Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mama Jen @ 19 weeks and counting..

Weeks: 19 tomorrow

Cravings: Chick Fil A spicy chicken sandwich meal (large, please!) with Chick Fil A sauce; natural white cheddar cheetos; frozen twix; sushi (tempura only); soft serve ice cream with rainbow sprinkles (haha); and lots of other yummy treats.

Any foods you don't want? Still not loving shrimp or hamburgers. But, I did venture to eat eggs in a small portion again & they didn't make me sick like last time.

Symptoms? She's kicking! I started feeling her more regularly this week & Kyle even got to feel the slightest kick once or twice. I suspect that soon, he'll feel it more noticeably. She is just like me though, a good sleeper (let's all pray that this continues outside of the womb). When I'm up and walking or moving around, she stays really still. But, whenever I'm sitting at work, watching a ball game, or laying in bed, she is up and moving!

Showing: yes I am. Not huge by any means, but the bump is undeniably there. My outty belly button from the days of my childhood has also, unfortunately, returned. Depending on the shirt I'm wearing, there is no mistaking that I have an outty! Poor Kinsley, I hope she does not inherit that trait from me.

Boy or Girl?
Miss Kinsley Anne Settle

Bought anything? A few things. Trying not to go crazy still but I bought 3 pairs of pants, all with ruffles on the butts :) I also bought the cutest pacifier clip.

Also, my Aunt Carol & Uncle Dick in Katy, Texas sent Kyle & I a convertible car seat (that is safe from 5-100lbs) on Friday. We were so excited to see a big box on our doorstep & it is set up in her room. We can't wait until we can look in the rear view mirror and see her in it!! You can see this awesome gift below:

Eddie Bauer Deluxe 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat - Westport - Dorel Juvenile Group  - Babies"R"Us
Shopping for anything? Julie & I went to Babies R Us on June 12th & registered for 3 hours. MAN!!! I was so tired & hungry afterwards, so we headed to Zaxby's..yum! I guess I just didn't realize you need so much stuff for a baby! I have started registering a few things online at Target but need to make a trip there with time to actually register things in person. I am also currently just browsing for room decor. I am almost positive that we are hanging her name above her crib. We found letters for $2.99 each at Hobby Lobby and will find some cute ribbon to semi-match her bedding (if it ever comes in!) to hang the letters from.

..And the dad to be? Very excited & so supportive as always. He has been so understanding of the fact that when I lay down, in approximately 3.5 minutes or less, I will be asleep. I hate that for him, but I just can't seem to keep my eyes open. And thankfully, I am sleeping through the night again!! I think Miss Kinsley Anne decided to move off of mommy's bladder & she will never know how much that means to me! I think it will make it even more real for Daddy-to-be when he can feel Kinsley Anne kicking more regularly. I know that that sensation has definitely helped me "feel pregnant."

Most recent appointment? 6/3 for the big reveal. I am posting pictures below of her ultrasound at 16 weeks. She is laying with her back up, head to the left, and legs to the right. You can see her brain, spine, and cute little legs. There is a 3rd picture at the bottom where you will see the cutest little foot that I can't wait to kiss!!

Next appointment? June 29th for another ultrasound. SO excited!

Onto non-pregnancy things..
  • We had a great time last night @ Fluor Field last night in Greenville. They were hosts to the SAL (south-atlantic league) All-Star homerun derby and game. It was a sold-out stadium & was fun to watch. There was plenty of entertainment in watching kids fight over foul balls, frisbees, and tshirts. Kyle and I had a chat with Kinsley on the way home and told her that "we expect better out of her than that." HA! Clay & his friend Kyle also joined us for the game.
  • This weekend, we are going to a bbq @ Kyle's cousin's house (Jenna). Jenna is pregnant & due exactly one month prior to me! It is really fun to be able to talk pregnancy with someone who has gone through the things I am going through. I am excited to think that Kade (their little boy) & Kinsley will grow up being such good friends!
  • Ashley, one of my bridesmaids, and now Ryan's (Kyle's middle but younger brother) fiance officially moved south! She is from up in DE and I went to school with her in HS, but she has made the trek to South Carolina to stay. This summer should be a fun one out on the lake!
  • Speaking of the lake, I got up the nerve to wakeboard...yes, while pregnant. My back and neck were sore yesterday but I didn't hurt anything! Kinsley seemed to really like the water...another time when her movements slowed & she probably went to sleep. Clay (Kyle's youngest brother) and I were joking that Kinsley Anne will have no choice but to be a water baby. I can't wait to start teaching her swim lessons next summer!
Until next time..
Love, Jen

ps - baby Kinsley, WE LOVE YOU!!!!!

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