Monday, January 17, 2011

Attempt #3...unsuccessful!

Thursday afternoon we went back for our 3rd try to get a facial shot of our little guy on the 3D/4D ultrasound.  I'm at the point now where I would rather just wait to see what he looks like when he gets here in a couple of months, but since we paid for the session, the pictures, and the CD, the lady wants to make sure we get our money's worth. 
Every post I make is starting to be repetitive, so I'll keep it short and say that his hands were down, but his legs and feet were right in front of his face. As you can see from this picture of the side of his face, his leg is smashed against his nose and his toes are on top of his head.
She did worry us a little when she said she wanted us to come back one more time (this Thursday) to see if he COULD put his legs down.  She said he's getting so big now that he'll eventually run out of room and not be able to put his feet and legs down.  She even told me she wanted me to mention it to my doctor so that in case I went into labor they would know how he was positioned.  If he stays like this, it looks like a C-section could be in our future because I definitely don't want him coming out folded in half---OUCH! The good news is that he wasn't sitting on his butt this time.  He was actually almost completely head down! Yay!

Ok now little guy, we've given up on getting a good picture of you (for now), but let's just work on getting those feet down in the next couple of weeks!  :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bathroom Renovation

We've been in our house for a little over 3 1/2 years, and we have done a lot of updates....new siding, new windows, insulation, new lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, installed gas logs in the fireplace....but I must admit that we just finished a project that is on the top of my list as one of my favorites so far----THE BATHROOM!

When we first moved in, the bathroom was the one room in the house that I really didn't like.  It is really small and we can't do anything about that, but it was extremely outdated.  The tub was the original from when the house was built in 1940, so the finish on it was completely gone from 70 years of scrubbing.  I tried every cleaning product on the tub and tile of the shower surround, and nothing made the tub look clean.  So who did we call???  Bath Fitters!  They came in and installed their product on top of our old tub and shower and we went from this...

To this...

Amazing isn't it?  Well, this was were the total bathroom redo started.  The new bright white tub and surround didn't match the old dingy tile on the rest of the bathroom walls and floor, so Brad had the idea of redoing the floors.  I'll spare you all the details, but here's a before and after of the floor. 

I'm so proud of Brad for completing and doing such a great job on his first tile project!  I love it!!!  :)

After finishing the floors, we realized we had to do something with the tile walls, so we found a handyman to put up wainscoting.  2 or so months, a new tub/shower, floor, toilet, wainscoting, mirror, light, fan, and paint later, we had a completely new bathroom. 



Did I mention how much I LOVE our new bathroom?  

Tick Tock....

Wow!!!  Time is FLYING!  I just realized today that my last post was on November 30, and I had no clue it had been a month and a half.  I don't make New Year's resolutions (I know I wouldn't keep them if I did), but I am going to promise that I'm going to do a much better job at keeping my blog up-to-date.  We have a very busy next couple of months ahead with getting ready for the arrival of our sweet little boy, and I want to make sure I write down everything from this point on.  Please forgive me if this post ends up being super long, but I'm going to try to cram the past month and half into one post.

Here's a recap:

  • December 22- Brad and I, along with our parents, went back to Precious View for our last 3D/4D ultrasound to get some facial shots of Cooper.  Go figure that he had his little arms right in front of his face the whole time.  There was a split second where he did move them down, and she was able to capture this picture...

Isn't that amazing how clear it is?  Obviously, since we were only able to get one shot, she asked us to come back the following week, and wouldn't you know it that his arms AND legs were in front of his face (which means we didn't get any pictures on our second try).  The ultrasound lady decided that we should wait until he gets a little bigger so that hopefully he won't have enough room to put his arms and legs up as far as they were.  We go back for our 3rd try this Thursday.  I really hope he cooperates for once because we really want to see that sweet face again.  

  • Christmas- Brad and I had a great Christmas with both of our families.  After the Christmas Eve service at church, we spent Christmas Eve with Brad's parents and grandmother, and we woke up on Christmas morning to this sight.
3 or 4 inches of snow made it look and feel so much more like Christmas.  We woke up bright and early Christmas morning so Bailey could see what Santa left her in her stocking.  She was very excited to get a Big Red doll and a couple of balls.

After packing up the car, we headed to Owensboro for the annual Christmas breakfast at Mamaw's.  We spent the next 2-3 hours opening presents at my parents.  Yes, it does take that long considering how many presents there are and the fact that we have to go around and open them one at a time.  That night, we went to my cousin's house to celebrate Christmas with my dad's side of the family.  By the time we got home, I'm pretty sure we were all exhausted from all of the festivities.  It's crazy to think that next Christmas we will have a 9 month old to share Christmas with.  It's going to be so much fun and completely different from what we're used to!

  • December 28- We had our 28 week ultrasound and doctor's appointment.  I also had to do my 1-hour glucose test that day...which I passed!  :)  The ultrasound showed that Cooper was weighing in at 2 lbs. 7 oz.  I thought that sounded great, but the doctor said it was only the 34%-ile.  He said he wasn't concerned because he didn't expect me to have a big baby, but when we go back on my 33 week appointment, he's going to do another ultrasound to make sure that number is staying around 34% and not dropping.  During the past couple of ultrasounds we've had, the ladies have said that it seems like he has long legs.  So I guess he might be a long and lean baby like his buddy Carson! 
    • We also had a scary experience on this day.  After I got home from my doctor's appointment, I layed down for a few minutes and got a really sharp pain in the lower right side of my stomach where I think my appendix is.  It was a constant pain that just got worse everytime I tried to move.  After about 20 minutes, I decided I would take a bath to see if that would help, but it didn't, and after about 45 minutes of laying in pain I decided I should call Brad and my doctor.  Brad immediately came home, and my doctor told me he wanted me to go up to the Labor and Delivery floor of the hospital just so they could check my appendix and check me for kidney stones, a urinary tract infection, or pre-term labor!!!  YIKES!!!!  This was not something I wanted to hear, but we made it to the hospital in record time, and thankfully, after hooking me up to all the machines, the nurse was able to tell me that I was not contracting, so pre-term labor wasn't looking like a factor (THANKFULLY!!!).  It ended up that my doctor was certain that what I was experiencing was just a severe case of round ligament pains.  By this point, the pain had subsided, and my side muscles were just extremely sore.  Our hospital trip only last about an hour and a half, and I felt so silly for going up there for round ligament pains, but I guess it's better to be more safe than sorry.  I was so happy and relieved to walk out of there and hopefully not go back for several more weeks!
Since the New Year, I've started back to work and celebrated my 27th birthday.  We've already had 2 snow days (yesterday and today) so I've been trying to enjoy them as best I can by laying around in my PJs and taking naps.  My birthday was great, and I can't believe I'm another year closer to 30. 

2011 is going to be the BEST year, and Brad and I have so much to look forward to.  It's still crazy to think how close we are to becoming parents.  This time last year, we were just beginning our journey to becoming parents, and now, we're decorating a nursery, registring, having baby showers, and gearing up for the biggest, most exciting change in our lives.