Thursday, April 28, 2011

23 1/2 weeks

Not too much to update! Which I suppose is a good thing!!!
Aaden is moving tons and tons, and Daddy has had a chance to feel him. :) Both Grandmas have tried, but he is either stubborn or shy. He almost immediately stops when they try.

I having lots of back pain, but consider myself so blessed. 

My baby bump is prominent these days, and people are so sweet. :) A kind lady at the post office decided she wanted to rub  my belly. LOL It was the most ackward thing I believe that has ever happened to me {okay, that is an exaggeration} ... it is amazing the joy people get on there faces when they see a pregnant lady. It ALMOST makes the unwanted pats worth it. LOL

I had big plans of getting a family photo at Easter while Hubs and I were all dress up, but pregnancy brain got the best of me. We didn't get a single photo. BOO! Oh well ... next year I bet we will have a million of Aaden's first Easter!!!

SO, instead a "done up" me, you get fresh out of the shower me. :)

This photo doesn't quite do my belly justice. {LOL}
I feel like it is even bigger in person!!!!

Comment on Easter : "You are sure looking pregnant these days" {LOL}

It would be totally selfish of me to write this post without acknowledging their are people in my life hurting tonight. So know, you are in my prayers. :) {you know who you are}

How far along? 23 1/2 weeks 

Cravings: PICKLES!!!! fried, sweet, spears, gherkin ... emmm, give me them all!!!!
Biggest Moment: feeling the "bumps" in my belly ... maybe his head or head beginning to poke through. You couldn't see anything, just feel it
Movements: lots and lots!!! Daddy can feel them now too! I even lately have been feeling double-kicks like his arms and legs are going at the same time ... unbelievable
What I'm looking forward to: Grandma Holschen going with me and hearing Aaden's heartbeat at my doctors appointment ;) AND finally seeing Aaden's movements on the outside of my belly :)
Baby's Milestones: Your baby is robably quite active by now and you should be able to feel movement or kicks in your belly. Overall baby is now more roportioned from head size to the rest of the body and is looking more and more like a newborn!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Special Delivery

David was off yesterday for his Easter Break.
{I think they call it Spring Holiday, but I will call it what it is :)}

We had to take a ride out to Sunset Hills to buy paper and envelopes from my favorite store, and when we returned we opened the door to the apartment to find a special delivery addressed to:

Our sweet baby Aaden. David and I smiled BIG, and wondered who it was from. David noticed it said from the NFL shop and said "Well, it is either from your Uncles and I'm not going to like what is inside, or it is from my Dad and I'm going to love what is inside ... but if I had to guess it is from the sooner ..."

So we opened up the box to find it was from my uncles!!
Just a little background information ... my Uncles are super duper lifelong die-hard Dallas Cowboy Fans! You all know how much David loves the Packers, well, they equally LOVE their Dallas Cowboys!

David was a little leary to open the package ... he knew what was coming ...

If you can't tell by the picture ... David's face was priceless.
We won't ever admit this to my Uncles {LOL ... even though they read the blog I think. Hi Uncle Bruce and Uncle Jerry} but we laughed and laughed!!!! 

Poor Aaden he is going to be one confused little guy with football.

Between Daddy and Grandpa Watson's love for the Packers ...
My Uncles and their love for the Cowboys ...
and Grandpa Holschen's desire to make him a Rams Fan just to annoy Daddy well ...

Maybe he will just be an artist. :)
Mommy would be okay with that!!!!!!!

Thanks Uncle Bruce and Uncle Jerry. We love you, and even though Aaden will only wear your shirt when he is getting dirty {Daddy's words} we are so super thankful for you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Prezzies for Baby A

Aunt Suzy, Uncle Justin, & soon-to-be baby Kaiya are at it again!
Just look at this darling package we got in the mail from them!!!!

so sweet!

and man was it full of goodies!!!!

that little elephant finger puppet makes me smile!!!!!

Mommy of course LOVES this little onesie!!!!
{I do rock don't I ... wink wink}

and as everyone can image Daddy sure does LOVE this dinosaur footbal MVP pjs.
I don't think Aaden will ever be allowed to take them off! 


Thank you sweet friends!!!
We love our package, and Aaden is so excited to meet you all.

I mean he is already betrothed after all. ;)
He likes the older ladies {even if they are only a few weeks older ... hehe}

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Cup

mmmmm mmmm mmmm!

I love cupcakes.
seriously, seriously, LOVE THEM.
They are always decorated sooo beautifully, there are only a couple of bites so it is always savoring, and there are so many options for toppings and fillings and icings and on and on.

I know, I'm sounding a bit crazy .... but I do ... I LOVE CUPCAKES!


Maryl and I went to The Cup yesterday.


It is the most wonderful and trendy little bakery in Edwardsville about 20-30 minutes from our apartment.

I ordered the double chocolate sprinkle explosion. Darling and Delicious!
{that only happens with cupcakes. hehe j/k}

Maryl ordered the Spring Fling.
a lemon cake with raspberry filling and a raspberry icing.


I hope Aaden and I can have MANY cupcakes dates in the future!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shopping, Painting, and Party

Maryl and I are shopping buddies these days!!! :)

We go all around town and talk about baby bedding or bathroom colors or well everything!! It is oh so much fun to have such a good friend so close!

Friday we had lunch at McAllister's, went to Pier One Imports, Babies R Us, and Target. :) I always avoid Pier One Imports like the plague because every time I get in that store I fall in love with something!!

Well, this time was no different. Just look at these PLATES!!!! I can see us eating dinner on them in our red kitchen!!!! {{SIGH}}

But enough drooling ... I will buy a little here and there, and maybe before Christmas I will own a whole set. ;)

Saturday was spent at the house painting. :)
It is getting so close to moving in I can taste it!

Kitchen Before ...

Kitchen in progress! :)

terrible 70s brick wall before ...

In progress ... :)

hallway is slowly getting painted too!!!
{the red wall on the end was an ooops!}

Everything is really coming along nicely.
I am so darn excited I can't even stand it!!!!!!

Saturday night we celebrated my sweet cousin Lillie's first birthday, and what a doll baby she is!

Miya and Khaleb were there too, and MAN aren't they silly!!!
They got messier then Lillie!!!! ;)

Hard to believe Lillie is one, and in only 2 weeks I will be in my third trimester! 
Aaden will be here literally before we know it! 

We're sooo excited to see him!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Weekend Update

It was a VERY BUSY weekend in Watson World. :)

On Friday night I went with my two Aunts, my Mom, and my friend Maryl to the Double Tree in Collinsville. We ate yummy mexican food and scrapbooked late into the night. Then, the next morning we had a Bob Evans breakfast, and then went to the Collinsville Gateway Center for HOURS of scrapbook shopping. An entire room FULL of every kind of unimaginable scrapbooking tool, pages, and kits. It is overwhelming, and FUN FUN FUN

We all had a GREAT time!!!!

While I was busy shopping, David and Grandpa Holschen were busy painting and putting together furniture in the new house.

a sneak peak at our new bedroom furniture!
Sadly we are changing the lighting in the bedroom so it looks dark, but the walls are painted here too a beautiful gray blue color.

After a day of shopping and painting David and myself, Grandma and Grandpa Holschen, and Grandma and Grandpa Watson all met up at Golden Corral for dinner. YUM!!! Then, we went on a family shopping spree!!!

We all went to Babies R Us and looked at bedroom furniture and clothes.

We LOVE this crib!!! It has a matching dresser and changing table!!!
It is also a lifetime crib so it changes from a crib, to a toddler bed, to a full bed.

and we found this adorable outfit for sweet Aaden!

He can be a NAVY boy in honor of my little sisser! :)

Sunday we had a BIG family lunch with everyone.
Grandpa Holschen cooked RIBS, and they were MM MMM GOOD!

the weather was beautiful!

The house is coming along GREAT! Here are the newest photos. :)

We are blessed beyond words!
Aaden is growing and moving, and we are just so excited!!!! David is definitely anxious to feel his kicks and movements. Hopefully soon!!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Older House Photos

Just a few photos from Moms camera.
They are from a couple weeks back when we were all sanding.