Or, as my sister Joni called him, "the Chosen One". Hahaaha! We are SO excited and somewhat surprised. Everyone, and I mean almost everyone, predicted a boy for us. So we had the extra ultrasound yesterday at a place called 4D Peek Boutique in Franklin. It was the best experience! I loved it! We had my mom, Jason's mom Lynn, both sisters and all my nieces, except for baby Elye Kate. The ultrasound itself was projected onto the wall, which was huge! It was sooo cool! It was definitely a wonderful first ultrasound experience. I think Jason spotted "the boy" part on baby Corlew before anyone else. He said "what's that sticking up there??" The ultrasound tech said "Looks like you have a boy!" All the little girls started cheering! Grace was dancing around the room..it was so adorable and emotional. It's just a cool feeling to know our family will finally get to experience a baby boy! My sister Jenny asked her youngest, Lyla, who is a lover of all boy toys, if she was going to share her cars and such. She just grinned the biggest grin. I kinda wish now I would have had someone taking pictures..of course I think of this now. Afterward, Jason, mom, Lynn and I went to lunch(mmmm...chimichanga) dropped Jason off at home and us girls went to Kohls and bought some of the cutest little boy newborn onesies and sleepers. Whew...It was a fun day. So here's to you little Easton Daniel Corlew..we love you already.
My mom and three of my nieces, Grace, Reesi and Lyla, came and stayed the weekend at our house. Which is their FAVORITE thing to do, by the way. For some reason they think it's a mini vacation. There is always a couple bubble baths, movies, playing at a cool playground and sleeping in the king size bed with Mimi. I didn't take a whole lot of pictures, but here are a few. Oh, and we went to a consignment sale and mom got me the cutest diaper bag! I love it!! It can go either way, boy or girl, I think!
Jason's mom gave me some of his baby clothes today, including the outfit and hat he came home in. I think since we did the pee test, it kinda confirmed in her mind that it really might be a boy! The clothes are adorable..if this baby is a boy, it would be so cute to put some of these on him for church. She would LOVE that! We are starting the countdown to gender day now...we are so excited. Saturday the 29th at 10 am!
My sister Joni had wanted me to do the "pee in the Drano" gender test last week, but for once in this pregnancy I could only produce a 1/2 teaspoon of pee-pee. So I had seen at Walgreens that the had a test called the Intelligender Test. $29.99! Yeah, I know..expensive. I didn't buy it at first, but it's been bugging me since I didn't get to do Joni's Drano Gender test. I broke down yesterday and bought it. I know it's probably crap, but hey, I was curious. You have to use the first morning pee, so I did it this morning. Jason was already up and got to watch, the test, not me peeing. It's supposed to turn dirty pond water brownish green(the color of the label where it says boy) or some other color, I can't remember, if it's a girl. Well, it turned the boy color almost immediately! Jason grabbed his phone and called his parents...at 6:00 am!!!! I didn't do that, I waited about an hour or so. It's probably not accurate, but it was kinda cool to see that anyway! So next weekend, we will be able to tell if the Intelligender test is trustworthy!
These two pics have nothing to do with this post, but I had to put them up here. It's my beautiful niece Elye Kate. I got to see her last week and took these. She is getting so big and chubby! Love her to pieces!
Jason and I are so excited! We find out what this little toot is in two weeks! August 29th @ 10 am to be exact. We were going to have to wait till September 22nd for my Dr. to do the ultrasound to find out at 20 some weeks, but not anymore! One of my friends who is also pregnant told me about these 3d/4d ultrasound "boutiques" around Nashville that will do ultrasounds earlier to find out gender. I got on the website and sure enough..there is one that said "We can find gender out starting at 15 weeks!!" What?? I'm 15 weeks this week! I was so pumped. So I called and talked to the tech at this one in Franklin. For $75 they will do a regular black/white 2d scan to determine gender and give you a peak at the baby. I asked about having the 4d one done this early and she said that they usually do those starting at 28-30 weeks. She said at this stage the baby can still look "a little alien-ish". Oh. Well, in that case I DON'T need to have the 4d one! I am already worried about how this baby is going to look. I look at mine and Jason's baby pics and get a little freaked out. See, we both had this stage around 5-7 months where our heads were enormous. Jason had this bulging forehead and mine looked like a hot air balloon. SO needless to say, I am afraid I would do this 4d scan and the ultrasound tech would say "well, all we are going to be able to see is this babies head" because it's taking up the whole screen! I know for a fact that I am not the only pregnant woman out there that has worried about their baby being ugly and big-headed, because I Googled it. There are women that feel the exact same way! So, in two weeks hopefully if the baby cooperates, we will know what he or she is..a he or a she! Yay!! (
Here are the most beautiful baby bed and dresser you ever did see! Okay, that's just my opinion. We picked it up Saturday and Jason looked at me and said "umm..who's going to help us get this stuff into the house?" I hadn't thought that quite through yet, which is sooo not me! I am such a planner, but I was to excited about getting it that I didn't plan out the details. My answer was "you and a dolly" I did help a little. It wouldn't have been so bad if our house did have a bagillion stairs and it wasn't 105 degrees out. It was like 93, but if felt like 105. We got it in and it really only took about 30-35 minutes to set up. It is perfect! It has no scratches or anything that you worry about stuff that is shipped having. So I now endorse JcPenney for baby furniture! Thank you sooooooo much to my wonderful mom and dad for getting this for us!! I am so lucky and blessed to have you as my parents. I love you!!!
So I've already gotten some of the essential baby stuff. I know what you're thinking, that I'm only 14 weeks pregnant yada yada yada. Well, I will have you know, that there is nothing wrong with being prepared. My mom and dad have also got us the bedroom furniture, but we haven't picked it up yet. That's our project this weekend. So, the first thing we got was the high chair. Actually, we got two. Jason found them on Craigslist from a lady who had twins. My mother-in-law said if we would pick them up, she would pay for them. So we get one and she gets one for her house. She is just as excited about getting baby stuff as I am. They are really nice high chairs. I would've set it all up for the picture, but I'm afraid I wouldn't know how to get it folded up again. I need the written instructions. Ha. I'll figure it out by the time the baby needs it. The next item that my wonderful mother-in-law( and father-in-law, he reminds me that it was HIS credit card :)got us was the car seat/stroller. I had picked it out when my mom and I went to Babys r us a few weeks back. I love it! I test drove it around the house a bit last night and only ran it into about three door frames. I need to work on the driving a bit..hee hee. The next ordeal will be putting the base in the car..no..I'm not doing that yet. I'm not going to be THAT prepared. But it looked pretty difficult. When we get the baby furniture up I'll post some pics of that! Yay!
This has nothing to do with being pregnant, but I had to post it anyway. This past weekend, me, Jason, his parents, and his sister and brother-in-law, went up to Indiana to my parents to "put up" corn. We had done it last year, minus Deb and Ray(Jason's sis and bro-in-law) and everyone loved the corn so much they wanted to do it again. Well..did we ever. 199 quarts to be exact. 60 dozen. I know what you're thinking, "have you lost your mind?" well, we thought so at first. It felt like it was never going to end. I lost feeling in right hand from cutting it off the cob, then I almost cut my pinkie off, so I quit. I told them I need both hands and all my fingers to change diapers in the near future. The guys tried to sneak away to "play", but I wasn't having any of that. I made a phone call and they were back in 10 minutes w/knives in hand cutting some corn. It was a really fun day though..we laughed a lot, ate some good food(thanks to mom and her pies, and Lynn's banana pudding). It was good to have the families together...:)
This has taken to long for me to post anything again, I know. But it's just doesn't fit into my work/relaxing when I get home schedule. Plus, Windows Vista, on my home computer is a pain in the hoo-ha to upload pics from a camera. So, this is it. The belly. It's probably not supposed to be that big yet, but we had just ate at Hooters so...whatever. There is a baby in all that chub somewhere I promise! But there it is. I have been feeling really good lately, still tired, but other than that, good. Still kinda pimply..but good. I am taking pics of my new stroller/car seat tonight(which I love by the way!) I will get those up as soon as I can.