Thursday, April 29, 2010

19 Weeks

Baby Robertson is the size of a heirloom tomato weighing 8.5 ounces

How Far Along: 19 weeks
Weight Gain: 9 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Yes. I hit the jackpot at Gap Maternity a few weeks ago! I love the clothes that I found there. I also found a great pair of jeans at Ross!!
Stretch Marks: No. Maybe it is in my head, but my skin itches so badly and I refuse to scratch it! I have already gone through two bottles of Coco Butter.
Sleep: Pretty good.
Baby Movement: Yes especially after eating a meal.
Food Cravings: I still love Mexican! Adam went to Sam’s and brought home a large container of cheese dip. Is he trying to make me fat?? And any kind of fruit juice. I also have a love affair with watermelon and Baby Robertson's Big Daddy (Adam's dad) got me a watermelon this week and it was heaven!
What I Miss: Tea and lots of it! I didn’t even like tea until last year, and now I think about it all the time! I am pretty sure its because I'm limited on the amount I can have.
Looking Forward To: Deciding on a name…I think we’re getting close.
Milestones: At 19 weeks her brain is designating specialized areas for smell, taste, hearing, vision, and touch. Her arms and legs are in the right proportions to each other and the rest of her body now. A waxy protective coating called the vernix caseosa is forming on her skin. If vernix caseosa did not exist the baby would look like it had a 9 month bath.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Yay for Race Weekend!

Although I am not a race fan I love race weekend! In Talladega County, which is where I teach, we get out a couple of days for the race...I assume it's because traffic is really bad in some areas of the county. This year we got Thursday, Friday, and Monday out of school!! So I had tons of plans starting with Adam, my mom, his mom, and myself going to look at baby furniture on Thursday. Well, before all of that fun began I had to help Baby Daddy lay sod in our backyard. Yep, you heard me, sod. For those of you with no prior sod experience let me inform you. It is NO fun! On Wednesday night at 7:00 Adam started laying the sod out in our backyard. I didn't get to get a good picture of how terrible our backyard looked because he started laying the sod before I got a chance, but this should give you an idea...

We moved into our house last October and it has been so wet all winter we really couldn't do anything about the back yard. I was embarassed for people to come over because it looked so bad!

Dixie loves the new sod!

After 2 nights of sod work and 1 day of planting flowers I am happy to say this is our new backyard. It still has a long way to go, but it's a start!

After all that yard work I got to go baby shopping. I was torn between getting a really pretty antique white set that we found and black. I loved the antique white but it seemed to only be appropriate for a little girl and since the furniture changes into a toddler bed and then a full size bed we wanted something that she will hopefully like well past childhood. Her Daddy doesn't seem to think it will last that long, but we'll see. This is what we ended up going with.

And here are Baby Robertson's first gifts. MeeMaw and PeePaw (my parents) gave her the Auburn stuff and Big Daddy and D.D. (Adam's parents) gave her the fishing pole.

18 Weeks

Baby Robertson is the size of a sweet potato

How Far Along: 18 weeks
Weight Gain: 9 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Yep. I have offically left the body I have always known. 9 pounds might not sound like much, but it will effect the wardrobe like you wouldn't believe! The kids at school have notified me, "Mrs. Robertson, you gettin' thick!" If you see me on the nightly news just know I slapped one of them for that comment!
Stretch Marks: No. I lather in Coco Butter every night and most mornings. Adam hates the smell, but I bet he would hate stretch marks even more!
Sleep: At least one restroom trip every night.
Baby Movement: She is more active than the books say she should be.
Food Cravings: Big Momma loves all food!
What I miss: My regular clothes (which I will probably never see again!)
Looking Forward To: The baby furniture coming in, picking a name (it's a big deal to give a kid a name and frustrating too!), seeing her little face!
Milestones: Baby Robertson is busy flexing, stretching, yawning, and hiccuping. Her ears are in their final position and she can hear loud noises.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Weekend of Kids

I guess we should get used to the idea of spending the weekend with kids! On Saturday Jolie, my niece, had a t-ball game. She informed us after the game that, “We won the game and that was the best part!” She also tried to tell Adam that she hit a homerun and when her mother corrected her she said, “I was gonna hit one!”

After Jolie's game Clay, her brother, had a baseball game. His team got beat, but he got to eat at McDonalds afterwards which made everything okay!

Saturday afternoon my other niece, Andi, was in the spring beauty pageant. Look how beautiful! She got 2nd place. Her brother Brandon had fun at the pageant too!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

17 Weeks

Baby Robertson is the size of a Beanie Baby

How Far Along: 17 weeks
Weight Gain: 8 lbs
Maternity Clothes: I have a few pair of my regular pants that I can still wear…but they can’t be buttoned or zipped!
Stretch Marks: No. I have been reading about stretch marks this week and it is scary! I can’t even scratch my stomach, legs, arms etc for fear of creating them!
Sleep: At least one trip to the bathroom every night and then I can’t seem to go back to sleep.
Baby Movement: Yep, she has gotten very active in the last few days.
Food Cravings: Cheese dip and jalapenos. Adam said she is going to come out speaking Spanish!
What I Miss: Diet Coke, sleeping all night, my regular jeans
Looking Forward To: Deciding on a name and picking out baby furniture
Milestones: At 17 weeks she can hear… I wonder if she gets scared when I scream at the kids at school? She is continuously practicing sucking and swallowing. Her ovaries have already produced millions of egg cells! SCARY! During the next month her weight will increase six times over...which makes me thing...what exactly does that mean for her mothers weight????

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's a GIRL

We had our 16 week appointment today and it appears that we are having a girl! I have
already warned her Daddy that this is going to cost him way more than a boy!!!

And here she is- two legs with nothing in the middle!

16 Weeks

Baby Robertson is the size of an Avocado

How Far Along: 16 weeks
Weight Gain: 7 or 8 lbs (according to the scale this morning)
Maternity Clothes: I started wearing the maternity Capri pants this week. The only good thing I can say is that they are comfortable. BUT they are not the cutest pants I have ever owned!
Stretch Marks: No
Sleep: At least one trip to the bathroom every night. My pre-pregnancy life did not include this little ritual.
Baby Movement: It moves in there on occasion, I think. But it happens so quickly!
Food Cravings: Everything. I am so hungry! This is NOT a new ritual for my life. I have long since cleaned Adam’s plate for him!
What I Miss: Diet Coke and Tea
Looking Forward To: Finding out what “it” is, picking out baby furniture, and deciding on a name so I don’t have to call it “it” anymore!

Milestones: The genitals are developed enough that an experienced sonographer might be able to determine if "its" a boy or a girl!! Fat begins to form underneath skin, providing the baby with insulation for the coming months.

Monday, April 5, 2010

15 Weeks

How Far Along: 15 weeks
Weight Gain: 6 lbs
Maternity Clothes: We went shopping this weekend and got some maternity pants. It is amazing how 6 pounds effects whether or not your pants will button!
Stretch Marks: No
Sleep: Good for now.
Baby Movement: I don’t know for sure, but I am pretty sure “it” moves in there when I am really still at night….or maybe that’s just those muscles stretching out in there.
Food Cravings: Everything
What I Miss: Diet Coke
Looking Forward To: Finding out what “it” is.
Milestones: Baby Robertson’s toenails and fingernails are growing, and hair is sprouting on “its” head.

Yard Sale Saturday

Friday night Adam decided that we should have a yard sale on Saturday morning. "Elena, its the first Saturday of the month. Everybody has a yard sale the first Saturday of the month" were the word he said. We had cleaned our garage out a few weeks ago and had already hauled our valuable yard sale items to the "perfect yard sale location"- the other words out of his mouth. The "perfect yard sale location" is the cabinet showroom Adam and his family own in Ashland. So at 5:30 on Saturday morning the alarm went off. At 10:30 we had made a whopping $31. The last yard sale I had I only made $30 and said I would never go to the trouble of a yard sale again...But there I was on "the first Saturday of the month" at the "perfect yard sale location" with $31 to my name. Luckily, right before we were getting ready to pack it up a couple of people stopped by and bought the mattress, 10 boxes of flooring, and a tread mill that doesn't work...which meant that we made a grand total of $165!

I thought we had some "valuable" items, but it doesn't seems as though anyone else thought so! Was it all junk? I refuse to believe it!

Now here is a "valuable" item for someone to purchase! He is a very good handy man and can fix almost anything...except that treadmill I sold!

And here it is the "perfect yard sale location!"