Tuesday, May 29, 2012

18 Weeks

So excited to have spent the weekend with Andrew & Liza! Our brother and sister-in-law live in Stillwater, Oklahoma and so seeing each other does not come often...but when it does we have a blast.  It was their first time seeing mama Meg and the growing bump and we of course spent some time talking about their future niece or nephew (Andrew thinks nephew, Liza thinks niece).  Baby Fusco received THE softest swaddling blanket ever from his aunt and uncle as well as a pair of football socks for their nephew or pink socks with bows for their niece.

Andrew and Tom picnicking at Piedmont Park

Family pic...

Aunt Liza

Uncle Andrew

We had some fun with our waitress at One Midtown Kitchen (which is a fabulous place to eat by the way). She was asking about Baby Fusco and what gender we thought he or she would be.  So with our delicious Marscapone dessert she placed a pink and blue candle beside it and said whichever color went out first, that would be the gender.  Well, we blew the candles with eyes closed and look what happened...
does this mean it will be a boy?!?
One more family pic to share and then on to week 18...

How far along? 18 Weeks, 2 Days
Maternity clothes? bring it on...spent way too long trying on pre-pregnancy shirts and pants this week...everything that doesn't fit is now boxed up and my closet shrank by about 80% :(
Stretch marks? Nope...belly butter is being used now...and smells so good!
Sleep? I am out cold at night and during my after work naps
Miss Anything? drinking wine with family and friends
Movement? pretty sure I may have felt something Friday night...twice!...it kinda felt like bubbles hitting the inside of my belly as if bubbles under water were hitting you
Food cravings? back to good ole' cheese and crackers...sharp cheddar of course :)
Anything making you queasy or sick? doing a lot better here
Have you started to show yet? oh yeah
Gender prediction? I don't know if I can believe the candle or not...still torn
Belly Button in or out? In...but getting awfully flat and sore
Wedding rings on or off? On
Looking forward to? confirming that those bubbles were really the baby moving...do it again baby!
Favorite moment this week? seeing Andrew & Liza! 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

17 Weeks

What a great weekend! We had a surprise baby shower given by Megan's grad school friends in Athens.  It was so sweet...we were invited to a cookout with all the friends' spouses and children.  After being their for a while, I went up to sift through Christy's maternity clothes and when we came back down the stairs...surprise!
Grad school friends with their precious little ones...Julie with Camden, Mama Meg, Christy with little Drew in front, Julia with Grace, and Jennifer with Harper & Erin and her 3rd is on the way...due 3 days after me

Such sweet gifts we received... 

Lullaby Playard...it vibrates for baby and plays music!

Cute outfit with what we were told was the best receiving blanket out there

No nasal bulb for baby Fusco...we've got the battery operated one

Links for stroller, bouncer, or whatever so baby Fusco can reach its toys

Go DAWGS!!  Baby Fusco will be ready for gameday!

BOB accessory to hook on the diaper bag
And now for week 17...

How far along? 17 Weeks, 2 Days
Maternity clothes? pants are still buttoning and I love dresses now
Stretch marks? Nope...belly butter is being used now...and smells so good!
Sleep? sleeping good with my body pillow
Miss Anything? beer...cookouts just aren't the same without it
Movement? still nothing...please hurry and move...the books say by week 19
Food cravings? chips and salsa, fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick? red meat
Have you started to show yet? more and more...especially in my work clothes
Gender prediction? I have now had one dream about a baby girl...in which we came home from the hospital and I forgot to feed (yikes) and then one dream about a baby boy...50/50
Belly Button in or out? In...but getting awfully flat
Wedding rings on or off? On
Looking forward to? feeling baby move and finding out boy or girl...June 9th!
Favorite moment this week? being surprised by such sweet friends 

Sunday, May 13, 2012

16 Weeks...Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day and Mothers-to-be Day

Celebrating my 1st Mother's Day, I woke up to a new body pillow to snuggle with at night (my back is now beginning to hurt when lying on my side) and a delicious breakfast from my wonderful hubby!  Then, I walked outside so this...
a BOB stroller!
I'm super excited!  It had the sweetest note saying the Baby Fusco can't wait for me to take him/her on a run :)

Big brother Harper dressed up for Mother's Day
We spent yesterday at Suwanee Town Center at their "Woofstock".  Harper was super excited and a little out of control...I don't believe he had ever been around so many other dogs. 

We met lots of other Bulldogs

Tom, Harper & Mom

I was also able to spend the day with my mom for a girl's day for Mother's Day.  We were able to talk about nursery ideas, baby names, and what the baby will call her!
Happy Mother's Day Mom

and now for week 16...

How far along? 16 Weeks, 2 Days
Maternity clothes? Still buttoning most of my pants, but shirts...
Stretch marks? No...but I need to look into getting some belly butter
Sleep? sleeping good...still no baby dreams
Miss Anything? deli meats...I could totally go for a huge turkey sandwich
Movement? Not yet...we put a light up to my belly to see if baby would move but no such luck
Food cravings? this Georgia girl is craving cheese grits...yum
Anything making you queasy or sick? red meat
Have you started to show yet? chubby, chubby
Gender prediction? 4 more weeks before we get to find out...gender reveal party!
Belly Button in or out? In...but getting awfully flat
Wedding rings on or off? On
Looking forward to? feeling baby move
Nursery Plans? gray and white stripes
16 Week Appt: 148 bmp for baby's heartbeat, mommy gained 2 more pounds

Sunday, May 6, 2012

15 Weeks

So the bump really became official this week.  Last Sunday evening we noticed the belly was becoming more prominent and when it came time to get ready for work on Monday morning...finding clothes to fit became a bit difficult.  I'm an official wearer of the bella band now!

We celebrated Grandmother's 80th birthday today at Uncle Ray's home, Grand Oaks.  It was good to be able to see everyone as we spread the news of little baby Fusco's arrival!

Baby Fusco also attended his 1st Phillies v Braves baseball game at Turner field Wednesday night.  Although Daddy was cheering for the Phillies, Mommy and baby Fusco helped cheer the Braves to a win in extra inning!  The question is...will baby Fusco be a Braves (yay!) or Phillies fan?

And now for 15 weeks...

How far along? 15 Weeks, 2 Days
Maternity clothes? Still in my pre-pregnancy clothes...now just with the bella band.  Also wearing lots of dresses on the weekends
Stretch marks? No...but my belly is itching like it houses an ant farm!
Sleep? yes please...I love afternoon naps...getting difficult to sleep on my belly though :(
Have you told family and friends? YES!
Miss Anything? wine again, and iced coffee with all this heat we're having in Georgia
Movement? Not yet but can't wait until I do
Food cravings? ice cream...I'm reluctant to say but Kroger was having a great Mayfield sale this past week and I ended up bringing 4 cartons home...oops
Anything making you queasy or sick? red meat..even the commercials make me snarl
Have you started to show yet? definitely more this week
Gender prediction? just a healthy, happy baby...if Tom had to choose he would say boy
Belly Button in or out? In...but getting awfully flat
Wedding rings on or off? On
Looking forward to? finally having a baby dream
Nursery Plans? we're thinking gray and white stripes for now