Thursday, December 30, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I'm I too late to say Merry Christmas?  Maybe I'll just pretend I'm not late this week and just pretend like I'm right on time to say Happy New Year!

This year we hosted Christmas for Corey's side of the family.  It was great to have everyone here for such an extended period of time, but it was exhausting!  My kitchen has very little counter space so it was easier for me to tackle all the cooking for the weekend, but by Sunday I had broken capillaries in my legs from standing so long!  Luckily Corey's parents bought us all pizza that night so I had the evening off :)

Sunday the kids were supposed to arrive by 5pm, but due to a freak snowfall their plane was delayed over 5 hours!  They got back to the house after 11pm and we celebrated a second Christmas on Monday morning.  They've been here ever since, so luckily Corey took them out to the movies today so I could get some rest and relaxation.

This week I've been feeling ok. I'm plagued with exhaustion and heartburn and my back has started hurting from the neck to my tailbone, but I can't complain... much.
Clark has been moving around like a heavyweight kickboxer which keeps me up at night. I'm working to change his schedule a bit and I think its been working a bit.  I think he's going through a growth spurt because I've been super tired and super hungry recently. We'll see. My next appointment is next week sometime, although we won't have an ultrasound.

ps: I just realized this is the same shirt I was wearing in the 9weeks photo. I wonder how much longer it will fit!

Here is a photo of our very first Christmas tree. Don't judge the sparseness of it, please.  We'll get more decorations as the years go on but we're very happy with the way it turned out this year.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Week 21

It is an embarrassment that I don't own a single Eagles shirt or jersey.  So here I am about to head out to watch the Eagles masterful defeat of the Giants in my green striped shirt.

Nothing much new to discuss this week (which is great!).  Christmas is just around the corner so we've been busy preparing the house for our guests and our kids.  To make room for the nursery we moved Karryssa's room into the room that used to hold the office and the office was scattered throughout the house.   In order to make the transition easier on Karryssa, I decided to completely re-decorate her room. I painted all types of things: a dresser, the window shutters, the doors and trim, & the drawer handles. We bought a new writing desk and new decor including a rug, a lamp, wall stickers, accent pillows, desk chair, mirror, and window valiance. We've basically finished this project (whew) and we are about to embark on the nursery.  Starting after the new year, I'll post weekly updates to the nursery along with my bump pics.

Have a great Christmas or Holiday break!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Say hello to Clark Robert McGee!

So our baby is officially all boy!
We went today for our final scan and not only did we verify that we are indeed having a little boy, but we were also assured that everything is developing well.  All the organs are there and working appropriately and there don't seem to be any physical anomalies either.   We were also happy to find out our baby is on the larger end of the scale, measuring about a week ahead.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


After 21 weeks of pregnancy I am finally putting together a baby blog!

Corey and I first found out we were pregnant in August and we were ecstatic.  We had only been trying for a few months and we were thankful that it was so easy for us.  We know quite a few couples who are struggling with infertility, so we certainly count our blessings.

The first few months were marked only by extreme exhaustion.  The simple act of vacuuming after work was enough to make me take a three hour nap.  But I was lucky! I had no morning sickness, only a little queasiness and some major food aversions.  I still can't even think about eggs (ugh).

I'm still doing quite well, but my new body is getting difficult to work with.  I'm trying yoga to help with the back pain and stretching to help me sleep without getting charlie horses in my legs.

I hope to update this blog often, particularly after our little one arrives.
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And the weeks go by...