Now that I'm on my way out of first trimester - which might have even been last week, depending on who you talk to - I'm finding my symptoms are letting up. They aren't gone by any means, but I have more energy, am enjoying some meals, less nausea, etc. That's great news! I'm even noticing my belly is growing! I'll probably end up taking some pictures when it's really noticeable and share them with you all. Right now you might see me and wonder if I just ate a big burrito or if there is actually a baby in there. It's not quite clear at this stage of the game.
Kevin is working hard on painting and prepping the nursery. He is installing the chair railing this weekend and then it's ready to start having the furniture moved in.
I found this finishing touch yesterday that I knew it needed to have because every little girl needs a sparkly mini chandelier in her pink and gray nursery, right?
I also had a friend find this adorable baby blanket for me at Target.com. It was limited edition so I knew I she needed this too. Gray, white, AND snowflakes? Yup!
I've also been having fun putting together a registry. I'm realizing how clueless I am to actually raising a baby. I used to babysit a lot when I was a teen, so I know how to care for a baby very well. But raising a baby with all the appropriate gear and necessities - now that's a whole different story. My mama friends have been awesome in both giving us hand-me-downs and advice! I'm so grateful because I don't have any sisters and my mom is in heaven. What would I do without my friends? I don't even want to know the answer to that! :)
One of you asked about Sammy's name in my comments from the last post. Yes, we have had Samantha Lynn picked out all along. In fact, Kevin and I picked it out way back in 2006. We picked way back then both our boy and girl names. Little did we know how hard it would actually be once we started trying for a baby. And little did I know my mom would die before this name would be given. But it just reaffirms this specific little girl was meant to be our Sammy all along. I wouldn't have wanted any other baby to come to us, because it wouldn't be her. It's just amazing to think we finally get to put a face with the name we've had for eight years.