Monday, August 20, 2012

Over Half Way!

Today I am 22 weeks and feeling great! The best moment up to now is feeling her move! I'm starting to feel lots of movement and every time I feel something I just smile :) There really is no better feeling. I first felt her move on August 2nd, 2012. It was early in the morning and all the sudden I just felt these little movements that felt like nothing I had felt before. In that movement I knew it was her and I just couldn't stop smiling. The next day, August 3rd, David felt her move for the first time. It was so sweet to see his little face light up when he could feel her little movements. Being pregnant is the most amazing experience and I'm enjoying every minute of it with my hubby. We are both so excited to meet her but are soaking up every minute of watching her grow and preparing for her :)

How far along?  22 weeks!
Total weight gain/loss: At my 20 week appointment I had gained 9 pounds
Maternity clothes? Yep
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Sleeping through the night
Best moments: Feeling her move all around, sharing this experience with our family and friends each week, and seeing all the love everyone already has for our little Leah (pics below of the sweet little packages from my sweet grandma and sweet friends) 
Miss Anything? Nope, not that I can think of!
Movement: Yep, lots :)
Food cravings: No food cravings just an increased appetite 
Anything making you queasy or sick: Overeating 
Have you started to show yet: Yep, since about week 16!
Gender: GIRL :) 
Labor Signs: None
Belly Button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? On 
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy!
Looking forward to:  Feeling her movements get stronger! Meeting her! Standing next to my best friend, Jenny, at her wedding! Finding out the gender of Andria's baby! (
My best friend, Andria, is also pregnant (about 6 weeks behind me) and I'm so looking forward to finding out if Leah's BFF will be a boy or a girl! It has been awesome sharing this experience with my best friend and I can't wait to see our children interact together :)

I love how my grandma addressed the package to Little Miss Wood...she is the cutest! :)

The adorable gown on the left was from my sweet friend, Aly! The gown is from the super cute shop SheShe Made (  
The adorable headband on the right was from my best friend, Andria's, mom :)   
Thank you so much sweet friends!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Nursery & Baby Girl's Name!

A sneak peek into our nursery!
Can you spot our baby girl’s name? :)
If you spotted Leah you are right ;)

Leah Kimberly Wood

We have actually had this exact name picked out for years!
We love it :)

I have to give my husband credit for the hard work he put into his little girl's nursery. He spent 2 weekends turning the bottom part of the chair rail into a tufted fabric wall. He took my crazy vision and made it happen! :) A lot of people on Facebook were asking about the wallpaper. The wallpaper is a Candice Olsen design that can be found on her website. It's a textured sand particle wallpaper that shimmers!
  We are having so much fun designing and decorating our baby girl's nursery! We still have a lot more to do but I was too excited to not share our progress! The dresser and changing table will be delivered next week and we are still on the hunt for the perfect chair. We also hand painted a little piggy bank at a local pottery place for the nursery that will be done next week!  We had so much fun making a little something custom and for her and I can't wait to put it on her dresser!
I will post a full blog post once all the finishing touches are done :)

In other news, I'm so excited for a weekend full of celebrating great friends!
Saturday I'm attending a baby shower for a fellow dental school wife and friend, Lacey!
Sunday I'm attending my best friend, Jenny's, bridal shower :)
Can't wait to celebrate these girls!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Gender Reveal Party!

The Sunday after we found out we were having a baby girl, we hosted a Gender Reveal Party for our close family and friends! I got the idea from one of my best friends who had a gender reveal party with her son! I loved the idea and knew I would do the same once becoming pregnant! We had to keep the secret from everyone for two days, which was just torture, but well worth the wait! This was one of the most special days so far in my pregnancy! As if I wasn't excited enough for this day, my grandma flew in from Florida to surprise me and be at the gender reveal party! My grandma and I are extremely close so having her there meant the world to me. Talk about the most wonderful surprise :) The day was so full of love and excitement! We have the most amazing family and friends. Thank you to our family and friends for making this day so special for us :) 

Final Votes
Boy: 17
Girl: 18
 Pregnancy Cravings Table 

 We had cupcakes filled with pink icing and then had all our guests bite into them at the same time to reveal we were having a baby girl :)

We are so incredibly blessed with such an amazing family and friends!

Special thanks to my mother-in-law who helped put the party on!

Gender Reveal Video!
The day we found out the gender of Baby WoodI'm so grateful to have these short videos that perfectly capture our special and intimate moments of being pregnant with our first child. I'm so fortunate to have a creative husband that cherishes memories as much as I do. He is the one behind the magic of all our videos :)
Baby Wood's Gender Reveal!!! from Rachel Wood on Vimeo.