Thursday, June 28, 2012

36 weeks... EEEEEK!!!!!

We are officially 36 weeks!!
it just got REAL...I mean really, really REAL!!

we have installed the carseat!!
It was when we did this and I got in my car the next morning that I realized WOW, I'm having a baby and she is going to be sitting in that seat hopefully within 4 weeks!! I rather not go past our due date :) I'm feeling pretty preggers at this point and not sure if I could go much further!!

All our bags are packed, we're ready to go!!!
(yes, I sang that as I typed it) 

How in the world I fit all this
into these
I'm still not sure, but it worked!

I did several amounts of intense research aka "googling" :) and I think that I have put together the perfect list. I know we are first timers, but most of this list makes sense to me and I hope that my friends who are preggers get some info they may not have known from this...

Mom checklist for labor and delivery:

• 1 comfortable going home outfit and shoes.
• Hospital gown, pajama set, slippers and a couple pair of socks.
• Nursing cover, Nursing bra, breast pads, nipple cream, sanitary napkins and maternity underwear.
• Bathroom items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, hairbrush, soap, lip balm, towels and deodorant.
• Glasses and contact solution

Hospital checklist for daddy:

• Change of comfortable clothes.
• Digital camera and camcorder
• Kindle and charger
• Phone chargers
• Basic bathroom items such as toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo and towels.

Baby checklist:

• Infant carseat
• boppy
• 2 onesies, newborn hat, socks and mittens
• Pacifier
• Burp cloth
• 2 receiving blankets
• Going home outfit and jacket if the weather is cold.
• Newborn size diapers, wipes, changing pad and diaper bag.
• Baby bottles, nipples and formula if you are bottlefeeding

Pregnancy checklist:
• Insurance cards, check book and credit cards
• Memory book (for the nurses to put baby's hand and foot print in)
• Hospital preregistration paperwork, hospital address and phone number.
• Ask for itemized billing

I also included our pink autograph elephant on the list. (see it in pic above) It is super cute and everyone who comes to visit us in hospital or during the first week at home will get to sign it!

We are excited and nervous...
We are going to be on a single income soon and the lyrics from the Beatles keep going through my head
I know we will be overwhelmed with so much love once our baby girl gets here!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

wonderful friends, wonderful shower!!

A couple of weekends ago my very best friends threw me the most amazing shower I have ever been too!!

This was the entrance to the baby shower wonderland....

precious wreath from Mrs Nancy,
using this to place on mailbox when Carson comes home :)

So many precious perfect gifts

3 super excited generations!

absolutely fabulous ladies, love them all

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

daddy's day 2012

"Anyone can be a Father,
 but it takes someone special to be a Daddy."

I'm so proud that I have two very special men in my life that are amazing daddies!
Although Carson has not arrived yet, I know that Daniel will be an amazing dad to our precious baby girl. Just watching him with our dog, Bentley, let's me know what a caring, protective man he is. I'm so ready to see him hold Carson, I know it will be such a special moment.  

for Father's day Daniel got a little goody to prepare him for "daddyhood":

What was inside:

perfect necessities to prepare daddy for diaper changing!

You can tell he was very excited!! ha

Thursday we will be 35 weeks...It's definitely creeping up on us!
Carson has taken over my body and I'm pretty sure there is absolutely no more room, but it seems she is trying to make it be enough. I cannot wait to see her and hold her and give her all the love she deserves.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

WOW....update needed!!

I just realized that I have not updated since FEB?!!
Obviously it is time to update on how amazing Carson and I are doing.

I cannot believe it is June and our baby girl is due next month.
This Thursday we will be 33 weeks...almost hard to believe!
This mama is definitely large and in charge!!
I do have to say that this pregnancy has been a pleasant experience so far, except for here lately its getting hard to sleep, sit, walk, anything that involves everyday living :)
We saw a movie last weekend and it took everything I had to sit through it due to being so uncomfortable. Carson loves the loud noises in the theatre and dances the whole time!
What a joy she is to me and I haven't even met her yet.

I'm giving Bentley pep talks everyday about how he has to love baby sister and not be too jealous. He jumped in her basket full of toys a couple of weeks ago and got into trouble. He was so confused because it looked a lot like his basket, poor guy is not going to know what to do!

This past weekend Mom and I went to a flea market here in Flowood and found a beautiful hand made gown that is perfect for her baby dedication to our church. I am so tickled with it.
Our church held our first shower a couple of weeks ago.
It was PERFECT!!

mommy and the wonderful grandmothers
amazing Friendship Baptist ladies
all of Carson's goodies!!
Ms Gracie jumping out of a her to pieces!
The beautiful picture frame my mom made us
diaper cake from aunt Zanny. This means so much to me! Once I got home i remembered that I had given Gracie her first little pink new testament, and now aunt Zanny is giving Carson hers. Such a wonderful friend, love her so much

We have our next shower June 16 given by my very best friends and I hear it is going to be AMAZING!!