"Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet."



Saturday, February 5, 2011

Weeks 16, 17 and 18

Being snowed in a week, you would have thought I would have blogged by now!

Don't forget to take the gender poll to the right!!

Today we are 18 weeks and 3 days! Time really is flying by! I'm finally starting to stress about the nursery, getting things cleaned out and just realizing we are going to have a baby in five months! However, we really aren't looking at furniture, paint, bedding, etc until we know the gender of Baby Leighow...we have looked a little but looking at everything without being able to narrow it down is a bit overwhelming for me. And those of you who know me, know that I am a planner so not being able to plan is pretty excruiating for me! LOL!

I've had some people requesting updates on some things...
I truly am an odd eater! I eat grape jelly in my mexican rice, drink skim milk with all meals at home, mix corn with cottage cheese, etc, so cravings for me have always been there since before I was with child! LOL! I was craving shrimp cocktail the other day so I bought a frozen package and ate almost all of it in one sitting and as I'm sitting here typing this, I realized I was craving shrimp scampi and popcorn shrimp the past few days so hubby took me to Red Lobster last night....hmmmm...maybe this shrimp obsession IS a craving!!!

Baby L and I are both doing well. I still haven't felt the baby move yet so we are anxiously awaiting that moment! We have a doctor's appointment Thursday for second trimester testing to make sure the baby is healthy. Please say a prayer that all turns out positive! Sleep has become spontaneous...I crash at night however, usually wake up in the middle of the night and lay there for a while before sleep surrounds me again! I get up so many times to go to the restroom throughout the night that Chloe won't even sleep with us anymore...she sleeps on the couch in the living room! She's a tad put out with me! LOL!

Carey has been reading to the baby almost every night! This is the book we read to him/her!
It is one of the most incredible things to witness watching my hubby lay his head on my growing tummy and just talk to the baby! I can see his love for this baby just growing by leaps and bounds!

Here are pics of the last three weeks....

Week 16

Week 17

Week 18
My parents have gone above and beyond to help us throughout this pregnancy... cooking healthy meals for us, taking us out to dinner, helping put up and take down Christmas decorations, buying some maternity clothes and items for me and goodies for the baby, and many other things that we will never be able to thank them for! We are eternally grateful!! We love you!!

God Bless You!


Anonymous said...

Awwww Ash and C....Daddy and I love being a part of your fam's new baby journey! It'll be sooo much fun helping do the nursery when we find out the gender!! Love you 3!!

Rossetter Twins said...

You look beautiful Mama! Sounds like that sweet baby is in a good food coma from all of those wonderful meals. I'm sure when he wakes up he'll start moving for you:)

Can't wait to hear if you're having a boy or girl and then let the shopping begin! Especially if it's a girl, watch out! Some days it seems that the pregnancy goes so slow but enjoy every minute and we will keep you all in our prayers!