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Just about half way!

February 12, 2014 — Leave a comment

We are only 2 days away from being 20 weeks! Which means….we will be half way done!!!!

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Baby is growing quite nicely, and is almost the length of a banana!
He/she is also kicking like crazy. Mostly when Dave is talking or singing/playing guitar. :-)
Dave has also felt the baby kick lightly twice, and I felt it once from the outside. Can’t wait till baby gets even stronger and we can feel him/her all the time!
Crunchy becomes super protective over my belly in the early morning before we wake up. He likes to cuddle my belly. When I’m laying on my left side, he lies on my right side and purrs and purrs and purrs over the belly, wrapping his tail around it. It’s a sweet bonding moment for me. I think Crunchy is going to be so sweet to our baby. Luckily they make cat nets to go over cribs to prevent cats from accidentally suffocating babies when they are trying to cuddle with the baby. We will definitely need one of those! Crunchy is too sweet for his own good. :-)

A week from today, we get to find out the gender!!! We are so excited we can hardly stand it! As I said in my last post, I have felt like it was a boy from the beginning…..but who knows? :-)
I would love for it to be a boy, so that he can be the big brother and protector over our other future children. But I would also love for it to be a girl, so that I can watch her own Dave. Dave says if it is a girl, “Life as I know it will be over. She will have me wrapped around her finger.” Hahahahahaha
Either way, we are so excited!!! Next Tuesday can’t get here fast enough. I just can’t wait to see our little baby kicking and moving around again, and seeing the progress of the growth over the last several weeks since our last ultrasound!

With the excitement of being half way done, and the gender reveal next week, we went out and bought baby’s first outfit (from us at least. We’ve already gotten a few things from friend’s and family.) :-) Dave found them (it was a 2 pack) amongst all the cute baby clothes, and we knew it was the one. And bonus, they are onesies! The yellow one has thin yellow and white stripes, and 2 elephants cuddling. The white outfit has 2 elephants and a duck all holding tails…..SO adorable!!!!

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Can’t handle the cuteness. And I can’t believe our little baby will be inside of those outfits in only 4 1/2 months!!! I can’t wait to start getting more baby clothes and baby things!
I’ve decided I really love grays, pastel greens, and pastel yellows. I also love cute animals on baby things, like elephants, giraffes, and lions.:-)
Once we know what gender the baby is, it will be fun figuring out a baby “theme” and colors we really like the most. Such an exciting time!
Dave’s mom has already started talking baby shower ideas and registry, and it gets me so excited!!! So much fun. :-)

On another note, I’m feeling pretty great! I do get pretty bad heartburn at night, so TUMS has become my best friend. Work is getting pretty difficult being on my feet all day. My body becomes pretty achy by the end of my shifts. I also get out of breath easily climbing stairs. (We have 2 stair cases at work.)
I’m very thankful my morning sickness has been over for a few weeks now! That has been great! Also my energy levels are through the roof when I’m home. Most days lately I feel like superwoman. I’m not sure if this is part of the ‘nesting phase,’ but something about being home has been making me accomplish a billion things I want to get done. It’s hard to explain, but it feels great!
My severe cravings and appetite have calmed down, which is so wonderful. My appetite was insane, I was a bottomless pit. I remember one night waking up at 3 in the morning crying because I just wanted to eat and eat and eat. Crazy emotions haha!

I’ve been a crocheting machine lately. I am almost done working on one of my friend’s baby blankets. It makes me excited for when I can start on our baby’s blanket next week!!!

Boy or girl? What do you think? :-)

Well, after reading over my post to make sure I didn’t leave out anything, I have noticed that my theme word for this post has been “excited!” Hahaha
It’s one day closer to finding out if baby Herring is a boy or girl….and another day closer until we meet our sweet, amazing, adorable, miracle baby…..and you know what I am? EXCITED!!!

-Amanda

I have a playlist on iTunes that I’m completely digging. It’s 15 songs, 1hr long. It’s too bad I can’t share iTunes playlist, otherwise I’d just share it with you. But you should really check out these songs! They’re not all new or anything, but they’re all very well written, fun, and artistic. Here they are in no particular order.

1. Taro – Alt J

2. Old Pine – Ben Howard

3. Everything – Ben Howard

4. Lump Sum – Bon Iver

5. The Stable Song – Gregory Alan Isakov

6. Down in the Valley – Head and the Heart

7. Boy with a Coin – Iron and Wine

8. Naked as We Came – Iron and Wine

9. And if My Heart Should Somehow Stop – James Vincent McMorrow

10. We Don’t Eat – James Vincent McMorrow

11. Dirty Paws – Monsters and Men

12. Love Love Love – Monsters and Men

13. Featherstone – The Paper Kites

14. Bloom – The Paper Kites

15. Wrong Direction – Passenger

 

If you’re on Spotify, click here for the complete playlist. Enjoy.