Sunday, October 25, 2009

Week 23

It's official, I really am pregnant, not just a little pudgy in the mid-section. Well at least this is news to all the strangers out there. That's right, I've started getting stranger comments. You have no idea what a great thing this is until you experience it. You simply want to hug all of these strangers for realizing that your pregnant and not just fat! It's not just one or two comments either, I get them everyday, everywhere I go. People want to touch the belly, ask if it's a boy or a girl, and then tell you all about their horrible labor stories. Thanks people! Now where is my hand sanitizer so I don't catch the swine from your grubby hands on my belly (I mean that in the nicest way possible.)

6 months ago my weekends were filled with nights out on the town, wine, and laughing with friends. Fast forward to today and things are looking a bit different. We still have the occasional night out on the town, laughing with friends part, only minus the wine :( Once pregnant one must find "new" activities to fill the weekend. The tavern (or any other bar) just doesn't seem as much fun minus the "drink in hand." So I've been busy, busy keeping myself busy...
My first new activity is painting picture frames. I've made baby boy frames, Christmas frames, fall frames, baby girl frames, FSU get the point. If you need a frame, I'm your women! Tim came home to my new hobby and asked, "are you going to sell all of these?" No silly, these are all ours, and this is just the beginning, I have 4 more months :)

My next new activity might be a slight case of nesting. Saturday morning I decided that we simply HAD to clear out the guest room and closet. Tim supervised (margarita in hand) as I moved, donated and threw out a closet full of items. The closet that once looked so small now looks so large with only Nolen's tiny clothes hanging. Nolen's room is looking good, the garage on the other hand...we'll be keeping that door closed for awhile.

I'll leave you with a funny story... I was having a conversation with my 4 year old buddy Justin the other day. I asked him if he knew that there was a baby in my belly. Oh the look of terror!! His little jaw dropped and he stared at me in disgust. "You ate the baby????!!!!???" Ha, he then proceeded to tell me that in order to get that baby back out I was going to have to sneeze really hard. I'm trusting you on this one Justin! Come February 17th I'll be ready for the sneeze of a lifetime!
(As I typed todays blog Nolen was busy breakdancing in my belly, the WHOLE time, loves it!! )

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Week 22

My dream... I was floating down a lazy river chugging beers. Not sipping, but chugging one after the other, tossing my empty cans in the river behind me. The lifeguards on duty just stared at me in amazement of the amount of beer I was consuming. (*side note; it was El Sol beer, how random.*) So anyway, I just keep drinking my way around the river until I start to feel some thumps and kicks in my stomach. OH NO...I'm pregnant, I FORGOT, I'm not suppose to be drinking beer, much less 20 of them! So it's at this point in my dream that I wake up to a real dancing baby in my belly. I guess it was Nolen's way of telling me "wake up you crazy lady, and no you can't have any beer." O'Douls it is for the next 5 months, sigh. Nolen's also been making it a habit of practicing his dance moves early in the morning, and late at night. He seems to really be shaking his stuff around midnight, and 6am. We might have to work on that dancing schedule a little once he makes an appearance.
(Truth be told, he could wake me up anytime, I LOVE feeling him dance!)
On a more fashionable note, do you know how much fun it is buying teeny, tiny little man clothes?!? It rocks, and as a result my wardrobe will be taking the backseat for a few months while I build Nolen's up! Tim has requested that I look for baby clothes that resemble his wardrobe. That would mean the Nolen will be a polo shirt, khaki shorts and rainbow flip flops wearing kind of baby. Cute! The picture above is one of my cute finds of the weekend, his first spider-man shirt. Loves it! Now if we could just find the miniature seven jeans, the look would be complete.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nursery updates...

So we have the furniture ordered!!! It should be arriving sometime in November. We're super stoked and ready to start setting up Nolen's room. Guests: what this means for you... you will no longer have a guest room to stay in. Instead we will have a nice, cozy air mattress set up on the floor :)
Ok, back to the furniture. We went back and forth between colors and models but finally decided on our favorites. The crib is the Maddison, in the espresso finish. The dresser/ changing table is the Catalina, also in espresso. My mom is working on making my DREAM baby bedding from the cutest Amy Butler fabrics. Think Anthropologie meets baby boys room (see fabric swatches below.) We ordered our rug at Restoration Hardware kids, it's almost the same as one of of bedding fabrics! Woohoo, it's all coming together!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Week 21

So first off I'd like to apologize, I know that a pregnant lady in a bikini is not the most attractive of sites. However I'm not yet emotionally or mentally ready to purchase a mom-kini. With that being said, enjoy these 21 week shots taken during our mini vacation to Amelia Island this weekend. We had an awesome weekend with Pop's & JoJo, and Caroline & Mark. I also was able to discover that little man loves Ruths Chris, or at least his mom does :)

I'd also like to apologize because I may have told a little fib in last weeks blog. No, not the part about "it's a boy!" The part about "we're not telling you his name, so don't ask." The truth is we've had our 'boys' name picked out for weeks. It was the girl names we were struggling with. Knowing how good Tim and I are keeping secrets, we're ready to spill the beans. Little bean officially has a name... drum roll please....little bean will now be known as.... Nolen Reed Astor!!! I hope you love it as much as we do!

Monday, October 5, 2009

It's a....

Week 20
Little Man snuggled in his favortie corner.

Little Man's goods :)

Ten Tiny toes...I could just eat them!

Our little man...we're in LOVE!
It's a BOY!!! In case you missed your voice mail, email, text message, FB announcement, and sky banner... IT'S A BOY!!! Little Man was quite hyper again this morning, kicking, and punching. He wasn't shy at all about showing us the goods, he threw those little legs right open. Oh how fun is this...we're going to have a LITTLE MAN!!! Now the next question that usually follows is "Have you thought about names yet?" Yes, we have, and yes we pretty much have it narrowed down to just a few. Will we tell you, NO. Will we give you a hint, No. Will we tell you if you guess it, No. :) There has to be some surprises in February!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Belly Button

Dear Belly Button,

It's me, Megan. I just wanted to say I'm sorry. I've really never thought that much about you over the past 27 years. You've been a nice belly button, not too big, not too small, not too inny, not too outty. I haven't been such a good owner though. I've pierced you, I've tanned you, and I haven't given you the attention you deserve. Well belly button, now that I'm seeing parts of you that I've never seen before I'm going to be a better owner. I promise to clean you everyday, moisturize you, and even give you some perfume at times! Also belly button, can you please promise to going back to being an inny after all this is over? Thanks :)