Monday, April 30, 2012

Hair and clutter

Saturday at school I got this super cute 8th grade girl who came in to get an updo for some huge dance that night. Well, long story short, she decided to get highlights too (without her dad's permission), but her friend's mom said it was ok. She was SO fun though. After I finished her hair, she just kept talking about how much she loved her hair. She literally looked in the mirror for about ten minutes. And THAT my friends is why I love doing hair. You get to help people feel good about themselves, (even though she was in 8th grade and I HIGHLY disagree with coloring/bleaching hair at that age!) it's still nice to see immediate results from your work and have people love it.


Jenna and Jason brought over some goodies yesterday. I will say, it's convenient to have a niece who is older than Colbi and a mom who is a stylish shopper because we end up with this:

(Ignore the lab laying on the floor, ha!).We got a TON of clothes, shoes, leggings, you name it. They also brought over the pack 'n play! Yay!! But it's all hanging out in the living room because.......

Dave painted the nursery this weekend. It's going to look adorable. I'm so excited. Hopefully he will finish it all tonight while I'm at work because our hallway looks like this:

Hey, it's a process! I'm ok with it. :)

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Colbi's picture

Today was the best day. We went in this morning for our 3D sonogram and got to see Colbi's sweet face. I can't begin to describe how wonderful it was to get to see her. I'm so glad we did it. 

The tech said she was perfect! She measured my previa too and said it was positioned exactly where it should be. Colbi is head down, which is good, even though it could change I guess. Heartrate was 138bpm so all in all, she is doing just wonderful!

It makes my heart happy to watch the DVD and see her picture. We were already discussing that Colbi has Dave's nose. And the tech said she has beautiful lips :) I'm just over the moon. Seeing your baby makes it real. And now, I can put a face to all those kicks I've been feeling. Ha!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

28 weeks, third trimester. Omg y'all, we're going to be PARENTS! It's so surreal. I want the next twelve weeks to go by fast, but slow. Know what I mean?

Colbi is about 2.5lbs and just a little mover. She either loved the Ranger game or hated it because she was flipping the entire game. It's still weird to watch my belly and see it moving around like that.

Still no real cravings, although, I have eaten jalapeƱos several times this week. That's a little out of the norm for me.

I've done pretty well in the weight department. Honestly, I'm tired of worrying about it. I've just excepted the fact that I'm one of the women who gains more weight while pregnant. Ey, whatever.

I'm in mostly maternity. I can wear regular tops still. That's nice.

I'm sleeping pretty good. Mainly, I'm just trying to get thru the next two weeks and be DONE with school! Oh, geez. It can't come quick enough.

Best moment this week? Probably registering for Colbi. It was fun and since all the Pecor women went, it was special. Overwhelming, but I'm hoping I got all the big stuff. I'm pretty sure I did.

We're hoping to paint the nursery this weekend, I still need to go match colors though. 3D sono is Saturday! Woohoo! Happy Thursday y'all!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Weekend recap

This weekend was busy to say the least. Sunday I woke up feeling not great, so I stayed in bed till about noon and then got ready to go register for this baby!

There is so much to think about when registering for baby stuff. I finally found a stroller I like, I was looking for something neutral, even though Colbi is a girl. I wanted all the "big" stuff to be neutral in case we do decide for another one. A big thanks to my mom, Jenna, and Leslie for coming with me! Avery even came along and did great! She's such a cutie.

Monday, after a long morning of doing hair, Mom came to get me for a little retail therapy before the Ranger game.

Pudge retired and it was pretty cool to watch the ceremony. I remember watching him play at the old stadium. Ah, memories.

Even though we lost to the Yankees (blah!), we had a great time. The weather was beautiful!

I'm gearing up for this week, it'll be another busy one! We have our 3D sonogram this Saturday and I'm so stoked. Can't wait to see what she looks like! :)

Oh, and I did register for Childbirth classes and the hospital tour. I'm excited and a little nervous at the same time. Here's hoping it eases some fears without adding more. Ha!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A prayer request

This is Sophia Giana Doyle. She was born 1lb. 7oz. Isn't she beautiful?

Please say a prayer for her. She was born 13 weeks early. I couldn't imagine having Colbi right now and what Sophia's mom must be feeling.

Thank you.....

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27 weeks

I'm on a "wavy" hair kick lately. I'm trying to grow it out some. Looks like I'm ready for the beach huh?!

I can't believe we're only a week away from the third trimester. With every week that passes, I keep thinking, that's one week closer if I were to go into labor now. Is that normal? We have some friends who went into labor last week and were as far along as we are. It's scary. I try not to think about it.

Baby is as big as a head of cauliflower. That sounded small to me until I saw the picture. Ha!

This week will be busy for us. I'm working Saturday night so we can go the Ranger game Monday. I'll be pooped by Sunday. It'll be worth it though.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Just some random thoughts without pictures

  1. I'm so incredibly glad the Rangers are back. Seeing Napoli and my new favorite, Gentry, just make me smile. And, we get to go to the game Monday night against the Yankees. Score.
  2. I only have 20 more days of school left. THANK YOU LORD. I actually made it thru and will soon be licensed. Seems like it wasn't going to come. I hope the next four weeks go very quickly.
  3. I've said this many times but, my daughter is a mover. I fear as though it will continue after she is born. HA! Whatever she will be, I will love her. I'm falling more and more in love with her with every kick.
  4. We put the crib and changing table together this past weekend. It's slowly coming together. I think we will try and paint next weekend.
  5. I'm thankful for my nicely, pedicured feet. Even if the lady did mess up the baseball I had her decorate my toe with, I still appreciate pretty groomed feet. Nothing like having someone rub your feet to make you feel relaxed. Plus, it's flip flop season y'all!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

26 weeks

26 weeks. 14 till little one comes, 4 weeks until I'm done with school. Woohoo!!!!!

I'm feeling good. I say that every week but it's true. I have some mild swelling, my energy is up, and I'm sleeping ok (besides some leg cramps and an annoying pain in my foot that wakes me up. Oh, and potty trips). Maybe I don't sleep very well. Lol.

I've gained 28 lbs so far according to my doctors appt Monday. I'm definitely keeping an eye on that.

This girl is moving all. the. time. Early in the morning, late at night, and typically after I eat.

No cravings at all. Still on some what of a sandwich kick though. I have been able to drink coffee again, just one cup though :)

Baby is the size of a cucumber, a little over two pounds.

Little Petty's name? Colbi Morgan Petty

I feel good to have finally settled in a name! Let the monogramming begin :) Wait.......I guess I need to spend sometime with my Mom learning how. Ha!
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Saturday, April 7, 2012

25 weeks/3 days

I'm 25 weeks and three days. It's a flyin' by! I scored some awesome maternity stuff yesterday, which is always a self-esteem booster. :)

Baby Petty is about a pound and a half and is the size of an eggplant.

She's a mover too! She has a sleep schedule and if she stays true to that, she'll be an early riser like her mother. Yikes.

I've gained about another 3 lbs, so I'm at 29 so far.

We have a name people! I'll share shortly.

I've had a ton of Subway this week. Sandwiches are popular with me this week for some reason.

I had to reschedule my doctors appointment Tuesday due to a few tornados in the area, you know, no big deal. But, I'm excited to go and hear about progress.

We had a great night last night for a "last" girls night with my friend who is getting married in May. I have known her for 25 years! That just sounds crazy to me. I just went to dinner and the rest of the girls went out after. I was a little sad I couldn't join, but I WILL NOT be the pregnant girl at the bar. Ha!! I didn't even get a picture :( boo.
Hope y'all have a great weekend!
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Monday, April 2, 2012

Canton trip, thoughts on motherhood, and dog drama

Ok. So I know I promised a regular "non-pregnancy" post, but let's be honest, when you're pregnant there really isn't anything else to talk about. I've said this about a zillion times but between work, school, and being pregnant, I don't do much. We had a great weekend though!

Mom and I went to Canton (which I still can't believe some people haven't ever been to!) on Friday. The weather was good, we walked a lot, and found some awesome stuff!

I got this window frame for her nursery above (already painted pink, score!).

lace leggings, lace leg warmers, and lace onesie.......(I have plans for the lace onesie :)
Mom got Dave his first official camo baby outfit. Isn't it adorable?!
I scored some 3 and 6 month jeans from Target for $2.50 each.
And, we went bow happy. Her bow collection is off to a great start.
I have already started stocking up on diapers and wipes. I know some people think it's stupid, but whatever. I don't really care. I'm keeping all receipts (they're from Wal-Mart, you can return anything) but I'm a planner. It makes me feel better to start stocking up rather than not.

Let me be honest for a few. I wasn't exactly excited about having a girl. I have my own fears about motherhood and the thought of having a girl really scared me and worried me. I worry that I'm not going to be the mom she needs..........I worry about raising a daughter who is kind hearted, polite, yet independent and confident. I want to raise a women who understands that confidence doesn't come from material possessions or men. Confidence comes from self-worth. I want her to know her value. I want her to understand that men who do not respect her do not deserve her time. That respect is earned from men and women, and you do not have to have an ugly heart to earn respect. I want her to be kind to people. I DO NOT want my daughter to be a mean girl. I always want her to be able to talk to me about anything and everything without feeling judged or scared. I want to be her mother, not her best friend, but for her to know I will always listen, always try to help, and always love her. I want her to want to spend time with me. I want her to see that respecting and loving her dad is so very important to me. I want her to know that her dad and I love each other, put each other first, and show affection in front of her so she knows what true love is. I want her to love her dad. I want her to put him on a pedistool so no other guy in her life will be good enough. I want her to love God and appreciate all the blessings in our lives. I want her to know Jesus and the love he has for her......that he died on the cross for her and the sins of the world. I want her to know that she is one of a kind, that God made her just the way she is. Special. Unique. And irreplaceable.

I don't know why I thought having a boy would be any easier. I know it's not.........I was really excited about the thought of having a boy to bring into the family. But.........the longer I have been pregnant......the more and more thankful and excited I am about having a daughter. And, buying girl stuff is just too. much. fun.


Last but not least, we are having a field day with C'Mere.
We have put up an electric fence, replaced so many fence panels he has chewed, cemented under the gates, you name it, we've done it! And, he just keeps escaping and ruining our backyard! We have literally gotten to the point we are thinking about giving him away. I just can't deal with it anymore. He got out three times on Friday and lucky for us, we have nice neighbors who keep bringing him back. If ANYONE has ANY ideas that may help, we are taking all suggestions!

Or, if anyone wants a yellow lab, let me know. Just kidding. That is a last resort.......that we may be getting more and more close to if we don't figure something out. He is going to become a permanent outside dog once the baby comes, so we need to find something that will work.