular tells the baby goodbye and gives little pats before they go home. :D
Miss Anything? Hmm.. still coffee.  It smells so good to me lately.
Movement: A little bit, but looking forward to more and bigger movements.
Food cravings: Still sweets, but I am trying so hard to limit myself.  I sweat I had better willpower before this little one controlled my every want. 
Anything making you queasy or sick: No, not really.  I actually handled raw chicken the other day and wasn’t completely grossed out. Shocking, I know!
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes, and a little more each day I swear!  One of the boys in my class commented, “Miss Kasie, your tummy is getting bigger and bigger, is the baby coming yet?’’  Oh how I love this experience and how the children get to be a part of it. 
Gender: ??? What do you think it is?
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Less emotional this week, YES!
Looking forward to:  My 20 Week ultrasound next week!  Gender reveal Easter weekend, I think so!!! And also my friend Melody's Baby shower on Sunday I can't wait to take our tummy pics together with my fellow infant/toddler teaching team!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

~ Miss Kasie ~

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beginning of our 5th month!!

How far along? 18 Weeks! 
Total weight gain/loss: not really sure, we don’t have a scale at home. 
Maternity clothes? yes, still not everyday.  I still fit in my jeans and a couple pairs of work pants.  My maternity pants are so comfy though, and I love maternity tops!! 
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Still pretty good, and still having midnight potty breaks.
Best moment this week: Having my first real gender dream!!! 
Miss Anything? Definitely turkey sandwiches and Ross’s delicious ham and cheese melts, but I have been getting creative with lunch ideas.
Movement: I felt a few flutters the other night.  We are really looking forward to feeling the kicks from the outside.
Food cravings: Sweets! The chocolate shake from Fuddruckers was delicious Sunday afternoon!  COFFEE!!!
Anything making you queasy or sick: ha ha!!! What smell in preschool wouldn’t make me queasy right now.  This week vomit and poopy pants... need I say more, I had to call in our director to help me.  :( 
Have you started to show yet: Yes. 
Gender: Oh man, still dying to find out!! A few family members have told me their feelings and one of my preschoolers told her mom I was having a boy... we'll see. 
Labor Signs: Nope
Belly Button in or out? In, but I swear it is starting to change.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, but like I said last week I am starting to feel a little more emotional. 
Looking forward to: Our field trip to the ZOO next week and my 20 week ultrasound on the 27th! :) Oh, and also looking forward to starting our baby registry!

Wishing everyone a very happy rest of the week.

Happy St. Patrick's Day on Sunday!!

~ Miss Kasie ~

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Week #17!!!

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: ... over 5 lbs (not sure since last visit)
Maternity clothes? YES!  but not everyday.  I wore one of my work pants for the last time this week with the help of a safety pin!!
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleep is good, and apparently I talk to Ross in my sleep now too.
Best moment this week: Telling my preschoolers about the wonderful baby in my belly! 
I showed them the sonogram and let them guess what it was. Here are some of my favorite responses, “bunny”, “baby puppy”, “baby jaguar”, “volcano”, “a tunnel”, and the closest: “a person”.
Miss Anything? turkey sandwiches and flat eggs
Movement: I have started feeling flutters more frequently at night.  
Food cravings: Sweets and Chinese food. (maybe it’s just cause I haven’t had it in a long time)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just gross smells. Farts, in particular
Have you started to show yet: oh yes. :)
Gender:  Don’t know yet.
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! (have had a few more hormonal episodes this week, sorry babe)
Looking forward to: playing the guessing gender game with my preschoolers and then bringing them cupcakes for reveal. :)

Happy Wednesday!!!

~Miss Kasie~