January 29, 2009

21 Weeks

Baby boy now weighs about three-quarters of a pound and is approximately 10 1/2 inches long — the length of a carrot.

January 26, 2009

The Bedding is Here!

The bedding came in today and I LOVE it! The room will be done in blues, greens and browns. I didnt really want any animals or cars/trucks so I went for a neutral theme.

20 Week Belly Pics

January 24, 2009


Today me, Mom and Grandma Jane went to Bloomington shopping. I must say that "Baby Bill" will be one spoiled little boy. He already has a really good start on his closet. We hit the clearance racks for clothes for next winter and also bought a couple of newborn things. Then we stopped at Chili's to have a drink with Ryan, Milissa and Ashlyn. She had her 6 month pictures taken today! Hard to believe she's that old but she's getting so big and is always such a good girl.
I can't wait to get the bedding, which should be here Monday. I'll be sure to post pictures when it gets here. Also need to take a 20 Week picture, but since no one but Boo is home and he doesn't have opposeable thumbs I guess it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Here is a picture of the dresser/changer. We never got a picture once it came in.

January 21, 2009

It's A BOY!

So before anyone even asks Dustin wants to keep the name a secret and since we didnt have a boy name picked out it will be a surprise. Dustin was extremely happy as you can imagine. I'm still waiting for the shock to wear off, I was so sure it was a girl. But we're really excited and now we can start decorating and picking things out. I think this is where the fun will really begin!

He's spread eagle...kinda hard to miss!

Ummm.... yeah pretty sure its a boy. You can see his legs going out from either direction and his little wee-wee right in the middle.

It was cool because we could see his mouth moving.

CrAzY Dreams

Last night I didn't sleep very well because I was so excited about today. But I do remember a crazy dream that I had last night.

Dustin and I went for the sonogram and as soon as we got in there someone called Dustin from the shop so he was in the corner on the phone the whole time. When the lady started the sonogram she could tell right away that it was a girl. She asked me if I wanted to hold it, and I said sure. So she pulled the baby out with the cord still attached and everything. It was full grown and I held it for a while then somehow she put it back in and off we went. Dustin didn't even notice that the baby was out. Too weird!

January 20, 2009

Dustin Has a Lot to Learn

So I'm still trying to convince Dustin that he does not need to mount a flat screen TV in the baby's room for HIS viewing pleasure.


This morning Dustin was in the kitchen as serious as can be.

He says "you know, I really should put a fan in that room"

I said "a fan?"

"Yeah, I think I should put an exhaust fan in there because I don't want that room and the whole house to smell like dirty diapers."

"Ummmm. No."

January 16, 2009

Wednesday is the BIG day!!!

I called Dr Austman's office this morning to ask them if they could go ahead and make my Ultrasound appointment today. So we'll being going Wednesday afternoon!!! We needed to know when the appt was ahead of time so Dustin would know if he could go to a training class in St. Louis next week. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! If for some reason baby doesn't cooperate we'll have to maybe go to Bloomington and pay to have one -- I really can't wait anymore.

January 15, 2009

19 Weeks

Almost halfway there! Here is a picture to give you an idea of how big the baby is this week. It is 6 inches from head to rump and weighs about 8.5 oz.

January 14, 2009

Movement for Dustin

I've been feeling the baby move for the last couple of weeks and it seems like whenever he/she is fully awake Dustin isn't around to try and feel it. I wasn't even sure if it could be felt from the outside. But last night Dustin was finally patient enough to sit and wait. After about 10 minutes we finally had some movement so he got to feel it several times. Of course Dustin seems to think that what he was feeling was a little boy's "peter." Hmmm we'll find out next week who is right.

January 12, 2009

Baby's room is now under construction

Boo wasn't too thrilled with the crib, I think he'll keep on sleeping with us.

On Sunday Mom, Dad and RJ all came over to help us move some furniture and get the baby's room cleaned out.
Here is the corner bookcase I like the furniture but it came in a little darker than I expected. The dresser we got was the wrong one so we'll have to wait until the middle of this week to pick the new one up.

Taylor put the bouncey seat together last night and of course everything has to be Boo tested.

It didnt take long before Dad was snoring on the couch. I think it was a combo of the moving in cold weather and the Busch Light.

Bob's 50th Birthday Party

Saturday night we went to Alexander's for Bob's 50th Birthday.
I think we wore Ashlyn out! Rachel & Matt Jr 29 Weeks - Me 18 Weeks

Taylor and her little twin

January 8, 2009

Holy Cow! Belly Pictures

Wow! Where did that come from?!?! Some times when I walk by a mirror and catch a glimpse of it I can't believe thats really my tummy.
18 Weeks According to my little calendar from Grandma Jane baby is about 8 inches from head to toe and weighs about 7 ounces.

Weight gain so far: 0 Pounds... but for how long?


I was cleaning out the closet in the spare bedroom last night when I came across my old blankie! My Great-Grandma Righter made this for me when I was a baby - obviously it has suffered some wear and tear. Mom thinks that a Mrs Metz made me the other one to replace mine when it started getting so bad she thought I might strangle myself... but it was never used. So now I'll be able to give the new one to our baby. But Dustin just wrinkled his nose and said it looks "girly"

January 6, 2009

Snuggle Bug

I couldn't resist last night when Boo was all snuggled up with Dustin. He loves to cuddle!

January 2, 2009

Bruce & Teri Tie the Knot

Bruce and Teri got married New Year's Eve after they got engaged on Christmas Eve. Here are some of the pictures from the wedding.
Mom getting the party started!