Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Secret Weapons in your diaper bag?

I have always seemed to carry way to much in my purse and now with the future use of a diaper bag I really want to have what I need but not have everything but the kitchen sink! I know I need 6-8 diapers, wipes, diaper rash ointment, changing pad, hand sanitizer, at least 1 change of clothes, a blanket, toys, my wallet, Tylenol (for me), cell phone, and a blanket. My sister has also given me these baggies that smell like baby powder so I can discard stinky diapers in trash cans without feeling guilty for leaving a little deposit. At some point we will add bottles.

So to all the other moms or dads out there, what are you secret weapons you keep in the diaper bag?

This is my diaper bag! I love it and Matt likes it too- a huge plus! It also has clips to hang on the stroller.!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Baby Skill-it: Boy or Girl?

We went to Carters at the Outlets in Lancaster and found one boy and one girl outfit that are super cute. I really looked for a pink outfit for the girl outfit; but I couldn't find one that I liked! How crazy is that?!?! These two are both going to be great for October/November weather. We found a white headband with a blue flower for the girl outfit. Of course receipts are saved and verified the return policy with Carters because we are very sure we are only having one Baby Skill-it this time around :)


So what do you think is Baby Skill-it going to be a boy or girl? Any guesses?

Friday, August 6, 2010

28 wks

We had our 28 wk appt at the OB office yesterday. Baby Skill-it's heart rate was 140 bpm and that was about 15-20 minutes after drinking the glucola for gestational diabetes screening. Baby Skill-it is measuring 29 wks! Fingers crossed for 10/23/2010; but of course we are not holding our breath.
Walked by Baby Skill-it's room and noticed we have two more keepers of the nursery along with the giraffe! :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

We've been in PA for 1 year!!!

On July 31, 2009 we took possession of our home in Elizabethtown, PA. Our moving truck arrived 5-7 days later.

We are so amazed at all that has happened and all the blessings we have received. Everyday has not been easy, but God has provided.

It was so amazing to celebrate our 1 year anniversary with my parents! We had a wonderful time and look forward to them coming back in November when we hope Baby Skill-it is here!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Our trip to Gettysburg!

We started our morning at Gus's Keystone family restaurant. We had a wonderful breakfast!
We drove to Gettysburg without any major issues and arrived on time for our private tour. Joanne was fantastic!

The peace memorial-


Dad was very interested in the cannons.


The view of Little roundtop

27 weeks and still traveling-though I enjoy naps! Mom got to feel Baby Skill-it move and kick many times throughout their visit to PA.




Pennsylvania Monument
2 of my great, great, great (I think that's enough greats) uncles fought at the battle of Gettysburg and survived the battle in the wheat field! We found their names. Matt has 3 letters from these men.


It was a hot day, but we drove around the whole park in our air conditioned vehicle with our own personal guide. We had an amazing time and learned so much!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

You know your hubby really loves you when.....

He buys and ships regular, caffeine free Dr. Pepper!


I have really missed Dr. Pepper, but really didn't want to add the caffeine if I could avoid it. I have avoided diet soda, but I have had a few regular sodas throughout this pregnancy. I did not have any caffeine during the first trimester and have had limited caffeine during the 2nd trimester. I have really missed Dr. Pepper, but don't want the caffeine. I just happened to mention it to Matt on my way to work one day last week.

He informed me that there is no regular, caffeine free Dr. Pepper anywhere near us! Back in Kansas it is easy to find regular caffeine free soda anywhere, but here in PA it is not the case! Matt googled it and found a factory in Dublin, TX that will ship it! I was shocked when he told me he had ordered them. I now have 24 cans to make it until delivery of this little one!