Here's our little munchkin at about 12 weeks. They've moved my due date up to August 8th because the baby is bigger than they were expecting. We've also got video, but posting that is a little beyond my skill right now. Bryant loved watching the baby move around. He actually insisted the other day that the baby sleep in his room. I persuaded him otherwise.
Morning sickness has finally passed, for the most part. I'm still a little queasy every so often, not nothing like I was. I've got more energy and can finally get off that darn couch! Of course, my emotions are in high gear.
We bought a play pen on Saturday. It's so cute! We were originally going to get a very basic one because we're cheap and there's a lot we have to get. But lo and behold, as we were perusing Sears, we found a Winnie the Pooh one with all the bells and whistles for the same price as the basic ones we've been pricing. It comes with a bassinet, changing station, mobile, and hanging storage. It's set up in our livingroom right now. I just don't want to take it down right now.
We've decided on a color scheme for the baby's room. Bryant's room is in red and gold, so the baby (boy or girl) will have blue and silver. It's a nice, neutral backdrop for the Winnie the Pooh accents we'll be using.
The next ultrasound is in four weeks, on our anniversary. We're pretty sure we'll be able to find out what we're having. My friends keep asking me if we know yet because they keep finding the cutest baby things on sale. I just want to know so I can start putting things together and washing the baby clothes we actually kept.
And now for the weather... it's cool. It's been really cold the past week. Below freezing temps at night and only reaching the 40's or 50's in the afternoon. Today I was finally able to wear sandals to the bus stop again. My poor fruit 'bushes' didn't fare so well, though. We forgot to cover them and now they're brown and dying. Just like the rest of our yard. Hopefully, with a little TLC and warmer weather, we'll get it back to where it needs to be.
Bryant earned an award at school for showing respect to his fellow students. He was handpicked by his teacher. We attended an award ceremony and watched the principal present Bryant the award. Along with the award, he received a gift certificate to Sonny's Barbecue. We took him to dinner that night to reward him and gave him a Nintendo DS accessories kit that included a carrying case, car charger, cases for his games, screen protectors, and a few other little things. We're very proud of him.
Jeff kept very busy over a three-day weekend last month. He got very ambitious and painted our livingroom (light yellow), kitchen (light green), and family room (light blue). We love the colors. And the best part is I can actually scrub the walls now - hurray! Jeff had to do some fancy footwork to reach some of the more inconvenient places. I wasn't able to do much to help, so he did the majority of the work alone. Everyone is impressed by how clean his lines were and I was even asked if we had it done professionally. It looks great. Now I have a million things to hang back up on the walls and I have no idea where I want to put everything.
It's a long weekend for us and we'll be enjoying the nice weather in our fifth wheel. Jeff found a place not too far from here that promises to either be extremely backwoods or pretty good or both. We'll be having Valentine's dinner at the only restaurant listed on the website (no pictures). It'll be an experience, to say the least. Fun, fun, fun!