Thursday, June 21, 2012

"Is Joel ever coming home?"

My little brother (Marshall, who is almost 18) is living with me for the summer since Joel is gone.  He is a super big help and I love having him here.  He even runs my errands and does the dishes! haha I was surprised and a little mortified when Marshall told me that he had chatted with a few neighbors while out moving around sprinklers, and that they thought that Joel and I got a divorce and that Marshall was my new boy friend....THEN the little neighborhood boys who all play accross the street from us came over and confronted me about it one morning while I was leaving for work.  They were concerned Joel was never coming back and that there was a weird guy mowing my lawn. haha I reassured them Joel would be back at the end of the summer and they seemed to calm down.  These are the same kids who about cried when I gave them "a WHOLE dollar" for a cup of lemonade at their stand...ha I love those kids.  But now im kind of paranoid that all my neighbors think that Joel and I got a divorce, and now that im obviously pregnant its even more embarrassing. oh well! haha

This picture is back from 2008 but its one of my favorites! Love my little bro!

One of the only downsides to having Marshall here is that he is staying in what is to be the baby's nursery.  Before he came I had it all cleaned out and ready to start it is filled with messy boy things and smells weird.  So I have decided I will put all of my nursery planning on here in pictures, then when he is gone I will actually start accumulating things.  (this is probably for the best so I dont spend as much money haha)

This nursery gave me my color scheme idea.  Joel's favorite color is red, and I really wanted a simple, calming color scheme for the room.  I recently repainted the room this same beige color, and my crib and dresser will be an off white like these in the picture. 
 I am also using two black brown bookcases that are already in there, to put baskets/nic nacs on.  So to tie in the dark color book cases with the lighter crib and dresser...I thought id do both in a chair.  I love these rocking Ikea chairs, we had one growing up and they're so comfy.    I fell in love with this beige leather and the dark wood... 
However after going into the store and seeing them in person, I am torn and also fell in love with this red beauty.  (the base would be the one above, not that brown) 
Im thinking ill have to get them both and see them in the room haha im not very good at just imagining what it would look like. dah decisions decisions.  

 I love these little lanterns and think the white ones would be way cute against the dark book cases.
Isn't that clock AMAZING??  Its going to go on top of the dresser :)

If you know Joel, you know he is a huge baseball nut.  His dad gave him a vintage glove that i'd like to use on one of the I thought it would be cute to have some little baseball touches around the room.  BUT nothing really "babyish" im not a fan of really cutesy/baby nurserys.  I want "sophisticated baby" haha
I saw this picture and thought it would be fun to put a baseball in some of his newborn pictures and frame them. 
The other baseball touch I want is a framed picture of classic baseball.  Im thinking Babe Ruth swinging, or Fenway Park in black and white. 

I am so excited about getting ready for baby...and to me this means buying diaper bags, binkies, etc...haha but Joel has told me I cant buy anything for baby until September...I think he thinks im going to turn into a hoarder or something?  haha we'll see how that works out. 

Joel took his FINAL today for his first 6 week "semester" and now we are off to BEAR LAKE for the weekend! Woohoo! Ive never been so I cant wait to go and relax!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

19 Weeks

I am so excited to finally be half way! (by the time im posting this im in my 21st week) I am a slacker and will post more pics soon.  I feel like its been going by pretty quickly, and most of that is probably due to the crazy summer we are having.  Since Joel is living in Utah, the only things I really have to look forward to are when he comes home for a weekend, or I drive down there...and this only happens every couple of weeks.  So for some reason when im looking forward to a weekend with him, the time flys by! I cant believe its already the middle of June. 

I have been feeling pretty great lately, but im starting to move my bedtime closer and closer to 8:30pm every night.  I never felt that exhaustion that some pregnant women complain about...until now.  After being on my feet all day working, ill get home and have some leftover energy to get things done, but its like the minute it hits 8:30 im asking myself, "Is it too early to go to bed?"  Joel keeps reassuring me its normal, "you ARE growing a baby..." ha but I just feel like im 90 years old. 

I had a doctors appointment on Monday, and can I just say I love my doctor, he's the nicest, coolest, most personable docor on the planet.  In short I heart him alot.  Everything seemed to be fine with the baby, but he was concerned when I told him that i'd been experiencing a shortness of breath pretty regularly every day.  Apparently there are some life threatening heart conditions you can develop while pregnant (although very rare he assured me) but one of the signs can be a shortness of I have an appointment on Thursday with the cardiologist.  Maybe I really am 90 years old?  I was a little freaked out at first and almost cried on the phone when I told Joel I was going to make the appointment, the word cardiologist is just so scary!  Hopefully everything will be fine and all my worrying will be for nothing. 

BUT we did find out we are having a baby BOY! We are so excited and im glad that now the pressure to give Joel a boy is off! haha I was worried he'd be stuck with all girls and no boys to turn into little baseball stars.  Now the hard part...what to name him....another challenge in itself!

Here are my 19 week pictures and our first picture of our little guy!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

16 weeks

Week 16 is dead and gone!

Things are pretty quite around the Palmer house with Joel living in Utah for the summer. I would have probably died of lonliness by now except I have Miley to keep me company. This past week has been similiar to the last one...nothing to exciting to report.

I feel like my baby bump is flucuating big time...I think I was (or felt like) bigger in my 14th week, than I even am now at the end of 16 weeks.  Its so weird.  I'll literally gain 5 pounds from when I wake up to when I go to bed, and I look at pictures of people who are either behind or ahead of me and I freak out because I feel huge compared to everyone.  I know this is stupid because "everyone is different" and all that crap, but I dont want to be different! haha I want to be small and not feel like a hippo half the time!  I have to keep reminding myself that Im not even half way there yet, and that Im just at baby hippo status right'll only get worse! (better?)  

I am super excited for June 7th, that is the day we find out whether we're having a Henry or a Quinn!  These are my top two baby names right now...Joel isnt convinced with Henry but I figure i've got time haha People keep asking me if I want a boy or a girl and honestly I dont care.  There are ups and downs with both and things to be excited about with both.  However, I do have cuter nursery decorating ideas if its a boy...not sure thats a good enough reason to lean towards boy though haha

*by the time I am actually finishing this post I am almost done with my 17th week...I am a slacker so next picture post should be soon!