Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Baby Belly

Mr. Brayden Dean is squirming around in my tummy all the time! I hadn't really forgot what it was like, per say, but feeling him inside my tummy is just as amazing as it was the first time. It's such a miracle. I am feeling awesome and couldn't ask for a better pregnancy! I got sick twice a couple of days ago- out of the blue- but other than that, all is wonderful. To be honest with you, I am not looking forward to being huge and pregnant during the summer, only because it is going to be HOT!

I am getting so excited to meet my little guy. Time seems to be flying and that is absolutely wonderful as far as getting closer and closer to having him in my arms.

Michael's best friend Tanner and his wife Natalie are pregnant with a baby girl. She is due a couple weeks before I am. She came by on Monday to get all of Ava's things. I gave her the car seat/stroller combo, the bouncy seat, her swing and a bunch of her clothes, towels, rags, blankets, etc. Of course I held on to some of her special outfits and I still have a huge plastic tub full of her clothes- ones that Natalie's baby couldn't use due to the season's being off. I was a little sad to see all of her things go, but such is life.

Katie gave me quite a few of Mason's clothes for Brayden, so I went through them today and am washing them right now.

My mom and Katie are both insisting on throwing me baby showers. I thought you were only supposed to have one baby shower, so it's making me feel a little selfish, but what can I do?

I have started registering for a few items, but I told my mom to hit up the resale shops first and see what she can find there. My family spent a lot of money purchasing all the big items for Ava as well as throwing my baby shower. I really don't want them doing all that again.

My mother in law bought all of Ava's furniture and my Dad's girlfriend, Kim is giving us her sons old crib for Brayden, so we are set there.

I feel so blessed to have so many generous, loving people in my life and I will forever be grateful.

On another note, Ava has used her potty every morning for 5 days in a row. (today was the first morning that she didn't go in her potty). On the second day, she not only went in her potty in the morning, but also after her nap time. We haven't had a repeat of that yet, but I am so proud of her! Like I said before, I wasn't expecting any progress just yet, so that it wonderful. I am certain that it is going to take a while to get her to use the potty throughout the day, but it's a start!

P.s.- Mike finally gave in on the spelling, so it is offical- BraYden Dean :)


Stacie's Madness said...

you look amazing!
I love his name!

LucieP said...

it's so good to see you and your bump!!!!!

Shauna said...

That's a great name! I'm not even sure if I've said it yet, but CONGRATS chica!! Little boys are SO much fun! :-) It'll be good for Ava to have a little brother. :-) How did Ava take the baby news??

Mrs. Toro said...

Aww, your belly is so cute!! For my best friends baby shower for her second one we called it a "sprinkle" and we "sprinkled" her with essentials...diapers, wipes, blankets, bath stuff...stuff like that...but I think it's fine if you have a full blown had a girl first so you don't have boy stuff!! My best friend already had a boy and was having another boy so she still had lots of clothes...she just needed essentials!