Lilypie First Birthday tickers

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Monday, July 18, 2011

a whole new world

Recently, the hubs and I went to Buy Buy Baby to look at all things baby...well, let me rephrase that, we went looking at bedding and furniture, but discovered so much more.

My experience walking into this store was far from what I expected. For some reason, I thought that we were innocently walking into just another small departmental store, but it was quite the contrary.  When I think about it, I felt much like I did when I first ventured into the IKEA store in Shaumburg, IL...overwhelmed! Lucky for us, we quickly met a sales rep who was quite excited about the baby infused place and wanted to give us the 411 on the store layout, as well as what items we needed to buy and those that were just suggestions.

We started our exploration much like any tourist does at a museum she knows nothing about...just go to the nearest exhibit. And that's exactly what we did.  We didn't go into each compartmentalized area, but we hesitantly glanced and slowly kept walking. Straight ahead was the bedding that we originally set out to see. So, we took most of our time looking at the various cribs and crib bedding. I must say, there is some really adorable stuff out there; although, I was a little unimpressed by the limited bedding for baby girls.

After comparing what we each liked and getting some ideas, we made our way around the other side of the store... This is when the overwhelming feeling really kicked in...STROLLERS. CAR SEATS. SO MANY OF THEM. OH MY! I didn't know where to begin. Since we were both completely clueless and were basing our judgments on aesthetics alone, we just strolled down each aisle, touching the different car seats to see which ones were soft, lol [ as you can see, we've got a lot to learn]!

Overall, it was a very enlightening experience.  I learned a few things about our experience:
  • Mini malls for babies DO exist!
  • I'm grateful for checklists that lay it all out for me.
  • A convertable crib seems like the best thing that was ever invented...such a good idea and a great investment!
  • We are just going to take things one day at a time when determining what and when to get baby stuff!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

first prenatal appointment

We had our first prenatal appointment yesterday and let's just say I was a whirlwind of emotions...I was super excited, but also worried that something may be wrong since I had been cramping on and off.  After doing some online research, the cramps would lead to two possibilities: 1) I had an ectopic pregnancy, which meant the baby was developing in my fallopian tube = not good OR 2) my uterus was contracting and expanding because of the new life it was storing.

I was quite relieved to see that it was #2 and all was well with our baby.  We were able to see the little fetus in my uterus and hear the heart beat! One word...EXCITING! Sean recorded it on his phone, so now we can listen to it whenever we want.  It's fun to have that option since we're still very much in shock and are trying to take in everything that's happened.

Based on my last cycle, the doctor estimated that I was about nine weeks, but based on the size of our little one, it turns out I'm just over seven weeks pregnant! So we have more time to take it all in and enjoy our baby's development along the way.

Here is a picture of our very first meeting with our baby love!

Friday, July 15, 2011

we're having a baby!

If you read my other blog, you probably discovered by now, that the hubs and I are having a baby! We've been married for just over two years [in June] and are now expecting our first child and let me tell you, we could not be more excited!

We're so excited to share the love we have for each other with our baby! So, with all the excitement of finding out we're pregnant, comes all the planning and preparing for our baby love. As the title suggests, this blog is all about discovering this new world and enjoying every minute of it!

Please come along for the ride :)