Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Etsy Wishlist

A few of my friends wanted me to post this so here it is. There is some REALLY cute stuff on etsy. Here are a few things I am loving. I will be adding more soon!

http://www.myetsywishlist.com/wishlist/elizabethharville/

21 weeks

Baby's now the size of a banana!
Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion, and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, if baby is a girl, her womb is now stocked up with her lifetime supply of six million eggs (the number will drop to around one million by birth).




Thursday, April 7, 2011

My pregnancy rant...

This has been bugging me for weeks now and I can't hold it in any longer. Why in the world do people think they can say whatever the heck they want about your body when you are pregnant? Would you EVER walk up to anyone and say "you are getting huge" or "wow, you are really putting on the weight" or "hey chubby" or "you actually look slender in that black outfit" or "look at your pooch" (that word makes me cringe! it's a baby, or a belly, or a bump people!) or say ANYTHING of the sorts unless you are just being hateful?! WHY in the world is it all of a sudden ok to say something to a woman who's body is changing faster than she can keep up. Yes, it is all for the baby, and whatever has to happen to keep this baby healthy I am willing to endure, as I think most women are, but it doesn't change anything about our insecurities, our fears, and us trying to cope with our ever-changing, growing, expanding, bodies. If you can't say something extra sweet to a pregnant girl because you feel like you are lying then keep your mouth shut! I am SO afraid that I am going to let it all out on some semi-innocent person who makes the next unknowingly rude comment. Yesterday my neighbor lady that I get the mail for made the comment about me "really putting on a lot of weight" I am more worried right now about not gaining enough than gaining too much but my body is still changing like crazy! So first of all it makes me so mad because I honestly know on one hand it's not even true. On the other hand, what if I had already gained 30 pounds by now? Why would you say that to someone either way? I don't care how big I get, I NEVER want to hear any negative body perspective opinions from anyone unless I ask. If I am having a day where I do feel like I am getting "huge" and not feeling the pregnancy glow those comments hurt even worse! And HELLO!!! I'm only gonna get bigger, then what? I will probably quit coming out of the house and just sit on the couch and eat twinkies all day! (Not really, I hate twinkies) But come on! Why would you want to insult someone and bring them down so much during such a happy time in their lives? I just don't understand why all of a sudden, being pregnant, makes people think that they can say whatever they want about your body. UUUGGGHHH! Has anyone else experienced this?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

20 weeks and it's a BOY!



Baby's now the size of a cantaloupe!
Baby gulps down several ounces of amniotic fluid every day, both for nutrition and to practice swallowing and digesting. And, these days, those taste buds actually work! Studies show that after birth, babies respond best to tastes they've already had via amniotic fluid. Meaning, think about what you'd like your future child to eat as you prepare your own lunch.






Friday, April 1st was our appointment to find out if we were having a boy or girl. I am all about surprises but wanted to know now what we were going to have. I am all about planning too! I can't wait to start planning the nursery. I have already spent hours I am sure, staring at the sweet ultrasound pictures we got trying to figure out what he is going to look like. We did not tell any of our family when we would find out about the baby, we just told them it would be sometime in April. We knew they would never guess April 1st and we would totally be able to surprise each of them. After we left the doctors office we stopped at the grocery to grab some blue balloons and some candy bars (candy bars played the important role of holding the balloons down and of just being delicious!) We then were able to take the day surprising each of our parent's, my grandparents, and even Travis's sisters. It was so much fun when we walked in each time with a blue balloon. We also were able to enjoy the surprise of each one of them in person (except for my Dad, we had to do it over the phone!) It was such a wonderful day! We ended the night by having a few of our friends over to find out the news. After most had arrived we tied a blue ribbon on Paisley and let her run out with it on. Everyone was very excited for us! We had dinner and hung out with great friends the rest of the evening. Travis was even able to celebrate with the guys and some cigars out in the backyard around the fire pit. It was really the most wonderful day!

Please excuse the horrible quality of the photo. I took a picture of it with my phone. Isn't he cute though?!!