Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lucy Love~15 Weeks!

As you can see from the title of this post, our little Baby Layman has his/her first official nickname. We started out with just Baby, BL, or Baby Layman but my mom just wasn't happy with calling the baby that for who knows how, while on vacation several weeks ago, my mom woke up with an epiphany...and Lucy came to be! ha!

Nope, we don't know if Baby Layman is a girl and Lucy won't be her name even if we have a little girl...but for now, Baby Layman is affectionately called Lucy. It does make things a tad bit easier actually having a name...I've just made my mom promise that we won't be calling the baby Lucy after he/she has an official name!

Today we're 15 weeks and 5 days...but we'll call just pretend it's the beginning of 15 weeks. With my change day being on a Saturday I just can't get all the other posts done and get a pregnancy update in there, so...I figure I'm doing good just getting it in during the week of! Also, my doctor's appointments will always be on a Wednesday so Thursday just seemed like a good day to do an update!


Total Weight Gain/Loss: No idea...and I'm not about to go buy a scale to keep at our house!

Gender: Still undecided...but we've started planning our gender reveal party for July 27th!

Movement: Nope...not yet!

Sleep: Is still great, but I've definitely been getting up more often to use the bathroom!

What I miss: If you read my post from yesterday, raw cookie dough! And cold sub sandwiches from just about anywhere!

Cravings: I really haven't been craving anything this point I'm really trying to keep my eating habits the same because I know later on they are bound to change and I may be eating like a horse!

Symptoms: Just an expanding waist line, and the fact that dress pants are becoming increasingly uncomfortable. I think that part of my productivity yesterday was possibly due to an increase in my energy level as I enter the second trimester. I'll definitely take it! That lethargic, tired crap from the first trimester is for the birds!

Maternity Clothes: Not quite! I haven't had to officially sideline any of my dress pants or skinny jeans, but I figure it's only a matter of time before those get a Bella Band tossed on to make them work. I'm hoping that several of my loose fitting tops & dresses will last for quite awhile with a nice comfy pair of leggings!

Best Moment this week: Making arrangement's for Lucy's (or I guess maybe Lucas's) gender reveal party! It's going to be so much fun and I can't wait to share in the excitement with all our friends & family!

And I've also decided to add an additional section...all about baby gear! I'm in the process of considering my options for so many different things so I thought I would see if all you moms or soon-to-be moms or ladies with friends who are moms have an opinion on different baby items! There is so much to choose from!

So this week...Baby Strollers...I think we've made our decision but would love your opinion! Did you go with a travel system? Or a snap-n-go unit and then another stroller down the road? Do you love it, like it, or hate it?

And another belly photo just for good measure...

For some reason I think I look way more pregnant in the photo above than in the this photo...and I promise I wasn't sucking in!


Megan said...

You are SO cute...and tan! Lucy Love is such a cute nickname, too. Hopefully he won't mind if he is a boy! Haha!

Courtney said...

You are such a cute pregnant lady! I saw your profile and had to stop by, my husband and I started dating in October 2003 too!

Callie Nicole said...

I'm loving that tiny little baby bump - so cute! We got a travel system, and I like it alot - but I don't have any other kinds of strollers to compare it to.

Bethany said...

We did Graco travel system and it was PERFECT for Averie. We actually ended up using that stroller even with Brady. We still have it and used it just a couple months ago! They are super durable and so convenient for baby in carrier and when baby is big enough to ride without the carrier. Most of my friends did the same, or the same in a different brand, type of system and everyone has loved it. Highly recommend the travel system!

Jennifer Coffer said...

I love the story of how "Lucy" came to be! With Makenna we were deciding between a Graco and a Chicco travel system, but ended up the Graco because it came highly recommended by the child life specialist at Cox. We love it. It is very high quality and durable. When Makenna got bigger we also got a lightweight stroller just to have something a bit less bulky when we didn't need to big system, but I would highly recommend a travel system.

Lindsey said...

Ok you are the CUTEST preggo!! You look fantastic and super tan!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

what a cute preggo...i so need to hit the gym!

Llama said...

You look gorgeous sweetie!!! Can wait to find out if its Lucy or Luca!!!:)

Ria @ Life as a Wife! said...

ADORABLE!! And love the nick name :-)