Is Baby Rainey a Boy or a Girl?

Monday, January 30, 2012

It's a GIRL!! I am just completely over the moon. I know everyone says they just want a healthy baby & don't care for the gender. However, yes I would have been very happy with a boy as well, I just couldn't imagine myself with anything but a daughter. Brian called it from the beginning & I wanted a girl so I felt like it was a girl, but didn't want to get my hopes up even though EVERYONE knew my hopes soared the moment we found out we were pregnant.

Top left is leg & foot. Top right is hand & arm (looks like we have a thumb sucker on our hands). Bottom left are her lady parts (if you can see where the tiny arrow is pointing). And bottom right is her beautiful profile (looks like she may have an over bite like her momma, good thing mine straightened out on its own with no braces, hopefully hers will do the same)

We have decided on a name after much deliberation & yes one major small dispute. Brian & I were watching How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (before we were even pregnant) & the necklace that Kate Hudson wears at the dinner party scene is the Izadora Diamond & Brian decided that Izadori would be the name of our daughter & not really thinking twice I agreed. Then when it came down to it, he was disapointed that I changed my mind. I just couldn't picture myself calling this growing babe Izadori, it just didn't fit. So we have decided on Kirby Deneen Rainey. We kept it all in the family. Kirby is Brian's mom's maiden name. Deneen is mine & my mom's middle names & Rainey of course turned out to sound absolutely perfect with Kirby. I am in love.

20 Weeks

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week Twenty(Jan. 22nd-28th):

How far along? 20 Weeks
Total weight gain: 33 pounds no gains this week, thank goodness!
Stretch Marks? Same
Sleep: Besides the fact that I am up half the night reading about pregnancy because I am crazy & then waking up to pee at least twice.. 
Maternity Clothes: Yoga pants obsession!  
Best moment this week: Finding out the gender & seeing that everything is going great with baby Rainey at the anatomy scan & that baby is growing right on track.
Miss Anything? I always used to sit with my legs pulled up no matter where I am at & it drives me crazy not being able to do so.    
Food cravings: Still loving sweets & cinnamon obsessed.   
Anything making you queasy or sick? nope
Gender Prediction: girl (gender reveal post is next!!)
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: still coasting
Belly Button in or out? In still.
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: This has been one of the most exciting weeks so far, I am extremely happy!
Looking Forward to: Shopping for baby Rainey now that we know the gender!   

19 Weeks

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week Nineteen(Jan.15th-21st):

How far along? 19 Weeks
Total weight gain: 33 pounds up to 178
Stretch Marks? Still rocking my same tiger stripes they are all still red & not very deep (some are purple).
Sleep: Getting sick of the bathroom breaks twice a night. 
Maternity Clothes: Call me crazy but I have not worn yoga pants up until this point, I found a random pair I didn't even know I had! (I was borrowing Brian's sweats like a crazy person).  
Best moment this week: Feeling baby R's very first kicks!! I haven't started noticing a trend or pattern yet, but I am feeling kicks more than once a day.  
Miss Anything? Not having to worry about whether baby R has kicked or not today! Now that they have started of course it is a little nerve racking when I don't feel it regularly.    
Food cravings: I have been really picky lately & can't get enough sweets.  
Anything making you queasy or sick? nope
Gender Prediction: girl (we find out next week!)
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: zero
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: HAPPY
Looking Forward to: Gender reveal next week!   

18 Weeks

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Week Eighteen(Jan. 8th-14th):  
How far along? 18 Weeks
Total weight gain: 32 pounds (from 145-177)
Stretch Marks? Still rocking my same tiger stripes. 
Sleep: still not sleeping through. 
Maternity Clothes: Still rolling with my current stash
Best moment this week: My Birthday celebration at McCormick & Schmick's!
Miss Anything? The clear winner...a cold one for my Birthday!  
Food cravings: Blueberry muffins
Anything making you queasy or sick? nope
Gender Prediction: girl
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: Still in the clear
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking Forward to: Feeling some kicks!    


18 Weeks 2 Days

17 Weeks

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Week Seventeen(Jan 1st-7th):  
How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain: 32 pounds, I'm stuck on the 2lbs a week train & I can't get the hell off!
Stretch Marks? Sadly I am seeing a little on the outsides of my thighs too. So as of right now I have them on my boobs, inner & outer thighs..BOO they aren't too bad though very small & slight...I can rock it.
Sleep: I have given up on ever sleeping through the night again, since I am well aware this will be ten times worse once sweet baby R gets here.
Maternity Clothes: still rolling with my current stash, I am thinking I wont have to buy anymore until it gets warmer...I don't even want to think about a bathing suit! I totally thought I would be THAT pregnant chick rocking a bikini...but let me save everyone my pregnant ass & cross that off my wish list.
Best moment this week: Meeting our new doctor, match made in heaven I am in love with her. We switched insurance providers & my current doctor did not accept so we switched to the North Austin Medical Center with doctor Allison Anderson.
Miss Anything? Being able to do a workout 100% I am still teaching some women's boxing classes with Brian, but I am just not able to give it my all.
Food cravings: This second trimester cinnamon & blueberry ANYTHING & everything have been my go to.
Anything making you queasy or sick? nope
Gender Prediction: girl
Labor Signs: None
Symptoms: nothing this week, I'll take it 
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy
Looking Forward to: officially finding out the gender very soon!  

This week Brian decided that we should take my measurements for fun & what a blast it was, insert sarcasm here. My pre-pregnancy measurements were 34inX25inX38in & currently 37inX38inX43in apparently my ass got pregnant too...GREAT.

17 Weeks 4 Days

Christmas Festivities & Brian's Birthday

Monday, January 2, 2012

We celebrated Brian's birthday this year by going to dinner with my family at McCormick & Schmick's. Which was so delicious that I have already planned for us to go back.
& I took it upon my pregnant self to steal the first bite of Brian's birthday dessert, & no one would expect any less of me (as you can see by his expression)...I think I have given reason enough as to why I have already gained enough weight to suffice an entire pregnancy.
Afterwards we decided to take a Christmas stroll to check out some Christmas lights nearby & burn off so much needed calories from dinner.
Everyone enjoyed a hot tottie while I drank my hot chocolate virgin...BOO. Hence my brother feeling the need to cheers the camera...that's just how we roll in our family.
Later this week we partook in some more Christmas festivities at my dad's & little baby Rainey made her debut to the Cours.  
Christmas Eve we headed out to Manchaca & celebrated with my mom's side of the family which has been a tradition for as long as I can remember.
Brian met all of my extended family on my mom's side. This is baby Rainey's Great Great Great Aunt Lil who has captured dear Brian's attention. Excuse my ridiculous face.
Christmas Morning we visited my mom's & as you can see everyone enjoyed mimosa's while I lounged around with the dogs.
We exchanged gifts & my mom surprised us with some little pink cowboy boots that are to die for & we haven't even gotten 100% confirmation of gender. I think it is safe to say I am not the only one on team pink.
Then we headed over to my dad's once again for breakfast & Christmas morning fun with my step brother & sister. We are all secretly vampires, hence our crazy eyes.
The best part about having divorced parents is double the gifts celebration. As you can see my new food processor in the bottom corner, for my baby food making adventures.  
& we finished the night with some football & a game of Headbandz BOOM.

Rolling In 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

We decided to keep this NYE rated G & rolled in the New Year with some Scrabble action & a glass of sparkling apple juice at midnight. BOOM. I know, I know we do it big around here. My New Years resolution was to start cooking healthier options seeing that I have taken every excuse to become a fatty throughout the short period of time that I have been pregnant. Brian's was for us to make some more new friends as a couple. We have shared some amazing moments together this year & have created a life right before our eyes & I couldn't be more excited to spend the rest of our lives loving one another & enjoying every moment. The best has yet to come.


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