Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hattley's Journey's official! It's a girl! We are naming her Hattley (Sage/Sloan/?) Bryant!!! I like Sage...Russ likes Sloan. So you are more than welcome to give your input at the end of the blog.

 I just knew we were gonna find out together with everyone at our gender reveal party but that didn't work out as planned since I am such an anxious goober and had to find out sooner than everyone else. I ended up finding out at work from the ultrasound tech one week early. That day I ate lunch with Russ and shared the exciting news. I bought a pink knit bunny ear hat and a pink singing sock monkey giraffe we call Maggi. We had an awesome gender reveal party with family and friends. It ended up also being a surprise 30th birthday for Russ!
Thanks to Shelby Ramsey for the decorations! We also had my favorite craving... a mashed potatoe bar. And Russ' fav...seafood gumbo!
The journal/fabric wall.
We have gotten in a routine of playing Maggie just about every night and read her pretty much the same books every night. She loves it as I feel her kick and settle down to get ready for bed. I started feeling her move at the end of 16 weeks. I really didn't think it was her but after 2 nights of eating pumpkin spice ice cream and feeling weird "gas type" feelings in my lower belly I thought it was her. Then at 19 weeks I found out that I have a posterior placenta, which means that I'll feel her sooner than other women feel their babies with an anterior placenta. So we had a great  Russ has started feeling her move over the past month. He loves it when she kicks back after he talks to her.

We started a couple of nursery being the shutter wall project that Russ wanted to kill me afterwards. But he has even admitted that he likes it a lot. I am in love with her room! At first I was so scared about having a girl because all I could think of was "pink, bratt, cheerleader, attitude, blah blah blah." But now I am absolutely thrilled it's a girl and I have actually grown somewhat fond of pink...which is my least favorite color...well it's between pink and purple as colors that used to make me wanna throw up for no reason. Anyway, I have embraced a more subtle/soft pink. I can not wait to put Hattley in soft pink smock dresses! Seriously!!!
Beginning the shutter wall!
All up and primed
Finished product...white, tan and vintage gold glaze
Then the light fixture project....before...old hen egg basket

 I can not wait to meet this little sweetheart. Russ is already being protective over this sweet girl. He keeps asking her to come out so we can see her...then I remind him she is not ready and I really don't want her visiting my work! We are getting excited about the holidays and I have enjoyed eating the goodies at work without feeling guilty this year like I have in the past. I have taken over all of Russ' large T-shirt bc they are so much more comfortable than my mediums. I've already gained 22 pounds at 25 weeks and I'm ok with that for now...hoping that number doesn't get too much higher. We ended up registering this was emotional and crazy! No one tells you how emotional you get when you become pregnant...or maybe I just didn't really listen when women told me that part and just thought they were cry babies? But...I am sooo stinking moody and sensitive...God Bless Russ for sticking with me after all of this.
At Babies R Us registering. Russ was such as sport!

 I am hoping that part will go away and so will the many pee breaks in the middle of the night. I would much rather be waking up to a crying hungry baby than me crying bc I got no sleep from peeing all night. Here are some of the most recent pics over the past 25 weeks. Enjoy!

10 weeks
15 weeks
20 weeks
25 weeks

1 comment:

  1. Morgan, I love your blog! This is such an exciting time! We are also 26ish weeks now and I have gained serious amounts of weight, eat everything in sight, and get really emotional (it is so embarrassing!)... So you are definitely not alone! We have our 28 week appt next Thursday- I'll send you the ultrasound pic of our little sweet girl- send me your most recent...?