Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sutton's 25 Week Appointment

Sutton and I had our 25-week appointment this morning and everything is going as expected. Just a few random things:
  • I've gained 6 pounds since our last appointment.
  • Fundal height at 26 inches (one inch larger than it should be. Which accounts for the extra weight gain, I was quick to point out!)
  • Gestational Diabetes testing was set up. I have to go in before our next appointment to have all the testing done. Apparently for a couple days beforehand, I can't eat sweets and I can't have anything to eat after 10pm the night before the test. I have to be in the testing center for 3 HOURS and have blood drawn every hour. YUCK! You can bet I'm going in right when they open at 7:30am so I can eat as soon as I'm done.
  • We're not getting a sonogram at our next appointment after all; I'm not sure when the next one is going to be scheduled, but it should be soon.
  • After this next appointment at the end of February, my appointments increase in frequency to once every two weeks instead of once every four. Which means we're getting closer!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sutton's Room: A Work in Progress

My mom, Jeff and Brooke came in this weekend to see us and help work in the nursery. Thank heavens for all their help! We got pretty much everything put up as far as decor, now all we're waiting on is the actual baby stuff! It was so much fun doing everything with my mom, Brooke and Marli. We worked pretty much all afternoon Saturday and finished up this morning. Here's some pictures of what we got done:

I know one of the main reasons everyone came down (and Kolby and Marli came over) was to feel Sutton kickin' up a storm like he is so apt to do nowadays. No such luck! He was SO quiet all weekend. My mom finally got to feel him move a bit this morning before they left. Little stinker. Not 1/2 an hour after everyone leaves he starts squirmin' around and hasn't stopped yet. I can definitely tell where he's at now, I'm just not sure if the little bumps are a foot or an elbow and the big bumps are his head or his heinie. It's so funny when you put your hand on whatever he's sticking out and he moves away from the pressure.
We have a Dr's appointment on Tuesday morning, but it's just a check up to make sure I'm doing what I'm supposed to as a Mommy and Sutton is doing what he's supposed to as a growing baby! Our next appointment at the end of February should be another big one: gestational diabetes testing (we get to skip the screening test since I have a family history,) more blood work (boo!) and another sonogram where we'll have all his measurements taken to make sure he's as normal as a kiddo of mine and Rusty's can be!
Next weekend we're heading up to Granbury to see some friends of ours that we haven't see in TOO LONG and attend a couple's shower for some friends who are also having a little boy, just a few weeks before Sutton is due.
So ready to meet our son! I just can't believe we still have several more months until he's here...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Our Not-So-Secret Baby Name

It was supposed to be a suprise. If we couldn't stand to wait until the birth to let everyone know if we're having a boy or girl, at least we could keep the name a secret until then, right?
Wrong. We spilled the beans. We just couldn't keep it to ourselves! As most of y'all know by now, our son's name is :
It was originally a name I liked, but Rusty wanted to wait until we found out if we were having a boy or girl to even consider names. Once we knew we were going to welcome a son, this was a name that was towards the top of both of our lists. It means "from the South" which we thought was pretty appropriate and it's also a county in Texas.
In other belly news, Sutton is kicking up a storm! Rusty was able to feel him kick for the first time on December 23rd and a couple of times since then. The favorite punching bag seems to be down low on my bladder, so not alot of kicks are felt on the tummy unless Sutton wiggles around and starts thumpin' on the front or sides. I love feeling him move. It's so amazing.
We've started on the nursery and it's going to have a cowboy theme. But not baby-cowboy, more along the lines of something he can live with for awhile. It's pretty cool; I'll post some pics as soon as we get some of the mess cleaned up.
That's our update for now! We're still looking at May 8th as Sutton's expected birthday, so circle the day on your calendars!