February 17, 2012

25 Week Update

Where is the time going?  Today I am 25 weeks along and my bump is getting huge!  Last night I was able to see movement from the outside for the first time, and my husband swears that the baby punched him in the face when he kissed my belly.  The look of surprise on his face was priceless.

Since my last update we have started acquiring baby gear at full speed.  We were inspired a couple that we saw in Babies R Us right after my last blog post.  They had TWO shopping carts full of baby stuff and I don't think their final bill was a pretty one.  I would much rather buy things a little at a time to keep the sticker shock down.  We got our stroller from my Grandparents, and ordered the matching infant seat on sale which allowed us to use an Amazon gift card for a large stash of cloth diapers with a travel wet bag, a nursery mobile, Sprout Shell (I will write about this one soon - it is a car seat cover, nursing cover, & shopping cart cover all in one!), muslin swaddle wraps, and to top it all off I cheated and peeked at the registry to find that someone bought my the diaper bag I wanted as well.  Everything is coming together so quickly, and smoothly now.  It finally feels like we are making progress with the bigger ticket baby items.

I even caught up enough on work to take off an afternoon and buy some cute baby outfits.  I know I should wait, but I didn't spend very much and it was so hard to resist.  I am just tickled that the only items on our list that we need over $100 left are the swing, highchair (which in my opinion can wait until after baby is born), newborn cloth diapers, monitor (which I might grab used for cheaper - same goes for the swing) and baby carrier.  That is not as nearly overwhelming as when I started this journey.

We made our announcement to the world on Facebook, and took more bump images in honor of Valentines Day.  Speaking of Valentines Day we had a sweet one, and even got the hear the babies heartbeat at the birthing center.  Our second birthing class was fantastic, and life is good!



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17 comments:

diane grubbs said...

new blog follower :) nice blog http://www.crafts-things.com/

Brooke Becker said...

Thanks for visiting Diane! I just stopped by your blog, great giveaway list :)

Tiffany B said...

congratulations!! i am 27 weeks with my 4th and found your blog from Blog Hop Til You Drop... today's post isn't so much about my pregnancy, but I do post about it frequently. Glad you have found a birthing center you like- makes such a difference!! I linked up with my Foodie blog (http://eatingbarefoot.blogspot.com) since I just started hosting my first link party: Fridays Foodie Blog Hop, but my main blog is http://barefootOCmama.blogspot.com

Savannah Cooper-Hughes said...

Hi! I'm a new follower here from Tots and Me! I love the colors on your blog :) Congrats on the baby! That's a great Valentine's present :) It's so exciting when you start getting all the big things you need. Are you nesting yet?? I was a huge nester! Haha!

http://eightdaysaweekmom.blogspot.com

Shona Wood said...

Hey, I've found your blog through the lovin' the weekend blog hop and am now following. Congratulations on your bump! I'm looking forward to following your posts and hope you check out www.shushkat.blogspot.com and follow if you like it :)

Our Side of the Mountain said...

Congratulations on your sweet little baby! Visiting from Lovin' the Weekend Blog Hop! New follower!

Brooke Becker said...

@Tiffany - I will defnitally check out your blog! This is my first so I am sure I can grab some good advise from you!

@Savannah - I am nesting big time already & shopping like crazy. Once I started getting supplied I couldn't stop. I have a huge addiction to Amazon.

@Shona & @Our Side of the Mountain - Thanks for hopping over! I will visit your blog.

Sharon Martin Beck Valley Books said...

Thanks for popping over to our weekend gathering hops, now following you via gfc and new linky followers, hoping you will follow us back over at http://www.beckvalleybooks.blogspot.com thanks in advance xx

Brooke Becker said...

Already a follower :)

intensev5 said...

Being pregnant is a gift and it is wonderful sharing it with your spouse. Enjoy!!!

Inda Nila said...

Nice blog!! I stumbled over via Mom's Best Nest blog hop. I am a new follower and congratulations on the baby. Blessings!!! www,questofthenocturnalbaker.blogspot.com

Brooke Becker said...

I am enjoying it so much!

I will stop by both of your blogs :)

Theresa said...

Just found your blog through the hop. You have a lot of wonderful information on here! Congrats on your pregnancy :)

New G+ and GFC Follower :)
www.theresasmixednuts.blogspot.com

Theresa

Brooke Becker said...

Thanks for stopping by Theresa! I am already a follower of your blog & am going to have to try your fudge recipe ASAP!

Shauna Nosler said...

That little heart beat is pretty amazing :) Stopping in from the hop today … would love a follow via Google+ and GFC … BTW … I could really use some answers to my post today – if you have the time please stop by and comment  thanks! www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com

Brooke Becker said...

@Shauna - Thanks for stopping over I will check out your blog :)

About JollyJilly said...

congradulations I hope it all goes well. I am a new follower from the blog hop and hope you will have time to come visit me at
www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

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