Sunday, September 27, 2009

Neeley Anne Mitchum Update

Angel Baby Update - Sweet Neeley Anne

Neeley Anne - January 9, 2010 (sleepy baby on a cold January day)

My how time goes by. Several weeks ago I updated my blog, I just never posted it. I pulled it up tonight and realized that has been almost three months ago. A few weeks turned into three months that fast. I realize my life is busy - I just spent an hour writing in Neeley's journal - and now I plan to update my blog so everyone can see what we are up to. So much has happened since then I dont want to forget anything else - I am going to continue to update this blog. I need to just write funny things that happen and daily life because if I dont more time is going to pass and I will not have it recorded.

Today - Neeley and I stayed home, we both had colds and I didn't want to take Neeley to daycare after she had a fever over 100 degrees over the weekend. I feel much better tonight, however not 100%.

Neeley is growing so fast everyday something different. Most days Neeley wakes up and gets in the bed with Tony and I for an hour or so - it has become our morning ritual. She goes back to sleep in our bed, I know - I am sure there are lots of people who say we shouldn't let her lay with us, but it is our most special time and we aren't going to stop! Neeley coos, laughs and squeals with delight in the mornings - she un-like mommy is a morning person! I do however, love mornings with my baby girl. Daddy goes to work and we have our time together - she watches me get ready for work, while she plays with her toys and sucks on her beloved paci! If I walk out to get a refill of coffee she gets upset - she is too funny. She is so like me, doesn't like to be left alone at all! She is amazing and I am proud to be her mommy!

Neeley Anne is doing this at 5 months

Rolling over both ways but she loves to be on her tummy!

Loves her mommy and daddy holding her (all the time) haa

Grabs everything

Puts everthing in her mouth

Loves her swing

Loves her jumper - but only if you are watching her play

Likes to watch mommy and daddy eat dinner sitting in her bumbo on the table

Smiles all the time

Talks and squeals in delight

Wears 3-6 month clothes

Wears a size 2 diaper

Wears at least two outfits a day

Drinks 5 oz of formula

Eats rice cereal and LOVES it

Reaches for me when I walk towards her - melts my heart

Loves to snuggle in mommy and daddy's bed

Loves tummy time and loves to FLY - (arms out - legs out)

Hugs me when I pick her up

Loves her paci and cries in her sleep when she looses it

Sleeps 8 hours at night - sometimes more, sometimes less

Written 9.29.09 -

Update - Neeley Anne

It has been quite a while since I have written on my blog. I keep meaning to do it, but the days just fly by - and I love spending it with my baby girl.

Here is the story of Neeley's birth...

I was scheduled to go to the hospital (Beaufort Memorial) at 10 pm on August 3rd to be induced. That night mom and Lissie came to town, we ate dinner and Tony and I headed to the hospital. What an exciting night it was. I was having back labor - and it was hurting pretty bad but I was anxious to start the process. See, Neeley didn't come early - August 4th was my actual due date and I was ready to have her here.

After we ate dinner, my favorite - beef stew with white rice - Tony and I headed off.

We got to the hospital and we had so much stuff it was kind of funny. We got to our room and I just knew that I could wear my cute jammies and Tony was going to have a cot....Oh no - Tony had an OLD chair that did recline but didn't look very comfortable. I had to put on the Ugly hospital gown, they are serious about that. At least I had a bed and felt bad that he was going to sleep in the chair....We got all settled in and they started my pitocin drip around 12 or so. My doctor had promised me that I would be able to get up in the morning, take a shower - and get ready for delivery, well that is not what happened. My water broke at 5 am - after that I started getting contractions - but it was not that bad...but I couldn't sleep after that. Nurses came in every few minutes - at 7 am, I called my friend Sarah Brock and asked her if I should get my epidural (my contractions were 3 minutes apart) she said, UMMM, YEAH! So around 7ish my doctor, Dr. Norton came to check on me, she said I would probably deliver around 5 pm, so everyone was told we had time. Next I got my epidural - that was a huge relief, no more pain - so Tony and I got some much needed rest.

Next thing I know - my nurse comes in the room to check my progress and says - I have gone from 2cm dialted to 10 - JEEZ that was fast. She tells Tony to go have lunch, it is around 11. She seems a little shocked, not concerned but we get the idea it wont be too long, little did I know it would be less than an hour. Tony comes back around 11:30 - I am putting on makeup - a little aggravated that I didn't get my shower, my hair is greasy and I have no makeup on. So I put on a little mascera (not waterproof) there are pictures of all of this. Lissie helps me get my makeup on and then they head out for a quick bite to eat.

They were not gone 10 minutes - it all happened so fast. First the nurse comes in around 11:40 and says I am +2 cm, who knew that even existed. She says - it is time to push. WOW - Tony calls my mom and sister - they are downstairs about to eat, remember they just left the room and tells them to come we are about to start pushing. Dr. Norton comes in - my two nurses come in, they put me in the stirups and I start pushing.

Mom and Lissie walk in - after I have already pushed three times, I guess that was kind of shocking, they left the room with me finishing up my makeup - and walk back in 10 minutes later - and I am pushing, it is kind of funny! I can still see the look on their faces - mom grabs the camera, Lissie is to my left and Tony is to my right. I pushed for 10 minutes and then - we had our Neeley Anne at 12:04. It was a whirl wind of emotions, I couldn't believe it happened so fast.

I had always imagined all my family in the waiting room - waiting to hear, Neeley was born - but no - Dad and Ruth were still in Columbia and Tony's parents were at their house - Donnie was going by the plant and then on his way - but everyone was shocked it happened so fast.

It was a wonderful day and a wonderful beginning - Tony was so sweet. Very supportive during the birth and so sweet when she was born. He looked like an old pro - it melted my heart to see him love her so much. I can't explain how I felt when I held her for the first time, all the worry I had went away - she was here, happy and healthy!

We stayed in the hospital for a total of three nights, two nights after Neeley was born b/c I was concerned about her feeding. I was glad we had the support of the hospital and I was still in some pain so it helped to have there.

We came home on Thursday August, 6th and went to the doctor on Friday - Neeley had dropped down to 7lbs 11 oz. They said there was no cause for concern that her weight had gone down, she was a little puffy - and I figured I was retaining water - so was she. Just to be sure, we went back to the doctor the following monday to make sure she had gained weight and she had - she weight 8lbs 1 oz.

Mom stayed with us for almost two full weeks - every day we would get up and take pictures, it was a wonderful time to have her here. I needed her support and child expertise to help me. Mom is the Baby Wisperer! She showed me all kinds of things, but most importantly she showed me understanding - and that when the baby cried she needed something.

When mom left we both cried and cried - she left on a Thursday - Raven and Rita came on Friday for the weekend and we headed to Edisto on Sunday - so I knew it wouldn't be long before I saw her again. Rita and Raven were great. Raven cooked us dinner two nights it was so sweet! They both - loved on Neeley and helped me so much - it was special to have my friends spend that time with me and Neeley. When we got to Edisto Beach, I dont even think I held her. She met her cousins, Ayden and Ally Bryn - and hung out with Annie, Papa, Aunt Lissie, Aunt Raven, and of course her mommy and daddy. We spent the week - playing with Neeley.

We have gone on several trips - we have been to Orangeburg to see Annie, Papa, Coco and Chloe - and we just got back from Columbia - we visited Fuzzy, Grandma, Lissie, Nanny, Aunt Kathie, Kellie, Conner, Raven, Heather, Morgan Kate, Melissa and Caroline. It is important to me, for people to know Neeley - I want her to know all of the people who love her.

Today is September 27th - Neeley will be 8 weeks in two days. Where had the time gone? I can't believe it really! She is beautiful and so much fun.

At her three week checkup - Neeley weighed 8 lbs. 13 ozs, which is only two ounces more than her birth weight, but she dropped down to 7lbs 11 ozs so it is normal for it to take time to get back up to that weight. We go back to the doctor this week for shots, I am sure that will be hard for us to do!

Today - 9.27.09 she found her hands - she has been starring at them all day. Her eyes get crossed and she just looks at them. Neeley started smiling at week 5 but now at week 7 she is smiling all the time. When she hears Tony or my voice she smiles and it sounds like she is trying to laugh out loud. She is a happy baby and only cries when she is hungry or gassy! I love being a mommy, it is by far the best thing I have ever done. Tony and I are so in love with our sweet "Angel Baby" I keep saying - I realize why people have large families - I already know I want a big family - three kids would be perfect!

I took some time off from the blog but have decided that I want to keep this up - to write down how I feel so that Neeley can read this when she is older. I want to make a book of her first year - with the blog in it as well as pictures - so I am going to keep this up.

At 7 weeks - Neeley Anne is

Smiling big smiles

Coos all the time

Makes sweet noises while she sleeps

Eats about 3 or 4 ozs each feeding (every three hours)

Loves her Swing and Bouncer

Sleeps in her basinett right beside mommy

Loves her mommy and Daddy holding her

Very curious - looking all around

Holding her head up very good

Spitting up (trying to figure this one out)

wearing a size 1 diaper (Pampers Swaddlers)

Going through 3 outfits a day - lots of spit up

Sleeping 4 hours a night - sometimes 5 hours

Friday, July 10, 2009

3.5 Weeks to GO -
Neeley's Nursery -

Well - we have been working on Neeley's nursery for a couple of weeks and it is almost done. It has turned out better than I could have imagined and I LOVE it! It is not finished - but most of the other things are going to be done after she arrives! My mom is a wonderful baby and children photographer so Neeley will be a very documented little girl. I want to have pictures of her as an infant on the walls - since she is going to change so much so fast.

Only 3.5 weeks to go - I really can't believe it! I feel her moving and I feel like she is letting me know that she is ok and ready to meet us and this world. I am so happy and giddy with excitement to meet our little girl who kicks her mommy at night.
I am posting a few pictures of Neeley's nursery in progress. I painted the walls light pink and kind of freaked when we first did it. It looked so bright - but now the furniture is in there is has really toned it down. I wanted her room to be VERY girly and I think it is. Tony is installing her chandelier Sunday when we get back from Columbia (yes, that is right) she is one lucky little girl!

Tony and I are so thankful for the generosity of our family and friends. WE have recieved so much, Neeley has so many great things - we really appreciate it all. We have been overwhelmed with love and support as we begin this new chapter in our lives.

Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey with us. We are so excited to meet our sweet baby! She will be here in a few weeks and we couldn't be more excited!!!

Love you all!

Nursery Pictures -

Thursday, June 11, 2009

32 weeks -

I haven't updated my blog lately - I have been super busy - Nesting!!!
Basically my life these days is - work, come home cook dinner and then try to clean out closets. I am in serious Nesting Mode. Everyone knows I get on these cleaning frenzies but this is even a little much for me. All I think about is what I need to clean up - I see how dirty the baseboards are, the carpet, how bad my closets look and especially the kitchen cabinets. I am a little OCD anyway about the house, but now I am just plain crazy! Tony thinks it is funny until I have him a list of all the things we must get done.
Tony primed the walls in Neeley's nursery a week or so ago, and if he could get off work before 8 at night he wants to finish it up - we are picking up the furniture on Fathers Day weekend from OBG and hopefully the bedding will be done next week. Everything is coming together. I have also ordered some damask fabric for the curtains. Neeley's room is going to be very CHIC and I can't wait until it is all put together.
I had a shower last weekend and it was wonderful - my great friends in Beaufort did a wonderful job, it made me feel so special and I got so many wonderful things for Neeley. I still have a hard time believing that I am having a baby - I mean, I am well aware that Neeley is in my belly, she kicks and moves all day. But it is hard to believe that in a few weeks, 8 to be exact we will have Neeley at home. It is so sureal -
Mommie and I at the Beaufort Shower -

All the prego girlies in Beaufort - we have something in the water here for sure!!!

I must say, I have friends who loved or love being prego and then I have friends who were not huge fans. I feel bad saying that I am not too comfortable and I am ready not to be prego anymore. I went to the doctor and found out I am Anemic yesterday. So now I have swollen feet and hands and I also am low on Iron. The doctor assured me it was a normal part of pregnancy and the Iron pills will fix it and give me more energy. She also told me to stop nesting for a few weeks and get rest. I need to keep my swelling to a minimum and get my Iron levels up and then she told me to resume my nesting at week 34 or 35.

So, I am supposed to stay out of the heat and get rest. How am I supposed to do that when I have my to do list. HAAA

Well, this weekend I am going to Columbia for a baby shower given by my longest and best friends. I am so excited - some of my girlies are bringing their little boos and I am going to get some practice holding them and I even want to change a diaper. I know this sounds wierd, but I haven't changed a diaper in years....I can't even remember - so with Neeley on the way, I feel like I need a little practice. Fun I know!!!

I will post pictures from my weekend in Columbia - I can't wait to see all my girlies!!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our 1st Anniversary

May 3, 2009 will be ONE YEAR! I can't believe it has already been a year. In honor of our first anniversary - I put together a slideshow of our honeymoon in Jamaica MON - and of course they are set to Bob Marley. I am having a little Tropical Vacationitis!!! Like I need one, NOW!

This weekend we are going to St. Simons Island, GA which is about two hours away to spend the night. On Sunday we are going to the Jekyll Island Club to have their famous brunch. We are really excited - my how life has changed in one year, but we couldn't be happier!

The slideshow is a little long, but I wanted all of the photos in so I could remember what a wonderful trip we had. I am already planning our trip for next year, well not really planning but thinking about it. HAAAA

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Neeley's Nursery Ideas

I finally have a plan for Neeley's nursery - and I am soooo excited. Since I found out I was prego, I knew I wanted to do the room pink and white with black and white (damask & toile) accents. Well, it is hard to find bedding that is simple Pink and White. My prego friend Kristen, found this website where you can have bedding made that is reasonable so I finally found what I was looking for today....

Basically - light pink walls, white furniture, pink and white damsk bedding with black and white accents - I made an idea board, thanks for the inspiration Sara Wiley Boyles. My wedding planner did this for my wedding day and it gives you an idea of how things will look all together, this is not too fancy, it is just my ideas together so I can make plans.
I still have not picked out the crib/changing table & dresser, I had no idea that it would be difficult to decide. I live in an area that has no baby stores, so I am going to go to Savannah soon with my mom to get some ideas. I dont want to spend too much, but I want it to last for all of our children, so any advice on brands and styles, would be greatly appreciated~.
Here is the idea I have so far, I am still looking so things can still change, however this the look I want. It is so fun to know we are having a little sweet girl, I hope she is girly - b/c I am planning for her to be.
This morning, Tony felt Neeley kick for the first time. I woke up at 7 (as usual) and she was kicking a lot, it woke me up and I started laughing, I woke Tony up so he could feel her - it was really special. Well, I turn 23 weeks on Tuesday and I am loving being preggers. I am really showing now - which is fun - all my maternity clothes actually look like they are supposed to now. Have a great week. Love ya. Liz

Sunday, March 29, 2009

It Wont be like this for Long...

Yesterday we had some people come look at our house, it has been on the market for a few months and we have had a lot of people look, some interested - however no buyers yet. All this means, that Tony and I had to be out of the house for a few hours.

We went and had lunch and rode around, while we were riding around the new Darius Rucker song came on the radio. I have heard this song before, however it really touched me yesterday and I started crying. "It wont be like this for long." I guess it finally hit me while I listened to this song, how our lives are about to drastically change, and in the most wonderful and exciting way.

I always dreamed of having a little girl, but the song made me realize how much Tony is going to adore our little Neeley. Everyone says - how she will have Tony wrapped around her finger, and while I am sure this is true, I can't help but wonder what it is going to be like.

I have always wanted to be ahead of where I am, when I was a little girl, I wanted to be a teenager, when I was 14 I wanted to drive, when I could drive I wanted to drive at night. When I was in high school I wanted to be in college, when I was in college I wanted to be working and making money (I should have rethought this, hee) I kind of see this as a flaw and I really want to live in the moment more, I am a dreamer - I have these high expectations of myself and where I want Tony and I to be financially in years to come, however I sometimes loose sight of what is right in front of my face. This is something that I am working on and realizing our little baby is going to be here in a few months, I need to really cherish this time with Tony, I need to enjoy being pregnant and not wish Neeley was here already, b/c once she is here there is no stopping her from growing and becoming a little lady.

Once I got home I called my friend Raven and read the lyrics to her, having to stop and hold back my tears, b/c the song touches me in such a strong way. We both downloaded the song and played it at the same time, we sat there listening to the song together and I cried (Imagine that) thinking that I better stop rushing my life and remember, that "It wont be like this for long."

As I read my friend Heather's blog yesterday, her daughter, Morgan Kate just turned 7 months and is already being introduced to rice cereal, now I saw the pictures and she looks like she is a little confused, but wow - wasn't she just born? I am sure this is an adjustment for Heather and Travis who are great parents and can't believe how fast their baby girl is growing. Time just flies by -Heather and Travis - I dedicate this song to you, I am sure you have heard it, but listening to the words is very powerful and I hope you like it.

I have another friend, Melissa who has passed her due date, she is going to be induced on Tuesday if she doesn't have "Sweet Caroline" before then. I also dedicate this song to you and Sam - I know you are so excited to meet your sweet girl and can't wait for all of these wonderful moments, just remember - "It wont be like this for long."

To all my other prego friends, there are so many of you - I dedicate this to you as well, even if you do not have a little girl, this song holds true for you too - I hope it touches you like it touched me.

It Won't be like this for long...

He didn't have to wake up
He'd been up all nite
Lay'n there in bed listen'n
To his new born baby cry
He makes a pot of coffee
He splashes water on his face
His wife gives him a kiss and says
It gonna be OK

It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll look back laugh'n
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
It won't be like this for long

Four years later bout four thirty
She's crawling in their bed
And when he drops her off at preschool
She's clinging to his leg
The teacher peels her off of him
He says what can I do
She says now don't you worry
This will only last a week or two
It wont be like this for long
One day soon we'll drop her off
And she wont even know you're gone
This phase is gonna fly by
If you can just hold on

It wont be like this for long
One day soon she'll be a teenager
And at times you'll think she hates him
Then he'll walk her down the aisle
And he'll raise her veil
But right now she up and cry'n
And the truth is that he don't mind
As he kisses her good night
And she says her prayers
He lays down there beside her
Till her eyes are finally closed
And just watch'n her it breaks his heart
Cause he already knows

It wont be like this for long
One day soon that little girl is gonna be
All grown up and gone
Yeah this phase is gonna fly by
He's try'n to hold onIt wont be like this for long
It wont be like this for long

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's A GIRL - Neeley Anne Mitchum!!!

What a Happy Day! First we went and checked out two nurseries, and we made a decision on The Baptist Church of Beaufort. It was so calm and they had sweet music playing for the little babies, I preferred it way over the other place. So - relief a decision made for our little boo.
We left for Charleston around 11 - and talk about the baby all the way. I think we both thought it was a boy. I guess b/c Tony had made so many comments about his son that I just kind of figured it was a little boy. However were we in for a wonderful surprise.
We went into the dark room, which was great. I got comfy and we started the ultrasound. Our tech had to do tons of measurements of all of the body parts for the genetic testing so we went through that for a while, when finally she said. "Are you ready to find out?" Yeah, this was it, here we go! She starts typing in, - It's a Girl! I said, "A Girl, I thought it was a Boy!" We looked at each other, smiled and kept on going. To my relief all of the tests looked great, so no worries there. We had an hour long ultrasound and I must say it was wonderful, we saw everything, the heart, stomach, legs, arms, brain and even things I had never heard of or remembered if I had. It was a wonderful experience and I am so glad we took the time to travel to Charleston for the long ultrasound.
After we left, I think Tony and I were both a little in shock. Of course, I am thrilled to be having a girl, I ALWAYS wanted a girl, I just thought that we were having a boy so it hadn't really occured to me to think of all of the CUTE clothes that I am going to buy, the sweet pink outfits, the relationship that I have with my sweet Neeley. I cherich the relationship that my mom, sister and I have and I am so EXCITED to share this with my own daughter. It is so hard to imagine that I will have a daughter in a few months. I am looking forward to all of the wonderful mommy moments, but now I am enjoying this time with Tony, which will be the last time in our lives that we it will just be the two of us. I am in love with our little girl Neeley and I haven't even met her. Wow, what a Happy Day!

20 weeks and 2 days.
Today is the day we have been waiting for - for a long time. We find out this afternoon, at 1:00 what Baby M is. We waited until week 20 b/c we have to have genetic testing done and we decided that since it will be a 3d ultrasound we would wait until today to find out the sex of our baby. I of course, being a first time mom am extremely nervous about the genetic testing. My uncle has Fragile X which is a genetic disorder, I mentioned this when I first found out I was pregnant and the doctor suggested we have genetic testing done, not that she thought anything was wrong, but it would ease our minds. Well, it hasn't really eased my mind. I have been pretty nervous about the whole tests and waiting to find out. Of course I have prayed for our baby to be healthy and strong, and I do feel like everything is ok - but I want to have these tests done so we will be assured Baby M is growing and will be a healthy little baby.

I went to sleep early last night so I could wake up and it would be the day I have been dreaming about for weeks. So, here I am at 8:00 am, watching the Today Show, about to wake up Tony and get ready to go visit several day cares. Tony and I are unsure of what daycares are good here in Beaufort. Our church, The Baptist Church of Beaufort has a great infant daycare, so I am leaning that way. It is close to our house and very convienent, and Tony went there when he was a baby so that makes it even more special. I hope that today we find what we are looking for and can make that decision.

WE leave in a few hours to go to MUSC and I am so excited. I already love our baby so much, so it doesn't matter to me either way. A girl would be so fun, to buy clothes for, get manis and pedis together, buy Tutu's and play dress up. Oh what fun we would have. A boy would be a sweet blessing, you see I ALWAYS wanted an older brother, so if it is a boy, I feel it is Gods way of giving my future children something I always longed for. A boy can be my little best friend, and his Daddy's golf partner, fishing partner and little sidekick. Either way, our little Mitchum will be a complete joy for Tony and I.

I will upload pictures from the ultrasound tonight when I get home and reveal the sex of the baby. Think about us at 1:00 today, we are so excited!
Love to you all.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

19 weeks...

I haven't updated in a while, I went to the doctor last week, everything is going great. I got measured, I am 18 weeks however I measured 20 weeks, that concerned me but the Doc said, it could mean a big boy! She said normal was between 16-20 so I was on the high side of normal. I haven't gained that much weight so it can't be that, I just have a little porker in there. HAAA

I still have not had an ultrasound since I found out at 7 weeks, so when Tony and I go next week to find out the sex, it will be the first time either one of us has seen Baby M. I talked to my doctor and she said we are going to LOVE the ultrasound. My friend Kristen had the same thing done, so I talked to her about it this week and she said it is a 30 minute 3D ultrasound where you can see everything. No worries, as soon as I get home, I will post pictures on the blog of our sweet baby M and let everyone know the sex.

I am so excited - only 8 more days until we find out if Baby Mitchun is a girl or a boy!

I have felt great, except I have constant headaches, which kind of put me out for a little while. I have also had major heartburn, Tony laughs bc every night I have to take a Tums before I go to bed, what does this mean? My sister was born with a head full of black hair, so maybe this little boo will have a lot of hair.

This week we are the size of a mango, next week a cantolope. Isn't that a big difference - wow what the difference a week can make while the baby is growing.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

16 weeks - and counting...

Not much to report, I finally went shopping for Maternity clothes - which I thought would be a bummer, but it was so fun. I went to Motherhood Maternity and they have tons of cute spring/summer dresses for work and play - I am so excited! It felt good to put on those clothes, they are so cute. At first I was dreading being all preggers in the summer, but I always have been a summer girl, nothing against Fall and Winter, but Spring and Summer in my opinion are just better. The weather is pretty, you can go to the beach, ride in the boat, soak up the sun, float down the river, the possibilities are endless. So basically, I love Summer CLOTHES - so this is working out fantastic!

I will post some pictures soon of my bump, but you know me, I have to be in a cute outfit, I am not brave enough to put up a picture of my bare belly - well until my mom takes my maternity pictures and we PHOTOSHOP the hell out of them - haaaa - it is just that it is time for maternity wear with my ever expanding belly!
I am going to Columbia this weekend, to see my friends - at a baby shower! It will be fun. I need some girl therapy - living in the house with Tony is great, but I was used to Melissa always being there, so even after 8 years with Tony - I need some girl time - now more than ever.

Baby Mitchum is the size of an Avacado this week, I thought Naval Oranges were bigger than Avacados, but what do I know....anywho - only a few more weeks until we find out what BABY M is, it is seriously driving me crazy! I have two friends who are waiting, HOW IN THE WORLD are you doing it? I can barely wait three weeks!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Almost 16 weeks - where is the time going!

Well, today I am 15 weeks and 5 days pregnant - only a few more days until I am 16 weeks.

I have a confession to make, I went to Publix the other day - on my recent trips to the grocery store, I always skip the diaper isle, however I decided I wanted to check out the isle that was sure to become a huge part of my life. I walked down the isle and saw all of the baby shampoo, soap, lotion, bottles and diapers. WOW - there was a lot of stuff. I read in a magazine that there is some new citris smelling baby products, (fyi, I love PRODUCTS - lotions, perfume, makeup - whatever is new, I am a total sucker for the new razor, shampoo smell, etc) so I decided I must know what they smell like, I am also really into smells. I smelled the baby shampoo and lotion and almost started sappy am I. I know this sounds a little wierd, but just the thought of holding our little baby was a little overwhelming that I got choked up. Then I decided I was a little strange, and walked towards the diapers, yeah - how do you know which diapers to get, oh my - so much to learn.

Well the best part of the story is that I get home and tell Tony that I almost started crying in Publix, he looks at me so wierd, and I tell him the story of going down the baby isle and smelling the baby stuff. He looked at me, seriously and said, "You smelled the diapers?" UGH! MEN! "No, I was smelling the new citris scent baby shampoo and lotion!!!" but, he still seem confused! He is not so into products, he comes home with the most random shampoo so he is not allowed to get it anymore, I figured - he wasn't going to get it, so I let it go. HAAAAAAA

Life is great, I am getting a tummy - and excited that I am finally starting to show a little. I am still reading all of my books and right now - Baby M is the size of - a NAVAL orange! I love relating our baby to fruit b/c everyone gets it...

I hope everyone had a Happy Valentines Day - Tony and I spent ours at a wedding so we celebrated on Friday night. Tony sent me white/pink/red tulips (my favorite) for Valentines and we went to dinner. Of course, I was a sleep at 9:30 and slept all night and woke up at 8:30 Saturday - this doesn't seem normal - but I guess I need the sleep.

Well, I must clean the house today - chores must be done.

Love to all!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

14 WEEKS and counting...

Ok, we are officially 14 weeks and 1 day pregnant TODAY!!! How exciting! I heard Baby Mitchum's heartbeat this afternoon, it was wonderful. Most days I don't feel preggers so I asked the doctor to make sure, he started laughing - as I am sure he hears weird comments all the time. He said I am doing great, I look great and to enjoy my pregnancy - so that is what I am going to do.
I am very emotional - well, if you know me very well, you know I am normally emotional, however I don't mean this in a negative way. Basically, I just see things differently. Commercials touch me, no - not the AT&T ones, HAA - even songs touch me even more than usual - from what I understand this is normal - I hope that is right!!!

I am really anxious to find out the sex of our little bambino. Tony has been telling everyone it is a boy and that we are naming him his name, and calling him Quinn. Now let me explain, we have talked about it, but we have made no decisions - he is just excited. Last weekend was so cute, we were in Walgreen's or something and he said, as he bounces a ball around the store, "Liz - I can't wait to play with all of our kids toys." And then when we pulled up in the driveway he said, "Oh, we need to get a basketball goal!" It is really sweet to see Tony so excited about the pregnancy. If you know Tony he is not a very outwardly emotional person, I guess that is why we are a good match. I am way up high with emotions, and he is the calming one who brings me down a touch. But since we first found out, he has been so excited - mainly b/c he thinks it is a boy and he is going to have a little Mitchum to take fishing and golfing.

We are going to Charleston - to MUSC March 19 to find out the sex of the baby. I will have an 18 week appointment, but since I am already scheduled for the 3D - I am not having one at 18 weeks, so I have to wait 2 more weeks...I don't know what I am going to do with myself.

I look up a lot online, I found out today that the Baby Mitchum is the size of a lemon - so here is a picture - not that you need a reference - but take a peek. Also since I haven't had an ultrasound lately I go to - MY FAVORITE SITE - and here is what the baby looks like right now inside me. I hope this doesn't freak you out, I am obsessed with this site, I go to it everyday!!!!

Well, I am going home to have dinner, I am starved!!!
Love to you all.
Can't wait to announce what we are having - !!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

It has been a long time since I updated the blog, sorry life has been busy.

I was 12 weeks on Tuesday - I can hardly believe how fast this pregnancy is going by. I keep telling myself everyday that I am going to buy a journal so I can write to sweet Baby Mitchum - so much in the world has already happened since I found out I was preggers - I really need to get on that. I am nervous and excited about the changes that are going on with my body. For one, I am getting way more energy which is great, b/c I was sleeping every day after work and I didn't have the energy to do anything. Now, I feel much better - and am enjoying this special time. I must admit, I am anxious to feel Baby M move - everyone keeps telling me that I will start to feel movement in the next 3 weeks or so. That is going to be exciting. I feel like I have gained a little weight, I don't wear my pants anymore, mostly b/c I am too slack to buy a belly band, but my dresses and tights are so comfy so that is what I am wearing. I do feel like my tummy is starting to poke out more, and I am ready for people to start noticing I am preggers.

Tony and I are trying to decide on names, ummmm - I never thought it would be so hard, but naming your child - for life - is a lot of pressure. What if they don't like their name? What if they get picked on b/c of their name, it would be my fault? HAA Seriously, I have several names I really like - for girls and boys. Tony really wants to name our child, if it is a boy, his full name, which is Augustus Wanamaker Mitchum, IV - I would like to start our own tradition and do something a little different, so if you have suggestions, send them on - we would love to hear any ideas. So far for a girl - either - Neeley Anne Mitchum 0r Elisabeth (yes spelled with an s, I think it is beautimous) and call her Ella or Ellie. For a boy, of course Tony wants - Augustus Wanamaker Mitchum, V - if we do this, we need a nickname obviously Augustus is quite a name for a little boy. Quinn means 5 - so that is logical, however a lot of people don't like it. I like, Parker Wanamaker Mitchum but we will see. Names are really hard, I had no idea.

Sorry I don't have any fun pictures or anything yet. I haven't bought anything, b/c I want to wait until I know if it is a girl or boy. For some reason, I think our little bebe - is a boy. For one, everyone one I think wants it to be a boy. Mainly Tony - he is really hoping....but either way - we will be happy.

Life is changing everyday - and I love it!
Love to you all. I will write more later.