Tuesday, April 24, 2012

30 Weeks!

And I can hardly believe it!
{excuse the shadow on my backside in this picture - it's okay that it makes my hair look thicker, but I do not appreciate that it does the same for my bum...}

Eden and I are both growing like crazy, and Josh and I are so thankful our little one is healthy and happy snuggled up in her temporary home. We had our 4D ultrasound last week, and it turns out she is actually growing ahead of schedule {a whole WEEK ahead!}. This either means my due date was miscalculated and should be June 25 {I'm not that lucky} or more likely that she's gonna be a very healthy {in my grandmother's words} baby. ;)

I decided to do a highlight post since I haven't done one the entire time I've been pregnant...I really thought I would be a power pregnant blogger, but clearly that has not been the case. So here are our highlights for 30 {or 31... but probably 30} weeks.

Name: Eden Grace Davenport

Baby size: according to all those emails she should be around 3 lbs, but according to our ultrasound she is closer to 3&1/2 lbs. She also measured with long legs... Josh asked me if I needed to tell him something ;)

Momma size: 16 pounds heavier than she was 30 weeks ago. I can't believe I'm typing this and I will not disclose this information ever ever ever again. Let the records state as such.

Development this week: Her brain tissue and eyesight continue to develop, and she's working on filling out and fluffing up before she's born {she already has sweet round cheeks!}

Cravings: Most of my cravings have been salty {nachos, pizza, and so-on} until very recently when my sweet tooth came back with a bang. I discovered these m&m ice cream cookies at work, and now I have one at least twice a week!

Movement: She's a mover and a shaker, especially first thing in the morning and right before I go to sleep. I really had no idea how dramatic her movement would be before I experienced it, but I think it's the one thing I'll miss about pregnancy after she's born.

What I'm Loving: Seeing our baby's face - it's crazy that it's really her!

What I'm Not Loving: Sleeping on my side. I can't wait to go back to sleeping on my stomach where I belong.

Currently feeling: Pretty good! {Aside from the creeping in of classic third trimester symptoms... getting harder to bend over, finger swelling, and missing my jawbone ;)} I am kind of over being pregnant now, but we have so much left to do that I know the rest of the pregnancy will fly by.

Currently planning: The WHOLE nursery. That's right - top to bottom, left to right. We have a crib to assemble and a bed to dress, an ottoman to recover, a rug to find and accessorizing out the wazoo left to do. We have, however, had a garage sale to clean out in preparation for Eden's arrival and gotten a new vehicle{my old car was approximately 3 inches bigger than a go-cart and could not function as a mom-mobile}. Now that those two things are checked off our list(s), the nursery is our only big To Do left.

Most of all we are both incredibly excited and nervous as all get out about holding this baby in our arms. It feels so soon and so far away all at the same time! It's also time to start digging into books about the first few months of life, sleep routines, breastfeeding, etc. Any suggestions???

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Her Name is What?

Eden Grace Davenport :)

I promise I have so so much to update, but we'll start with her name and I'll be back soon with her growth {and mine ;)} and lots more!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

21 Weeks and It's A ...


And let me tell you, she has made an appearance ;)

What a difference seven weeks makes, right?!?

I know! I don't realize how pregnant I really look until I take these pictures. {Which I have to take approximately 87 of, by the way. Turns out I have a true Will Ferrell/Ricky Bobby I don't know what to do with my hands - type syndrome.}

I was going to post a picture of the ultrasound that showed she was a girl, but then I felt wierd about posting her lady parts on the internet, so I just wore pink for the picture instead. Please don't think I'm completely crazy. Just a little bit crazy ;)

All that space is for a baby the size of a carrot or a banana, whichever you prefer. But we're officially over half-way there, and she should hit the 1 pound mark sometime between now and Sunday. That feels monumental. And real.

You're wondering if she has a name {besides Poppyseed, of course}. So is my mom.

She almost does. No, we're not keeping it a secret until she's born. We're just very indecisive. But I come from a long line of serious monogrammers, so it won't be much longer.

I can tell you that if I could get a string of pearls on this baby in the womb, I totally would. I mean I want to teach her to be strong and independent...But I also want her to sparkle. {Inside and out ;)} A couple of days after we found out, I was in the mall getting my first pair of maternity skinny jeans {oxymoron?}, and I realized you have to walk all the way through the baby clothes to get to the maternity section. Those people at GAP are no dummies. My eyes went from ruffle to lace to sequin so fast my head was spinning. I didn't buy anything, though, because I am really sappy and I felt like Josh and I needed to make the first purchase for our daughter {nuts to even type that!} together. I'm sure I'll get over that soon. :)

I'm feeling so much more like a normal person during this part of my pregnancy, and it is a welcomed relief. I want to take advantage of this time and get as much done as possible, so I'll do my best to keep you posted on updates to our home, nursery plans, etc.

Baby changes everything, I hear.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


That's right - the changing of the year for most brought an even bigger change in this household. We have finally officially entered the second trimester!

First, I have to say thank you for all the sweet comments on here, facebook, texts, and emails. It means SO much to us!

Now we have lots to talk about, and I don't think there's any chance I can make it into one cohesive story {pregnancy brain...}, so I'm going to share random thoughts and facts about our journey so far and hope you can decipher. :)


We found out we were pregnant about an hour after our sweet, tiny dog Rosie jumped out of Josh's moving truck across a lane of traffic and got run over but miraculously straddled by a small car. She had one scratch on her from the whole ordeal. That's it. We're fairly certain that she was protected by an angel because the Lord knew how messed up we would be if something happened to ruin that day.

We took 8 pregnancy tests. We wanted to be sure. I will never forget reading the word pregnant.

Josh immediately removed every chemical he could find in our house and took me to Target for all natural everything.

I spent that night on google on my iPad. Baby Davenport was the size of a poppy seed, so poppyseed has been his or her nickname ever since.

I thought pregnancy was a piece of cake for the first 3 weeks after we found out. HOWever, the morning of week 6 day 1, I felt quite differently. Turns out I am not one of those I have felt great the whole time pregnant women. I ended up telling my work a week earlier than I had planned because I threw up on myself in my car on my way to work. I've had better moments ;)

Diet Mtn. Dew misses me, but after having given it up I may not be able to take it back after poppyseed arrives. It will have to deal.

I haven't had consistent cravings except for watermelon and Taco Bell. A better way to describe my feelings about food would be that my normal indecisiveness about meals has been replaced with a need for a specific food at a specific time. Example: canadian bacon and pineapple pizza Thanksgiving night.

I have done my best to walk on the treadmill at least three nights a week. I like to record movies and then only watch them on the treadmill bits at a time to give myself more motivation. FYI it is not easy to use good breathing technique when you are crying your way through Soul Surfer.

Speaking of crying, it will also happen if you decide to speak at one of your best friend's rehearsal dinner. I barely made it through a really cheesy reference to an m&m commercial. {It was relevant in my head...}

I feel like there are so many more things to share {like how much people DON'T tell you about pregnancy... it is NUTS}.

But for now, Josh, poppyseed {now a lemon!}, and I have some eating to do :)

Happy New Year to you all! We are looking forward to an EXCITING 2012!!