Friday, November 18, 2011

Cody & I as babies!

I was just looking through pictures of Cody & I as babies and it got me really excited. Especially the pictures of Cody because MAN oh MAN was he adorable! Talk about a super chunkster. I love trying to guess what our little guy is going to look like. It's crazy to think that right now his tiny facial features are fully developed and in the right spots. He no longer looks like a sea monkey with big beady black dots on the sides of his head in place of eyes (although I loved him just the same). He looks like a miniature person. Hopefully a mini-version of my handsome Cody.
Even though I can feel him wiggling and kicking me all the time, it's hard for it to register in my brain that I have a real baby in there. MY baby. Mine and Cody's baby! It blows my mind. I can't even handle how cool that is. I know people have been making babies since forever, but when I'm finally the one growing life inside of my body, I feel like I'm going through something magical and divine. I don't know what I'm going to do when I actually get to hold him. My head is likely to explode like a fembot exposed to Austin Powers' mojo.

Monday, November 14, 2011

22 weeks!

Hey little sugar! Or should I say big sugar? You are finally a whole pound! I feel like my belly is getting bigger and bigger everyday, which is great because that means you are too. You are still having dance parties in my tummy every morning and night and your kicks are more frequent and noticeable than when they first started. Only one more week until I get to go to the doctor again to see how much you've grown with an ultrasound! Can't wait can't wait! Here are some pictures of how much you have been making my tummy stick out:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Dear baby,
All of the books I've been reading me have been telling me I should be feeling little baby kicks by week twenty. Only a baby with Cody Hough for a daddy would be perfectly organized even in utero. On the very morning you turned twenty weeks, you decided to give me a little nudge. At first I thought it might have been just bubbles, so I pressed my hand on the area I had been feeling you nudge. That must have made you happy (or squished and annoyed) because you gave me a real good kick right on the palm of my hand. It was so amazing. I felt like it was your way of saying "Hi mom! Here I am!" Ever since then, you have been letting me know you're in there a lot. You're always wiggling around and kicking. Especially in the morning or at night before I go to sleep. I love it so much. When your daddy is gone it's easy for me to distract myself from missing him during the day, but when I fall asleep alone at night and wake up to no one in the morning I can't help but feel a little lonely. Now that I have you summersaulting in my tummy in the morning and evening, I'm reminded that I'm not alone at all. I've got my little buddy right with me all the time, napping or wiggling or listening to me talk or sing in the car. So thanks for letting me know.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chevron Curtains!

I have completed one chevron curtain & it's looking pretty sweet if I do say so myself. Thankgoodness, because that was a lot of measuring and taping. My legs were SO sore the next day! I was holding a squat for AT LEAST an hour. Youch. Here's my masterpiece and the process of it's creation:

Step one: Measure, measure, measure, tape, tape, tape!

Step two: Break out the sponge & paint!

Sponge, sponge, sponge, sponge, SPONGE, SPONGE, pass out, come to, sponge, sponge, SPONGE!

I'm done? I'M DOOONNEEE!!

What a delightful payoff! (p.s. this is in my living room. Baby room has yet to be painted.)

I realize the bottom is a little spongey. I would fix it, but once it's hanging in the baby room, I don't think that part will look so blotchy because the window isn't full length like this one. No light will be shining through there and showcasing where I got lazy.