Friday, September 30, 2011

Kicks, Pokes, and Shoves!

I really feel like my belly is now a war zone inside of me. Our little one and I are in a fight for space and comfort! It's not like I intentionally try to make the little one mad but I'm not always in a "pregnant" posture or stance. For instance, bending down to put on my shoes earns me a kick in the lower part of my stomach, laying on my side, that happens to be the side which we both are sharing, means that im in for a long night of shoves! Fernando gets a kick out of how active our baby is, we think its a boy because of all of this movement! Even though my baby belly is the one taking all of the beatings, it is just a constant reminder that our little one is getting big and stronger as each day goes by!

Monday, September 26, 2011

A New Country, Amazing Food!

Growing up with 3 sisters and 1 brother has always been such an amazing experience for me! Always having someone to play with, shop with, an older brother to look up to, and never having a dull moment are things that I have always cherished!

I always thought that learning to love my sisters boyfriends was a lot easier than learning to love my brothers girlfriend. However, I was wrong, my brothers girlfriend Nadja has stolen his heart and made all of our hearts a lot bigger with her in them now!

For the past 2 months my brother has been in Sweden, staying with Nadja and her family. Learning the different traditions, exploring the country, taking trips and best of all, eating the amazing food! While Nadja lived here for the past 2 years, our family has seen them be the amazing chefs that they are, and have happily been the taste testers!

Now this is how the Swedish eat, while we are thousands of miles away drooling over the beautiful pictures they send to share with us!

Fresh Bread!

Gorgeous Salad!

Pile of steak and potato gratin!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thinking Ahead of Time

The thought of having a girl or a boy is always on my mind. I know that most people have names picked out for either gender, already know what their nursery is going to look like, and basically have the whole thing planned out down to the very last detail. I am not really focusing on the names at this moment because I just end up getting worked up about the entire thing, and Fernando and I just start throwing out funny and awkward names to one another! I have been thinking about my nursery theme though, that is the one thing that I am for sure about so far!

I love how adorable owls are!! They just make me heart melt when I see the different types of designs that there are! I don't want any colors that are over powering but just cute and subtle!

If we have a girl, I want the colors to be a light pink or purple with grey incorporated into it! Something along the lines of this!

If we have a boy then of course I want either light green or blue with grey as well!

This pregnancy has been so amazing so far, I just am so excited because I know that it is going to continue to get so much better!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kick in the Butt!

Wow what a week that I have had! Let me just say people, when I decided to try out online classes this semester I thought it was going to be a piece of cake! Umm that is not the case! I feel like I am going crazy with the amount of reading that I am needing to do just to keep up, and I love reading!!! So hopefully I will get this school thing under control soon and actually get to enjoy my free time again!

Guess what?!?! I am now 4 months and 1 day pregnant with our beautiful, or handsome, little baby! I feel like the time has gone by fast, but no matter what week of my pregnancy I am in time goes by in slow motion! Oh well, I don't want to rush my pregnancy, I am already enjoying it so much and I am only in the beginning of my second trimester!

I went to the doctors on Monday for a routine check up and I was so excited to hear the heartbeat I didn't think my day could have gotten any better! But it did! When we were listening to the fast little flutter of our baby I was able to hear it moving around in me so fast! It made a little swoosh noise and thats all I needed, to know that our baby was right on track!

Less then a month away we will know what out little one is! I know that I am going to make time go by slow because of how often I think about 10/10/11! Will it be a boy, or a girl?!?!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mothers of Multiples!

Today was on the path of being another blah day and I was on auto-drive for the most part! When I least expected it, it turned out to be eye opening for me.

I was helping out a member with her account and she stated that she worked for a non-profit organization, so I asked her what is was all about. She works for Broomfields local mothers of multiples club! I thought wow, that is so neat! So I started talking about how I was pregnant with my first and how I was hoping for having multiples but was blessed this time around with a singleton. This woman was the mother of 11 month old triplets! Talk about being lucky!!

The organization has a sale twice a year that sells used baby goods, they try to help out mothers in all possible ways including monthly meeting/support groups! For the next sale, I plan on attending with our month old little bundle of joy next March! I know that this group is putting their used goods towards such a great cause because they are already a group of great mothers!

For this post I just wanted to recognize all of the mothers of multiples and just say that you are all troopers!!!

-As a side note,so are all the moms and dads out there!