Tuesday, November 25, 2014

19 weeks...and counting!

Hi Little Landon,

We've made it past 19 weeks- I can't believe it's been that long, and I can only hope the next 21 go just as fast. But considering how excited I am, I doubt that will be the case. Daddy is getting more and more excited too.

We saw you on the ultrasound last Wednesday, and you look just like your Daddy. You definitely have his nose. And you were moving around in there. I hope you're comfy and that you like it in there. Even though it hurts sometimes and you make it tough to sleep, I love having you with me all the time, and feeling your little turns and flutters in there. I can't wait to feel a really big kick, but try not to hurt your mom!
Your sweet profile <3 

You are measuring perfectly, and we went right to Home Depot to get your paint after it is very clear that you are a little boy in there!
Definitely A BOY!!!

 Daddy and Gramma LoLo painted your nursery the most lovely shade of light blue on Wednesday after your ultrasound appointment.
Daddy painting- all smiles! 

Gramma LoLo- the painting pro

This weekend, we made some serious ground on your nursery. Daddy and I (mostly Daddy) set up your crib early on Saturday morning. We went to your future friend Chase's first birthday party, and then Mommy went to Bob Evans for dinner with your Great Gramma (G.G.) and Great Grampy. While we were eating, your dresser and armoire were delivered, except the armoire wouldn't fit up the stairs, so the furniture guy said he'd come back to disassemble it and reassemble it upstairs for you. It was very, very nice of him. Daddy helped him put it all back together too. He loves helping when it comes to anything for you, little guy.
Your crib- puppies galore

Mommy spent Saturday night wiping out all the drawers with disinfectant and polishing up everything to make sure it's all clean and perfect for you. I also put together your little cube bookshelf, and I put some of your toys away. I hope you like your room, mister! We're trying to make it perfect for you.
Your dresser and changing table

Your bookshelf and toys

We've still got to put some finishing touches on it, and hang everything on the walls, but I cannot wait to get it all finished for your over the coming months. More than anything, I can't wait to crack open the door in the middle of the night and see you sleeping in there. I just can't wait for you to get here!

Love you bunches,

Mommy xo

Monday, November 24, 2014

19 Week Bumpdate

19 Week Bump Shot

How far along?  19 weeks - 5 months  - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain:  138 (down 1 lbs from last week and up 13 lbs overall)  
Maternity clothes: In this picture, I'm wearing a pre-maternity sweater dress, but I'm definitely wearing clothes that either were stretchy before, or maternity gear now. Lifesaver for work is pregnancy stockings! Regular ones were too tight on my bump, and the maternity ones are so much roomier and much more comfy! 
Stretch marks? None 
Sleep: Sleep is getting ROUGH!
Best moment this week: Having a shorter work week! So hopefully that will mean MORE SLEEP! I need it!
Miss anything? Coffee and wine, the usual. 
Movement: Yes- I feel the fluttery feelings, and I feel like he must be turning over, I feel like rolling at certain points! No big kicks yet. 
Food cravings:  Red grapes, pineapple, french fries, pizza
Anything making you queasy or sick? Still just seafood. 
Gender: BOY! 
Labour signs: None
Symptoms: Acne, fatigue/exhaustion, heartburn, appetite increase
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy- loving having time off and excited about the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Looking forward to:  Thanksgiving, but mostly to get our Christmas tree and decorate the next day after Christmas! And Landon's furniture is being delivered and set up this weekend. Can't wait to have everything come together! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

18 Week Bumpdate

18 Week Bump Shot

How far along?  18 weeks - FIVE months (time is flying!!) - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain:  139 (3 lbs up from last week and 14 lbs overall- is this too fast??!)  
Maternity clothes: I can still wear regular clothes, but I did start working in a lot of the maternity tops my friend gave me- life saver!
Stretch marks? None 
Sleep: Still loving every second of sleep, though it is getting harder to stay on my side!
Best moment this week: Getting to see him for so long during the anatomy scan- he is SO CUTE! Looks just like his daddy! And pretty sure I'm feeling something moving in there, which is getting so exciting! He especially likes Christmas music, as I've been getting festive early. 
Miss anything? Coffee and wine, as usual. 
Movement: Yes- something is in there! No hard kicks though. 
Food cravings:  Fried chicken, guacamole, fruit
Anything making you queasy or sick? As always seafood. 
Gender: BOY! 
Labour signs: None
Symptoms: Insomnia, abdominal aches & pains,  discharge, backache, heartburn 
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy- loving my little bump that's growing!
Looking forward to:  Decorating Landon's room! 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Seventeen & Snow Pretty!

Hi Little Landon,

You are 17 weeks along in my tummy, and I can feel you move a little bit. Not any big kicks yet, but I'm pretty sure I can feel you changing positions in there, flipping over or turning it feels like. I went to the doctor this week, and she says you are one happy, healthy little one in there. Your heartbeat was between 140-150, and she said mommy is at a good weight. I've gained 11 pounds since I found out about you. I can still wear a lot of my clothes and pants, but I have started to wear some maternity stuff just because it feels more comfortable.

17 week bump shot! O-H!
I have to say, this week I swayed a bit away from super healthy, and had pizza twice this week! It was yummy- I bet you liked it too. As far as cravings, I still want guacamole. Grapes also sound really good. And I still have orange juice and an egg and bacon and cheese breakfast sandwich almost every single morning. I've also been wanting chicken noodle soup a lot. I wonder if you'll like these things once you're out.

This week was also our first snow in Cleveland, and boy, little boy, did it snow! We got about 5 inches last night, and this morning it took Mommy 90 minutes to get to work, which normally takes me about 15-20 minutes. But it is snow pretty outside. I hope you like winters too. I have an office, actually they just moved me to a corner office today, so I get a pretty view of the snow outside. However, Daddy and I did have dinner plans to meet your Auntie Deena and her husband Scott, and Auntie Krista and her husband Mike, but we cancelled because of the weather. We didn't want to take any risks and keep you safe!

Big Sister lays on you in my belly <3 
Mommy also went to check out a furniture store with her friend at work, Stephanie. There's a guy in Ohio City who refinishes old, antique pieces, so he's going to be making your dresser and your armoire. I think I also figured out which crib I want to get for you too, but I'm going to go look at it in the store first. Daddy and I decided that we're going to paint your nursery the weekend of Thanksgiving. We'll have Thanksgiving Thursday, and we go cut down our Christmas tree that Friday, and then we'll probably paint your room that Saturday. I'm so excited!

Love you so much already, little man!

Love you,

Mommy xoxo

Monday, November 10, 2014

17 Week Bumpdate

17 Week Bump Shot

How far along?  17 weeks - 4 months - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain:  136 (1 lbs up from last week and 11 lbs overall- starting to worry if I'm gaining too much too fast!)  
Maternity clothes: I can still wear regular clothes, but I did need to go bra shopping (went from a 34 B to a 34 DD!!! YIKES!!!!) However, my friend Lisa dropped off a bin of her maternity clothes, and my cousin Iny gave me some of her maternity dresses, so I'll definitely need to start rotating in some maternity clothes, which I am excited for! 
Stretch marks? None 
Sleep: I'd seriously sleep all day if I could! It's crazy how tired I am ALL THE TIME. Probably due to NO COFFEE :(
Best moment this week: Went to get my nails done with my best friend, Deena, and then we met up with one of our best friends, Krista to have a hibachi dinner. It was really fun hanging out us three girls, especially since Deena is ready to pop with Carli any day now! 
Miss anything? Coffee and wine...the usual. 
Movement: None
Food cravings:  chicken noodle soup, Chinese food, bacon 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Seafood. Always seafood. 
Labour signs: None
Symptoms: Insomnia, abdominal itchiness, abdominal aches & pains,  discharge, frequent urination, backache, heartburn 
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Moody this week...gaining weight has been a clear sign that life is definitely changing for the Koehler household, and work has been stressful, so I've just not been as upbeat as I have been. 
Looking forward to:  Painting Landon's room! 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sweet 16

Hey Baby Boy,

It your sweet 16 weeks in my tummy! And you sure are sweet to your mommy for the most part. Besides making me tired, I can't complain too much. This was a really hard week at work though, so mommy felt very stressed and cried a little bit, but I don't think I can blame your or the hormones, more the mean people at work.
Sweet 16 weeks!
However, I decided since it was a tough week we  needed some pampering, so on Saturday we got a prenatal massage and got a manicure/pedicure with Auntie Deena, and then we got a hibachi Japanese dinner with Auntie Deena and Auntie Krista met us there. It was so relaxing, and so fun to catch up with the girls.
Auntie Krista & Auntie Deena
Then on Sunday, we had some retail therapy. Mommy hit up the baby clothes clearance racks, and got you an awesome start to your wardrobe. I got you an outfit for when you're first born, a three month outfit, 6 month outfit, 9 month outfit, and 12 month outfit, and some awesome sneakers for you to rock too. I also had to get you some funny bibs, and some hats and sunglasses. Since Daddy loves his accessories, I figure you will too!
Browns sneakers :)  Daddy's jealous- he wants a pair!

Your first outfits!


Little Gentleman- in flannel and loafers!

I can't wait til you're here so I can dress you up and show you off. I love you so much little one! Keep growing big and strong in there.

Love you,

Mommy xoxo

Monday, November 3, 2014

16 Week Bumpdate

16 Week Bump Shot

How far along?  16 weeks - 4 months - 2nd trimester
Total weight gain:  135 (3 lbs up from last week and 10 lbs overall- holy cow!)  
Maternity clothes: None yet but probably getting close!!!
Stretch marks? None 
Sleep: Still can't ever seem to get enough sleep! I'd sleep all day if I could!   
Best moment this week: Visiting Denver and getting to see a new place, especially knowing I had my little buddy with me! 
Miss anything? Coffee this week- everyone was drinking it nonstop at the conference, so it made me really miss it! 
Movement: None
Food cravings:  tacos, fried chicken, bananas, chocolate milk 
Anything making you queasy or sick? Seafood.....
Gender: Baby BOY! 
Labour signs: None
Symptoms: Abdominal itchiness, abdominal aches & pains,  discharge, frequent urination
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy- still reeling from finding out that we're having a baby boy. 
Looking forward to: Starting to look at furniture and figuring out how to decorate the room!