Monday, May 3, 2010


Well, the little cantaloupe is definitely kicking.  It's a pretty cool feeling.  I thought it would be another couple of weeks before I could feel her, so this is very awesome.  There's a real little person in there!  It's amazing how many times this whole thing has actually started to "feel real"--when I started having symptoms, when we heard the heartbeat, when we saw the ultrasound, and now that I feel her.  I guess it just takes a LOT for it to really sink in!  I'm excited for the 20-week ultrasound tomorrow to see what's going on with Velocity.  Oh and by the way I'm HALFWAY DONE with this delightful experience.  Woo!  (By "delightful" I mean "horrific"--why am I still throwing up??)

I stopped biting my nails over a month ago.  This is a record for me!  And thanks to pregnancy hormones, my nails are LONG.  This is a very big deal--I've been trying to break the habit for...20ish years.  I feel like a real girl now!

One of the greatest things to ever happen to us--Netflix streaming to our tv.  We have great internet but our computers are SLOW so we never watched any of the Instant View movies or shows.  Kyle was looking into getting one of the new Netflix Ready Streaming Devices, but they are exorbitantly priced.  THEN I saw that all you need is a Wii, which my parents gave us for Christmas two years ago, and a free disc from Netflix to activate it.  It came this week and it is MAGNIFICENT.  It is fast and easy and convenient and we are getting a ton of use out of it.  We are even SAVING money--because we will use this so much, we switched our membership to just get 1 disc at a time because 2 would just be unnecessary now!  I rarely see Kyle so excited about something :)   Anyways.  We love it.  I have now gushed about Netflix as much as I've gushed about having a baby--I obviously have my priorities straight.

Finally, I get to think about the baby room!  Mom got me this beautiful "chandelier" at Downeast because she's awesome:

Originally heck of expensive from Pottery Barn Kids.  I love it!  I've tried to describe it to people, and once they actually see it they say that I suck at describing it. So finally, a picture.  You can't tell the color really well in the picture--the ribbon is a beautiful shade of green, and in the center of each white paper flower is a lavender or clear bead.  The baby room decor will therefore be pale green and lavender, which I am in love with.  I think we're going to keep it pretty simple.  We have some ideas about what we'll do in there--I'll blog it when we actually get going.


TheMoncurs said...

Ugh, you're still throwing up? I feel your pain but that doesn't make it any better. Poor thing.

I love the chandelier! And now I want to decorate my nursery all over again. I just got the Domino Book of Decorating for my bday and I'm dying to pick paint colors and furniture.

Danny and Christy Leininger said...

I can't wait to see the baby room:) I watched The Saint on watch now yesterday. Poor John Rossie was so tortured...

Karen said...

Wait, you are feeling Velocity kick and you haven't called me to tell me???? That's big news! :)

Lisa said...

That chandelier is so darling! I love love love it. And P.S. - I gush about Netflix too! We have an Xbox 360 and you can use that to stream on your TV too! We love it. I'm so sorry to hear that you are still throwing up. That is no bueno! Oh and we find out what we are having on May 24th! So exciting!