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28 Week Belly Pictures

I am growing every week!!! I have some ultrasound pictures too I need to scan and then I will get them up on the blog!

28 Weeks 1 day

28 Weeks 1 day

28 Weeks 5 days

28 Weeks 5 days

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Baby Shower!

I was blessed this weekend that my wonderful family threw me a wonderful baby shower.  We could not have asked for a better day, 70’s and sunny!  My Mother in Law did such a wonderful job with everything and I am still enjoying the food I brought home….so yummy!  Oh and did I mention the cake!  Not only was it so cute, but it had this amazing whipped frosting, I could have fallen face first into it, oh wait I think I did!  =)  I am having my last piece tonight…all gone!  I did share with Bryan though!  I polished off the last chocolate covered strawberry last night that Emily made, those were yummy!  A great snack for between pieces of cake!  =)

I am amazed that with everyone’s busy schedules that everyone was able to make it, even from Louisville.   Of course Bryan came with me and took the opportunity to go to Keeneland with the boys! 

My belly is growing weekly, Rylan is getting big!  Even Diane noticed that I had gotten bigger in the week since I had seen her.  I don’t know how  my little one is shy though, I swear he kicks me all day and you can see my belly move.  As soon as Diane goes to feel him he stops!  I think it is because I was so active on Sunday.  He tends to move a lot when I am sitting still.

Of course I have been reading all the baby books and such, I came across and interesting  note, Rylan will respond to noise now.  So I went about my week not thinking about it until I dropped a big metal pail into an empty trash can….I think an explosion went off in my belly!  Rylan was not happy with Momma at all!!!!  Oh and did I mention that he has found my ribs!  Payback for scaring him was him hibernating under my ribs for the next 3 hours!  That will teach Mom! 

Now that we are accumulating our baby gear things are starting to sink in.  Everyone keeps asking me if I am anxious to be done with the pregnancy part yet?  I have to say I am actually enjoying being pregnant and it is not just because my belly is very convenient for holding things such as plates and cups.  I like my growing belly, I love feeling Rylan kick and talking to him.  I have to say I am enjoying myself.  Now talk to me again at week 39 and it may be a different story, but for now I love being pregnant. 

Now to the sinking in part.  I am starting to become the incredible list maker and closet cleaner.  I am cleaning random cabinets and drawers, Bryan just watch’s in amusement.  I keep telling my self that I want to get these things done before Rylan comes, this is what they call nesting I believe.  Of course anyone who knows me knows that I am a clean freak to begin with so now it is like clean freak on steroids!  The lists consist of things that I want to do, need to get….etc.  I feel like we have so much more stuff to get before we will be ready for Rylan!  I keep telling myself I have 12 more weeks!

Wow this is a long post.  So Baby Rylan I love you very much!  Thanks again to all the wonderful people in my life who made Sunday’s Shower amazing.  I was so happy Rylan’s Great Gran got to be there too!

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28 Weeks!

How far along? 28 Weeks
Total weight gain: 0

Maternity clothes? Oh Yeah 100% of the time, don’t even thing about trying to fit into something else!  I have a few large T-shirts that I can wear still, but most have come to resemble mid-drifts!
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Love my snoogle pillow!  Thank you Bryan!  I just wish I had more of it! 
Best moment this week: My shower, so fun!  I have an ultrasound Friday too!  Funny moment was I was standing talking to a co-worker who was sitting and he kept staring at my belly, it was moving!

Movement: Lots of it – he kicks…and he found my ribs!  I have learned if I catch him I can block him!  He is definitely bigger, he is everywhere!

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Amost Done!

The nursery is almost done! We have all the pictures up, we just have to hang the valance.  I will be posting more tomorrow.  I am so excited I have my first shower tomorrow!

Rylan

Here is a picture of the animal prints:

Animal Pics

Here is the Whole Room:

Whole Room

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Nursery Update!

We are moving right along with the Nursery.  We put the crib together today, it only took in an hour!  It was actually very easy!  I still have to get my pictures up and put the wooden Rylan above the crib but it is really coming together! 
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Painting is done!

Bryan did a great job painting the nursery!  He has been hard at work for two weekends, first with the bathroom and then with the nursery.  I love the color blue, it is perfect with the bedding!  We got the furniture moved up there, I am going to wait to take pics of the furniture until the crib and chair are assembled, but that should be done in the next few weeks.  We are well on our way to have the nursery done!  I have some print’s I need to frame, they are so cute!  I can’t wait till we get everything hung and the bedding on!
PaintingNursery

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24 Weeks 6 Days

Still Growing!  We are bigger the we were at 21 weeks, every one says I have popped, now they can tell I am preggo.  I am in my maternity wear 100% of the time, with the exception of a few long pre pregnancy shirts and of course sweatshirts.  I am growing every week now!  We are moving the furniture up to the nursery today so I will post more pics later today! 

24 weeks 6 days

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It arrived!!!!

So I have been looking at the 5 ft Giraffe for about 2 months now and after we painted the room I decided it was time to get it!  It arrived today!  I am so excited, it is so cool!  I had such a busy day at work and I walked into our living room and there it was!  So needless to say I know how funny it is that I got so excited about a stuffed animal!  My how life is changing!  It is going to look perfect in the nursery!

Our new camera came in today too, this was the first picture!  It was time for an upgrade, mine was very old.  The new one takes great pictures!  Bryan painted the nursery last weekend, since we have our new camera I will be posting new pics this weekend along with some belly pics!  I have grown!  I am officially in maternity wear!    So for now enjoy the picture of the 5 ft giraffe!  Rylan has no idea what I crazy mom he is in for!

giantgiraffe

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Wow! 23 Weeks!

So I saw this on another blog so I decided to steal it!  I thought it would be fun to look back and see what was going on when!  I will try my best to update these questions every few weeks!

How far along? 23 Weeks
Total weight gain: Down 5 since before pregnancy
Maternity clothes? Yes and No, still have a few pre-pregnancy clothes I wear
Stretch marks? No
Sleep: Love my snoogle pillow!  Thank you Bryan!
Best moment this week: Knowing Rylan’s kick schedule….so cool!  He always kicks at night after dinner when I lay on the couch, Oh and Bryan feeling him for the first time. 
Movement: Lots of it – he kicks a lot especially when I am resting.
Food cravings: Last week was blueberry pancakes…thanks Mom!  Now I want peanut butter swirl ice-cream….I think it was the  girl scout cookies.
Gender: Boy!
Name: Rylan Stuart Kraemer
Labor Signs: No
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Wine or Maker’s at Indigo
Weekly Wisdom: You need your rest!  Oh and my husband is the best for painting!
Milestones: We have all the furniture and bedding!  The bathroom is painted and decorated!

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Boy Bathroom Complete!

So I should have had the foresight to buy stock in Pottery Barn Kid’s before I went into the store.  Mom and I went last weekend to get a mobile that matched the bedding I had already purchased from Pottery Barn Kid’s online.   I wanted to paint and decorate the upstairs bathroom but had not found a shower curtain I like yet.  I wanted it to be for a boy, but also adult enough for the guest bathroom.  So we walk in and of course there is the perfect shower curtain!  It screams boy, but is not to babyish so it is good for the guest bathroom as well.  Needless to say I walked out complete with shower curtain, towels, and floor mat.  Oh and of course the mobile, and a new lamp for the nursery…oooops! 

Next step painting!  Of course I cannot paint in my “delicate” ever growing condition so my wonderful husband has taken on the task of painting the nursery and little did he know also the guest bathroom!  I have to say I married the best man, he didn’t even flinch when I asked if he would mind painting the bathroom.  Of course at the end of the question I did attach the bribe of  “I will cook you whatever dinner you want!”.   So yesterday BK took on the task of painting the bathroom, lucky him it only took one coat, I was shocked.  So I have posted pictures, let me know what you think!  Stay tuned, next weekend we the nursery is getting painted.   I think after March Madness we will be moving all the furniture upstairs as well.   I am so excited! 

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