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Hi! I'm Kim- a wife, momma, daughter, sister, friend. I love UK, going out for a good glass of wine, cooking, spending too much time on pinterest, and making new memories. I love my life and you're welcome to read about it!
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Monday, December 3, 2012

5 Months



Weight: At his 4 month well check he was almost 15 pds so I would assume he is probably 15.5 or 16 by now. This boy loves food and it shows.

Health: He is generally really healthy as far as sickness is concerned. Nothing to report there. He does have a deep hemangioma on his left shoulder that we have to get looked at by a plastic surgeon. We will know more options then on whether he needs surgery or if we can wait it out.

Sleep: No complaints here. Whatsoever. I think we might have been blessed with the best sleeper ever. This kid loves to sleep and he has slept through the night since he was 6 weeks old. Even if he wakes up in the middle of the night he doesn't cry; he just talks and plays in his crib until he goes back to sleep. Win.

Social: Sam is much more reserved around new people or large groups of people. I have a feeling he is going to be shy like his mommy and daddy were when they were little. He did great at Thanksgiving with both sides of the family but I did keep him as close as possible to his napping and eating schedule.

Diet: Sam is eating about 7 oz of formula every 3 to 4 hours. We tried oatmeal after his 4 month well check but he started breaking out. We didn't know if it was from that or his detergent so we stopped both and are adding it back in. We will probably try again this weekend.



Clothes: He can fit into some of his 3 month onesies but he wears 6 month clothes the best and even 6-9 month sleepers fit best.

Loves the most: Me and daddy of course! But also anything that he can get a hold of and put in his mouth. This kid thinks everything is edible. But he does love his keys most of all and his monkey lovie. 

Milestones: He has managed the squeal. I hear he gets it honest because Nonna and Poppy said mom used to be able to almost shatter glass with her squeals as a baby.  You aren't really "mobile" yet but you can scoot backwards and around in a circle in order to get what you need to. You can also roll over several times in a row in order to get to a new place but you don't do this as often. You are officially a mover. You do NOT want to lay still on your back for a clothing change or a diaper change... which makes it difficult because momma only has 2 hands (I swear I need 4). AND, you are also starting to hold your own bottle! 



Overall you are the most relaxed and calm baby. You are interested in everything and you love to give me a shy smile all the time. I just love you so much and you amaze me everyday.

Happy 5 months lil' bud. 


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Dear Santa

Well, Christmas is in full swing. You can definitely tell by the 3 Christmas trees in my house and all of the outside lights that have been going up at our neighbors houses over the past week. I've got my first Christmas party (or as we call it Christmas Gala) with my girl friends on Saturday. I'm looking forward to spending time with them and doing what we do best... eat, drink, and open presents!

Speaking of, these are a few of the things that will be making Sam's first Christmas quite a merry one!
Sam's Christmas

He will also be getting this high chair from his Nonna and Poppy. It's a Mamas and Papas Juice high chair and I love that it is simple and modern looking and its not too too big. I swear some high chairs you look at need their own zip code.



Of course, there are also some really cute Christmas pj's and outfits that he will get as well. Can't wait to celebrate this time of year with him! I'd say he's going to have a pretty great Christmas. 


Saw It. Pinned It. Did It

I'm linking up with Katie and Steph for their weekly Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.



Things have been getting pretty festive around these parts. My husband probably officially thinks I have lost my mind with all things Christmas lately.

I can't help it. I get so excited to decorate and shop. To tell the truth, I've had my trees (notice the plural) up and decorated for 2 weeks now. I wanted Sam to experience the glowing of the tree lights so I put it up a bit early... and guess what? He doesn't even care. Go Figure.

But, that didn't stop me from buying yet another tree when I found this beaut at Target on Black Friday for just $30. I couldn't pass up that kind of deal. It was meant to be.



I moved all of our keepsake ornaments to this tree since there was more room then the small tree they were on. Which left me a whole tree to decorate!! (insert squeals) 

I found this pin on pinterest for cinnamon ornaments and thought it would be perfect to put on a kitchen tree. 

These were so simple to make. All I needed was a few ingredients and followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfectly. My only suggestion is to bake them on wax paper or a silicone baking mat. Mine stuck to my  baking stone and I had to scrape them off with a spatula. 


They smell AMAZING and they look so cute on my tree that I strung with cranberry garland and Christmas cookie cutters. I now have a kitchen themed Christmas tree. And that. Well, that makes my heart real happy.



Merry Christmas!









Thursday, November 15, 2012

All I Want for Christmas...

I was sitting here googling things that I may or may not want for Christmas this year and thought I may as well just put them on here. Hello, mom! Are you paying attention?!

Honestly there are only a couple of things that I REALLY want this year and then I just start thinking about all of the stuff I should get Sam for his first Christmas. Figures. I guess that is what happens when you have kids, huh?

Here are some things that I am eyeing this year:

These are Aubrey Brooke Taylor Riding Boots found here. They are technically already mine, just hiding in my house somewhere and I can't wait to get my greedy hands on them.

This beaute is a Nikon D3100. You know, so I can be a professional photographer SAHM.

Sam is about to start on baby foods and I will be making all of his purees. I need me a machine!

Since having Sam, I haven't read one. single. book. I've been wanting to read Gone Girl and Reached and this might give me the incentive to buy them and read them. 

This Swiss Dot duvet cover from West Elm... along with these sheets..








Oh, and there is always clothes. Or anything from Target.


The End.







Friday, July 27, 2012

Blessed for nothin...

And really at this point I wouldn't really even say "blessed". I'm talking about my tata's actually. There really is a point to me talking about this here... hold tight and I'll get to it.
Everyone talks about having a birth plan and how mom's get so wrapped up in going exactly by that plan. They don't account for the unknown, the circumstances that they don't think about. Kind of like those books when you were little where you would read to a certain page and then you get to pick the direction (I loved those btw). Depending on which page you pick, the story can end up in a completely different way. My story has kind of ended up in a completely different way, too, and it is definitely not the one I wanted to flip the page to.
All of my life I have had, shall I say, an abnormally large chest for my size. Before being pregnant I was a size 2/4 and I had triple D's. Yeah, you read that right. I don't know how I was so unlucky to be given these, because my mom... not so much. But, whatever. I've kind of gotten used to shirts fitting weird or having back aches.
But, here is where it fits into my pregnancy. I have always wanted to breastfeed. Always. Really? it was never an option for me not to. I never once considered that I couldn't or wouldn't be able to. It wasn't in my plan... my plan for my son to have the best of whatever I had to give him. It turns out, I can't give him that. It is literally breaking my heart.
We got off to a rough start in the hospital. He would literally get hungry and BAM be hysterical about it. So much so, that he wouldn't latch. I tried. We tried. I think every nurse in the whole hospital tried. At one point I had more hands on my boobs then I would like to admit. Everyone putting in their 2 cents and telling me I can't, won't be able to, he will one day, wait until your milk comes in.... Blah blah blah blah blah.
We left the hospital with the instructions to keep trying and to supplement with formula while I am pumping what I can. "It will come," they all said. I counted on it. I shouldn't have.
My glorious triple D's... yeah those? have turned into H's. No that is not a typo. I'm just being honest here. Why in the world, would God give me such well endowed tata's if I can't even use them for what they were intended for? Yes, I'm struggling with the bitterness of it all.
For the past 4 weeks I have struggled with latching, thrush, engorgement, and low milk supply. I pump what would probably be enough milk for a mouse, not my hungry and growing 9 pound, cute as a button baby boy. He is hungry... he wants to eat... and I can't provide that for him.
Honestly, this post isn't supposed to be a pity party. But the truth is, I am grieving this experience that I didn't expect to have. And right now, I am struggling with the decision to just stop trying and feed him exclusively formula. But it's hard. It's hard because if I officially give up then I have to accept that I failed... and I feel like a failure. But on the other hand, I am mentally and physically exhausted. I literally don't know if I have it in me to keep trying. It's been a month. My sweet Sam will be a month old on Sunday. Right now, I feel like I am not enjoying him like I should be. Don't get me wrong, I love him so much I feel like my heart is about to pop out of my chest, but as of now, I am watching the clock like a machine. Every 3 hours, pump. I am chained to my house and I don't like that feeling.
So yeah, everyone is always afraid of the labor process. I was. To me, labor was a piece of cake. It has been everything that has happened afterward that no one really prepares you for.
I am hoping that I will see some change in the next couple of days. Those of you who are the praying kind, please say one for me!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sam's Birth Story

I've been meaning to write this ever since we got home from the hospital, but with all the crazy that has been going on here since we got home, this post is a little late.
I want to write this down, to keep it and have it for myself and my husband. That day was so special but such a blur that I want to keep it here to always remember. So, if you don't want to hear about Sam's arrival, I suggest you stop reading here.
I was due on June 26th and when that day came and went, I didn't think I was ever going to have this baby. I had been disappointed at each doctor's appointment when I would hear that I wasn't really progressing past a 1/2 centimeter or a "tight 1"... whatever that means. I literally was having no contractions, not really any braxton hicks, and no sign that this little guy was going to make his debut on his own. I was more that disappointed and anxious.
On Saturday June 30th, I knew I was no longer going to have a June baby. I wasn't feeling anything and mostly just laid around the house all day long because I was so swollen and puffy that I wasn't subjecting the world to my face... or my feet. Nick and I went to bed around 10:00pm and at around 12:30 I had a contraction that woke me up from my sleep. It hurt. Like whoa. So I got up and went to the bathroom and had another one on the way back to bed. Then another when I got to the bed. I stood there in the dark wondering if I should wake Nick up or not. I thought about just standing there and timing the contractions myself but then thought that might be creepy if Nick woke up with me standing over him!
I woke him up and we timed as my contractions went from 10 minutes apart to 5 minutes apart in about 30 minutes. It was happening fast... and contractions are no joke. I was literally shaking. Since they were coming so close together we went ahead and went to the hospital. I wasn't worried about them sending me back home since I was already 4 days past my due date anyway.
When we arrived at the hospital, I was checked at about a 2 or a 3 and was 80% effaced. I immediately got an epidural and HELLO! Those things are wonderful! From about 2am until about 10am I just rested on and off. The nurse came back in to check my progress and I was at an 8. They had to break my water and I was hoping the last two centimeters would go by quick... I was wrong.
I didn't want pitocin so those last 2 centimeters took about 4 hours. Around 2:45 the Dr. told me we were ready to push. I pushed 3 sets and he was here!!
It was an amazing experience and such a wonderful moment when I heard his first cry and saw him for the first time. I will never be able to put that into words so I'm not even going to try.
My baby is here and I love him more and more each day. It truly is amazing the love you have for your baby. He is precious and beautiful and I could just stare at him all day!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Introducing...


Samuel Harrison Lesher
July 1, 2012
3:14 pm
8 lbs 9 oz
21 1/2 inches long


Thursday, June 21, 2012

39 Weeks and 2 days

5 days... 5 days until I pull my hair out. 5 minutes until I probably puke in this trash can beside my desk... that is just how great I feel today! Granted, it is probably from the antibiotics the Dr. put me on due to an infection, but still, I feel terrible. Not to mention, this baby is cozy as heck in my belly and doesn't particularly want to come out to meet his momma and daddy.

BUT, I am SO READY to meet my boy! I am ready to have him here and in my arms... to kiss his sweet checks and hold him. COME ON OUT BABY!

*sigh* I've tried talking to him and telling him it is so much better on the outside but I guess he doesn't believe me :)

Not to mention, all the girls I know that shared my due date- Yeah them- they all have their baby in their arms by now. No, I'm not jealous *rolls eyes*

But, I just have to remember that it will happen when it is supposed to. I try to tell myself that, I really do... It's just kind of hard.

Until then baby boy, I am so stinkin' excited for you to come! It will be one of the best days of my life and I can't wait to share that with your daddy. I LOVE YOU ALREADY!


Monday, March 12, 2012

March Madness

March is a great month and I was just thinking the other day about all of the stuff that March contains.


  • It starts to get warmer. Hello Spring! We've missed you!
  • The SEC Tournament. Yeah, we lost but we have bigger fish to fry (and trophies to win!)
  • The start of the NCAA tournament. I will be very unproductive at work if UK plays during work hours. Plus my work took it upon themselves just last week to block ESPN from everyone's computer. How rude!
  • St. Patrick's Day of course.... green beer! (although I won't be partaking in that this year) Bummer

But today? Today marks four years since my husband and I went on our first date. We met on March 1st, he called a week later and we went on our first date to Carraba's on March 12th, 2008. I can't even tell you how nervous I was but if you want to get an idea, I drove to the restaurant and got there about an hour early and just sat in the parking lot like a big ol' dork. And I remember repeatedly telling him while eating how nervous I was... he just thought it was cute because I was so honest (so he says at least). 
March was also when we had our first kiss (and no ladies it wasn't on our first date! Ladies never give it up that early!) but it was magical and a memory I will never forget. 
March was also the month we got back together after he broke up with me... you can read more about that  in this post. It was truly a magical moment.
So overall I would say that March has been pretty good to me... after all, it is when I met the love of my life. 
I have a feeling I am going to be pretty fond of June too :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

23 Weeks

Can  you believe I have only 4 more weeks until I am in my third and final trimester!? Gaw, I can't. At first it seemed this pregnancy was dragggging by and now that it is on the down swing it's like it can't slow down fast enough for me to get things done that I need to do. Make that HAVE to do. Like find a pediatrician, actually get some sort of a nursery together, register (although not at Target... after my wedding registry fiasco from there I will never recommend them to anyone for a registry. Shop there, yes. Register, forget-a-bout-it!)

Here are some facts this week:

How far along? 23 weeks
Total weight gain:  about 10 pounds (maybe a bit more)
Maternity clothes? Definitely as far as pants but I am still getting away with wearing some regular shirts.
Stretch marks? No and I'm glad!
Sleep: It's been pretty good so I can't complain. Although there is so much pressure on my hips when I lay on my side, I wake up a couple times a night to switch.
Best moment this week: Went to the Dr. on Monday and got to hear sweet baby's heartbeat... it is a beautiful swish swish swish :)
Miss Anything? Yes, diary and dessert. I literally drool at the though of chocolate cake or pie right now.
Movement: Ladies and Gentleman, we have a mover! This little guy moves all.the.time! He is constantly punching or kicking me but I love every single one of them. I actually get kind of sad when he rests for a bit :)
Food cravings: Not really anything
Anything making you queasy or sick: Any type of dairy. It's not that I don't want to drink it, it's just that I can't! Boo
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Acid Reflux like whoa
Belly Button in or out? in but stretching
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Sooo incredibly happy!!!
Looking forward to: Getting the crib in this week and finally starting to put the nursery together! Look for some pictures soon!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lent

So here I was, about this time last year, getting all into Lent. Probably not in the way you think, but researching it until I couldn't research it anymore. I wanted to know why, where it came from, why so many people abuse this time that is supposed to be about God. Point. Blank. Period. And honestly, the more I read the Bible and researched the basis for the Lenten season, the more angry I got. I almost wrote a post then, one that would probably have made me sound like a crazy loon, so I didn't . I didn't write it. Sometimes I don't have the words to express exactly how I am feeling.
But the great part this year? I follow some awesome bloggers and when they post or tweet little jewels of blog posts from others that I TOTALLY GET I do a little happy dance and smile really big. This jewel of a post was shared by my fav blogger Katie at Loves of Life and it probably says better what I was so wanting to say last year.
So here is the link to the post you have to go check out. Please. That is all.

*Edit: I originally had this post linked the the blog itself and not the post... so naturally any new posts came up first. I have fixed it and it now goes directly to the post about Lent. If you didn't get a chance to read it before, it is awesome and worth reading!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Brain Dump Monday

~Only 127 days until our due date! I can't wait to meet our sweet baby boy :) We scheduled our 3/d 4/d ultrasound for March and I am so excited. They say that between 24 and 29 weeks are best time to see what your baby looks like and I'll be right around 27 weeks when we go!! I hope this little booger cooperates.

~Speaking of baby (which is really all I speak of these days, sorry) I have some serious pregnant brain going on right now. You know, in like I can't remember a.n.y.t.h.i.n.g for more than 10 minutes. I'm like 10 minute Kim (if you've seen 50 first dates you get my drift). I ask the same question over and over because I don't remember the answer, I pout at my husband for waking up and not giving me a good morning kiss when he JUST did about 5 minutes before, and I forget to call/text people back. I feel like even though I've dyed my hair dark, my blonde is still coming through.

~OK, I'm gonna say it, but if I hear one more thing about Whitney Houston I am going to scream. People act like they are grieving the Whitney from the 90's... reality check people, that Whitney was gone long before this accident. That may sound cruel and heartless but I am just being honest. I really do feel bad for her daughter and her family because no one wants to lose someone that way... but the media, oh, don't get me started on the media. Where were all these media lovers when she was trying to make a comeback 5 years ago... NO WHERE. Not one person even spoke her name 5 years ago except to talk about how much of a wreck she was, and now, she is the worlds greatest gift to singing. Anyone else see anything completely wrong with that? *end rant*

~Today I am off work and I can't find any motivation (so far) to get started on this wreck of a house. I've got laundry to fold and put away, dishes to do, floors to clean, mail to sort through, grocery shopping, and nursery planning to get to today. Lord, help me.

~Speaking of nursery planning, I can't seem to make up my mind. I don't like theme nurseries and I hate the matchy matchy bedding, mobile, carpet, pictures thing (if you do, then that's totally fine. It's not for me and the overall "feel" of my decorating).  It is really hard to piece a nursery together and make it work. Plus, have you looked at baby bedding that isn't themed? It's expensive!! I need a good seamstress that will do it on the cheap!

~Ummm, that's all I've got for now. I feel like there was more I wanted to say but I got side-tracked mid post by the Today Show and I seems to have forgotten all other ideas. See bullet #2 for explanation.


Friday, February 17, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries Anyone?

This post is kind of about our valentines date this year and kind of about how I am a complete idiot. You'll enjoy it I'm sure.
This year Nick made our Valentines plans and didn't tell me where or what we were doing... he's good like that. I had my suspicions that we were eating (we BETTER have been eating. This preggo momma is hungry) and then something else afterward (movie perhaps?)
All in all I was right. He took me to this great restaurant in Louisville called Limestone and then to see the movie The Vow. It was a wonderful night out and it seems as though those have been few and far between since getting pregnant and being sick all. the. time.


We exchanged presents; he got me flowers, and the new Twilight movie and I got him a new case for this fancy schmancy new Macbook Pro I am typing on. I'm in love with this thing... and my husband too for that matter.
I had this thought that since we celebrated Valentines on Saturday that I would make him something special the day of Valentines Day... Chocolate Covered Strawberries!! YUM. Want to see how they turned out? Oh you are gonna love it.....





Yep, my lazy bum didn't even get around to doing it. So what do I get but rotten strawberries and a bag of chocolate chips that I can't even eat. It's kind of funny really how far I've fallen from this time last year... it kind of made me laugh. You see, this time last year Nick might as well have been eating strawberries covered in gold. Yep, the boy might have had the most expensive strawberries I will EVER buy again.
This is where my bone-headedness comes in.

So last year I went to the mall on the day we were celebrating Valentines day. I had high hopes to get a million things accomplished... pick out a present, stop by VS, pick out an outfit for dinner, and finally stop by the store and get stuff to make him some chocolate covered strawberries. It was a good plan. An ambitious plan, no doubt and I saw after a while that it just wasn't going to happen. I had to make an adjustment and much to my luck (uhhh) there in the mall was a Godiva! Score. I bustled my butt on in there, stood in the super long line and when it was my turn I ordered up a dozen chocolate covered strawberries. 
Now let me be clear, they looked delicious but I should have known something was up when I couldn't find a price on their menu board. HELLO, KIM! RED FLAG! But how much can strawberries cost, right? *chuckle chuckle*
So here the sweet girl boxes up the strawberries, ties a pretty bow around the box and rings me up... I then proceed to choke on my tongue. $100 freakin dollars for strawberries... I panicked. I mean, how can I say never mind when the people in line are staring at me, waiting, and they are already boxed and pretty. I couldn't. I handed over the debit card and proceeded to carry my gold covered strawberries through the mall while my jaw was dragging the floor. 
So basically, I can say I am 0 for 2 on the strawberry front. Last year was a fiasco but at least we had them and this year, well it was the thought that counted?
Maybe next year I'll get it right. Here is to 2013! 

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Shocked!!

IT'S A BOY!


Yesterday, Nick and I went for our ultrasound at 19 weeks. I was convinced we were having a girl... in like, I had already picked out outfits to buy, names, nursery colors, the works. I had visions of headbands and knitted leg warmers and blonde curls. Boy, (oh, boy) was I wrong!
When we got there, the ultrasound tech asked if we wanted to find out the gender and we of course said YES! I told her I was positive it was a girl and even told her the name we had picked out.
She started by examining the organs and measuring the brain and heart... she was really zoomed in with the camera so it was kind of hard to tell what everything was without listening to her. Out of nowhere she just announced "There's the penis!" UMMM EXCUSE ME? I started laughing and crying and I may have even asked if she was sure. Yep, she was sure!
Nick is beyond excited and so am I. I really have always wanted a boy first (since I have an older brother) but I just had it in my head that it was a girl. After the appointment I wanted to go buy some cute clothes... something finally for the baby since we hadn't bought anything up until this point.
Trying to find cute baby boy clothes is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. If anyone has any recommendations on where to buy cute boy clothes, please feel free to let me know!

So it is back to the drawing board with nursery ideas. I can't wait to start on his room and I can't wait for him to get here! Only 145 more days!

Friday, January 27, 2012

18 weeks


Welp, there it is... my first belly bump picture of this pregnancy. I know, sue me, it's been 18 weeks and this is the first picture I've taken. Honestly I consider it a dang triumph that I even got this. Let's take a look shall we...
1. I actually have decent clothes on. Not pajama's, not a slouchy shirt that belongs to my husband. Score.

2. My hair is actually fixed and looks somewhat decent. This is actually huge because if I am being honest I can say that I have only straightened or fixed my hair 2 days (oh yes) during this 18 weeks. So the fact that it isn't up in a ponytail straight out of the shower is a double score. At the beginning of my pregnancy my hair was falling out. Not typical, lose a few in the shower. I'm talking whole handfuls of the stuff and it kind of got to the point where I was a little worried because my hair was oh.so.thin. That's one of the reasons I was actually afraid to fix it in the morning. I mean I wanted to keep those fighters that were still hanging in there. Now... my hair is a grease ball straight out of the shower. Who knew that pregnancy could do these things? I didn't... people forgot to inform me.

3. I am beginning to see the upswing to not being so nauseous and sick anymore. Triple score. It only took about 18 weeks for this to happen. I still get sick every now and then (like I have been sick twice this week already) but I will take those few and far between days any day now that on the days I am not sick I feel completely great. So much better than the 24 hours of it.

Hopefully the pictures will become a weekly thing now that I am starting to feel better. I really do want to document this whole pregnancy. And honestly that is going to include the happy and joyous right there along with the bad. If this has taught me anything it's that pregnancy can be HARD. I am sure there are some out there dealing with way worse issues than I am, but I only know what I am feeling and what I am going through. Being so sick you are on 2 types of medication is both mentally and physically exhausting. I know it will be way worth it in the end.... and like my fav blogger Loves of Life said today in her post.... I don't want to seem ungrateful. I am. I totally am.  I am excited about what is happening now that I can feel the baby kick and squirm around in my belly and I am excited to prepare his/her room and count down until baby gets here. BUT, I can't say that I have completely enjoyed pregnancy up until this point. I mean, seriously, who can say they enjoy having their face in the toilet for most of the day.... it's not a very pretty place.

BUT, things are getting exciting. Nick and I are going on Wednesday to find out the sex of the baby!! I. CANNOT. WAIT. I am so excited I almost want to just sleep through the weekend so it will go ahead and be here already!
Any guesses? I have a feeling but I'm not tellin.....


Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy 2012!

Whew, I'll be honest and say that I am so glad that the holidays are over! Call me Scrooge, but I just wasn't feeling it this year. I blame it on my complete exhaustion and the morning sickness that is STILL showing itself even after week 15. Yep, you read that right.... still got it. *sarcasm font* YAY *end sarcasm font*
I couldn't even bring myself to really go shopping this year for everyone's presents. With the initial attempts I made, I ended up shopping for 1 hour before having to go home.... therefore, I had to do ALL my shopping in one day and it was pretty much down to the wire-it's now or never shopping.
BUT, on a much happier note, I just keep thinking that by this time next year we will have our sweet baby with us for the holidays and he/she will be 6 months old by that time! AHHH now that Christmas I will look forward to!
I will say that I am super excited that my hubs got me a gift certificate to Z's salon and spa for a prenatal massage. Everyone I have talked to said to use it before the third trimester or else you will be miserable while laying there and then the massage is pointless. I'm hoping to make an appointment by the end of this month! Can't Wait!

I am officially 15 weeks and 2 days today. I went to the doctor on Wednesday and got to hear the sweet swish of the babies heart. Dr. said it sounds like it's around 150 so speculate all you want if you follow old wives tales :)
How far along? 15 weeks 2 days
Total weight gain: 5 pounds eek!
Maternity clothes? I need to go shopping for maternity clothes so bad so I have talked Nick into taking me to breakfast on Saturday and then a day of shopping! Score!
Stretch marks? no
Sleep: It's still about the same. I'm not as exhausted at night anymore and can now stay up most nights until 10:00! Watch out! But I still get up to go to the bathroom about 2 times a night.
Best moment this week: When I got to hear the heartbeat at the Dr. on Wednesday. I swear no matter how crappy you feel all day almost everyday, hearing or seeing your baby is the best thing in the entire world.
Miss Anything? Being comfortable laying on the couch. Sounds weird but it hurts to lay on my back.
Movement: Still not yet, but Dr said I should be able to feel it in a couple of weeks :)
Food cravings: No cravings really but I have gotten my appetite back so that is a start!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Raw meat is a bit questionable but I have been able to eat it when it's cooked. I just have to make hubby cook it instead of me!

Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: Still sick, although the days are fewer and farther apart.
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy mostly until I have a sick moment then I get all whiney and complainy
Looking forward to: FEBRUARY 1ST! Only 26 days and we will get to find out if we are having a boy or a girl. I have some suspicions but I'm not telling. I am still trying to decide if I want to do anything fun to tell our family and friends... I guess I better get on that!
Oh and once we find out, we get to do fun stuff like register and start decorating the nursery! I've already got ideas but it will just take some putting together!