Monday, September 21, 2009

what a weekend!

This past weekend was a crazy one!  Friday night started with a volleyball match at McKinney Boyd.  I got to see a friend I grew up playing with and catch up after the match a little bit.  After that it was off to my house to get ready for the craziness of the weekend!

Saturday morning I headed to temple for my frist shower thrown by my aunt and cousin.  With a car full.....Cayla, Memaw, my mom, and my cousin Marlen, we headed out at about 10:30.  The shower was awesome!!!  The best thing about family showers are the home made things.  I was so blessed to share that time with my family as well as Brian's mom, grandma, aunt, and cousin.  The decorations were some I had never seen before.  Kristy made my cake.......

I told her my chest wasn't that big, but she said she made it "proportional".  She is so talented and the cake tasted great!!!!

I came home with the belly of the cake and I plan to enjoy that a little at a time for the rest of the week.

This was the punch bowl!!! So creative and great decorations.  The punch was a pineapple punch that looked like rubber ducks with them swimming in the bubble bath.

Kristy made me so many receiving blankets and burp cloths.  Berkley is so blessed to have those things made for her that will be unlike anyone elses.  She is already so spoiled!!!  I got my car seat, now I just need to figure out how to use it :).  That thing is heavy even without a baby inside........I need to bump up the arm workouts!  Cayla made me a memory/wish box for Berkley that matches the nursery.  Everyone at the shower wrote a little wish and we put it in there.  I hope to continue that at all the other showers as well as maybe her first few birthdays so that Berkley has that when she gets older to see how much she was loved even before she was born, and read about wishes and hopes for her life!  Marlene made an awesome diaper cake, and Brian and I cut every single ribbon and unrolled the diapers.  Its hard to believe that my baby will be small enough to fit into a new born diaper but yet grow so fast all the way up to a 3! 

Brian and I try to spend a half hour or so in the nursery a night.  I guess thats part of the "nesting" process and we just talk about things or organize drawers, closet space, etc.  Hard to believe she'll be here in less than 11 weeks!

The weekend continued with a great brunch with friends here at my house that I hadn't seen in a LONG time.  It was so fun to reunite with old high school friends, talk about stupid things we did then, and what we are up to now.  My 10 year reunion is in a few weeeks.  I didn't plan to be 20 pounds heavier for that, but hopefully people will see the melon in my stomach!!!!

After  that I went to a friends baby shower.  She too is having a girl and the current moms at the shower shared all kinds of labor stories.  Some scary, some funny.  I wonder what my story will be like!

Lastly, we went to a good friends house for dinner and the cowboy game.  They too are pregnant and due in 3 1/2 weeks!  I spent some time in her nursery helping her get ready (as if I am the expert) and talking about how much life is going to a good way of course, but it will for sure be change.  I'm so glad she is first!!

That was probably way too full of a weekend, but it was a great time with family and friends.  My body told me to slow down today.  I have a busy week ahead at school with the events of homecoming, 2 home volleyball games, starting district, and a tournament in Allen.  I promise to put my feet up as much as possible!!!!! :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

3-D sonogram

Words can't describe how cool that sonogram was today.  I haven't seen her since 20 weeks or so (almost 9 weeks ago) and it was so neat to see her move around.  Her face seemed a little squished at times, but she seemed like she was resting very comfortably and cooperated very well with all the photo opportunities.  The dr thinks she could see dimples, and she has long fingers and toes!  We can't wait for her to get here.  Here are some of my favorite pics!!

I personally think these fingers looks crazy long

Resting peacefully.

Profile of left leg and left arm.  I got a huge kick right after this picture.  She's pretty strong!

Crossing her feet.  Nice and relaxed

Make sure you check out the video of her yawning on facebook.  It was so exciting to see her today!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

No since in catching up

I decided that it was way too hard to try to catch you up since we found out we were pregnant, and instead just start from where we are and not drive myself crazy!  I'm 28 weeks pregnant and I still feel great.  I hear horror stories all the time about crazy pregnancies, but I haven't had any symptoms of that just yet.  I never got sick, didn't have one day of nausea, and haven't really missed a beat from the lifestyle I am used to.  My scheduled due date at the moment is 12/4 and I'm so thankful to be having a little girl. Brian was hesitant at first, but she already has him wrapped around her finger and she isn't even here yet!!!!!  He's done a lot of work in her nursery and has been very involved in this whole process.  I'm lucky to have a husband that has input and style....most of the time more style than myself.  I'll try to give you a picture recap here to help you catch up and back track since march!

14 weeks along.....I promis its in there somewhere!

16 weeks......Brian was in his friend Brent's wedding and we had just found out we were having a girl.  He might not admit it, but he did drip a tear or 2 during the father/daughter dance at the wedding.  That will be him some day! :)

17 weeks.  I was in Miami with my 13 year old club volleyball team for our national tournament.  It was this week when I started feeling little "flutters" inside.  So much fun, yet so overwhelming!

21 weeks.......i think.  Maybe a little further along.  I'm a bad mom and didn't take weekly or regular pictures.  Hopefully i'll be better when she gets here!

23 weeks........My friend Christina (in the middle) is 6 or 7 weeks ahead of me and myself and Erica (other pictured) thew her a shower on 8/9.  They are good friends of ours and i'm glad she is first to deliver so I can learn from her! :)

26 weeks. This was at my college Alumni volleyball match at DBU.  Kim (left) is one week behind me, and Janae (right) is 3 or 4 weeks behind me.  Its so fun to be pregnant with friends.  Man something must have been in the water in march!!! :)

26 weeks.  I've known Karen for a long time.  She too is having a girl, but due October 14th.  Again, so happy my daughter will have friends to play with, just more thrilled that my friends get to go into labor before me so I can learn from them!

The start to our nursery.  Brian has done so much work and we are getting super excited to get more things going in there.  I'm having canvases painted and I am anxious to get them finished so we can put them on the wall and the room will almost be complete!

We decided to change our upstairs bathroom to make it a little more kid friendly.  Brian found this shower curtain online and we ordered it.  He painted without having the curtain and it actually matched!!! Hung the monkey from the rod to give it a little kid "character" and Brian's mom is going to paint monkey pictures.  The empty picture frames there are reserved for pics of Berkley!  We can't wait!!!!

I think that might be all for now.  I'll leave you with the cutest picture of my nephew from last weekend.  He came to my volleyball tournament dressed like a cowboy in his new boots to help cheer on the cowgirls!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

not so good at this

so i'm realizing there is a lot to learn about this.......i'm pretty computer savvy, but this blog thing seems a bit overwhelming.  i will try to catch everyone up to date with what is going on with me here soon.  in the mean time, i need to figure out how to post pictures, set my settings so creeper guy can't see my blog, invite friends to "follow me" and then get started........whew.....i'm going to be busy.  any insight or help from you professional bloggers will be apprecaited!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Starting a Blog

So i've decided to start a blog! I honestly have NO IDEA what I am doing, but i'm assuming i'll figure it out as i go! I figured with a baby on the way in 12 weeks, i'll need a way for people to keep in touch with what is going on in the Synatzske house hold. We'll see how it goes............