Monday, July 9, 2012

Like giddy school-children...

It's been a couple weeks since I last updated, and wow, things have changed!
You saw that we picked out paint for the nursery, right? Well, Brent has out-done himself and painted, found nursery furniture, and organized/set-up the room! It's so fun, and we love to peek in there on occasion.
The furniture is from an ad on Craigslist. It is absolutely beautiful, minimally used, and perfect for our picky taste!
We have our stroller travel system picked out (again, Brent is my super-hero and researched tons of them), and a few knick-knacks to place in the baby room. When we finish it, I will be SURE to post pictures.

My body is continuing to change, and I still feel like I've gained 10-20 lbs. But at our last appointment with the doctor, I was only up 3! YES!!! I have the slightest baby bump, and even though it looks like I ate a big dinner still, I know what it really is- a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I bought this prenatal exercise DVD from Amazon and fell in love with it. It has 3 parts, 1 full-workout for each trimester. It uses a resistance band, which I've never worked with before. First time I did the whole 1-hour, I was SO sore. Yikes! I am slowly building my motivation and energy back up, so perhaps I can do this workout more than once a week...

You may be interested in seeing some pictures, yes? Here you go! This is a picture of me taken in the nursery (sneak-peek). See the baby? We are at 19 weeks today.

I've kept the best for last.
Many of you know already, but let me tell the story in a more detailed version.
We had our gender ultrasound this morning! We were very excited (I was nervous as well...for some reason). The moment we saw our tiny babe on the screen, it was love all over again! It grew so much since the last time we saw it- 8 weeks ago! The baby was sitting pretty, with the legs drawn up to the belly (truly, the poor thing looked quite cramped). And the movement!!!! WOW! Active, this one is. VERY. It was such a sweet thing to watch the legs and hands moving/waving. Baby didn't like getting poked and prodded by the ultrasound wand!
Since this was the anatomy scan, they measured everything (heart, brain, kidneys, legs, etc). Everything checked out wonderfully.

We had brought a little card and envelope with us so they could write the gender inside of it, without telling us. We would look at the card later where we could celebrate over coffee :)

The appointment ended, and we left with a well-sealed envelope which contained a juicy secret, and a few pictures of baby T.

We made our way to Barnes and Noble and sat with our Starbucks in the Children's center. The moment of truth had arrived! I was so nervous and super excited! I had a 98% certainty that it was a boy. Since we found out I was pregnant I had that feeling...

This is the results (again taken in our nursery when we got home).


We love our little daughter. So very much. 
However, with the news of having a girl, trepidation set in. Girls are so vulnerable, emotional, and must be handled like precious jewels (with a side of "we must be firm"). How scary. 
On the opposite note, it will be pure joy to welcome into our home everything that comes with little
-and oh-so-fun wardrobe choices!!!

Good thing I've kept this in our "for baby" box in her room:

How adorable is this sleeper? I saw it at Babies-R-Us and couldn't resist. It is so much cuter in person. 

Update on my pregnancy:

Best thing about being pregnant? Being able to see growth (of the baby, that is). Also...dun dun DUN...I feel her moving! She likes to occasionally do a few "tap taps", but there isn't consistent movements at this point. 

Worst thing? Being unable to fit well and comfortably in my cute clothes. I'm a horrible shopper when it comes to clothes for myself. I'm picky and despise ringing up a hefty bill. I love shopping though, don't get me wrong. I need to just pick day and just DO IT!!! Comfy and not-constricting clothes would be so nice...

Cravings? Still love fruit. Adore it. Also, pad Thai. Not kidding about that, I've been wanting it for so long that I caved and made it for dinner tonight. A weird desire I've had is peanut butter and noodles. Together. WHAT??? Don't worry, I've abstained since pasta is not something I want on one of my main food groups, haha! Wait...excuse me. I had peanut butter in my pad Thai. Woops. This was a craving day I guess. :)

Baby Bump? A little one!

Movements? Yes! Just started in the last two weeks. Bumps and tap-taps on occasion. It will be so weird when it is more defined and consistent (it's strange enough already). 

Boy or Girl? Girl!

What do you miss? Cocktails or blue moon. Sigh. I also still miss the motivation and results I had from working out before pregnancy. It will be SO GOOD to get back in the groove after little girlie is born!

Well. That's it for now from the Texas Turpin house-hold!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Jessie and Brent for all the wonderful posts! I sure enjoy reading them and seeing the pictures. I'm so glad that you're doing this for all of us SOOOOO far away! I miss being there to see you "grow" and experience this wonderful, blessed time in your lives! It is one of the greatest gift of God to be a parent- a mother- and another is being a "grandmother"! Isn't it fun to feel your daughter's movements inside of you? I loved that. It's fun being able to relate to your experiences. I used to read and talk and pray to each of you before you were born, too. What a joy! You both are going to be the best parents! I love to hear about all you're doing to prepare for this little darling!!!!! Tell her her "grammy" loves her!!!!!