Friday, December 27, 2013

Dear Baby Boy... 21 Weeks

Dear Baby Boy,

Christmas was so exciting this year, knowing that you were with us, listening to everything that was going on. We spent the holiday at your grandparent's house and saw so many people who already love you so much! You even got quite a few gifts, including a Marshawn Lynch jersey that will be just perfect for you next season. Be sure to thank Nana for that when you arrive!

You are now the size of a pomegranate (10.5 inches and about 12.7 ounces) and are very busy in there! You're crating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion, and dead cells), which will fill your first diaper after you are born. No offense, but ew.

I'm starting to really suffer from dry, itchy skin, but I bought myself three huge bottles of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion, which will hopefully alleviate some of the discomfort and help avoid any terrible stretch marks. Here's hoping...

I found a great tutorial on how to paint chevon stripes for your nursery, and now I just need to make the time to do it. We're going to go with a gray and white theme with navy accents, and I also found a super duper cute Etsy shop where I'm going to buy you some adorable animal prints in those colors. Your daddy LOVES animals and he's definitely going to pass that onto you, starting with your nursery décor. Unfortunately the crib I wanted to get you is no longer available, so it's back to the drawing board there. Probably not a big deal, since if I buy everything for you from Pottery Barn Kids we're going to go broke and you'll never be able to go to college.

The holidays were relaxing, but also busy and stressful at times. Luckily the only tears I shed were over football games, although it does seem that I'm still pretty emotional these days. Hopefully now we can get back to a more regular schedule.

I think about you all the time and can't imagine how I am going to wait patiently for another 19 weeks until I get to hold you in my arms.

 Merry Christmas, my sweet baby!

Love Always,


  1. I painted a chevron wall in my little girls room and it took me a whole week lol granted I did take many breaks but it was totally worth it !!!

  2. LJ's room is going to be SO cute! Just be sure that you put a nice cot or twin size bed in there for me so that I can come visit.. or when I take on the job as a full time nanny, I will be fine with a room close by. I remember my first Christmas with Miller (I was pregnant), I got gifts for him and it was just SO special knowing that he could hear what was going on and the next year he would be there to participate. You look so great and I'm loving that you are finally looking like a real pregnant beauty!

  3. I can't believe you are past the halfway point! Only 19 weeks left, that will just fly by so fast. What a special time - still so excited for all three of you! :)

  4. You look so cute! Love your bump. I think that your letters are going to be so cute to have for your son some day, such a great idea. Also, I can't wait to see the nursery coming together!!!

  5. Love the nursery ideas and your bump is so cute! Hope you are feeling much better now.

  6. We did grey and white chevron stripes in our baby boy's room! With yellow and teal accent colors! I blogged about it a while ago. We bought a stencil from and it made painting soooo much easier (but it still took fooorrr-evvvaaa!)


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