Wednesday, November 24, 2010

18 weeks and a new kitchen!

Sorry I've been so busy trying to get ready for Thanksgiving that I didn't get my kitchen pics up sooner. We've been slowly moving things over to the new kitchen and LOVE it. The stove is so fun to cook on and it's so nice to be able to talk to people instead of being stuck off by myself in our old cramped kitchen.

Old kitchen - and yes, that's where the dogs like to be when I'm cooking

Old pantry - I am SO happy to have room to store our food now!

Annnnd the New Kitchen!!!

:-) We love it!

And of course, the belly shot, because i know you all are just dying to see it :-p

Baby has been moving around a lot this week - I started feeling it last week but wasn't entirely sure that's what it was. Now a few times a day when I'm sitting or laying down it will start wiggling around like crazy! I love it! Now I'm eager for Jeremy to be able to feel it too, it's so cool I want to share.
We go in this afternoon for the big ultrasound and baby BETTER cooperate and show us what it is! I'll keep you all posted!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Little Pony

When I "came out" at work at 12 weeks, I decided not to mention anything to the students, and to just wait until they noticed and asked me. They're pretty oblivious as a rule, so I figured it would be awhile, but apparently I accidentally outed myself this week when a student thought I was referring to my belly as "My Little Pony"!
I was helping rotate the fourth graders through the hall, and in order to remember who was supposed to go where, the specials teachers and I use the acronym "My Little Pony" to remember - Music, Library, PE. I was explaining this to a student when I heard a gasp and frantic whispering and shrieking from the end of the line. Being the responsible educator I am, I hurried to hush the little buggers up, only to be asked "Are you having a baby?!?!?!". Confused because this was so sudden, I said "Yes, yes I am." One of the little girls said "Why do you call it a pony?!" I was sooo confused. Apparently I had been pulling the pregnant-lady-unconscious-belly-rub when I said "My Little Pony" and the girl thought I was referring to a baby! So now, of course, the baby has a new nickname until we figure out it's real name!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

16 weeks and 27 years

Yikes! Turning 27 today is making me feel ollld! I always imagined myself onto my second kid by now, but at the same time I don't feel like any other time would be as perfect as now to start a family. Jeremy took me out to my favorite - The Melting Pot - last night to celebrate and it was, as usual, delicious. Burgers for lunch and then tonight a bunch of family is getting together at the Inn for biscuits and gravy with fried eggs . . . mmmmmmmm! Yes, yes, my birthday is pretty much focused solely upon eating, but in baby's defense - this has pretty much been the case every year, pregnant or not.
It's also Baby Grolnar's birthday, he is turning the big 1-6 (weeks, that is). This means he is the size of an avocado all curled up, but if he stretched out and you made him stand up he'd be around 7 inches tall. I'm supposed to be able to start feeling the kicks and acrobatics anywhere from now to 20 weeks. One of my books said first-time moms are more likely to feel them closer to 20 weeks, but another said slender moms usually feel them sooner, so we will see. I can't wait!
This week has also seen huge leaps in our kitchen construction project. We are having an entirely new kitchen built in what used to be the dining room and all that's left to do is finish some wiring and tiling the counters! Mom and Dad are amazing at tiling, and this week they are going to try and knock it out before Mom leaves for London. We got the tiles in yesterday and they are gorgeous. I can't wait to post pictures of the finished product!