Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Last night Bobby and I made our way to Target to register for gifts. We've been dying to do it since we found out our lil nuggie is a boy. It was so hard to not to register for everything in sight! There are so many cute clothes and gadgets for boys. I got a little emotional when we found a tiny pair of overalls. I have a feeling he will be as cute as his dad :]

Oh, and we have officially decided on a name, but thats a whole other post!

P.S. Baby Stovall is about 6 inches long and about 9 oz! So weird to have a little subway sandwich inside of there!

Today's Playlist:
Someday - The Strokes
Pictures of You - The Cure
Swan Song - Led Zeppelin

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Its a Boy!!!

We had our mid-pregnancy anatomy survey & gender determination ultrasound this morning and found out what I've suspected/hoped for all along... Its a Boy!!!

The ultrasound picture above is a shot of the bottom of our little man's butt. Imagine him sitting on a xerox machine & making a copy. Its the bottom of his thighs spread apart, and his little boy parts dangling in the middle :]

Because this was such an in-depth look at every single part of our baby's anatomy, we got to take pictures home of a few different things we've never seen before. The picture above is our baby's spine & skull. Pretty neat!

My favorite picture of the day (other than our kiddo's little package hehe!) is this perfect view of his foot! 5 toes! So cute <3

So basically, we're over the moon excited & can't wait to really get the nursery decorated & organized & start preparing for our little guy! YAY!!!

Today's playlist:
I Got Mine - The Black Keys
My Tears Dry On Their Own - Amy Winehouse
In My Life - The Beatles

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I love you and I haven't even met you yet

So yesterday afternoon was a pretty special day for me, pregnancy-wise. I felt our little nugget kick for the first time! I was sitting in a conference call and all of a sudden felt a very obvious and unmistakeable thump in the lower left side of my belly.

I wanted to yell to everyone on the phone what had just happened, but figured it was best to put the call on mute and dance around the office and hold my belly instead :] It really was a special moment for me. I'm beginning to love this little peanut more and more everyday and he/she makes their presence more known.

I can't wait to meet you little one!

To celebrate this big milestone, I rented a movie when I got off of work and made myself my favorite dinner: Teriyaki salmon, vegetable potstickers and chili-garlic roasted edamame. YUM! Baby bear was happy too, I could tell.

P.S. I'm 17 weeks along, and our little alien baby is the size of an onion (5 1/2 inches long, and weighs around 6 ounces)

Today's playlist:
Your Touch - The Black Keys
Gone for Good - The Shins
Sea of Love - Cat Power

Monday, September 12, 2011

Filling the nursery

Yesterday Bobby and I went shopping for baby stuff at target with his Aunt. She's so awesome and might even be more excited about this baby than we are haha. We bought a lot of necessities and it really feels like the nursery is coming together. We bought a ton of onesies in various sizes, a few toys, and some grooming supplies.

The dresser is almost completely full, its crazy! I need to look into more sotrage for sure. For being only 4 months along, I feel really organized & prepared. I know you can't prepare for everything, but if I can make this whole process as smooth as possible, I will feel better than just playing it by ear. Having a kid is a huge responsibility and I want to make sure I am setting myself up for a happy experience. A little planning goes a long way!

Today's Playlist:
The World May Never Know - Dr. Dog
Dead Flowers- The Rolling Stones
Meet Me in the City - The Black Keys

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Well...not really. But, I am literally counting the hours until the 20th. Kasier just called me and set up an appointment on that morning to find out the gender of our peanut! I am beyond excited/anxious/nervous to finally find out! Its been torture buying nothing but gender neutral clothes & supplies for this little one. I want to be able to finally decide on dresses or overalls. Flowers or trucks. Sneakers or Mary Janes. Oh, and finally get the nursery going. I had a revalation- I only have 5 more months to pull this off. AHHHH!

Its been so long since I've been around newborns. I mean, my nephews are already pre-teens- talk about feeling old! I have a lot of re-learning and surprises coming my way. Luckily I have a flexible job that will allow me to take up to 4 months of maternity leave, AND Bobby gets 8 weeks of paid family leave. I'm so excited to have 2 months of help, bonding and free time (well, as much as we can manage with a screaming bundle of joy). It will definitely help us figure things out together and help us establish some kind of schedule before I'm left all alone for the last 2 months.

Bobby also signed me up for a magazine subscription to Amberican Baby, which has been surprisingly educational. There was a really interesting article in this month's issue about the various natural reflexes that newborns have, and where they originate from. Its so amazing how intricate and complex they are, even from day one. I can't wait to meet you little one!

Today's Playlist:
Shades - The Devil Makes Three
Howlin' For You - The Black Keys
From - Dr. Dog

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

This is when the fun starts!

Preparing for our nugget and thinking about what life will be like after he/she arrives, and attempting to make life more managable is definitely occupying the majority of our thoughts and conversations these days. Every time we go shopping, we end up buying at least 2 things for the baby. Just a few days ago, we went to Target for for socks and shampoo, and ended up coming home with a sock monkey stuffed animal and a bear shaped camping chair. Eventhough our little one won't be able to fully enjoy either of these things for quite some time, its mostly a bonding experience for Bobby and I.

With his work schedule being so hectic, we don't get a lot of time together, so we try to make every errand, outing, chore and second really count. Its frustrating to try and fit some romance into a grocery run, or schedule a movie date after a 14 hour day, but somehow, we make it work. I know that I will feel like a single parent a lot of the time, but I'm glad that our child will get to have a private, seperate relationship with their father, while I'm at work. Its important to have inside jokes, secret milkshakes before dinner, and quality time with just the two of them. I'm sad that we won't have a ton of time together as a family unit, but I'm glad that they will have time together, away from me.

Growing up in a home without a father figure (or at least a really crappy one), I think the most exciting thing I can give to my baby is the gift of a good, stable father. I am really looking forward to seeing the bond that Bobby and our baby create, and I already love him more for being such a supportive partner to me, and such a kind, hardworking and loving man. I couldn't ask for more.

Today's Playlist:
Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi
Shades - The Devil Makes Three
Is This It - The Strokes