Monday, March 21, 2011

Ay Bab-ay

Because of popular request (and only because of that), we've finally gotten around to take pictures of this newly developing baby belly.  For a while, it went something like this...some days I look like Fat Tuesday was a week long occurrence and others you couldn't tell a thing. So, without further adieu, here are some baby belly pics.  Well, first one of me and our crazy pup (she is going stir-crazy with this cold weather again)!

14 weeks!
We've also started to scheme on what the baby's nursery will look like.  We will find out if it's a boy or a girl, but the room plans are moving along regardless. The winning scheme right now is a baby blue and navy and then we'll pick an accent color once we find out if it's a mini-me or mini-JW.  Here's a sneak peak on things we like...
Created with Olio Board (easy peasy if you don't have a Mac and want to create a moodboard)
But in order to create our nursery, our first step is transforming the basement bedroom from the weird built-in bed frame/platform thingy into a place where we'd be happy to have guests.  JW has been busting out work down there while I try to finish up my Master's classes this semester.  So far the carpet is torn out, the platform thing is gone, and we painted it a gray tone.  We were TOTALLY guessing on the paint color.  Before we decided on any color, we agreed to move out of our comfort zone (aka any shade of seafoam green and/or beige/cream).  The game plan for spring break is to get it carpeted and move in some furniture that's been hanging out down there for awhile.  More updates and before/after pictures to come soon!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We're gonna have a baaaaaaaaaaaby :)

Yep, it's true.  Whitney is going to be a big sister.  This is what she looked like when I was trying to chat with her about it.  I think she figures she's too old for this.  Anyway, here's the story...we had known for awhile we were ready to be a family of 4 (including Whit).   So one morning in January, we decided to see if it had finally happened and... 

I literally whipped open the bathroom door and jumped into bed and said "it's positive".  JW gave me a big hug and I got a little teary.  We were trying to wait to tell my parents till Valentine's Day, but if you know anything about me I'm not exactly 'good' with surprises.  We told them and our friends a few days later.  Everyone was just as excited as we were.  It'll be the 3rd grandchild for my parents. 

Right now, I'm 13 weeks along.  Still suffering a little from the whole morning sickness thing -- mostly just a nasty taste in my mouth...all the time.  On a brighter note, we've got a couple names picked out and YES we will definitely find out if it's a boy or a girl.  I'm simply not that patient :)  So that's our happy news in a world where things aren't so happy lately.